Make Learning to Read Fun with a Doorknob Mailbox

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Learning to read is hard! And it can often become stressful and frustrating for both the child and the parents. Years ago, I stumbled on this neat way to help my daughters master reading while keeping things fun and making some special memories along the way! When my oldest of four daughters came home from preschool after a Valentine's Day party with a "mailbox" full of Valentines, that mailbox eventually ended up on her doorknob. That led to me leaving her "mail", and she thought it was … [Read more...]

Back to School Gifts

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Who doesn’t love to personalize notebooks and journals? As an author I write everyday and I go through notebooks like crazy. So, when Target had notebooks on sale for Back to School I picked up a few. Of course the notebooks were to “Plain Jane” for me, so I personalized each one! While making the project, I realized these would make great Back To School Gifts. So, I made few more with bookmarks to match! You can personalize these for your recipient with their grade number or initials.  For me … [Read more...]

After School Magnetic Chore Chart #FrogTapeProjects

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This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine. My kids have been back in school for a month now and our afternoons are full of homework, piano lessons, sports practices and things that keep us very busy. To ensure the business doesn't turn into craziness, I created an After School Magnetic Chore Chart. It not only looks organized and pretty, it keeps my kids on track and ensures we don't forget anything. Here is how I made it: 1. Grab a … [Read more...]

Back to School Dinner

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Question: What do you get when you combine a creative meal and back to school shopping? Answer: A fun back to school dinner that will soon become a new family favorite tradition!! Here is how to plan a fun, successful evening with your family: "Back to School" is the theme for the night! A cafeteria inspired meal and fun school themed decorations will help set the mood for a night to remember! Create a fun center piece by displaying school items. Things like books, a map or globe, … [Read more...]

Back to School Party Ideas

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Hey all! It's Diana from The Girl Creative and this month I'm sharing with you some super fun back to school party ideas. Whether your kids have already gone back or they will be going back soon, there is still time to throw together a fun back-to-school party to kick off this new school year. I've scoured the internet Pinterest - who am I kidding and I've put together this fun roundup full of exciting ideas from party favors to decor to treats. 1. {Paper and Pleats} 2. {Merry B Events} 3. … [Read more...]

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