Don’t Miss the Bus! Bitsy’s Back to School Picks…

Bitsy hand-picked some favorite “back to school” items for your kiddos to be in tip-top shape for that first bus ride. We’re sure you will be excited to see the cool new picks for the 2016-17 school year!

State Bags “The Kane Backpack”, $60-

Fun fact – with every purchase of The Kane Backpack, State Bags will hand-deliver a State Bag (loaded with essential tools for success) to one American child in need. (Psst – our personal fave is The Kane “Downtown”…it has a little extra spunk to it’s attitude!)

Hello Apparel Apple T-Shirt, $22-

Milk on the Rocks Baby Sweatshirt School Bus, $25.09-

Code Socks, $8- for one pair, $22- for 3-pack

Anyone wear a uniform growing up?! Well, I did and was always so sad to leave my funky, personality-filled knee highs at home. Let us introduce you to Code Socks, a new company in the children’s wear world that is stealing our kiddos’ hearts and feet. Check out the funkiness on the bottom of these white and navy socks! Genius and oh-so-fun – they can still pass the dress code while adding a little bit of their own expression!

Toosh and Dabush Blue Big Stars Backpack, $47-

Yumbox Lunch Rosa Pink 6-Compartment Lunchbox, $28-

Yumbox Lunch Tango Orange Lunch Bag, $15-

*Photo Credit to all brands listed above

 

gimme gimme GIVEAWAY…DABBAWALLA!

We know what you are thinking – another giveaway?! Yup…and this one is just in time for BACK TO SCHOOL!!!! We’ve recently come across the fabulous DABBAWALLA, a small Seattle-based company that offers adorably-designed and sustainably-made modern bags for kids. The bags are all insulated, eco-friendly and – wait for it – MACHINE WASHABLE! Each is designed with a European simplicity, but will attract likes from the littles for sure. Their collections include lunch bags as well as backpacks that are playful but functional and nicely priced.

Dabbawalla has been nice enough to team up with Bitsy to offer our readers a chance to WIN (their choice of) either the Penguin Backpack or Miss Mouse Backpack (both pictured above). Details on how to enter are available on BITSY’S INSTAGRAM, so head there now to get yourself on the list!

Giveaway will close on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 5 p.m EST. The winner will be announced here on Bitsy’s Instagram on Monday, August 15th, 2016. Entry only valid via Bitsy’s Instagram account. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open worldwide. This contest is not sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering you agree to Instagram’s terms of use. Void where prohibited by law.

*Photo Credit: Dabbawalla

 

color me pretty! OMY does it again…

OMY is one of Bitsy’s fave-skis. The company screams inspiration + creativity. It is amazing how a black + white print can inspire the pants off of us!! For those of you unfamiliar with OMY check out their website for lots + lots of goodies.

Today we are excited to share OMY’s NEW TEXTILE collection! OMY has created a line of colorable cotton accessories including a 100% cotton backpack, artist belt, belly bag + pouch. All come with OMY’s washable markers, so the fun doesn’t end after one creative session because your little ones will get to create colorful wonderfulness after every wash! Whoop Whoop!

Check out these products on OMY’s site!

OMY Belly Bag, $16.52-

OMY Backpack, $26.60-

OMY Coloring Belt, $15.52-

OMY Pouch, $9.42-

*Photo Credit: OMY

singing in the rain – part deux!

We promised, so we’re back with a few more rain gear picks so you and the kids can sing their way through soggy…

A very lovely Spanish company, Nobodinoz, brings us sweeter-than-sweet raincoats in a lot of “have-to-have” patterns + colors! The brand provides gorgeous lifestyle products, so you definitely need to check out their site….

Nobodinoz Raincoat, $50.82-

These items are last, but certainly not least. They are just as cute as they are practical and we want them all!

Bogs Kids Rain Boots in Stripe, $50-

Raincoat by K-Way, $58-

Cloud Backpack, $16.61-

And one more accessory to help you find a rainbow after all of these showers…

Not a Cloud in the Sky by Emma Quay children's book

Not a Cloud in the Sky by Emma Quay, $17.99-

Happy skies to you!

all my bags are packed

Vacations, summer camp + the upcoming school year – lots of occasions that require packing + staying organized, even for the littles. Bitsy has come across some super cute back packs for kiddies of all ages that will jazz up their wardrobes and keep them as organized as we’d like (+ hope!). Check them out!

a. joulesusa.com girls book bag in ditsy floral, $17- (was $26-)

b. so young green dinosaur grade school back pack, $49.99-

c. so young pink peony jr. backpack, $49.99-

d. stuck on you backpack, $49.95-

(these can be personalized – you can choose a design applique, font + color!)

e. so young pink birds backpack, $44.99-

(this will be lucy’s for her first year of pre-school in the fall – it arrived the other day and is just so perfect! the fabric is coated so it is wipe-able, SUPER easy to clean. we’re in love with it! thank you, so young!)

f. fawn shoppe fjallraven mini backpack, $55-

happy bug

Today is a special day for Bitsy. Three years ago a very dear friend passed away on this date. She left us with a lot of touching messages, but one of the strongest is to always be happy. Her get-well symbol through her illness was a ladybug and after her passing it has remained a symbol to us all of the love she left in our hearts forever. She continues to grace us with her love – there have been many special occasions we’ve found a ladybug perched in a place where we can see her to let us know she is still with us. Those visits carry us through our everyday lives and remind us to be HAPPY. Today, Bitsy would like to share some of our favorite ladybug accessories for munchkins…may this serve as your reminder to live each day HAPPY!

Enjoy!

46 - happy bug

top row – left to right:

western chief ladybug rainboots, $34.95-

katy mac designs on etsy ladybug smocked girls dress, $75-

very carey on etsy hand-knit ladybug baby mittens, $18-

bottom row – left to right:

oh baby ladybug felt purse, $29.95-

skip hop zoo pack ladybug backpack, $20-

“books to bed” girls ladybug book + pj set, $46-