We are so thrilled to have Channa from Life as a Coaches Wife here today talking to us about the beginning of football season! She understands that as a coaches wife, she’s ready for some long days and even longer weekends of all things football. Find out what she does to kickoff the season!

Every July 1st I take an extra minute to breathe because I know what’s coming. In just two short weeks our lives will be turned upside down with the start of another season, a season that runs between three actual seasons, it comes with long days and even longer weeks, a season that for the past 10 years has slowly grown to become a favorite in our house, a season we coaches wives call Football.

It’s like no other sport played at the high school or college level. There is nothing to compare the amount of time and work that goes into it. The long hours, sometimes upwards of 20 hour days, the even longer work week, Monday-Sunday, the missed meals and activities, birthdays and holidays and anniversaries.

Every July 1st football wives start mentally preparing for what will be 5 months of solo parenting and being a football widow. But there is one thing that gets us more excited than Friday night lights, all the football parties and “family” get together. You want to know how to throw a great football party? Ask a coaches wife!

We’ve been doing them every season since our husbands started on this career path. And for the coaches wife who doesn’t have extra time to run around and find the perfect party decoration, invitations and game day necessities online sites like TinyPrints.com are a must!

Offering everything from sports party invitations to party decorations to throw blankets to keep you warm while cheering on your favorite team! And this season is no different. I found the perfect invitation because as we all know, an invitation is the kick off to any event.tiny-prints-football-party invitationsFeatured Tiny Prints football party invitation: Football Feast

Of course I didn’t stop there, I found adorable name stickers to seal our invites and the perfect thank you notes.

tiny-prints-football-thank-you-cardsFeatured Tiny Prints football stickers: Framed Football | Featured Tiny Prints football personal stationery: Flying Football

And because every good mom can foresee the future I found the PERFECT blanket to wrap up in at those chilly games!!

tiny-prints-monogram-blanketFeatured Tiny Print throw blanket: Herringbone Monogram

I think it’s safe to say with these football party accessories, our party is will a success!!

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Nights full of “homework time.” Hectic mornings. Sack lunches. Back to school is in full swing and it is complete craziness around the household these days. The end of August marks a bittersweet good-bye to those low key summer days and a bright awakening to the 7AM morning drop-off time. We must admit that it’s nice to get back into the groove of things and have a set schedule. The hardest part is just the “getting back into it”  (we dread it too!) Moms have a lot on their plates and want to start the school year off right, just as much as the kiddos do. What better way is there to be prepared for this school year than with a back to school survival kit for mom!  On this fine Tuesday, Michelle from Party Plan-It is sharing with us her back to school survival kit ideas. Her kit includes stylish stationery and a big personalized mug for coffee on the drive to school. This kit is sure to keep moms happy all year while school is in session. Let’s check it out!

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It’s Back to School season and every Mom needs as Survival Kit to start the school year off right. My youngest son starts Kindergarten soon, so I decided to put together my favorite “must haves” for a Survival Kit to be used all year long.

survival kit ideas for back to school the inside of the kit with a pen and personalized stationery

back to school survival kit ideas a personalized coffee mug and cute personalized notebooks

  1. Personalized Coffee Mug – Every Mom knows that you can’t start the school day without a large cup of coffee in a stylish mug of your very own! Coffee always tastes better in a personalized mug. Not a coffee drinker? It’s great for Tea too!survival kit ideas for back to school light blue box with personalized mug and cute stationery with your name on it
  2. Personalized Note Pad – Notes to the teacher are easiest with personalized Note Pads, with so many fun designs you are sure to find one to reflect your personality.survival kit ideas lunch box notes
  3. Lunch Box Notes – Fill in the blank Lunch Box Notes are great for boosting confidence while the kids adjust to the new routine. Coordinating envelopes are also available, making the little notes extra special!survival kit ideas name labels for school on lunch box and penlime green lunch box with a monster lunch box label for back to school back to school survival kit ideas a monster pencil box name label on a blue pencil box
  4. Labels – Name Labels are a must for personalizing school supplies, lunch boxes and pencil boxes. My son loves Monsters and the adorable Wild Smile Name Labels, available in Circle and Rectangle shapes, coordinate perfectly with my son’s Monster lunchbox and pencil box.back to school survival kit light blue box with a personalized notebook and tiny prints name labels
  5. Custom Notebook – With three sons, I need to stay organized with a custom wire bound notebook for each child. I chose the Words to Live By design for my son.playdate cards with moms information next to a personalized notebook
  6. Mommy Cards – Mommy Cards are great for arranging play dates with my son’s new friends. These playful contact cards are my favorite.

With so many fun themes and styles available it’s easy to find custom stationery to complete your own Back to School Survival Kit. Which is your favorite?

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