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Well, you’re not going to believe this, but my kids are going back to school today! We have a modified year-round schedule which gives us a shorter summer, but longer breaks during the year and we love it. We had an amazing break filled with vacation, family time and parties! Time sure flies and I can’t believe Tommy is going to be in second grade and my little princess is starting Kindergarten! {waaahhh!}

These photos are from a Back to School Event that I styled last year for Pottery Barn Kids. It was so much fun to create a display to inspire school celebrations. I also designed a free printable teacher card for the kids to color during the event, that you can download and have your kids bring to school on the first day!

We also have a fun Printable Back to School Collection which includes lots of files to help celebrate the new school year! From bag labels to name tags to banners and everything in between, these printables are the perfect excuse to host a playdate or party before school starts. This printable collection is now on sale in the shop for only $5.50!

Well, wish me luck as I send my babies off for another year of school!

Have a fabulous week! 

photos styling/printables by the tomkat studio for pottery barn kids
photography by laura winslow photography
cupcakes by decadent delights
cake pops by inspired occasions  

July 23, 2012

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hope they have a great day at school!
    My sister-in-law’s children are on a year round schedule and it sounds wonderful!
    Love your happy apple collection!
    Elizabeth

  2. firstly, how cute is that! And secondly, I cannot believe they are going back already, we are talking about the modified year here in our area, I don’t know if it would be for us, but wow I want to make some of those cute things.

  3. Tina Dahl says:

    We just started our last vacation of the summer at the beach, but gearing up for the start of school so we will for sure give the kids new teachers the cute cards, thanks so much! And, congrats to Kate starting kindergarten, how exciting! Wishing Tommy a great year! Enjoy this special time Kim 🙂

  4. Nikki says:

    How cute! And I think some of those apple ideas could easily be transitioned into darling Snow White party decor. I’m such a fan!

  5. nickelle says:

    I MISS my kids going to a Year Round School! We LOVED the Longer breaks during the year! – so jealous! 😉

  6. renee says:

    Congrats to your little ones going back to school. I would welcome a year-round schedule here in Florida. It is so tough for me to work during the summer with the kids out of school for such a long period of time … and it gets so HOT here in the summer, that we end up just wanting to stay inside quite a bit! I LOVE your back to school collection!!

  7. Jo says:

    Oh my! We don’t start until the end of August, but you have helped me get a jump start on thinking about it. Unfortunately, I don’t want them to go. My son will be in Second grade and my daughter in Kindergarten too! How does it happen that fast? Thank you for your posts. I do enjoy your blog!

  8. Lucy Jane says:

    Yay!!! Just bought the set…my boys will be so excited for their first day of preschool. Thanks for the sale!

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