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Back to school is upon us and nothing throws us into a panic of preparation, like North Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend. This coming weekend August 2nd – 4th will mark the LAST Tax Free Weekend for school prep. and purchases. Here are some of the essentials that we recommend tracking down this weekend:
a good bookbag
Finding the right bookbag for your child for pre-k to high school, has been made a lot easier by Lands End. They make bookbags for all sizes and come in fun colors, with no character themes and stand the test of time. We like this new floral print shown in medium, which is great for kindergarten to 3rd grade.
If you have a little one in pre-k pottery barn makes really great mini-bookbags that are great for a change of clothes, a lovely, sippy cup and a few pullups. They also scale their bags and we love the simplicity of the Green and Navy Fairfax Stripe.
a labeled towel/pillowcase
I must admit, with a rising kindergartener I was a little thrown with this one! But they use these for their ‘rest time’. I think we all will assume that when it says “labeled with name” it really reads “monogrammed with name”. There must have been a typo on the schools list. I found a really cute basic towel at target and love this idea for monogramming which we can do for you at Babiology!
a good fleece
I know. It has been 90 degrees outside, but think of our very last 6.5% off ever folks! Then also think of the horrible tears and struggle that ensues and your little student is refusing the giant puffy coat. A good polartec fleece can help. Super warm and washable, these easy on vests, coats and hoodies can be a morning saver. If you don’t want to spend the price, Babiology has already put out some great options:
The Widgeon is perfect for pre-k. Two tabs and your done, a hood to cover ears and two years worth of wear makes this an easy and perfect pick for the littlest of learners.
Patagonia is the best fleece. In vest and zip ups you can’t beat the need for just a little extra layer of warmth without the weight.
As a mom of a soon to be kindergartener, I picked Velvet’s brain on what to do and not to do. One of the things I was worried about was getting out the door on time. Her suggestion was to start getting in the mind set now. Starting with the good bedtime routine that will keep everyone (including mom) from being cranky at 6:30 a.m. Another surprising tip she had was to not get sucked into the “fun” pencils.
Evidently, the erasers are no good and can make our little learners frustrated and accidentally rip all of their hard work. The best pencil, just the good old standard yellow No. 2.
We hope to see you this weekend during Tax Free shopping. We can’t wait to hear about all of the school adventures coming up and the excitement for shopping for the school list of supplies.
If you didn’t know already… we LOVE bunnies. Around this time of year we always think for a short moment we could have a shop bunny! So snugly and sweet we just can’t stand it! Velvet even has a whole pinterest page dedicated to bunnies like this one:
With Easter Bunny themed dresses and outfits coming in the store, we just squeal with joy and love how they make our shop look so fresh and happy.;ds
There are lots of great things going on this Easter season, but NOFO for us is taking the cake. They are having their annual Breakfast with the Bunny, the Princess of Spring and friends on Saturday, March 16th from 9am to 10am. Reservations are required, so sign up soon! Just give them a call at: (919) 821-1240
Then, everyone is invited to come visit Farmer Mary of Winterpast Farms from 10am to 12pm. She’ll be under the tents with bunnies, chicks, and other farm creatures for children to enjoy! We are so excited, Babiology will be hanging out too, we will have treats for little one’s and last minute Easter shopping.
So come and join us in 5 Points on March 16th, it should be a fun time for all and we can pretend for a quick moment that we have our sweet little bunny that we pine over every season.
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