Back To School Bookmarks Printable

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Quinn was just telling me he needed a bookmark and I thought that would make the perfect addition to our back to school collection. If you are looking for bunting or first day of school signs, you will need to check that out. The bookmarks print four to a page and are a mix of the letter print and the black and white stripe/apple print. They are perfect for at home, to send with the kiddos for school, to use in the classroom as a teacher or a fun little welcome back token. We are currently reading our very first Junie B. Jones book and the fourth Harry ...

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First Day of School Signs & Bunting

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Hard to believe that it is already time to be thinking about back to school. I feel really at peace with the nearing of the school year. Which is saying a lot if you remember how last year went (Need a refresher? Find it here). I'm in no rush to get through summer, but the last few years have been full of angst and worry. Half-way through last year we found the perfect fit! Read about that here. Eleanor will be heading into the same class and Quinn will be starting first grade so he will be starting a new loop. Hudson will be home with me and we will be welcoming a brand new baby girl this ...

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Alphabet Rocks

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Last week I shared this fun Tic-Tac-Toe activty and printable. I told you that the obsession with rocks was big around here. Well, I managed to use up a ton more creating alphabet rocks. I used the same Elmers Painters Pens to write on the rocks. I did two sets of the alphabet and an extra set of the vowels. On one side is capital letters and on the other side are lower case letters. Now we can spell all sorts of fun things! The kids really like playing with them. They like being challenged to spell words or read words that we spell. That green basket on the ...

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My Daughter’s Bedroom

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If you recall from this post, when we found out we were pregnant with baby number four, we started a room shuffle. Everyone switched rooms and not one room is finished. The baby's room is a pile of stuff, our room is awaiting some sort of clothing storage miracle, the boys have their mattresses on the floor and just this one gallery wall done, and Eleanor's clothes are sitting in plastic tubs while we wait for a dresser. Part of the reason everything is sitting in disarray is time and energy, but the biggest reason is money. We kind of had our "face the music moment" and after sitting ...

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Packing The Perfect Lunch

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rubbermaid through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about LunchBlox, all opinions are my own This summer has been nothing but go, go, go. A little thinking ahead goes a long way in making our outings more enjoyable for everyone. There is no wrath quite like a hungry two-year-old. The Rubbermaid LunchBlox is the perfect way to keep our busy family happy this summer and will be just as useful this fall when we are back in school mode. There are three containers and an ice pack. The best part is the way ...

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Tic Tac Toe Rocks Activity or Gift

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My children, Eleanor in particular, have an obsession with rocks. Their obsession is driving my husband crazy, because we have rocks sprawled all over our yard. I have a few rock crafts up my sleeve though. I have had these Elmer's Painters pens for years. I originally got them for a campaign way back when and have completed quite a few crafts with them. I'll share those projects at the bottom of the post. The rocks were gathered by my children at the beach. You technically only need nine, but a few extra never hurt. The burlap bag was actually part of a crafty prize package that I won ...

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Reading Log Printable

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If your kids are like my kids, they love tracking things. Kids, like adults, need encouragement when reaching for goals. Whether you have a child who loves reading/being read to or are in the midst of encouraging your child to read more-- setting goals is motivating for everyone. A reading log is a great way to help children develop a life-long habit and is one of the best summer activities to sharpen developing brains. If you are setting goals, the recommended minimum for reading is 20 minutes a day.   We also have a fun writing journal printable to keep kids writing throughout ...

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Birthday Breakfast

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It is hard to believe my little girl is 4! It is absolutely unreal how quickly it has all passed. So unreal, that it wasn't until my sister-in-law sent out invites for their son's birthday, which is a week after Eleanor's, that I realized I better pull something together. We literally texted my family to come over for pancakes the next morning, because I knew they would all be around and they are all local. That, and our family keeps getting bigger and our house is the same size, so fitting both sides is crazy. I then ran to Target that night where I pick up a Happy Birthday banner, ...

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Kid Journal Pages Printable

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It is hard to believe that just a year ago I was fretting over sending my baby off to Kindergarten. Okay, the transition was rough! Sure, we stumbled a bit before finding the right fit, but it all turned out to be more then okay in the end. In January Quinn started at his new school and Eleanor started school for the first time. One of my favorite things Quinn brought home from school was his writing journal. I loved seeing the things he had to say and the way he illustrated them. I certainly have no intention of being a drill sergeant over the summer, but I would like to keep things fresh ...

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Bucket List Items

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Did any of you fall in love with the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team during their March Madness run? My husband and I are both UW-Madison alumni. We met there and are raising some pretty big Badger fans ourselves. The Badgers had an incredible run, beating undefeated Kentucky to make it to the National Championship game. A lot of people did not expect it to go down quite like that, which meant that a lot of tickets were suddenly for sale. My husband became addicted to looking at tickets. On the day of the game he came home on his lunch, and was still checking tickets. His leftover ...

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