Friday, September 7, 2012

News You Can Use - Volume 5

Just for you.  

A round-up of some great "back to school" stuff from around the web.

For girls only:  Stuck for something to wear under those cute back to school dresses?  Then check out Hidees, a fun and comfortable way to keep those undies under wraps.   

Their motto?  "We believe in fashion, not flashin'."

Tired of labeling (and re-labeling) your kids' jackets, mittens, gloves, gym clothes... every time they come out of the wash?  Martha Stewart No-Iron Permanent Clothing Labels are a great time-saver - and they work!  
With a permanent marker, write your kiddo's name on the label, stick onto desired item of clothing (no ironing and no sewing!) and hold for 5 seconds.  Done.  But the real magic?  Even after washing and drying, it still looks like a new, fresh label.  Awesome.

100 Days of Real Food is a highly informative blog that has quickly become my "go-to" place for all things school lunch.  Here are a few great posts that might help make the daily packing of the lunch box just a little bit easier:

With school back in session, most of us will be spending even more time in our cars.  I was reminded again of how important it is to make sure that emergency information is easily accessible.  Take some time to place an emergency contact sticker on each car seat in your vehicle.

The blog, Don't Pat the Belly, has a basic form you can use to create your own stickers.

Back to school time often means our kiddos are exposed to more germs.  How Does She? has a great post full of good old-fashioned home remedies that will comfort and soothe any child who is feeling a little under the weather.


For most of us, the first day of school has already come and gone.  But maybe you'd like to treat your child's teacher to a little something special for no reason at all.  Since it never hurts to get on the teacher's good side, here are a couple of fun ideas:

My cousin, Kristin, is a "retired" elementary school teacher, the mother of two handsome young boys, and an all-around great mom.  She shared a cute idea for a teacher gift on her blog - personalized book plates.  

Click here to visit Dixie Delights and easily create your own. 

While the tag on these cute little "survival kits" says First Day of School, I think a teacher would appreciate this any day of the year.  Just fill with goodies and fun school supplies.


Click here to visit Bee in our Bonnet for a peek inside their gift boxes and directions to make your own.

Not feeling particularly crafty?  How about this quick and easy but very useful gift?

Method Soap with free gift tag
Click here to visit Skip to my Lou for the printable gift tag and directions.

And finally, for those of us with kiddos who use Apple products for communication, the newest update, iOS6, is coming soon and has some wonderful features for special needs kids.  Click here to visit Bridging Apps and watch a video full of helpful tips on how to understand and use the Guided Access Feature of iOS6.

Have you come across any other great school stuff?  I'd love to hear about it so feel free to share a comment.

Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. I'm not so crafty but I think I can do some of them!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing the carseat label. Can't wait to print one for Matt's seat!

  3. Fun ideas! I'm going to have to try those clothing labels. Thanks for the sweet note! :)


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