Laura Victores Wyman is a mom balancing a busy schedule and enjoying life in Katy, Texas! Katy Confidential is where she writes about her discoveries around town and the day-to-day of life with her family. Laura has a very supportive husband, Jonathan, a daughter, Carina, who was born in July 2010, and a son, Nathan, who was born in November 2013. In addition to being a wife, mommy, and blogger, Laura is a JD graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. During her small amount of free time, she enjoys reading, writing, sewing, scrapbooking, and cooking.
Summer break has come to an end, and school season is upon us! Carina is starting Kindergarten next week, and we have been busy getting everything ready!
I decided to buy some labels to help with keeping things organized, and chose two brands to try out. Our sweet friend also gave Carina a set of vinyl monogram labels for her birthday, so we are fully stocked!
The first set I chose are from Kidecals. This company advertises that all of their labels are waterproof, laundry safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and BPA free.
Below is a photo of our “mixed set” of “blue bead” style lables. The set includes 24 classic labels (2″ round) and 48 mini labels (1″ round). You can personalize your colors and the information that you want your labels to include. http://kidecals.com/
The second set that I chose are from Name Bubbles. These are from the School Labels Pack, which allows you to choose from several different designs and includes pages of stickers for specific purposes – some are dishwasher safe and some are laundry safe. http://www.namebubbles.com/
Below is a snap of some vinyl monograms made by Simply Monogram It. I am looking forward to using these too! You can check out all the great options here: https://instagram.com/simplymonogramit/
My daughter and I both love gardening and being outside in nature. Despite the heat here in Katy, Texas, we decided to finally make a butterfly garden in our backyard.
This was a labor-intensive project, but the workout was definitely worth the result. I love looking out the window and seeing all the color instead of just dried up grass. Also, several of the plants that we have chosen are specifically meant to attract butterflies!
We bought the limestone, soil, mulch, cone flowers, black eyed susans, and a few other plants that looked nice – all at the Lowe’s on Katy Freeway. Everyone there was very helpful, and they even loaded all those stones into the truck for us. Jonathan was awarded the job of bringing it all to the backyard. (Thanks Hubby!)
We also visited Beyond Paradise Nursery for our lovely purple butterfly bushes and bright multicolor butterfly weed (milk weed). The kids enjoyed some popsicles and saying hello to the resident cats there, while we looked around.
Of all of the dry cleaning companies that I have used over the years, Avalon Dry Cleaners stands out as the best. Not only do the clothes come out looking perfect every time, but their customer service is top-notch too.
In addition to their special promotions and dry cleaning coupons, we have benefitted from their integrity. When Jonathan has left things in his pockets or had a broken button, they took care of it right away, without charge and without complaint.
Everyone there is always ready with a smile and a helping hand – Avalon has a 24-hour drop-off bin, will bring your clothes out to your car when it’s done, and even has a FREE pick-up/delivery service to your home! They will text you when your clothes are ready, have a mobile app to schedule pick up and delivery, and offer same-day service.
There is no place better!
Avalon Dry Cleaners
23010 Seven Meadows Parkway
Suite D — Katy, TX 77494
Monday-Friday – 7 AM – 7 PM
Saturday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Sunday – Closed
We attended this event in April, and Carina had a great time. We are excited to check out the new vendors and see some favorites, like Gym Station, Caroline Iris Photography, and more!
This event is designed to promote small at-home businesses in the Katy area. There will be over 65 booths set up inside and outside the Firethorne Community Clubhouse. From refurbished furniture, jewelry, and clothing…to photography, local art, and cake decorating, there will be something for everyone at this fun event!
See you there!
THIS Saturday, October 4th
Firethorne Community Clubhouse
28800 South Firethorne Road, Katy, TX