It's suddenly feeling like fall here in Seattle, what with the weather cooling off and my son heading back to school on Monday! I think we're pretty much ready for the new school year- supplies have been purchased, clothes are ready, class has been visited and paperwork is filled out. And I'm stocked up on coffee, ready to caffeinate myself for the busy days ahead! My coffee supply is thanks to Eight O'Clock Coffee. This is a coffee that I hadn't tried before, but I'm really enjoying it. It's a nice coffee for mornings- not too bold and definitely delicious.
Eight O'Clock coffee sent me not only the coffee, but also some tips for surviving the back-to-school craziness. I wanted to share those with you here- be sure to keep reading at the end to see my giveaway!
TIP 1: Become Your Own Brewista – Save time, money and gas this back-to-school season by brewing your morning coffee at home. You can even set your coffee maker’s timer the night before to wake up to great-smelling Eight O’Clock Coffee.
TIP 2: Preplan Lunch – A few days before school starts, sit down with your kids and create a grocery list of healthy snacks and lunches they would like for school. Rotate each of their selections throughout the week. Make Tuesday “Turkey Tuesday” or Wednesday “Wrap Wednesday” – adding variety to keep lunch exciting. When possible, pack their lunch the night before to reduce stress in the morning.
TIP 3: Assemble Weekly Wardrobes – Every Sunday check the upcoming weekly weather forecast with your kids. Then, have them pick out five outfits for the upcoming school week. Hang them in daily order in their closet to avoid the inevitable, “Mom, I can’t find my favorite blue shirt!”
TIP 4: Be Prepared for School Projects – Avoid late night rushing around to complete school projects by having art supplies on hand. Create an arts and craft bin that includes more than just crayons and colored paper. Collect items like pipe cleaners, stickers, figurines, beads – even coffee beans – and other creative finds, and put the fun back in school projects.
Eight O'Clock Coffee has also generously agreed to let me give away a morning survival pack to one of you (open to US mailing addresses only). The pack contains a drawstring bag, travel mug and two bags of Eight O'Clock coffee!
Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Just let me know why you need a morning survival pack!
Extra entries (must be done for mandatory entry to count):
1. Publicly follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways. Please leave a separate comment for each!
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: @gabreviews is giving away a morning survival pack from @8OClockCoffee! Visit http://bit.ly/qUMZGC to enter #giveaway
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Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on October 1, 2011. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received the prize pack pictured above, as well as the opportunity to give another pack away to one of you. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.