DEAL at my house. This will be the first time they will ALL be gone ALL day. I'm torn. I love my kids, and for the most part, love to be with them, but I admit I've been super excited for weeks at the thought of having 7 hours a day to finally get things accomplished (and have them stay DONE.)
So yesterday was DAY 1 of the school year. I just imagined all the things I would get done. My house would get cleaned. I would have the laundry finally done. I would be able to get my craft room organized. I would start on the HUGE list of things needed done before my craft show season starts in 2 weeks...
As those of you who are stay-home moms know, things NEVER go as planned. I got almost nothing accomplished. Where did the day go? I have no idea.
So when it came time to make the amazing Back to School dinner I had planned for my kids, it wasn't that amazing. But I think it's sometimes the small things that make the BIG impressions. So I had to share my Back to School Apples.
Then to make these, I punched out a red flower tag background from cardstock and a 1 7/8 flower punch that I have. Using some fun EDUCATIONAL quotes from around the web, I typed and printed them out on white cardstock to fit inside a 1 1/2 inch circle punch.
After gluing the quote to the front of the flower tag, I glued them to a toothpick. Then, easy enough, I stuck the topper inside the apple and put it in the center of the plate.
Turned out SUPER cute. It was FAST and EASY. And I think my kids were excited to have a SPECIAL dinner to tell me all about our time spent apart. Maybe tomorrow I'll actually have something to tell them about MY day.