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Back to School with Thirty-One + GIVEAWAY

It’s back to school time! This year we’re ready for back to school with Thirty-One. They offer all the essentials we need — a great selection of backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes too! And not just what my kid needs. As a teacher I also need a great bag or two for myself. Thirty-One has it all!

I also thought you might need some of this back to school goodness so I’m giving away a great Thirty-One Back to School Prize. At the end of this post I’ll tell you how to enter to win. You’ll be able to select a prize pack for your kiddo OR for yourself if you’re a teacher. Winners choice!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL READ ON TO LEARN MORE.

It's back to school time! This year we're ready with Thirty-One. Check out the great backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes we chose -- for kids and teachers too!

Big THANK YOU to Thirty-One for helping us get ready for back to school with these great products. As always, I only share what I love and think you will to. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Back to School with Thirty-One

As we get ready to head back to school I wanted to select the best products that would get us through an entire school year. I wanted to make sure to shop for these only once. And beside being obsessed with how pretty Thirty-One prints are and how well their products keep us organized, I also know how sturdy and durable they are!

Thirty-One’s gorgeous styles, fall prints, and textures and are the perfect fit to a fabulous back to school season!

It's back to school time! This year we're ready with Thirty-One. Check out the great backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes we chose -- for kids and teachers too!

Back to School for Kids

This year, my big boy is heading to fourth grade. I can hardly believe it! Where did the time go? Feels like just yesterday he was headed to Kinder (mommy sob). I know you can relate!

Fourth grade will bring many demands. Including being able to carry all those BIG books. That’s why this year a bigger, stronger backpack is a necessity. Also he’s “all grown-up now” (that’s what he says) so he didn’t want any of the kiddie-type character backpacks he’s gone with in the past.

This year he wanted something classier, more grown up. I gave him the Thirty-One catalog and let him choose for himself. He went with the Going My Way Backpack in the Charcoal Crosshatch print. And I thought that was a perfect choice!

I surprised him with a customized little touch and added an embroidered letter J to it. He loved that!

Since he’s a growing boy (it doesn’t matter what he says. He’s still my growing baby! lol), I also knew he would need a much bigger lunch bag this year. Just a sandwich and drink won’t cut it. I wanted to make sure I selected a lunch thermal that could hold a bigger lunch, a couple of snacks, a water bottle and juice too.

My kid has never been one for school lunch so I’ve been packing his lunch ever since he started school as a pre-schooler. But this year I have to step up my game!

I choose the Around the Clock Thermal for him. I let him choose the print. And because “he’s all grown-up now” he went with the Got Dots print. I thought it matched perfectly with his backpack. Plus I was super happy to see just how much I could fit into this large lunch bag.

This thermal includes a water-resistant thermal lining, an interior mesh pocket and a front zipper pocket too. Hold up to 15lbs. More than enough lunch for a growing boy’s tummy!

These are the products my kiddo chose. Perfect choice for back to school!

  • Going My Way Backpack in Charcoal Crosshatch print
  • Around the Clock Thermal in Got Dots print

And just like that! I can’t believe he’s off to his first day of fourth grade! He does look ready though. Don’t you think?

Back to School for Teachers

Now let’s talk about my choices! As a teacher I’m a bag lady of sorts. If you’re a teacher you can relate.

Teachers carry it all! Books, papers, and more papers, binders, files, pencils, tech, and lunch too! I had to choose a bag and tote that would keep me organized too!

I decided to go with the Tall Organizing Tote in Little Scribble print. It’s perfect! It keeps all papers, files, books, and even a tablet or two, neatly organized while moving around and traveling from classroom to classroom, or from home to school and back.

A zip-top closure also ensures that all important papers stay in place and secure. It also includes an interior flat pocket, as well as a zipper pocket so that I can keep valuables and small items secure too. The pen slots and exterior pockets also make sure that I have the supplies I need handy at all times. And best part is that it can hold up to 40 lbs.!

And yes, as a teacher I often carry that much weight around. Reason why I needed a great sturdy bag!

It's back to school time! This year we're ready with Thirty-One. Check out the great backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes we chose -- for kids and teachers too!

I also carry tech and other things with me on a daily. I chose the Swap It Pocket in Charcoal Crosshatch print to carry all those extras.

It’s a pocket lover’s dream and can hold small notebooks, notepads, all my pens and markers, post-its, chargers, headphones, smartphone, and even a small tablet. The zippered exterior pockets, along with interior smaller pockets, keep everything secure and in place.

Even though I usually work through lunch I still need to ensure I do have a healthy meal with me each day. I chose the Going Places Thermal in Chevron Squares print to carry my lunch. This zip-around closure thermal is just perfect. Keeps contents cool or warm for over an hour and has an interior mesh pocket and an exterior flat pocket, perfect for throwing in a couple of snack bars.

These are the products I chose. I think they’re great for any teacher looking for fun, functional, and durable choices for back to school!

  • Tall Organizing Tote in Little Scribble print
  • Swap It Pocket in Charcoal Crosshatch print
  • Going Places Thermal in Chevron Squares print

Make it Personal with Thirty-One

And if all that back to school awesomeness wasn’t enough, Thirty-One also offers great personalization options.

They even make it super easy for you to make the right choice before placing your order with their great personalization preview tool. This online tool lets you try out any of their icon-it options before you buy. You can use to easily view all Thirty-One embroidery options on any of their products. It’s a great way to give a personal touch to any Thirty-One product.

I loved playing around with this tool (actually had a little too much fun with it) and I was excited to preview exactly how these would looked on the products I chose!

They arrived and looked exactly as they did online so there were no surprises. Genius!

Get Ready for Back to School with Thirty One

Now we’re ready for back to school with Thirty-One. You can be too! Thirty-One’s wide selection of products can be found on their website here.

It's back to school time! This year we're ready with Thirty-One. Check out the great backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes we chose -- for kids and teachers too!

To celebrate back to school season we are giving one lucky winner the option to choose a Student Back to School Prize Pack OR a Teacher Back to School Prize Pack. Winners Choice!

Student Back to School Prize Pack

  • Going My Way Backpack in Charcoal Crosshatch print
  • Around the Clock Thermal in Got Dots print

Teacher Back to School Prize Pack

  • Tall Organizing Tote in Little Scribble print
  • Swap It Pocket in Charcoal Crosshatch print
  • Going Places Thermal in Chevron Squares print

Wishing you all a successful and stress-free back to school season! Here’s how to enter to win your own Back to School prize pack.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE YOUR OWN THIRTY-ONE PRODUCTS ON THEIR WEBSITE.  Congrats to our winner (announced below)!

It's back to school time! This year we're ready with Thirty-One. Check out the great backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes we chose -- for kids and teachers too!

How to Enter to Win

Leave a comment letting me know why you would love to win your own Thirty-One products for back to school! Comment must be completed before other entry options are counted. NOTE that this giveaway is for (1) Back to School prize pack (valued at $80). Winner gets to choose between Student OR Teacher prize pack (listed above). This giveaway starts August 23 at midnight EST and ends September 7th at midnight EST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. One winner will be randomly selected by rafflecopter.com from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The email will come from [email protected] The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

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It's back to school time! This year we're ready with Thirty-One. Check out the great backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes we chose -- for kids and teachers too!

 


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