It's August now.
School starts back up the end of this month.
I have started nesting. Taking inventory of, and organizing the school supplies that I keep in an old secretary.
items left over from previous school years with plenty of life left in 'em.
The secretary is just an old thing we inherited from a friend's Mom who was downsizing, so it didn't cost us a thing.
I have another drawer for clipboards and assorted odds and ends.
Because binders are pretty large, I store them separately in a Rubbermaid bin next to the secretary.
Any piece of storage furniture could be used for this purpose. An old dresser, some shelves and baskets. We keep ours by the front door, but a study or even the dining room would work equally well. If the kids are running low on papers or pencils or what-not during the school year, they know to always check this cabinet first.
Don't forget to vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs! Just click on this brown button with the juggling chick. You can vote every day till like, forever.
In case you didn't know it, I'm like the queen of blog-hoppin' lately. It's kind of like square dancing but without the dated outfits, smelly gym, and elderly caller.
Here's the schedule I keep:
Monday: Homestead Revival's Barn Hop
Tuesday: Heavenly Homemaker's Gratituesday
and Wrinkled Mommy's Tuesday Archive Link-Up
Wednesday: My Life and Kids Finding the Funny
Thursday: A Rural Journal's Rural Thursday Blog Hop
Friday: Deborah Jean's Dandelion House's Farmgirl Friday
Saturday: Camera Critter's Life With Dogs Pet Blogger Hop and Country Momma Cooks Saturday Link-Up
Since today is Tuesday, that means I'm linking my post "BlogHer '12" with Wrinkled Mommy's Tuesday Archive Link-Up, and my post "Btw? She's Back!" with Heavenly Homemaker's Gratituesday
Come join the fun!