Sunday, August 2, 2009

getting ready for first grade and Pre-K 4

oh my..
I finally got around to working on some projects that I have been wanting to do..
not exactly new brilliant ideas, but man once school gets going it can get hectic with all the things you need to keep track of..homework assignments..permission slips..bring this, send that..all you parents know the drill..
I needed to get my act together for this year..
So this wall in the main hub of our home went from this..

to this... I know nothing too dramatic but one
$10 cork board I had from Target..
$1 Wooden letters I found at Michaels that I painted with a dark brown/black paint I had and then glued tiny nails to the back so they would stick into the cork board and then I found that cool Dror clipboard from Target.. 3 bucks..
I am hoping this will help create a little less chaos by being able to pin up reminders of what is going on that week and what everyone needs to bring and then using the clipboard for things that need to be signed and that I would like Kyle to look at...

then I had this little guy that I found at Michaels for $1 and thought it would be the perfect little holder for the push pins..

then I had been looking for a mirror with hooks for the front entry way and was having a difficult time finding something that looked good but didn't cost a fortune and then Kyle of all people, found this one at of all places Walmart..and for like 20 bucks..serious..done deal.
I was pretty happy with the results.. now the boys hats are all in one place instead of scattered all over the house.. I hang my keys on the hook so I always know where they are and then my favorite Jcrew tote that I use for everything! (thanks mom!)

the kids backpacks all ready to go.. bought Hailie one this year as they asked that they start bringing one to prepare them for Kindergarten..
with Luke I was going to buy him a new one but dang that Pottery Barn Kids one I got him last year for Kindergarten still really looks great and he loves it.. so I couldn't justify buying him a new one..
I feel a little more prepared for school to begin now...

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