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Back To School Essentials

This time of year is so manic, not only am I back at work so scurrying around trying to drop the boys off with Grandma and Granddad. It is also time to prepare for a new school year. To be honest I just can’t believe we are here again, fortunately I tried to prepare a little before our holiday, because the boys want to go back to school completely kitted out with new bags, pens, pencil and not to mention uniform.

Back to school 5The problem with kids, well my two anyway they always want something unique. This year I am quietly confident I have found some really cool products to kit Joe’s School bag, and some great essential items too.

Back to school 2

I will start with the school bag. School have a rule that bags can’t be too bulky and Joe wanted something cool and stylish. I am very confident his cool Superman bag (Available from Diamond Comics) and matching flask fit the brief.  Joe likes to take ravioli or soup to school during the winter months so I just know he will love this combo.

Of course he will need to fill it with stationery of which I have collected a great collection from 3M Stationary (available at Smith, Tesco, Ryman, Staples and Amazon) And a cute little Minion USB pen, this is so cute I did consider keeping it myself but Joe saw it a there was no way I was going to get away with claiming it.

Back to School 3Another must for school is pencils, do you know the amount of bickering that goes on in class over pencils shocks me, so this year Joe is equipped with personalised pencils and a pencil-case. Not only are they super cute. I am pretty confident that no one will be able to claim them as their own.

Back to school 6I am confident that Joe will be well kited out, and not only is it functional it is all super cool, he will love it.


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  1. 29th August 2015 / 4:23 pm

    I used to LOVE buying new stationary, and have enjoyed kitting Katie out for the new term. Though she has cost me a small fortune. As for the teen, he just wanted some new pens…. easier and cheaper. Love the personalised pencils and new bag for Joe x

    • SarahJChristie
      30th August 2015 / 9:28 pm

      Yes teens just don’t seem as bothered at all do they? or is that a teen boy thing I am not sure x

  2. 1st September 2015 / 10:08 pm

    yes i’ve been buying more pens and pencils and a Minions pencil case was requested when spotted in the shop. Personalised pencils sound a great idea #TriedTested

    • SarahJChristie
      4th September 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you, yes and Joe loves them x

  3. Suz
    1st September 2015 / 10:42 pm

    I use to love buying stationary for school. It will be a while before we are buying them for Elliott but i know that he will have the best and prob the most! haha! Such a lovely read! Thanks for sharing! Suz x Beauisblue.com

    • SarahJChristie
      4th September 2015 / 9:45 pm

      Ha ha you sound exactly like me, I get so excited about stationary x

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