Keep Your Kids Hydrated This School Year With Contigo Water Bottles



Back To School in Arizona means finding ways to keep my kids hydrated throughout the day.  As if the Arizona heat weren’t hard enough to deal with, we live in a very rural area and all three of my children have quite lengthy bus rides to school…my oldest a 2 hour ride to his high school!  Extended exposure to these temps mean hot kids, and unfortunately, often dehydrated kids.  Last year all of the options I tried didn’t work out well, so this year Contigo and I have partnered up to find some great water bottles that easily fit into backpacks to keep my kids happy, healthy, and refreshed all year long.


My youngest child entered kindergarten this year, and I was on a mission to find durable water bottles that won’t leak or spill, and Contigo had the perfect solution.  The AUTOSEAL Trekker is perfect for little ones around my daughter’s age that are too big for sippy cups, but don’t quite have the coordination to avoid spills.   This bottle features a one-touch AUTOSEAL lid that automatically seals between sips for mess-free drinking.  Plus it’s easy for small hands to hold, so it’s perfect for kids to keep on trekkin’.  Add in top rack dishwasher safe, and you’ve completely sold this mom on a wonderful water bottle.


When looking for a water bottle for my middle schooler, I had a few things I needed to keep in mind.  Durability was a must, as well as a large capacity as he always drinks a lot of water.  The AUTOSPOUT Chug seemed like the perfect fit and he absolutely loves it.  The autospout is great for busy kids on the go, and has held up to the enormous abuse my son can dole out.  With the press of a button, the chug spout opens for convenient on-the-go one-handed drinking.  The wide spout helps the water flows quickly into your mouth (perfect for chugging when you need to hydrate in a hurry).  When you’re finished drinking, simply press the spout under the protective cover to fully close for help protecting against leaks and germs.


Now the real challenge came along…finding a water bottle for my high schooler that would fit all of his needs.  I needed to find a water bottle of an adequate size, while offering durability and the ability to help keep drinks cold.  The AUTOSEAL Chill has not only lived up to my expectations, but has completely surpassed them.  Keep your cool all day with the spill-proof AUTOSEAL Chill.  Water will stay cold up to 28 hours, thanks to Thermalock vacuum insulation.  Just press to sip and release to seal automatically, using the spout cover to help protect against dirt and germs when you’re finished hydrating.  I was skeptical that this water bottle would keep my son’s water cold all day long, but it absolutely did, and then some!  In the morning my son fills up his bottle with ice and water, and by the end of the day he still has ice in his water bottle which was a true shock considering the extreme temps we have throughout the day.

Whether you’re looking for water bottles for young children, older kids, or even just yourself…you can’t go wrong with any of the bottle that Contigo has to offer.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Back To School Art Supplies Your Kids Will Love From Crayola


Back To School shopping got you frustrated, yet again?  Let Crayola make school supply shopping a little easier this year with their wide variety of products.  There are so many options available from Crayola, no matter what grade your kiddo is in, you’re bound to find a few products that your child just can’t live without.


I live in a VERY rural area, with not a whole lot of access to anything besides a few small stores that are all a minimum 25 mile drive away.  During my trip into town yesterday I saw a whole display of Crayola goodies and I was SO thrilled to see all of the different products.  I received a very generous box of supplies from Crayola and my kids couldn’t decide who was going to get which items.  Mom and our tiny town to the rescue!  I was able to find all of the items my kids fell in love with in our package from my friends at Crayola so there’s no fighting, and tons of fun to go all around this school year…and if I could find them in my tiny town, I’m sure you’ll be able to find them where you live too!


Silly Scents are some of the newest products from Crayola and these were the items that my kids (and probably myself) were most excited about in our package.  These outrageously fun Silly Scents combine many of the same bright, colorful art products you’ve come to expect from Crayola but with a whiff of something extra.  Silly Scents markers, crayons and colored pencils contain fun-smelling colors that offer a multi-sensory scent-sation!  Kids will sniff and sketch the day away on creative projects that smell as good as they look!  Let these sweet smells inspire your little ones this school year and see just how creative they can be.  Silly Scent selections currently available are:

  • Silly Scents Washable Markers
  • Silly Scent Markers (in various pack sizes)
  • Silly Scents Twistable Crayons (in various pack sizes)
  • Silly Scents Colored Pencils


Of course, Crayola still has all of those traditional supplies we’ve all come to know and love over the years.  In fact, Crayola was always my favorite brand of coloring supplies when I was a kid and is still my favorite to purchase for my own children.  One thing that I love about Crayola is the wide variety of products they offer in the same high-pigment colors we all look for.  I have one child in high school, one child in middle school, and one child in kindergarten, so the wide variety of items is especially nice when picking out items for their individual needs.  Whether you’re looking for colored pencils, crayons, or markers, the selection Crayola offers is unbeatable.

Let Crayola guide the way this year and alleviate a little bit of that Back To School stress all of us parents deal with.  Crayola has a Shop By Grade feature which makes it super easy to see exactly what items are perfect for your little one so you can shop for all of your children, no matter their age, all in one convenient spot.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Back To School with Oriental Trading


If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, Oriental Trading is a name I’m sure you’ll recognize.  Oriental Trading has quickly become a one-stop-shop for so many different occasions, and you know I just couldn’t let the Back To School season pass by without picking out some super cute, super fun items for my kiddos to go back to school with.  Everything at Oriental Trading is so much more fun (and fun to use) than the stuff you’ll find at any local big box store in your area!


No matter what grade your little one is going into, pencils are always a Back To School must, and no surprise that Oriental Trading has a super fun selection of pencils to choose from.  My daughter going into kindergarten fell in love with the Emoji Pencils and just had to have them.  My sons are older and prefer mechanical pencils so the Bright .7 mm Mechanical Pencils were a no-brainer for this household.  The twisting lead is a nice change from the traditional ‘click’ pencils that tend to fail and be a big fat waste of money.


Rather than send your kiddo with a bag full of pens with different ink colors, try out these super fun Shuttle Pens!  These pens are a super fun writing tool to keep on hand, and they’re sure to make jotting down great ideas and to-do lists a lot more fun.  Ink colors include black, brown, dark green, tan, red, purple, turquoise, navy, pink and light green ink.


Whether my kiddos are jotting down notes in class or drawing in a few spare minutes of free time, notepads are ALWAYS an item we go through quickly during the school season.  I love that Oriental Trading has lined and blank notepads so my kids have the freedom and organization to do what they need to do.  Both the Rainbow Glitter Spiral Notepads and Unicorn Spiral Notepads come in packs of 12, so you’ll always be sure to have these cute notepads on hand.


If you have kiddos in school and DON’T go through about 100 erasers by the end of the year, I’d love to know how you get away with it.  Oriental Trading has some super cute erasers that will definitely get us through (at least most of) the school year without worrying about running out.  There’s nothing that beats a cool ice cream treat on hot summer days. And now you can always have one with you without a melting mess thanks to these super cute Summer Treats Erasers!  In Arizona it’s always nice to have a reminder of cool, refreshing things so these erasers are a hug hit with my kids.  Are you looking for a colorful addition to your children’s school supplies?  Simply remove the lid from one of these Striped Eraser Sticks, pull to your desired length and get to erasing!  These are a very useful desk accessory in a rainbow of pretty colors and perfect for kids of all ages.


Even if you’re looking for traditional school supplies, Oriental Trading has you covered there.  I was able to order Crayola Classic Tip Markers, Crayola Classic Fine Tip Markers, and Crayola Colored Pencils so I didn’t have to go anywhere else…how awesome is that?


With three kids in three different grades, there’s always a school project or two that needs working on, putting Sharpies in high demand in my home.  These Sharpie Chisel Tip Markers are able to make thin or bold lines, so no matter what you’re little one needs to do, these markers will help them achieve an amazing looking project.


Now, I know these don’t look like your typical school supplies, but I always shop for a few fun extras.  My daughter’s class has a prize box that the kids get to pull from when they have a really good day, and I thought these Chalkboard Safari Animal Dog Tag Necklaces, Woodland Animal Stamps, and Emoji Rings were just too cute to pass up on.

Whether you’re a parent shopping for your children, or a teacher shopping for your class, there’s no way you can go wrong with Oriental Trading.  Check out all they have to offer this Back To School season and make the school year fun for your kiddos!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Back To School with Animal Jam


If you haven’t heard of Animal Jam…it’s absolutely one of the cutest games ever!  Kids everywhere have fallen in love with Animal Jam and want to take the fun with them!  In this fun online game, kids can travel to the land of Jamaa to play games, meet new friends, and explore distant lands, all while learning cool stuff about animals, plants, habitats, and more!  With the Back To School season just around the corner, the new Animal Jam merchandise couldn’t have been timed more perfectly!


Whether your little one is looking for a fabulous backpack or even just a fun stationery set to go back to school with, Animal Jam has you and your little one covered with their fabulous new items.


How adorable is this Animal Jam Panda Power Backpack?  This is a full size backpack which is perfect for school kids of all ages.  The 16 x 12 x 5-inche backpack holds all of your little one’s supplies with ease and has plenty of room for more.! Features sublimate printed character art from the hit app.  The panda on the front pocket is low pile plush with 3D ears…super cute!  Our kids are semi year-round here and my kids have already started school this year (early huh?!)  My daughter was a little nervous headed off on her first day, but her backpack was super cute and she couldn’t wait to show it off to all of her new friends.


Every little girl needs a great stationery set to go back to school with and the Animal Jam Deluxe Stationery Set was a huge hit with my daughter!  Use the Make It Real Stationery Set as your guide into the world of Jamaa. Meet real Animal Jam vet Gabby Wild, learn all about her life, win Gabby and AJ prizes, all while rocking the best looking notebook, 2 erasers and pom pom pens ever!  I think my daughter’s favorite item by far is that super cute pen that has gone with her everywhere since she got it.  She’s constantly jotting down little notes and I think it’s just to use her favorite new pen, haha!

Send your little one back to school in style with these super cute Animal Jam items and see how their little faces light up!  When you go Animal Jam, you can’t go wrong.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Send Your Kids Back To School In Style With Five Star #GIVEAWAY


Back To School shopping can be hectic…there are so many different brands it’s hard to know what’s going to be the most durable, and give you the best value for your money.  Five Star makes back to school shopping a little bit easier with their durable and innovate products, so no matter what age group you’re shopping for, you’re bound to find some great supplies that you and your kids just can’t live without.


It’s no secret that Five Star Backpacks are some of the best backpacks around.  They are durable enough to handle young kids, while still being able to stay age appropriate for the older kids as well.  We fell in love with the Five Star Expandable Backpack last year and were pleased to see the same durable, functional design available again this year.  This backpack is (still) by far the coolest backpack I think I’ve ever seen.  It has multiple expanding sections that open like luggage to give you extra storage space up to 7″.  The main compartment has a zipper that runs down the length of the side so you can easily get what you need from your backpack if it’s hanging in your locker.

Five Star Expandable Backpack Features:

  • Ergonomic straps distribute the weight of the backpack to make it easy to comfortably carry a heavy load. Loop on the top to hang backpack in locker
  • Expandable – the main compartment of the backpack expands for up to 4″ of extra storage space for textbooks, zipper binders and more
  • Front pocket also expands up to 3″, giving you more room for everything from your calculator to your lunch. Includes organization storage pockets for storing pens/pencils/etc
  • Side access zipper allows easy side access so you can get items out of your backpack while it is hanging in your locker
  • Separate padded compartment securely holds and protects your laptop up to 17″ in size. Top zipper also lets you easily insert a cell phone or other small tech device
  • Front panel is also padded for extra protection
  • Side, exterior pocket is perfect for holding a water bottle
  • Backpack overall dimensions: 14″ x 19″ x 8″


The Five Star 2 inch Vertical Flip Zipper Binder is the perfect addition to any backpack that needs some organization.  My oldest son is entering high school this year and this binder will be absolutely key to keeping his assignments in order so they can get completed and turned in on time.  The vertical file is quite possibly the most brilliant addition to a binder I’ve ever seen…where was this when I was in high school?

Five Star 2 Inch Vertical Flip Zipper Binder Features:

  • Zipper binder is durable and water resistant to stand up to daily wear and tear. Total sheet capacity of 580 sheets. Lasts All Year. GUARANTEED!
  • Vertical 5-pocket expanding file is included. The binder flips open vertically to stand up on your desk and create a work area with easy access to your papers in the file
  • Expanding file holds 200 sheets and Velcro keeps file closed to hold paper in place while binder is horizontal
  • Binder also has 2″ rings that hold 380 sheets. Ring fixture is removable so that you can take notes on the go, apart from the binder
  • Softly lined, padded pocket of the binder provides safe storage and transport for tablets and other devices
  • Micro mesh pocket securely holds pens, pencils and other small items.
  • Features a full zipper closure. Durable strap is included to easily carry the binder in between classes
  • Fits in a backpack to take from home to school and back again
  • 13 1/2″ x 12 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ overall size


The Five Star Flex Hybrid Notebinder is another great addition to the school supply list this year.  It acts like a notebook and works like a binder.  The cover folds back and the 3 rings keep your papers securely in place.  With coated plastic covers and TechLock rings, Five Star Flex is durable.  There are divided sections of the notebinder that are also capable of holding papers securely where they belong.  This is going to help my sons stay organized and on track this school year…no more backpacks that look like they’re spewing paper when opened.

Five Star Flex Hybrid Notebinder Features:

  • Coated plastic covers fold back over the rings to lie flat like a notebook cover, providing durability and convenient notetaking in class
  • Patented TechLock rings allow you to easily add or remove pages, and are flexible so they won’t break or misalign
  • 1″ rings hold up to 200 sheets
  • NoteBinder comes pre-filled with 20 quad ruled sheets and 60 college ruled sheets of letter size paper
  • Five Star Flex also comes complete with 2 NotePocket dividers for storing loose sheets and 3 NoteProtector dividers to protect your most important papers
  • Opaque cover to sustain a neat and clean appearance
  • Assorted colors available: Black, Red, Green, Cobalt Blue, White, Berry.
  • Dimensions: 10 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ x 1 1/4″


The Five Star Graphics College Ruled Notebook 1 Subject is yet another great item from Five Star that your kids will be thrilled to have for school this year.  There are 3 different covers to choose from in one notebook allowing your child to customize their notebook and allow it to reflect how they’re feeling that day.

Five Star Graphics College Ruled Notebook Features:

  • Water resistant covers protect notes all year
  • Plastic front cover printed with a graphics design breaks from the solid color norm
  • 1 subject notebook contains 100 college ruled sheets that are ink bleed resistant. 11″x 8 1/2″ page size.
  • Includes 2-pocket page divider to store loose sheets, and is reinforced to help prevent tearing.
  • Coated, Kraft back cover provides durability and protection for your notes.
  • Neat Sheet perforated pages easily tear out with clean edges
  • Notebook is wirebound at the top with a nylon coated, transparent wire.
  • Notebook is 3-hole punched for easy insert into a 3 ring binder
  • Available as an assortment. Indicate color preference in the order comments on the shipping page. We will try our best to honor color requests.


Organization is key to keeping my kids’ school work in order.  Five Star has lots of great folders and dividers that snap into binders and notebooks for ultimate storage solution options.

The Five Star Top Tabbed 2-Pocket Folder Dividers have a unique edge that easily attaches to both notebooks and binders. Their handy tabs and two layered pockets make organizing notes and loose papers easier than ever.

Five Star Top Tabbed 2-Pocket Folder Dividers Features:

  • Dividers are made of a durable material that’s guaranteed to last all year without tearing or breaking
  • Simply snap into notebook spirals or slide out the 3-hole punched strip to store in a 3-ring binder
  • Tabs along the top let you label dividers by subject and quickly flip to the right section
  • Two layered pockets make it easier to organize
  • store and protect loose papers like homework and handouts
  • Comes in a set of three dividers in three different colors to easily color code sections
  • Available in two assorted color packs: red-cobalt blue-green or teal-royal purple-lime

The Five Star Add A Folder also features a unique edge that easily attaches to both notebooks and binders. Its two interior pockets and clearview cover make organizing loose papers easier than ever.

Five Star Add A Folder Features:

  • Made of a durable material that’s guaranteed to last all year without tearing or breakin
  • Simply snap into notebook spirals or slide out the 3-hole punched strip to store in a 3-ring binder
  • Clearview cover lets you see and reference papers while the folder is closed
  • Folder opens along the left edge to keep papers from falling out while in your notebook or binder
  • Two interior pockets make it easy to hold and organize loose papers like homework and handouts alongside notes
  • Available in black, red, cobalt blue, lime, teal and royal purple

The Five Star Storage And Organization Pocket is going to be a heaven send for my highschooler this year.  Keep loose homework assignments, a calculator, pens and other items secure inside your spiral notebook or binder with this durable pocket.  The tab along the top allows easy labeling, so you can quickly find the item you need.

Five Star Storage And Organization Pocket Features:

  • Fits inside most notebooks and 3-ring binders.  Slide-out, 3-hole-punched strip fits easily inside binders, while a snap-in design allows quick addition to a notebook’s spiral binding.
  • Tear-resistant plastic withstands frequent use.
  • Pocket holds letter-size (8 1/2″ x 11″) sheets of paper to keep assignments, handouts and other documents neat.  Also includes a small mesh pocket for storing a calculator, pens and other essentials.
  • Top tab allows you to label the pocket by subject.
  • Holds up to 10 sheets of paper.


We also received a couple great extras in our Back To School box from Five Star, and true to their style, every single item they make is functional, durable, and reliable.  Whether adding in the Five Star Snap-In Bookmark Dividers or the Five Star Peel-N-Stick Write On Tabs, you simply can’t go wrong with these practical and functional Five Star extras.

As if Five Star wasn’t fabulous enough sending me this awesome package, they have also sponsored a giveaway!!


One lucky winner will receive a Back To School goody box from my friends over at Five Star.  Giveaway will begin 07/24/17 at midnight EST and will end 07/31/17 midnight EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Five Star back to school giveaway!!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Easy One Stop Back To School Shopping With Office Depot




With Back To School just around the corner (next week for my kids, YIKES), school supply shopping is something that’s on every parent’s mind.  I have three children, each one entering into a new phase of life (kindergarten, middle school, and high school) so I have been dreading school shopping more than ever this year.  Usually, getting school supplies means running around to what feels like 20 million different stores, and still not finding exactly what I wanted.  Thankfully, Office Depot understands the headache and has LITERALLY everything you could possibly want or need for back to school…and then some!  I was so pleasantly surprised to see just how vast of a selection Office Depot has and my kids are so excited to go back to school with some fun, unique, super cool supplies.


When shopping for pencils for younger kids, the selection can often be pretty bland and boring.  My kids had gotten tired of the same old boring yellow pencils, and I can’t say I blame them!  Thanks to Office Depot, we found some super fun and colorful pencils that will definitely stand out from the rest.

  • Office Depot Brand Presharpened Bamboo Neon Pencils are perfect for young students of all ages.  The contoured, hexagonal design of these presharpened pencils provide you with a sure grip as you write. Bright neon colors offer an eye-catching addition to your note-taking supplies.  The medium soft lead works well for everyday writing assignments.
  • Paper Mate Clearpoint Color Lead Mechanical Pencils are a fun way for kids of all ages to express themselves creatively.  The vivid colors of these mechanical pencils add a bit of fun to your notes and doodles.  An oversize eraser helps you get rid of mistakes with ease.  The 0.7 mm tip creates fine, delicate lines for added precision while writing and drawing.  These pencils also feature a ribbed grip that provides a comfortable hold during extended use.  The pocket clip can be attached to a folder, notebook or portfolio for easy transportation all over the school.


For older kids like my son going into high school, the TUL line that Office Depot carries has great options!

  • TUL Mechanical Pencils offer a quality writing experience.  The innovative, sleek design is fine-tuned for precision writing while the soft, nonslip grip makes writing comfortable.  These pencils feature a cushion point which prevents lead breakage while in use.  The pocket clip makes it easy to carry or clip onto a binder or folder for easy transportation.
  • The TUL GL Series Retractable Gel Pens are beautiful!  Jot down notes or work on creative pieces with these retractable gel pens. The smooth ink flow helps ensure each line can be read, and the ink is resistant to smearing and fading.  The textured grip provides a comfortable feel and control while the medium point offers versatile use.


Sometimes hunting down the little extras like crayons, colored pencils, highlighters, and dry erase markers can be tedious.  Office Depot to the rescue again…everything all under one roof for hassle free back to school shopping.

  • Mr. Sketch Scented Colored Pencils might just be the coolest things I’ve ever seen!Draw and color with pencils that never need to be sharpened.  The tip is always ready for writing, and it leaves behind a deliciously juicy scent to help make art fun.  These colored pencils glide effortlessly across paper while the plastic body lends a sturdy feel and guards against breaking.
  • Crayola Twistables Crayons are yet another cool item that I wish I had when I was a kid!  These crayons require no peeling or sharpening when tips get worn down, just twist!  The Twistables crayons are fun to use, and they deliver loads of color with a plastic barrel that make crayons less likely to break and make it easy to see how much crayon is left.  The water-based ink is washable to help make cleanup easy.
  • Office Depot Dual End Pen Style Highlightersoffer a choice of colors in each highlighter.  The chisel points allow different line widths and the visible ink supply lets you know just how much ink you have remaining.
  • EXPO Ink Indicator Dry Erase Markers are pretty new to the market and they are super cool!  The dry-erase ink wipes away cleanly from whiteboards with no color residue left behind.  The chisel tip allows you to write in fine or broad lines with one convenient dry erase marker.


Erasers are ALWAYS in high demand in this household, and Office Depot has the biggest selection of some of the cutest erasers I’ve ever seen.  From super fun Ice Cream Cone Erasers to Sports Erasers and even Puzzle Erasers, LOL Erasers, and OMG Erasers…you just can’t go wrong with any of them!  No matter what your little one’s style, there’s tons of options to suit them individually.


Looking for little extras here and there?  You guessed it…Office Depot has that too.

  • Post-it Emoji Sticky Notes are just some of the cutest Post-it’s ever!  The super-strong adhesive on these sticky notes helps ensure they stay in place. Use them to jot down phone numbers, reminders and other quick thoughts as they occur to you.  Add a little fun to your kids’ desk with these Emoji Post-it notes!
  • The Hedgehog Pencil Sharpener was immediately a huge hit with my daughter.  Now you can make sure your child’s pencils are pointed and ready to go with this sharpener that’s sure to put a smile on their face.
  • Shark Pencil Grips are a great way to add a little something extra to pencils.  Add a bit of color and fun to your note taking with these grips.  The gel material helps minimize fatigue in your hand, and the eye-catching shape is sure to draw notice.


Now that you’ve got all those supplies in order, your little ones are going to need somewhere to keep them all, right?  Office Depot has lots of great options for pen/pencil/supply storage!


The Divoga Clear Pencil Pouches are available in a variety of fun designs that kids of all ages will love.  This clear pencil pouch is designed to offer a full view of the contents, so you can quickly find the right tool for the job.  Contrast-color zipper tape adds a dash of style while keeping all of your stuff safe and secure.


These Office Depot brand 3-Hole Punched Silicone Pencil Pouches are super soft!  Keep your kids organized with this cool silicone pencil pouch.  These pencil pouches are 3-hole punched to fit into most standard 3-ring binders.  Reinforced metal holes to prevent tears even with excessive use.  The no-snag zipper is perfect for getting what you need in a snap and back to what you were doing in no time.


HOW CUTE are these Plush Animal Pencil Pouches?!  The fun animal designs makes these plush pencil pouches an easy choice for your little one’s school year.  The plush fabric offer a soft and stylish way to house pens, pencils, and other must-have accessories.


OMG!  I had no idea these C.R. Gibson Stow-It Pencil Sharpener and Storage containers even existed and I’m already in love with them!  Keep your pencils in tip-top shape and ready to go with this sharpener and storage container.  The snap-and-lock dome keeps items securely stored, while the built-in sharpener provides you with a crisp, ready-to-use point.  The sturdy polystyrene material can withstand heavy use which is perfect for my kids!  There’s even a secret compartment at the bottom that’s great for erasers and other small items like paper clips and flash drives.



Heaven knows we go through LOTS of paper and folders and Office Depot has some of the most adorably designed binders and folders I’ve ever seen!

  • Divoga Happy Thoughts Spiral Notebooks are super adorable!  The Later Skater Puppy is just too cute!!  Add this fashionable notebook to your collection of school supplies and showcase your personality.  The pages are ruled to help keep your notes neat while the 3-hole-punched edge makes it easy to add pages to your binder.  This Later Skater binder coordinates with other supplies from the Divoga Happy Thoughts collection that you can also find at Office Depot.
  • The Divoga Happy Thoughts Composition Notebook is another adorable addition to any backpack supply stash.  This notebook is great for taking notes at the office or in the classroom, and has perforated, lined pages for neat notes that are easy to remove.  The sturdy pressboard cover adds strength while the colorful designs adds a lively splash to your supplies.


Divoga also makes SUPER cute Happy Floral 2-Pocket Folders that jazz up any binder or backpack.  These folders are great for business professionals and students of all ages. The polypropylene material is able to handle the rigors of meetings or lectures (or little kids), and 2 interior pockets house loose or unpunched pages.  These super cute folders are available in a variety of styles to fit your personality perfectly.


Now all your kids need are personalized touches to make all of their school gear pop!  Divoga Embellishments are a great way to offer a touch of individuality  to suit each kids’ style.  From pompoms to initials, fun shapes and cute sayings, there are so many to choose from for kids of all ages!

This Back To School season, let Office Depot tame your shopping madness.  Everything you could possibly want or need all under one roof at great prices…what could be better?


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Stay Sharp This Back To School Season With Classroom Friendly Supplies



As I’m sure you all know, I spent some time homeschooling my kids and even doing an at-home preschool curriculum with my daughter.  One thing that was noticeably frustrating throughout our school experience was not only finding a well-working pencil sharpener, but one that was easy to use for my son who’s a lefty.  when I came across the pencil sharpener that Classroom Friendly Supplies makes I knew I just had to try it out.


I had high hopes when I got in my new pencil sharpener and I was eager to see if it would live up to expectation.  Man was I completely surprised!  The noise is almost non-existent when sharpening a pencil which is perfect whether you’re using it at home or in the classroom.  My kids get distracted by the smallest little noises so Back To School this year will be a great time to put this pencil sharpener into full use.  With less noise to distract the kiddos, I have a feeling homework time will be more productive and less frustrating (for me) than previous years.  The point on the pencils are perfect every time and the mount makes it easy to put in a position that’s perfect each time whether you’re left handed or right handed.

Here’s how it works:


The way that the pencil sharpener holds the pencil and guides it along during sharpening is one of the most genius things I think I’ve ever seen.  Where were these when I was a kid?!  I would’ve loved having these in my classroom as a kid, and I have to say I’m pretty excited about having one in my home as an adult!  The ease of use makes it perfect for all of my children, even my little one who’s just going into kindergarten.  She has fallen in love with how easy it is to sharpen pencils and has recently been using a lot of colored pencils to draw, and I have a hunch it’s just so she can sharpen them again, haha!

Whether you’re shopping for Back To School supplies for home or the classroom, you can’t go wrong with the Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpener.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***