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It is that time of year again! Kids are headed back to school. Some are excited about it, others, not so much.  I have some of each in my house.

Here is a fun printable for you to enjoy! Click here back to school to download the pdf. Just select it, save to your computer and then send to your favorite printer. You can also click the photo below and save it to your computer. I have found that sometimes the pdf prints better, but not all printers will print a pdf version. Either should be fine.

I think it would be cute with some fun school supplies for a beginning of the year teacher gift also.

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Patching denim holes with lace

There is nothing you can do to prevent holes in your denim, but even worse when the denim comes with holes already in them! Sometimes it looks good, but I am not a fan of my upper thighs peaking through a hole in my jeans.  I did buy a pair, because I like the style, but planned on giving it a quick fix that also looks good! Adding some lace will not take away the look of the style, but it will make them a little more modest, or help you be a little less self conscious.

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All you need is some lace, thread that matches your denim as closely as possible, sewing scissors and needle.

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Begin by cutting the lace slightly larger than the size of the hole you are patching. Mine came with 4 holes and I bought a yard of ribbon to be safe, and it patched them all with some left over.

By using the thread the same color of your denim this will help disguise the stitching.  Keep it close to the edge of the hole. Hold the lace with one hand to prevent it from moving while stitching with the other hand. Sounds like you could use an extra hand or two, but it really isn’t too hard.

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One of the holes in particular was a lot larger than the others that I was patching. (This is the photo up top) Luckily it was also near my knee so it wasn’t too awkward. 😉 I doubled up the lace on this particular hole to give it more layering.

Simply sew around each hole and tie off your thread. Trim the extra lace off to keep it from curling and feeling uncomfortable on your leg.

That is it! With very little effort or time you have made the holes look different and given it a little oomph. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable to try this trick, it makes the jeans look great and adds a little extra style!

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Back to school 2016 printables, 2 styles to pick from!

It is that time of year again! Back to school is upon us. I am so excited to share with you these two printables. Two very different styles to pick from. I made them and couldn’t decide which one I liked the best, so you luck out with two! Take a picture with your kids holding one, or both if you really want, haha!

You can right click the above photos and save them, or download a pdf  of the coral and teal one here. back to school 2016 coral

and the primary color one here. back to school 2016 primary Enjoy!

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School Lunch Idea ~ How to Keep a Sliced Apple From Turning Brown

I send apples with my kids in their lunches sometimes.
But the truth is, when I send them they rarely get eaten.
There is always some excuse as to why they didn’t eat it,
but I don’t know, maybe the cookies in the lunchbox next to them are too appealing,
or they don’t want to get it stuck in their teeth when they take a bite.

It all boils down to us, as parents, trying to help our kids make healthy choices most of the time and when the healthy choice comes home in the lunchbox untouched it is time for a new plan!

So I got creative.  I had tried slicing them for them, but they are yucky and brown by lunch, so they didn’t get touched that way either.  I got to thinking, if I could keep the air off of them while still having them sliced and easier to eat that would be great!  This works!

You will need

An apple

Apple slicer/corer

Clean rubberband

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These apple slicers sure do make life easier, don’t they?  We use ours all the time!  (If you don’t have one, you can get them at virtually any store in the kitchen section)

Slice your apple, but before you remove the slices, carefully slide the slicer back off trying to leave it still in shape.  If it doesn’t work, just get it off as close as you can.  Now that you have the apple off the slicer, use your hands to shape it back into shape so it still looks like a whole apple.  While holding it with one hand, wrap the rubber band around with the other hand.

Now you can put it in a baggie, or just in the lunchbox like it is.  Sometimes some of the skin rips off when I do it, so you may have some small brown areas by the time it is ready to be eaten, but it sure beats a whole apple wasted because it wasn’t pretty enough!

Now at least some of the sections are being eaten.  I love to include some peanut butter or even a little caramel that they can dip the apple in.  Makes a yummy treat, but they are still eating something that is great for them too!  Try it, maybe it will lessen your lunchbox battles too!

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