back to school :: organize your notes to teachers with adorable personalized tear-off notepads

Personalized school notepads "a note from the mom of" and "a note for the teacher of" by Lauren McKinse

walk into any Target or Walmart and you will see isles and isles of school supplies ready for the upcoming school year. school supplies make me giddy. the brand new crayons, glue sticks, colored pencils, folders and more want to jump in my cart even though my boys are in high school. the start of […]

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back to school :: a few of Lauren McKinsey’s favorite backpacks


backpacks. i love them. especially if they are cute, whimsical, colorful and just downright adorable! growing up my brothers and i always carried Jansport backpacks to school. their backpacks are well made, durable and have a lifetime warranty. all these years later, my boys carry Jansport backpacks to school. however, i have yet to convince […]

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pack a little love :: lunchbox notes for the school year

Back to school set of 70 tear off lunchbox note pads for girls by Lauren McKinsey

i would love to think that my boys will neverĀ get TOO old to find lunchbox notes in their lunch sacks or book bags, but i am afraid that time has passed. i still sneak in a note here and there, but there is no convincing them that Lauren McKinsey’s children are are obligated to smile […]

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year in review :: celebrating our one year anniversary living in North Carolina


  July 1, 2014. that was the day we became official North Carolina residents. i can hardly believe that it has been one year sinceĀ our move, and in a way i can’t believe that we really did it! i wanted to capture the last year on “paper.” to document the “real” behind our move and […]

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summertime sign & activity sheets to entertain the kiddos

Watermelon, ant, ladybug, ice cream cone and bumblebee summer essentials printable and activity sheets from Lauren McKinsey

it’s officially summer and just in time to celebrate the months of no school, outdoor activities, family vacations, cookouts and watermelon i created this printable collection that makes me smile! you will find our whimsical and colorful bumblebee, ants, ladybugs, ice cream cone and watermelon on this adorable sign and our craft sheets! it will […]

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