Back to School Lunches

We are having a hard time getting over the fact that things have quickly moved from the swimming pool to the class room, but we are also excited for our little peanuts to get back to school and have fun learning new things! Whether you have kids in full day school or even preschool age kids who still each lunch at home we have some great + easy lunch ideas to get them excited for lunch time! Today we are guest contributing over on Pottery Barn Kids Blog and sharing some of our favorite ideas and tips so make sure to head over their and check them out!


Make lunch meal prep + storage super easy and convenient with our favorite PBK lunch bags and food containers. There are so many cute styles and patterns for boys and girls it’s hard for us to pick a favorite… but the great news is there is free shipping on all backpacks and school lunch bags right now! We are loving the Classic Mackenzie Gray Butterfly bag because it can easily hold an assortment of food containers, utensils and easy access for a drink on the side! Try using this clear food storage set {that comes in an assortment of colors} to easily organize and hold all your lunch goodies!


Our trick to get picky eaters to try new things and be excited to eat is all about the presentation! By doing simple things like displaying their food in special containers or changing the shape of their food can really make a big difference. Easily change an every day sandwich into a cute flower by using a sandwich cutter and adding cheese cut into petals and a cherry tomato on top!




If your kids love dip with everything then you need this Chip & Dip Container! This is for sure one of our favorite and must have lunch necessities because it can easily {mess free} store your favorite fruits & veggies + dip or even chips and dip! We are sharing the BEST peanut butter dip recipe over on PBK Building Blocks that will be your new favorite, we promise!



For our boys everything is camo this fall! From our favorite henly to this Blue Camo All-in-One Lunch Bag! We are completely obsessed with the stainless steel food box that comes with stainless steel utensils. No need for lots of little containers with this one! The box can easily hold an entire meal and keep things nicely organized. If it’s day 5 and you are already out of ideas for lunch try these yummy mini wraps for a different option then a sandwich. Our favorite is a little mayo, lettuce, ham and cheese! For a sweeter taste try peanut butter, thinly sliced apples and cheese. This box is also perfect for packing leftovers from the night before and it’s easy to get creative with such a beautiful display!



A meal wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat to finish it off! Check out our recipe to make your very own homemade alphabet crackers right here on PBK’s Blog. We secretly love to munch on these sweet crackers ourselves and our little peanuts love to have fun spelling out words while they eat! How about that! A yummy + education treat for the win!!



Back to School Craft {Book Worm Bookmarks}

Today we are officially kicking off our Back to School week with one fun + cute craft activity! Our little peanuts start school this week and we have been getting them excited and ready to head back to the classroom by making these silly book worm bookmarks! All you need is some craft paint, googly eyes and popsicle sticks {use jumbo craft sticks to allow more room for artwork}. Let your little peanuts go to town making their own colorful worms. This can also be an added educational activity by talking about the different colors and shapes they are making. To get really artistic think princess worms, superhero worms and even minion worms!


Once the stick have been painted let them dry a couple of minutes before adding the googly eyes. To help the eyes stick and last longer use a hot glue gun to apply them {kids should not help with this step if using hot glue}. And there you have it! Silly book worms that will make reading even more fun!


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Chelsea’s Baby Bump

It’s Monday and we are back at it with Chelsea’s beautiful maternity session photographed by Jessica’s Photography! Chelsea makes for one stunning mama and we love that they chose to shoot their maternity photos in their beautiful home. We are always big fans or having maternity or newborn photos taken in your home because it also gives you the chance to get some cute photos of their nursery. These photos will for sure be something you can look back on one day when your little peanuts are all grown up!



Seam Collection {Fashion Friday}

Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Today we are excited to introduce you to a lovely girls clothing line called Seam Collection. Their motto is to create clothes that allow a girl to look like a girl and move like a child. We love their exquisite mix of fabrics and patterns that are machine washable to allow more time to enjoy with your little peanuts. Weather you are planning a play date at the park or a party event Seam Collection’s sweet an whimsical dresses make for the perfect outfit! Seam Collection is currently doing a Back to School Sale and offering 40% off their spring line by using code  ”backtoschool14″ at checkout.


Thank you so much to the talented Jylare Smith for the darling photos!



Mommy + Me Session {Lianna + Khloe}

Lianna and her mini me, Khloe, are absolutely adorable and we love the way that Brienne Poole captured their sweet relationship! There’s something so special about a mom and her little girl. We love the idea of doing a special mommy + me photo session and especially love the idea of doing it at one of your favorite vacation spots! These images were taken at the St. Regis in Deer Valley which is a perfectly unique location for a family session! If you are planning family photos this fall get a little creative and think of a location or place that means something to you guys and also talk with your photographer about your vision and together you can come up with something unique to you!



Pretty Princess Party {Let’s Just Celebrate}

Last week we featured a cute Classic Cars Party Kit and today we are sharing another party we designed using the Let’s Just Celebrate Pretty Princess kit. What we love so much about the Let’s Just Celebrate party kits is they come with everything you need to throw a stylish party without the stress for your little peanuts! The team at LJC has taken the time to organize and source the most stylish and unique items to make it as easy as possible and you can spend more time celebrating!


We adore the Pretty Princess Kit because it’s perfectly fitting for any little princess with lots of pink, a beautiful castle centerpiece that can double as a cupcake holder and even mini crown favors for the party guests! We show you how we styled this party using only the items in the kit. You can also use these items as a base for your party and add to it. Thank you so much to Jessie Alexis for these darling photos!



Jill’s Baby Bump {Maternity Session}

Good morning and Happy Monday! We are delighted to start off this week with Jill’s beautiful maternity session by Jenni Maroney. We love the simplicity of these photos and the way Jenni focused mainly on Jill’s beauty and her lovely belly. This is such an amazing moment in all mother’s lives. When we get to feel our sweet little peanuts growing inside of us. In the moment it can feel like forever but in reality it sweeps past us so quickly. One of the best decisions we have ever made as moms was documenting this special time in our lives. Meet Jill and the sweet son growing in her belly.



Gap Kids Back to School Event

We are so excited to be partnering with Gap Kids at our local University Mall in Orem, Utah for a fun Back to School shopping event! Come shop with us on Saturday, August 23rd from 12-2pm. We will be there helping you pick out your little peanuts back to school outfits and enjoy 25% off regular price items! We will also be doing craft activities! Bring your kids notebooks, folders, pencils, pencil holders or any of their favorite school supplies and they can have fun decorating them! We can’t wait to see our local friends and your little peanuts!



Get a head start on our shopping event with this round up of some of our favorite back to school items for boys and girls:



Let’s Just Celebrate {Classic Cars Party Kit}

Let’s just celebrate! That’s what parties are really all about… the celebrating and the fun! We really love planning and designing parties but we will also be the first to admit that they can be a lot of work and sometimes a lot of stress. If you want to create a darling set up for your little peanuts party but don’t want to have to scour pinterest for ideas and spend a lot of time running around to different party stores then we have the perfect solution for you!


 Let’s Just Celebrate is a well organized and designed party kit that comes with everything you need to through the perfect party. We have seen companies like this before and while the concept is fabulous, the designs can be a little cheesy. What instantly made us fall in love with Let’s Just Celebrate is their themes are totally stylish and adorable! The best part is they really do come with everything you need. Just add the food! It doesn’t get more amazing then that… and easier then that! You can do a complete party design with just the contents that come in the kit or it can also be a great base to get you started and you can add to it.


Today we are showing off the Classic Cars Party Kit that we designed using just the times in the kit! The minute we saw this party kit we knew it was right up our alley! We love the unique car settings and we know our little peanuts would go crazy at the idea of eating a mini burger and fries out of a cool car! The color palette is adorable and we love the black and white details! We really are impressed with this fabulous idea and company and for sure will be using their kits for our future parties! Make sure to check back next week as we share a sweet princess party we designed as well!


Thank you to Jessie Alexis for these darling images!



Wren’s Pretty Nursery {Studio McGee}

When it comes to interior design Shea McGee has got it going on! We have been long time lovers of Shea’s work and her way off putting a room together that looks so effortless is a serious talent! We could get lost all day looking at the rooms Shea designs and can only dream of one day living in a perfectly decorated house as hers! Today we are so excited to share with you one of the loveliest nurseries for her little peanut, Wren, that we have ever seen. Straight out of a magazine this one is and filled with so many beautiful details and inspiration. Clean, bright and pretty are the words Shea used to describe this room and no doubt we will be swooning over that wallpaper for years to come!


You can check out more images of Shea’s gorgeous home and other work HERE!


Crib Glider | Wallpaper | Custom Pillow | Antique Mirror | Lamp (no longer available) | Pouf | Sheepskin | Side Table | Dresser | Sheets Art | Chandelier