For the week of July 4th, starting on Sunday, July 3rd thru Saturday, July 9th, enter Coupon Code JF2016 to get an additional 10% discount on any online order!
The countdown to summer has begun! Days are longer, weather is getting warmer. Now you can walk out with bare feet, the air thick with the smell of lilies and cut grass, while listening to the chirping in the slight breeze.
It’s the season for fishing!
Fishing is relaxing and fun. You don’t actually have to catch any but of course it’s more exciting when you do. And the bigger the better!
Some use natural baits; alive or dead, others use colorful lures. Ask your local tackle and bait shop for help in which works better in your area and what the local regulations are.
I don’t fish often but I will share with you two tips I learnt:
- Hook the leeches on by their tails. That way they won’t curl up on the hook.
- Find a little island or an area of weed growth and fish there. Those areas are usually calmer and schools of fish congregate close by.
Q: How do you communicate with a fish?
A: Drop it a line!
Wishing you a year filled with picture perfect moments.
The Royal Bag team
Aaron: To an amazing new year
Debby: Joyous Holiday
Renee: Peace Out! XOXO
Riki: Seasons Greetings
Gitty: Cheers to a great 2016!
Rose: Looking forward to a better, kinder world in 2016!
Sara: Time for the champagne! Happy New Year!
Mark: Warm Wishes
Mordy: The best is yet to come
Izzy: Peace, Joy and Love to You!
Dovi: 2016..Bring on the partyworks!!!
Cleveland: Don’t drink too much 🙂
RoyalBag is privileged and honored to have Cleveland Dainty, a military veteran, working on our team!
Cleveland took the time to share some of his perspectives as a veteran with our readers:
- R: How long ago were you part of the military and for how long?
- C: I spent over 6 years in the military, and have been home for the last 12 years. Both my little brother and sister are in the US Navy.
- R: Where were you stationed?
- C: I was stationed mostly in Saudi Arabia.
- R: What perspective did you gain from being stationed overseas?
- C: We are so lucky to be living in the greatest country on earth!
This country allows everyone to be truly free; freedom of speech, no rights are denied. All this is what allows businesses to grow and prosper.
- R: What aspect of the army surprised you?
- C: The military is more political than I expected. However, at the end of the day, when we are dressed in green, the soldiers would die for each other.
- R: Would you say that joining the military is for everyone?
- C: It’s not for everyone. It’s about dedication. About servicing and protecting your country. Some join for the wrong reasons. I was born in Guyana South America, yet, serving this country is something I did for myself and for my fellow Americans.
- R: Do you still own your army uniform?
- C: No, it was stolen together with my photos.
- R: That’s terrible!
Would you say that the average American appreciates our troops as much as we should?
- C: Absolutely not! That’s because the average American has no idea how much soldiers sacrifice.
- R: Do you find that your army experience has affected your life today?
- C: You are who you are and the military doesn’t really change you. However, it does teach you responsibility and accountability; important characteristics working in a busy warehouse!
Plus, when things get stressful, you do what soldiers do- you overcome!
- R: Any last thoughts that you want to share?
- C: Love your fellow man- that’s the most important thing and my life’s motto!
A big thank you to Cleveland and all esteemed war veterans for your service to our country and keeping us safe!
5 Strategies on Your Child’s First Day Back at School
- Most important- your child needs a full night of sleep the night before school.
- Lay out your child’s clothing the night before, complete with shoes and hair accessories.
- Prepare all supplies, lunch box and knapsack at least a day in advance.
- Make sure your child knows their method of transportation clearly.
- Positive attitude! If you are enthusiastic your child will also look forward to their school experience.
When September arrives, I try to be organized and stock up on enough supplies to last the entire school year. I have two daughters in grade school and they both guzzle their supplies at an unbelievable rate.
I tend to find great deals on bulk packs of pencils, glue sticks, paper and erasers at big supply chain stores like Walmart, Staples and Target.
The problem begins a few months into school when my daughters need to replace their lost markers and rulers. At that point, I have no idea where to find the extra ones are and I usually end up going out to buy new supplies again.
That problem was quickly resolved once I chanced upon the idea of using ziplock bags to organize all my surplus supplies.
Now when November rolls around and my daughter asks me for more pencils and glue, I know exactly where to find them! Plus, by storing the supplies in clear ziplock bags, I see exactly how many pieces are left to last thru June.
Combo Pack 3 is probably best for the variety of sizes:
The smaller bag sizes fit erasers and sharpeners, the medium size bags are for glue sticks and scissors and the larger size bags are for notebooks and pencil cases. You will love how organized and easy it is to keep your school supplies handy and systematized!
Share the handy ways you use zip lock bags during the school year. I love learning from the feedback of our readers!