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Friday Favorites – Back To School Edition

Happy Friday!!  We start school in 31 days so today I’m sharing my favorite back to school must haves and traditions.

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Cute Water Bottles

One of my favorite bloggers (That Inspired Chick)has a super cute store on Etsy.  I LOVE her products and the best part is she is local!!  As soon as her shop opens next month I will be ordering the girls a couple of cute water bottles.  If you are looking for some great back to school items you really need to check out Amanda’s Etsy site and definitely check out her blog 🙂

Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Monogrammed Water Bottle, Personalized Water Bottle, Insulated Tumbler, Powdercoated, Gift Idea, Teacher, 17oz
image via Amanda’s Etsy site


I am SO ready for school to start so that we can get back into our normal daily routine.  During the summer we don’t have a consistent routine. 🙁   I found this great after school routine chart that I hope to implement into our routine this fall.

Holy wow! Is it really possible that my littles have been in school for over a month now? When I look at the calendar I kinda cannot believe it but it’s true. Over the past few weeks we have been slowly but surely getting back into the school routine. All our activities have now been …

image via Pinterest

Lunch Ideas

I love the Bentgo Kids containers but I can not justify spending $28 per container!!

Bentgo Kids - Leakproof Children’s Lunch Box (Purple)

So I just ordered these containers for this year…

THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Food Jar, Watermelon/Green

THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Food Jar, Watermelon/Green  and
THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Food Jar, Pink/Purple

    Rubbermaid Kid's Flat Lunch Blox Kit, Purple/Green

Rubbermaid Kid’s Flat Lunch Box Kit, Blue/Green and Rubbermaid Kid’s Flat Lunch Blox Kit, Purple/Green

I also love these for lunch boxes…

Mini Lunch Box Plastic Food Containers

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And I love new and fresh lunch ideas.  My awesome blogger friend Jenna had some great ideas!! Doesn’t this look so yummy!!

Endimage via Jenna’s Blog

End of Summer Celebration

This summer we will be hosting our 4th annual End of Summer Celebration.   Every summer the girls get to invite four or five friends over to swim, eat pizza, and have fun catching up before school starts.  Because of everyone’s busy schedules during the summer, our girls miss seeing their friends and look forward to this party every year.


First Day of School Questionnaire

One of my favorite traditions to do on the first day of school is our “First Day of School” questionnaire.  We do something similar to this questionnaire…

First and Final Day of School Interviews for Kids by Positively Splendid

I also love taking pictures of the girls on the first day of school and last day of school so that I can see how much they have changed over the year.  Looking at this picture from last year I can’t believe how much they have grown up since last August.  🙁



Don’t forget to head over to Whimsical September  tomorrow for The Saturday Sit-Down!!! I can’t wait to share my story about my blog and our family!  I hope that you will hop over to her blog and check out the post this Saturday, heck you should just head over to her blog EVERYDAY!


7 thoughts on “Friday Favorites – Back To School Edition

    1. I just love little lunch containers and they definitely make packing lunches easier. I hope to be on top of my lunch game this year with more healthy options.

  1. Thanks for the shout out. I love those water bottles. Can you believe we are so close to the school year? I love the pictures with the girl’s and their teachers. I love the idea of a first day questionnaire too. Have a great weekend and I can’t wait to stop by Whimsical September tomorrow!

  2. An end-of-summer party is a great idea! My favorite part of back to school time was always back to school shopping with my Mom and then my Grandma would come over afterwards and we would put on a fashion show for her and show her all our new school clothes!

  3. We don’t start back until the 28th….and that still seems like forever! Guess I have plenty of time to get my act together. Those water bottles are so stinkin’ adorable! Carly would love one. Have a super weekend Jessica!

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