Who is ready for back to school?
Ugh. Not me. I am sad beyond sad that we only have 5 weeks left of summer break. We’re more than halfway there! There is one thing my family loves about going back to school (well, 2 things, actually). 1, it’s fun to see friends again and good for all of us to get back on a schedule. 2, we get to go back-to-school shopping!
If you’re like me, you’ve got a very specific budget. We are being extra frugal this year, and a lot of our back-to-school excursions will be to yard sales and thrift stores. The kids like having new stuff too, though (who doesn’t?) and so I’ve been browsin’ the web, looking for some fun, frugal stuff:
Personal Creations – Personalized Boys Backpack – Back to School Gifts
I found these personalized backpacks at Personal Creations, and I fell in love! Isn’t that the cutest idea? At Buddy Boy’s school, we have to write his name on everything anyway – what a great way to do it! I kinda want to personalize something for ME now.
Personal Creations – Personalized Boys Backpack – Back to School Gifts – $22.49, 7.99 shipping – Available at Personal Creations
The Children’s Place – Boys Sporty Matchables Tee – Blue T-Shirt – The Children’s Place
When I saw this boys T-shirt for only $2.99 ($2.99!!) I was thrilled. I love the caption on this particular one. I wonder if Buddy Boy will take it to heart? One can hope, right? The Children’s Place has a lot of great deals available, so be sure to check them out for your back to school clothing needs!
The Children’s Place – Boys Sporty Matchables Tee – Blue T-Shirt – The Children’s Place – $2.99, 5.00 shipping – Available at Children’s Place
Texas Instruments – TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator (8 Lines – 16 Characters – Battery Powered – Black)
My kids aren’t old enough yet to need one of these fancy schmancy calculators, and I dread the time when they do. Holy cow, there are so many options out there! Texas Instruments is a known leader in the calculator biz, and I remember using mine in high school…though I’m definitely happy I’m done with it! If you’ve gotta buy it, you might as well get a deal, right?
Texas Instruments – TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator (8 Lines – 16 Characters – Battery Powered – Black) – $112.12, Free shipping – Available at A Matter of Fax
Asus – Transformer Book T100 Gray Tablet PC (1.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3740, 2 GB DDR3, 64 GB SSD, Windows 8.1, LED Backlight)
This tablet PC is perfect – plenty of storage space, small and mobile, making it easy for your teen to do homework. Man, I wish I’d had one of these when I was in high school. I didn’t even have a big, bulky computer. Yes, I’m that old.
Asus – Transformer Book T100 Gray Tablet PC (1.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3740, 2 GB DDR3, 64 GB SSD, Windows 8.1, LED Backlight) – $359.99, Free shipping – Available at B&H Photo-Video
Sistema – Sistema 50 oz. Slimline Quaddie Lunchbox 1.5 ltr.Assorted, 9″ X 6-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ H
While not the standard lunchbox, I have to say that I think I prefer this style. See the divided compartments? What a great way to keep your wet grapes separate from your sandwich, without having to use a plastic baggy that will be thrown away! Oh my gosh, I’m in love with this product. Thank you, Container Store! (One day I’m going to go on a big ole’ shopping spree to this place, I’m telling you.)
Sistema – Sistema 50 oz. Slimline Quaddie Lunchbox 1.5 ltr.Assorted, 9″ X 6-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ H – $9.99, 8.95 shipping – Available at The Container Store
Elmers Products – Products, Inc. Glues and Adhesives Elmer’s Glue Sticks, .24 oz., Purple Application
Let’s just face it. You’re gonna go through glue sticks like crazy, so save yourself the trouble and buy them all NOW. Or, you know, do what I did last year and buy a few, and then halfway through the year listen to your kids cry because they have a project due TOMORROW that they forgot to tell you about and they need glue sticks and you’re all out. You know, either way will work.
Elmers Products – Products, Inc. Glues and Adhesives Elmer’s Glue Sticks, .24 oz., Purple Application – $11.47 (27% off), 5.69 shipping – Available at Amazon.com
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