Can anyone believe that school starts in a month? I am going to be an emotional basket-case when that school bus filled with my brand new Kindergartener pulls away. My neighbor just revealed to me that she followed the bus on the first day of school and then was one of a few equally as neurotic parents who were in the parking lot, tearing up, and taking pictures of their sweet tyke heading off the bus for their first day of elementary school. I mean – this is genius. You better believe I will be doing this – and without any shame. It is what it is, kittens.
And given that it’s school time in one month, so begins my annual obsession with all things paper. As soon as the calendar hits August, I think it’s reasonable to start thinking about Christmas cards. For real – through my sweat and hatred of the heat – I am thinking about my holiday card theme and what pictures I might still need to capture. I received my first Halloween catalog two weeks ago and frankly that annoyed me. But the arrival of August and the reality of Back-to-School and dreams of crisp fall mornings really feed my love for paper products. These paper products help me feign the image of being an organized gal.
So imagine my delight over this week’s deal on Plum District for Erin Condren paper. I had never even heard of these products before (Thank you Plum!) but immediately hopped on her site and started trolling for pieces we all can be sure I had to have. I ended up with the return address mailing labels, which I legitimately needed. God forbid I have to use my delicate hand to actually write my return address. And I also ended up with the birthday stickers, which I arguably didn’t need but seemed like a brilliant way to help a mom realize who the gift is from once her cherub has torn apart all birthday gifts at Nascar speed, and then I justified that I don’t need to worry about wasting money on kid cards anymore. Brilliant, right? And see how I’m thinking of other moms with that one. The question is – where will I place said label – on the outside of the gift bag? Will they see it there? I’ll let you know when the time comes. I lingered over the holiday themed return address labels on her site for a little too long, I will admit. Bottom line – you can get $50 worth of goods for $25 – so you better act fast if you’re as paper obsessed as moi. This is not the last you’ll hear of my paper obsession. Mark my words.
Disclosure: As part of my partnership with Plum District, they gifted me these items. But I wouldn’t be telling you about them if I didn’t genuinely want them.