This is the outfit I wore this morning to a playdate as it was quite cold and dreary. Now that the sun is shining it seems silly that I even thought about wearing a sweater this morning.
On Friday my husband, son and I went back to school shopping. My son is starting preschool this September. Where did the time go??? It seems like just yesterday he was born. I’ll try and be brave the first day of school and wait until I’m in my car before sobbing uncontrollably. This is a big step for both of us, but I believe that we are ready.
My husband’s aunt was visiting a month ago and slipped a $20 into Aiden’s piggy bank. I thought perfect, we will use it to buy him a new back pack for school. Ever since I mentioned it to my son, that’s all he can talk about. So the day finally came. On Friday, we headed to Staples to get some back to school supplies. My husband and I decided to let my son pick out which ever back pack he wanted. He spotted Lightening McQueen and that was it, he wouldn’t take it off his back all day. He even slept with it. I’m so relieved and excited that he is embracing the “back to school” experience.
This whole back to school shopping triggered a discussion between my husband and I. We were talking about how much he loves the fall and how much I loathe it. I’m a summer girl, love the sun and the heat. My husband loves the leaves falling, the crisp fall mornings and the different colors nature turns into. He describes Fall as the start of new beginnings; the start of new learning and of new potential and possibilities. I know I loved back to school as a kid, not for the back to school part, but for the new school supplies. I loved the smell of the new pencils and paper. Yup I’m a nerd, what can I say?!!! 🙂 Now that my son is starting this process, I’m enjoying experiencing it through his eyes. I love how excited he got over his new back pack and his new indoor shoes.
For the past 4 years, my husband and I have donated school supplies to various charities. This year, while getting my latte at Starbucks, I saw a poster for the Salvation army looking for school supply donations. We want to start teaching my son to give back to those less fortunate. I know that Aiden is far too young to understand, but we feel its never too early to start. Here is the link if you are interested: Salvation Army. If you don’t live in British Columbia check out the web for charities in your city. So in the next month, when you are out shopping with your kids, get an extra pack of pencils, erasers, paper, or makers and donate it or make a donation directly to the Salvation Army. I know that it will make a huge difference to a child and it will make you feel better.
My fashion tip for this blog is simple: get yourself a pair of booties. They are all the rage right now. Every magazine I pick up, I see boots, booties and more booties. I was running errands on Friday and walked past a gorgeous pair of Fergalicious boots. I tried them on for fun and although they were stunning, the heel was much too high for every day wear. The sales lady pointed out these brown motorcycle booties and it was love at first sight. My husband is always saying how much he loves a woman in motorcycle boots, so I figured it was a win-win situation for both of us :). I love them because they have a nice chunky heel, I can wear it every day while running after my son and I can wear it with almost anything in my closet. I think I’m going to love Fall more this year because of these boots. So here you have it, my new love:
Is it wrong to love a pair of shoes??? 🙂
May this blog inspire new beginnings this Fall, a new appreciation for Fall, to give back to someone in need and to spoil yourself with a sexy pair of boots.
Happy Monday Everyone!!!! 🙂