Showing posts with label back to school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label back to school. Show all posts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Be Awesome Today Print

Now... I'll be the first to admit that I'm no where near ready to be thinking about Back to School. The thought of school clothes shopping makes me break out in hives. (haha.) But we know a lot of your kids head back a lot earlier than ours do so we want to make sure you are prepared ahead of time with some fun Back to School Printables!

We thought this print would be a fun reminder to be AWESOME on their first day of school. Set it out on the kitchen table that morning for breakfast... or print smaller versions to slip in their lunch box.

There are three colors to choose from... 
Red, Yellow and Green. Click on the button below to go to the Downloads.

Now... Head over to visit our friends and get 7 more free Back to School Printables. As always, they are color coordinated so they all go great together!

1. Paging Supermom: Print and frame this Alphabet Art for your wall or to give to teacher.
2. Kiki & Company: Send this fun toy in their lunch, sure to spark some giggles with friends.
3. Eighteen25: Share this pep talk print with the kids before sending them off to school.
4. The Idea Room: Get the kids ready for Back-to-School with this fun Countdown Banner.
5. Simple As That: Inspire a young reader with this free set of printable bookmarks.
6. Whipperberry: Help everybody get in the school routine with this after-school checklist.
7. Thirty Handmade Days: Send your kids back to school with these lunch-box jokes.
8. The Crafting Chicks: Make a sweet gift for teacher with these fill-in notes.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

School Supplies Organizer

today we want to share with you our school supplies organizer.

I've often found that when we're organized and have a homework spot set up... homework time goes a lot smoother at our house. So we put together a school supply organizer than can be hidden behind a pantry or bedroom door, but can hold just about anything and everything a kid could need to complete their homework!

school supplies organizer

you'll need...
a shoe organizer that hangs over the door
the Fill This Spot tag download found here

paperclips or clothespins
school supplies

trim the cardstock to 3.5 x 4.25. center the "fill this spot" tag on the bottom half of the cardstock and fold the excess over the organizer sleeve. attach with paperclips or clothespins.

 fill each sleeve with all of those necessary school supplies. then label each of your tags... that way your kids know where to return the supplies when they're done with them.

here's a list of supplies you might want to add to your organizer:
pencils • pens • crayons • markers • colored pencils • glue • glue sticks • glue dots • calculator • ruler • erasers • paper clips • stapler • staples • pencil sharpener • hole punch • index cards • scissors • highlighters • dry erase markers • paints •
 maybe a row of after-school snacks??

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Painted Pencils

want to take those #2 pencils from boring to fun?

with a little nail polish it's so easy to do.
(it's also a good way for the kids to keep track of their pencils - at least for a little while)

• pencils
• nail polish
• tape

• tape off the pencils about 2" down
• paint with nail polish
• let dry completely
• carefully peel off tape


paint your pencils a bunch of random colors or stick to a certain color combination
whatever you choose... have fun!

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Past Projects | Back to School

We are squeezing in as much fun as we can before the 1st day back to school!
(hope you are too!)
Here are some fun Back to School ideas you might want to try!

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Monday, August 5, 2013

School Memorabilia Frames

We are memory keepers in our house and it's always
extra fun when you can display those memories all year long.

With the help of Michaels... we had fun putting together a School Memorabilia Frame.

Supplies: (all found at Michaels)
• 12" x 12" Shadow Box
• 12" x 12" Natural Cork Tiles
• white spray paint (or whatever color you like)
• Tacky Glue

We spray painted our frame and let it dry.
The Cork Tiles come in packs of 4 - so we glued 2 down in the bottom of the frame with the tacky glue.
Then we printed off the School Info Cards and filled them out.
You can download your own cards HERE.

To make the Vintage Clip Thumb Tacks we simply used some E-6000 and glued a thumb tack to the back of each of the Vintage Clips.

Then fill your box full of keepsakes and memorabilia through out the school year!

A couple things to remember about Michaels...

• Michaels offer a 15% discount for teachers every day.

• If you need a large quantity of one back to school item, but don't see enough on the shelves, Michaels offers a bulk ordering program where you can order as many supplies as you need and save up to 20%.

• Download the Michaels app so that you will always have the latest deals and coupons at your fingertips.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Teacher Questionnaire

It's hard to believe that summer is already over for some of you. Thankfully we have a couple weeks left and we hope to squeeze in as much fun as possible.
We are starting to prepare for the anticipated First Day of School though.
This year we decided we'd send a paper in for our teachers to fill out... I mean come on...  they send enough home for us to fill out each year. :)
Good news for them though... this worksheet will just make it that much easier for us to give gifts throughout the year that they really like and can use.

• Download the Getting To Know You Questionnaire HERE

Does anyone else get a little overwhelmed with all those
 papers that get sent home on the first day?  :)

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

back to school

ALL of our kids go back to school tomorrow.
 (yay! yipee! wahoo!)
that means this weekend we held our annual
 everyone was looking pretty snazzy!!
 we were excited to get a couple new Tea Collection items just in time for the first day of school!
when we were doing our back to school shopping last year we tried out Tea Collection for the first time and we were very happy with the quality of the clothing... and their customer service is great!

Tea Collection Butterfly Dot Dress

 if you haven't already check them out!
Cover Photo

if your kids are starting school like ours tomorrow
tell them we said to have a great 1st day!!
and tell us...
 did you have a back to school fashion show??

Thursday, August 23, 2012

[Silhouette] Personalized School Supplies + New Promotion

Make sure your kid's school supplies don't get mixed up with the others this year...
personalize them!


(With a little help from my Silhouette, some white and pink cardstock and white vinyl)

fonts used: abril fatface + bebas neue

. . . . .

From now until August 31st, you can get...

1 Silhouette CAMEO
1 roll of premium transfer paper
1 roll of black premium vinyl
and 1 roll of white premium vinyl

for $269.99
(MSRP $344.96)

Just enter the code eighteen25 at checkout.

Use that same code to also receive 40% off all vinyl!!

Get shopping HERE!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

come and see us!

come and see us today over at brown paper packages!!

we are sharing one way we try to stay organized for homework-time at our house. :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

smart cookie {download}

with you as my teacher
i'll be one SMART COOKIE!

on one of my recent trips to einstein bagels, i noticed that they now have chocolate chunk cookie poppers in those cute plastic cups. i thought it would be a yummy little gift to send in with my kids for the first day of school. of course, i'll have to go back and get more, because these cookies will not last in my house and we still have a couple weeks until school starts.

---  you can find the tag download HERE ---
i printed it out on patterned paper and cut out each tag, making horizontal slits in the bottom and punching a hole in the top. rubbed an old ink pad around the edges and tied them on with ribbon.

(don't those cookies look delicious?)

you could also:
wrap the tags around a pouch of cookie mix and include a little spatula
simply attach it to a plate of your best homemade cookies