Back to School

1.  A bulletin board for invitations only
2.  Drawing paper as a counter top place mat (roll it out
     & let them draw while you prepare the food & then ball
     up the paper when your finished.  LOVE THIS!

1.  Individual, stackable boot/shoe trays from IKEA.
2.  Magazine holders for each day of the week.  Put in each holder 
     what you to turn in or send to school for the day.  Turn that day forward
      so kids can grab and go.
3.  The door pocket is a little much for me but a big calendar on the wall is , I’m 
      afraid, something I’m going to have to do this year.

1.  Love the wire rack to display art work
It’s back to school next week for us.  Goodbye lounging around till 10am.  I will miss you.  I still have things to get and lists to check off.  Last week I picked up a copy of Real Simple Family which had some great back to school organizational ideas.  These were a few of my fav’s and if I make a quick trip to IKEA I’m think I can give them a try.
ps- stay tuned….this week I’ll be sharing some of my favorite baby items that are on my wish list complete with a picture of my bump (ha)!

{images via Real Simple}


  • Bochenko Artdeco
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 11:52am

    this is so sweet! such a good ideas! still no kids but I bear in mind for the future!

    lovely pics!

  • megan and melissa
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 1:05pm

    I love, love, love these pictures and all the ideas. Even though I don't have kids I am storing these ideas away. Good luck and hope everthing goes smoothly for back to school. Oh and by the way…my sister and I are hosting a giveaway on our blog…we would love it if you stopped by and entered for a chance to win!

  • Stylestance
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 2:03pm

    All such lovely ideas (and they actually get me in the mood for back to school) :)

  • this blessed nest
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 3:57pm

    your blog title is so appropriate!

    lovely things indeed. it is a visual wonderland touring your blog. love this post for organizing and basic pieces to get that make life just plain easier.

  • Maggie May
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 6:24pm

    love these images, esp. the second. i have big white bulletin dry erase board that we use all school year long.

  • Sherry
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 6:29pm

    Those are such great ideas!

  • Exquisite Accessories
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 7:58pm

    Great I dears love the paper on the roll thats great, my brood are at school in Oz are summer hols are in Dec-end Jan so no such look on the lie in's yet. At least I have sep-oct hols to look forward to for 2 weeks yippeeeee. Enjoy the quiet days hee for a while anyway :)

  • Beach Vintage
    Commented on August 17th, 2009 at 10:45pm

    I really like the giant paint colouring pots on the wall. Very cute.

  • paula
    Commented on August 18th, 2009 at 9:33am

    what fabulous ideas! Right now I need the bulletin board for invites only. I missed a few because they somehow got forgotten.

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on August 18th, 2009 at 6:11pm

    love the white all around that color! and the organization. i want all of those rooms. :)

  • Josephine Tale Peddler
    Commented on August 19th, 2009 at 3:50am

    I need every organizing tip I can get! Lovely pictures. Hope all is well with you and you are resting yourself as well. xx

    Commented on August 19th, 2009 at 1:36pm

    great fun space here!

  • Fifi Flowers
    Commented on August 20th, 2009 at 10:04am

    Definitely a GOOD idea to be organized when going back to school… my teen started today and he was TOTALLY unorganized… le sigh… I try so hard to get him organized! I hope you have better luck!

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