Easy on the go breakfast ideas

Mornings can be hard. Getting out the door is a million times easier when you have a plan AND you have belVita breakfast bites! This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own. mornings. i'm NOT a morning person. so getting out the door to school in the mornings can often be … [Read more...]

Patton’s First Day of School!

this post is sponsored by Target but all photos and opinions are my own. it's here. his long awaited & much anticipated first day of school. we have toured the school, prepped his teachers on all his medications, talked about rules, labeled his lunchbox with his allergies, and said lots of prayers. in the days leading up to school he has shown a bit of anxiety - asking all sorts of … [Read more...]

Back to school lunches

this post is written on behalf of Hillshire Farm. Opinions & photos (as always) are 100% my own! back to school lunches! are you excited???? i know, i know. its probably exciting for the first two weeks when you make those cute shaped sandwiches and bento boxes with cheese cut like a kitten and cucumbers like a rose. well lets get real. i gave up after the first two days. its time for some … [Read more...]

Back to School with Personalized School Supplies

  this is a sponsored post but all opinions & photos are my own. its back to school time!! have you come to terms with the fact that summer is ending yet?! we are headed out on a vacation with family and then when we get back we are RIGHT into school mode. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that the 3 hour traveling time difference won't affect her first day of school too much! recently i … [Read more...]

Patton Goes to School! (Aka Allergy Labels for School)

this is a sponsored post, but as always all opinions are my own. i know you are all probably holding on to summer but the reality is that school is just around the corner and now is the time to get prepared! my daughter will attend kindergarten this fall and my son will attend his first preschool ever! he is 4 years old, but as many of you know has multiple life threatening allergies. the … [Read more...]

{GIVEAWAY} back to school

august seems to be the month for giveaways! AND i have a few more lined up!! whahoo! so who doesn't need some back to school $? ... i sure could use it. my kids feet are growing faster than i can keep up and i just spent a small fortune on back to school shoes alone! i have teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you this giveaway! good luck! use the rafflecopter form below to enter! happy … [Read more...]

{MACARON} apple macarons

apple macarons "back to school" inspired apple macarons with caramel apple pie filling! its no secret that i love macarons. i became obsessed ages ago and have been on a macaron quest since then. this apple macaron was one of the reasons i wrote my book! if you have never made macarons, you can try your hand at these tricky treats by following my DIY GUIDE TO MACARONS post. OR -- just … [Read more...]

{INSPIRATION} back to school parties

back to school party round up - the best of the best! GREAT BACK TO SCHOOL PARTIES we didn't host a back to school party this year so... here are some great shindigs from around the blogosphere. grab your glass. its about to overflow with creative juice! lets start with those featured by amy atlas... this party styled by just call me martha   this party styled by one … [Read more...]

back to school teacher gifts

its that time of year again. school is about to start and what better way to kick off the school year by bringing your teacher a fun treat. wondering whats in the gift bag? this delectable apple shaped hand sanitizer from bath and body works. i also made little cards for the kids to write in that matched the gift bags. the best treat of all are the apple shaped sugar cookies to share with … [Read more...]

{FREE printables} free back to school printables

{ROUND UP} FREE back to school printables ready for school? well here is your hook up to the best FREE printables out there to get your kiddos off to school in style. FREE PRINTABLES no really. all of these are FREE! can you believe it?! {did i mention they are free?} *************************************************************** starting it off with tomkat studio's free … [Read more...]

}