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Monday, September 1, 2014

Get Your Back to School Clothing from French Toast!

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


Does your child have to wear uniforms for school? Or maybe you are just looking for some really cute dressier clothes for their school pictures, concerts, or special events!

Then let me recommend French Toast, the leading school uniform brand in the country! For just $125, parents can buy one year's worth of school uniforms.

I received some really cute and functional items for my two children from French Toast - they are perfect for the upcoming school year AND around the house!

Girls Hooded Sweatshirt


Soft and cozy for those chilly days, our hoodie is cute and sporty with its attached hood and ruching on the front. Knit detailing on the cuffs, pockets and bottom. Full zip. Cotton blend. Imported. Machine wash.


This is one of the cutest sweatshirts I have ever seen for a girl! I love the cute buttons and it has a hidden zipper for easy on and off! My daughter also LOVES the pockets and I love the hood and really comfy material for keeping her warm this winter!

Girls Fleece Pant


So comfortable she will want to wear it everyday, and styled just right so she can, our fleece pant is perfect for class or for gym. Adujstabtle drawstring waist, easy squared off pockets and full flared leg, make this her go to pant. Cotton blend with Wrinkle No More fabric. Imported. Machine wash.


These pants are so cute for any little girl! From the ruched pockets to the little flare at the bottom, these pants are so cute AND comfy! I love the thick, soft material and this outfit makes me want to cuddle my daughter all day!


Mocked Layered Pique Polo in Blue




This soft "baby pique" polo features a mock tee shirt that is visible just above the placket and below each sleeve. With a flat knit collar and single jersey fabric it's both comfortable and fashionable! Cotton blend. Imported. Machine wash.


My son looks so old and handsome in this shirt! He is definitely ready for school in this shirt (or church, special occasion or even around the house!). It is really comfortable and I love the built in undershirt!

These clothes all fit my children great, are really comfortable material and great for any school uniform code or just around the house too! Plus, they all come in several great colors!

Buy It: You can purchase all French Toast Clothing from the French Toast website.

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* Thank you to French Toast for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Friday, August 29, 2014

Head into Fall with LightInTheBox.com!

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The weather is starting to cool down and school is starting...you know what that means??? Fall is on its ways! Fall means fallling leaves, cool weather, and pulling out the coats. I love a cute coat with a cute outfit and so I can say I am excited for Fall for the fashion!

As Summer ends and Fall arrives, look to LightInTheBox.com, the chic within reach online retailer that has some great items to get your ready for Fall!

LightInTheBox.com has everything from clothing and accessories to electronics and toys— making it the one stop shop for every mom's back-to-school shopping and Fall wardrobe!


I received the Women's European Style Trench Coat in Royal Blue from LightInTheBox.com and I am loving it and can't wait until it is cool enough out to wear it out on the town!


This coat is great for casual wear or for wearing to a party! It is Trench Coat style with a medium thickness and a stretchy elasticity! This trench coat is unique and different than any I have seen or own! It is the perfect addition to any Fall and Winter wardrobe!


I love the fun details with the side zipper and the blue color is so pretty! But MAKE SURE you order a size or two larger than your normal size because this coat definitely runs small!



Additional HUGE savings are also available in their Flash Sale section where they add new sales every day—you won’t believe the selection & pricing!

Buy It: You can purchase the Women's European Style Trench Coat on sale for $32.99 from LightInTheBox.com


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* Thank you to LightInTheBox.com for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Great Back to School Tips & Snacks from KIND Snacks!

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Today, I bring you another great snack idea for your child's lunch box this school year: KIND Snacks!

KIND Snacks are a brand of delicious, all natural, foods made from ingredients you can see & pronounce®. With their lines of snack bars, KIND Fruit & Nut®, KIND PLUS™, and KIND Nuts & Spices, as well as their line of 100% Whole Grain granola, KIND Healthy Grains™, they have quickly become one the fastest growing brands in the natural foods space. Beyond crafting award winning foods, they aim to make the world a little kinder through the KIND Movement, which has inspired hundreds of thousands of unexpected acts of kindness around the world.


I absolutely LOVE their KIND Bars for snacks on the go and for school lunches!

KIND Bars are made with tasty ingredients you can see & pronounce, like nuts, fruits, honey and spices. Mysteries belong in novels, not in your food.

I also tried their Healthy Grains Clusters for the first time!

KIND Healthy Grains Clusters are delicious blends of nature's best ingredients including five super grains that are rich in nutrients, making them the perfect snack for your healthy lifestyle.

Always gluten free and non GMO. It tasted great in Greek Yogurt and I loved eating it as a snack for sustained energy throughout the day!

Check out these great tips from KIND Snacks as you start the upcoming school year craziness!

Breakfast Checklist: 

If your kids are in too much of a rush for breakfast, their school performance could suffer. This study found that kids who eat breakfast miss less school, average higher math scores, and 20% are even more likely to graduate! Easy, quick and nutritionally dense options are best to ensure they can at least grab breakfast as they run out the door in the morning. Make sure you check off protein, fiber, and healthy fats for this meal for energy and brain power.

Pack a Snack: 

Packing healthy options is the best way to help your kids avoid all the unhealthy choices lurking around their school. Between vending machines, bake sales, candy fund raisers and the snacks in the lunch line, who knows what they’re eating throughout the day! If they keep some healthy snacks in their locker or school bag, they’re less likely to fall prey to all these temptations, and they’ll be getting the brain food they really need.

Lunch Punch: 

Did you know that in school lunch lines, pizza and french fries are considered vegetables? It might be the safest option to pack a school lunch to ensure your kids are getting the real vegetables they need, as well as fruits, proteins and whole grains. Make it interesting with some bold flavors to ensure they actually eat what you pack!

Parent’s Lunch Crunch: 

Don’t forget mom or dad! During back to school it can be all too easy for parents to forget about taking care of themselves when they’re taking care of their kids. When you’re in a time crunch, make sure you too have easily accessible, healthy foods to snack on and reach for when it’s lunch time. Maybe pack your own lunch at the same time you pack for your kids so you can ensure a healthy meal is ready when you are!

Buy It: You can purchase all KIND Healthy Snacks from the KIND online store.

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* Thank you to KIND Snacks for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mom's Morning Essentials from CVS/pharmacy & Giveaway

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From getting the kids ready in the morning to heading off to work, Moms can definitely have some busy mornings, and it’s important that they have all the essentials they need!

With Gold Emblem, a snack line exclusively available at CVS/pharmacy, Moms can pick through a variety of products like coffee or tea, coffee creamer, cereal and granola bars. The line is available at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide, and offers a variety of affordable snacks that don’t sacrifice taste!

I love the “Mom’s Morning Essentials” items I received from CVS/pharmacy. With a new baby in the house, I can definitely tell you it has come in handy..not just for me but my husband too!


The items include:

· CVS Gold Emblem Coffee Creamer Original
· CVS Gold Emblem Select Breakfast Blend Single Serve Cups, Light Roast
· CVS Gold Emblem Select French Roast Single Serve Cups, Dark Roast
· CVS Gold Emblem Select French Roast, Dark Roast
· CVS Gold Emblem Select Toasted Hazelnut Coffee, Light Roast
· Gold Emblem Red Berries Cereal


We definitely have some favorites from this pack: the CVS Gold Emblem Select Breakfast Blend Single Serve Cups, Light Roast and CVS Gold Emblem Select French Roast Single Serve Cups, Dark Roast were definitely my favorite because they are so easy to pop in my Keurig and get a steaming, hot cup of coffee when I need it!

My husband stole from my pack and loved the canned Mocha Lattes for taking to work and getting an energy boost.

CVS/pharmacy has a great selection of products...especially for this mama of a new baby and two others under 5.

Buy It: You can purchase all CVS/pharmacy products from your local CVS/pharmacy stores.

Win It: CVS/pharamcy is generously offering (1) Mom’s Morning Essentials prize pack to a lucky winner!

Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Mom's Morning Essentials Gold Emblem Prize Pack 
from CVS/pharmacy



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* Thank you to CVS/pharmacy for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

#LeapTV Pre-Sale Period Is Almost Here!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you missed my post last week, then I am excited to remind you again about the upcoming LeapTV!

The LeapTV video game system gets kids into the action while teaching core skills across reading, mathematics, science and problem solving. LeapTV provides access to LeapFrog’s Learning Library of more than 100 game cartridges, game downloads and videos all designed or approved by LeapFrog’s team of gaming and learning experts.

Check out more about LeapTV here and/or watch it below:



LeapFrog is one of my favorite toy brands and definitely one of my children's favorites too! Every LeapFrog toy we own, they use and play with on a regular basis and NEVER get tired of...unlike most of their other toys! So I KNOW LeapTV is going to be good!

Stay tuned because the pre-sale is COMING SOON! LeapTV's pre-sale arrives on September 2nd.


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