Ombre Painted Corkboard

Today was my kid's first day of school and I was a mixed bag of emotions.  On one hand I'm super excited for them to head back to school and for all of the adventures, growth and learning they will do this year.  On the other hand I am going to miss the carefree days of summer and all the laughter and memories we made.  One thing is certain I'm not quite ready for all the paperwork, schedules and homework!  In an attempt to start the school year off organized I created this … [Read more...]

Back to School Picture Holder

Back to school is fast approaching for us, and I always try to get first day of school pictures of each of my boys before I send them off. Sometimes I’m really prepared and have a printable sign for them to hold...other times, I quickly snap a pic with my cell phone and hope for the best. But, then I have mom guilt and feel bad because there isn’t a whole lot of fanfare and hoopla about their first day of school.  No matter which type of photo I get they will look great displayed on this … [Read more...]

S’mores Bar Party Ideas for National S’mores Day

It's no secret that I'm a fan of celebrating anything and everything from birthday parties to the silly national this or that celebrations. But every now and then one of these national celebrations grabs my attention and we go big, especially when it involves s'mores!  S'mores are a summer favorite and each year this popular campfire treat is recognized and celebrated on August 10th.  To help you celebrate this delicious, gooey treat I'm sharing a few of my favorite S'mores Bar Party … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch

The other day I shared a colorful Back to School Notebook Paper Canvas Tote Bag I created for teacher gifts for my kids new teachers.  While I'm still not ready to think about heading back to school,  I was inspired to create another super easy teacher gift that is the perfect compliment to the canvas tote bags, a DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch. These super cute and simple notebook paper pencil pouches could be filled with teacher supplies and given as a teacher gift or you … [Read more...]

Back to School Picnic Party with Cricut

Our summer is winding down and before you know the kids will be back in school. We spent the day shopping for school supplies and new outfits for the first day of school.  But, before we dive back into school routines and busy schedule we are celebrating with one last big hurrah, a Back to School Picnic Party! I've teamed up with Cricut to show you how we are celebrating the start of a new school year with this fun and simple back to school picnic party.  Whether you plan to … [Read more...]

Free Printable Back to School Bingo

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own. A new school year will be starting soon, and everyone in our house is looking forward to heading back to school.  It may sound crazy, but my kids actually love the start of a new school year.  They look forward to finding out who their new teachers will be, seeing what friends they will have in class, and of course all of our fun back to school … [Read more...]

Back to School Picnic Party Favor Bags

I think one of my favorite parts about starting a new school year is the tradition of kicking the new school year off right with a Back to School party!  I love a good excuse for a celebration of any kind, but I have a special soft spot for our back to school parties.  I love getting our friends together and seeing everyone excited about the start of a new year.  This year we are kicking things off with a Back to School Picnic party.  And, as we all know every good party … [Read more...]

Free Owl Lunchbox Notes and School Snack Ideas

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #SimplyNice campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Does anyone else get excited about the start of a new school year?  I honestly love this time of year, and not just because the kids go back to school and I don't have to entertain them all day long!  I love the fresh start of a new school year, and the way it forces us back into a routine after the laid back summer months.  I look … [Read more...]

Back to School Notebook Paper Canvas Tote Bag

Yesterday I went to Target to pick up a few things and like I always do I strolled past the Dollar Spot section.  At first, when I spotted all of the back to school stuff I groaned.  I mean, we still have a month of summer left and I’m not ready to think about school supplies, routines or packing lunches…but then I spotted the cutest notebook paper canvas tote and colorful teacher supplies, and I couldn’t help myself!  Which is why I'm interrupting summer to share this colorful … [Read more...]

DIY Citrus Painted Canvas Shoes

You can never have enough cute shoes, right?! In the summer it's especially fun to have colorful kicks that coordinate with cute summer outfits and just shout summertime!  I can't think of anything more summery than bright colored citrus fruit, so naturally a pair of DIY Citrus Painted Canvas Shoes became a must. I recently decided to make a lemonade stand kit for my girls, and while I was making it I thought to myself "wouldn't they look cute selling their lemonade in adorable outfits … [Read more...]