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Old Navy Haul

Have you seen the Old Navy Sale!!! Well, they are up to 50% off spring style plus an additional 40% off  your purchase for the Family!!(of course exclusions apply) Since my kids grew like weeds over the winter it was Bella’s turn to pick out some new things for spring. Check out her picks below and check out the sale here!

(commission links)


Mighty by Nature Top

Ankle Stripe Leggings

Melon Tee

Coral Shorts

Palm Tree Tee

Denim Bermudas

Floral Dress

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Target Find Friday- Kids Edition: Rain Coats, Rain Boots, and Storage Bins

During my weekly run to target, I found some exciting stuff for the kids for #targetfindfriday. 

First up are some great deals on rain gear.  Even though it doesn’t seem like it, the snow will end soon. That means Spring, and the rain it brings, are right around the corner.  I’ll be picking up the kiddos new rain jackets and boots so they can make the most of it.  Click below to shop:

Shop rain coats

Shop rain boots

And before the weather turns and you want to spend all your time outside, finish up any projects to get organized. Pillowfort storage is perfect to organize all the kid’s stuff and it’s on sale!  Click here to shop the whole Pillowfort collection. My goal is to finish organizing the kid’s closets and play room and I’m loving these robe detail bins for my girl and grey felt ones for my boy. 

Have a great weekend!


Kidpik!! “Stylized Girls Outfits”

In an effort to help make our very busy Mom lives as easy as I can, I just have to introduce you all to an amazing subscription box for our girls. Who doesn’t love a good subscription box!?  The fun and suspense of seeing what’s inside! When we found Kidpik, a subscription box for girls sizes 4-16, we just HAD to try it. We have been subscribing to Kidpik now for about 3 years and absolutely love it!  It is so much fun for her to open and know that if she loves the items she can keep them and if she does not, well then, they can be returned with no obligation to anything.

First, let’s start with how Kidpik works:

When you go to the Kidpik site you set up an account.  You will need to enter things, such as, address, credit card info, when you would like to receive your picks.  You can receive them as little as once per year or as often as 1 per month! Then your daughter will get to set up her profile (this is the fun part).  She will be able to control telling Kidpik what her favorite colors are, rank how “sparkly” she is, choose from pre-set outfits what she likes the best, and also what stores she likes to shop at.  This helps them choose the picks for her boxes that fit her style.

It is very important to note that there is zero obligation to keep anything you receive in your box.  There are also no shipping fees to receive or return. You can keep everything, pick and choose what you want to keep , or send it all back!

In an average box you will receive on 7 items, that make about 4-5 outfits.  This may include dresses, skirts, pants, tops, shoes, accessories, and always a “Gift for you” that you can keep even if you send everything else back.

The box will arrive looking like this:

It will be addressed to your daughter.  It is sooooo exciting for Isabella when she comes home from school and sees this box at our door step!

When she opens the box everything is wrapped up beautifully and some items are in these amazing reusable drawstring bags (which I use when we travel for toiletries or shoes).

Isabella’s box came with a pair of coral Bermuda shorts, 2 tops, 1 skirt, 1 dress. pair of ADORABLE sandals, aviator sunglasses and her “gift” of super cool friendship bracelets (Or hair ties).  In the past the “gift” has been patches, pins, or even jewelry.

Her try on session! Needless to say she is keeping everything, again!!

Bella is just a little dramatic…..;)

Now for the details

The price points for this box ranged from $7.50 for the Aviator sunglasses to $27.50 for the Denim Fringe Dress.  A very important note is that if you keep everything you get 30% off the total purchase, and this is for every box.  So to keep this entire box will be $92.05.  We received 7 items so that is $13.15 per item, on average.

Another very important note is that if you do not want to keep all the items but, sometimes, it is less expensive to buy everything and get the 30% off.  You can donate the items you do not want to keep by paying for everything, sending back the item you do not want to keep in the pre-paid shipment bag and Kidpik will donate the items to girls in need. in the community around them.

From what I have seen so far in the 2 years we have been receiving boxes is that this company delivers quality clothing at a great value and cares about the community around them.

Oh!! One more very important note is that the actual boxes are great to reuse for abosultly anything.  Isabella uses them to store her dolls, shopkins, play school supplies……the options are endless!😁

Cheers to Kidpik!!


Baby Savings Days @Walmart

February is typically baby month in retail baby market. And Walmart is having their Baby Savings Days sale online till 2/28. So if you have a little one, are expecting, or need to find a great gift, you still have time to snag some great deals. There are so many great deals from gear, furniture, feeding products to toys – check them out!

And here are my top items that I loved for both of my kids:

Graco Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Carlen

Graco Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
$149.99 with Free 2 Day Shipping!
I am still using this car seat for my daughter. She just turned 4 and has been in this seat since I took her out of her infant seat. It truly is a convertible car seat. I started with her rear facing and more reclined. She is forward facing now and more upright. The fabric has held up great. All of the removable cushions work very well and come out easily as she has grown. The overall size of the seat is great because it’s large enough to be roomy and comfy for her, but doesn’t take up part of the middle seat in our Honda Pilot. So 3 people can still fit in the back seat. I also love the 2 cup holders. Not a total necessity but really comes in handy to hold snacks etc besides just cups.
Graco DuetSoothe Baby Swing and Rocker, Winslet

Graco DuetSoothe Baby Swing and Rocker
I’ll be honest. I did not make the right choice for my first swing that I purchased for my son. I picked a new brand and style out that focused more on a gliding motion vs a true swing and rocking motion. Bottom line, my son hated it! Cried every time I tried to put him in it. So I borrowed this swing from a friend and he love it! It gave me those extra moments of rest and peace and quiet to shower, do laundry, or just take a well needed break. It worked so well that I went out and purchased my own. When I had my daughter, she loved it as well. This is a very good gift as well and for less than $100 it’s a steal!
Graco Pack 'n Play On the Go Playard with Bassinet, Pasadena

Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard with Bassinet
In my opinion, a pack ‘n play is a necessity. I can’t tell you how many times I used it for both of my kids. When they were infants, I kept it set up downstairs for naps so I didn’t have to go back up the stairs too many times. As they got older I used it for naps if we were out and about at other houses. And it came in handy if we were ever away from home overnight. They are also great to have extras of if you need it at a grandparents or baby sitters house. I found that the basic model worked best. I never used any of the upgrades that came with the higher model I purchased. This one is perfect for what you need and it will last! Amazing steal!
Graco Affix Backless Booster Car Seat, Davenport

Graco Affix Backless Booster Car Seat
If you have a child who is ready to move up to a backless booster, this one is great. I picked up a few to have as extras for my son so I could keep them in our cars and with the grandparents. Very affordable and provide the right amount of height so the seatbelt hits appropriately on their chest and shoulders. Cup holder is a plus. It’s also lightweight enough that my son and put it in and out of the car himself and move it as needed to fasten himself in.
Brilliant Beginnings Neptune's Play Mat

Brilliant Beginnings Neptune’s Play Mat
A play mat is a new mom’s best friend! My children have spent hours with theirs as little ones (don’t worry, I mixed the time with tummy time too:) ). They are a life saver when your arms need a break. They provide those first play moments teaching them to focus on objects, reach and stretch their body, and start practicing rolling and trying to move to reach the toys. Great gift for yourself or someone else!
Bright Starts Walker with Activity Station - JuneBerry

Bright Starts Walker with Activity Station
When your baby gets to the stage when they can hold themselves up enough, it helps to have an extra place for them to sit and play where they can’t get into trouble. It allows you to have those extra moments to get things done, especially if you have other kids. I didn’t want to spend a ton of $ on extra items but needed something for my daughter to play in since she was ready to be on the go. This walker was perfect. She could take laps around the kitchen and dining room and I could keep an eye on her while doing other things. The price at less than $40 makes it even more perfect!
VTech Stroll & Discover Activity Walker

VTech Stroll & Discover Activity Walker
This is by far and away my kid’s favorite toy as older babies to little toddlers! This would be an amazing gift or to pick up yourself. My kids loved sitting in front of it playing on the buttons before they could stand or walk. Then as they started becoming more mobile, they pushed it all around the house! This toy was loved so much it even came on vacations with us! Definitely a winner!
Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Purple

Fisher-Price Corn Popper
If you are in the market for a cute shower gift, this is an oldie and a goodie. My kids have played with this from around 1 years till 4! At only $7 you can pick up another gift item as well that I’m sure the mom-to-be will love.

Happy baby shopping!

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Dreaming of Warmer Weather- Target find Friday

It’s Friday! I’ve been inspired this week by seeing lots of great vacation photos. So on my weekly Target run I rounded up some amazing finds for warmer weather for me and the kids!

This cover-up has an adorable applique on the front and is a nice lightweight cotton. Fit is slightly looser which will be nice in the heat. Loving the tropical floral print in this one piece swimsuit from a new Target line Kona Sol. I’ve found I am a one piece swim girl now that I’m chasing around the kids. I love how this style and print are on trend and provide me the coverage I need. The rose gold sandals are super comfortable! They will be so versatile this summer with shorts, dresses, and to the pool.
Pineapple Cover-Up
Tropical Flower One Piece Swimsuit
Rose Gold Sandals
Canvas Weekender Bag
I’m loving this large floral print in bold colors. The size is perfect for a weekend away or to bring all the essentials the kids need at the pool.
Straw Tote Bag- In Store Only
I love straw bags in the summer and this one is a great size to carry the essentials.

Stripe Cover-up
Lightweight cotton cover-up is perfect for the beach or pool.  And I’m loving the rose gold writing on the back.

I couldn’t resist these adorable finds for my girl! Yes, the hat will probably stay on for just one minute. And yes, I’ll end up carrying the bag instead of her. But they are just too cute!
Floppy Hat with Pom Poms
Pom Pom Tote Bag
Mommy and daughter rose gold sandals! What could be cuter?! I was already picking up the pair for me, so I quickly grabbed these when I saw them for my daughter. Hope she likes matching her mommy!
Girls rose gold sandals
Ladies rose gold sandals
I can never have enough pairs of sandals for my son so I picked up all 3 here. The Champion sandals will be perfect for the pool and beach since they are made out of rubber and can be washed off easily. I always like to have a nicer pair of sandals for my son to wear to dinners or bbqs so the Cat and Jack styles will work great.
Styles left to right:
Champion Blue Sandal – In Store Only
Khaki Sandal – In Store Only
Navy Striped Sandal
I always like to have sandals that can be easily rinsed off. Here are 3 great options that provide different looks for my daughter.
Styles left to right:
Purple Slide Sandal
Unicorn Flip Flop
Pink Sport Sandal

Happy shopping and dreaming of warmer weather!

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Best Gift for 10 Year Old Girls!(Or anyone really)

Ok! First of all I hope everyone out there had a great holiday!! I could not have imagined my Daughter’s reaction to the Fuji Instax Mini 9 camera. She actually cried with joy! I have never seen her have that reaction to a gift before and it was so sincere. I knew I had to let you all know about it!

Isabella literally proceeded to capture the entire day in photos. This camera prints mini instant picture just like the old Polaroid cameras from when I was a child. You can find all different “packages” available. The one Santa 😉 choose was the package pictured above with the camera, camera case, photo book, picture frames, different colored lenses, batteries, film and stickers. you can also just get the camera too, here. So cute! It also comes in many colors to choose from and all the accessories are available separately as well.

I would highly recommend this gift for any little girl (or boy) on your life!!

Making memories!!

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Winter Concert #OOTD

It’s that time of year when all the kids have Holiday/Winter Concerts!  Not sure if this has happened to anyone else, but I hate when I “missed” the flyer detailing what the dress code is for the concert and then find it 3 days before the concert…….  Yep, that’s what happened here!  To make things worse she does not have any of it in her wardrobe that fits……. This concert is calling for 2 outfits, a festive outfit for during the day concert for the other students and a black & white outfit for the evening concert for the parents.  Really!!  Why two different outfits??

Anyway, Target to the rescue!!  When can’t you count on Target?! Their Cat & Jack line for girls is everything!  I love that they are so fashion forward and also have an amazing basics area for leggings & tees. They also offer a great selection of socks and underwear.

So, as I said above, they really came through for us to be concert ready this week.  See Bella’s outfit choices below.

Shop these cat & Jack looks looks below

Outfit #1. Bella’s Festive Look

Red Santa Tee

Sequin Tutu Skirt

Red Tights

Santa/Elf Hat Headband

Outfit #2. Bella’s Black and White Look 

Lace Dress

Black Tights

Reindeer Headband

My experience with Cat & Jack has been nothing less than it is quality clothing at a great value for my kids.  Knowing that Target has this brand that I can rely on in a pinch is comforting to a busy mom on the go like myself!