I'm singing the summertime blues here. I can't seem to keep Natalie busy enough and we are both ready for her to get back into the routine of preschool!
The girls drove me so insane on Saturday that when I passed the wine cooler aisle in Wal-Mart (I know, I know, what was I thinking to take two wild kids to WM on a Saturday...afternoon, no less), I blindly grabbed the first thing I saw. When they went to bed that night, I mellowed out with a Bartles and Jaymes while watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent. I pretended like I was at the beach...with Jeff Goldlbum? This was nice because it gave me some nice beachy vibes without any hangover for Sunday School the next day. That would have been a problem.
So, anyways, it worked out nicely that The CSI Project is hosting a Back to School Challenge this week. Natalie has Preschool Orientation this morning, but she doesn't start back to class officially until next Monday.
So close, yet so far away.
Back to School has clearly been on my mind for a few weeks, as well as the more important topic of Back to School Outfits. Am I the only girl who plans her child's Back to School ensemble weeks in advance?
Natalie's dress is to-die-for cute with little navy and white oxford saddle shoes. But she needed an accessory.
That's where this week's challenge comes in. (I knew I'd eventually get to that part)
I used ribbon, glue, wire, and a metal barrette that I had in my craft supply stash. A quick trip to JoAnn Fabric yielded some cute school-themed buttons, which I layered and used as embellishments.
Not my best work, but it'll do.