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Creating a Back to School routine!

This post is sponsored by Acorn, an influence company. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


School starts in 3 weeks!!!! There is so much left to do before Oakland and I start back! We didn’t really stick to a certain routine this summer other than eating 3 meals a day!! With school around the corner we will be starting a routine very quickly!  A routine can be as simple as completing a few things. Oakland is only 6 so there is only so much he can do independently . The routine checklist I created below features attainable things he can do. His routine can be done in 30 minutes or less. Our school is about a 30 minute drive so our routine can’t take a long time.

 There are so many options for breakfast and I always look for products that give back with my purchase!

I have created a free printable for you to use! I know my checklist will be laminated and put by the front door! Oakland will be able to check everything off he did that morning before we leave. This will hopefully help with not forgetting anything and also set Oakland’s day up for success!


Click HERE to get your free checklist!




Back to school routine checklist


Certain General Mills products will be participating in the Golden Box Tops Challenge! Costco is the perfect place for all of those back to school breakfasts and lunches! All while entering to win an additional 100 eBoxTops with the Costco Golden Box Tops Challenge!

 See the participating products here! I chose Honey Nut Cheerios because my children LOVE them and so does my husband and I!


Not only do you establish a back to school routine with  awesome products but you are giving back to your child’s school! As a 1st grade teacher and my son’s teacher I definitely encourage buying specialty marked Box Top products!

Click to learn how to enter!

We have a Box Top jar in our house! After we cut them out we place them in the jar and then when it’s full we take them to school! This would be a great activity for you and your child to create and implement whenever you get Box Tops!


I am so aware now of the products I buy. As a teacher I know how much school’s can benefit from Box Tops and so should you! It only takes a few extra seconds to rip or cut those Box Tops of your products at home!

Let’s partner together and help schools out! Head to your nearest Costco today!

Back to school with box tops






Do you save your Box Tops?? You totally should and if  you don’t you can mail them to me! 😉



Back to school


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  • Reply
    August 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    this is so fun! i’m excited for my little to start collecting box tops too and getting back into a routine as well!

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    August 1, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Love this! I do this with my daughter too so the first day isn’t such a shock. Lol.

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    Jenniffer |Life is Messy and Brilliant
    August 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Although im college now, I love this post! Awesome check list<3

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    Jamie Simons
    August 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Love this. I don’t have kids yet (I’m pregnant with my first right now!), but I work in a school and always save my box tops! And I love the checklist – it’s definitely important to have a good morning routine, especially when school is back in session. It just makes it much easier to get things going everyday!

    Jamie | The Caffeinated Jamie

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    August 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I haven’t saved any box tops but I’m going to start. Hopefully we can cruise right into our back to “homeschool” routine with ease.

    Amber |

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    August 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Great post! I’ve been saving our box tops throughout the summer and if I forget, my kids quickly remind me and are really into it. We started school TODAY (eeek), and I’m so determined to stick with our new routine!

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    Leah Herring
    August 2, 2016 at 4:35 am

    We always save our box tops, love the jar idea!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 2, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Awesome! Thanks love!!!! So easy!

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    August 2, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I can’t believe schools are goingback! Here school starts tomorrow!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 2, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Me either!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s insane!

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    August 2, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I start school meetings next week then officially begin class on August 15th! I’m actually excited to get back into my school routine, and I LOVE starting my day with Cherrios. I think Multigrain is my favorite.

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 2, 2016 at 11:34 am

      We start the 10th and I am ready to start back also! Best of luck this year friend!

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    August 2, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I always save box tops! My older kids are not happy that we have to split them 3 ways this year. I’m not ready to go back to school!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 2, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Good for you!! Yeah you have a lot of different places to take them! They all go to the school thought which is awesome! I am 😉 haha

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    Justine Y @ Little Dove
    August 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I just love Costco!! And your box top jar is way cuter than my box top Ziploc bag, lol. I might have to do that.

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    August 2, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Awesome printable! And I LOVE the countertop!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 4, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks love!!!!! :):)

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    August 2, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I always save box tops in a ziplock bag for my friends daughter. I love this jar idea! And Cheerios are a favorite around here too 🙂

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 4, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Good for you!!!!! Thank you so much!

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    Meg O.
    August 2, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    We always save box tops around here!! It really helps out our preschool and they are always so grateful to get them!! Your jar is way cooler than mine haha 🙂

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Oh good for you!!!!!! LOL thanks! It makes me want to actually cut them out!

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