Back to School Survival necessities! #HPCreate + Giveaway!

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I’m sure that as a parent this time of year brings you a mixture of emotions.  A touch of sadness to see your little ones growing up so quickly. Pride that your little ones are growing up so quickly.  Anxiety about how your children will do at school all day without.  Joy that your children will be at school all day without you. LOL

No matter their ages, and no matter how we feel about the start of a new school year, we all want our kids to return to school happy and prepared to succeed.

It is in that spirit that HP and Snapfish have created a “School is in Session” board!  They have some of the cutest (well, “coolest” if your kids are too old for “cute”) ideas for school.

I’m a sucker for cute lunchboxes and they have the cutest personalized lunch box that I totally want to get for Big Brother!



I plan on doing “learning time” with Little Brother at home and these FREE (how cool is that!) printable Animal Alphabet Letter Cards are too cute!


Source: via HP Create on Pinterest


 I found this on their Kids Corner board.  I thought this would be the perfect end of the year project to preserve Big Brother’s best artwork!



In keeping with the back to school theme I decided to make my own back to school pinterest board! I’m not all that artsy so I love the ideas that are on the HP Create board from HP and Snapfish!  I did, however, add a couple things from my own home that I consider school necessities.

Those who homeschool or like to supplement learning at home, you know it can be difficult to find a way to organize all your supplies. We found this inexpensive upright cabinet at IKEA. (We haven’t unpacked all our boxes, hence the emptiness of the cabinet). It is the perfect size for storing papers, supplies, workbooks, games, and other learning toys.

Source: via Amy on Pinterest


And because everyone, moms, dads, kids, and college students alike could use a good dry erase/pin board…

To check out more great back to school ideas visit my Back-to-School board!  For even more awesomeness don’t forget to visit the HP Create Pinterest boards!

For even more help with your back to school shopping check out this cool widget!

Ready for some even more exciting news?!

In celebration of their new Pinterest presence HP and are offering one of my readers a “Back to School Survival Kit”!

Here is all that is included in this awesome kit (pictured above):

  • Large-sized combo dry erase cork board with magnetic labels
  • Bedside caddy – perfect for storing notebooks, remote controls, cell phones, etc.
  • Waterproof outdoor blanket (perfect for sporting events, picnics, and beach days)
  • $50 Snapfish gift card where you can purchase customized last minute back-to-school essentials and gift items
Simply enter in the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: I received promotional items from HP to help facilitate this post and to thank me for my time. I was not compensated in any other way. Any opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. susan smoaks says
    i love the gummi worms
  2. susan smoaks says
    oops wrong page, delete comment please!