Mabel's Labels Review

It's hard to believe that school is right around the corner.  One week to be exact!  While summer was fun, it was a little chaotic at times going from summer school, to home, to swimming lessons, back home, and back again to summer school.  The kids seem ready to get back to their friends, and I am ready for some organization.

Mabel's Labels was kind enough to send me a pack of their new Stylish Scholar back to school labels.  I chose the Faux Bois design.  They have a more grown up design, so even I used them for some of our items around the house, like our iPad charger.  Just being able to put a sticker on, rather than write my children's names on everything, makes the process of labeling everything faster and more enjoyable.

They are $42 (with free shipping); and while I know that seems high, they are an excellent quality of labels.  I am a big supporter of Mabel's Labels (I have been getting them for 3 years now), and they really do hold up extremely well.  The labels on their clothes never come off after being washed countless times, but they peel off easily when I need to change the name to a sibling when the clothes get handed down.  (Although I've gotten smart now and just got labels with our last name only!)  I still have labels leftover from previous years even (I have never gone through a whole pack of them in one year).


School is just around the corner!

Wow, I can't believe summer is almost over.  Only a few more days of freedom and sleeping in before the kids start school again (or in Addy's case, for the first time) and I go to work for the first time in almost 9 years!  Eek!  I loved being a stay-at-home mom, and I wouldn't have traded that time for anything.  I am very lucky to have such a supportive husband who was all for letting me stay home when Belle was only 3 months old.

The summer really flew by, especially now that we have a new aquatic center, which is where we spent most of our summer.  It was nice to have a new activity to go to.

I didn't get nearly as much sewing done as I thought I would; and the nights I did sew, I stayed up until midnight most of those nights wanting to finish because I didn't know if I would find the motivation to finish it the next day.  Summer just brings out the laziness in me, I guess!  ;)

Gracie Shirt pattern by Monkeysbug
Pink Dress and Tunic pattern by Lily Bird (she made the cover photo on the listing!)
& Essential Leggings pattern by Stitchwerx
Aviator Pants pattern by Winter Wear Designs
Elisa Halter pattern by Filles a Maman
We went to the movies three or four times this summer, which is a big deal considering we usually only go once a year.  Maleficent was definitely my favorite, which shocked me because I am not a fan of Angelina Jolie at all.  I went in not expecting to like it, and I left loving it!

My brother and nephew also came to visit us for a week this summer.  My nephew is the same age as Casey, so they really hit it off.  It helps that they like most of the same things, like the Avengers and legos.  It was so nice having them here.  :)

We have one last hoorah up at the cabin before summer ends, and then we are back to homework and schedules...and snow, which I know will be here before I know it.