Time for BIC to School

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My family has trusted BIC pens for decades. I've never been disappointed with one of their products. I am so excited about the new BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Gel Ink Pens! The colors are super vibrant and they write so smoothly. They are perfect for taking notes, doodling, and highlighting important information in workbooks and school memos.
BIC Gel-ocity pens are incredibly comfortable to hold with their full-grip barrel that conforms perfectly to the way I hold a pen. They are available in 3-packs, 4-packs, and 8-packs and I've seen them at lots of stores this fall, like Walmart, Staples, and even my local grocery store. Make sure you add them to your back to school shopping list!
I personally have always hated mechanical pencils, but the new BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencils have completely changed my mind! The soft gel grip molds to your hand as you write and this pencil has the smoothest, darkest writing #2 pencil lead I've ever used. It's perfect for taking those awful standardized tests we all despise.
The BIC Velocity Mechanical Pencils come in a 2-pack that includes extra lead refills and extra erasers. The erasers are nice and chunky, allowing for a very clean erase. They are available in both 0.7mm and 0.9mm lead sizes. I love writing with these pencils. Add these to your back to school shopping list too!
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The Eternity Rose - Keepsake Gifts for Her

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If you've given her flowers before, you know that within a week or two, the flowers are gone forever. Now you can give her a rose that will last forever. The Eternity Rose offers exquisite natural roses dipped in 24 karat gold, pure platinum, or pure silver, and glazed roses trimmed with 24K gold. These gifts are the ultimate in romantic gifts!
I selected a pair of stunning Red Glazed Rose Earrings in 24K Gold Leaf Style, just one of the dozens of gorgeous jewelry pieces in The Eternity Rose collection. These stunning earrings are incredibly elegant and each is as unique as the roses in a garden. They arrived in a velvet pouch, perfect for gift giving, and came with a certificate of authenticity. The quality and craftsmanship is simply amazing. They are the most beautiful earrings I've ever owned!
The Eternity Rose jewelry collection comes in a variety of colors and styles, in both earrings and pendant necklaces, so you can choose one or the other, or even a matching set. You can also select a long stemmed rose in a gift box. There are so many wonderful options to give her a keepsake gift that will last for all eternity. It's the perfect anniversary gift, valentines gift, and birthday gift for her!
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Built NY Back-to-School Lunch Bags and Backpacks for the Whole Family

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Back-to-school has never been more adorable! Built NY new Big Apple Buddies backpacks and lunch bags are the perfect companions for your school age kids and preschoolers. Each bag features friendly character faces like dogs, cats, ladybugs, and more.
This charming Delancey Doggie Backpack is perfectly sized for kids, measuring 9.84" x 5.91" x 12.99". It features a roomy main storage compartment for books and folders with a magnetic flap that covers the zipper, a zippered front pocket for school supplies and snacks, and a side pocket for a water bottle.
These backpacks have padded adjustable shoulder straps for comfort, an interior name tag, and a sturdy handle on top for hanging the backpack from hooks or for a quick grab on the way to the school bus. Even the zipper pulls are chunky so they're easy to grasp, even for the youngest scholars.
Big Apple Buddies backpacks from Built NY are made of durable water-resistant polyester fabric. They have been food and lead safety tested plus they are PVC, BPA, latex, and phthalate-free. They are also very easy to wipe clean. It's the perfect backpack for kids!
Built NY has also introduced Big Apple Buddies Insulated Lunch Bags too! These adorable matching lunch bags are perfect for lunch on the go. I love the soft handle and buckle that attaches it to backpacks, book bags, or strollers. There is also a name tag on the bag of the lunch bag.
These insulated lunch bags feature a wide velcro closure to keep food and snacks inside. They are made with food-safe, worry-free materials. I love the light weight of these adorable lunch bags! Big Apple Buddies lunch bags keep food fresh and help cut down on waste.
Teens are going to love the new Built NY Union Square Backpack with an insulated lunch compartment built right into the front zipper pocket. Featuring great patterns and colors that appeal to stylish teenagers, these backpacks will carry everything they need for school.
The padded shoulder straps are adjustable and the durable 900 denier poly canvas material will stand up to even the most active teenagers. The Union Square Backpack features lots of inside pockets to keep teens organized and ready to learn.
The lunch compartment is big enough to carry enough food to feed even the most ravenous of teenagers. I remember how much food it took to feed my two teenage sons! This backpack also has an exterior water bottle pocket.
The Union Square Backpack has a pocket that is perfect for a laptop or tablet, an interior zipper pocket for school supplies, plus a big roomy section for books, notebooks, folders, and more. Teens are going to love the fashion and parents will love the function of these backpacks!
I really love the extra bonus of the separate zipper pocket on the very top of this backpack. It's the perfect spot to safely tuck away things like smartphones, house keys, and city bus passes. Those are the kinds of things you want your child to keep separate so they don't accidentally fall out while kids are digging for school supplies. Built NY really puts a lot of thought into their designs!
Teachers and parents will love the huge selection of Built NY lunch totes, available in so many different colors and patterns! I fell in love with this amazing Downtown Lunch Tote in Poppy Floral pattern. It looks more like a handbag than a lunch tote.
It's made of neoprene, the wetsuit material, which protects against, spills, splashes, bumps, and drops. It also insulates to keep whatever it holds at just the right temperature. There is even a detachable charm that hangs from the strap.
It is super roomy inside, and folds completely flat for storage. I've used Built NY lunch bags for years and prefer them over any other brand. They are extremely well-made and a true fashion statement for women. There are great lunch totes available for men too!
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Peekaboo Barn Game for Toddlers #review

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Bookstores are not just for books anymore! The Peekaboo Barn Game from Educational Insights is just one of the great learning toys available at Barnes and Noble. This barn adventure game is a wonderful cooperative game that teaches toddlers both animal recognition and animal sound recall, plus teaches them the difference between awake and asleep, all while developing large motor skills and small motor skills.
Peekaboo Barn is made of sturdy plastic and comes with eight farm animal pieces and a barn. The animal pieces snap into the barn "grass" and can also stand on their own on a flat surface. Each animal piece shows daytime on one side and nighttime on the other. The barn doors open and close, and when the silo is pressed down the animals spin around the barn.
To begin the game play, snap all the animals onto the "grass" with the awake side facing out. Take turns pushing down the silo spinner to make the animals spin around the barn. When the animals stop, the one in front of the barn is sleepy. Take that animal from the "grass" and make the animal sound, then place it in the barn to sleep, with the sleepy side facing out.
If the rooster lands in front of the barn door, players say "Cock A Doodle Doo!" to wake all the sleepy animals in the barn and place them back out onto the grass. You can play until all the animals are sleeping in the barn, except for the rooster. Peekaboo Barn is fun to play as a game, and is also a wonderful open-ended toy for individual play.
I love Peekaboo Barn Game because it is a game that is easy enough for toddlers to understand, provides lots of fun learning opportunities, stores easily and doesn't come with tons of playing pieces, encourages full interaction of several different developmental skills, can be played with multiple players or individually, and is well-constructed to withstand toddler handling. It's a great gift idea!

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