Back to School... All the Necessities and a Giveaway!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Oh the scent of freshly sharpened pencils... it gets me every time. Wait, does anyone use those in school anymore?? Haha. I can see it now: we'd go to the first day of school, I would meet my new teacher, check out the classroom, and then they would hand it over: the list of all the supplies we needed for the year. JACKPOT! Instantly, I would beg my Mom to take me to Office Max/Target/etc to stock up... please tell me I am not the only school supply junkie out there??

Yes, the girls go to Mother's Day Out two days a week and I was itching to make sure they were well-stocked and ready to head Back to School. And of course I wanted to show you all our favorites that we cannot live without, too! 

Mabel's Labels Personalized Stickers || Because you want to make sure no one is drinking from your kid's cup or messing with their extra change of clothes... these are my favorite go-to stickers and they have held up extremely well throughout endless amounts of dishwashing and back and forth to home and school. Even better, you can personalize them as you wish... colors, fonts, graphics, etc. That way, everyone can have their own look and feel. And don't forget about the FREE SHIPPING, too!

Pottery Barn Kids Lunch Storage Boxes || The great thing about these is that you buy them once and you're good to go... no repurchasing necessary! We have the Dual Compartment, Chip and Dip, and Three-Piece Sets and they make lunch assembly fast, easy, and organized. 

Seersucker Backpacks and Lunchboxes || I'm a sucker for anything monogrammed... I'm southern, so it's what we do. We just put our names on everything! And I recently purchased round two of our seersucker backpack and lunchbox sets from Chic-A-Dee. The girls love them and of course they match! They wash well once dirty, too ;) 

Hello Toothpaste || Another recent favorite from my little ones is their new found love of brushing their teeth... THANK THE LORD. It has only taken loads of encouragement and experimenting with 2526 flavors to find a few they both liked. Hello products are fun and effective and the flavors taste REALLY good... we love the green apple variety in our house! And yes, they have adult options, too. I hope my girls get their daddy's rock solid teeth, but I know if I have handed down my genetics, at least we are brushing with some of the best out there!

On the Go Snacks || We are forever hopping to and fro during the day... dance class, MDO, post office visits, and anything and everything in between. Thankfully, we have a handful of favorite snacks that are kid-friendly, taste great, and travel well, too. Plum Organics has been a staple in our house ever since Caroline was able to eat pouches and these Mashups and Jammy Sammy minis have occupied our pantry shelves for a long time now. Add in Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies and you have the sweet, salty, and fruit components covered! 

Customized Vinyl Monograms || To put on notebooks, pencil holders, iPads, etc... these are inexpensive, cute, and totally customizable... I buy them in bulk for the girls and for family gadgets, too. Always make for a great way to customize water bottles, adult drinkware, sand buckets, and so many other great giftables. 

SmartyPants Vitamins || Gummies + vitamins = pure genius and the only way I could fathom to get my minis to keep these on the daily rotation. Their Kids Complete is the first all-in-one gummy vitamin [packed with Omega 3s and vitamin D] for kids... and yes, I might have taste tested them myself and they passed with flying colors. 

And yes, it's GIVEAWAY TIME... The SmartyPants team is here to give away a month's supply of their Kids Complete Vitamins as well as a box of their all new Kids Complete + Fiber On-the-Go Packs... all you need to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter widget below! 

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Disclosure: I received some these products for review as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All written content, thoughts, and opinions are my own.


  1. I was also a sucker for back to school time, stationery and goodies - and now I get to re-live it with my girls. It's my best!

  2. I was ALL OVER back to school shopping. I loved it - and then going home after to lay out all my goodies and get everything labeled and organized. Can't wait to have kids and take them back to school shopping. Love the girls' backpacks and lunchboxes!

  3. I love the personalized stickers! I'll have to remember these for next school year! And one of our favorite snacks are Cheddar Bunnies!! Hope your girls are enjoying school so far!

  4. We love Smarty Pants! Thanks for the chance.