back to school ~ a thoughtful place

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


we're in for another treat today as Courtney of a thoughtful place stops by and shares her back-to-school preparations with her family. she needs no introduction ~ a mom with mad DIY, organizational and interior design skills ~ i've followed her blog for like forever. i am so excited for this post, i am stealing her schoolwork organization ideas. thanks Courtney for being a part of this back to school series!  


Hi! I'm Courtney from A Thoughtful Place and I am so honored to be hanging out here today! We are gearing up for back to school around here. I have one entering first grade and one that will be starting his second year of preschool. To be honest, it's all about having many systems in place over here. That is the only way I function. I may or may not be obsessed with organization! The one thing I do know is that I just really like things to run smoothly so there is more fun time with my family. So here is a collection of things we do to get ready for back to school!



Organized Artwork

The crazy thing about starting school up again, is preparing for the onslaught of artwork and papers. We have a system in place that makes it much easier to get a handle on that. 





Organized Medicines and Important Phone Numbers

I also take the back to school time to clear out our family medicines and first aid supplies. This year I created a board with all of the kiddos' school numbers and other important information. 




The Homework Box

The homework box is one spot where we put all of my daughter's homework for the week. It also has pencils, crayons, and a sharpener. She pulls out this homework box while I work on dinner and I am available to help her if she needs it. 




The Rainbow Cake

Last but not least, our favorite part of back to school! We make up a giant rainbow cake {in honor of fresh crayons!} to dive into after the kids have had their first day. 


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Wishing you all an amazing back to school season! Here's to loving school and staying organized!




5 comments :

s said...

lovely post! i love that cake and have made something similar- it's so pretty!! love the labels too. =) xO!
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Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Awe, you're so sweet. Fun to be over here. Thank you for letting me chat with your readers today.

lilivi said...

What a wonderful ideas..thanks for sharing..

lilivi said...

What a wonderful ideas..thanks for sharing..

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love Courtney - she's full of inspiring ideas!