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Back to School Guide 2012

It's that time of year....again.

Time to send our kids back to school.
This is either a joyous time or a sad time.  For me, it is a little of both.  I am sad I won't have my Mads here with me all day but, I am happy I won't have to listen to the CONSTANT bickering.

This time of year also brings on a challenge.  What do we need to start the year off right?

We do our Back to School shopping a bit different.  Mads usually already has everything she needs to start the year with a BANG, as far as clothes.  It stays hot here for a few months after school starts, so her summer clothes get her through for a while.  We do like to purchase one or two new outfits so she feels like this is an exciting time, as she should.

When it comes to supplies, we stick with the list.  It just makes it easier.  Plus, at her school everything is just dumped into community tubs, we don't have to worry about finding THE CUTEST folders.  I do and do not like that method though, but I won't get into that today.  I do like to pricematch to get the lowest price possible.

When it comes to lunches we are a mix.  I let her decide if she wants to take her lunch that day or eat what the school provides.

As for ME, well I usually don't leave my house but to watch her walk home or to take her to dance.  I honestly have never thought about sprucing myself up for BTS.  I mean, aren't PJ's good enough in the drop off line?  HA!

This year I have had the pleasure of using a FUN Back to School Guide (it is such an awesome #momsguide) to help me decide where we will shop and what we will get.


This e-Guide talks about four great brands to get you ready for Back to School.

Sears Style ~  Sears Style is great to get Mom ready for BTS.  Who knew there were other options than dropping your kids off in your PJs?  I guess Sears did because they are ROCKIN' the Cool Mom Clothes this year!
Elmer's ~ Elmer's has an AWESOME new 1st Day app.  Capture your favorite BTS memories with this app and for every pic taken Elmer's will donate one item to kids in need!  You know I love that!
Tyson ~  Tyson has come out with a new Ready to Eat line.  I saw them at Walmart yesterday near the Lunchables and thought they would be perfect for a quick snack to split, or to toss in Mads lunch as we are rushing out the door.
Cookie's Kids ~ Cookie's is a new to me site.  Do your kids wear school uniforms?  Oh my goodness does Cookie's have you covered!  AND at GREAT prices!  Seriously, $3.99 for a polo and pants starting at $9.99!  Those are awesome prices!  We don't do uniforms but Cookie's still offers GREAT prices on regular clothes.  Be sure to check them out!

Oh!  One small thing I forgot to mention...not only have I been able to share this AWESOME BTS e-Guide with you, I will also get to shop one of the above brands.  I know which brand it is...would you like to guess?

I will share the brand with you in the next week, so stay tuned!

What do you get most excited about when shopping for back to school?
I think for me, this year, it was finding the CUTE glitter binders and notebooks.  Yeah, those aren't for Mads.....they are for ME!  HAHA!  I have to stay organized somehow!

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own.

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