15 Fun and Free Back to School Printables

Hey ya’ll, it’s that time again! The kiddos are going to be heading back to school soon, so I thought I’d roundup some great fun and free back to school printables for ya’ today! I’ll be honest, my little one isn’t school age yet, we are starting “tot school” this year, but these printables really make me excited for his school days. I think that the idea of making back to school time fun and exciting is so great. So, here are some great printable ways to get your kids excited for school!

15 Fun & FREE Back to School Printables

1. The most ADORABLE collection of back to school printables from Classy Clutter

2. A fresh take on the first day of school sign from Armelle Blog

3. Back to school interview printable from Giggles Galore

4. Adorable back to school photo prop printables from I Heart Naptime

5. Back to school printables package including a teacher questionnaire from Yesterday on Tuesday

6. First and final day of school interview pages from Positively Splendid

7. Back to school morning routine printable from I Heart Organizing

8. A collection of printables for teachers and students from Hoosier Homemade

9. Back to school interview printables from Tater Tots and Jello


15 Fun and FREE Back to School Printables

10. Printable back to school checklist from Thirty Handmade Days

11. Back to school decorative printable from Sweet Coconut Lime

12. After school checklist from Whipperberry

13. Back to school chalkboard countdown from Simply Kierste

14. Back to school (My Amazing Summer) printable from Love and Marriage Blog

15. Lunch Box Ideas Printable from Meet the Dubiens


Can’t get enough? Also check out my back to school printables roundup from last year!

Are your kiddos heading back to school soon? It’s a great time to get your family on a routine and organized, so I’m offering my lovely blog readers 10% off any purchase in my Etsy shop with the code BACKTOSCHOOL. Make sure you check out my organizational printables and see how they can make a difference for your family this school year!

5 Toddler Activities in Birmingham, Alabama (Guest Post)

Hey guys, I have a special guest on the blog today. If you’ve been following along you know that we moved from North Carolina to Birmingham, Alabama a little over a week ago. I reached out for some guest posters and I got lucky- Lisa is from here! So today she’s going to share some of her favorite toddler activities in Birmingham, Alabama. I’m just going to let her take over!


Hey Y’all. I’m Lisa and I blog over at From the North to the South. I’m so excited to be guest posting for Sarah while she’s busy moving to Birmingham! Birmingham is a great place to be (I happen to live here), especially if you have little ones. I spend my days as a nanny for a 1 year old little boy, and we are always looking for places to go and things to see.

Here are 5 (but there could be so many more) fun things to do in Birmingham with a toddler.

1. Go to the Zoo: The Birmingham Zoo is pretty awesome. It’s a great way to spend a day, even those really hot Alabama summer days. The zoo offers lot of daily events, like feeding giraffes, the Lorikeet Avery, and lion taming. One of the coolest areas of the zoo is the Trails of Africa area. You can see elephants, monkeys, play some African drums, and get great photos with the misting elephant. If the day is just too hot, there are 2 splash pads in the Zoo where your little ones (and you) can cool off.


source: The Birmingham Zoo

2. Go to McWane Science Center: if you’re looking for a more educational day, McWane Science Center is the place to be. It has lot of different exhibits, so it’s a good place for older kids and toddlers. There’s one exhibit that is just for little ones called, Just Mice Size. It’s an interactive exhibit where kids 5 and under can explore everyday objects that are 10X their actual size, while also all being at eye level for your little ones to see and learn.


source: www.mcwane.org

3.Go to the Library: Birmingham has some great libraries! The Hoover Public Library offers daily programs both in the summer and during the school year for children, from story times, to experiments, and even some activities for adults only (if you’re looking for a mom’s (or dad’s) night out). Plus if you can’t make it to a program you can still come play in the preschool area, where there are tons of book, iPads with educational games, and an outdoor play area with tables to eat lunch.


source: http://www.hooverlibrary.org/kidzone

4. Go to the Park: Birmingham is a beautiful place to live and you can see that in the parks around the area. Wald Park is a hot spot for children to play, along with Leeds Park. They offer large play areas for kids and you can always bring along some food and have a picnic. Of course there are smaller parks all over Birmingham if you are looking for just a short trip not too far from home. During the summer some school’s playgrounds are open to use and these are a great way for your little one to burn off some energy.


source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leeds-Memorial-Park/123951697659313

5. Cool off at a water park: Alabama Splash Adventure in Bessemer is a fun place to take the kids. My husband and I have spent a few summer days here and it’s a great way to cool off in the heat. You can spend the whole day or just get out for those hottest hours of the day. There are kiddie pools and a wave pool, plus a lazy river. Of course there are water slides too, along with a few non-water rides like a fun little roller-coaster. They have some great funnel cake too!

splash adventure

source: https://www.facebook.com/SplashAdventureWaterpark/photos

This is just a handful of what Birmingham has to offer! It’s a great family friendly city, where there’s always something to do!

Any other Birminghamians out there? Please add to the list!


I am so grateful to Lisa for guest posting for me during this hectic time. I know as soon as we are settled we are definitely going to be checking out some of these activities! We have already seen several great parks close to us and I can’t wait to take my little one to visit the same places I did as a kid- the Zoo & McWane Center! If you are in the area, check these places out, and if you have some other fun activities in Birmingham to share, be sure and tell us about them in the comments!

Lisa is the blogger over at From the North to the South. She’s a 20-something Northern, married to a 20-something Southern boy. His job brought them to live in the Deep South. She spends her days as a nanny, and by night she’s a blogger and wanna be crafter. From the North to the South is where she blogs about whatever is on her mind or what’s happening in her world, along with some occasional tips and advice. Check her out on:

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I’ll Be Back! [taking a little hiatus]

Hello, lovelies, just wanted to share that I’ve decided to take a little hiatus until we get moved and settled. If you missed it, we’re moving to Alabama, which is really home for us, so this is exciting! I’ll be back on the 28th, see ya then!


18 Month Bluum Box Review for Mama & Baby

Hey guys, I’m back with the most recent Bluum box! This box is the 18 month Bluum Box and I swear they couldn’t get any more accurate about what my son is needing/into right now. It’s crazy! I LOVED this box, and I’m telling you, Citrus Lane had better impress next month, or they might be getting the cut, not Bluum. Okay, so, here’s this month’s box!

18 Month Bluum Box Review for Mama & Baby

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June 2014 Blog Post Recap

June Blog Post Recap! See what you missed!

Hey guys! I’ve been trying to remind myself each month to do these post recaps for you all! I know we are all so super busy, and you probably don’t get a chance to catch everything I post. This way, it’s all gathered nice and neat here so you can be sure you don’t miss something you really want to read. Okay, so here’s last month’s posts!

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June Goals Recap & New Goals for July

I cannot believe that July is already here! We have been waiting impatiently, because this is the month that we’re moving! We only have a few more weeks here in NC before we load up and head home to Alabama.

June Goals Recap & July Goals!

Things have been pretty chaotic- lots of packing and working hard to get my business and blog squared away for the move so I don’t know how this month went, really. Here are the goals I had set for June-

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4th of July Roundup- Printables, Treats, Crafts & MORE!

The 4th of July, or Independence Day is one of my most favorite holidays! It is a huge part of summer & we try to do something fun every year. I’ve been scouring Pinterest for some easy things to do this year to celebrate- crafts for my little man, some fun printables, and of course, red, white, and blue snacks and desserts! So, today I wanted to share a roundup of these with all of you!

Patriotic Printables

4th of July Roundup- Patriotic Printables!

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Patriotic Printables for the 4th of July

Hey guys! Can you believe July is almost here!? I’ve been stocking up on sparklers each time we’re at the store! I wanted to create some printables to share for the 4th. You can print these and display them in your home! Once you do that, be sure to Pinterest some yummy red white and blue dessert ideas! That’s what I’ll be doing. ;)

Free Patriotic Printables for the 4th of July!

You can save these to your computer by clicking <<Download>> under each photo. The link takes you to Google Docs!

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June Citrus Lane Box Review + a 50% Off Coupon


Okay, so I recently dropped my Popsugar box for the time being and picked up another box for my little man! Here’s our first- the June Citrus Lane Box! He doesn’t need two boxes, I know, but I’ve been wanting to see how Citrus Lane stacks up to Bluum! I’m going to get maybe another month or two of this box and then see which one I want to keep, and of course I’ll share my comparison with you guys then, too! I think my next box to try after that will be the Bark Box for our puppy girl!

Okay, anywho… on to the Citrus Lane Box.

June Citrus Lane Box for My 18 Month Old!

Oh my gosh, I can’t get enough of these cute subscription boxes.

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