My youngest really wanted a messenger bag for school – but the grown up sizes were just a little too huge for him. I found these and they look perfect!
Amazon has these kids Ensign messenger bags for just $10.28 + FREE Shipping! (No Amazon Prime needed)
*They look great for sports equipment or a schoolbag.
- Features an adjustable shoulder strap, two side pockets (one mesh)
- Also has front flap zippered pocket and Velcro closure
- Bag measures 15″W x11.5″H x 4.5″G
Or here’s another option, that looks to be a little smaller but also SUPER inexpensive! I’m thinking this would make a handy little on-the-go bag to keep in the car for snacks, juiceboxes, and wet wipes.
Gemline Elation Messenger Bag - $6.40 Shipped (Look to the right under “Other Sellers” to see options with Free Shipping)
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Here are all the best deals on school supplies at the drugstores this week – we’re especially loving the 4¢ Papermate Mechanical Pencils!
Are you bad at mornings? Here’s a great tip for making school lunches in advance!
I’m a terrible morning person, and an incorrigible night owl. Give me something I can do at night so I can sleep in 5 more minutes, and I’m sold. This is one of those tips that might just change your life if you’re a night owl….
Make the whole week’s worth of school lunch sanwiches ahead of time. Then put each one in a ziploc bag and store in the freezer. When you toss them in the kids’ lunch bag the next morning, it will be perfectly thawed and soft by lunchtime!
I’ve done this for my kids for the last couple years – and was worried at first that it would get soggy from freezing and thawing. They said no – that it tasted soft and normal – so I give it a thumbs up! Their lunch bags are a lot like this one here.
*For sandwiches with condiments, leave them plain and include packets of mayo, etc.. in their lunchbox.
I have some picky kids who only like peanut butter, or ones who like turkey and cheese, etc… To tell the difference, I draw faces on the baggies in permanent markers in different colors. You can also write an initial on the bag, or whatever you want – but come on, these are just fun…
I bet this would also be handy for those of you with kids in sports who do sandwiches for supper once in awhile – just stock a corner of your freezer with grab-n-go sammies and save yourself the hassle when you’re in a crunch!
Do you have any little tips that make your life run more smoothly? Please share them with us so we can try them out on our families!!
- 100% Polyester
- 15″ shoulder drop
- Hand Wash
- 16″ high and 13″ wide
- Drawstring closure
- Dimensions with 11.8 x 16.5 x 4.7 inches (W x H x D). Carrying up to 1,100 cubic inches or 15 lbs.
- Multi Compartment: Main drawstring closure compartment, zippered internal pocket, interior organizing panel for cards, interior organized padded 15.6 inches laptop sleeve, one exterior front zipper pockets.
Trailmaker Girls Backpacks (TONS of prints and colors!) - $7.99 Shipped
Generally 5-Star Rated!!! Comes with storage compartments and pencil pouch!
High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack - prices from $21.99 Shipped (Reg $60) *Varies by color
- Large, multi-compartment design
- Premium organizer with multiple pockets and key fob
- Media pocket with headphone port
- S-shaped, padded Vapel mesh shoulder straps with Suspension System and integrated media pocket
- Attach extra gear with monster hook
Roxy Shadow Swell Backpack - $35.02 Shipped (Reg $44)
- Zipper closure
- 15″ shoulder drop
- 20″ high and 13″ wide
- Sunglass stash pocket
- Storage compartment
Eshops Casual Daypack Backpack – $12.93 Shipped
- Material: nylon and oxford fabric
- Size: 17.1″x11.3″x4.8″(HxLxW)
- Attribute: Waterproof, durable, adjustable shoulder straps
10 Busy Night Dinner Ideas
It’s back to school time here in Tennessee again, which means busy evenings and sometimes no time to cook. That shouldn’t mean you let the family dinnertime ritual fade away however, it’s easy to keep it up with these recipes! Put a few ingredients in the crockpot early in the day and you can spend your pre-dinnertime hour helping with homework or snuggled on the couch watching a movie with the kids
Here are 10 of our favorite busy-night slow cooker recipes: