My daughter needed a quiet, well-lit and organized place to study and do homework. We bought her this desk off Craigslist some time ago, but we never really decorated or did anything to make it inviting.
So, today, we celebrated a “first” in our house. It’s a first that comes around once a year…or twice, if you consider the fact that my daughter doesn’t attend school in the district where I teach. Yep, you guessed it. Today was my oldest daughter’s first day of school.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably already seen our newly minted second grader with her “back to school” sign and toothless grin.
Most of us already take a “first day” photo of our kids, and some of us even create a sign or use a prop…
…and some of us even take a picture at the school, or in front of the school sign.
But what do you do when your school child’s almost three year old little sibling feels left out? Make them a sign, too, of course!
Little Miss was tickled pink to be a part of the photo-festivities…and we got some super cute shots to use in her yearbook someday. Her sign reads, “I’ll be here in three years!” Due to her late fall birthday, she’ll start school the fall AFTER she turns five, meaning she’ll turn six during her kindergarten year.
We even sneaked back over to the school once the traffic died down a bit to take these cute pics in front of the school buses.
It’s rare that I get a photo of the two of them where Aubrey is cooperating. Even though these two engage in a whole lot of sisterly spats, it’s clear from these pics that they really do love one another.
And that makes my heart smile.
I hope you all have a wonderful school year, even those of you who (like me) haven’t started back to school yet.
Have a wonderful week, and join us tomorrow for some more “back to school” goodness.
Reading nooks are all the rage, for both kids and adults. After all, we as adults love cozy places, and kids are no exception. Why not give the little kiddos in your life somewhere to kick back with a good book? Today, I’m sharing my favorite reading nooks for kids.
I love the one pictured above. The patterns and colors work together perfectly, and those wall-mounted shelves are actually picture ledges. They’re inexpensive to purchase or DIY, and they’re such a nice, decluttered look. The wall decals and that little garland are too cute for words!
4. Have a dormer in your kiddo’s room? Why not stretch a curtain across it and make a “reading room?” I love these curtains and the idea of a “private” reading area. My kids would absolutely love this.
5. Repurpose a Billy bookcase into a handy window seat in your reading nook. Add a long cushion and lots of pillows, and you’ll surely want to curl up with a good book and stay there. I love the colors, the extra storage and the cuteness of this reading nook.
I hope you have truly enjoyed our Pinterest roundup today! Come back Friday for summer home decor tips.