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Back to School Printables- Discount CODE!

It is back to school time! We start on monday!
Sophia is going to be in first grade… I can’t believe it.
Sienna starts pre-k the first week of september.
We are all really excited. They have been asking if
it’s “new school time” since about a day into summer. ;)

To celebrate, I’m having a sale in my printable shop!
to get 25% OFF your entire printable order

All of my printables are currently immediate downloads
so you can start on your crafting gifting

I did a fun Back to School Play Date at an IKEA event last year.. check it out!BACK TO SCHOOL-THEBUSYBUDGETINGMMA3

You can check out all of my back to school printables HERE.

My Girls’ Behavior Chart Printable

I created this behavior chart for my girls because I
was needing something visual to motivate them to be good.
My girls are really into picking who they are gonna be, in books…shows…pretend
play with their toys… so I put a princess that looked like each of them on the chart.
It was a hit! Immediate ownership of ‘their’ chart. And Sophia
who did a similar ‘green yellow red chart’ in preschool, gave Sienna
the run down on how it works. ;)behavior chart-thebusybudgetingmamaSince it has been working so well…I decided to make a couple options
and list them in my shop in case you would want to try it out too!
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I created a princess in training and superhero in training printable and added it to my shop.
You’ll get SIX files. One version is the horizontal kind I printed out and used… the other is a vertical one where you don’t have to cut the paper. I made mine with the horizontal format because I wanted it to fill up more of my magnetic board and so I could use the magnets I already had!

I have our behavior chart on their magnet board in the “kid area” of our family room.
The magnet board is from IKEA. (The don’t sell it in white anymore..but have silver!)
If you need magnets try IKEA or the dollar store or…
sounds crazy but the gas station off big highways usually have fun ones!
Let your kids pick their own magnet or go to the craft station
and make some cute name ones!
I had these ikea magnets already so I just printed their names and sealed with
laminate sheets for protection. I sealed the entire printable with laminate
sheets so that it would be more durable for my girls. behavior chart3-thebusybudgetingmama

For the horizontal format I printed the additional colors and laminated them as well…
using packing tape on the backside to seal them together.
(The vertical format I have included in the package is a
smaller version so you don’t have to do the extra printing + taping.)behavior chart4-thebusybudgetingmama

Here is the entire printable package that I created and made available.behavior chart5-thebusybudgetingmama

Here are my cuties and fiesty little
sweeties that inspired this project ;)
They both got REALLY into it.behavior chart6-thebusybudgetingmama

The first morning at breakfast they were cheering “yesss we’re still in green!”
They had been up for 30 minutes…I would hope they would still be in green.
For consequences we usually say they aren’t able to go on the next daddy date, or they aren’t allowed to do something we had planned that day as a special treat.. like painting or going to get ice cream etc…
One day it was an especially hard day..and they weren’t
allowed to sing frozen songs ALL DAY. It was brutal.
Sometimes they lose a toy for that’ll have to figure
out what works best as a consequence!
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Most of the time they play well together…
But they are sisters.. and almost 6 and almost 4. So battles are bound to happen.
Some more often than my sanity can handle. This printable has helped curb the craziness!behavior chart8-thebusybudgetingmama

Hope this helps motivating your little ones to be the
sweet angels we know they can be! ;)


I have reopened my Etsy Shop, Pretty Paperie Printables, and
made all of my printables Immediate Downloads so you don’t have
to wait on me and can get right to the fun crafting and gifting!
You know get ALL of the styles instead of having to select two.
You can print as many as you want and hand write the names on
them so you can use for multiple occasions. Once you purchase,
your printables will be available instantly through a link.
(once payment is made.) I hope that you are happy I opened my
shop back up..because it took me FOREVER getting the designs
ready for you to download!  haha.
I’ll be adding more of my printables as I can!

Use code FALLISFUN01 to get 40% off your order.
You MIGHT also get a fun little coupon in your e-mail after you order. wink wink.
Share the code and printable fun with your friends!
I’m excited to offer 6-12 different printables in each of the
treat bag tag listings! lots of fun patterns to choose and print from!
If you want to check out my Halloween Selection…CLICK HERE
My girls and I make these every year! I have some cute
DIY Halloween Banners and Prints as well… I blogged about them last year!

IF you want to check out my Christmas Selection…CLICK HERE!
Lots of fun DIY Printables to choose from!
I have a few thanksgiving ones too..but I kinda am in
love with my Christmas ones.
I have a really fun Reindeer Noses one that would be
fun as a Christmas Party favor!

The Busy Budgeting Mama

My Back to School Display at IKEA + New Back to School Printables! (1 FREE ACTIVITY DOWNLOAD)

I have done a few things with our IKEA (LOVE them.) and they recently
asked me to be a part of the event for their IKEA FAMILY Members
to celebrate the launch of their new Catalog!
The new catalog has a really cool magazine feel and is all about living with kids!
When they asked me if they could book me to host a station
during their event, I said YES! 
I couldn’t turn down playing house in an IKEA room ;)
There were 5 different stations..and the guests would visit each one…
we would mark their card and then they could enter a raffle at the end.
They had lots of fun stuff planned..and I was so excited to be a part of it!
As soon as we first chatted about  the event, I shared the idea of doing an Interactive
Back to School Themed Play Date/Party! Showcasing easy ways
to set up a fun display to make back to school extra special for your little ones!
And because I love using fun printables and doing little DIY’s…
I made up a New Back to School Collection that are now in my shop as well!

***OF COURSE I forgot my nice these are with my iPhone.***
(all my printables are linked at the bottom of post by listings.)

Arrived..ready to play house! With out of control sock bun and all!
(dress- target. LOVE this dress. if you can’t tell by how much I wear it on my
I had my own snazzy sign and everything! ;)

I loved the grey cabinets..This room was still a work in progress but I loved it!
All of the dishes/plates etc (except the vase) are from IKEA.
It was SO FUN inviting the people to join our play date!
People love the lady offering a cold drink and some swedish fish, popcorn or cookies ;)

I created a few prints I wanted to frame..and was so excited when I
saw IKEA has these high gloss red frames. fit perfect! I’m not really a fan of red…
but love the pops of color!
I made up some fun treat bag tags, cupcake toppers and water bottle
labels to bring the whole theme  together!
The letter cookies below are from Trader Joes. they are like crispy sickerdoodle cookies. yum.

The Vase is from Target… and I love a handful of Sunflowers!
Grabbed up a bunch at Trader Joes when I got the cookies..
enjoying them on our kitchen table now.

My amazingly talented friend, Colleen, made these School Themed Cookies!
She blogs with her sisters over at Sugar Aunts. Go say HI!
But seriously…she piped on ‘school days’……she’s amazing.
I passed out her card all day long!!!

I was loving the 365+ Serving Plates… really cute.
and the little kids loved the letter cookies from IKEA.
And the cake stand was so pretty and fun! I was going to do a
cake with my  toy school bus on top..but…..I ran out of time.
baking a cake wasn’t gonna happen. ;)
Instead I grabbed cupcakes from Giant eagle and made up some fun toppers!
Parents loved me for giving their toddlers something to eat in the stroller while they shopped ;)
I told them I felt like the sample lady at the grocery store!
IKEA needs to put someone there like that every day…lots of happy parents shopping ;)

I thought it would be fun to showcase an idea you could use
at a play date or party to have a “parent only” area of drinks or treats…
something special like a sparkled beveragejust for the mums! ;) 

I wanted to share some fun activity ideas!…and for a variety of ages!
Coloring…a lot of the “big” kids went to that. (covered the table with IKEA’S roll of paper)
And I made up a sensory bin using IKEA’s recycle bins, some pinto
beans from the grocery store and dollar bin letters/numbers from Target.
The little ones loved it!

I also made up and printed some Counting Pages!
My girls LOVE this activity.. they did it over the summer at my mom’s house.
You put a cheerio (or whatever you want!) in each box.
You can download this
Free Counting Printable HERE.
Hope your little ones enjoy it!
(again we covered the table with IKEA’S roll of paper and then put some
of their plants in pots for pops of yellow)

If you would like to use some of my Back to School Printables…
 I’ll link all of them here!
Really easy DIY that makes memories extra special.
Just Print. Cut. Tape or Staple..depending on what you are doing.
My Sienna LOVED the “school bus water”…she took it to church with us. haha. ;)
Back to School Collection – Water Bottle Label Printable- PDF
Back to School Collection – You are one Smart Cookie Print- PDF
Back to School Collection – Teachers’ Lounge Print- PDF
Back to School Collection – ABC I Love You Print- PDF
Back to School Collection – Be Kind, Be Honest, Believe in Yourself!- PDF
Back to School Collection – Book Worm Treat Bag Tag Printable- PDF
Back to School Collection – Cupcake Printable- PDF
Back to School Collection – Smartie Pants Treat Bag Tag Printable- PDF

I think these would be so fun for teacher’s to give their students..or a mom to her little ones on the first day! You could stick the toppers into a cake stand full of donuts to make it really fun!
I had a blog reader comment how she is a school bus driver and wanted to give the school bus treat bag tags to her kids! LOVE IT!

It was so fun hosting my little station at IKEA and showcasing this Back to School Play Date/Party.. I LOVE talking… and meeting people.. so this was right up my alley. ;)
I passed out a lot of business cards and connected with some amazing mamas.
And while I chatted at the end with the amazing team at IKEA,
we were coming up with more fun themes we could do next time!
I might just move in. ;)

The Busy Budgeting Mama

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