FREE Hand Lettered Teacher Appreciation Print

Hello friends! Do you have any idea what is coming up at the beginning of May? I will give you a hint . . . IF you have school age children this post is for you. Alright, alright I will tell ya . . . it's Teacher Appreciation time! This is it - a whole week set aside just to honor our beloved teachers and to help you out I'm sharing a free hand lettered Teacher Appreciation print! FUN FACT: I don't know about you, but when I was in elementary school, I dreamed of one day being an art teacher … [Read more...]

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

An apple for the teacher? Well, a few apples and a pencil?! It’s almost the end of the school year, which means Teacher Appreciation Day is right around the corner. There are many amazing teachers in my life, family members, friends and many who have blessed my own children. One of the longest known icons relating to a teacher is an apple. I took this simple icon and made a few fun and easy teacher gifts. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share these cute apple and pencil embroidery hoop … [Read more...]

DIY Teacher Appreciation Pennant Banner

I always get excited when the end of school rolls around.  While it can be a little overwhelming at times with all of the activities, meetings and events it also means that things like Teacher Appreciation Week, end of school activities and our annual last day of school party aren't far behind.  Over the years I've created lots of fun teacher appreciation gifts and this year I decided to break out my Cricut Maker to create this special DIY Teacher Appreciation Pennant Banner. I've … [Read more...]

How to Build a LEGO Ninjago Zip Line

This is a sponsored  post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros. Ent. I have been compensated to provide my honest opinion about "finding your inner ninja" and all opinions, text and photos are all mine. My son has been obsessed with building with LEGO® since he was young.  He can spend hours sitting at his LEGO table creating and building imaginary cities. Every birthday or Christmas the only thing on his wish list is a a new LEGO® set and if he ever has extra spending money he begs … [Read more...]

Back to School Chalkboard Brownies

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. The kids are back in school and we are all finally adjusting to the routine of waking up early, homework and after school activities.  After a fairly unstructured summer of lazy pool days, traveling and enjoying lots of popsicles it's nice to have a routine and schedule.  We are celebrating a new school year in the most delicious way with Back to School Chalkboard … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast Notebook Paper Plates

School starts next week for my kiddos and I think we are all ready for the regular routine and schedule.  This week we kick off lots of our favorite traditions including a back to school parade, back to school interviews and one of my families favorite traditions, our Back to School breakfast. These fun breakfasts have become a favorite part of starting a new school year and it's such a simple way to turn an otherwise ordinary morning into an extraordinary affair.  This year I … [Read more...]

Back to School Bunny Snack Mix + Free Printable

This is a sponsored  post written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine. Are your kids excited about heading back to school?  My kids actually love the start of a new school year and look forward to all of our fun back to school traditions.  From a special back to school breakfast to first day interviews, we have lots of fun ways to make the start of a new year exciting and fun!  On the first day I like to make my kids’ lunches extra special by … [Read more...]

First Day of School Printable Signs

First day of school printable signs are the perfect way to welcome a new school year! Its time for those super cute first day photos that we all love so much! These printable signs are perfect for capturing those special new school year memories. With 4 kids of my own, I have a fun collection of first day photos that I love to look back on! Do you have a kiddo just starting Pre-School this year? Maybe you have a new high school student? Whatever your case may be, I've created printable signs … [Read more...]

Back to School Teacher Gift – DIY Chalkboard

Can you believe it's already time to head back to school?  Me either.  We've had lots of family fun this summer, but truth be told we are actually ready for the start of a new school year.  I think everyone here is ready for a little bit of routine and structure. We can't wait to meet our new teachers, and because we know how much heart and soul they put into their jobs we always like to greet them on the first day with a special back to school teacher gift.   This year on … [Read more...]

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...]