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Eco-Chic Reusable Bags from Mimi the Sardine

Eco-Chic Reusable Bags from Mimi the Sardine

Mimi the Sardine makes gorgeous children’s products manufactured in the USA from exuberantly playful eco-coated, soil and water resistant, cotton fabrics from Sweden. The cotton fabric is coated with acrylic, not PVC. I checked out Mimi the Sardine’s adorable Lunch Bug, a sweet little lunch bag with a carry handle. We like the idea of these eco-chic bags that are so much more attractive than brown paper bags, keep food fresher, and don’t contribute to landfill. The bags … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Bags (Children), Contests, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Made in the USA

Back to Preschool

Back to Preschool

When I was little, I used to think my big brother was the coolest person on the planet. While I sat at home, he got to go to school like a big boy. I used to admire his backpack, his pencils, his crayons….anything related to school. And I would pester him to “play school” with me when he got home. To a toddler, a backpack is an exciting thing– even if they have nothing to carry around. You can … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Bags (Children), Pre-schoolers

Cool and Reusable Lunch Bags

Instead of buying pack after pack of brown paper lunch bags, consider a reusable lunch bag for back to school. Reusable lunch bags, like Cool Tote Lunch Sacks ($17), are better than brown bagging it.  Food stays fresher, lunch doesn’t leak through, and they are good for the environment and your budget. My daughter’s tot-chic kitty lunch sack makes it easy for her to pack and carry lunch along.  The sack has both a strap and handle, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Bags (Children), Contests, Eco-Friendly, Food, Made in the USA

Packs for Pint-Sized People

Packs for Pint-Sized People

Oompa Toys isn’t just a great boutique for playthings.  They also have a fabulous Back-to-School section full of educational goodies! Check out the bold and blocky, but still adorable critters on the Dante Beatrix Little Kids Backpacks ($36). For my little Leo, I’m fond of the charming Lion design.  Each of the animals is stitched in vivid colors on easy to wipe clean nylon canvas.  The back is lightly padded to keep your preschool or kindergarten … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Bags (Children), Contests, Coupons, Hip Find, Uncategorized

Keep Crayons and Art Supplies Organized with Doodlebugz

Keep Crayons and Art Supplies Organized with Doodlebugz

My daughter enjoys drawing, carrying her things in bags, organizing her toys (must have gotten that from Daddy). Doodlebugz offers Crayon Keepers, DoodleBags, Crayon Aprons and Toolbelts, and Crayon Purses and Duffle Bags that allow her to do all three. These licensed Crayola products, available at Princess Linens, allow your little artist to keep supplies handy so she’s ready to create! My daughter is especially fond of the DoodleBags ($25.50), which include a drawing pad and crayons … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Bags (Children), Contests, Crafts, Gift Ideas, Organizers, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Unique Gifts for Your Child

Unique Gifts for Your Child

Personalizing a gift can make the present more memorable. And adding a custom flourish makes the item a perfect fit for its recipient. Copper Hill Kids allows you to customize and personalize a variety of gifts for babies and children. When a business is a labor of love, the joy shines through in the products. New mamas enjoy seeing the name they carefully selected for their baby and young children, like my toddler, feel … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Bags (Children), Crafts, Personalized, Shower Gifts, Snapsuits

Trick Or Treat in Eco-Friendly Style

Skip the plastic this year and go with a reusable trick or treat bag. Check out this Cute Kitty Cat Trick or Treat Bag ($16.95). The felt bag is designed to last for years, saving both money and landfill. Price includes customization with your child’s name for a real treat that won’t play a trick on the environment. Also available in Frankenstein, Skeleton Bones, Miss Pumpkin, or Mr. Pumpkin styles. Here’s another pumpkin treat bag for $9.50. For older … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bags (Children), Eco-Friendly, Halloween