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...]

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...]

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...]

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 … [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...]