It’s been crazy around here! Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s been excessively insane around here! Yep, that’s better. Those of you who read me regularly know that we’re getting ready to make a crazy big move – all the way across the country.
And of course we’re doing it right before the start of school, so along with coordinating all the minute details that go into such a move, there’s Back to School shopping to take care of, since we’ll literally be arriving at our destination right before school starts out there.
I’ve been juggling lots of balls and spinning lots of plates in the air, and so far I haven’t dropped any (that I know of). Like most moms, and especially during the hectic Back to School shopping, I never make myself a priority – if I have the money to spend, I’m always buying shoes and clothes for both kids, and if I’m lucky enough to have any left over, then I’ll think about getting something for myself.
Thanks to Mom Central, Famous Footwear and Reebok, I had the opportunity to finally think of myself, and buy a new pair of Reebok’s just for me. I have 3 pairs of tennis shoes (one of which are Reebok) but they’re old and worn out and my feet hurt when I do extensive walking and/or working out, making me less apt to get up and move.
This mama was very happy to be able to do some ‘Back to School’ shopping for herself! Reebok knows that moms do lots of running around when it comes to back to school, so they invited a bunch of us to head to our local Famous Footwear to treat ourselves to a pair new Reebok tennis shoes.
Since I’ve been up to my eyeballs with purging and packing for our move (and still have So. Much. To. Do!!) I decided to make sure I treated myself and shopped Famous Footwear online. Not only do they have a great selection in store and online, but they were having a ‘Buy One Get One 50%’ sale – score!
At first I was going to split the selection between me and Princess Nagger – two for her, and two for me. You know, because each of the second pair would be half off. But then I decided this was all about ME, so I got three pairs of new shoes for me and one for her. It’s only fair, right?
First order of business, find a pair of Reebok’s that I know I’ll love – it was super easy:
Aren’t those cute? Ginger had to do his own inspection while I was taking pictures:
It’s been so long since I’ve purchased a new pair of Reebok’s, I’d forgotten how comfortable they are right out of the box. These are not only cute and stylish, but they’re super lightweight, too – I’ve had shoes in the past that feel heavy and clunky – these are like walking on clouds! I’m looking forward to wearing them when I’m driving 3,257 miles when we head out next week. That way maybe my lead foot won’t be so heavy. Ahem.
With the awesome sale going on, I was able to buy myself an additional two pairs of shoes, plus I was nice and bought a pair of cute leather boots for Princess Nagger for school. I loved seeing how much I saved overall when I finished the checkout process online:
I love shopping Famous Footwear because they not only have quality name-brand shoes for less, but they’re always having some sort of sale going on. That certainly helps with my budget!
When is the last time you made yourself a priority and bought something for yourself?
Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As usual, all opinions are my own and not influenced by outside sources. See my disclosure policy here.