Back to School Blog Hop

Let’s just get this out of the way.

I’m not the most organized person on the planet. (My Type A friends are laughing right now.)

I try REALLY hard. But, because I am constantly restless (hence the name), I move things around too much to actually stay organized!

So! When Emily and Erin asked me to participate in the Back to School Blog Hop, I was thrilled! A chance for me to actually PRETEND that I’m organized or at least try really hard!

Plus, as a teacher and kids in Preschool, I wasn’t sure what that meant for us.

I really thought about what things absolutely made our lives easier. What made the mornings smoother and with less yelling stress.

Back to School Organization

This is what I came up with that worked for me

  1. CLEAN! Clean the heck out of your house before the kids go back (or for those SAHM, WHEN they go back!) because once hectic schedules start, there will be no time! Clean surfaces seem to make me so much happier!

White Kitchen

(Let’s pretend this isn’t a picture from Christmas, okay?) 

  1. If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember this awesome board I found on the side of the road! One of my teacher friends even commented that I may need an intervention. But I KNEW immediately when I saw it, it screamed for little hooks that would be perfect for all of our little bags!  The boys start off the morning at different places so they will each need a separate bag and there is NOTHING worse than not being able to find one when it is time to go! My precious husband (with the right tools, of course!) just added the hooks I picked out and screwed it directly into the wall right under our Instagram display!


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(It’s the little things, really, that make me so excited!)

  1. Finally, you may or may not know that I am married to a coach. I wish basketball season was just November to February but let’s be realistic, it’s all year. Having a calendar makes life so much easier. Last year, right before we moved in, we painted our refrigerator with chalkboard paint and we LOVE it. Unfortunately, it’s also not realistic to think that writing with chalk is easy and quick. My solution was an actual calendar. This way I can write with ANY color and it can be a pen instead of searching for chalk or a dry erase marker when I need to write something down (remember my lack for organization!).

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Doesn’t August look so nice because there’s nothing major on it, yet (except for our Noonday brunch that I am SOOO excited about…if you’re in the area, come on over! Never heard of Noonday and the power they give women? Read more about it here.)?



We aren’t at the point where our boys participate in extracurricular activities but having this calendar (that I picked up at Goodwill for $1) and an empty frame (both nailed to the fridge!) helps make things a) look pretty and b) a little organized!

Now, when my coach isn’t home yet, I’ll know where he is!

Back to School Blog HopI hope these simple ideas help you like they are SURE to help me! Be sure to check out the rest of these amazing ideas below! I can’t wait to see how they can help me!

Image Map

1. Elizabeth Joan Designs 2. Making It In The Mountains 3. Stripes and Polka Dots
4. For My Love Of 5. Home. Made. Interest. 6. Restless Arrow
7. Little Red Brick House 8. Little House Of Four 9. Cuddles and Chaos
10. Our House Now A Home 11. Kent Heartstrings 12. The DIY Mommy
13. Curly Crafty Mom 14. Houseologie 15. Canary Street Crafts
What do you do make mornings easier?? PLEASE share!

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    • says

      Thank you, Amy!!!! I was so excited…I wish you could have seen my carrying it while pushing a stroller! Haha!

      Thank you for your words about my kitchen! I really need to do a post soon because it was on such a tight budget!

  1. says

    I wish I found stuff like that board on the side of the road. I have been lucky with a few things but that is a beautiful piece. And great idea to add hooks for back packs. It is like that board was made just for that. Love it!

    • says

      I don’t know…my friends think I’m pretty nuts. I’m serious when I say one texted me about a trash intervention! Ha!

      Thank you for your sweet words!

  2. says

    Love these ideas. I’m a big fan of having hooks like those at a level where the kids can get to their own things—and put them away! This post just reminded me that both of my littles are going to school next year and I only have hooks for one! I’m going to have to use some of your tips to improvise!

    Also, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier calendar set up! 😉

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