All posts tagged: LL Bean

In My Brain Today: Back-to-School Shopping

By Leslie Lindsay The back-to-school season is upon us.  I’m a bit excited about this–not just because my kids are going back to school, thus freeing up some of my time–but because I just adore school clothes and school supplies.  Yesterday, the Pottery Barn Kids package arrived.  I knew what was inside:  a brown owl print backpack and matching lunch box for my soon-to-be full-day Kindgergartner.  She picked it out after weeks of surveying the catalogs that filled our mailbox…Lands End Kids, L.L. Bean, Hannah Andersson, and of course PBK.  We would rip out the pages of the packs she liked best and toss the rest of the catalog.  But when PBK came in, she fell in love with the brown owls.  I ordered…and the delivery man cometh.  http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/mackenzie-backpacks-chocolate-owl/?pkey=e%7Cbrown%2Bowls%7C126%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C24&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules– (Please don’t make us out to be snobs. I know how this sounds.  But, here’s the deal:  I would rather spend a bit more $$ on a pack that will last several years and is sort of classic in style than one that has bling and the …

New Year, New You: Getting Organized

By Leslie Lindsay Most folks hate the calm after the storm….they hate the quietness, the gray dreary days of January.  I, for one happen to like it.  And here’s why:  it’s a great time to get organized.  Plus, it’s sort of fun to “play” with your new things (or your kids’ new things). So, here are a few ideas to get you going: Clear out all of your files.  It’s great way to feel a bit lighter—hey, you may still have 10 lbs of Christmas cookies to burn off, but getting out from all of that paperwork is sure to make you feel a little lighter (not only that, but it helps prepare for tax season, which is right around the corner). While you’re at it, go ahead and clear out your wardrobe.  You know, those dorky sweaters you were hanging on to for the annual “ugly sweater contest,” well…it’s over, go ahead and toss ’em.  Be honest about your size…if you haven’t wore it in a season or two thinking you’ll lose weight, drop it …