I’m putting away my permanent marker for good!

Post in collaboration with Bright Star Kids

I’m a bit old school. Sure I have an iPhone and a blog but, at heart, I tend to do things the old fashioned way. I still read real books – I can’t quite get my head around e-readers yet – it just doesn’t feel the same as turning a real page in a real book.

I still like going into shops to peruse merchandise rather than hoping for the best and saying a prayer when buying online. Which is probably why I’ve only ever bought something off eBay once in my life – true story.

And, until recently, my permanent marker was my go-to tool for labelling my kids’ belongings. No fancy label maker for me – I insisted on doing it the old fashioned way.

But not anymore.

I have to admit, I’d seen the funky Bright Star Kids labels at various preschools and daycare centres over the years and thought to myself, “they look cool, I should order some for my kids.”

Yet, I’d invariably forget and would be forced instead to use my permanent marker to label drink bottles, lunchboxes, bags, clothes and shoes at the beginning of every school year. Unfortunately for most of these items, the permanent marker isn’t so permanent….who knew?

Luckily for me, Brights Star Kids approached me to review one of their label packs so no more forgetting to order and no more messing around with (not very) permanent markers for me! I selected the Preschool and Daycare Pack for review so I could test the labels on the most challenging child in the house – Delilah.

preschool-labels-kit Bright Star Kids

This pack contains 170 individualised labels:

  • 10 large stick on labels
  • 30 small stick on labels
  • 80 tiny pencil labels
  • 30 iron on clothing tag labels
  • 10 pairs feet shoe labels &
  • 10 pairs clear shoe covers

So far, the labels I received from Bright Star Kids have stuck tight. I’m especially happy with the ones on Delilah’s lunch box and drink bottle, the two items where permanent marker just never cut it for long. So far, the labels have remained in place and intact, even after multiple trips through the dishwasher.

Bright Star Kids stickers -  www.myhometruths.com

Ordering online was straightforward and allowed you to customise the labels with ease. You can select a font, colour and icon to go with your child’s name which means there are hundreds of possible combinations to reflect the individuality of your child.

Sample preschool & daycare pack - Bright Star Kids (www.myhometruths.com)

BTW I picked out purple for Delilah’s labels, with a crown, just like a princess. I know just what she likes 🙂

But labels are only the tip of the iceberg. Bright Star Kids also specialise in wall art, personalised clothes, bags and accessories for kids. I have to say I particularly love the brights colours and funky themes of the wall art stickers – they would be a perfect addition to a nursery or younger child’s room. Pity my kids are growing out of that stage now…

Bright Star Kids wall-art-banner_1

I suspect I’m very late to the party when it comes to kids’ labels but I can definitely see the benefits over the old permanent marker. Which in the end isn’t actually permanent. So it looks like I’m putting away the permanent marker for good.

If you want to find out more about Bright Star Kids and their great range of products, check out the following links:







Bright Star Kids have been kind enough to provide a $50 voucher to use in their online store for one lucky My Home Truths reader. All you have to do to be in the running is to leave a comment sharing the oddest item you have ever had to label. I’ve got nothing myself (I’ve already established that labelling is not my forte) but I’m hoping that someone out there will have a funny tale to tell that could win them the prize.

The winner will be selected based on originality and creativity and the judge’s decision (me) will be final. Giveaway is open to Australian residents only and entries will be accepted up until 6pm AEST next Friday July 24 2015. The lucky winner will be announced on the blog on Monday July 27.

After you leave a comment make sure you take the time to like the Bright Star Kids facebook page as well as the My Home Truths page – hey I’ve just passed 800 likers so I’d love to edge closer to 1000 by the end of the year 🙂

Got it? Cool and good luck!

Linking up with Grace and Ann for another chilly winter’s day x

Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post however I did receive a complimentary Preschool and Daycare Label Pack for review valued at RRP $44.95. My experiences, views and opinions are all 100% my own.

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51 Responses

  1. Mary Preston says:

    I have actually labelled bananas. When my son went to Kindie all of the fruit would go into a communal bowl – to be cut up and distributed at morning tea. My son was having none of that nonsense. He wanted HIS banana thank you.

  2. Ali says:

    I love these, I must admit to being a permeant marker mum but these are much nicer. popping over from #reviewroundup
    Ali recently posted..A Pipity Activity Case Review & Giveaway

    • Kirsty says:

      You know I have been a permanent marker mum forever but these labels have converted me. Since putting them on my daughter’s preschool items, I haven’t had to bring out the marker at all – they really are very effective and look much nicer too!

  3. I love labels but I do use permanent marker on the school jumpers as labels don’t seem to stay on and I cant be stuffed sewing labels on. That reminds me I should do a re-mark this weekend. I love a label for lunch boxes and drink bottles as we live in a sea of pink plastic here so labels are essential. These ones look great. Bron x
    Bron from Flat Bum Mum recently posted..Feature Friday Baby Pics App Review. + Link up

    • Kirsty says:

      Sea of pink and purple here too for my girls. Thank goodness they have different styles of lunchbox and drink bottles but the labels have been so useful for preschool. Love them.

  4. Lisa says:

    I have had to label my stack of post it notes at work. Staplers, I get, they are a hot commodity. But post it notes? Must be an office stationery addict out there 🙂
    Lisa recently posted..Conversations with my toddler

  5. Irena says:

    My daughter, who is five, likes to put her name (label) on everything… she even puts her labels on her brothers toys and says that’s hers now!!

  6. lindade says:

    I have actually labelled the little legs of Lego men!! yep two boys that constantly fight over who owns which man.
    A grandmother who thinks its a good idea to give them all the same gift/toy. which leads me to labeling everything before the war breaks out

  7. Lydia A says:

    I bought my Husband a t-shirt, which says If found drunk and or lost please return to Name:, Address, Telephone. He is in his 30’s so is a pretty old thing to be labled

  8. I’d love to know how sticky these are. I bought my first ever pack of labels like these from a different company and they are rubbish.
    Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages recently posted..Friday Favourite: Inked in Colour

    • Kirsty says:

      They are sticky so far for me Malinda – my daughter’s lunchbox and water bottle stickers are still stuck tight and have not been damaged by multiple washes since I started using them. I can definitely recommend these labels x

  9. Di says:

    A friends daughter’s basketball. Item itself not that odd, but her name on the ball made it oddly amusing ‘A. Ball’

  10. Sally Baker says:

    I once labelled a chair when I was in High school, there was a particular chair that was more comfortable than the others! It worked! It was MY chair lol

    • Kirsty says:

      I had a labelled chair in my office – very necessary as I’m a short-arse and it was just right for my little legs!

  11. karina l says:

    A hair clip. So she wouldn’t lose it at daycare!

  12. Kasey E says:

    I’m a major labeller especially when it comes to school essentials but the oddest thing I’ve had to label was my daughters favourite BIG rubber, it’s oddly shaped & to me looks like a mans penis it seriously does all it needs is two marbles lol

  13. Rhianna says:

    Oh I can’t think of anything unusual that I have had to label. I do desperately want to win though as my permanent marker has been anything but permanent.
    Rhianna recently posted..Thankful Thursday – Fun and Friendship

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m never using a permanent marker again – they really are no good when it comes to labelling anything really…

  14. Trish says:

    Not me but my friend with VERY identical twins – she put different colour nailpolish on their toenails – the nails grew and Daddy cut them off one day .
    Lucky Mum remembered which one had a bit of nappy rash.
    Trish recently posted..I’m going to Boot Camp ~ with Operation Move it Giveaway

  15. I labelled my hubby once. Well all of his clothing with “property of Raychael”. We had only just started dating and moved in together and he was heading off overseas skiing. I did it more as a bit of a joke than anything else. As he is colour blind, I hand stitched labels on the backs of all his shirts in a very similar colour so he wouldn’t notice. Too funny.
    Raych aka Mystery Case recently posted..Self Neglect | Moving on up with Business Mamas

  16. Rebekah Ballingall says:

    My mum used to label the fruit and vegetables with days of the week so that we knew as kids what was for tea that night

  17. Grace says:

    The twinions are starting school next year so I need to start thinking about labelling. I just know things are going to get lost all the time!
    Grace recently posted..FYBF – Mah sistah from another mistah

    • Kirsty says:

      Unfortunately even labelling things is no guarantee of getting everything back each day. Gilbert’s lost hat is a case in point – I’m going to have to buy yet another one now! #boys

  18. Crystal Donohue says:

    I have had to label my work phone that kept being taken to another person’s desk, they finally got the hint with my name on it!

  19. Michelle says:

    It feels wrong to label socks.

  20. Ange says:

    I labelled my pen so people would stop stealing them

  21. Olivia says:

    Phone charger. People always forget to give it back!

  22. Maria Stringer says:

    Label toothbrushes! So little miss and mister didn’t use the wrong one!!!

  23. sapna says:

    I regularly have to label my kids toothbrushes because they always choose to buy the same toothbrushes to show that they love each other.

  24. Karen Edwards says:

    what great labels we love to label everything 😉 I sent my kettle with hubby to work one day as his died so I labeled it so he’d bring it home lol

  25. Elise says:

    I’ve labelled my personal label maker! I have a little label maker that prints out bland white stickers that we I use at work on the office equipment, but Its my personal labeller. It kept walkabouts so in the end I had to stick one of my kids brightly coloured purple family name stickers on it so I could stake my claim a little easier.

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