Thank you so much for joining me again today for the September edition of “OLD NEW BORROWED COOL!” September means the coming of Fall and what some call the happiest of holidays – BACK TO SCHOOL! (Do I hear cheers or cries out there, fellow mamas?!) Since we’re on the subject of “school”, I am forced to make a confession. Okay, there will probably be a couple of confessions by the time we get through here, but let’s start with this one:
My name is Kelly Goree and I collect all scrapbooking papers that are school related!
(Everyone say “Hi, Kelly!”) Yep. True story.
Now notice I said “collect” and not use or “scrapbook with” or anything else that would imply that they were continually moving in and out of my stash. Oh no. I swear I have school-themed papers that are at least five years old (and that’s probably being really conservative)!
So with that said, I now come to confession #2.
My name is Kelly Goree and back-to-school shopping is NOT just for my kids.
I can admit it. Those 25¢ boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons do me in every time. That could possibly also go back to my childhood obsession of coloring and coloring box. But I digress. Wait! Is that confession #3? Anyhow…I love the smell and look of brand new school items. The markers, notebooks, crayons, and yes, even glue sticks are my own personal drug of choice…right next to my McDonald’s diet Coke. I keep my own personal stash of fun new items that I call “the boys’” and pilfer from it at will.
And that’s just where this month’s edition of Old New Borrowed Coolcomes in! Let’s reference back to confession #1 and remind ourselves that while I adore collection school-themed scrapbook papers (and embellishments – I’m equal opportunity after all!) I never seem to use them. And not only don’t I seem to use them, I don’t even seem to find the time to scrapbook “back to school” or school events at all! I mean I still have first day of school photos from several years ago waiting to find a home! What a huge omission considering that’s where my boys spend the bulk of their days, don’t you think? So I decided to remedy all of that for me (and you!) here today!