Back to School and Weekend Round Up

Are you getting your future scholars ready to go back to school?

I know some of you are sending your kids off to college in a couple of weeks. I remember when we dropped Andrew off at Duke University last year. My advice? Don’t worry; it gets easier. No, I’m lying. It doesn’t. You worry until they are in your house, under your roof. Who am I kidding? But, I’m hoping it’ll be easier for me this year. I did my share of worrying last year.

And I don’t know about you but my kids are still on vacation mode but I am thinking about ways to save money while making sure they have everything they need. They still have a closet full of extra binders, papers, locker accessories, and backpacks. Since we’ve been reusing supplies for years, they are so used to just looking to see what they can reuse. We usually go to Staples after school starts since teachers tell them what they prefer then.

I am also selling some used textbooks – my first time selling textbooks online – so I’ll be busier than usual rest of the month. I’ve bought used books from Amazon before but never sold them. So this should be interesting. I am also looking into renting – yes, renting – textbooks this year. Shipping is free both ways and I don’t have to worry about selling them after the year is over. I know there are many sites that rent books but Campus Book Rental is the one I’m going to use.

Have you started planning for Back-to-School yet?

Here is where I’ve been this week.


Scotch Nails Giveaway – my last giveaway for awhile. I’ve been neglecting reviews for awhile so this was my last one for the season, I think. It ends tonight so if you haven’t entered, you should enter now.

The Perennial Chef

Tomatoes - tomatoes are everywhere right now. Read some interesting facts about tomatoes.
Good Mood Foods – feeling down lately? Eat these foods to perk you up.
Preserve Your Summer Bounty – great tips on how to preserve your summer harvest.

Crafting a Green World

Eco-Friendly Hoop Art – clever ways to use embroidery hoop to make wall art
Scrap Lab Design Contest – great contest to show all your clever upcycled art designs

Green Living Ideas

Ten Ways to Green Back-To-School – a great list of green things you can do to save money on back-to-school

Have a great weekend!

[CC image from wohal]