Maybe I am the only one who likes to decorate for holidays or seasons.
I am kind of a freak about it actually.
I HAVE to do it.
What is wrong with me?
I blame my mother.
So, before we left for Lake Powell-I decided that I was going to decorate for back to school.
I know, this is not technically a holiday, or a season, BUT what mom doesn't love this time of year?
When it was all said and done, I really loved how it turned out.
Plus-the kids are REALLY excited for school now.
Now, if only I could make time go faster.....
I don't have a fireplace.
I so wish that I did.
Not for the warmth, or the glow that it reflects.
Merely for decorating purposes.
Preferable one with a nice, deep mantle.
You know, so I can put more crap on it.
Totally off track here....
Moving on to the reason why I am posting.
I decorate my sofa table and the top of the piano.
Here is what I came up with.
I found some old flashcards from the DI.
A couple of cool, old rulers. One measures by a bushel and peck.
Also a hogshead and a cauldron.
It is the most entertaining ruler ever!
My cute ABC picture once was a bag from the $ store.
Old scissors, crayons, markers and my old high school tassel.
I love how it turned out.
It only took me 7 times of moving things around until I liked it.
I also decked out the piano as well.
I found all kinds of old school stuff at the thrift store.
An old staples box, and rulers again. This cool wood thing-not sure what it is, but I love the little compartments. Pottery Barn has something similar in their catalog.
I so love knocking off the PB!
I added some wooden numbers I had laying around.
No school vignette would be complete without an alarm clock!
This is me-I was a year older than 10 is now.
I am SO not mom of the year.
My neighbors would agree with this because I am sure that they hear me yelling at my kids.
Yes-it's true. I am a yeller.
I am not ashamed of this. Nope! I think that I should make a shirt that says:
I'm a yeller.
Pretty sure that people would stop me in Target and ask me where I got it.
Every year before school starts-I make a pencil cake.
They LOVE this.
It's so easy and I am the most awesome mom ever when I do it.
Don't be. I just made the cake in a 9x13 pan and then cut the right side in a triangle.
Frosted it with my cool, pampered chef icing thing.
(purchase at the thrift store-new in box)
Pretty sure I didn't even make the frosting.
Canned all the way baby!
Had to add candles. No cake is complete without them!
See-look how happy they are?
I had a friend tell me this idea the other day and I LOVED it!
She writes her kids a little note on some cute "back to school" paper.
She takes it with her to back to school night and slips it in their desk.
So, on the first day of school when they are a little jittery,
they have a note from mom telling them how awesome they are!
Great idea right?
Thought that it would be cute to put a new pencil in the envelope,
Now, before you go thinking that is El-lamo to put a new pencil in the note.
My kids have an obsession with mechanical pencils.
I don't buy them because they break the lead all the time!
But-it's totally OK with me if they use them at school.
Alright-enough of me and my random thoughts!
If you fun "back to school" ideas, do tell.
I need to save up all the brownie points I can get.
Check out these parties for some Inspiring ideas!