College Girl is here this weekend visiting. That is code for time for her to come home and do laundry. No that is not all she is doing. Actually this is where she seems to decompress the best. And I take that as a very high compliment. Yesterday we started the weekend with a girls luncheon at our local Mexican cafe. College Girl was able to visit with her sister, the pretty KT, and catch up with her Other Mother, JenJo. It was great to have some time that we all could just chat and laugh. Princess Emma dropped in after school to see her sissy. Poppa did the same after work too. But they did not stay for dinner. Poppa has been fighting off a cold.
We also were happy to pass on a couple of items to help College Girl out in her apartment. You know that space is at a minimum when you have to share an apartment with a roommate. And that you have to be careful not to damage the walls and such. So having those lil extras that help out here and there always make College Girl happy. First I had a Zip 'n Hang for her bedroom door. With winter coming up I know she has to have a jacket or sweater ready when she is dashing out. And the back of the door is a great place to have one ready to grab. But putting up a nail is a no-no when you have to pay for any damage done to the walls and doors of an apartment. And the over the door hangers have to have so much space on top for them to fit. But this lil gadget is great with out doing any damage. You just pull out the lil nylon cords, hang them over each door corner and then zip it up to the height you want it to be at. The back of the Zin "n Hang has a protective cover so it will not scratch up the door either. She can put on either the lil hook for a light jacket or the big hook for her back pack and coat. I love that this will help her out and be able to travel with her from home to home too.
And talking about hanging, we also have a boot hanger, from the Boottique, for her closet. College Girl has a pair of beautiful dress boots. I love them. But storing them in the bottom of her closet they flop over and get all damaged. If she keeps them in the box laying flat it takes up so much space and is always getting kicked. Now she is able to hang them right up beside her favorite outfit. This helps keep the top of the boots nice and straight too. What a great idea and space saver. It makes me smile every time I can find a way to make College Girl's life a lil bit easier.
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Well this is a great weekend. College Girl is currently through with the mowing and is digging around in her storage room. I wonder what all she will find in there? So far I have seen a coffee maker come inside and the base to a table. I heard her say she found the books she was looking for too. I guess I should go and look with her. If not it is likely that tons will make it back inside the house. You know how that goes. So thanks for the great visit. I loved hanging with you too. Pop on back in tomorrow and we will see what else is going on. Later!