Flat Shoe Follow up!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

..... just following up from the flat shoes post I did the other day. So I went looking on line to find some shoes just to see what they had out there. Of course, my teenager did not like what I liked, so we just headed out to the mall. Thank Goodness, first stop Macy's. The sales guy was very energetic (almost too energetic for me) and helpful. ***Thanks Graig for all your help***

We found two pairs of shoes! It did not take us too long to find them either!

We also managed to hit her favorite stores and be back in the house by 8:30!! Yesterday was a good day! Funny thing, because of the hurricane Irene, school has not started yet! More time for me! Yay!

Fabulous Find- The Flat Shoe

Friday, August 26, 2011

My teenager (can't believe she's a teenager), needs school shoes. I refuse to allow her to wear sneakers everyday. She would if she could! This is a battle I have chosen to fight, and darnit, I am going to win. So my strategy (painfully) every year is to shop for flats that we can agree on. I usually have to go to about 4 or 5 different stores to get a good pair. We have already been to Sears - definitely a no go. I went online to see what Target had - and AH HA - I found a couple pairs that I am going to run by her.

**side note**
- my Mom says, 'You didn't have a choice, since when do kids have a choice?! I brought home your shoes!'

I said, 'Mom first issue- you and Pop-Pop have been buying the girl whatever she wanted since she was old enough to point to something. Second, I am not going to waste my money bringing her things to wear home because she won't wear it if she doesn't like it, it will sit in her closet until I remember to go through her closet to find stuff! And for some reason, she and I don't like the same styles. I let her pick stuff out, we come to a happy medium, so she will wear it! UGH.'

** ok I'm back**

So I found these:

Wish me luck, we have to agree on something this weekend! Can anybody recommend another store with modest shoes for a 13 year old? Nothing too fancy!
Yours Truly,

Oh My - the school list is LONG....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ok so, I just posted a few days ago how we should remain calm during this back to school season. Well I take that back! LOL. I just realized all the stuff I have to get for my teenager!!! My husband brought up the fact that we will have a teenager for the next 6 years. OMG.

Anyway, this child has grown over the summer like a weed! I pulled out her clothes and she can't fit ANYTHING!!! So, here I am last minute - buying everything!!!

So here goes my list:

Church clothes
5 x 7 index cards
colored pencils
book bag
lunch bag
pencil case
lunch meat

And I have 3 days left. I need another job!!! What is your list looking like?

Back to School

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Well it's that time of year! Back to school can be a treacherous time of year. But, if we plan carefully, look for the sales, and shop before the masses wake up - we can get it done!

I found on Wal-Mart website, I think it would be helpful to many parents!!
Donna Raskin, who is a school teacher gives some tips!
1. Help your kids relax.
2. Don't sweat the school supplies.
3. Learn how your child learns**** (I think this is imperative to successful learning)
4. Don't ignore the 'I don't feel well'.
5. Treat me, but not with treats.
6. Hands off the projects.
7. All grades are not created equally.
8. All of life is Middle School. (Oh! Ok...)
9. Ignore the eye rolling.
10. Manners do matter!
To get the full article please go to :


The article is a great source of information for parents who may be feeling the anxiety of back to school time creeping up on them!

Fabulous Fan Finds!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

I came into work today and instantly lost 2 pounds! The air conditioning system is broken and the thermostats say 83 degree before they all go blank! It is usually freezing in here - so imagine the shock. My brain can barely function because I think it's boiling out of my skull. I get bottled water and it is a temporary fix- I am too hot. At lunch I am heading out to get a desk fan. Found some great ones at Target from $14.99 and up....

Let's hope I don't melt before lunchtime!

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