Monday, August 30, 2010

Just another Manic Monday...

Back to school for the kiddos...
I started my day off with a big cup of java.
So much for me quitting.  Isn't it a necessity for the first day of school anyway?  Just sayin..

Today was a good day.  Crazy busy, but nice.  Both of my kids started new schools so I'm curious about the outcome.  I think I was just as nervous as them.  So back to school inspirations are my theme today.
Here is a cute homemade lunch bag I found @ Purlbee.
The tutorial is also posted.

Cupcake anyone?

Then the whole chalkboard thing has me thinking...PAINT!
All of the ideas are superb!

Now I'm off to make my little family dinner and I'll also be babysitting tonight.
Just call me busybee today...I'm sure I'm not alone.

Photos courtesy of,, photobucket, manolohome.


  1. ~*~Hi Natalie*Thanks for sharing your day with us!! My boys start school on wednesday..summer went by sooo fast!*Hope your kiddos enjoyed their new schools*It is so hard to stay away from the java..believe me! ;) Have a wonderful day~*Rachel~*~*

  2. That lunchbag is way too cute!

  3. Beautiful post Natalie! I love your creative, inspiring blog..and you're a sweetie too!
    Have a great evening.. :)

    Deborah xo

  4. Awww, I lived this day last week! "Chalk" it up as a day well spent and another memory made :)

  5. Dear Natalie,

    Very to the point post! Perfect for this time of the year... It is back to hot coffee soon, to warm our hands and our hearts! Love to hold a cup with both hands in wintertime; such a blessing.

    Sunny greetings from Georgia,


  6. Hi Natalie, so nice to meet you! Love this great post on chalkboards, really wonderful "inspiration"!! Glad you can join in this Friday!

  7. LOVE the chalkboard inspiration, especially the fridge! These are going directly into my inspiration file! XX!

  8. I love chalkboard and chalkboard paint! I posted a chalkboard inspiration love a while back. I've also got black chalkboard in our office and I'm actually painting a red chalkboard tomorrow in the kitchen.

    Sweet blog!

    Rambles with Reese

  9. Oh wow! So many beautiful items, I think I luv them all!!


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