I'm sitting in my second day of Pre-AP training this morning which can only mean one thing - the countdown to Back To School is ON!!!
The back-to-school season is super exciting for me.... I love the fresh start and the "kick off" to Fall. There's always so much excitement and anticipation and, as much as I love summer, I get PUMPED thinking about cooler weather, early nights, pumpkins, baking, etc. I also REALLY love writing in a fresh teacher planner and filling out my class lists and seating charts. #nerd4life
Going back to school can be kind of a bummer for me and the kids (even though we love Fall.... it's hard to give up the relaxed summer feel for early mornings and uniforms), so I try to get excitement brewing (for all of us!) with some simple decor...
I usually have a wreath of some kind above my stove... but since I was trying to pull things from around the house and spend zero dollars to get this decor up I ended up making this out of stuff I had...
I think it turned out pretty cute - and it was CRAZY EASY (no sewing involved!) and I'll put a tutorial up later this week.
My garland has some little apples attached to it, but it wasn't looking "back to school" enough for me - so I threw in some faux apples and pencils and called it a day :)
I'm loving how our spring photos were the perfect colors for both my patriotic decor and this :)
I took these pics on Saturday morning and it was really overcast and gloomy.... so the lighting is kind of weird :(
I recycled my vintage toolbox turned planter and used it as part of my table centerpiece.
What was happenign while I was taking pics??? Oh nothing much...
So.... are y'all excited for "back-to-school"??? Do you have fun family traditions or things you like to do to kick off the school year? Hit me up with your ideas! :)