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It's that time of year again! Back to school for the kids and back to our regularly scheduled programs. This time of year can be bittersweet for some of us, because seeing our little ones off to school all by themselves, can sometimes give you mixed feelings.

Take it from a previous preschool teacher, your child will be just fine! There's so much to be excited about when it comes to starting school and picking out their cute, little clothes is one of them. Here are a few uniform ideas for your preschooler and most of these items come in bigger sizes for girls as well.



If you've been following for a while, you know I am a huge Children's Place fan. I've been telling people about them since I had kids of my own and way before I became a blogger. I love the prices, but I also love the quality. My son is rough on his clothes and his uniform pants lasted him the entire school year.




Children's Place is a great place to shop if you have multiple kids. Their rewards points system is such a money saver. I usually shop for one child at a time, depending on who needs what. From that purchase, I use the points I accrued for the next child's must haves.

With school almost in session, it's definitely time to save as much as you can. Luckily, you can still have cute, new clothes for your little one, while still saving money for supplies and other things that are needed for a successful school year.

xo,
Torche'





The kitchen is the first place, in just about every household that gets cluttered. With some simple, kitchen organization hacks, you can remove the clutter within no time at all.

From mealtime, to homework, to coffee or snack breaks and everything in between; the kitchen is every household's go-to spot. No wonder it's so easy to get things everywhere, all of the time. By the time you get to sit down and catch your breath from the day, you find yourself wanting to organize everything on the counters and in the cabinets.



Or, you may struggle trying to find lids for your containers, or pots and pans. Maybe, you have too many seasonings to keep up with while cooking, or maybe; you're like me and want everything organized before you drive yourself crazy. These simple gadgets will surely come in handy.

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Try A Cabinet Organizer For Your Spices
It can be really difficult to have all of your spices right in front of each other while preparing your meal and your regular spice rack can take up so much counter space. That's when spice rack strips come in handy. They're simple to install and you can easily snap your spices to and from. 





Grocery Bag Holder
I know I'm not the only one who has over a thousand grocery bags stored in their bottom cabinet. Investing into a plastic bag holder was a life saver. I also have more space to store other things, besides those same bags that tend to take up the entire cabinet. You can get creative and mount one on your wall, or hang one of the holders under your kitchen sink. I particularly love the cabinet door bag holder and already being used to using this one cabinet for my grocery bags. 




Cabinet Door Organizers
Speaking of cabinet door organizers, there are a plethora of options to help you organize your kitchenware. Again, cabinet organizers save you from taking up too much space on your countertop and still allow you to have ample room in left in your cabinet. 





Stackable Can Racks
There is nothing more time consuming than having to sift through can labels in your pantry, in the middle of the afternoon, while trying to prepare dinner! A can rack organizer can be a great way to save space and time. By placing the label forward and lining up similar items behind each other, you can simply grab and go!




Slim Storage Carts
You know that weird space between the refrigerator and the counters? Well, that can be used as extra storage space, too. Whether it's utensils that need to be put somewhere, or newly bought sauces, cans, or fruits, having a slim storage cart to put in it's place works wonders.




Pots And Pan Organizer
I remember receiving my very first pot and pan set years ago, when I first moved away from home. I felt like a kid on Christmas and couldn't wait to take the set home and put it to good use. However, it took me years and several sets later, to realize that I needed a way to keep them neat and organized. After all, you can spend hundreds of dollars on a nice set and if you don't care for them properly, they can tarnish far faster than what they're actually worth. 




Over The Door Organizer
Need a space for all of those sauce and sugar packets from take out? Over the door organizer. Or how about a place for your coffee creamers? Over the door organizer. Pretty much anything that's small, or needs to be divided into more categories can go in an over the door organizer.





Grid Panel
Grid panels are great for hanging your cooking utensils if you're short on drawer or counter space. Plus, they look super cool in just about any room, displaying what you may use the most throughout your busy week - from utensils, to strainers and even pots and pans.





Pantry Containers
Containers are a great way to store sugars, pasta, cereal, beans, coffee, cookies and pretty much anything that can take up space in your pantry. I like to store things in canisters that need to be scooped. It makes it so much easier to scoop and put it back, than to have to open the bag or box. Plus, it looks way better when you open your pantry or store them on your counter.






Organizing simply comes down to storing. When you everything has a designated space, it can become so much easier to organize your space. Simply designate a space and put it back where you found it. I hope these tips have been useful!

xo,
Torche'









Fall is definitely my favorite season. The weather is just right, the leaves start to turn colors and there's always this cheery feeling I get when I step outside every morning. It's definitely the most comforting time of year.

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I love putting together outfits around this time as well. From layering a simple tee with a cardigan, or blazer, or leather jacket - to wearing your favorite pair of tights under your favorite dress and a pair of boots - you really can't mess up your fall style.

Here are a few must have ankle boots for the fall that will last all year and years to come. The trick here, is that you can literally purchase two pair of boots for the entire season, wear them with just about anything and no one will hardly notice. Boots are a staple for any fall and winter wardrobe and a great addition to your personal style! 




Pro tip: it's totally okay to set a higher budget for your booties. These can be worn year after year, which will save you money in the long run. Have a fabulous fall! 

xo,
Torche' 






Teachers have one of the most profound jobs there is and they have a huge impact on helping us shape our kids and access their greatest potential. It wasn't until I became a teacher, that I realized how important it is to show appreciation to the kids and their parents, as well as how rewarding it was to receive that appreciation right back. 



A teacher's job never ends. We grow to care for and nurture our students like they're my very own. It's rewarding, it's challenging, exciting, exhausting, and back to more rewards at the end of the day. Here are a few do-it-yourself teacher gift ideas that they'll love for years to come, just to show a token of your appreciation. The best part- these are so easy to put together, that your kids can even participate in crafting their teacher a gift. 

































































































































Whether it's the first day of school, a holiday, teacher appreciation day; or you just know your child's teacher deserves it - these do-it-yourself teacher gift ideas are sure to brighten up anyone's day and make them feel appreciated. 

xo,
Torche'