July 28, 2010

BACK TO SCHOOL (SO SOON?) -- BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP!

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(a wee bit of back-to-school clipart for you!)

Where did the Summer go?  The words Back to School never fail to make me nostalgic for my own school days ~ The crisp autumn air, that feeling of excitement mixed with trepidation, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, and, being a child of the 70s, the pride in ownership of a shiny, new metal lunchbox.  The lunchboxes may have changed, but some things remain constant, like the Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2, the Pink Perl Eraser, and back to school shopping.  

For many parents and families, Back-To-School harkens the arrival of the End-of-Summer traditions.  For my family, this means a big beach bonfire with friends, back-to-school shopping, and Mama-time manicures/pedicures with the girls the night before school starts.  What are your traditions?

If you've written any posts on the subject of school, back-to-school, school lunches, or end-of-summer traditions, please feel free to link below.  You're welcome to share your ideas and comments in the comment field below as well.  

Join in!


1.  LINK BACK to this post in your post.
2.  LINK UP your relevant Back-to-School posts.
3.  VISIT some of the other talented birds who linked up.

12 comments:

  1. shoot...wish i had a back to school post to share. there are these cookies that my school used to make with cornflakes and peanut butter and they were chewy and peanut buttery and i loved them. perhaps i should try and devise a recipe!

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  2. Those powerballs are fabulous - we made them when you first posted the recipe. I did a (short and kind of lame} post and added the hop.

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  3. My favorite back to school memory is the first day of school was only a half day-(they wanted to break us in easy!) out by noon- so a group of us would always walk to a deli/cafe/or restaurant of choice and have lunch and catch up with each other. I was in the 4th grade when we started this tradition. We would also go to lunch all together the last day of school as well. As we got older the restaurants got better and better!!

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  4. oh Jenn I am so sorry!! i was going to add your button to my blog post and follow and got disracted my something! ahh "bad me" so sorry. Adding the blog button now and following you! :)

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  5. No worries BigBearsWife ~ I'm genuinely thrilled to have you here and taking part in the blog hop! Your soup looks so wonderful. I may have to try it over the weekend! Jenn

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, and your sweet comments! I'm adding your blog hop button right now!

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  7. Wow, what a talented bunch of bloggers! So happy to have you all on board! Jenn

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  8. Love to see fun "Back to School" ideas, so now I am a follower!! Thanks!

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  9. What a fun theme, thank you for starting this! I got your adorable button added too. <3

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  10. Oh, these are some great looking ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog to enter my giveaway! :)

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  11. Hi Jenn-- All liked up-- it's on my the party page! Will this be a weekly party?

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  12. Yay thanks for making this an ongoing linky! Lots of great ideas I would have missed from the previous years!

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I enjoy hearing from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to be part of the creative and positive spirit here at Rook No. 17! xoxo Jenn

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