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Creating A Homework Box

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 4, 2013 · 0 comments

Back to school means getting back into a lot of routines, included the ever-challenging homework routine. Creating a homework box is probably the single easiest thing I've done to make the dreaded homework hour as pain-free as possible!


What's a homework box, you ask? Well, read more on Unsophisticook to find out what a homework box is and tips for creating your own!

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Back-to-School FREE Lunch Label Printables

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 27, 2013 · 1 comment

Now you can add some cheer to your child's lunchbox for FREE!  Personalize and print these back-to-school Kid's Lunch Labels for FREE.  These labels are super-cute and sure to make your little ones smile.

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Personalized School Supplies with Washi Tape

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 20, 2013 · 0 comments

My kids head back to school tomorrow, so we've been trying to cram in a few fun activities over the past couple of weeks, including making these cute school supplies. It's such a simple and easy craft, but it was a great way to get them all excited about going back, while adding a bit of personal flair to these old standbys!


All you need to make your own personalized school supplies are your usual school supplies, plus a few rolls of washi tape and possibly an X-Acto knife. Check out my post for tips on getting the best results!

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Getting Your Kids Off to School on Time

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 14, 2012 · 0 comments


Perhaps it would be more apt to name this post "Getting MY Kids Off to School on Time," because this was something we struggled with for a good portion of last year. Though they were never actually late, mornings were hectic, stressful, and didn't exactly set the tone for a productive day -- for me or for my kids.

With my kids heading back to school next week, it was time to revisit the techniques we started using at the end of last school year for an easier morning. We tweaked our morning routine to alleviate some of the pain points that we identified as being most likely to cause stress. Hint: start by taking a good, long look at your evening routine...

Check out my strategy and time saving tips on Snackpicks!

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Here are some super cute FREE Lunchbox Notes Printables that you can download from Paper Coterie!  These are great for messages of appreciation, comfort or praise!

Remember, new customers to Paper Coterie can get a FREE Custom Journal ($16 value) with the coupon code WELCOMEJOURNAL.  Shipping charges apply.  You can choose from lots of beautiful designs and customize your journal with photos and text.  These journals make a fabulous unique gift and you’ll love the high-quality.  Here's how to get your custom journal:

  • Visit Paper Coterie and click on the "Journals" tab.
  • Select a design and create your custom journal.
  • Use promo code WELCOMEJOURNAL during checkout.
  • Just pay shipping of $7 plus taxes.
  • Enjoy your beautiful custom journal!

Thanks, Cleverly Simple!

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