Friday, September 9, 2011

Autumn is Here! Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Back to School hop hosted by Kathryn. If you did not start at the beginning, I suggest you start over there at her blog.... http://www.creationswithkathryn.com/

This is stop # 10! So glad you joined us. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do for this blog but when my chidren came home for the first day of school and just threw their bags on the floor, a light bulb went off! We now have a foyer that we can finally have our own BACKPACK STATION!


As you can see, there are three crates and since I have 3 kids this is perfect for putting bags in.  I need to find another crate seeing as how my nephew always comes over :) So his bag is on the floor next to it.  As soon as they walk in, they take their folders out, place them in the bin on the left so that I (the mom) can ck them after dinner. If they have homework, then I'll know soon enough if they didn't do it. I also have my daughter place her shoes in her bin. She's notorious for loosing them.

I found these amazing magazine holders from a dr office at a thrift store this past weekend.  Immediately I thought, BOOKS! I had planned to put this in the boys room but then didn't have a good solution for our library books. This is perfect because it's like having a library shelf at home. I'll go to the library when they are at school and find a few new books, then when they get home, there's something cool that they didn't pick out themselves.  They also place their school library books here too. Don't know how many times we've lost those!

This sign was made using my cricut and the colorbok line from walmart. I took a 4 photo frame (held 4-4x6's) and altered it :)  I painted the outside brown and added all the insides.  I used the Storybook font for all of it.  I'm not a huge fan of these colors but the more I look at it, they grow on me.

I found this great little "school" note on Pinterest a few weeks ago and LOVED the idea.  Don't know how many times I've had to frantically run around the house to find a piece of paper to write the school teacher a note real quick. These were pre designed at 8.5x5.5 size and were color.  To save a little $ I resized them to 4.5x5.5.  Then I added my name and contact info at the bottom before printing so I didn't ahve to write that over and over again.  This form covers everything from absences/tardies, to pick up/leave early details, to $ enclosed and to what it goes to. Then there is a small "other" section. First day of school was hectic enough, but I still had to write out 3 notes to say which bus they needed to ride..... used to take me 10 min to write 3 notes, this took me less than a min for all three kids!!! Def recommend this printable.


These are my altered mini notebooks from the Dollar Store. I added some cardstock, patterned paper from scraps, and names and *walla*, instantly personalized book journals.  When someone gets a new book from the library or school, I have them write down the name of the book and I write the title. This away when I look on the floor and see "Dora" books thrown about and not where they go, I know whos' responsible for it. ALSO, my kids take the AR test at school, sometimes they forget the # or the title before they get to school. Now the older ones can take their ittle notebook that has all the details written down and there is no more forgetting!

Next you are heading to.... Leah at http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com/
Thanks for stopping by!

Kathryn
http://www.creationswithkathryn.com/
Janice
http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
Lissa
http://somanycrafts.wordpress.com/
Yolanda
http://www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
Nicolette
http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Denise K.
http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/
Michelle
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/
Denise P.L.
http://vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com/
Tina B
http://ollieanddextersmommy.blogspot.com/
Krista - YOU ARE HERE!
is http://scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com/
Leah - GO NEXT!http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com/
Monica
http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Shannon
http://purplelionpaper.com/blog
Sigrid
http://lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/
Jessica
http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/

21 comments:

Patti Ross said...

Love this!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Patti Ross
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
rossfam@wildblue.net

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Erika said...

You've got some great ideas packed into one post. Thanks for sharing them!

mjblahnik56 said...

Love all your ideas wish I had school aged kids again. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Perfect!

Janice
www.cricutconfessions.com

VinDeeLoo said...

Very good ideas.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Love your project. I am a follower. TFS

Dee:)
http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com
vintageheartfeltdesigns@mail.com

WAM Family said...

The Home home decor is really great. I need to do something like that, just not to creative when it comes to non-scrapbooking. LOL TFS

Thank you for participating in this hop and sorry for the mistake.

Kathryn
http://www.creationswithkathryn.com

Judy said...

Wow--you have really been busy with all these great projects!! Everything is well done -- I love to do the altered journals:-) New follower...
jejaeb(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

shersl84bed said...

I love finding things like that at thrift stores they come in so handy.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Theresa said...

Okay so I love this idea so much I could hug you right now!!!!! I have 4 kids and am always tripping over the shoes and bags they drop as soon as they walk in the door. Thank you for this idea I am going to do it like RIGHT NOW lol.
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Great projects!

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

lovescrapreflect said...

cute ideas calebwmartin@yahoo.com

lmkindell1 said...

So organized great ideas.

Linda

lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Anita Braddock said...

wow you have been a busy bee. very cute many great Ideas. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
new follower abbraddock@msn.com

bluecrayons said...

great ideas. so clever.

Angie said...

great ideas i hope to someday be this orangized when i become a mom

Michelle said...

Wow looks like you've been really busy making things for your home way to go... I love your Home placque. I even like the colors too. I know you said you weren't crazy about them.
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
If your not yet a follower I would love it if you would stop on by and let me know what you think.
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great organization for your kids.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Amy E said...

You're so organized!! I love all of your projects and tips!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

vick6740 said...

Love everything you have done!! I really got some good organizing ideas!! I love making things look better and finding new ideas for home decor!! Thanks for the ideas and for sharing them!

vick6740@yahoo.com
http://stayathomemomof2inohio.blogspot.com/