Back to School time!!

Wow I just don’t know where the time goes………

Our youngest started HIGH SCHOOL last week! Seriously…How did THAT happen?

Our oldest has been out of school for 4 years and will be making an exciting job change soon (she’s a hair stylist)……..she will be renting her own space at a brand new salon and spa!ย  She will be a “business owner”.

Life moves SO fast sometimes………we need to remind our selves and our children, who always want to “grow up” so fast……to SLOW DOWN stop rushing thru life and appreciate the moments that you have now!

Starting high school can be scary, and they all want to be “18 and out of school”……but I want to remind her and her friends “THESE are the BEST years” DON’T RUSH them……..ENJOY them!! {sniff sniff}

That’s why I LOOOOVE this Trace Adkins song……
You’re gonna Miss This

and for those of you who have little ones in school…..

Amy at Living Locurto has a great list of FREE Back to School Printables

The girls at How Does She have some FUN First Day of School Traditions

Black Lab Graphics have the most adorable Printable Little Lunch Notes

How about Warm Peanut Butter & Jelly Dip from The Family Dish for an After School Snack

These easy cake mix cookies would make a yummy lunch box treat

Cake Mix Cookies

Sweet Baking Supply has some CUTE Crayola Crayon picks for some Back To School Cupcakes

Keep new school clothes fresh (or revive old favorites) with tips from Clorox’s Dr. Laundry

Do you have kids headed back to school this year? Were they excited or nervous?ย  Do you have any Back to School Traditions?

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Before you know it your new high school student may be off to college! Wonderful news about your oldest starting up her business in the new spa. Exciting times for all of you. Wonderful links in this post Cheryl. My two have been out of school for years now and I kinda wish all these ideas and information were available to me when they were still attending. Such fun!

  2. My son started pre-K..I was more nervous than him! I have a 2 year old daughter, so it’s nice to have alone time with her ๐Ÿ™‚
    I had a ‘back to school’ party and I plan to have one every year.
    Here’s a link to part of the bash.

  3. Thank you for including my crayon Little Lunch Notes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wrote a big post about the song, “You’re gonna miss this” a year or so ago. Love that song.

  4. Thanks for the link!
    You might like this one, too.
    Back to school lotions I found on Oops! I Craft My Pants

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  6. Great school post, Cheryl! Wonderful ideas and was just plain fun. As a homeschooler my kids miss out on some of those extra-special things, but I want to find a way to tie them in for them this year.

  7. My oldest starts high school this Wednesday and my youngest starts middle school. I can’t believe how fast time flies! It seems like just yesterday I had a baby on my hip and a boy in preschool!

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  9. Happy Happy New Adventures to Allison and Heather!
    Your GIRLS ROCK Cheryl!
    Just like their ROCKIN’ MOM!
    I wish you all lovely days ahead!

  10. Have I told you lately just how much I LOVE your new LOOK over here Cheryl!
    Well I do!
    I do!
    I do!
    I LOVE it!

  11. Back-to-school…..*sob*! How DID they get so big?!? Allison looks adorable on her first day! Great links, too!

    Wish we were closer so we could go to lunch while the kiddos were in school!!!

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