Happy Friday friends! I hope you have had a great week. Last week, I got a chance to go out of town with some friends for a girl’s weekend. It was just what I needed. The power and benefits of female friendships is so important. Anyway, this week, it has been back to reality and back to school shopping. I am ending summer kicking and screaming. It has gone way too fast as usual. Anyway, today I am sharing some favorites in home, style and family.

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School Homework Station

As I mentioned, we have started to do some back-to-school shopping. I’ve printed out all of the kids’ school supply lists and we started by taking inventory of what we already had at home. This weekend is tax free shopping in Ohio so I might try to grab all of the school supplies. I have never tried shopping during tax free weekends, so I hope it is not too busy at the stores!

One thing I was able to do with some of our leftover supplies and some Dollar Store supplies to create little homework supply bins for each of the kids. Now that the kids are getting older, some of them like to do homework in their room. But, inevitably, they need a ruler or a certain colored pen and then spend time tracking down the supplies.

dollar store homework caddy

I shared some Homework Station Inspiration and tips in Wednesday’s post.

Stitch Fix Kids

Another back-to-school to do we started with week was clothing shopping. It’ll certainly be hot for a while so we do not need fall clothes. But, I wanted to get some fall weather clothing so that when the time comes, I do not have to go shopping. It is nice to have a cute outfit for school pictures and the first day of school.

For the first time, I tried Stitch Fix Kids for my eight year old son. I was pleasantly surprised that we loved everything in the fix.

All of the pieces were mix and match, so the outfits are so versatile. The clothing was soft and comfortable which is really important for my son. We ended up keeping everything in the order because there is a 20% discount for keeping it all.

It was the easiest way to shop and I am happy to be done. It was an effort to get my son to try everything on so I can only imagine how hard it would have been to drag him around to different stores.

If you are new to Stitch Fix, you can get $25 off your first order. (affiliate link)

DIY Plant Shelf Project

This week, my daughter got some disappointing news on something she had been working hard towards. It is never easy to see your kids experience disappointment and sadness especially when they are worked very hard to get there.

We have been working through all the feelings. Even though you know it will work out, it makes for a bumpy transition.

We have been trying to stay busy and work on some fun projects before school starts. Yesterday, we started a DIY Plant Shelf project. We had an extra piece of wood available and so my daughter sanded and stained it. Here is the inspiration we are using for the plant shelf.

Plant Shelf Inspiration

Now, we just need to hang it and get some plants! Originally, we were going to put it over her bed, but now we thinking we will hang it in a different spot closer to a big window. I will share the final results next week hopefully!

Friday Wrap Up

Here’s to another summer weekend! We just have a couple weekends left until school begins. The weather looks perfect so we plan to soak it all in. Have a great weekend!


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  1. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on August 6, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Your son looks adorable- I might have to look into Stick Fix for kids- have a great weekend Jaclyn!

  2. notinjersey on August 6, 2021 at 7:55 am

    I’m sorry about your daughter’s disappointing news! Glad your son liked the stitch fix clothes. I bet my youngest would too, but he wears a uniform for school!

  3. Lauren Becker on August 9, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Sorry about your daughter’s disappointing news!
    That’s great your son loved all the clothes he got. I don’t think I know anyone else who has used Stitch Fix Kids, so I like hearing that it worked out.
    Those little homework station kits are fantastic!!


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