Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School

Today was our first day of school. So back packs stuffed with fresh new supplies and lunches made we headed off for the morning carpool. The day went well and my new high schooler seemed to have enjoyed her first day of public school ever. She found all her classes and met lots of new folks. Her and a friend really enjoyed decorating their lockers a couple of days before school started. 

So in anticipation of this special week I splurged and bought our favorite cheddar cheese bagels for breakfast.

Some cute paper bags bought on clearance for holding lunches. I tucked a little not inside wishing her a good day and hoping she made lots of new friends.

So just Q and I remained on the home front. We came home, took care of the chickens and then I scrubbed my kitchen counters and wiped everything down. They really needed a good cleaning.

I threw some of my needed supplies in a wooden box but may move this to my little desk. I am always tweaking things to see if I can find better ways to stay organized.

Linking to:
Katherine's Corner
A Return to Loveliness
Common Ground


Sweet Tea said...

You're off to a great start - hope this is a wonderful school year!

Kris said...

Hope the year is a great one! Is Q going to go to preschool?

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Our schools aren't back in until Sept. 4th. Then it's my baby's Senior year! It will go by so fast I'm sure! I'm sure your daughter will make a lot of friends!

Ms. Redo said...

So glad she had a good first day of public high school, you're a sweet mama to put a note in her cute lunch bag! Love your organization, looks great in the cheese box. We've started geometry here, though public school doesn't open til after Labor Day, I thought it would be best to get our toe in the water so that "opening day" isn't so traumatic (as it usually is around here ;).

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


I hope it's a great school year!

Oh....I love your little crate you're using for organizing. That's perfect!


Olive Cooper said...

Wishing her a great year in school. Those bagels sound wonderful. CC is off to college on Saturday and she is taking my Jeep for the first time. Kind of scary but she drives well.

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love that little box! Where did you find it?

Mecky said...

That's a great idea on the wooden box. I have two and never really knew what to do with them. I will have to pull them out and use one that way.

mail4rosey said...

Everything looks great! Love that red toaster. :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh..I'ts hard to believe school is in session once again. where did the summer go?
Your little one must be happy carrying such a pretty lunch. I do hope she loves her teacher and makes many new friends.
You're such a good Mommy, Elaine!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

what an adorable chalk board! also love a great vintage cheese box to keep things corralled! and yum those bagels look delish!!

PrimHearted said...

I hope your daughter has a great school year! Love your cheese box caddy too.

Sam I Am...... said...

I hope they all have a great year in school! I loved school and still love learning. I love your "back to school" sign and the bags and special bagels for the first are such a great Mom!
I have a cheese box like that! Too cute for your have the best ideas! The counters look nice too.

Cozy Little House said...

And you're pretty darned organized for a mother and wife with that many in the house!

Katherines Corner said...

back to school already! where has the summer gone? You look ready my friend and well put together. Hugs P.S. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop :-)