Thursday, August 22, 2019

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)- design addict mom

It’s unbelievable how quickly the Summer flew by and now, we are counting down the weeks until it’s back to school time.
Cheyenne is
not happy about her brothers going back to school at all-that face says it all! Since the back to school routine can be a bit
harsh coming off the unstructured routine of the Summer,
I am usually mindful about finding ways to help the transition back to school a pleasant one for everyone

*This post is sponsored by Wrangler but all opinions are my own.

Here are 6 quick tips to help lessen the stress of back to school and make the transition easier:

Shopping: Clothes

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)During the Summer months, the kiddos tend to grow like weeds so shopping for back to school clothes is a MUST, especially in our household. Zion and Ian’s body type are quite opposites; Zion is slender and tall and Ian has more of an athletic built, so I have to be meticulous when shopping for their clothes. And this is why I’ve been particularly impressed with the Wrangler collection available at Kohls.

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
The adjustable waist is perfect for both boys, but especially Zion who requires a longer length which sometimes
means the waist might be too big. Additionally, Zion
tends to be picky with certain aspects of his clothing because of his sensory issues; he dislikes tags or buttons
touching his skin so I especially
love the pinch protection feature where there is  fabric covering the button of the adjustable waist, so
picky boys like Zion can be comfortable and not worry
about the uncomfortable feel of the button digging into their skin.

The different cuts offer diverse ways of styling and with two very active boys who seem to
always return from school with holes in the
knee of their pants, the reinforced knee on this Wrangler collection is a delightful feature! 


Shopping: School Supplies:

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
Before I shop for school supplies, I usually search around the house to see if I have any extra or left over items
from the prior year’s school
supply shopping list before I go shopping.
You could greatly reduce cost by doing so and when you’re shopping for school supplies for more
than one, it never hurts to try and save when you can. 

Earlier bedtime

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
It’s a great idea to move bedtime back an earlier time a few weeks before school starts. I’ve started to do this
already and the boys are not thrilled but the sooner, they get used to it, the better.


Limit Technology

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
I am usually good about limiting their technology use but nevertheless, during the Summer months their  use of their
IPads usually increase.
To get them back into a back to school frame of mind, they are encouraged to read more and we complete
Math and Reading activities together.


Set up a Homework Center

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)- design addict mom

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
Set a designated area for your child/children to complete homework each day.  They like to use my closet office(pictured above)

6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)- design addict mom


or even in the kitchen at the table while I am making dinner. Make sure to choose a time where you are available in case your child needs your help.

Relax6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
6 Quick Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School (with Wrangler)
It defeats the purpose of having a smooth back to school transition if you’re stressing out about it! xx

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom
How is everyone? I always fail to meet my blogging goals during Summer break but no regrets as I've been soaking up these precious moments of what is left of Summer and Summer break with the kiddos. I know you've probably already seen/peeked inside John Derian's deliciously delightful  Manhattan apartment making its round on the interweb, but I wanted to be sure it showed up here too. It's all so drool-worthy!

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom

A Peek Inside John Derian's Delightful Manhattan Apartment- design addict mom
Am I the only one feeling depressed about Summer coming to an end? Clinging and soaking up these last Summer days as best as I can. xx


images: Architectural Digest and Quintessence blog

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

Plants, plants, plants - I  can't get enough of them!  They not only purify the air but are can also be quite decorative and sculptural. Decorating with plants is another way to accessorize your home and they are relatively inexpensive. You can have a solo big plant or a grouping of smaller plants. Really, how you choose to decorate with plants is up to you and your aesthetic but the possibilities are endless. Cleverly placed plants can hide or at least minimize unsightly room features like pipes, radiators, etc. It is not uncommon to see plants being used to hide an unsightly radiator!

As home accessories, plants can give a fresh look to an interior and summertime is especially perfect for decorating with plants as they are at their perkiest and there is an array of plants available to buy. Which plants you select should depend on where you live, how much time you want to devote to them, and what effect you want to create. I've shared in prior posts-Best Plants for the Bathroom and Best Plants for Sleep in the Bedroom  which can also help as a guide for your plant shopping. Additionally these amazing examples of decorating with plants should provide the ultimate motivation to sprinkle some plants in your home.


21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom
pinterest

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom
pinterest

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

21 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Plants- design addict mom

How are you decorating with plants? xx



* This post contains affiliate links