e love the summer! We love spending our days at the pool and our nights BBQing with friends. But “Back to School” is right around the corner and we always find it’s better to prepare for the new school year before the masses start hitting the stores. There’s nothing we hate more than rummaging through the remains of Fall’s must have products with every other lastminute parent in town. Avoid the stress and start early this year! We’ve picked some of our favorite finds and wanted to share them with you and your family. From backpacks and sneakers to hand sanitizers and the perfect pillow for your cozy couch, we’ve got your covered. Sit back, relax, and take a look at what we think will be the must-have items for this upcoming school year.
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ne of the hardest things for me to do every morning is to figure out what to pack my children for lunch and snack. I’m not one to add a bag of potato chips or cookies into their lunchbox. Instead, I figured out a few easy snacks that I can manage in the morning. I make sure to keep my pantry stocked with my favorites at all times. Looking for some easy suggestions? Here’s 11 healthy snack ideas that your children are bound to love:
● Pre-cut fruit (any type) -- extra bonus: freeze it! ● 10 baby carrots and 2 tablespoons of light ranch dressing ● Applesauce unsweetened (try one of the new squeezable packages available today to avoid having to pack a spoon) ● Ants on a Log: celery, peanut butter and ants... I mean raisins ● Granola Bar ● Greek Salad on a Stick: cucumber, grape tomatoes, olives and cheese ● Peanut butter and crackers -- extra bonus: provide a fruit topping for your child to add on his/her own) ● Package of nuts (for nut-friendly zones) ● 100% fruit rolls ● Yogurt -- extra bonus: provide a little granola as topping ● Pita crackers (my personal favorite are Trader Joe’s Pita Bite Crackers Naturally Baked With Sea Salt) and cut up cheese Back to School Guide | 3 © 2013, GETTING GORGEOUS
Whether you need a new backpack, dorm décor, or the perfect first day of school outfit, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have brand name back-to-school essentials and the hottest fashion trends – always up to 60% off department store prices.
Earn an A+ in fashion with these head-to-toe looks at unbelievable prices.
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For everything from preschool prep to junior fashions to college essentials, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are your fashionable resources for current season must-haves â€” all year round.
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Turn heads in the hallways with on-trend kicks perfect for fall! Back to School Guide | 5 ÂŠ 2013, GETTING GORGEOUS
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Brighten up your dorm room with on-trend accents like lamps, throw pillows, and colorful rugs.
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URELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, the #1 brand in hospitals, is focused on reducing the risk of infection in professional work settings and schools and kills more than 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness. What’s more, studies have shown that classrooms that use PURELL Hand Sanitizer regularly, and have implemented hand hygiene educational programs, have a 51% lower absentee rate than classrooms that did not.*
Outside of the classrooms, hand hygiene is an essential part of a healthy school lunch routine and a happy carpool. PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer 1 fl oz. JELLY WRAP Carriers fit perfectly in lunch boxes and on book bags, and in glove compartments or cup holders. PURELL Hand Sanitizer JELLY WRAP™ Carriers are available in the following summer seasonal scents and retail starting at $1.49 at major mass, food and drug locations: Ocean Kiss, Moonlit Moments, Sweet Papaya Mango and Watermelon Splash.
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer 1 fl oz. JELLY WRAP Carriers shown in Ocean Kiss, Moonlit Moments, Sweet Papaya Mango and Watermelon Splash.
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made to fuel the athlete & the kid within At New Balance we know that kids are made to move – and we’re here to support them with the right look, feel and fit so they can deliver their optimal performance every day. With the quality and value that mom feels good about, but the speed and fashion that kids crave the Fall 2013 line is sure to please the whole crowd!
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New Balance Kids 750v2 Youth sizes 10.5-7 Infant sizes 2-5, 5.5-10 $49.99 The pint-size version of the popular adult running shoe, the kids 750 mirrors its grown-up counterpart with lightweight technology, offering all the comfort, stability and value that mom likes, with the one big feature a kid needs: serious coolness!
Details: ● Synthetic/mesh upper ● Rubber outsole ● IMEVA midsole ● With sizing
New Balance Kids 880v3 Youth sizes 10.5-7 $64.99 Like kids, some shoes were just built to run. And run hard. The 880 leads its category with a premium level of cushioning, comfort and support that will race proudly across the finish line.
Details: ● Synthetic/mesh upper ● Rubber outsole ● Stability web ● Width sizing
New Balance Kids Classic 574 Rugby Grade school sizes 3.5-7 Preschool sizes 10.5-3 Infant sizes 2-5, 5.5-10 $XXX A take-down of a new adult style, the Rugby pack was inspired by the color blocking and traditional colors of classic rugby shirts. Distinguishing details include a striped foot bed; woven tongue logo reminiscent of a patch on a rugby jersey; and, a canvas upper for a rugger feel.
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underwear for overachievers
ack-to-School is a FRESH START to establish who you want to be over the new school year. With Fruit of the Loom’s wide range of colors and patterns, kids can start expressing their true selves with the first thing they put on in the morning. Even better; Fruit of the Loom bonus packs* come with BONUS pairs of underwear – to make the entire school year bright! Help your kids put on positivity and can-do confidence every day, and let their true colors shine! * Available in-store at Walmart, Target, and Kmart, and online at target.com and kmart.com.
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With Back to School time in full swing, it’s important to make sure your children are staying healthy with the foods and drinks they’re putting in their bodies. Our kids love to kick off the day with a bowl of cereal, and we love knowing that they are using Hood® Simply Smart® Milk. It has all the taste of fuller fat milk, without all the fat. Simply Smart® Milk helps you feel healthier and satisfied, without sacrificing taste. We love knowing that Simply Smart® Milk has 25% more protein and 20% more calcium than Whole Milk because our children are getting all of this in their morning cereal bowl and glass of milk. Simply Smart® Milk is nutritious and delicious. More information on Simply Smart® Milk is available at Hood.com.
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In January 2013, Suave Kids® introduces for the first time, two hair styling products for kids – Cool Ocean Blast Gel and Cherry Vanilla Bop Mousse - so they can have fun with their hair while looking their cutest. The trusted formulas rinse-off clean so kids (and parents) won’t see any residue. Suave Kids® bath time and hair essentials are specially formulated to be head-totoe gentle and tear-free for little ones. Suave® products offer great quality beauty solutions for the entire family to help you look good, smell good and feel good every day.
Suave Kids® Double Dutch Apple Detangling Spray This effective formula makes combing easy and leaves hair soft. Tames knots and tangles. Features a fun, fruity scent. $2.89 - $3.49 (10.5 oz.)
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Suave Kids® Tear-Free Body Wash All Suave Kids® body washes are made specifically for kids’ skin. They are hypoallergenic and make bath time tear-free. The gentle formula cleanses effectively without drying out your child’s delicate skin like a bar soap can. ●A vailable in the following two fun, fresh scents: Strawberry Body Wash and Berry Body Wash ●A vailable in a formula that leaves skin baby soft and smooth: Moisturizing Body Wash ●A lso available in a dye-free formula, which will not irritate a child’s skin: Free and Gentle Body Wash $1.97-$2.49 (12 oz.)
NEW! Suave Kids® Cherry Vanilla Bop Mousse Helps control frizz, define curls and smooth hair for all-day style without the crunch. ●T he first mousse formulated specifically for kids from Suave Kids ® with lightweight conditioners for all-day style. ●A lcohol-Free, Residue-Free and Dye-Free; Dermatologist tested $2.50-$2.97 (7 oz.)
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AVAILABILITY Suave Kids® products are available at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.92-$3.49. For more information, please visit www. facebook.com/SuaveBeauty or follow @ SuaveBeauty
Suave Kids® Purely Awesome™ 2-in-1 Shampoo Gentle on your little ones and has 25 percent post-consumer recycled packaging. ●T he trusted formula has lower sulfates1 to care for kids’ tresses in a pure and gentle way ●M ade with pure fruit extract, no artificial dyes, tear-free and hypoallergenic ●8 2 percent biodegradable formula ●A vailable in two fruity scents: Coconut and Strawberry $2.89-$3.49 (12 oz.)
NEW! Suave Kids® Cool Ocean Blast Gel Perfect for spiking, creating a wetlook or adding a bit of rock ‘n roll without build-up or flakes. ●T he first gel formulated specifically for kids from Suave Kids ® to add a bit of “cool” to your kid’s style without all the crunch. ●A lcohol-Free, Residue-Free and Dye-Free; Dermatologist tested $2.50-$2.97 (7 oz.)
Suave Kids® 2-in-1 Shampoo Smoothers This gentle, creamy conditioning formula makes bath time tear-free, reducing tangles and split-ends and leaving hair feeling extra soft. It gently cleans and moisturizes for less than the more expensive brands. ●A vailable in the following scents: Cowabunga Coconut, Orange Mango Outburst*, and Fairy Berry Strawberry™ $1.92-$2.50 (12 oz.) $2.89-3.49 (22.5 oz.) *Available in 12 oz.
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Earn savings and rewards when shopping for back to school with the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program.
he end of summer and back to school season signifies a time of craziness for most parents. CVS/pharmacy works hard to make gearing up for the school year not only more convenient, but more affordable, for parents. You can head to your local CVS/pharmacy to get everything you need – from school supplies to prescriptions or snacks for school lunches – all in one easy shopping trip. The ExtraCare loyalty program allows families to earn rewards every time they shop at CVS/pharmacy all year long. Today ExtraCare is the largest retail
savings and rewards program, with more than 70 million active member households in the last 6 months. Shoppers love ExtraCare because it is designed with consumers in mind – offering personalized value to each and every member, in the store, online and on-the-go. During back to school season, ExtraCare members will receive offers like bonus ExtraBucks Rewards (“free CVS money” you can spend on most things in store) on all kinds of school supplies for all ages, including many of the most popular and well-known national brands. CVS/pharmacy will also feature new savings offers each week on all the major necessities like filler paper, notebooks and composition books so whether your children are heading to kindergarten or college, they will be covered. All of these great deals can be found in a variety of places. Check out the following to find out more about how you can save big on back to school at CVS/pharmacy:
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● WEEKLY CIRCULAR – available online or instores, the weekly circular offers product deals available for the store location you choose in the “store locator” tab on the website. Sales may vary by location, but simply check it out each week to see which ExtraSavings™ and ExtraBucks Rewards® are available.
During back to school season, ExtraCare members will receive offers like bonus ExtraBucks Rewards (“free CVS money” you can spend on most things in store) on all kinds of school supplies for all ages, including many of the most popular and well-known national brands.
● EXTRACARE COUPON CENTER - available at all CVS/pharmacy locations, ExtraCare Coupon Centers are little red kiosks near the front of the store where ExtraCare members can scan their cards before they shop, to print available coupons or quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards they can use right away. Make it your first stop on each visit! Personalized back to school savings offers will be presented to shoppers via the ExtraCare Coupon Center throughout the end of the summer. ● CVS.COM – a portal for all things CVS/pharmacy, not only does the website host a digital version of the weekly circular, but if you create an account and link your ExtraCare card details with your log-in, you can quickly view all available savings and rewards. Simply click Print to bring the coupons you want to use to the store – or if you prefer, use the Send to Card feature to automatically send those offers right to your ExtraCare card. ● CVS/PHARMACY MOBILE APP – download the free CVS Mobile app to receive updates on deals and offers for back-to-school products through the “Deal of the Day” feature. Customers can also follow CVS/pharmacy on Twitter at @CVS_Extra and on Facebook.com/CVS to learn more about all our hot back to school promotions.
if you create an account and link your ExtraCare card details with your log-in, you can quickly view all available savings and rewards.
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Avoid the stress and start early this year! Getting Gorgeous picked some of our favorite finds and wanted to share them with you and your fa...