Barbara's Beat: Win a $212 Back to School prize package 7/28

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Win a $212 Back to School prize package 7/28

Welcome to the Back To School Giveaway - Week 1

We're in the heat of the summer and the last thing kids want to think about is school. But, we can't wait until the last minute to shop for everything they'll need, so it's time to start now. 

Heading back to school is a time of excitement and new beginnings. It can also be a very stressful time with all the clothes, backpacks and supplies we need to buy for our kids.

We've partnered with some great companies to help with that stress, even if just a little! Read on to learn a little more about each great sponsor and enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter below.

Mighty Nest - Mighty Nest certainly lives up to it's motto "Better Living Made Easy". The products they sell have been screened and are free of known toxins such as: BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead and other heavy metals, melamine, chemical flame retardants, parabens and other harsh chemicals. They screen each manufacturer to find out about the ingredients, safety procedures and manufacturing practices in each product. Plus, they make it easy to shop for these great products all in one place.

At Might Nest, you'll find everything from dishware and kitchen utensils to lunch gear and toys for kids. You can find out more about Mighty Nest by reading the review of the Alexander the Robot Backpack at A Spectacled Owl. Winner will be able to choose a Beatrix bag of their own.

Naartjie Kids - Known for it's colorful, playful, active clothing, Naartjie (pronounced nar chee), has been a fun clothing store for kids in sizes 0-10 since 1992. In mid-August, they will be expanding their line of clothing for the tween/teen crowd. Then, Naartjie will have clothes up to a size 16.

You can find out more about Naartjie Kids and see all the great clothes that Tara at A Spectacled Owl bought her son HERE. Winner will receive a $50 Naartjie Kids Gift Card!

ECOlunchbox - Founded by Sandra Harris, ECOlunchbox was started when she realized how much waste was being made by making her kids their lunches for school. She turned to Bento boxes but realized they weren't durable, and plastic wasn't safe to use. The ECOlunchboxes are free of plastic, waste, BPA, PVC, petroleum and vinyl.

You can find out more about ECOlunchbox and see A Spectacled Owl's review HERE. Winner will receive a ECOlunchbox Solo Cube, set of 2 ECO napkins, and an ECOstainless Spork.

Susabelle Boutique - Home goods, stationery, personal care, jewelry and baby gifts - Susabelle Boutique has it all and most of the products they carry are Made in the USA!

Find out more about Susabelle Boutique by reading A Spectacled Owl's review. Winner will receive a prize pack of school supplies like the ones featured in the review.  

Order Out of Chaos - Started by Leslie, a mom whose son has ADHD, Order Out of Chaos brings professional organizing help to people (individuals, families, and small businesses) that really need it! Realizing that great organization skills doesn't just come naturally for everyone, Leslie LISTENS to the client and knows that what works for one person, might not work for another.

Learn more about Order Out of Chaos and the Academic Planner that our winner will win in Tara's review.

Back To School Giveaway Event
  • 1 Winner will receive a backpack from Mighty Nest, $50 GC to Naartjie Kids, 1 Solo Cube with cloth napkins and spork from ECOlunchbox, a prize pack of school supplies from Susabelle Boutique and 1 Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner
  • Open to US
  • Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via
  • Giveaway ends July 28 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Winner will be notified through email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before new winner is chosen.
  • Must be 18 Years or Older to Enter Rafflecopter.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to email
  • Good Luck!
Disclosure: Barbara's Beat did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by sponsor.

If you are a business that would like to see your products featured in a similar type of event & wants to increase your social media exposure, please contact Tara at to see how we can help!

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Angela Zimba said...

Groovy Guitar Reusable Snack/Sandwich Bag

Laura Smith said...

Naartjie Kids Pinterest account s/b:

Terrie Swanson said...

I love the glass dot straws and the circus sandwich bags.

Terrie Swanson said...

I loved the Vintage French Rooster Art, Poulet Cog Francais, Kitchen Wall Decor. My kitchen has the rooster theme so this wall art would be perfect.

Terrie Swanson said...

I learned that there's a product that I could refer to parents of the children I teach if the need exists. A time management program is something I think would really work for some of the children in my class.

Terrie Swanson said...

I would love to have the Eco Dipper Snack Containers cause we are always trying to dip our food and it would be convenient to have it all together.