I can’t believe school is back! I mean, I can, but I can’t. Does anyone else get me?

To help ease everyone back in to the school year we love showing the teachers in our lives a little love. In order to do that there are a couple of things I’d love to share with you:

First, let’s talk about giving! I’ve put together three super fun, easy ideas and hope you love them as much as my littles do. One of them has requested the “pencils” and the other wants the “apple” so it’s likely we’ll be doing both and saving the other ideas for down the road this school year!

Let’s get to it!

I can’t wait to grow this year!

I love this option because it’s bright and cheerful. I love to give necessities (hand sanitizer and easy to identify pens) as well as a little something fun. For this gift flower seeds and a cute pot it is! Of course, you could always grab an actual plant but I save real flowers for teacher appreciation. 🙂

What do you think of this option? Click HERE for all you need on Amazon and grab this printable tag, or one of the others below!

Let dinner tonight be our treat!

A gift card, but make it cute! I don’t know about you, but if we are going out for night one of school you can bet your teacher probably is too. With early mornings and late nights I love the idea of spreading a little cheer with a gift card for a quick dinner. Think pizza, Chick-Fil-A, etc. takeout that feeds a family! The bonus ifs that if they don’t need t right away they will have it for a night they do!

Click THIS LINK for supplies, grab your favorite gift card from a local restaurant and print your favorite tag below!

I’m excited for my mind to be sharpened this year!

Bright and fun is the name of the game with this happy little surcee! I love that these pencils become a cute scalloped vase or a fun pen/pencil holder. Grab a 6 pack of vases HERE, along with your favorite pens, some hand sanitizer and print your favorite tag below!


Next, there is always one other thing that I share with our teachers the first week of school, and it’s the questionnaire below. It’s the best way for us to celebrate our teachers with intention, and it’s helpful for things like the holidays and teacher appreciation.

(Of course, check with your PTA/PTO or any homeroom moms to make sure there isn’t a place to find the information or there isn’t an organized effort to gift to your teacher first. )

What gift do you like best? Will you be taking anything to your teacher(s) or asking for their favorite things? We’re hopeful that this is helpful as you celebrate the educators in your life this upcoming school year! Happy back to school!


To print any of the tags or questionnaire simply save the image, crop the image to the tag you like and print on card stock. Sizing works best for the tags of you print “four per page.” Don’t forget to sign your students name and punch a hold to tie on with your cute new ribbon!


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I can’t believe I will officially have a Pre-K kiddo in my house this year, and little sister is starting school too! It’s bittersweet to be at our last “first, first day,” but such an exciting time to celebrate!

I’ve gathered a few quick things for the perfect first day celebration and have a few tips and tricks for the special occasion!

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First, start the day with a fun breakfast! If cooking is your love language this is your time to shine! Fun pancakes, cinnamon rolls or for the bigger kids even a breakfast casserole can be wonderful options! If you are all about the local bakery and apple shaped donuts make your heart smile (this is our go to) then shop small! Either way I would grab these plates, these napkins and this banner for a morning treat!

No first day, is a proper first day without a new outfit in this house. Yes, I know I am still at the age where I can pick out their clothes without their input – I am holding on to that! I can’t get enough of these cute appliqué looks, matching short sets and sibling options!
Tip: Avoid personalization for delivery in time for the first day.

A new lunchbox and water bottle are perfect for first day fun! Our beloved Planetbox lunchbox is 28% off and our Yeti’s are 15% off!

Of course crayons, new books and a few extra treats are always welcome!
Tip: Grab treats that also double as a snack for their lunchbox, or for when they get home!

Add those all to a fun, functional storage basket and you have an extra mom win! Yea, for a place to hold toys, extra back door shoe basket – the possibilities are endless!
Tip: Only grab a new basket if you need one. If you have too many bins and baskets to count grab one from your house.

I love the first day for morning surprises, a great day at school and dinner to learn all about the day! Yes, it takes a little bit to get into a new rhythm, but its one that is welcome – and just around the corner!

I would love to know if you have a fun first day tradition! Share your ideas and celebrations below!

xo Christina


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