OK~ I'm cruising through a department store, do we actually call them that? Well, probably not. Anyway, I am observing TONS of Back To School merchandise, which kind of makes sense. After all, school starts here the end of August. More than one month ago the outdoor patio furniture was on clearance and now difficult to come by. Now that we have warm, sunny weather in Iowa, you can't buy the things that you really need! But, if you need a Christmas tree decoration, there are many to be found~ or a Halloween Costume, you can even find those!
As consumers we need to be a step ahead of the game. Plan ahead, and know that if you need to replace something during the actual season of need~ you will probably need to go online to purchase it, as our local retailers in Iowa are definitely into the Fall season.....Ignore the fact that it's hot outside and if you need to find a swim suit, you are probably out of luck shopping locally! Oh well....you gotta roll with the times! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?