Monday, August 19, 2013

It's That Time of the Year Again...

It's back-to-school season! Who would have thought the summer would fly by so quickly? I say that each year, but this year it's especially true, maybe in part because of the crazy weather we've experienced. It's really been more like spring (or fall) than summer!

With the new school year comes new opportunities to label, label, label (my favorite thing to do)!

If you've ever wondered what really needs to be labelled for school, here's a run-down...

  • School supplies; I don't go so far as to label every single pencil in a jumbo pack of 64, but I do think it's important to label the more expensive items like washable markers and specialty writing tools that tend to 'disappear' quickly (sparkly pens, pencils with fun erasers, etc.). And, of course, labelling your child's pencil case is a must. :)
  • Clothing - especially shoes, jackets & hats (also mittens in winter). You really don't want high-ticket items like jackets and shoes to end up in the lost-and-found pile, and smaller items - although not as pricey - are at greater risk of being lost more often. Save your sanity and label it all! TIP: If you are out of Shoe Labels, try Original Labels or Stick-eez Labels. I've used both of them in a pinch and they've worked great!
  • Backpacks and lunch items (those Thermos containers are NOT cheap - enough said!)
  • Extra set of clothing to leave at school - little kids especially need to have extra clothes in case of an accident. I like to recycle a zippable bag, like the ones that Robeez shoes come in, and fill it with the extra change of clothes. I use an Original Label on the bag to help quickly identify who it belongs to, then also label the items inside with Stick-eez clothing labels.


If you're feeling lucky, there are lots of back-to-school giveaways going on over at some of our favorite blogs! Here's a round-up of our current giveaways in case you want to throw your name in the ring to win some...

The Mama Maven - ends tonight
Homeschooling Mom 4 Two - ends Aug. 21 @ 11:59pm
Multi-testing Mommy - ends Aug. 25 @ midnight
Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous - Aug. 31 @ midnight
Ahh~mazing Reviews - Aug. 31 @ 11:59pm
The Taylor House - Aug. 31 @ 11:59pm

Wishing you a fun, stress-free back-to-school season!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer Bucket Lists + lots of chances to WIN!

The summer is already half over, but there are still lots of things I'd love to do with my kids before school resumes. Time goes by much too quickly and, unless I've got a list of adventure "To-Dos", many of them are left by the wayside come September.

That's why I love all of the amazing Summer Bucket Lists that are popping up everywhere. Pinterest, alone, has so many that I'd never get through them all. Based on the feedback we've received from our fans on social media, they love them too! So, in case you're still looking for a few more adventures to share with your family this summer, here's a round-up of some of the best bucket lists.

Image: Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles

Image: / Fancy Shanty


If you have a bucket list you'd like to share, please connect with us on social media!


And now for some more fun - giveaways!! 

We have lots of wonderful bloggers who love our labels and are spreading the word. If you'd like to enter to win a School Package of labels and tags in time for back-to-school season, check out the reviews and giveaways, below. All are open to residents of Canada and the US. Good luck!

Celiac Baby - ends August 10, 2013

Kiddies Corner Deals - ends August 10, 2013

The Koala Bear Writer - ends August 13, 2013

Homeschooling Mom 4 Two - ends August 21, 2013