As we are approaching August I can’t help but start thinking about shopping for back to school items. I decided to share what we are getting not only for back to school but also items my kids use and love in general that makes life, especially during the busy school year, run smooth.
A back-to-school favorite of my girls is picking out a new backpack and lunchbox. For multiple years we have chosen to go with Pottery Barn Kids backpacks and they don’t disappoint! They come in so many cute colors, prints and styles plus you can personalize them! I let my girls choose which one they wanted and we decided to get a lunchbox and water bottle to match this year too! We just received them and couldn’t love them more! They come in multiple sizes, both backpacks pictured here are size large, and the lunchboxes come in multiple styles (we chose the ‘Cold’ option).
Purple Unicorn Backpack // Lunchbox // Water Bottle
Blue Unicorn Backpack // Lunchbox // Water Bottle
Use code SCHOOL to save 20% right now at Pottery Barn Kids right now! Select back-to-school items are already marked down 25-60%!
Back-to-school clothing and shoe shopping is always fun too! I usually get my girls a few high quality items they will wear a lot from the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (open the the public now)! We also grab a few of the adorable, high quality dresses from my friend Andrea at Dot Dot Smile Andrea Ames and round the shopping off with items from Target, Old Navy, H&M, and Macy’s.
Some items that I’m stocking up on, that can easily get overlooked are things like lice prevention items (no one wants to get lice!), multivitamins and great bedding to make the little one’s dreams extra sweet. This is what we have been using as a lice deterrent conditioning spray and this is what we have been using for shampoo for the kids over the last year and nobody in our house has gotten lice yet; fingers crossed that we never do! My girls also love “going to school” themed books and something as simple as that can be a great help at easing littles of their fears surrounding starting school or going to a new school.
Sleep is so important, especially on school nights. We are big fans of Beddy’s Beds. The bedding goes on like a fitted sheet but it’s a sheet/comforter set in one and it zips down the sides making bed making super fast and easy to do before school! My two and five year olds can make their beds unassisted with Beddy’s and they LOVE doing it: life changing! Even better, you can save 20% with my code HALEYP20 at Beddy’s right now!
What are some must-haves for you prior to a new school year starting?! I’d love to hear!
If you are local to Northwest Washington this is one event that you won't want to miss! The time is near for the Lynden "Razz Fest" Raspberry Festival and The 21st Annual Curt Maberry Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament sponsored and put on by The Muljat Group North. The 3 on 3 tournament features players of all ages (K-adult) and the festival includes various street vendors, a classic car show, two stages with live music, kid's games (including face painting and inflatables), and sidewalk sales!
Growing up in Whatcom County, the Razz Fest has always been a highlight of the summer, bringing the community together through sports, shopping and good food! I remember attending it growing up, going there with my husband back when we were dating, and now it is so fun to take my girls there!
Taking place on Front Street in historic Downtown Lynden, the Raspberry Festival is Whatcom County's largest FREE to attend event. It takes place this Friday, July 19 from 10am-8pm and Saturday, July 20 from 8am-5pm. Lynden is known for having the largest harvest of raspberries in the world so you can bet there will be yummy treats available including these fresh, delicious berries!
The legendary 3 on 3 Tournament is organized by The Muljat Group North and now includes well over 200 basketball teams! Games start Friday morning and carry through all day Saturday so be sure to watch a few games while you're there enjoying all that this event has to offer!
For more information regarding the 3 on 3 tournament, call The Muljat Group North at 360-354-4242 or visit them online at www.lynden3on3razz.com. You can follow and like their Facebook page here.
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