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Kids’ Valentine’s Day Outfits

Valentine’s Day is basically here! But if you hurry, you can still get adorable outfits from Target in time for the special day. Here are my cuties previewing their outfits for Thursday.

Violette’s shirt is sold out, but the leggings are still available in most sizes and they have other adorable tops and dresses you could pair with the leggings.

Heart Leggings

Mason’s t-shirt is still available as well in most sizes.

Heart Graphic Tee

Click here to see all of the sweet looks!


Valentine’s Treats for the Classroom

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!

My kids love giving out small (non-food) treats to their friends at school. But with two classrooms, each with over 20 kids, the cost of small gifts can add up quickly. That’s why I was so excited to see that Oriental Trading Company has Valentines Gifts ON SALE and is offering FREE SHIPPING to 2 days!

Here are the items in my cart that I’m picking up for my son’s 1st grade class and my daughter’s pre-k class. The prices are so good, I’m spending less than $1.50 per friend!

Mini Heart Stress Toys
Mini Heart Stress Toys
Valentine Mini Flashlights On A Rope
Valentine Mini Flashlight
Valentine Character Ruler Bookmarks
Valentine Character Bookmarks

and cute little bags to put the goodies in:

Geometric Heart Plastic Goody Bags
Geometric Heart Goody Bags

Here is the link to the full Valentine’s Day Sale Shop to pick out treats for your kid’s classrooms. Don’t forget to act fast so you can get the free shipping!


Target Finds Friday: Swimwear for the kids- at a great value

In the middle of winter it’s hard to imagine that summer, and bathing suit season, are right around the corner! 

And every year I procrastinate looking for swimwear for the kids since I figure we have so much time. But this year the kids started swim lessons this month. That helped get me on the ball to realize last years suits barely fit and it was time to place an order.

So where did I start? Target of course.

They just launched a full line of swimwear for both boys and girls and still have plenty of sizes stocked.

I can’t rave enough about these suits. They are my go to each year. 

The fit is great. They offer different silhouettes for girls which help when different cuts will fit my daughter better than others. My son is on the tall and skinny side and these board shorts stay up great even when he’s jumping off the diving board.

Quality and value is top notch. I wash them in garment bags in the washer and air dry. They hold up all season. The kids out grow them before the suits start to look too worn. 

So overall, I recommend you get ahead and stock up for the summer or maybe you have a vacation planned this Spring. Either way, the kids will look adorable and you’ll know you got a great value!

Here are their favorite looks from last summer and their picks for this year:

Violette and Mason last summer in Ocean City

Top picks for Violette this year

Bought this one again this year with a matching cover-up and they came out with a 2nd print option. So adorable!

Floral Skirt One Piece Swimsuit
Tassel Woven Cover-Up
Rainbow Print One Piece Swimsuit

Also tried two new silhouettes with another cute cover-up

Skirted One Piece Swimsuit
Flutter Sleeve One Piece Swimsuit
Tassel Woven Cover-Up

Top picks for Mason this year (he loved all the bright colors and animal themes)

Ombre Rash Guard
Rainbow Striped Swim Trunks
Shark Rash Guard
Shark Swim Trunks

And they came back with his favorite from last year so I picked up the next size.

Whale Rash Guard
Whale Swim Trunks

Looking forward to that warmer weather!


Holiday, Kids

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!!

Holiday, Kids

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!


Kidpik Subscription Box

Holiday Kidpik Subscription Box


I love a good subscription box.  Who Doesn’t!?  The fun and suspense of what’s inside!  What will surprise me in a good way!?  We have been subscribing to Kidpik for about 2 years now for my daughter 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.

How Kidpik Works:

When you go to the Kidpik site,, you can set up an account.  You will need to enter things, such as, address, credit card info, when you would like to receive your picks.  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 up outfits what she likes the best, and also what stores she likes to shop at.  This helps them choose the picks for her boxes.

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:

Mobile Image (21)It will be addressed to you daughter.  It is very 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).

opening Kidpik

Isabella’s box came with a pair of black pants, 2 tops, 2 dresses, a pair of ADORABLE booties, hair ties and her “gift” of super cool pins (3 of them).  In the past the “gift” has been patches, pins, bracelets.

KP outfit laydown

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

KP outfit tryon

Now for the details

The price points for this box ranged from $16.50 for the Rock T-shirt to $32.50 for the booties.  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 $101.85.  We received 7 items so that is $14.55 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.

Another 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!!