This post is sponsored by Bright Star Kids.
My daughter starts school this year.
You might be sick of hearing it. I’ve already mentioned the school fees. And had a social media sob about my daughter growing up too fast. Look at these shoes. LOOK AT THEM!
All together now: nawwwww.
Getting ready for school is wonderful and difficult in lots of ways, and I could go on about it all day. But I’m going to focus on the stuff.
The itty bitty stuff. The t-shirts and shorts. The school dress that is the smallest size available and still swamps your little girl (don’t cry don’t cry don’t cry). The socks, shoes, sunhat and school bag.
The pencil case. The pencils. ALL OF THE PENCILS. So many pencils!
All so small. All so cute. All so easy to misplace.
Enter Bright Star Kids.
You might remember Bright Star Kids from such posts as Reno reveal – the stairwell landing (what a classic, huh?). It’s no secret I’m a big fan of their products, so when I needed new labels, I went straight to their website.
There are quite a few options and value packs, but the School Labels Value Kit (pictured above) had everything we needed. And when we saw the personalised bag tags on offer, we decided to get one of those, too.
I gave my daughter full creative control of the labels and bag tag. She chose baby pink for the labels, because “my favourite colour is red but (little brother) has red labels and that would be confusing and pink is like red but pretty”. She chose a castle design for the labels, because “a fairy or a princess could live in there but probably a princess”.
And she chose a fairy design for her bag tag, because “there isn’t a princess design for the tag so I guess it’s a fairy that lives in the castle after all”.
Ordering the labels was a long, arduous process that went on for 40 minutes. But my daughter’s decision-making process accounted for 37 of those minutes.
The Bright Star Kids website made the rest of it simple and speedy. The proof popped up immediately (and I spent at least a minute checking it – imagine if this self-proclaimed word nerd misspelt her daughter’s name!), payment zipped through, and best of all, the labels themselves arrived three days later.
Focusing on the stuff? Ticking off the stuff. Stuff bought. Stuff labelled.
2016 school year, we are ready. Ish. (Don’t cry don’t cry don’t cry.)
The team at Bright Star Kids wants to help you get your children ready for school, too. Until the end of February, you can get 10% off your order of labels (where the order is $30 or more). Simply enter the code SCHOOLTEN at checkout to receive the discount.
And if you’d like the chance to win one of two $40 Bright Star Kids vouchers, head on over to visit my friend Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me. (It’s a game of skill. Feel free to share one of your major parenting fails here as a practice run!)
Are you ready for the 2016 school year?