printable name labels {for school supplies & more!}


Kids have an amazing ability to lose stuff. They lose everything: books, backpacks, lunches, assignments–everything! And, contrary to popular belief, just because I’m a mom does not mean I have a locating lost-possessions superpower. I wish. Although to be perfectly honest I’d prefer a noise reduction superpower if I had the choice. Anyway, I had this […]

back to school candy gram {make the first day special!}

Back to school candy gram - my kids would love to get one of these on the first day of school! Free printable for a candy poster.

When I was a teenager, we used to make giant candy bar cards for our friend’s birthdays, with the names of the candy bars standing in for some of the words in the note. It was so much fun! Plus, it makes for the coolest card ever. Today I have a free printable for an […]

simple back to school teacher gift {ream of paper}

teachers always need paper! cute, easy, inexpensive back to school teacher gift idea with a free printable.

Sometimes I feel the need to admit things at the beginning of posts. You know, so no one thinks I’m pretending to be cooler than I actually am. So I’ll admit it: I don’t usually give my kids’ teachers back to school gifts. As in, I have never given a teacher a gift at the beginning […]

16 amazing back to school photo ideas

great tips and ideas for first day of school photos or a back to school photoshoot. I want to try some of these this year!

Some might say you can divide up moms into two groups: those who don’t even want to think about the school year starting again and those who can’t wait for the kids to head back. No matter which camp you’re in (I’m in both), the school year is about to start, which means it’s time to […]

20 fantastic first day of school ideas {photos, food, gifts & more!}


I know some of you still have a whole month before school starts, but for others the big day is right around the corner! I’ve always loved the first day of school – of course, I’m a nerd, and I LOVE the smell of new books. But even if you don’t love school itself, there’s […]