Back to School #Giveaway & A Vlog Just Because

The last minutes of summer are killing me.

So much to do, so little time.  And already we’re heading back to school.

We didn’t have nearly enough days spent in jammies.

I didn’t clean out or organize a single thing.

We only watched two movies on our old school movie list.

And, ice cream for dinner only happened once.

For some reason the ending of summer is eating me up inside.

And also bringing me sweet relief.  To focus on work, and my house, and the dog who seriously needs an appointment with the vet and the groomer.  And the gym, sigh, I so miss working out.  I’ve gained 10lbs for sure.

I ache for time to care for these things.  And for The Dudes to get another five weeks in my face.

I guess this is what bittersweetness feels like.

Anyway, to celebrate or commemorate or memorialize here’s a video with a few notes…

1.  Future videos won’t be so long. Promise.  Even I get sick of me after 6 minutes.  But, they interrupt.  More than once.  Which I thought nicely proved my I-can’t-get-a-thing-done-when-they’re-all-up-in-my-grill point nicely.

2.  I have other favorite products.  For example, Kidecals.  We label everything here because The Dudes are notorious for leaving their stuff in random places.  And even if they’re looking dead at it, they will walk off and leave it lying there.  Middle of the football field.  So we get these labels made with our last name and slap them all over everything so they know that the tiger hoodie with the armpit hole is theirs, no questions asked.  Also, I put them on their school supplies; lunch boxes, folders, glue bottles, all of that.  Easy, peasy, confusion over.

3.  There is a giveaway following the video in case you love the backpacks.

Two winners can snag a Dabawalla backpack, ARV $40.  Just enter below.

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  1. The books and the clothes are a tie between what cost the most on my Back To School list. I do love school supplies though, even if they are now for my kiddos, there is something about new pens/paper/office like supplies that make me so happy!

  2. wow

  3. Jessica Lawrence says:

    Textbooks always cost the most.

  4. christina moore says:

    The most expensive would be new school clothes

  5. Misha Estrada says:

    Shoes were the most expensive.

  6. Kassie Brown says:

    The most expensive items were the clothes for us.

  7. Angela P. says:

    Sneakers were the most expensive thing on our list.

  8. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    pens, pencils, and crayons

  9. I haven’t bought it yet, but it will be the new laptop we need for the kids.

  10. George Mossey says:

    The back pack!

  11. textbooks are so expensive!

  12. Laptop- they needed one

  13. This year it was the new backpacks

  14. Melissa Mazzur says:

    we had to get a graphing calculator this year which cost the most

  15. Rebecca orr says:

    My sons school supplies were the most expensive so far. We got his sneakers on sale. Same for his new jeans and tees. We still need to get underwear and socks for him.

  16. cjjmesser says:

    My son had to have a graphing calculator.

  17. The clothing was the most expensive but also the most necessary.

  18. Definitely textbooks – ridiculously expensive!

  19. Cutest thumbs upper ever! LOVE those bags. I get so tired of the typical animated characters…I don’t want to look at Super Mario on my kids back all year. This is a great alternative!

  20. clothing was the most expensive

  21. Clothes (but I did manage to find a lot on sale!)

  22. Backpack and shoes were the most expensive items.

  23. Melissa C. says:

    I’d have to say new clothing. Clothes are always expensive especially for 4 little ones.

  24. Darlene carbajal says:


  25. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Clothes were the most expensive

  26. The most costly was the tablet.

  27. Jan Hammersmith says:


  28. Dericka Buckels says:

    The most costly item on my son’s school supply list were the dry erase markers.

  29. Lilia Kharabora says:

    A backpack so far. Thank you for the chance!

  30. Dominica H. says:

    Definitely clothes

  31. I think the shoes and clothes were the most expensive!

  32. nothing was too overly expensive. but my daughter’s school was overly picky about supplies. they had to be certain brands and some of the folders were nearly impossible to find. I nearly fell over when the pencils she had to have were $13.00.

  33. Backpack for the younger one and a fancy calculator for the older one!

  34. We homeschool so curriculum is always the most expensive.

  35. Jennifer M. says:

    The calculator for my son and glue for my little girl.

  36. Jessica Padilla says:

    Shoes were the most expensive on the list.

  37. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Backpacks Were The Most Expensive Item On The Back To School List

  38. Debbie Welchert says:

    Backpacks were the most expensive.

  39. wendi watson says:

    its always the calculator they turn out to be very expensive

  40. Kristen Roush says:

    The sneakers and clothing always costs the most. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Aqdas Ahmed says:

    most expensive were definitely the textbooks!!

  42. Suzanne h says:

    All the little things added up. Nothing was too expensive.

  43. Holly Guerrio says:

    The most expensive was textbooks.

  44. Marci Wright says:

    The most expensive item I bought for school this year was a scientific calculator for my son.

  45. The backpack was definitely the most expensive on our list this year!

  46. Backpack!

  47. Sneakers for the diva who hates sneakers. Praying she wears them with no problem. Ugh PE!

  48. Sarah Jestings says:

    So far the most expensive thing I have bought is a Trapper Keeper.

  49. Sneakers and jackets were about the same in price and the most costly.

  50. usb drives

  51. new sneakers


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