Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gettin' Ready for School

Getting ready for school is a large endeavor in our family! With four kids at home, two schools, three teachers, two sports seasons, football to baseball n softball... Dance, teachers, carpools and what the kids need to focus on... Staying organized is quite an ordeal!!

Here I took a discount/clearance white collage frame from Target and did something fun and useful with it! Here I sanded the scuffed edges of the frame and then used our Tea Stain ink to age the plain white frame.

I then snagged our Storytime DSP for insides of said frame. Each kid was decorated with their style! Carina nabbed the new Champagne Glitter Paper as her butterflies, Genevieve took the clear glitter paper that I edged in Melon Mambo as she is our link girl. Sal was stamped with his football and baseball with our new Great Sport stamp set.

I filled in the Coach's numbers, school numbers, days for dance, practice, etc. thennnn I filled in the area they need to be focused on at school. Placing it in our kitchen, this helps us to stay focused, my hubby n I to have important numbers n not hv to look them up. Too, I find my hubby calling meeee for important numbers when I'm out n about... This will help HIMmmm to know who, when and where in our kids lives they have to be!

I utilized the new, demonstrator only, convention attendance stamp set "I am..." as my kids are fabulous, beautiful and a star!!

Hope you are ready for school to start up!! It's around the corner! I'm trying to be more organized and proactive about it all this year, lol.

A little secret?? Expo's Vis a Vis is a Wet erase marker! It stays on until you wet it off! That is wayyy better than a rub off when you bump into it! Shhhh that's ourrrr lil secret! Lol
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