First day of school

The first day of school is a big deal over here at the BCD house! It has been since the day I sent my first preschooler off for the very first time! This year was no differentand with all three of my littles off to school all at once I took full advantage of capturing this special day!

It wouldn’t be the first day of school without  a fresh box of Crayola Sidewalk chalk! This has become our signature first day photo op and this year Charlie got in on the action!



Grab an iconic black board and a bistro chalk pen and create this super simple “first day of school ” sign.

I borrowed this vintage school desk from a good friend and and piled on the thrift store books to help create this fun little scene. I absolutely adore the way these turned out!

These frames from “Cut it Out”  make the perfect personal sign. I create the printable and painted each unfinished frame keeping in mind what my girls outfits were and painting them a coordinating color.

I can not believe it’s back to school already for these little ones. These three will be all grown up sooner then we know it and I know I’ll treasure theses photos forever!


“Good Morning America” came to my house to film a segment on “The first Day of School!” It was a day my whole family will never forget. The segment should air sometime this week  so be sure to fan the Blue Cricket Design facebook fan page ! As soon as I know when it will air I will post details there! More details on my day with GMA to come!

In the mean time…

I created a FREE printable ready for you to download!  Enjoy these ” First day of…” signs: Preschool through 12th grade! Please feel free to share and pin.

First Day of School Pre-12th



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    We have our first ‘official’ (he went half year last year) first day of preschool this coming Monday and I can’t decide what I want to do to start the tradition. I love the sidewalk chalk (since we do pictures like that already) idea. :) Thanks for the ideas!

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    So cute! I love all these “first day” posts. I did some with my son this year…he was off to Kindergarten. :( Check it out for some more ideas!

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    TOO (I mean, THREE!) CUTE! Not only are your daughters adorable, I love your chalk titles! Our older daughter graduated college last year, and our younger daughter starts her first day of her second year of college tomorrow! And as always, I reminded her to take a first day of school photo for me! [sigh] The time does fly by too quickly…
    Can’t wait to see you on GMA! How exciting!

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    You have seriously the cutest little girls and I will tell you they dress a whole heck of a lot cuter then I do now.

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    REBECCA! I nearly got whiplash this morning when I heard your name on GMA! I was going about my biz and suddenly I hear it. It was so fun to watch you and your gorgeous girls on the TV after following your blog and working with you as a contributor.
    YOU GO GIRL!!!! How fun!

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    Was that Cameron Mathison??? I’m new to your blog, and as I was scrolling through the shots of your beautiful daughters, I did a double take, and thought, “Is she married to HIM?”
    He came into a salon on the Upper East Side that I was a manager in over 10 years ago, and none of us could speak correctly. I think one girl walked into a wall. I stuttered. We ignored all of the other clients, as we scrambled to help him. Sweet Lord he is gorgeous!

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    Oh my goodness, what darling children AND what darling pictures! Thanks for making me smile.

    Warmly, Michelle

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    I just shared this on the MOPs International board because I love your sidewalk chalk idea! We did a post today with chalkboard signs for the first day of school. Check it out! So glad we found your blog because it’s awesome!

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    I love the frames, what size did you order? Thanks for the great ideas.

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