With school days coming closer it seems we all have our kiddos supply lists in mind. And I do too.
However, I think it's important that us Momma's have some supplies of our own.
Afterall, we're the ones who have the keep this ship running smoothly.
One of the biggest things I'm thankful for is that my husband gets this too. He always gets me the best "supplies". When I have my heart set on something he gives me a little smile and says something like "well you might need this for your school year." And just like that, here I am at the threshold of the newest schooling adventure and I have amassed the coolest supplies.
I thought you would like to know what's been on my supply list that I got. And I don't think I got any of them at Walmart. ;)
Paula Deen Coffee Mug
I love a good cup of coffee. One with stevia and a splash of heavy cream. I am a Trim Healhy Mama and I love savoring that cup of coffee in the morning. Nick bought me this cup from the Paula Deen store in Pigeon Forge and I am so smitten with it.
I love the two little chicks with their Momma. It's just like me with my kiddos. And who on earth could ever resist a mug that says "rise n' shine y'all". It is reminiscent of my sweet grandma Wannie wakin' up with biscuits and grits in the morning.
That being said I can't find this cup to save my life online to give you a link. But do yourself a favor and get yourself a cute coffee mug. One that you don't mind looking at every day and makes you feel a little bit happy to be awake ;)
Okay so these are from Lands' End and they've been around for a while. I've been hesistant to jump on the starfish pants wagon so here I am a starfish virgin. One night about dark o'thirty, Nick was away on business and I was bored and shopping. I found an amazing deal on these pants (I think they were running a 40% off sale???) and I was intrigued. Upon googling reviews of them I found blog after blog from fellow SAHM's just swearing up and down about how awesome these pants are. How they are life changing. How life will never be right if you don't have these pants.
So Nick got me some. I now have a black pair and a navy pair. I've tried them on but they are heavy so in this heat and humidity I am not wearing them regularly but on the plus side of that I can tell they are going to keep me warm in the freezing winter months.
The things I have not tried out yet are the facts that you can wear them with a nicer top and have them look like dress pants while still feeling like you're in sweats (score!) and you can wear them around without them getting all stretched out and baggy (yahoo!). So we will see but so far I am loving them.
Also in case you don't buy a lot from Lands End, let me tell you, I LOVE their clothes. They are guaranteed for life so if something goes horribly wrong they make it right. I love and stand by companies who do the same with their products.
Zulily had these amazing dresses on sale. I picked up three or four of them. They are cotton and so cute and unique. Dresses are perfect for mornings when I just need to throw something on and go. Pair them with a cute pair of flats and I am ready to go!
I love dresses and I've loved Jelly the Pug for Emma so women's Jelly the Pug dresses are perfect for me.
So I know I mentioned that I have a new coffee mug but I also have to give props to my tervis cup. It is super great for hot and cold drinks. It doesn't sweat all over my desk and it keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.
Plus Nick bought this one for me after the kids picked out and I just adore things that they get for me. Who wouldn't want to be called the best mom?
Tervis also has a lifetime warranty which I love. And there are a bajilllion different designs to chose from. LOVE!
Here in Indiana it can get really hot and then in the winter it can get bitterly cold with lots and lots of snow. During those cold months my hands always tend to rebel by cracking and drying out.
I like to sit at my desk and relish the time that I have to rub a luxurious lotion onto my hands.
I don't like a lot of florally or overpowering smells so I really love the Avocado scent of this Crabtree & Evelyn hand lotion.
I also feel very fancy having something decadent for myself sitting on my desk. It makes me feel special.
I like feeling special, ya know?
So that's my list of my school supplies. I think they will make me feel more special this upcoming school year.
Let's be honest: us homeschooling Momma's (or any Momma for that matter!) have a huge amount of work to do. It's nice to treat ourselves (or have someone else treat us...even better!) with some basic items that will make life easier and make our daily lives feel a bit more special.
Of course these are only some suggestions of Momma back to school supplies. I'm sure y'all have your own lists and I'd love to know what's on yours!
Comment below with your own Momma' school supply list!