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Kid style: Back-to-school with Meg

Meg Style

Meg has always, always, always had her own style. She isn’t one to succumb to trends (and yes, even in 1st grade, there are trends!) and her bright spirit and personality shines through in her clothing choices… more than any other kiddo we have at home. She knows what she likes and she goes for it… pattern mixing and styling be damned.

Back to school style

// Both from GAP: Knit Schoolgirl Jumper ($18 on sale) & Slub Scoop Tee ($10 on sale) //

There was a time, a couple of years ago, when Meg would only wear boy clothes. Batman shirts. Black cozy pants. Brown Converse. (Which all live in Everett’s closest now!) But, slowly, as her closest filled up with hand-me-down dresses from Janie’s wardrobe, Meg began to dress “like a girl” again and she’s taken the role quite seriously since. There’s always pink. There’s always pattern. There’s often an animal print somewhere. The girl has style… there’s no doubt about it.

Ugg Boots for Kids

// From OnlineShoes.com: UGG Australia K Pepper Booties ($75) //

To be honest, I don’t buy her many clothes, if any. The hand-me-downs from Janie usually fill her closet to the brim and, at any given time, she has more clothes than any of the other kids. But, for back-to-school, she picked out a few new outfits to freshen things up.

Striped GAP Dress

// From GAP: Rubgy Slub Dress ($20 on sale) //

She picked all dresses for her back-to-school clothes, and while it was too hot to wear them on the day we took pictures, she also grabbed super-soft tights to go with each dress. Meg prefers tights over leggings so that she doesn’t have to wear socks with her shoes…

Back to school style from GAP

 // From GAP: Floral Hi-Lo Dress ($35) //
// Everett’s shirt from kate&jAMES: Don’t Give Up the Ship Tee ($24) //

I think that this is my favorite dress in from her back-to-school picks. It’s lightly floral, with a sweet little tie around the tummy. It feels so old fashioned and classic, but when paired with navy cotton tights with silver stripes and her UGG booties, it’s so very Meg.

What did your kids pick for back-to-school?


Happy first day of school, bellingFAMILIES!

First Day of School 2014

Happy first day of school!

We got everyone delivered to their new classrooms (and schools!) with smiles on their faces. The girls are at a new school this year, since we moved earlier in the spring. And Everett is in the big-kid class in preschool, his last year!

How did your first day go? What was the first thing you did after you dropped your kids off at school? We both headed to work… exciting stuff, right? (to be honest, i’m thrilled to be back and am enjoying the quality time with my inbox, a little zac brown on pandora and a pumpkin spice latte.)


Back-to-school with Skip Hop (Giveaway)

Skip Hop Back-to-School

// This giveaway has ended. Please click HERE to see the winner. //

It’s back-to-school time!

In Bellingham, school starts the day after Labor Day, so we’re less than two weeks away from sending off the girls to 1st and 4th grade and Ev to his last year of preschool. I’m still kind of in denial that it’s coming so fast and need to get my act together to get prepped for the first week, which I know will come very, very quickly as we try to pack some last minute summer fun into the next 10-ish days.

We’re so lucky to not have to purchase school supplies for the girls (they’re paid for by the district… amazing!), but there are always a few other things that they need for school… shoes, lunchboxes, backpacks, coats.

Lunchboxes are always fun to update each year, even if it’s not a necessity. My kids tend to thrash their lunchboxes by the time they’re out of school in June — and if you’ve ever been to school with your kids at lunchtime, I’m sure you’ll see why… those suckers take a beating!

Skip Hop Hedgehog Lunchie

I searched high-and-low for cool, unique lunchboxes this year and some of my favorites were from Skip Hop. The Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies ($14 each) come in the cutest animals, ever, and they’re the perfect size for little guys who are going to school this year, like Everett. I especially love that the  characters are unique, so it’s easy for your kiddos to spot their own lunchbox among all of the others in their class, meaning they’re less likely to leave it behind.

Skip Hop Duo Signature

I’m a firm believer that moms deserve a little back-to-school treat, too. After all, you just survived an entire summer with your kids. That warrants a reward! I’ve told you about my love for the Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag before and even though I don’t have any kids in diapers anymore, I still use this bag every day.

But, since I last swooned about the Duo, it’s gotten an update from the team at Skip Hop! Introducing the Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag ($60). What’s new about it? Check out those tote handles! I appreciate these, so much, as I’m climbing in and out of my car, without the time to get my bag settled on my shoulder — the new handles make it easy to grab-and-go. Another improved feature on the Duo Signature is that it zips closed on the top of the bag, rather than using a magnet closure, like in previous version. Lastly, not that they could improve on the storage, but somehow they did, adding bigger, more accessible pockets that even have your tech-gadgets in mind.

The team at Skip Hop wants to give one lucky mom or dad this Skip Hop back-to-school pairing to kick the school year off right! One winner will win both the Skip Hop Hedgehog Lunchie Lunchbox AND the Skip Hop Duo Signature (you pick your color!).

To enter to win a SKIP HOP DUO SIGNATURE DIAPER BAG & A SKIP HOP ZOO HEDGEHOG LUNCHBOX, please click the Rafflecopter link below: (One person will win both prizes)

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