We have all been aware that Back to School is coming!! Well, for some it is here! Running across your social media timelines, TV, radio, newspapers you have watched Back to School sales and suggestions for the last 2 months and if you are like me, I just didn’t want to hear anything about school. I needed a break. So, now we are in the thick of it, can you say you are ready?
This year, I decided this is how I’m rolling:
- Recycle last years supplies. Some of the notebooks they barely used and some of their folders are in great condition. Fewer items I have to purchase, whoo!!
- They definitely need new book bags because those take a beating every year, but what they don’t need is lunch boxes! I purchased from Lands End last year and I must say, the quality was great and they can withstand another year.
- Now that my kids are getting older, I will be purchasing the essential supplies to get them through the first week of school. Why? I am waiting for the REAL list to come home from each teacher. Every year, there is always something additional that needs to be purchased so I’m waiting….(in limbo).
What do you think? Am I onto something? What have you learned over the years? Are you in limbo like me or do you say FORGET IT and purchase everything new every year?
Here’s to an awesome School Year, Parents! – Cute Beltz
It’s amazing the spark Misty Copeland gives off, she had the social media world all a buzz last night. Yo-Yo Ma and Misty Copeland gave a mesmerizing performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Thanks to Misty and Yo-Yo trending on Twitter I was able to catch the performance. 🙂 Checkout the full performance.
Growing up my mother, sister and I were true moviegoers. Every Saturday, we were at the movies and to this day I watch a lot of movies, but not at the theaters as much. Well, I go to the movies, but it’s generally to watch a kids flick. You know how it goes, you have kids and things change. Thankfully, there is the Library(my #1 source), pay per view, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and so many other outlets that make movies available quickly.
One of my favorite movies is “The Bridges of Madison County.” A true love story and one that truly reveals why some of us live and sacrifice for others. The characters Francesca, played by Meryl Streep and Robert, played by Clint Eastwood are soul mates that have found one another. As the movie progresses, you are brought into Francesca’s struggle of whether she should stay or go. She stays. Often it’s not that we don’t deserve to be happy we choose to love the one we are with, especially when children are apart of the equation. My favorite line from the movie is, “this kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime…” Ohhh, just makes me melt. At the end of the movie, they have both passed away and I love that Francescas’ last request was for her ashes to be spread into the water by the bridge where Robert & her met. I choose to believe they found their way back to one another and spent eternity together. 🙂 Beautiful ending.
I have many more movies I love like, The Notebook, Up(yes, kids movie, but I love a good love story), Overboard, Seems Like Old Times, The Outsiders, and so many more….
Ok, so you know my favorite(s), let’s hear what movie you love and why?
Beautiful #DIY flower arrangements –> Spring Flower Arrangements.
For all the Sesame Street fans, there is a great exhibit in NYC. Have fun! – http://www.cutebeltz.com.