Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School with Mabel's Labels

It happened.  All three of my boys started school yesterday.  It's hard to believe the twins are old enough for kindergarten this year.  They have the same teacher that Pierce had, so I know they are in good hands.

The past couple of weeks we've been getting ready, and one of the things I love to do in preparation is label everything with Mabel's Labels.  I've been using these labels on the boys' possessions for a couple of years now.  I can say that they are very durable - they can go through numerous washings and there is no sign of wear - they retain their vibrant colors, they don't come off, and they do not fray.

They offer various packages, but we like the Ultimate Back to School Combo.  It comes with 3 different styles of labels, plus a couple of metal hang tags that are perfect for backpacks and winter jackets.

You can pick your colors and a small image for your labels.  Since Pierce is so into robots, it was an easy choice for him this year.
I stick them everywhere - lunchboxes, pencil boxes, water bottles, paint shirts - they go on pretty much everything! 
Yes, readers, I had all the school supplies in order, and everything neatly ordered.  The only thing that wasn't prepared to watch these boys get on the bus and head off was my heart.  I hope they all have a wonderful school year!

Disclaimer:  I received a set of labels for review purposes.  The opinions above are my own. 

28 comments:

Angie said...

I hope they all had a wonderful day

Jacquelineand.... said...

I hope they had a great day, and that Momma's heart made it through in one piece. =)

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa I still remember those moments and it has been a long long time:) Hug B

Out on the prairie said...

you are going to have a empty home. School starts here next week.

cobie en bas van Es said...

dat zier er heel goed uit.

Montanagirl said...

Your boys are just the cutest EVER!! Sounds and looks like the perfect labels for them.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The labels are so cool! Wishing the boys a great year!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

They look ready for their new school year. These are cool labels..I used Sharpies on my kid's items when they were this age. (back in the stone age) LOL

Now don't blink, because time will fly so fast and they will be going off to college before you know it!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness they are soooooo big! I wish them great success. It is a big deal to go to school full time.

Gives you a little time.

Mine went back Monday and now I have a little vacation!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, so sweet!

Sally said...

God bless them! I know about those heart strings, Lisa. It's like you just can't understand how quickly the time goes.

Love the labels, what a great idea. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

I can remember that sinking feeling too! It never goes away...you'll get repeatedly over their lifetime!...:)JP

Tweedles -- that's me said...

the labels are cool!
and I bet the boys loved them too!
We hope they had a great day at school-- what a cute photo!
love
tweedles

Endah Murniyati said...

Cool labels, so interesting! Sometimes I feel so hard to see my chilldren went to new places without me on their side

Ginny said...

These labels are awesome! I want them, and I am an old lady!! The first picture is just beautiful, that is one to fame. My son takes a picture of our granddaughter on the first day of school, he takes one every year in the same place with the same pose.

SweetMarie said...

I bet you had a few tears. It's hard to believe the twins are starting school. :)

Blackberry Lane said...

That photo of all of them getting on the bus tugs at my heartstrings.

The labels are a great idea.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Oh, Lisa, I know that must have been hard and happy all at the same time, to see them get on that bus. They are such sweeties, and I know they are well prepared. I hope they all have great years!!

Love Pierce's peace bag. :-)

Michelle said...

They all look so sweet getting on the bus!

mail4rosey said...

Aw, look at 'em getting on the bus. I love that picture.

We label everything here too. Everything. :)

Michael Manning said...

What a great moment the boys will all be able to laugh about and remember forever...boarding the school bus together for that first day of school. My Kindergarten teacher (looking back at my class photo, she reminds me of Catwoman from from the Batman movie series) switched to First Grade. So I had her two years in a row. I thought that was pretty cool!

Laura Lee said...

Haven't heard of those labels before, they'd probably work well to label some of my horse stuff too. Hope they have fun at school! Probably a quiet house during days now :(

Lady Lilith said...

That looks great. Thank you for sharing them.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You've done well finding all these sponsors! Good for you!

alissa apel said...

Awww...they look so cute in that first photo! They all look like brothers. I bet you'll miss the twins being home. It will be nice having time to work, or just for yourself.

Betsy Adams said...

Three precious little boys --getting ready for school. It's smart to label everything like you did...

Did it make you sad to see all three boys leave home that first morning???? That's a big change for you.... These 'passages' in life can be hard... Just wait 'til they leave home and go away to college... That was HARD too.

Hugs,
Betsy
Love your bird feeder in the blog about this one... CUTE...

Linda said...

Aw, the boys looks so fine!

Mila said...

Good idea, I'm sure I'll want to label everything as well when our kid is old enough.