I love changing things around just a little for each season. I LOVE back to school even though I have no kids in school (my little guy is 20 months) and I have not been in school since I graduated from BYU in 2005. There is something about all those cheap office and art supplies that gets me giddy! Here are some quick little tips to get in gear without much effort or expense.
I am a big fan of the fill random vases with stuff method. This is SO EASY for back to school. We all have crayons, pencils, and other school supplies we can use. As an extra added bonus, this makes your decor usable for homework. I find that homework many times gets done near the centerpiece anyway.
I used apples, colored pencils and magnetic letters from my little guy's leapfrog fridge phonics set. I put them on top of the fridge because they would be too big of a temptation for my little guy and he would be on the table constantly.
I also have a thing for lists: to do lists, grocery lists, menu lists. You name it, I love it! I like to update seasonally by changing the grocery list pad on my fridge. I buy them in the Target dollar section and change them every few months. Here's my back to school list pad:
That's all for now. I will be enjoying some sand, water, and sun at Bear Lake this week! So I've got to get to packing. Better make a list. ;)
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