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Lunch packing season is upon us and today I’m sharing all of YOUR fun lunch ideas for school! You guys had such fun ideas to keep on hand for when you get in a lunch-packing rut (usually happens to me after about a month)! The number one suggestion was using cookie cutters on everything (sandwiches, […]

Fun Lunch Ideas For School

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Aug

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This post is sponsored by ALDI.  As we head into the hectic back-to-school season one thing on my mind is coming up with simple dinners that are easy for myself or Austin to prepare. As you know, I’ve been meal planning for years and always create a menu for the week on Sunday. This really […]

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23

Aug

Back to School

DIY Customized Backpacks

We used to get new backpacks every year, but this year we decided to just update ones we already had! I found these sparkly letters on Amazon and just attached them with hot glue! I added a fun keychain, spot cleaned it and it’s ready for another year. It feels like a new backpack to […]

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14

Aug

Back to School

First Day Of School Breakfast Table

You can make that first day back to school a little extra special by setting up a fun little breakfast table. It doesn’t have to be elaborate to be special!! All I used for this table were printables (from Magic Playbook) and paper plates & napkins I had in my stash! It’s just a fun […]

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13

Aug

Food

Back To School Snack Mix

This back to school snack mix is super easy to make and would be a great after school snack, or addition to a first day lunch. I used letter cookies, dried strawberries & apples, coconut (the girls did NOT like it), Cheerios & some sprinkles for good measure! You can get creative and add or […]

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13

Aug

Food

Mini Graham Cracker Pencil Treats

I can’t quit it with the BTS pencil fun!! I saw these giant graham cracker pencils on Pinterest and decided to make a mini version! I just broke up each cracker, gently cut a point, and then used frosting & sprinkles to decorate! A cute and simple snack your kiddos are sure to love! Ingredients […]

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13

Aug

Amazon

Amazon Back To School Clothes for Girls

I’ve spent the last few nights endlessly searching Amazon for back to school clothes for my girls – that they probably won’t wear. They prefer neon colors, rainbows, unicorns and any character graphics they can get their hands on. But a mom can dream! Here are some adorable finds -we have a lot of them […]

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13

Aug

Back to School

Back to School PJs & Books

Back-to-school season is in full swing across the country and today I’m sharing some of my favorite books to get from the library or purchase and PJs to go along with them! Books Our Class is a Family A Letter From Your Teacher: On the First Day of School ABCs of Kindness When Pencil Met […]

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29

Jul

Interior Design

Our Shared Girls Closet Update

*This post is sponsored by The Container Store. Thank you for supporting the brands I work with!! I’m so excited to finally share how I organized the girls closet with help from The Container Store at Westfield Annapolis !! Ever since the girls began sharing Piper’s tiny closet and moved into together a year ago […]

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27

Jul

Activity Box Ideas

Back To School Activity Box Ideas

Though we are still enjoying our summer (we haven’t even been on our vacation yet) I’m gearing up for the busy back to school season ahead! We just released the library & back to school themed Magic Playbook and it inspired me to pull together this blog post sharing some fun ideas for the upcoming […]

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21

Jul

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Back to School Finds

Printed Floral Sweatshirt Girls’ Frilly Socks Three-Pack Canvas Elastic Mary Janes Ice Cream Pencil Case Sooez High Capacity Pencil Pen Case Pencil Ponytail Mini Me Broderie Collar Top – French Navy/ Ivory Blue Dot Pique Smocked Apple Dress School Bus Pajamas Simple Modern Kids’ Fletcher Backpack, Ocean Candy Stripe Nap Mat with Pillow YETI Rambler Jr. 12 […]

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12

Jul

Amazon

July Amazon Finds

*This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission when you purchase something from one of my links. Time for another Amazon fashion finds haul ! You can always visit my Amazon Shop (which I recently updated) for more finds! Sleeveless Floral Ruffle Strappy Beach Swing Dress Straw Round Crossbody Beach Purse – […]

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12

Jul

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