Turkey Disguise Project

Turkey Disguise Project

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is the turkey disguise school project.  The turkey needs a disguise to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner.  This year, Payton decided to disguise her turkey as a robot.  Meet Robo-Turkey. We deconstructed an old laptop to...
My Favorite Cupcake Carrier

My Favorite Cupcake Carrier

I love making cupcakes for birthday parties, holidays or any occasion for that matter, but I’ve always had a challenge transporting decorated cupcakes to school. A couple years ago, I had what I thought was a great cupcake carrier.  Trying to balance a gazillion...
First Grade Classroom

First Grade Classroom

It’s back to school time here in Texas. This school year is an exciting one for us. My mom is now teaching at our local elementary school. Being close has been so much fun.  We worked together to get her settled into her new classroom.  I’m excited to...
Lunch Box Jokes

Lunch Box Jokes

I was not paid to write this post.  I have just found products I love to use and want to share them with you (using my affiliate links). These lunch box jokes have become the talk of the lunchroom. I started writing notes in the girls’ lunchboxes when they were...
April Fools Lunch

April Fools Lunch

My girls are going to be in for a surprise when they open their lunchboxes at school today.  Candy for lunch!  Yeah, right!  I’ve emptied candy packaging and filled it with their regular lunch items.  I carefully opened each box, emptied out the candy, added the...
100th Day of School Design

100th Day of School Design

It’s almost here… the 100th day of school!  We celebrate this milestone by wearing this fun shirt to school and now you can make one of these too!  Pick your own shirt and download the digital design here.  You can cut it on your Cricut, Silhouette, and...
Turkey Disguise Project

Turkey Disguise Project

Payton and I pulled out all of the craft supplies this weekend to work on her family project – decorate your turkey.  After looking at Pinterest (follow me) together for ideas, she decided that she wanted to make a Peacock Turkey.  We enjoyed a little...
Lunchbox Notes

Lunchbox Notes

I started writing lunchbox notes to Taylor in preschool.  She loved it so much that I haven’t stopped… and this year I started the tradition with Payton. I covered the top of their sandwich containers with chalkboard vinyl (found at Hobby Lobby).  I use...
Back to School Photo Sessions

Back to School Photo Sessions

We are officially back to school.  It’s the start of kindergarten and second grade for us.  The girls are excited about their new teachers and new schools.  Here are a few more photos (more school photo ideas here) from my back to school photography sessions...
First Day of School Photo Booth

First Day of School Photo Booth

Today I helped out in my mom’s classroom to create a “First Day of Kindergarten” photo booth. During Meet the Teacher Night, the parents will have a fun spot to capture a photo of their kindergartner in their new classroom. We used green butcher...
Back to School Photo Session

Back to School Photo Session

Where has the summer gone?  It’s August and we are gearing up to go back to school in a few weeks.  To spare a little stress on the first day of school, I like to get the traditional “first day of school pictures” out of the way well in advance.  It...
Last Day of School

Last Day of School

It seems like just the other day that I packed the “Last Pre-School Lunch” for Taylor.  And today, Payton is having her last lunch as a pre-schooler.  Sniff.  Sniff. I’ve decided to carry on the traditional “last lunch” idea each year so...

April Fools

Taylor has been looking forward to April Fool’s Day after reading Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #19 where the girls solve an April Fool’s mystery.  I decided to surprise her with a little lunchbox mix-up. She thought it was pretty funny. Chips in the...

Lunch Box Solutions

I have posted about my obsession with the bento boxes before (Spencer Bento Box Makeover).  Until this year, we have used the Spencer Bento Box from Pottery Barn.  While I loved that one, it didn’t fit a full sandwich, so my daughters have really outgrown it. ...