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How to Make Fall Cleaning Fun and Easy

It came to my attention back in May that my kids thought that I loved cleaning. Say what?! I clean because I have to but to say I love it is more than an overstatement. Fast forward to now when it is time to start on our fall cleaning and that revelation from May has been on a my mind a lot. What if you could make fall cleaning fun and easy? Take those boring chores that have to get done and turn them into a fun activity that you actually enjoy doing. Now, with the help of The Libman Company, I am doing just that. Find out how to embrace life’s messes with the right tools and a heap of fun.

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I’m totally mopping and taking a photo at the same time!!

Start With the Right Tools

Let’s face it: no matter how much fun you make something, if you are using the wrong tools you are still going to dread the task. That is why the first step is choosing the right cleaning tool for your arsenal. The Libman Wonder Mop is the perfect tool to keep your home clean. Don’t let the fact that this is a mop fool you.

 

  • The Libman Wonder Mop is perfect for all kinds of surfaces such as tile, vinyl, wood, and granite.
  • You can literally clean every room in your house with this one tool.
  • Clean hard to reach areas without stretching or crouching.
  • When you’re done, toss the mop head in the wash to clean it and reuse it up to 50 washes!
  • It makes cleaning a breeze so we can focus on making more messy memories.

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Play Music

Play upbeat music while you clean. It helps motivate you to mover and makes the cleaning feel more like a dance party. Or, if you’re like me, it becomes a literal dance party with you twirling and dipping all over the house…

 

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Have a Race

Something I’ve learned from my kids thinking I love to clean is that they should get in on the action more. Grab your kids, set a timer, and see who can get their room clean first. The timer creates a sense of urgency while the competition keeps it fun. Don’t forget to have a victory treat ready at the end.

 

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Wear Big Fuzzy Socks

How many times have you mopped the floor and found that your kids trampled through the area immediately after? Frustrating, I know. Instead, put pairs of big, fuzzy socks on their feet and let them dance around while you mop. That means less drying time for your clean floors all while they play.

 

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Mop Karaoke

This one is another great way to get the kids excited about cleaning. Everyone picks a song to sing and they mop while singing the song into the mop handle. Make sure that everyone gets a turn and continue singing until the job is done. Mop karaoke seriously has my kids begging me to mop the floor. It’s hysterical.

 

Reward Yourself

When you take on your fall cleaning like a boss, don’t forget to reward yourself. Plan a picnic with your family, rent a movie you have all wanted to see, or make delicious cookies together. Whatever it is, savor it for a job well done.

 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Moms Ultimate Back to School Round-Up + Merry Monday 166

Don’t you just love seeing all of the adorable DIY school supplies that people come up with? They are always clever and fun which makes them a festive part of the back to school season. In the spirit of focusing on mom this month, however, I wanted to round-up resources for you instead of supplies. Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization ideas, teacher’s gifts, and more to make your life easier during this crazy time of year.

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

 

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Lunch Time

Back to school lunches can be a lot more fun with lunch box notes. Here are 3 free ones to brighten up a sack lunch!

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Back to School Printable Lunch Box Notes (MommaDJane)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Lunch Box Notes (Paris at My Big Fat Happy Life)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

How to Create Reusable Lunch Box Notes (Maria @ Tinselbox)

 

Homework Stations and Organizers

How many times during the year do your kids come to you after school because they can’t find paper or pencil sharpeners? Have everything they need at their fingertips with these ideas!

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Kids Homework Station (Jenn at Clean and Scentsible)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Homework Room Makeover (How To Nest for Less)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

$1 DIY Desktop Organization (Ashley at Simply Designing)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

School Organizer (Angie at the Country Chic Cottage)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

DIY 5-Minute Craft Organizer (Jennifer at Jennifer Maker)

 

Gifts for the Teacher

Teachers do so much for your kids all year. It is always nice to give them a little something at the beginning of the year. These DIY ideas are the perfect sweet sentiment to start the year off!

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Teacher Survivor Kit DIY (Burlap + Blue)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Back to School Printable and Gift (Lindsay at See Lindsay)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift (Victoria at Dazzle While Frazzled)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Teacher Survival Kit (Camille at Growing Up Gable)

 

Busy Mom Resources

Make the entire year easier with these resources for busy moms. From fitting in family time to keeping everything organized, these ideas will help make the school year run smoothly.

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Emergency Boxes for Back to School (Daune at Cottage in the Oaks)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Parent’s Back to School Organization Binder (Erlene at MyPinterventures)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Back to School Menu Planning Printable (Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog)

 

Moms ultimate back to school round-up has ideas to help with the areas that you need. Find meal planners, organization, and more to make your life easier.

Family Snack Time Conversation Cards (DIY Adulation)

 

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Share the moms ultimate back to school round-up with your mom friends who could use a little help this year. I don’t know about your but I’m pretty stoked about those re-usable lunch notes and that awesome parent’s binder. If you still want some tutorials for adorable DIY school supplies you can check out these Duck Tape school accessories.

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Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Farmhouse Decor
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Fun and Glittery DIY Notebook

It is time for our next Creative Play Kit summer craft. If you don’t know what the Creative Play Kit is, you can read about it in Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. Although,  I confess that this week’s craft is just as much for me as it is for the kiddos. Today we are making this fun and glittery DIY notebook because it lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? These notebooks also keep the creative fun going long after you and your kids have finished making them. The absolute best part of a new glittery DIY notebook is filling it with creative writings and pictures. That sounds like a fun summer afternoon for everyone.

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Materials

  • Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Construction Paper (5-8 Sheets)
  • 1 Chenille Stem
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Foam Smiley Face Stickers
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 1

Use the foam glitter sheet to measure and cut your stack of construction paper.

Tip:

  • The construction paper should be cut roughly in half.

Step 2

Stack your 2 sets of construction paper together.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 3

Next, fold your stacked construction paper in half like a book.

Tip:

  • Press firmly on the folded edge because the thickness of the construction makes the folding more difficult.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 4

After you have securely folded your construction paper, punch holes along the folded edge.

Tip:

  • If you are having trouble punching holes through the thickness use a hammer and nail. Moms, place the fold on a piece of scrap wood and tap holes with the hammer and nail along it.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 5

Now run a chenille stem through the punched holes to bind the book.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 6

After the pages are bound, trim the ends of the chenille stem and secure them by twisting the ends around the threaded stem.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 7

Next, peel back half of your glitter foam sheet backing. Press one side of the bound construction paper onto it.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 8

Then remove the remaining backing and wrap the foam around the bound construction paper like a book.

Step 9

Trim any excess paper where necessary on the book.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 10

Next, add foam letters to spell out “Notes” along the edge of the cover.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 11

Lastly, embellish the cover with smiley face stickers.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

This glittery DIY notebook is so much fun. It’s fun to look at, fun to make, and fun to fill. Use it to keep kids entertained on the go or make a set of them for back to school. No matter which you choose this little craft will let you and the kids get creative together. Since we missed a few weeks, check back on Friday for another awesome kids crafts. We will be making adorable little pompom monster stickers! Until then, check out this Googly Eye Monogram or this awesome giant Paper Flower Wall Art!

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This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Make Time for Fun with Family Snack Time Conversation Cards

Our family has been having an absolute blast this summer. Every week is filled with summer parties, visits to family, and awesome adventures. The school year is approaching quickly and it is the time of year when busy families, like ours, get even busier. Once school starts so do clubs, sports, homework, and more. You know that family dinners are important but unfortunately busy schedules can make nightly ones all but impossible. This year we are planning ahead for the busy school year with these Family Snack Time Conversation Cards. Snacks, like our favorite Goldfish® crackers, are easy to enjoy with zero prep time. That means more time for fun at home or on the go. Bring Goldfish® crackers and your Family Snack Time Conversation Cards to practices and club meeting to find for smile worthy family moments anywhere.

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Materials

 

Step 1

First, print out your Family Snack Time Conversation Cards on heavy cardstock.

 

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Step 2

Next, cut out all of your cards and set them off to the side.

 

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Step 3

Remove any stickers or packaging from your plastic container.

 

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Step 4

Label the lid of your plastic container with your letter stickers.

Some Ideas for the Label:

  • Smith Family Snack Fun
  • Snack Time Conversation Cards
  • Family Snack Time

 

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Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Step 5

Next, add decorative sticks and embellishments to your container to add your family’s personal style.

Step 6 (Optional)

Seal your container with acrylic sealant and allow to the sealant to dry completely.

 

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Step 7

Load your cards into your container and you are ready to go!

 

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Make a Travel Kit

We made 2 sets of Family Snack Time Conversation Cards. One set will stay at home for quick, after school family time. The second set is placed in a family fun travel kit so we can enjoy meaningful time together on the go. To make your own travel kit, fill a drawstring bag with the following:

  • 1 Set of Family Snack Time Conversation Cards (and Container)
  • Goldfish Snacks Multi-Packs
  • Napkins or Wipes for Clean Up
  • Plastic Bags for Collecting Any Trash
  • A Small Ball for Outdoor Fun
  • Sealed Containers of Bubbles for Entertaining Little Ones
  • 2-3 Books for Indoor Fun

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

With a travel kit you will be set to fit in some family time fun whenever and wherever you can. It is a great way to make your family a priority no matter how busy life gets. Goldfish® crackers and Family Snack Time Conversation Cards are your family’s go-to tools for keeping the summer fun going. Don’t let the back to school season end all of that awesome bonding! Now it will be easier than ever to continue strengthening the bond with your children and create memories that will last a lifetime. What is even better is that Goldfish® crackers are always baked with real cheese and no artificial flavors or preservatives so they are a snack you can feel good about serving your kids (or snacking on yourself). Don’t forget to check out Goldfish® crackers on Pinterest for even more back to school and snack ideas! You will be ready to dominate this school year as a family.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Boys Room Makeover : Painting the Walls and Ceiling

Last weekend I had all of Saturday to myself which is pretty much unheard of when you’re married with 3 kids. In true mom form, I took advantage of it by working. Haha!  That is not to say that I didn’t make the most of it by blasting my music or catching up on some Criminal Minds while painting the walls and ceiling. Do you want to know my new tip for painting walls quickly and efficiently? Kick everyone out of your house! You will be amazed at how productive you can be when you’re not constantly filling up sippy cups, locating lost items, and mediating arguments. Okay, that is not really the tip I want to share with you today but it will ratchet up your productivity. You can find the tips for any painting job in the tutorial below. They can be used even when your house is full of demanding little ones.

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Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

 

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Materials

  • Flat Head Screw Driver (I love this screwdriver that my Papa got me!)
  • Paper Towels
  • Multi-Purpose Cleaner (I use the Clorox from our Tiki Post and it worked great!)
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Painters Tape (I didn’t use any but I still recommend it for most DIY-ers)
  • Drop Cloth
  • Paint Roller
  • 2 inch Paintbrush
  • Wall and Ceiling Paint Choices (at least 1 gallon of each)

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 1

Clear everything out of the room including anything on the walls, like décor and wall stickers.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 2

Remove all of the outlet and switch plate covers in the room.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 3

Next, clean the walls, baseboards, trim, and ceiling.

Tip:

  • This room hasn’t been painted in the 3 years since we moved in so it had 3 years’ worth of crayon, marker, and nail polish stains from tiny hands. There are tips for getting this off (toothpaste, magic erasers, etcetera) but this was roughly 4 feet high and all around the room except where furniture was. I chose to do what I could and then add an extra coat of paint necessary.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 4

Before you paint, measure how far down onto the wall that you want the “night sky” to come. Cut a square of cardboard to that size.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 5

Then use that square of cardboard to measure that line from the ceiling all the way around the room and mark it with your yellow highlighter.

Step 6

As I said above, I didn’t use painters tape but if you do, this is the step to tape everything up.

Step 7

Next, throw down your drop cloth and start painting the lower walls.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 8

Paint one coat of paint with the roller up to the highlighter line on the walls.

Note:

  • I used Valspar Signature Interior Paint and Primer in One and I was amazed at how well it covered all of those crayon, marker, and nail polish stains in one coat!

Step 9

Fill in any corners and edges using your paint brush.

Step 10

Allow your first coat of paint to dry.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 11

Next add your second coat of paint and allow it to dry before moving on.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 12

After your wall paint is dry, paint your first coat of paint on the ceiling and the tops of the walls.

Step 13

Again, fill in any corners and edges with paint.

Step 14

Allow the first coat of ceiling paint to dry completely.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 15

Next, add a second coat of paint to the ceiling and the tops of the walls. Let it dry and you are done painting.

Step 16

Remove all of your tape and re-attach outlet and switch plate covers.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

This is easily the longest part of the makeover. Even with an entire Saturday alone, painting the walls and ceiling took all weekend. One the plus side, I have eaten the frog as Mark Twain would say, and it is all downhill from here. Next, I am adding trim between the ceiling and wall color. After that I will add glow stars to the ceiling. Check out the Boys Room Makeover to see the other awesome projects coming your way. See you next week with the next room update!

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Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

DIY Family Chores Wall System for Busy Families

Have you started getting ready for the school year yet? We are pretty lax with our schedule during the summer. Bedtimes are pushed back. The days are less structured. It is a fun and relaxing time of year. It is because of this that it is important to plan ahead for the school year. We need to get back into the structured rhythm that comes along with it. Part of that is getting an updated list of daily tasks that need to be completed each day. Another part of getting ready is creating organization systems that keep us on track and make life easier. That is exactly what this DIY family chores wall system does.

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Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

 

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Materials

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 1

Remove any packaging that is on your pan.

Tip:

  • If your pan’s label is attached with glue, you will want to clean any excess sticky off of it before continuing.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 2

Cover the top of the pan with one color of acrylic paint.

Tips:

  • I only did one coat of paint because I like the look of the metal showing through. If you want a solidly colored chart, add a second coat of paint after the first coat dries.
  • Use a different color of paint on each pan to make it easier to recognize whose pan each is.

Step 3

Let the paint dry completely before moving on.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 4

Carefully put a washi tape grid on your pan as pictured above.

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Tip:

  • You need to be careful and precise during this step because your pan has not been sealed yet. The paint will chip if you try to reposition the washi tape or scratch it with jewelry.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 5

Next, paint “Tasks”, “Ø”, and “√” in the respective areas using white acrylic paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 6

After your white paint has dried, seal your pan with engine enamel paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 7

While you wait on the enamel to dry, pull out your Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 8

Next, cut the sticky part off of the Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 9

Cut the sticky strip in half.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 10

Then write the tasks that need to be completed each day on the papers and stick one in each grid on the left.

Step 11

Next, add a hook to the right handle of your pan.

Step 12

Repeat steps 1 through 11 for each family member.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 13

Hang your family chores wall system using Command picture strips.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 14

Add bucket to the hooks for storage.

Note:

  • We didn’t add hooks or buckets to the youngest kids’ pans because they don’t really need the storage yet. I don’t want to risk them losing the buckets so I have them and the hooks put up for now.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 15

Lastly, add magnetic pins to track the completion of tasks.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

With this DIY family chores wall system you can easily keep track of daily tasks. In addition, you can have homework supplies at children’s fingertips in the buckets. You can also use the buckets to hold your Daily Workout Sticks like I do. The extra space on the right side lets you keep track of notes, appointments, and permission slips. We also chose to add photo magnets from Shutterfly to label each chart. This makes it easy for little ones to know which charts belong to them and provides an extra magnet to hold notes. This is definitely an all-encompassing system that will have your family ready for back to school. If you want more tips for changing your summer schedule back to the school schedule, check out Get Your Family Back to School Ready!

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

DIY End of Year Autograph Scrapbook

The end of the school year is fast-approaching. For a lot of kids (and moms) the end of the year is bittersweet. Your schedules are thrown out of what which can be frustrating. Kids miss playing with friends that they only see at school. On the flip side, you have more time to spend together and strengthen your family. If your kids love school as much as mine, though, they will miss it and all of their teachers over the summer too. Unfortunately you can’t change the school year but you can give your child a keepsake to look back on over the summer break. Let him collect memories of the school year with a DIY end of year autograph scrapbook.

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

 

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Materials

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 1

Put a ruler sticker border across the center of the cover of your book.

Step 2

Trim any excess off of the border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 3

Place a sticker with your child’s current grade in the center of your border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 4

Next, add the school year above the grade sticker and add embellishments.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 5

One the first page, add a border sticker across the top of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 6

Then add a teacher sticker to the bottom.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 7

On the next 2 pages create a class autograph section by adding a title to the pages and embellishing them.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 8

Next, add an art page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 9

After you have created your heading, embellish the page.

Step 10

Add a library page next.

Note:

I didn’t have any stickers that I liked for the title so I hand drew mine (and many others in the book). If you choose to use a sticker, skip to step 14.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 11

Start by drawing the “R” in block style in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 12

Next, draw the rest of your block letters working out from the “R”.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 13

Fill in your letters by drawing a series of lines inside of each one as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 14

Finish off your library page by embellishing with a book sticker.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 15

On the next page draw 5 straight lines at the top of the page as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 16

Next, draw a treble clef and write the word music on the staff.

Note:

I dotted the “i” with an eighth note but that is completely up to you.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 17

Highlight the word “music” with a silver colored pencil to help it pop against the black.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 18

After you have finished drawing the title, embellish your music page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 19

On the next page, draw the word “GYM” in large block letters in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 20

Fill in the letters with angled lines as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 21

Next, embellish your gym page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 22

On the following 2 pages, draw the title “Lunch Time” and embellish.

Tip:

This lets your little one get autographs from friends that are not in the same class.

Step 23

Finish your book off with a recess page to let your child catch anyone they may have missed.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook anytime he is missing school or his friends this summer. You can take it a step further and preserve memories about your child too. On the last page, have him answer questions so that you have a record of this year of your child’s life. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Age
  • Teacher
  • Favorite Subject
  • Best Friend
  • Favorite Show/Movie
  • Be When Grow Up
  • Favorite Food
  • Favorite Toy

These are just some ideas to give you inspiration. Anything that you would be interested in 5, 10, or even 20 years from now would be fun to include. If you want more ways to preserve your kids’ memories, check out these DIY Kids Summer Memory Books! Make one for each kid or complete one as a family to preserve your memories for years to come.

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You never want to believe that being abducted could happen to your child. Keep your child safe from the new stranger danger with these tips.

The New Stranger Danger

A couple of weeks ago the kids and I were at the craft store shopping for supplies. Let me tell you, shopping along in any store with 3 small children is no easy feat. At one point we finished looking in one aisle and turned to go to the next. I turn around and the 2 kids not in the cart are no longer behind me. I go back to the previous aisle to tell them to scoot their booties and they’re NOT THERE! Immediately a feeling of panic washes through me and I start calling their names. Thankfully, they immediately come around the corner but, as any parent that has also and we again went over the rules for the store. It inspired me to make sure that you have the tools to keep your child safe as well and not only in the store. That is why I’m sharing these tips to protect your children from the new stranger danger.

 

You never want to believe that being abducted could happen to your child. Keep your child safe from the new stranger danger with these tips.

1. Talk Early and Often

The first way to help protect your kids is to talk to them early and often. Don’t talk only about how to prevent things like abduction. Also talk with your child about what to do in the event that someone grabs them. If you need tips for what to tell your child:

  • Scream, yell, and make a huge scene. There are no rules in such an event.
  • Make sure your child knows to yell “Fire!” instead of “Help!” People are more likely to respond to the former instead of the latter.
  • Tell your child to immediately drop all of his or her weight. This makes it harder for the abductor to take your child which increases the likelihood that they will give up.

When I worked in retail, we were trained on child abductions and how to prevent them. Speed and concealment are the key factors of abduction. Many kids’ appearances are changed by quickly cutting their hair and/or clothing in the bathroom before walking them right out the door. The more difficult your child makes it on his or her attacker, the higher the chances that the abductor will move on to an easier target.

 

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You never want to believe that being abducted could happen to your child. Keep your child safe from the new stranger danger with these tips.

2. It Is Not About Hiding Names

When we were growing up we were warned against wearing our name on our clothing and monograms quickly went out of style. In this day and age it is really impossible to completely hide your child’s name from someone who really wants it. It can be as simple as following you around the store and listening for you to say it. In addition to that, your children get bus tags at school, names and contact information are put on team rosters, and more. Because this information is so easy to get in the digital era, it is of growing importance to teach your child how to stay safe instead of trying to conceal his or her name.

 

You never want to believe that being abducted could happen to your child. Keep your child safe from the new stranger danger with these tips.

3. Have Clear Rules

Protecting your kids from strangers is sometimes easier than protecting them from people they know. Make sure that you have clear rules in place and go over them often with your child. These rules should include:

  1. You have a boundary radius in public places such as your child not being able to go past the end of the cart in the grocery store.
  2. You child knows never to go with anyone unless it is previously discussed with you, period.
  3. Have hourly check-ins when your child is playing with friends or outside. If your child is old enough to have a phone, tell them to text you each hour. Make sure he or she knows not to tell anyone about this policy.
  4. Discuss the uniforms of workers and law enforcement when visiting a busy area or store.

4. Code Word Plan

This one is important because it helps protect your children from all predators. The concept is simple. Create a code word with your child and help them memorize it. They then do not leave school, daycare, the bus stop, or anywhere else with someone who does not know the code word. This rules needs to apply to friends, family, and strangers. Also, make sure that your child knows to never tell anyone the code word. If you want someone to know it then you will tell them. This helps protect your child from unknown threats that may also be within your social circle.

 

You never want to believe that being abducted could happen to your child. Keep your child safe from the new stranger danger with these tips.

You never want to believe that something like being abducted could happen to your child. You tell yourself things like, “That only happens to other people” or “We don’t see that stuff in our neighborhood”. The harsh reality is that it can happen to anyone, anywhere. Following the steps above will keep your child safer and that is all any parent wants. You can also find out how to make this DIY Emergency Lanyard to keep your child safe on vacations. It is always better to educate before it is too late.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

DIY Duck Tape Backpack Tag

You saw how to decorate your child’s plain jane pencil box. The project is simple enough to totally rock it out in 10 minutes so no worries if you found yourself down to the last minute to complete it. Another accessory that grade school children often get are those large plastic tags to wear around their necks. These contain information for the children (and the adults at the school) to know what bus they are on and who their teacher is. Let’s face it: these tags break long before their usefulness has run out. That is why I’m going to show you how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child’s bag to help them out all year.

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Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

 

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Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Backpack Tag Materials

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 1

First, pull a length of tape from the roll and place on a flat surface sticky-side up. Do not cut the tape yet.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 2

Place the tag on the tape so that half of it is hanging off and there is extra tape at the top and bottom. (See picture above for reference.)

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 3

Now trim the tape and ensure that there is still extra at the top.

 

Step 4

Cut a second piece of tape roughly the size of the piece attached to your tag. (This doesn’t have to be exact.)

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 5

Place your tag on the second piece of tape so that the remaining half of the back of the tag is covered.

Tips:

  • Make sure that the 2nd piece of tape is facing in the same direction as the first before attaching it to your tag.
  • You do not need to match up the designs on this project.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 6

Next, trim the tape around the tag leaving ¼ inch extra on all sides.

Tip:

  • Make the extra tape around the tag larger if using an especially big tag. The one pictured above is 2 inches wide.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 7

Fold up the bottom edge of your tape onto the front of your tag.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 8

Next, fold down the angled top edges of your tape.

Step 9

Fold over the side edges of the tape.

Step 10

Lastly, fold down the top remaining edge of tape.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 11

Cut a small piece of tape from the roll that is slightly larger than the width of your tag. Place it over the top of your tag on the front.

Step 12

Trim the tape using your tag as a guide. This time do not leave any extra tape around the edges. Smooth the cut edges by pressing them firmly to the tag.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 13

Next, punch a hole in the top of your tag. Try to line it up with the original hole. (This will help keep the tag strong.)

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 14

Place an eyelet through the hole you’ve created.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 15

Secure the eyelet using your setter then set the tag off to the side.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 16

Cut a piece of plastic cording 24 inches long.

Step 17

Fold your piece of cording in half twice.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 18

Thread the side of the cording with loose ends through the clip.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 19

Next, pull that same end through the loops at the opposite end of the cording. Pull tight to secure.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 20

Thread that same end through the eyelet in the tag. Do this front to back.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 21

Knot the end of your thread twice and pull tight. (I recommend twice because otherwise the knot may be too small to hold to the back of the tag.) Trim the excess cording at the end.

 

Find out how to make this easy Duck Tape backpack tag. Clip it on your child's bag to help them (and school teachers) out all school year long.

Step 22

Fill out the tag with relevant information such as Name, Grade, Teacher’s Name, and Bus Number.

This is such an easy and useful back to school project! Don’t limit yourself to making them just for school, either. These are great for luggage tags for vacation. (You can even make a fun glittery one for your suitcase.) Make sure you’ve entered our Duck Tape giveaway for your chance to score some free tape!

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DIY Duck Tape School Accessories

Schools are getting more and more specific about the exact supplies your kids need for school. This is especially true for grade-schoolers. In our school the color and material of folders is dictated as well as for the pencil box. This year, while shopping for school supplies, my oldest was so disappointed that he couldn’t get any of the pretty and unique pencil boxes he saw. His list dictated that he had to have a plastic one. Frankly, the plastic ones are miserably plain. To cheer him up I told him that we would decorate one of the plain plastic cases. That is what inspired the creation of easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories.  There are over 250 prints and colors to choose from, making each project unique in it’s own way.  Duck Tape is an easy crafting medium for kids of all ages and often does not require additional supplies (glue, scissors, staples, etc.). Have you seen all of the awesome new designs you can find it in? They have everything from glittery tape to your favorite sports teams! You know I love anything glittery but since this project was for my son, alas, we didn’t go with the glitter. Instead, we used the adorable gnome pattern and the rad Star Wars one. Using two totally different tape patterns meant creating 2 unique projects. The first is this crazy easy pencil box.

 

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Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Pencil Box Materials

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 1

Cut a piece of tape that is slightly larger than the middle indentation of the box.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

 

Step 2

Place the piece of tape on the right side of the indentation. Make sure that the ends of the tape hang over the edges.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 3

Next, trim the edges of your tape by opening up your scissors and running the blade firmly down the edges.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 4

Cut a second piece of tape and line up the patterns to match as best you can.

Tip:

  • Cut this piece of tape larger than the first. This makes it easier to match the patterns.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 5

Next, trim this tape as you did the first piece.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the entire indentation of the box is covered in tape.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 7

Next, cover the outer edges of the box. Start at the back, right corner and carefully wrap around the outside.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 8

Trim the latch indentation with your scissors as you did above.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 9

Also trim the ends and the bottom overlap of the tape (if there is one).

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

Step 10

Add your final piece of tape to the back edge of the pencil box.

Step 11

Lastly, trim any excess from the edges.

 

Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories and helped inspired these easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!

This is such an easy way to dress up a plain pencil box. Choose Duck Tape in the pattern that your child loves to help him or her express style while staying within school supplies parameters. Kick the style up even more with the Duck Tape backpack tag on Monday. It is a great way to label the bag with important information that your child needs or to find its way home if lost.

This pencil will also help your kids express their fun and unique style at school. As if the project isn’t awesome enough, Duck Brand Duck Tape is letting me give you some free tape to create your own back to school accessories! Grab your entries now below. Then start brainstorming your next fantastic Duck Tape project!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.