Fall is always a busy time for the kids, with the return to classes, extra curricular activities and the influx of birthday invites that seem to start on the first day of school. Before you know it Halloween is upon us and then Christmas, time suddenly takes on warp speed 10 once September hits.
Parents schedules suddenly are no longer their own with the return to chauffeur duties and homework, practices and the plethora of school related commitments that get heaped onto their full time work schedules.
Fall should be as much about the parents as it is about the kids. Kids get all of the latest gadgets and gizmos, cool pencil cases and fresh new notebooks plus shoes, clothes and backpacks- why can’t parents indulge a little too?
I am a bit of a stationary freak so I love the idea of pretty pens and pencils, fresh new notebooks and possibly some fun knock knacks and decor items to spruce up the old home office. I’m fully obsessed with all things white and gold and pineapples right now so I think my office could use a new chair, a throw pillow and some super fun wall art. I’m pretty sure this decorative gold pineapple, peonies in a vase and new pencil holder would make me more productive everyday.
Mornings have never been my favorite but thanks to coffee I’m slowly coming to terms with the idea of returning to a normal wake up time no matter how early it may be. Much like sprucing up the office a pretty new coffee mug could also significantly increase my productivity right from the get go.
This year I also plan to focus on getting the rest that has eluded me for the past 10 years by taking back my bedroom. The boy has often snuck in throughout the night and cuddled up so close that I end up on the floor. The next morning the bed and floor are littered with the stuffies and blankets he’s drug down the hall from his room. With a new upholstered headboard and the chandelier I have been lusting after forever will compliment the comfy and ultra glamorous bedding and chaise lounge that I plan to add to the decor. Now making my room my sanctuary won’t be that easy, I’ll have to turn his into a cool man cave so he won’t want to enter my domain, I’m pretty sure this moustache theme bedding (and all of the right accessories) will get us on the right track.