Friday Favorites–Back to School

Thanks to ongoing budget reductions, my son doesn’t start his final year of high school until September 10th.  It feels so late.  And my daughter doesn’t actually start her sophomore college classes until the first week in October.  However, I know we’re the exception and that many of you are already back at the bus stop, or at least have started your back-to-school shopping.  I’m here to share a few ideas to ease the transition from summer sun to autumn school books.

When I was a kid, I always wanted some of those personalized pencils that were sold everywhere.  However, when your name is “Staci” that doesn’t work.  It’s not too late though.  Thanks to instructions from Camille Styles I can make myself some and not settle for “Stacy” or “Stacey.”

Camille Styles

My extremely organized daughter would love these Sticky Notes Books from Greeting Arts.

Greeting Arts

Sometimes those first few days of school can be a little stressful for a kid.  Lighten up lunch a little with these printable Back to School Lunchbox Jokes from Paging Supermom.

Paging Supermom

Before the doors to the school are even open, the avalanche of school-related paperwork begins.  This Back to School Crate Station from Tatertots and Jello would be a great way to keep it under control.

Tatertots and Jello

This Hug-To-Go 1st Day of School Bracelet from Little Pink Monster is such a sweet idea for a little one unsure about leaving home.

Little Pink Monster

I love the sneaker look of these storage containers from Quilting Daily.  Perfect for a work desk, dorm room or homework area.

Quilting Daily

How smart is this?  Learn how to make an Interchanging Tote/Backpack with Somewhat Simple.

Somewhat Simple

I like the fun, retro look of these Printable Lunch Box Notes from Skip to my Lou.

Skip to my Lou

Looking back, it’s kind of hard to remember what my kids were like at the beginning of each school year.  If I could go back, I’d love to have this Back to School Interview from Giggles Galore filled out for every single grade.

Giggles Galore

I really like the simplicity of this Back to School Lunch Bag on the Purl Bee.  Just enough embroidery.

The Purl Bee

I hope your school year is off to a good start!