Monthly Archives: July 2016

It’s Back to School with Vera Bradley!

The number one back to school essential is the backpack!  And Vera Bradley backpacks have great organization inside with a stylish fun pattern on the outside. What backpack is right for you?

Let’s look at some of the top selling backpacks!

vera backpack 17 2Campus Tech Backpack – this backpack has some great  updates including a new laptop compartment to store your electronics, a trolley sleeve for easier carrying over rolling luggage and even more pockets than before! There are pockets throughout this backpack for every essential that you want to organize inside.

vera backpack 17 3Lighten Up Grande Backpack – this backpack also features a padded laptop compartment and trolley sleeve. It has the added benefit of a chest strap to help even out the weight of the backpack. The material of this backpack is lightweight and water-resistant. Perfect for carrying your heavy loads back and forth to school!

vera backpack 17 1Drawstring Backpack – this backpack is laptop friendly enabling you to slide your electronic device right inside the bag. It has a ton of pockets with a drawstring at the top that gives you more room when you need it and allows you to cinch it on days when your load is lighter. The Drawstring Backpack is available in both the quilted material and the lighten-up material that is water resistant. It would be a great backpack to take back and forth to the gym!

vera agenda 2017 lilacWe also have all your back-to-school essentials to keep you organized and on track this school year. The Vera Bradley agenda is always popular and available in two formats – an agenda and student agenda. The 17-month agenda features monthly and weekly spreads, laminated tabs, stickers and room for notes. You’ll also find inspiring pops of color throughout.

vera lunch bunch nomadic floralAdd color when you have to “brown bag” it with your lunch. Vera Bradley lunch totes fit most frozen meals and have a plastic liner for easy clean-up.  The ID window helps set your bag apart from the rest. You’ll never go back to a boring lunch bag again!

We can check off many of the items on your back-to-school list with Vera Bradley binders, file folders, gel pens, pencil cases, ID holders and lanyards! Stop by and let us help you get ready for school… in color!

Staff’s Picks – Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments

It’s that time of the year! The first look of Hallmark’s Keepsake Ornaments for 2016! Hallmark never disappoints with their beautiful ornaments that capture a variety of sentiments! From Baby’s 1st Christmas to new home to friendships, family and fun – there’s a perfect ornament for everyone!

Our staff has a few favorites!

ornament 16 terryTeri loves the magic cord ornaments and is working on her third ornament for her magic cord collection. Her favorite ornament this year is “Winter Wonderland”. She loves the detail of this ornament & how all the magic cord ornaments brighten up her tree!


ornament 16.maggieMaggie’s favorite ornament is the “Beautiful Birdhouse”. She thinks it is a beautiful ornament and just by looking at it, she can feel the joy of Christmas. Maggie loves winter and this ornament reminds her of a snowy, wintery scene. It’s a first in series ornament and she thinks it would be fun to start her first series ornament collection with this ornament.

ornament 16 mindyMindy’s favorite Keepsake ornament is one of the new miniature ornaments. She loves “A Tasty Treat”. This is also a first in series ornament. Everyone at Mindy’s house loves penguins and she thinks this would be the perfect series to start for her son.


ornament 16 beccaBecca loves the “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” ornament. Becca and her Mom always sing this song together when it comes on the radio during the holidays. She says she cherishes special moments with her family. She has already purchased this ornament to give to her Mom as a Christmas gift but ssshhhh, don’t tell her Mom. It’s a surprise!

ornament 16 baileyBailey’s favorite Keepsake ornament is “Moo-ey Christmas”. She really likes the cow on this ornament and thinks it’s super cute that the cow is reading a book to the chickens!


ornament 16 brianna 2Brianna’s favorite ornament is “Ama La Vida”. She likes this ornament because she feels life is precious and we should appreciate everything in our lives because life is too short. She also has a real passion for the Hispanic culture and loves that this ornament is part of the Sinceramente collection.

ornament 16 abbyAbby loves the “All Things are Possible” Keepsake ornament. The ornament says “Faith Makes All Things Possible” and she completely agrees with this sentiment. She thinks the ornament is simple yet meaningful at the same time. The message that it portrays is what she loves most about this ornament.

ornament 16 alyssa 2Alyssa’s favorite ornament is “Forever Remembered”. It reminds her that her Grandma and Aunt, who have passed away, are still here with her during the holiday season.

What’s your favorite Keepsake ornament? Stop by the store and let us know!

And don’t forget that Ornament Premiere is Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10.