Three School Essentials that Make a Statement

By PBK Editors

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Instagram images from @crystalablackledge and @bizbash

Are your little ones geared up for the new school year? Make sure they have all their essentials with three of our print-perfect favorites.

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Start the school year right with a backpack made just for them. From functional styles and the perfect fit to their favorite color or print, find the pack that will help them stay organized.

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Eat right with a healthy meal and a lunch bag that fits everything from sandwiches to snacks. Explore our lunch bag feature to get recipe ideas and learn more about what fits best in each style.

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Keep meals fresh with our food storage and let your little ones make a statement with a colorful water bottle. Want to add an extra-special touch? Download our lunch notes and leave a little surprise for your kids in their lunch bag!

Shop all of our back-to-school essentials and fall favorites at potterybarnkids.com. Are you on Instagram? Tag your PBK photos with #lovemypbk for a chance to get re-grammed or featured on our blog!

Trend Spotting: Get in the Game!

By PBK Editors

Did you know that today is National Sports Day? For little ones who love all things athletic, we’ve rounded up three easy updates that bring the big game right to their room.

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1. Add a comfy, sport-inspired Anywhere Chair to create a special spot for kids to read or relax after practice. Top the bed with an oversized pillow that celebrates their favorite sport – and add a few monograms to make the space their own.

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2. Create a display space for posting action shots or schedules of practices and games.  Our modular Stanton Wall System lets you easily arrange and re-arrange anywhere kids work or play.

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3. Our locker-inspired Ryder Dresser makes it easy to display your little one’s trophies and awards to keep the inspiration going for the next big game.  With a cool, sport look, it features numbered drawers that suggest orderly organization.

Rank up the points with your kids by shopping the rest of our Sport Bunks Room to get the entire look!

A DIY Paper Camping Trip

By Joel Henriques

Written by Joel Henriques of Made by Joel for Building Blocks.

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I loved camping when I was a kid – the clean smell of the woods, the quiet, and the roasting of marshmallows over a fire. Most of the time, I went with my grandpa and a friend or two from school. We had a rather old tent, as opposed to a trailer, but it was so much fun. I wanted to create this scene from my childhood out of paper so that my kids could take part in the same experience.

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Download my paper campsite printable and start adventuring with your kids! I hope this set gives you and your family a little taste of the great outdoors.

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Happy summer, everyone!

Color of the Month: Veiled Violet

By PBK Editors

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Get swept away in whimsical lavender with Sherwin-Williams Veiled Violet SW 6268 — a color that’s perfect for your little one’s walls.  Here are five ways to complement this beautiful shade:

1. To give your room a point of focus, add the Hayleigh Gold Chandelier featuring hundreds of glass crystals.

2. Give the bed flower power with this eye-catching design.  Our Flower Pillows offer plenty of texture and fluff to a bed.

3. Remind your little ones that they’re loved with our Heart Linen Canvas Nursery Art.

4. The Cora Duvet Cover allows you and your little one to cozy up beneath fanciful watercolor peacocks.

5. The beautiful scalloped Lorelei Beaded Side Table is convenient for storing your book and other bedside items.

Start decorating with inspiration from our Design Studio, and visit our Design Services page for a special $15 offer from Sherwin-Williams.

A Camping Treat: the Summertime S’more

By Megan Bailey

Written by Megan Bailey of Sweet Little Peanut for Building Blocks.

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During summer, we love to go on family hikes and little camping trips. Whether it’s an evening hike plus a picnic or actual overnight camping, there’s one thing we always love: camping food!

Today, we’re sharing a different take on the classic s’more that includes caramel, summer peaches and – of course – roasted marshmallows. This delicious, sweet-and-salty treat is perfect to make on a camping trip – or even a campout in your backyard!

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Summertime Peach S’mores

What You Need:

  • Peaches, halved
  • Caramel syrup
  • Sea salt
  • Marshmallows
  • Tinfoil

Step 1: Halve the peaches and remove the pits.

Step 2: Place a peach half in the middle of a tinfoil sheet. Pour caramel syrup over the top of the peach, and finish with a sprinkle of sea salt to taste.

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Step 3: Fold the tinfoil over the peach to make a sealed pouch. Place over the fire for about 10-12 minutes, or until soft and warm.

Step 4: Meanwhile, have fun roasting the marshmallows!

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Step 5: Pull the peach pouches off the fire and carefully open the tinfoil.

Step 6: Top the caramel peach with a roasted marshmallow.

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Enjoy – we know this recipe will be an instant family-camping favorite!

A Kid-Friendly Favorite With a Healthy Twist

By PBK Editors

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Forget the boring PB&J, we’re all about these healthy Banana Jam Sandwiches from Sam Talbot (featured on Epicurious). Whether you’re packing a nutritious lunch for back-to-school or preparing a snack time bite, these delicious sandwiches will be a hit with your little ones.

Looking for more great recipe ideas? Visit Design Studio to get inspired.