It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks, this queen bee will have two littles in school full-time. In keeping up with all things trendy and in the loop, I attended yet another fabulous event hosted by Momtrends. Set in the Vera Bradley showroom, I caught the latest buzz in BTS.
Vera Bradley: Having always been a fan of the Vera Bradley bag (just asked my hubby just how many Vera pieces I needed to bring on our honeymoon!) I loved learning about this decades old company from the founder herself. She started her company with a $250 loan, a few local seamstresses, and a dream~what an inspiration. I loved hearing about she hand checked each and every bag until her standards were met and her brand established. Vera Bradley offers a wide-range of bags from totes, to adorable printed backpacks and lunchbags for the kids to headbands and jewelry. I also love their line of office supplies, nothing like having a super organized yet stylish and attractive space to work or complete homework.
Stride-Rite: We have always been big fans of Stride Rite and this BTS will be no different. I love the mix of bright colors with the durable and reliable structure for which Stride Rite is known. My dad always taught me, good shoes or no shoes! and we love the comfort, support and wearability of Stride Rite shoes and sneakers. Big this season are slip ons from Marvel and light ups featuring your favorite Disney characters. Whether you’re shopping uniform, sneakers, lace-up or maryjanes, Stride Rite has the latest looks and styles in quality shoes for kids of all ages.
French Toast: Looking for an affordable solution to uniforms and classic pieces for BTS? French Toast offers quality pieces that are stylish and have little touches that make wearing a uniform anything but ordinary. Who doesn’t need a classic navy sweater or a crisp white blouse featuring an adorable peter pan collar?
Mabel’s Labels: Bears repeating how much I love to get, and stay organized. A place for everything and everything in its place is super easy with labels from Mabel’s Labels. My latest find? write-on/wipe off labels, perfect for the kids’ playroom! Mabel’s Labels can be personalized in more ways than one and I swear stick and stay in place (even through the wash!) without peeling, shrinking or deteriorating. BUT come time to remove them, off they come, no fuss, no muss. I can’t explain it but I am a big fan and a returning costumer! (Great for BTS or as a holiday stocking stuffer?!)
Vamousse: Not to bring up a subject that gives everyone an instant case of the itches, but lice is a fact of life in school-age children. Be proactive and stock up on homeopathic Vamousse Lice care and prevent as well as treat head-lice naturally. Works quickly, is safe AND effective, is non-toxic and pesticide free.
Wall Pops: Easy to stay organized with the fun decal-esqu decorations and office/school supplies from Wall-Pops. I love all of the choices Wall Pops removable art offers, from to do lists to room makeovers, Wall Pops has a removable, easy to apply wall decoration just right for BTS. We already stuck our easy to remove, wipe off calendar to our kitchen wall and wasted no time filling up with all of our family events and happenings.
The Orange Rhino: I was initially drawn to The Orange Rhino for a silly reason as orange is my favorite color. But I soon discovered a must-have and must-do for all parents~a way to live a more peaceful life~one with less yelling and more loving. The Orange Rhino is about one’s mom’s 365 day journey to “yell less and love more”. You’ll be sure to find tips, honest feelings and a whole lot of anecdotes to which any parent can identify. I love how raw her posts are and find inspiration, support and camaraderie each and every time I visit her site and am now ready to take The Orange Rhino challenge myself, are you?
Revolution Foods: Say goodbye to unhealthy lunches filled with preservatives, and unwanted fillers. Revolution Foods makes meal kits that are chef-created, kid inspired real meals on the go.
Pack-it Freezable– An ingenious way to keep kids’ lunch cold all day. Simply freeze the stylish bag, pop in your lunch and viol`a, cool temperature safe food, ready when they are. (love the fun designs) and don’t fret parents, they have Packit Freezables in all sorts of shapes and sizes just right for you too!
Other finds that I am loving:
Fiskars makes the best scissors (teachers ask for them by name!) loving the new stylish designs!
Sunscreen Bands make bands that change color in the sun reminding you to reapply and when you’ve had enough sun, perfect for busy families!
Dolphin Organics makes my favorite organic hair conditioner for kids. I love all of their safe, effective and soft-scented products and feel good about using non-toxic organic products on everyone in my family!
Thred-Up is my new favorite shopping site! It is the easiest way to consignment shop…online. Excellent quality, affordable prices!
For a healthy twist on the juice box, try Aquaball water. The kids will love the unique shape and the lightly flavored (naturally) water featuring their favorite characters.
For healthy smiles we all know to brush after every meal or least 2X a day, make it fun with the coolest in designer Toothbrushes from Brush Buddies.
Back to School often means BTS colds, coughs and allergies, offer your kids all natural relief from one of my go-to remedies from Zarbee’s~safe, and effective.
Kids need a little encouragement with their fruits & veggies? Libby’s makes single serving snacks, just right for the lunchbox.
Something new we’re giving a try is exploring gut health with probiotics. Florastor Kids makes the #1 probiotic to help balance and maintain intestinal health.
Best snack award goes to Nourish Snacks. Appetizing, yummy combinations of your favorite healthy snacks, packed with nutrition, great taste all in convenient portion packs. (no GMOs, under 200 calories per packet and no artificial…anything!)
I was not compensated for this post. Thanks to @momtrends for the #btsstyle event and the complimentary goody bag.