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Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop and friends
Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects all about school days. 

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.  Connie Can Crop is the  first stop on this fun Blog Hop.

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 So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a  comment letting us know what you like best about our projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

 Are you ready to head back to school? Let's go!

For my project, I needed to come up with a way to get all three kiddos (ages 8, 6 and 5) up and ready in the mornings.  So, I decided to go with an altered dry erase fridge board.

The kiddos have to place their pieces in the right square, if they do, then when they get home, they are allowed to put the tv on for half an hr and have a snack before starting home work.  And believe me this is BIG at our house (you think these kids starved all day!!!)

 Now, most of these they can do like get dressed and brush their teeth, some they need help with like the combing hair one. If the girls bring me the brush and ribbons for me to get their hair done without me begging then that counts.  So, no matter what age the kids are, you can adapt their morning routine.

To make this board more like "their board", I let them pick out what shapes they wanted to have. Unicorn is from Paper Doll Dress Up, Baseballs are from Sports Mania and the butterflies are from Gypsy Wanderings, all cut at 1- 1.25". (oh and the bus/A+ is for special days like field trips and tests). School Days is from the George basic shape cart. All the cuts have magnets on the back of them so they stick to both the fridge and the board.

This is my second board that I have done. The first is one that I made using Designers Calendar and that was more for me when they were younger and in preschool.  This one is to be more interactive. I think I am going to Modge Pog the cut outs so they hold up better.

Hope this gives you a little inspiration especially for those hectic mornings.
Also Linking Up To: Craftin Desert Divas

 Up next is LISA

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
14. Miranda - 
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. This is such a great idea! I hope that they are motivated to get ready for school! I would be!
    Thanks for joining me in this hop!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie

  2. Oh my gosh this is too cute and such a great idea. I need to make one of these for my kids. Love this!!!


  3. This is a super great idea!!! I love it. I love the little unicorns and the butterflies! The baseball is very befitting for a boy!


  4. Love this project!!! Glad to be in this hop with you. Would love for you to link up this project with the Back to School Linky party going on over at

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  5. What a great idea to have a reward system in place!
    Beth's Beauties

  6. What a great idea. The children will love this and it is so easy to see exactly what they have left to do.... wonderful!

  7. Very functional and fun to organize everyone. I love this. They will like it because its about them and what they need! Love it. Great idea.

  8. Awesome idea - as a first time mom to a little one heading off to school I find this to be a brilliant idea. I may have to adapt for my little lady. Good luck w/ your kiddos and school.

    Thanks for sharing. Terri

  9. This will be a Great idea!! My daughter is entering Kindergarden this year and it would be perfect to keep up with all the dates and stuff! TFS

  10. Oh, I Love this Idea! I put my my Grand Kids on the Bus every morning. Something like this would be Great. Thanks for Sharing! I'm already a follower. :0)

  11. Love it, what a great idea, and so so cute too!!! New follower here.
    ~ Eva

  12. LOVE this idea!!! What a great way to manage hectic school mornings! Love the reward system you have too!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  13. What a great idea!! We need one at our house

  14. What a great idea!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  15. What a cool idea for that board think I will tell my daughter about it for her two boys!! TFS
    Linda K.

  16. I love that!!! It's a great way to keep everyone on target. Thanks for sharing.

    racincrafts at aim dot com

  17. This is a wonderful idea! Love it!

  18. Really cute and clever idea! Love that the kiddos got to pick their own design!

  19. WAY TO CUTE!!! What an awesome idea!!! GREAT JOB!

  20. Wow, that's really a great idea and I like the interactive concept! TFS!

  21. This is so cute and the detail is amazing!

    Happy to be in this hop with you!

  22. Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin


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