Bookworm Back to School Breakfast

Leeson Kids First Day of School 2014

Today was a big day.  One that I'll be honest 6 years ago I would have never thought we would have successfully made it to.  Today, my twins started Kindergarten and my oldest is heading into 2nd grade.  I am so excited for them and know that they are going to do awesome and amazing things this year, but a tiny part of my little mama heart is sad to see them growing up so fast. When I found out I was having twins 6 years ago I panicked.  How on earth was I going to manage, I was barely doing … [Read more...]

Cork Board Vase Teacher Gift

A+ Teacher Gift Cork Board Vase

My kids are counting down the days until school starts.  They can't wait to meet their new teacher, see their friends again and tell everyone about their summer trips!  Our Michaels Makers challenge this month is all about getting ready to go back to school!  And I'm excited to share my Cork Board Vase which is perfect as a back to school teacher gift. Not only will your new teacher love it, this project is so simple you can throw it together in less than 10 minutes!  That's right in less … [Read more...]

Meet the Teacher Gift Idea

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My sister is a kindergarten teacher so I know first hand how much work and effort go into getting the classroom ready for the start of a new school year.  I admire teachers and think they have one of the toughest jobs in the world.  Which is why I like to give my kids teachers tokens of appreciation all throughout the year.  I know first day of school gifts are seen by some as overkill or "sucking up" but I believe it's a great way to say "thank you" and start the year.  I put together this very … [Read more...]

Creating an After School Routine + Free Printable

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DelMonteBTS  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV My twins are starting kindergarten this year and while I'm a mess of emotions (excited, nervous, sad, elated) I can't wait to celebrate this big milestone with them.  I'll admit I'm probably more excited than anything, but I am going to miss them all day!  What I'm more nervous about is juggling … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Stress Free Back to School Season

5 Tips for a Stress Free Back to School Season

The start of a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can be a bit stressful too.  Let's face it driving around town to find all of the necessary school supplies, finding the perfect back to school clothes for picky kids, all while trying to make it fun and memorable can be a challenge.  But the beginning of each school year is important because it sets the tone for your child's progress and enjoyment throughout the year.  Let these 5 tips for a stress free back to school season and our … [Read more...]

10 Free Back to School Printables + Giveaway

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I've rounded up 10 Free Back to School Printables to help you celebrate the start of a new year, record special memories and make sure you make it on to the teachers "favorite" list. And if 10 awesome, freebies weren't enough I've teamed up with a group of bloggers for a Back to School Giveaway where you can win a pile of fun school supplies and a $200 VISA gift card to shop for all your back to school needs! Back to School Party Printables by The Celebration Shoppe School Money … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast 2013

Back to School Breakfast Gifts

Three years ago I started the tradition of having a special Back to School Breakfast on the first day of school and it's funny to hear how much it means to my kids.  Last night while we were getting ready for bed my oldest asked me if we were having a special 1st day of school breakfast just like we did last year.  I love that she remembers it and that she associates the 1st day of school with a simple tradition that turns an ordinary event into an extraordinary memory. Of course, I couldn't … [Read more...]

Back to School Gumball Rulers

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My name is Natalie Stern and I own an online party stationery shop called Katarina's Paperie. I also write a party ideas blog called Confetti Diaries. We design fun and creative ideas that you can use to celebrate any occasion - big or small - as well as share many free printables.  Back to school is such a fun time of year. Even though they have to say goodbye to summer, it's great to see how excited kids get as they anticipate the upcoming school year. These fun gumball rulers and free … [Read more...]

Giggles Galore 2012 Year in Review

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Wow, 2012 flew by and I am excited to take a look back and see where this little "hobby" of mine has come.  It certainly was an adventure to see so much growth and success throughout the year and I thought I'd recap some of my favorite highlights month by month. January Peacock Princess Party February Valentine's Kissing Booth Party March Spring Fling Party April Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Party May Barnyard Buddies Brunch June Just BEE-Cause Tea … [Read more...]

First Day of School Breakfast Celebration

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I love traditions and our First Day of School Breakfast is a great way to start off the school year!Last year was the first year I threw a Back to School celebration and the kids really got a kick out of waking up to a special "party."  My oldest started Kindergarten today and I wanted to make sure it was a super special morning so I pulled out a few decorations and set-up an A+ breakfast for the kids.The kids fueled up on blueberry muffins (my daughter's favorite), strawberries, yogurt … [Read more...]