Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sweetly Sharpened and Back 2 School

Lately "Back to School" has been the chorus of friends and family as the conversation buzzes about fresh haircuts, new clothes, and the wide-eyed anticipation of our little loves walking into the big school doors with sharpened pencils and backpacks in tow.


I wanted to send my boys off with exciting treats snuggled into their pockets...
Sweetly Sharpened Pencil Cookies.


Every part of making these cookies was fun except for the clean up. I got on this cookie craze thanks to Bake@350 ,an incredible blog full of amazing cookies! She has amazing ideas too and I'm so thankful for her tutorials. I used a ruler to make the pencil shapes because I didn't have cookie cutters and I used chocolate chips for the lead.











We are also wrapping some cookies up for friends and teachers. I used these DARLING
Cath Kidston Book of Labels and Stickers to add some cuteness to the gift.



Nothing ever prepares me for the rush of school mornings, SO if you have ANY tips, please forward them along! My tip is to purchase GOOD GEAR to keep everything organized! Below are some amazing Pottery Barn Kids backpacks (yes, once again I'm in love). This is our second year with them and they are still in durable shape!

Cameron (Skyler)...

Dakotah...

Titus...

They each have their names monogrammed on the bags which is my
FAVORITE PART!!


Our boys in their little uniforms off to school
"Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it." -Proverbs 22:6



This post is linked to:
Back To School Blog Hop with Rook No. 17Photobucket

25 comments:

portatoredichrist said...

I love you Sweetheart. When did our baby's become boys? I can't believe how fast time goes. Thank you for being the mother of my children. All 4 of your guys need you.

Nancy said...

You are such a fun Mom! I love the cookie pencils! I too am a fan of Pottery Barn. I love looking through the "Island of Nod" catalog too, even though we don't even have any kids yet. Your boys are very blessed to have a Mom who makes things so special.

Abby Killam said...

oh wow!! love these.. good idea for my class during cooking :o)

Becca said...

I LOVE how all of you awesome moms are giving presents to the teachers on the first day!! I need to get with it. And as for morning routines, I was hoping you had some ideas...

Kristen Andrews said...

very sweet, I love kiddos in uniforms and those cookies look really yummy!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

I totally shouldn't have looked at this while I was hungry! Those cookies look delicious!

Kelly @ The Miller Mix said...

What great ideas - and your kiddos are too adorable. I hope they had an awesome first day back.

Also, we find our cash (to organize) by selling everything we get tired of. I feel like it's in and out around here. Finished with something? SELL IT!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Those cookies are adorable. I am sure your kids thought they were a blast to help with.

Shannon said...

Those are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

Thanks for stopping by my spot.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

These are adorable. I would love to see the wrapped, completed version that you gave to the teachers if you happen to have a pic.

I love the backpacks. I think these would be great since I have boys who are less inclined to want the latest/greatest kid of backpack but will be content with a classic, sturdy one. I have a couple of years to prepare though since I have 2 year olds ;)

BTW your boys are adorable!!!

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

Those cookies are the cutest things!! Can't wait to try these out. Great school treat ideas!

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I love those cookies! I'm always impressed by creative moms like you.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Look at those cookies! What a cute first day treat and how fun to give them to friends and teachers.

Love the picture of your boys in their uniforms. Wish I had some advice about morning routine and getting off to school, but I'm not quite there yet. Maybe I'll be coming back to ask YOU for advice when the time comes! ;)

Sue said...

Your boys are adorable...the cookie's are as cute as they are...So a great idea for back to school....I love school uniforms...i think all school public and private should go that route....and thanks for stopping by my blog...No one has ever before told me one of my ideas is genius... Thanks...!!

Melody said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I don't know how you have time with all you do! Great back to school ideas.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your boys are adorable! I hope they have a wonderful school year.

Christi

Lisa Shatzer said...

What a sweet mom you are making your boys pencil cookies! BTW, Ilove your canisters, they are beautiful.

Dorey said...

So cute Lisa! Your boys are going to have such sweet memories of their mom. =) I love the cookies! I'm sure the teachers and everyone else that received one loved them too. =)

I have an organizing tip that a friend of mine shared with me and I love it! {especially now that school has started} I bought a 7 cubby hanging sweater organizer for my boys closet and labeled each cubby with a separate day of the week. On Sundays I lay out each days outfit for the rest of the week {including socks and underwear} and place them in the cubies. =) I've even added a fun movie, game or craft for each day, my boys look forward to seeing what activities we have planned while they get dressed in the morning. =) I know your boys wear school uniforms but you could use it for their "after school" clothes and activities. I am not very organized and am certainly not a morning person so this has helped me a lot! =)

Susan said...

Awww ... your boys are so cute! And those pencil cookies - wow, you should go into business. They look GREAT!!

Iva said...

those are so cute! totally perfect for back to school!!

Bill said...

Hi Lisa,
Those cookies are really fun ... beautifully done and very creative! You have a great looking family, and it's so nice that your hubby was the first to comment.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciated your kind words. Have a great weekend!

Bill

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh, I love the chocolate chip lead!!! What a great idea! They turned out so cute. Thank you for the shout-out! :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Your boys are absolutely darling, as are those wonderful cookies! Thank you so much for joining the "BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ROOK NO. 17" blog hop! I'm so happy to have you on board! You and two other people are the only ones who actually linked up a relevant back-to-school post, so I am so, so grateful for your participation and creativity! When you have a chance, stop back by and grab the button for the hop. I hope it brings some good mojo and lots of new followers your way (count me in!). Best, Jenn

Jenn Erickson said...

Hi Lisa, you were kind enough to link your wonderful post up to my Back to School blog hop last year and it was definitely one of the stand-outs. This year, I'm working on a whole week of Back to School features and am looking for talented bloggers to guest post. I was wondering if you'd be willing to guest-post this project on my blog during the week of Aug. 1 -7? Let me know if you're interested. Thanks! Jenn

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