School Checklist printable

Hey guys, Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas again. Now I’m gonna get serious on you right off the bat. You guys…… it’s almost time for kids to head back to school. SERIOUSLY? I can’t believe that Summer is almost over and that we need to think about doing the BTS shopping already. I am seriously dreading it lately, because I can only imagine the multiple times we will be back and forth to the store for clothes, lunch items, school supplies and then a few more times for all the things we missed. Seriously, I’m giving myself a panic attack while typing this! I am a list person….like I have lists for everything! You should see the reminders in my phone, the notepads by my bed. The lists are kinda insane!!

Printable Back to School checklist

So today I’m sharing a printable that’s going to save my sanity, and hopefully yours too. It’s a 3 page download (in either pink or blue). One sheet for lunch/snack ideas, one for clothes shopping and one for school supplies.

If you are like me, You’ll need to get the clothes done in the next few weeks and get them all washed and ready for the 1st days of school. Lunch and snack shopping will most likely be done the weekend before school starts, and then we will wait until the kids get a list from school of exactly what is needed. We’ll get the basics (backpack, lunchbox, pencils and paper) before but I just expect that we will be making more than one trip for those supplies.

Printable Back to School checklist

How much longer do you have until your kids go back to school? Do you have a strategy to share for BTS shopping? This is my first year and I’m super nervous!!!

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Donut Gift Tags | Birthday Blog Hop

Hey y’all! I’m excited to be joining in on this blog hop with Kristen Duke as part of her Birthday Celebration Week. There are over 100 bloggers all teaming up to bring you a unique little birthday gift idea for under $5 – and they all include a free printable with them! So, here is my submission: donuts! I don’t know about you, but I would be thrilled if someone showed up at my door with donuts. They’re my absolute favorite.

Free Printable Donut Gift Tags for Birthdays!

Donuts really do keep you young. Scientific fact! So if you want to use these fun birthday tags I made you can print them off below. I recommend using cardstock, but any white paper will do.

birthday donut gift tags - free printable! [Read more...]

Summer Reading Chart & Reward System

So now that it’s the beginning of July, and we are all realizing that we are going a little crazy with the kids at home all day long, it’s time to get a schedule together. Part of this schedule needs to include reading time for the kids so they can keep up with their reading level from end of the school year.

Summer Reading Chart and Reward System for Kids

If the kids don’t read, they might drop a level by the beginning of the new school year. Reading takes practice, just like any sport or musical instrument. I’m so bad at remembering to make my kids read during the summer and I’m sure some of you might have some trouble with this too. So I’ve made some fun printables to use this summer to keep the kids enjoying reading. [Read more...]

Free Summer Camping Printables

Hey guys, Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas again, and I’m super excited to be back this month to share another free printable with you. I have been jumping full force into Summer lately and it couldn’t make me any happier. We spend a few hours almost every day at the swimming pool, playing in the sprinklers or hanging out with friends at the splash pad. I am enjoying my last few months of endless child time. My kids are both going to be in school (kinder and pre-school) coming up in August, and I’m not sure what I’ll do with my time. But until then, I’m gonna make all the memories I can with my little family.

Camping printable set - free printables

We love to be outdoors and sometimes we even just drive out into nowhere to find a new place to adventure thru. That’s possibly the best part of living in Southern Utah. There’s so many beautiful areas in nature to explore and use to create those memories that hopefully my kids will remember their whole lives. I love the quote in today’s free summer camping printable “It’s not about the destination, it’s all about the journey”. No matter where you end up (on vacation or life) just remember to make the best of who you are with and the time you have together on your way there! [Read more...]