Friday, August 13, 2010

be safe. learn lots. have fun.

Haircuts and perfectly-tied shoes, sharpened pencils and brand new books. Back to School season is a fresh start to an organized and tidy life...LOVE THAT!


Last September I wrote a blog post about these sweetly sharpened pencil cookies that I made for a back to school treat. Michelle, at Someday Crafts blog is showcasing a treasure collection of Back to School ideas this week and she featured my pencil cookie post!



My sweetly sharpened sugar cookies!


Yes, yes, I want you to go over and read it! {smile}...and while you're there you can jot down a lot of other amazing ideas.



I found the most A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E tags! Paper Eclectiques is one of my favorite stores on etsy. I have ordered a pocketful of things from them and am always in love!



These tags send the PERFECT message for Back to School:

There are several ways to use the tags. The kids and I made some peanut butter cookies and bundled them up to give to friends as a Back to School treat. Mmmm
You can also secure the tags around lunch food and hide them in little lunchboxes for your kids to discover on their first day back to school.



I am obsessed with monograms! My boys have had these personalized lunchboxes from Pottery Barn Kids for several years and they have proved to be extremely durable and still extra cute. The boys also have matching backpacks, suitcases, and more. Little kids appreciate personalized items.


Sigg bottles ROCK. They keep water fresh, with a clean, clear taste and they are eco friendly. A few years ago my boys found these bottles at the bottom of their Christmas stockings and they have been a staple on their desks during homework and study times ever since. Staying hydrated is the key to straight A's right?

Sigg Water please


Sooo.....
be safe,
learn lots,
and have fun.


The whole purpose of education
is to turn mirrors into windows.
~Sydney J. Harris

This post is linked to: Friday Favorites, Toot Your Horn Tuesday, Spotlight Yourself, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Motivate me Mondays, Inspired By, I'm Lovin It Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff Thursday, Be Inspired, Topsy Turvy Tuesdays, Making the World Cuter, Its so Very Creative, Tasty Tuesday,Get Your Craft On, Market Yourself Monday, Works for Me Wednesday, Show and Tell, Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday



31 comments:

portatoredichrist said...

Has it really been a year since you made the pencil cookies? Time does fly, doesn't it? My favorite thing about this post is it is just so YOU! I can hear you saying every happy word. And what is this about little kids appreciating personalized items? I'm pretty sure I know at least one momma that loves them too!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Great ideas, thanks for the tips. This is our first year of school...I can hardly believe it. I just love your bottle and pencil display!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Kelly said...

Alright, lady. You've finally done it. I'm going to bake something and it's all your fault.

My kids are going to love decorating the pencil cookies!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Your blog has become my absolute {FAVORITE}! Love this post (and I know I say that on every single one of them!)

The cookies are positively perfect! How incredibly cute, Lisa! Love the little tags, too!

I totally agree about personalization of things - for kids and ADULTS. In this great big world, we all feel a little small and insignificant...how nice to carve out one's niche in this big 'ole world wth something as little as a personalized backpack or lunch bag!

Keep up the GREAT work, girl!! :)

Judy@cutest-little-things

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Very cute post! I can't believe it's time for school!

Donna

. said...

very cute and fun post!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

You are such a cute mom!

mama hall said...

I love your pencil cookies! Thanks for all the neat ideas. I'm bookmarking the Back to School page to look at later today. My daughter starts school TUESDAY! ((hold me)) Being creative will take my mind off of it :) Thank you!

Michelle said...

Love the saying! The pencil cookies are also adorable. Are your boys back to school this week?

Jenny said...

Listen. I know I'm a little old, but can you be my Mom, too!?!

You are amazing.

Kirsty said...

I love those little glasses! So pretty!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Sweet Post.

Leigh said...

What cute ideas for back-to-school! Thanks so much for finding my blog and leaving such a nice comment!
--Leigh

Room to Inspire said...

What a sweet post - those cookies are adorable! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

Lynn said...

Sweet ideas, Lisa. Love the idea of making little bags of cookies for the kids to share with friends at school :)

♥Aubrey said...

Summer flew on by sooo fast!!!
It's school time already & my kids are cringing. Lol :)-

LOVE those pencil shaped cookies. They look delicious & I'm sure taste better than the real #2.

♥Aubrey said...

Summer flew on by sooo fast!!!
It's school time already & my kids are cringing. Lol :)-

LOVE those pencil shaped cookies. They look delicious & I'm sure taste better than the real #2.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lisa, you are SO talented. You never cease to amaze me. Loved this post.

Just checking in from my blog break and will hopefully be back to blogging after the first of September. There is a lot going on that is demanding my undivided attention. Life can get in the way of fun at times! ;-)

Hope all is well with you and that the boys are all adjusting to life back at school.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kristin said...

I think I need to pick up one of those H20 bottles for the dude!

CDVG said...

Love your blog. I just started one that I think you'll love too. Please stop by. Ms. CotedeVelvetGreige! :)

Erin said...

Your cookies are fantastic. How great for back to school!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Those cookies are so cute!
pathb4me.blogspot.com

ButterYum said...

Absolutely adorable cookies!! Happy FF.

:)
ButterYum

even-star said...

awww those are so squee!

21st Century Housewife© said...

Love the pencil cookies - what a great back to school treat!

Heather Bredimus said...

Hi Lisa! I found your site off of Today’s Creative Blog! I love your craft! You are so talented! I just signed up to be your 398th follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at http://www.modernfamilymagazine.com

redtedart said...

Those pencil cookies are just too cute!

I am going to feature them in my monthly Get Crafty round up - posting 1 Sept!

Hope that is ok!

Maggy
PS here is last month's for reference: http://redtedart.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/get-crafty-aug-2010-summer/

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love the pencil cookies! And the cookies in the lunch boxes, etc... You are a great mom! I didn't even think about doing that, I need to take lessons! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

Holly said...

So darn cute! What a sweet idea. The tags are adorable. I have always wanted to make tags or put notes in the lunchboxes and never had...perhaps I am a lazy mom!

Thecitycradle said...

Super cute, your ideas are always adorable!

Jerri said...

Those pencil cookies are adorable!

Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!