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Our Favorite Back to School Essentials!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

No, not Christmas… It’s “Back to School” season!!!


As the quote in the old classic film “You’ve Got Mail”goes: "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."

While a “bouquet of newly sharpened pencils” won’t guarantee the outcome of your school year, it sure does energize us this time of year to bid summer goodbye and get back to productive work. New products and supplies are everywhere this time of year. And who doesn’t love a great product?

So, let’s do a round up with a few of our favorites… Shall We!?


Below is a list of products we believe will not only benefit your little scholars but also make your world easier as a parent!


1. PlanetBox : Knowing my little ones have the nutrition they need helps me relax as I send them off for the day! PlanetBox makes it easy to pack a beautiful lunch without all the waste of traditional packing methods. Order online at WHAT WE LOVE: Their lunchboxes are stainless steel. No yucky BPA or other plastic shenanigans to worry about and it’s basically indestructible.


2. Jartop Elite Backpack: Both my girls have this backpack and it changed the game for us this year. With extra wide straps, it’s so comfy to carry. It comes in several color options and can be found at Target. For younger students, it’s roomy enough to hold all books and a lunch box. For older students with bulkier books, it will hold all the books plus a laptop. WHAT WE LOVE: All the smart pockets and extra roomy compartments make organization a breeze. Coming in at under $40, it’s also a great deal!


3. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottles: Hydration is key for a successful school day. Klean Kanteen bottles come in a variety of sizes and colors to keep staying hydrated easy and fun. Order online at WHAT WE LOVE: The wide mouth spouts on their bottles are easy to clean and easy to drink from. And again, stainless steel means they are basically indestructible.


4. Bostitch Office Twist-N-Sharp Manual Pencil Sharpener (3- Pack): These adorable manual pencil sharpeners are not only compact and easy to use for little hands, but also sharpen both regular and jumbo size pencils. Find them on Amazon. WHAT WE LOVE: Your little one can keep all their favorite writing tools sharp, and the 3 pack means you always have an extra on hand. Finally we can sharpen both thin and jumbo size writhing utensils with one easy gadget!


5. EastHill Big Capacity Pencil Case: If your student needs to keep tiny supplies in one place, this Easthill case has plenty of space for not only pens and pencils but also erasers, paper clips, and even a tiny stapler and staples. Find it on Amazon.



Anything that helps our little Einsteins be more organized!


Dacy Lee has resided in Birmingham, AL since 2005, and is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Rob, of 18 years. She’s a homeschool mom to her 3 kids:

ages 10, 11, and 13.

She’s passionate about seeing women grow in their love for the Word of God and finding their True Identity. Dacy has been teaching various Bible studies since 2012, and loves sharing with others the beauty and wonder of the Word. Although she grew up in the church, her life was forever changed when she joined a discipleship group in her 20’s. It was during this time that the truth of Jesus became real for her as she began to deeply study the book of Colossians for the first time. Her prayer is this, “That their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and that they would attain to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” -Colossians 2:2-3


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