Category Archives: kids stuff

Back to School and Back to Lunch

I’m sure most of the country is back to school now that Labor Day is over. We start really early here in the Bay Area, August 13th! So my kids have been in school now for almost a month. It took some adjusting – getting up at 6:30am, making lunches, getting homework done and clothes sorted for school. Have you ever seen the movie The Jerk? Do you remember how excited Steve Martin was about getting the new phone book? That is how my kids act on Tuesdays, which are grocery shopping days around our house. They text me from school to remind me to buy things and ask if I’ve gone yet. When they get home they rush into the kitchen like it’s Christmas Day so excited to see what I’ve bought. You’d think they live in a third world country and never eat!

My kids tend to walk around at school lunch to visit with their various friends, so having a good portable/walking lunch is the way to go. Here are some easy lunch ideas that my kids love: 1. pre-made salad bowls, tortilla roll ups with either meat or peanut butter, banana and honey, pumpkin muffins, sausage muffins/quiche, apples with peanut butter, frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (sometimes I make a weeks worth and throw them in the freezer). What about you, any great ideas to share?

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If you haven’t yet finished back to school supply shopping don’t forget to check out our fun collections on Frecklebox.com. Here’s a new collection we designed for tweens, the Prep.

 

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Got Labels?

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Last weekend I had my daughter’s sleepover birthday party. After everyone left I had a pile of chargers and clothes that needed returning. Of course we had no idea whose stuff was whose! I just ordered some personalized labels for my daughter that will help next time and any time she misplaces something (which is often)!

I ordered the labels from Kidecals.com. They have lots of fun designs for boys and girls including clothing, chalkboard and keyboard labels. The personalization process was easy to use. My only issue was that I did not read very carefully so I ordered the very small size label, oops! The small label works great for clothes and all of the labels are water proof, dishwasher proof and can be thrown in the washing machine. Their packaging is really cute and funny, just up my ally.

Before your kids go to camp make sure and order a set, I had to use a sharpie to mark my kid’s clothes but these labels are perfect. I think they’d also come in handy for college move-in. You can include your phone number or address on some of the bigger labels. The chalkboard labels were easy to apply and we used chalk to draw on them, you could also use a chalk pen. If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 15% off your order. Check out some of the great uses below and get labeling!

Labels

Chalk

Jacket

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S+K Back to School

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Today was the first day back to school for my kiddies and they were not happy. This summer flew by and I feel like we did nothing. It does make me envy home schooled kids! I am hoping to go to Disneyland during our October break so that is something to look forward to!

I hope you got to see our back to school products on Good Morning America, if not check out our Monday post for the video. While cleaning our office out, I ran across our very first licensed school supplies. Aren’t they fun?! I actually love the Rockin’ Princess set but unfortunately it did not get picked up yet. Maybe it will, I think it’s really cute. These were sold in stores like Staples and Office Max. There were binders, folders, notebooks and pencil cases. I love the pencil case!

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Simon+Kabuki Bedding

Last week I posted our Mod Firetruck party inspiration this week check out our bedding and room decor line from the same collection. Also here’s a sneak peek of our girly Juicy Blossoms bedding line. Hopefully these will be hitting a store near you soon!

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