Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back To School With Pottery Barn Kids (And A Giveaway!)

Pottery Barn is my favourite store for home inspiration—I love stocking up on items for the home whenever I can. I get most of my decor ideas from Pottery Barn, and I try to make our home look as cosy and comfortable as they do in a Pottery Barn catalogue or showroom.

Within two days of walking into Pottery Barn Kids for the first time, I found out I was pregnant. I am convinced that the store has magical powers, and since then, I have shopped religiously in PBK for my boys. From bedding to shelves and accessories for their rooms, to the must-have back-to-school gear, including backpacks, lunch bags, and food storage containers, it's my go-to place to get all the things they'll need to start the school year off on the right foot.

The Mackenzie backpacks are my personal favourite—they last throughout the years, and my boys have even used the same backpack two years in a row. They could use them even longer than that, but I like to buy new backpacks for them, because PBK always has such cute designs. They've gone through the Mackenzie Star Wars themed backpacks, the Batman backpacks, and the cute soccer ball backpacks, too. This year, we are trying out the Gray Gecko large backpack for back to school.






The backpacks are made from rugged, water-resistant material and even after an entire school year, the backpacks remain in almost perfect condition. The backpacks have adjustable straps that are contoured and padded to make carrying more comfortable, and the exterior straps can even hold a Mackenzie lunch bag, securely in place. (You can fit the lunch bag inside the bag, too, along with library books, shoes, and a few notebooks—it's very roomy!)

The exterior side pockets are especially handy—the kids always keep their water bottle there for easy access throughout the day.

I love the Gray Gecko backpack, and my boys give the bags two thumbs up, too.

My six year old even said: "They are awesome for back to school!" These are perfect for any child, I think, and I'm happy to be giving one away to one of my readers, thanks to my friends at Pottery Barn Kids!




I'll be showing the backpacks on-air next Wednesday when I talk about getting ready for back-to-school on CTV Ottawa Morning Live, so you can see for yourself how great they are.

In the meantime,  I'd love for you to enter my giveaway for a Gray Gecko Mackenzie backpack from Pottery Barn Kids! The contest will run until Thursday, August 28th.

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Good luck, friends!

27 comments:

Suzanne said...

I just had to comment on this, because I remember being in PBK with you and you thought you might be pregnant! xoxoxo

Annie1 said...

I love new paper! I have no idea why, but its so clean and it smells good lol

Thanks

RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

Margarita @ WestCoastMama.net said...

I love buying new school supplies! The paper, the notebooks, and all the new pens and pencils!

Jonnie (JB) said...

I love back to school shopping most!

Amy Heffernan said...

I always love the excitement in the kids. They just love it!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Bailey Dexter I love it when my daughter comes home on the first day of school and chats about seeing all her old friends and the new ones she met at school.

Jeannie Lam said...

I love shopping for the kids' back to school outfits.

Jen Conlin said...

I love getting back to routine

suzie said...

I like the routine the regular bedtimes

Julie said...

I love shopping for new school supplies! Loved doing it when I was a kid and having fun doing it all over again with my own kiddos! :)

Silvia said...

I love shopping for all the new clothes and school supplies!

jemrah said...

Hearing about the excitement of their day when they come home from school!

Rosanne Robinson said...

I love shopping for new outfits and supplies.

Jax said...

I love shopping for back to school stuff!

Fan R. said...

More free time and kids are back to routine.

Wanda Tracey said...

I love how excited my kids are to get a new backpack and new paper and pen supplest to start school.I am so thankful
to be able to help them.

Wanda Tracey said...

I am happy to be able to get them new backpacks and paper and pens:all the things they need.I am so grateful when I finally get it all for them.

Karen Hill said...

Shopping for fall fashions

Alexandria said...

I adore PBK. So much gorgeous stuff!

My fave thing about back to school time? Being able to enjoy silence at home knowing that my kids are having a blast with their friends at school.

Juliee said...

I love the quiet for the first time in weeks after he leaves and before she gets up.

Chele said...

I love how excited our lovins are to see their friends and can't wait for the fun, new art work that will overload our fridge!

Doris Humber said...

We love shopping for cool school supplies. So many great products to look at.

Tammy D said...

Getting back into a routine!

Chris Stockford said...

Got to Love snacks!

Bev said...

I love back to school shopping the most!

Erica Seaman said...

getting back on routine :)

marlibu said...

Love stationary shopping
Marla

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