Didn’t it seem like just yesterday when the final bell rang out?
Time flies when you’re not in school. I’m pretty certain that the special kid(s) in your life would agree! To soften the blow that our summer days are limited, I’m sharing a few of my favorite local spots to score some sweet new supplies, gear and goodies that will motivate even the most resistant student to sharpen their pencils. And, remember while we’re all looking for deals on notebooks, crayons, laptops and more … When you make a purchase with a local business that sources its services or products at the local level and is owned by local owners, The American Independent Business Alliance shares how something significant happens with your money when you don’t spend with international corporations or national chain stores.
The Paper Place (2136 Bandywood Drive) – Whether you need a snazzy new daily planner, crisp journal or fresh notepads, this is wonderful spot in Green Hills will ensure that you find beautiful things to keep your pen motivated. TIP: I just can’t get enough of their Rifle Paper Co. selection!)
Arcade Nashville (2106-b Acklen Avenue) – The wee ones that are heading to preschool or kindergarten will look adorable as they head into class when you stock up on the stylish and unique clothing from this heavenly Hillsboro Village shop. TIP: The little mustard-hued Cloud Sweater and Multi Stripes Rainbow Dress will keep their spirits up.
Project 615 (1404 51st Avenue North) – “Spread love, it’s the Nashville way. ” You can this slogan on t-shirts, sweatshirts, tanks along with other Nashville pride wearables at the new Nations outpost for this philanthropic t-shirt & apparel company. Trust me, from the school bus to the dorm room, your pack will appreciate the fun and comfy merchandise from here. TIP: Since 2010, Project 615 has donated more than $55,000 to area nonprofits. The more you buy, the more you help this initiative.
Turnip Truck (321 12th Avenue South or 701 Woodland Street) – It’s no secret that feeding young minds nutritious and delicious foods is necessary to ensure proper development of both their minds and bodies. Upgrade your student’s lunchbox by bypassing the mystery meat, sugary soft drinks or fattening snacks and head to this natural market for some healthier staples. TIP: Chopping up a banana and spreading peanut butter in-between two tasty slices of locally-sourced Great Harvest Bread can make all the difference.