Friday, August 23, 2019

back to school essentials with Pilot and TastyKake

Back to school supplies are essential and shopping for them can be stressful. I get it. You finally get the list from you kids school and it’s long. Not only that, you have multiple lists. I want to share a a2 things here that you may not think go together but they kind of do. One is supplies From Pilot Pens and the other is, well a snack from TastyKake, because everyone needs a pick me up once in a while.

If you are looking for something that is the perfect size to throw into your kiddos lunch or backpack for a snack this is it. They are already wrapped for you so that’s done. Yes, I know they are sweets and in my house,  we don’t do sweets on the daily, but these are the perfect treat.

One great example of a treat is the Chocolate Chip muffin Juniors. It may be shaped like a poundcake but don’t be fooled it is super moist and so good.

Tastykake has a ton of options to choose from as well. You have cupcakes, Krimpets, minis, muffins, honey buns and so many more.

I highly recommend you check them out at your local store. You can buy then in larger boxes or often in single serve as well, making it easier for the quick treat.

Pilot Pens

For me school shopping isn’t all that fun (money wise), but I do enjoy seeing my kids happy about what they get. Pilot Pens are some of my favorite pens. It’s not just how they write but they also some erase and the colors they come in.

 I don’t remember seeing these before I think they became my new fav for the year and definitely my oldest daughters favorite as they fit inside her pencil pouch easy and her pockets as well. Seriously, aren’t they cute? The writing is super smooth and even better has a rubber grip to make it a litter easier to hold so it’s the total package.

I mentioned pens you can erase; these are some of them and they are pretty awesome. Most of the time when you use a pen you are afraid of making a mistake. Well, with FriXion ColorSticks that’s not a problem anymore! Plus, do you see how awesome the color options are?

The Precise V5 Deco is one of the newest of the pens, at least in the V5 family. My oldest loves all the other fun colors Pilot has but when she wants to get down to business this is what she wants to use.

Check out Pilot Pens and Tastykake at the next chance you get and I’m sure your kids will love you. They will both complete your back to school shopping needs.

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  1. You know what I love? I love the fact that you included snacks along with all the other school supplies. Snacks are a huge part of back to school.

  2. I like including snacks into a back to school guide. Because, let's face it: the eating schedules kids have in school, they need a snack in between at some point of the day. The supplies are excellent ideas.

  3. There’s so much to think about when kids are going back to school. These snacks and supplies are excellent ideas.

  4. great back to school ideas! some of these supplies are so fun i may have to buy some for myself! :)

  5. Surekha-dreamingloudSaturday, August 24, 2019

    This stuff looks great..! I bet kids will be very excited once they see their new school materials..

  6. Those are some great items to have back to school. I have heard about FriXion pens before and I love that you can make erasures.

  7. Tastycake sounds so delicious! It looks so affordable too! I should get one.

  8. This is a great list of back to school essentials! We are all done shopping here but I think I might have to get those cute little pens!

  9. Kids need all these for school and its always nice to have snacks also

  10. Pilot Pens are a definite must-have when it comes to our kids' school list. The Tastykake snacks sound yummy too.

  11. I have given the Tastykake as snacks for the kids. Of course, not all of the time. I switched their snacks so they don’t get tired of the same thing every day. I agree with your daughter! The G2 Mini pens are colorful, wonderful, smooth writing utensils! I use them a lot. There were some great coupons in the newspaper for most of these items.
    I don’t think I have used these other products before. Pinned Thank you for sharing!!

  12. I have not tasted Tastykake before. I do love shopping for school supplies!