back to school round two with staples *giveaway*

Well, it time for our second annual Back-to-School shopping trip, where we buy everything we forgot the first time! (I’m not the only one, right?)

Except now we’re facing crazy temptation when we go to Staples – they’ve expanded their educational supplies section and the prices are divine. Now, right along those school supplies and copy paper, you can find brands like Crayola, Leap Frog, Melissa & Doug and more, at select Staples stores and on

First off, if you’re a fan of Crayola brand crayons (who isn’t?) then you’ll want to head to Staples and take a look at their “crayon wall.” Now you can pick up an empty tin and customize it with your own set of colors.  From Wild Watermelon to Mac and Cheese to Royal Purple Glitter – the choice is yours! Gracie’s would be entirely pink and purple. Colin’s? He would want every color EXCEPT pink and purple. That’s how we roll. We like to be complicated like that.

Remember fresh crayons as a kid? WHAT was more exciting?

staples crayon wall

We took advantage to beef up our TAG by LeapFrog library. Colin is obsessed.


We got him one last year and it has been a lifesaver. He is so proud when he can sit and ‘read’ just like his big sisters! We were thrilled by the great selection of Tag books we found at Staples. The prices were competitive and we even found one in 3-D. Total coolness!  Staples had a ton of options from brands like Crayola, Melissa & Doug, Leapfrog and Alex Toys – all brands we know and love in our house!

win it!

One lucky Girlymama reader will win a $25 Gift Card to Staples!!  To enter, tell us what you would buy at Staples.

Additional entries:

2. Like Girlymama on Facebook to keep up with what’s happening on our site (then comment here to tell us!)

3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter & follow me on Twitter @MelissaAngert

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About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


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    Ashley C says:

    I need to get some supplies for our home school like big markers, poster paper, and lots of glue


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    Mami2jcn says:

    I would buy Crayola crayons for my son.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I like you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy.

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would buy art supplies for my preschooler to do her own craft projects.

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    I like you on facebook as Kerrie Mayans

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    I follow you on twitter as @kmayans and tweeted

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    Mandy S says:

    I would use it buy school extras for my homeschooling daughter. Fun things that weren’t necessities when we went shopping the first time. 🙂

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    Mandy S says:

    I like you on Facebook.

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    Emily E says:

    I would buy tape- My 5 year old loves nothing more than making ‘crafts’ with tape!

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    Emily E says:

    I like your FB page

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    Erika P. says:

    I would get ink cartridges

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    busyteacheramy says:

    I would buy supplies for my students- because you can never have enough school supplies!

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    busyteacheramy says:

    I “like” girlymama on facebook!

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    Debbie Welchert says:

    I would buy an electric pencil sharpener.

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    Debbie Welchert says:

    I like you on Facebook/Debbie Welchert

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    Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would buy more notebooks and pencils!

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    Stephanie Phelps says:

    I like you on facebook Stephanie Phelps

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    Debbie Welchert says:
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    Stephanie Phelps says:

    I follow you @my4boysand1 and tweeted this giveaway

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    Jessie C. says:

    I would get crayons and markers for kids

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    Jessie C. says:

    Like Girlymama on Facebook

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    Jessie C. says:


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    Tabathia B says:

    I would get my daughter some five star notebooks

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B says:

    like on facebook: michelle barrett

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    Elena says:

    I would buy folders and crayons

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    Elena says:

    I like you on Facebook as Elena Istomina

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    Cheryl F. says:

    I would buy printer ink at Staples.

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    Cheryl F. says:

    I Like girlymama on Facebook.

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    D SCHMIDT says:

    I would purchase some markers, crayons and paints for my children.

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    Kelly D says:

    I would buy notebooks and pencils.

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    Kelly D says:

    I like you on FB(Kelly D Saver)

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    Kelly D says:

    I Follow you on twitter(kellydinpa) and tweeted

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    I’d get a new memory card for my camera!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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    alaine says:

    I’d buy printer ink.

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    nicole says:

    i like you on facebook and want my own crayons!!!

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    Wild Orchid says:

    I would buy MARTHA STUART divider tabs.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Wild Orchid says:

    Follow and tweeted–

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    Wild Orchid says:

    I like you on FB — Wild Orchid
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:

    I would buy some school supplies for next semester!

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    Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:

    I liked girlymama on FB (Organicall You)

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    Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:
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    Jessica To says:

    I would get Sharpies and highlighters.

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    Jessica To says:

    I like GirlyMama on facebook.