Today is the last day of school.
I’ve looked forward to this day for weeks and now as I finish this post at 5:30am I’m not sure I’m ready. But then, what does it mean to be ready–my children, whom I love more than anything are going to be around more. What’s not to love about that, right?
If the darn computer guy would come today (been waiting for him for three days now) I could make the move to my upstairs space and begin to adjust my routines and put into place some new plans for productivity. At least I could be ready to make this move when we get back–I’m taking Trey, Taft and Addie on a road trip to Utah in the morning! I’m driving our friend Kelby to EFY (incredibly cool, week-long camp for teens) at BYU. We had plans to take our friend Brittany too, but she has been sick with a Mono-like (chronic fatigue?) virus for over 9 weeks now and it’s breaking my heart that she can’t go. Anyway, Kelby will help me drive and I’m SO looking forward to hanging out and relaxing with Darci and her family (and seeing Cougar and Theron’s families too!)
All this brings me to my Friday FIVE for today.
A rather random, bit still related collection of things for the first day of summer break …
Since this is what I’m doing today (packing our bags), Here’s the NEW Pack Your Bags collection from Little Yellow Bicycle. There are so many great lines and collections of coordinated products, but (for me) LYB really nails the concept of bringing together papers, letters, stickers, accents, ribbon, chipboard pieces — it’s all there and it’s impressive. THREE students in Baker’s Dozen will be receiving elements from this collection and they are LUCKY!
Pictured here (obviously) is just a small portion of what is available. I’m partial (as always) to the envelope mini-book kit.
This line is so new, it’s not yet available at Scrapbook.com, but here’s a link to the Traveler line (also very fun!)
Can you believe it?
TOMS in my most favorite color (picture me screaming now Waaaaaa!!) I’ve been mulling over options for weeks, trying to decide which new style I like best and finally yesterday …
I saw these. If you use the coupon code WORLDCUP you can save $5.00 off your order (through July 18th.) If you’ve not heard of TOMS shoes, you need to know that when you purchase any pair of shoes, you also purchase a pair for a child in need in a developing country. This is just so COOL.
It’s been a while since I’ve purchased or talked about Little Missmatched Socks. But I have to tell you about two new styles that I’m getting to spruce up my very colorful sock drawer for summer. How about these new Textured Stripes!
Or, these see-thru ones, the Neon Jelly Anklets What will they come up with next?
I received a really sweet postcard from Lily several weeks ago. She read this post and thought I could use some encouragement, so she sent the most colorful collection of Pilot Latte pens and other fun things from jetpens.com
These pens are SO fun to write with, that I’m wondering why I’ve been limiting myself to black for so long. These now sit in their own little mug on my desk and I’ve started making my daily lists in bright happy colors!
FYI: Jetpens.com has an entire scrapbooking section that is well worth browsing.
And, finally … these. They are called Eco Stars, star-shaped crayons
and I ordered a box for Addie to use in the car. I ordered two additional boxes to have on hand for birthday parties. I hate how traditional crayons get lodged inbetween seats and other hard-to-reach places (on road trips) and I LOVE how these are easy for little hands to grip. They are made with crayons collected by the National Crayon Recycle Program.
Love their tag-line: Play clean and stay GREEN!
And, there you go.
We’re off early in the morning.
Hopefully, I’ll post some of our adventures along the way!