Back to school! Back to school! It’s all we’ve been talking about at our house lately. How many more days? What’s my teacher’s name? Is she nice? What games will we play? Will the bus ride be bumpy? Will I learn to read super fast?….all of these questions have come out of this guy’s mouth this past month. He’s so dang excited. And so am I. But I’m SO not ready too. My baby is growing up and it’s totally not fair.
We were recently introduced to a ton of fun new products to jump start the back to school season, and I’m so excited to share them with you!
Hudson thinks he’s totally grown up when he wears his new Zenni Optical glasses! He doesn’t need glasses, but these protect his eyes and can be worn whether you have a need for a prescription or not. And he thinks they are so cool. I couldn’t get him to keep a straight face while snapping these photos….and they just make him look so grown up I can’t handle it! Zenni Optical makes glasses just for kids that are UV+ Blue Blockers so they protect Hudson’s eyes against harmful light! He loves wearing them, especially because he looks like Daddy when he has them on! You can view all of Zenni Optical’s fun selection of glasses for kids here.
Another new favorite in our house are these Westcott scissors! They have a lifetime warranty and have a lightweight, contoured, and soft grip handle design, making them great for kids! And adults too! Hudson loves using the Titanium Bonded kids scissors to work on projects this summer. He’s pretty proud of…whatever it is he made….I think he was working on a jet. Or a rocket. I can’t remember. Westcott is known for making the world’s favorite scissors…and I’m totally a believer! These scissors are unlike any other. Easy to grip and easy to use. You can’t get much better than that. You can learn more about Westcott scissors and get a pair for yourself here!
We also got these Blot Gel Coloring Pens and Mini Highlighters for Hudson to take to school…but they were quickly highjacked by two little sisters.
The Blott Ombre Pastel Pens are my favorite….and Sadie’s too! They add a fun twist to your writing and you never know what color is coming next. We got a kick out of them when we were practicing writing her name! Belle loves the Mini Gell Pens and thinks they belong to her…but we decided to keep these in Sadie’s art bin that she brings everywhere we go. The little case they come in is perfect for tossing in a bag or backpack and she loves having all of the fun colors right at her fingertips. The Blott Signature Retractable Ballpoint Pens have become my favorite for writing in my planner (I love the bright colors!) and the Signature Mechanical Pencils are a new favorite must-have in our house. Hudson’s favorite are the Mini Highlighters because they came in a pack of 9 different colors…and that they are mini. Because anything mini is fun right?
A long-time favorite brand in our house is OshKosh. The kids got some new clothes for school and they are PUMPED. Sadie has asked to wear this adorable skirt every single day. We love the endless options for boys and girls at OshKosh and that so many of their pieces can be mixed and matched. Sadie’s jacket is by far my most favorite item in her wardrobe right now. I want it in my size!
And Hudson is totally ready for school and all things fall in his cute shirt and backpack! Right now is the time to stock up on back to school boy and girl clothes at OshKosh! Use code “038222” in store or “OKBG3549” online to save 20% off your purchase of $40 or more, now until September 30, 2018 (some exclusions apply).
Hudson is a little picky about his hair, so I’m so excited about this next new favorite. I’ve been styling his hair with Morning Miracle Mousse Styling Spray by Snip-its. It’s a kid-friendly spray gel that conditions and volumes while protecting hair and scalp from the damaging rays of the sun. I’ve been on the hunt for something to protect his scalp while on the playground at school (or just outside playing) and this is perfect. After the mousse I apply their Wacky Wax Medium Hold Pomade to give him that tousled look. And he’s just too cute for words! I’m so happy to finally have found some kid-friendly and natural styling products that we both like!
And our last favorite is the Sprout Organic Curlz and Crispy Chews! The Organic Curlz are a plant-power snack made from organic chickpeas and lentils. They are backed with white cheddar cheese and, as you can see, they quickly have become Sadie’s new favorite snack! These single serving packets would be perfect in a kid’s lunch box! We’ve also been loving the Crispy Chews, which are made with whole grain rice, fruits, and vegetables blended together. They have a serving of fruit in each packet and Sprout recipes are made with only real, honest, and pure ingredients that are USDA certified organic and also non-GMO.