One of my favourite months of the year is September.
Not because I get my “me” time back but because the idea of a new school year brings with it excitement and new adventures. As a child, I loved getting new school supplies and clothes. It was always a very exciting time of year for me.
Nothing has changed now that I’m a grown-up and a Mom. I get just as excited for back to school time only now I’ve transferred that excitement onto my girls.
Before September of every year, we make a day of it and all go back to school shopping together. We get new lunch kits, backpacks, clothes and shoes!
This year, even I got a new lunch box. Why not? I’m a teacher. I work in a school and I bring my lunch every day. So, a nifty lunch box is a necessity no matter what anyone says.
Check out this year’s nifty lunch bag.
Little H absolutely freaked out when I told her she was getting this High Sierra backpack from Staples. She was mesmerized by all the compartments, side pockets, and zippers. So many places to store her stuff! She chose the colour pink because … well, it’s her favourite colour. Surprised?
Brooklyn chose a more trendy backpack. This Foxy pack in hot pink comes with a multitude of zippers, compartments and two side pockets. Her favourite parts of the bag are the trinkets on the end of the zippers. The front of the pack has a pin of two diamond apples. It’s definitely cute. A little bit more sophistication now that she’s a third grader.
Our go-to place for school supplies is Staples. They are good about keeping school supply lists from the surrounding district on file so supply shopping is easy and quick. You can usually find most items on sale and those that are not can be found at other local stores. As a teacher, I get quite a few of my resources like bulletin board trim, stickers, notebooks, duotangs and name tags from Staples because they have a whole isle full of stuff teachers love and need.
Staples has offered to give one of my readers a $100 gift card as a giveaway!
To enter the giveaway, you have to:
1. Share with me one of your favourite back to school traditions/memory in the comment section below.
2. Like my Facebook page by clicking here.
3. Tweet about this fabulous giveaway on Twitter and tag me in the tweet with @beeswithhoney
Hop on over to Staples website and see what what you might like to buy with your $100 gift card if you win.
Giveaway contest ends next Wednesday, October 15th by midnight. Winner will be announced on Thursday, October 16th.
*Contest open to British Columbia residents only.