Back to School

Back to School is big in my house, my husband and I are both teachers and we have 2 school aged boys. The oldest of those boys, G, started university this past week 😱 which is a whole new normal for us.

Last Sunday we drove to Waterloo, Ontario to deliver G and a sizeable amount of his belongings to residence.

It’s an exciting time but a bit emotional ( for me). I know he’s a good kid and he is excited about his classes and joining teams and clubs and meeting new people and he is going to be just fine. I, on the other hand, might need some distraction 🤔 

A bead person recommended I get a bead or charm to mark this moment and I heartily agree, but what? G’s school mascot is a golden hawk and the school colours are gold and purple ( 🤢I’m not a purple fan 😂)  so I’m looking for suggestions.

Flash foward to Thursday, the day G actually started classes and I got beadmail 🎉 with none other than the gorgeous Brave Bison


He is part of Ohm 🇨🇦 Yellowstone collection with Dancing Coyotes 


and Moosing Around. This collection honours the role National Parks play in maintaining natural spaces and helping to educate us on their importance. Yellowstone was the first NP in the US and one I haven’t been to yet, but it’s on the list. 

I think these beads appeal to a broad group of people, Moosing Around has Canada written all over it and Dancing Coyotes is a Game of Thrones must have 😂 but it was Brave Bison that stole my heart. 

My parents are both from Winnipeg, in western Canada, and the bison is a well used symbol of that area. It is also the mascot of my university, University of Manitoba 


This stack has my uni colours, a real 70’s vibe going on ( and I have trouble with purple 🤣) that is Ohm lemon and Ohm Hollywood beside BB on an Ohm bracelet.

The second bracelet has Truebeadz taste sunflower glass, ohm trophy and trollbeads books and glasses.

The third bracelet has redbalifrog brass stoppers and star, a trollbeads Amber and a retired pandora wood.

It was great to wear my colours on G’s first day and remember the excitement and thrill of university.

My next stack was fun too 


BB is two headed which has caused some people pause but I love how he looks out from your bracelet regardless of the direction he faces. I called this bracelet Buffalo Jump and it may or may not be a social commentary on certain political leaders south of me 🤔

Saturday was such a nice day I decided to take a video Shady Beads 

I am going to continue to find ways to wear my BB but I am looking for suggestions to mark G’s move on to uni, let me know what you think 

Disclosure: for this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples 

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Author: mcctrish

I need a place to put some of the words that crowd my brain. I think that by sorting and organizing them, I will tame them. They can wield power outside of me. I am trying to write more often, to make it a habit, like flossing. September is full of new beginnings

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