School Morning Routine Checklist With Free Printable

When it comes to getting kids out the door on school days, it can seem like a total struggle, even for The Organized Mama!  My kiddos are not morning people, so to keep us on track I pulled some of my favorite tricks from my teacher days. I try to prep the night before when it comes to outfits. I have fruit and veggies cut up to use when we pack our lunches in the morning. And we try to pack our backpacks with everything before we go to bed. I have also used a school morning routine checklist … [Read more...]

Girls Painted Back To School Shoes

I'm not quite ready for summer to end, but reality is looming and a new school year is almost here.  One of the best parts of a new school year is shopping for back to school supplies and new clothes.  Everybody wants to have the latest and greatest back to school trends and it's even more fun to create your own, like these painted back to school shoes. Turn ordinary canvas shoes into fun kawaii inspired shoes that are perfect for back to school.  My oldest daughter has … [Read more...]

Orange You Glad It’s Summer Party with Cricut

We have had such a great school year with amazing teachers, recognition, awards and new adventures.  It’s always fun to see how much the kids learn and grow throughout the summer, but we are so ready for summer!  I can’t wait for mornings without alarm clocks, afternoons spent at the pool and making memories with my kids.  As the school year comes to an end we are celebrating with a citrus inspired Orange You Glad It’s Summer party! Every year on the last day of school I host … [Read more...]

Lottery Ticket Cake Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you have been following Giggles Galore for a while it should come as no surprise that I love creating fun, clever, and tasty Teacher Appreciation gifts.  Over the years I have made several projects to celebrate our teachers. Some of them, like my Teacher Appreciation Helping Me Grow Flower Pot, continue to be some of my most popular posts.  Which, means you guys love Teacher Appreciation week too...that or you are desperate for easy last minute gift ideas your teacher will love. … [Read more...]

Monogrammed Reusable Snack Bags

The first thing my kids do in the morning after having breakfast is pack their snacks for school.  And the first thing they do when they get home is ask to have a snack.  These growing kids are constantly hungry and it seems like "snack time" is more important now than when they were toddlers.  Lately I have felt like we are wasting so much money buying snack size baggies so I decided to fix that with these cute and easy monogrammed reusable snack bags. These little snack bags … [Read more...]

Model of the Moon – Science Fair Project

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam. All ideas, opinions and photos are all my own. This post contains affiliate links. It's that time of year where the kids are coming home from school and announcing that they have a science project due.  I actually love these kinds of projects because they encourage kids to think outside the box and be creative.  As a creative person this is where I thrived in school and I'm learning that … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Orange you glad it's Friday?!?  I know I am. This week our kids headed back to school and it's been a whirlwind of emotions, activity and adjustments.  Let's face it, the first week of school can be a little hard for everyone so today we are celebrating with homemade cinnamon rolls with orange cream cheese icing. We are all excited to have a routine again, but it does take some time to adjust to all of the changes.  So while we work on getting back on track for those early mornings, packing … [Read more...]

Home Alone After School: Is Your Child Ready?

August is here and you know what that means - it's time to start thinking about the kids heading back to school!  It's been a fun summer, and my kids and I have made lots of great memories.  We enjoyed lazy afternoons by the pool, popsicles and summer vacations, but as the August heat starts to soar and vacations come to a halt, it's clear that we are all ready to get back into the swing of our regular routine. Once the school supplies have been purchased, new school clothes are picked out … [Read more...]

DIY Succulent Ruler Planter

We will still have a good month of summer left to enjoy, so it's a little hard to imagine that a new school year is just around the corner.  I actually really love when my kids head back to school, not just because I'm ready to get back into a routine, but because I get excited about meeting their new teachers and seeing who will be helping shape their little minds throughout the year.  I love creating fun little gifts to show those teachers just how excited we are, so this year with the help of … [Read more...]

Poppin’ Into Summer Party

We are so ready for summer and can't wait for days filled with trips to the pool, family vacations, movie nights and sleeping in.  To celebrate we are Poppin' Into Summer with a simple and vibrant themed party.I love any excuse to celebrate and it's become a tradition for me to host a party on the last day of school. We've had a Surfin' Into Summer pool party, a Poolside Popsicle Party and this year we had a poptastic Poppin' Into Summer Party.  I decided to keep things simple and stick with a … [Read more...]