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The coolest school supplies to make school more fun: Back to School Guide 2014

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impression, and when it comes to back to school shopping, it may be the backpack we spend all our time stressing about, when it turns out to be the $1 hamster eraser or the personalized pencil case that our kids love and cherish like nothing else. So we’ve scoured the web for you to track down two dozen of the very coolest school supplies and fun accessories to make all this preparation a little more fun. For both of you.   Flying colors rainbow tape dispenser ($11.99, coming soon to Perpetual Kid) And...

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15 of the coolest back to school printables: Back to School Guide 2014

As parents, one of our favorite things about the web is the ability to find so many cool–often free–printables for kids of all kinds that make us all look like crafty geniuses. They’re especially abundant this time of year, as back to school printables help make back to school time easier, more organized, and sometimes just more fun. So in this installment of our Back to School Guide, we share some of our very fave back to school printables, with gratitude to the awesome designers who put their talents to work for all of our benefits. Of course one thing you...

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These free printable bookplates are the cat’s pajamas

If you have a little one who’s mighty attached to a certain book, here’s a fab way for her (or him) to stake a colorful claim. For free. These adorable printable bookplates are the cat’s pajamas…and the mouse’s jumper. Mom of three and artist extraordinaire Helen Dardik of Orange You Lucky created four sweet and vibrant printable bookplates to help make your kids’ favorite books feel extra special. Just visit the site and follow the directions to print the bookplates on sticky paper in any size you wish. Voila! Adorableness.   And if you love the artist’s bold, mod style, you won’t...

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This book belongs to…

With school starting soon–or for some it’s already started–books are being bought and soon, books will be lost. There’s nothing like a “this book belongs to…” label to make sure that the rightful owner remains the rightful owner. Especially when that rightful owner is your own child. You can find the cutest (and I mean cutest) personalized book labels at TinyMe.com, the same website with those great Olympics printables we loved.  With more than 50 different styles and lots of colors to choose from for each style, the possibilities are endless. And fun.                                This vintage style, also seen...

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5 great picks you might have missed this week – Let’s get personal edition

Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, you no longer have to spend six months making a shirt that your husband is just going to ruin while butchering a hog. Joy! Unfortunately, it also means that life is less personalized, a point made especially poignant when four boys are all wearing the same Target dinosaur t-shirt on the playground. This week, we had five great picks that are all about making things more personal in an impersonal world. Let’s put the custom back in customer, shall we? 1. If you’ve been praying for personalized galoshes– and who hasn’t?– you’re going to...

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Bookplates that make me fall in love with books again

There’s something so precious about that pride of ownership that comes with one’s very own storybook, clearly marked with one’s very own personalized bookplate. I remember having fond memories of my own bookplates, and I’m so excited for my children to have their own. It’s been a while since I checked in to see what’s new at Oiseaux, who we first featured in a back-to-school shopping guide. And what’s new is what’s old. Their gorgeously illustrated bookplates from vintage storybook illustrations can all be customized with a name, and range from 1920s jungle creatures to a vintage castle for...

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A book of one’s own

As a former buyer of books for a chain of toy stores, it’s pretty much redundant for me to tell you that my children have amassed quite the library. But when you’re five (or, say, twenty-nine-and-a-half years older than five), you can sometimes be a little possessive of your precious books. Which is where the adorable bookplates from Zucchini and Co. could swoop in and save the day. This lovely etsy shop is one we found through our Valentine’s Day card contest – the owner was one of the talented winners. And these bookplates are absolutely perfect. Sold in...

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Want to make a birthday book more special? Add a bookplate.

I think personalized bookplates are just the coolest gift for kids. Grab a set of the beautiful modern bookplates from designer Avis Wampler and pair it with your favorite children’s title, for a birthday present that won’t end up in the landfills before next year. I love the bird bookplates specifically for kids, but any of the gorgeous, simple designs will elevate a favorite hardcover into something even more special. The lucky recipient will be so proud seeing her own name in the front of her very own book. But more so, it avoids bedtime tug-of-wars with siblings over...

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Get Your Paws Off My Books

Want to add an air of permanence to your child’s library? And want to call that stack of chewed books in the corner of her room a library? Here’s how: Bookplates.If you’re a Cool Mom Picks newsletter subscriber, you were just introduced to a whole selection of our favorite bookplates, and now we’ve got one more for you. I love, love TayloredArt bookplates. They come in packs of 8 and are self-adhesive and printed on heavy cardstock. The cameo images evoke both childhood and an era of graciousness. Very peaceful, very pretty. No matter what the book cover is looking like these...

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