Pinterest Fab 4: Back to School

Abigail Sawyer | 31 Aug 2012 | Trends

Back to school Pinterest post

There’s a wonderful feeling of newness and excitement that comes with the start of school. The movie “You’ve Got Mail” captures this feeling best when Joe Fox asks Kathleen Kelley:

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”

Whether or not you or a little one are starting school this year, let’s get back that first day of school feeling with these classroom-inspired finds.

1. Smile-inducing school lunch ideas– Pack a lunch that makes your student smile when they open their lunch box, or feel like a kid again by bringing some creative eats to work. You’ve got to see all the other ideas for mixing up a school lunch from moms by heart including the free printable sandwich wraps!

2. Through-the-years first day photos– Start a tradition and capture the excitement all every first day of school with a fun chalkboard photo. …Or just take a look at this picture if you need a pick me up. No one can have a bad day after seeing that face!

3. Host a back to school themed party– It’s a Muegge Life has so many adorable ideas for a party where your student and their friends can celebrate surviving the first week, although adults would surely have a blast with this too. When’s the last time you got to color with crayons or eat out of a brown paper bag?

4. The world’s most beautiful college campuses– If this time of year makes you want to walk across a leaf-littered quad, immerse yourself in these stunning collegiate photos from around the world. Take home design inspiration from their amazing architecture and rooms steeped in history. Some broken-in leather pieces like these from design*sponge and a dark stained wood blind would complete this look perfectly.

Levolor 2" Premium Wood Blinds

What other back to school finds make you feel warm and fuzzy?

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw