School Shopping


I can’t believe school starts in less than 30 days. Wow!

My parents sent the kids some money to buy school supplies. So, my daughter and I set out to get paper, pencils, glue, binders, protractor, etc.

We went to Target in the mall and we came across their sale display. What a blessing to get key items for $0.25, $0.52 and $0.99.

Next, we went to the shoe store to get her some new shoes. Again, we were blessed to find a pair that was on sale, because every little bit helps. Also, I signed up for their rewards program that offers 10-15% discount.

We took a break to catch the sunset at the coast.


Then, we visited a dollar store near our place where we found other items like composition books.

We still need to purchase backpacks, lunchboxes and clothing, but it feels good to get a lot done ahead of time. So, we’re not scrambling when school starts.

Have you gone school shopping? If so, what tips do you have to share?

Blessings,  Rebecca

Back to School


It’s hard to believe that our kids are back to school next week. Some children in our County are already back. Where did summer go? I can remember our excitement to start summer break.

With school, comes supplies. We have been shopping for clothing, shoes, paper, pens, backpacks, etc. It can be a fun time, but it can also be a stressful time financially.

If you find yourself stressing over school funds, there are agencies that will help your child prepare for the school year. Here are some I’ve found helpful:

Department of Education backpack program

– Church Stuff the Bus program

VCUM backpack program

Lynda’s backpacks project

I pray you and your children have a fantastic school year.

Blessings, Rebecca