Show & Tell Tuesday - Back to School Time!

Show & Tell Tuesday is here just in time for my first week getting in back to school mode!

This has been my happy place for most of the summer!  I will miss my long summer days spent on the lake but look forward to the fall weekends!

Jake's fraternity had their annual parent's day this past weekend which includes a fundraising auction for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  After all the baskets were auctioned off, they auctioned off throwing pies at your favorite Delt.  Jake was certainly a good sport, and Barnaby was there to help get him cleaned off!

I have just barely begun to get ready for back to school.  My first little project was an idea I saw on Fifth in the Middle.  I love this name stick holder which you make with two Crystal Light containers!  Once you pull a stick, you can put it into the slot on the other side so you know which ones haven't been pulled yet.  You can read all about how to make one here.  

Use empty Crystal Light containers to create a name stick holder.

Here's my version...

I can't wait to use it!

 Now here's what you need to know to link up and share your Show & Tells!

Linky Information:

1. This is a monthly linky.  The idea is to “Show” up to four pictures of things from school, home, etc. and “Tell” us all about them.  Created the most amazing bulletin board ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Have the best seats at a Red Wings game, right next to the bench?  Show & Tell us about it!  Play the best game at a party with your class?  Have a pet that just got the worst haircut ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Only have one thing to Show & Tell about?  Not a problem! 

2. Product promotion will be limited to one and only if you are introducing a brand new product or sharing pictures of how you just used a product in your classroom.  The focus should be on sharing, not pushing things to sell. 

3. Please choose one of your Show & Tell pictures as your image for the thumbnail and type your blog name to go below the picture. 

4.  Use the main Show & Tell Tuesday button and link back to my post.  Use the numbered Show & Tell buttons in your post to share your pictures.

5. Please leave comments on at least three other posts, including the ones before and after yours.  It's always nice to get feedback from your blogging buddies! 


  1. Hi Stephanie,

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  2. WOW, Stephanie! Let me be one of the first to congratulate you on being in the top 30! Looks like it just happened a few hours ago. Get that badge on there! whoot. Now, as to your post... Barnaby is adorable and I bet he was a big hit at the frat. And I wish I drank Crystal Light because I love the pick stick idea... hmmm. is there another kind of container like that.... see you around. Kathleen

  3. I just love that view. I might have to hang a picture of that in my room for when I need a moment. :)