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Back to School Bazaar

It’s that time of year again for new backpacks and lunch bags as we head Back to School! Here’s a collection of some great indie finds in this month’s Bazaar. Lunch Kit This nicely designed set has everything you need for stylish lunches on the go: a set of reuseable utensils, five cloth napkins, and […]

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Back to School: Pinwheel Pencil Place Card

By Kami Bigler Celebrate Back To School with your family with a special night-before-dinner with these sweet pencil pinwheels as place cards on each plate. A new pencil will act as the handle of the pinwheel. Although these pinwheels are more for looks than function, they will make your special dinner all about the new […]

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How-To: Repair an Old Backpack

As consumers, we can change that pattern. Instead of buying something new for back to school, try mending, renewing, and repairing something. My old backpack was almost worthless. The zipper was broken, the clips were broken, and it was filthy. Instead of replacing it, I set to work fixing it up. It is a very rewarding process, proving that a little elbow grease beats spending hard-earned dollars.

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