Kennedy's Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

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 Kennedy's Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

I can't believe it but, Kennedy will be turning 13 this fall. As she & her sister have gotten older they have voiced wanting their own rooms again seeking some privacy & their own style. We kinda had a feeling this day would come but weren't sure as they begged & begged for their own rooms for years. We held out til Bo was born. However, the time has come for them to get their own rooms, again!

 First, was deciding who got what room. I wasn't taking down the wallpaper in their shared room because it was just too pricey. Luckily for me, Kensley is obsessed with the wallpaper & loves their shared room so she didn't want to change her room {we still are going to do a few things to refresh her room later on}. So, Kennedy got the office to turn into her new "teen" room!

Kennedy told me she wanted her new room to be a complete surprise! I was nervous because that is a tall order & I really want it to be her style & personality. Luckily, she had been making some "dream room" collages on her computer & we sat down together to look through Pinterest to get a vibe of the style & colors she would like & I went from there.

Her vibe was for sure the trendy preppy vibe with a hint of Dolly. So a preppy room it would be. I went with a pink, orange & blue color palette. Since I was starting from scratch I bought a little here & there for months til I was ready to put everything together!

Here is the final results, here room isn't overly spacious but I feel like I did a good job giving her storage & everything she wanted with the square footage I had to work with! Her reaction was the absolute best!

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Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas


Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

@mrsmumaw For birthday she wanted to be a surprised with a new room! I was too nervous to take that on. So we went thru pintrest together and i looked at her “dream room” collages to get an idea of what she wanted. I really wanted to get this right. For months and month i bought stuff and hid it away for the big reveal day when we could put it all together! Needless to say, she said i killed it ans was so happy and grateful!! #preppyroom #roomreveal #teenroomdecor #preppyaesthetic #rollerrabbit ♬ original sound - mrsmumaw

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

 






Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas


Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas



Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas



Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas


Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas





Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

@mrsmumaw The reveal!! 🩷🧡🩵 i may end up hanging out with her in here more than she would like me too! Its such a happy space!! #preppyroom #roomreveal #teenroomdecor #preppyaesthetic #roommakeover #rollerrabbit ♬ original sound - ğŸ¤ğŸŽ§

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

Teen Girl Room | Preppy Girl Decor | Preppy Room Ideas

PAINT COLOR: "BALLERINA" PHG FROM HOME DEPOT
VANITY & CORNER TALL BOOKCASE: IKEA {VANITY IS ALEX SYSTEM, BOOKCASE IS LACK"}
SPUTNIK HANGING LIGHT: AMAZON
BED: WAYFAIR
BEDDING: ANNIE SELKE
SHEETS: PB TEEN
THROW: AMAZON
CUSTOM NEON SIGN: AMAZON
MINI FRIDGE: AMAZON
PINK LAMP: HOME DEPOT
TIC TAC TOE GAME: SUNNYLIFE
PERSONALIZED LUMBAR PILLOW: ETSY
VANITY MIRROR: AMAZON
ACYRLIC LAP DESK: AMAZON 
PEACE SIGN CANDLE: AMAZON 
CLOSET WALLPAPER: OTTO STUDIO {no longer for sale}
CLOSET SYSTEM: HOME DEPOT
ROLLING CHAIR: WALMART

6 Things that Make Back to School Smooth + Back to School checklist

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6 Things that Make Back-to-School Smooth + Back to School checklist  

As a seasoned Mom of a 5th and 7th grader, well as much as I can be, I feel like I really have a feel on what works & doesn't work through the past several years, to prepare for the back-to-school chaos & make it, maybe, a little less chaos-y. 

Here are some of my tips & suggestions that make every day go smoother throughout the school year & to get ready for the year ahead. Keep reading for a helpful printable check list!

Sigh, look at the young cuties. ;(


1. Have a "Drop Zone"

 This will look different for everyone's home. In my home we don't have a lot of storage so I have to get creative. This is the spot your children will "drop" everything as they get home. My girls are seasoned to this now & its second nature. But, it takes repetition. Having a drop zone keeps everything in one place so book bags, folders & papers don't go missing. Think of homework folders, planners that need to be signed ect.

 This will be their home.

Our zone is also our  "family command center"-- the side of the fridge & the coat closet right next to it. On the inside of the door, I have heavy-duty, XL 3m hooks for backpacks. Next, on the fridge, I have our calendar for quick glance dates, baskets that house the majority of their papers, with a small corkboard above for important papers & a place to display papers they are proud of. The basket gives me a place to go thru papers every night {when they were younger} & a couple times throughout the week as they are older, normally Wednesday & Friday.

I also keep a clipboard for homework & their chore checklists.



2. Have Clear Expectations After School


Whether it is for sports, chores, activities or none of the above having a routine after school. It's crucial you SHOW your kiddos how you want after school to go. Reminders will be needed for a while, so don't get discouraged. Sit down & talk about how you want homework to go. Will you have a snack before? After? During? What is your screen time rules for the school week? Do they have chores? Them knowing what to do & having a routine helps everyone with the rush from after school, dinner & bedtimes when everyone is tired after long days.

As an example, our schedule after school is: immediately go to drop zone, empty backpack, lunch boxes straight to sink & put away. I made these notepads myself to help with independence after school. Having a checklist has proven to be successful for us. At the end of the week, they can hand them in for allowance.
I made it on Canva & printed it on vista print as a notepad.
If you would like this as an editable printable, let me know!



3. What's for lunch?

If your kiddos are going to be packers, whether you are going to be doing the packing or themselves, having a home for everything will make the morning so much easier.
 Again, for every home this will look "different. It could be a drawer, cabinet etc. For us, it's a rolling cart just off the kitchen in the "laundry room". The cart houses pretty much everything we may need. The lunch containers, water bottles, lunch accessories & the lunch bags themselves. 

Looking for more lunch box inspo? Click HERE for a lunchbox planner & breakdown of popular lunch container brands.





4. Hair Caddy/ Station

Getting hair done in the morning can be chaos. With boys or girls. Where's that dang brush? 
I do less hair these days as my girls are experimenting doing their own hair. However, keeping hair supplies downstairs was THE hack for less chaos. 
I know for some that maybe sound crazy to keep it in the kitchen or somewhere downstairs, but I promise I makes it so much easier as you are trying to get out the door. 

Another tip I have is to have 2 of everything. The brush in your caddy for school STAYS there, then you have a separate brush for upstairs or elsewhere. That way your hair supply kit for school is always stays complete, nothing is missing because it was taken after bath time one night & now you can't find it!
I stock mine with a brush, comb, "smooth brush", gel, elastic hair ties, normal hair ties, elastic hair tie cutter & bobby pins.





5. Emergency Pouch

If you are a parent of young girl in 4th grade or higher, this one is for you. Assuming you have already had the talk on the in's and out's of whats to come. Make sure they are prepared. A little pouch for everything they need. I pack a extra pair of underwear, pads & hygeiene wipes.





6. Stay Organized with a Family Calendar

Find a calendar app you like for the whole family to use. We just use google calendar, which is the default calendar on iPhone. EVER.SINGLE.THING is put into the calendar then each family member is invited to that "event". Now that my oldest has a phone even she can input & get them synced to her calendar. Google makes it almost, too easy to keep track of all the activities. You can make a sport or likewise reoccur every week, certain days of the week, once a month, whatever is needed. It also syncs with our Alexa shows.


Other helpful things for Kinder students or new school students:


Do a trial run of car line is you are utilizing your schools instead of bus. Practice getting off their seat belts & exiting the car quickly. For kinder students, the weeks or weeks leading up to school practice lunch if packing. Pack a lunch and have them get used to opening their lunch boxes, opening their drinks etc. 

@mrsmumaw Back to school tips for starting off the year strong! ğŸŽ #backtoschool #organizedhome #organization #girlmom #momhack ♬ original sound - mrsmumaw

Back to School checklist





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