Back to School: The Official Post

Hola everyone and Buenos Dias/Buenas Tardes/Buenas Noches! Or in English hello everyone and Good Morning/Good Afternoon/Good Evening! I apologize for my absence of blogging however I recently started high school. And if you could not tell, one of my classes is Spanish. I will try to post as often as I can, but am now a busy gal. I know not everyone wants to read all of this, so I will try to keep it short and sweet. 🙂

So far, high school is great. Everyone is in charge of themselves and independent which is awesome. I do get my steps in throughout the day. I have biology first, then advanced choir, geometry, health, government/civics, Spanish, and lastly literature. I am happy with my schedule and look forward to learning from all of my teachers!

The worst thing is that I have a locker that hates me and so, so, so, many things to carry around. The issue with the locker is that all my friends can open it, but I still struggle. But guess what? I opened for the first time today! In my backpack are 4 binders, 3 folders, 2 notebooks, 1 heavy pencil bag, and more little things. It’s about a 35 pounder. 😉

Since I was trying to keep it short and sweet, this is all I will right… for now. You can most likely expect school related posts throughout this year. Please make sure to like this post and follow alibloulife on instagram @alibloulife to know when I post! Also check out all of the fun summer baking and crafts I did by clicking through all the categories! One last thing I need to say, Audios!

Love,

LibLou

All Things Back to School

Exactly a week from today, I begin high school. That’s right, I am going into the 9th grade this year and am quite nervous, yet excited! I am going to show you a DIY school supply, and my back to school essentials. 🙂

First, I will begin with the DIY. My parents are strict about using what we have. So, if I have a binder I can use, I am going to use it. I am going to show you a way to make an old binder look cute again. You are going to need duct tape, and a picture of your choice. The picture is going to go inside the front pocket of your binder. I would recommend you find an old coloring book and rip out one of those adorable pictures or you can print a picture online.

To begin, go ahead and put the picture of your choosing in the front pocket. Next, get your duct tape. You can use all one color, or what I did was use a color and a pattern duct tape. I also found a mini roll of duct tape that is thinner to put as a bottom border. Wrap the duct tape down both sides of the front. You can fold the excess duct tape over the top/bottom. You can also put a strip of tape down the outside spine of the binder, and you can do the same thing on the front to the back. For the finishing touch, you can add more tape to the bottom and border it all around the binder. TA-DA! A cute binder is ready for use!

My first back to school essential is a good pack of pencils. I always go through my pencils way to quickly. However, I found that a mechanical pencil lasted much longer than a wood pencil. All of my supplies came from Target. These were about $2.

My second essential is a planner. Personally, planners help me a-lot. It gives me somewhere to write due dates and homework. In middle/high school there is much more homework than elementary. My planners defiantly come into use. This planner was $10.

My third essential is some cute notebooks. I love getting notebooks with style. However they are more expensive so I normally only get two for my two favorite subjects. Both of these notebooks were $5.

This last essential is to keep you organized. It is so difficult when you get all of your subjects papers mixed up. I have a tip for you! Get the cheap 3 prong folders. Use 1 for each subject. Add some paper inside, so you always have paper and you can put that classes homework and excess notes, worksheets, etc. in the folder dedicated to that subject. The cheap ones are useful since, they give you your years worth! All 3 of these folders were a $1.50.

I cannot wait for back to school! Although Summer is great, I get excited to see old pals. I hope you have a great first day whenever you start!

Love,

LibLou ❤