yay! happy things is back…and so is the school year! we hope everyone had a great week transitioning from summer fun to your early morning routines. we loved seeing the facebook and instagram photos of our friends’ little ones heading off to their first days of school. here are some super cute items to kick off your kiddies’ school year!

{a} we are absolutely obsessed with these diy neon shoes! just adorable. full instructions available on la petite; {b} these mommy tags are a great finishing touch for any parent who makes their child’s clothing. diy instructions available at pretty prudent{c} send your little ones to school with little notes of love with this writeable lunch bag via i heart nap time{d} these 1970s animal scissors from present /&/ correct may just have the coolest packaging ever! {e} make sure everyone is eating healthy at lunchtime with these appealing armour active packs{f} who says the chalkboard just has to be on the wall? create a diy chalkboard notebook with these easy steps from skip to my lou{e} keep your little girl stylin’ with a bustle backpack from the sewing rabbit.

special thanks to our new contributor lauren!