It’s happening. Summer is slowly winding down. When you walk into stores now, you’re greeted by those back-to-school essentials. While, I’m mourning the slow fade of those summer days. I am excited for the kids to start their new school year. Especially with our youngest headed to kindergarten! AH! Seriously can’t believe that time is already here. She couldn’t be more stoked about it. We recently took a trip to Famous Footwear to find some shoes for that first day of school. Avenleigh couldn’t wait to pick out her own style.
I had a proud mom moment when she went straight or the glittery converse sneakers. I’ve done my job here, guys, ha! They are the cutest sneakers too. I love the material. They’re easy to wipe clean.
We had so much fun going up and down the aisles at famous footwear. Picking out shoes for ALL of us, because the deals. WOW. Just talking about their expectations of their first day back to school. Wondering if their bff’s would be in their same class this year. It was such a sweet experience. These are the moments I remember when I think about my childhood. Back to school shopping with my mom was always my favorite. It’ so wild when it comes full circle!
When you do that BTS shopping this year, seriously, make a stop at Famous Footwear. I’m not even close to exaggerating the deals they have going on right now. We walked out with name brand shoes for each one of us and paid half the price! I even asked the girl to repeat our total because I couldn’t believe it. True story. There’s a style for everyone- from NIKE to VANS, they’ve got it!
Happy shoe hunting!
This blog post is sponsored by Famous Footwear. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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We’re officially in back-to-school month around here! I’m not going to pretend I’m all smiles and giggles over this. When summer comes to an end, its always a little gut wrenching having to switch gears into ‘reality’. With that in mind, I always cling onto that silver lining. I love the clean slate of a new school year for the kiddos. I always wonder what their favorite subject will be this time around. What will they’ll excel in? How will they choose to express themselves?
As a family, the arts play a big role in our lives. Both my husband and I grew up in an atmosphere that helped nurture our penchant for music, painting (well, Tim not so much, HA), and so on. We definitely know the importance of that freedom to express ourselves through art. Naturally, we have always encouraged our children to do the same.
I am so excited to be partnering with Minnetonka on their ‘back-to school give back’ campaign (in collaboration with Lindsay Stewart). Both Minnetonka and Lindsay Stewart of Free Range Mama collaborated on a mommy & me hand painted collection that celebrates young imaginations and the people who help nurture them. The neatest thing about this collaboration was not only do we get to see a fun new twist on those beloved moccs but a portion of the proceeds will go towards funding classroom projects in partnership with DonorsChoose.org
This is such a wonderful way to give back to our children and empower them to express themselves! Also, you could always use a fun new pair of Moccasins 🙂
Make sure to check out this absolutely amazing project, join us in making a splash!
Wrapping up (get it? ha) my December giveaways with a very fun gift from The Land of Nod
how would you like a chance to win a teepee to call your own ?!
One of our favorite items from The Land of Nod are their whimsical playhouses, teepee’s, and tents! So much creativity and imagination goes into their products that makes your child feel like they’ve entered a magical place only they know
These teepees are so well made and take less than 10 minutes to assemble! Always a plus! I attempted a DIY teepee for the boys a few years ago and it was just a nightmare. This was such a nice change, and they absolutely love it!
SO, are you in love yet?? Ready to enter this fabulous giveaway? Run over to @terrimchugh on Instagram for entry rules!
Best of luck!! Merry Christmas everyone!!
It was like a mad frenzy when we felt the sunshine through our windows. We knew we had to put our shoes on and go outside– btw, that’s my favorite cure for anything. You’ll hear me say that a lot ‘take it outside’ 😉
That’s just what we did; grabbed our sunnies + our kicks, some bread in our bag and took a stroll down to the lake to feed the ducks!
It’s been a long dragged out winter around these parts and spring has been teasing us with the sporadic warm day, here and there. Naturally we’ve become freaks about sunny days, we will literally drop whatever we’re doing and make the day count …
and today, it totally counted.