Hope Wissel

Back to School: Backpacks and Thermals

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I think it is safe to now talk about those dreaded words for kids…. “back to school”.

I know some of the kids have been back to school for a little while BUT here in Jersey, it is always after Labor Day. The smell of pencils, paper, crayons, the excitement of a new backpack (or Trapper Keeper!)…remember those days? Or did you dread going back to school?

I want to share two options for back to school – the first is a cinch sac from Thirty One Gifts.  I know, based on what the kids have to carry back and forth to school, this may not be the best solution BUT….it is great for the younger kids AND for those smelly gym clothes.13912344_10101822516579273_6476467343845494805_n

Now, for those adults (and kids) who need clear bags…. I want to share “stadium bags” designed by my friend, Dori DeCarlo.  Check them out….13901412_1175911629097041_4989520814235758469_n

Now, for thermal totes, you know that Thirty One has the BEST!  Yes, I am a little bit partial!

8542580A0000  The NEW hot ticket is the Go To Thermal .  The best part is that it is machine washable.  Yes, you can toss it in the washer to get rid of the smells and keep it fresh.

8415040A The Chill-icious is a great size for kids.  I love that the handle is a clip on so it can attach to the book bag without taking up space inside.

3000565A0000 The thermal tote is a classic favorite.  Whether you need to keep your food cool or warm, it does the job. Great for school or work lunch, or for taking to a ballgame. Also great as a baby bag to keep bottles cold.

What is your favorite thing to pack for the kids (or you) for lunch?  I need some fresh ideas.  Share your tips.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!