Sharp Sharpie Teacher Gift

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS” My kids like to give their teachers the coolest products they can think of on the first day of school. I like to think of it less as […]

One Smart Cookie — First Day of School Treat!

This post originally appeared on one of my favorite sites, Paging Supermom, last year when school started. My kids were so excited by this surprise! School starts this week for us. Not sure they will get such a cool surprise this year. My kids have already gone back to school for the year. It came […]

An Apple Soda for the Teacher Back to School Gift

My kids went back to school last week. I know that sounds crazy to those of you who don’t start until after Labor Day and it feels a little crazy to me. Our summers are short–less than two months–so we spend the 1st half recovering from the previous school year and the 2nd half gearing […]

Color Block School Binders

This post brought to you by Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper. All opinions are 100% mine. We just did our school shopping, and each time we do, I go through a bit of inner turmoil about choosing binders and notebooks. Do we go with the sensible, inexpensive plain ones, or do I allow my kids […]

Back to School Photos…in July

I thought I should check in and let you know that we survived our 3 1/2 week road trip in Utah and California with lots of great pictures to show and stories to tell! (Don’t worry. It’s all coming!) We are less likely to survive our first week back in reality since we came home […]

An Apple for the Teacher

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to guest post at the amazing blog, Tatertots and Jello. I shared this simple idea for a gift for your children to give their new teachers. I thought I should share it again here, just in case you still have a 1st day of school coming up! […]

First Day of School Photos

This week marked the last of the first days of school for the year! My daughter started Preschool and I started teaching my music classes for the semester. I thought you might want to see how I captured the new school year in photos. These chalkboards are fairly inexpensive (did I find them at Michaels […]

Personalized Notebooks Back to School

It’s back to school around here on Monday, so you will see several posts related to that in the next little bit. Today I’m talking about Back to School shopping, and the crazy way I turned inexpensive notebooks into customized works of art for my kiddos!   Every year I’m a bit overwhelmed by the […]

Flashback Friday: Back to School for the big girls

We took apples to the teachers today (we really did–more on that soon). Tomorrow means Dr.’s appointments and haircuts. We are trying to check everything off of our list for Monday when the kids head back to school. I have been worried about getting ready for school and forgot that many moms are anxiously awaiting […]