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Mini Boden Review & $25 GC Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a credit at Boden USA to purchase some items. As always all opinions expressed are my own.

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I’m no fashionista – but my daughter? She can effortlessly put together an outfit in no time and is usually always dressed before I am! It’s been fun (and dangerous) being a Mom to a daughter, and now that she’s (GASP) 9 she is very vocal about her preferred style. This summer we went shopping for new jeans (she had a crazy growth spurt and none of her 8 pairs of jeans fit) and she independently went shopping in the girls section and asked for her own fitting room to try everything on! It was great to see, but really hit home that my baby is growing up! Though we have to be careful because as many parents know, not all kids’ clothes are made the same and my kiddo is tough on her clothes so we need pieces that are well made and also fit into her ever evolving style.

I was first introduced to Boden and Mini Boden & Johnnie B by my sister who loves to dress her 5 year old daughter in their pieces. It wasn’t a brand that I was familiar with, but after searching on their site for awhile I knew why my sister and so many others love Boden USA and their amazing kids clothes and accessories. Boden is one of Britain’s best kept secrets, specializing in heritage-inspired style with a colorful, modern twist. They make clothes for the whole family and launched their children’s line Mini Boden & Johnnie B in 1996 and we were lucky enough to add a few Mini Boden & Johnnie B items to review! 

blog3Top: Johnnie B Lucinda | Skirt: Crew Cuts | Leggings: Johnnie B | Shoes: Nordstrom

blog4Top: Johnnie B Pointelle T-Shirt | Vest: Made by Grandma

blog5Top: Johnnie B Pointelle T-Shirt | Cardigan: Johnnie B Scarlett Cardigan | Leggings: Johnnie B

blog2Jacket: Jessica Simpson Kids | Dress: Johnnie B Mabel Dress | Leggings: Johnnie B | Shoes: Nordstrom

blog1Top: Gap Kids | Sweater: Johnnie B Cable Cardigan | Leggings: Johnnie B | Shoes: Michael Kors Kids

As you can see by my daughter’s shining smile she absolutely loves her new pieces from Boden! She has exclaimed multiple times how comfortable all of the clothes feel and that’s huge since she’s on the go with school and various extracurricular activities throughout the week. I’m thrilled at the quality – they aren’t flimsy and you can see and feel that these items will be around to last…as long as she doesn’t have another growth spurt!

Even better – Boden USA is having a gigantic sale with everything 40% off plus free shipping on orders over $50! I’ll be ordering some more leggings and tights for the kiddo this week, just in time for this cooler weather here in Boston. What could be even better? I think a $25 Boden USA giftcard would surely help you pick out some items for your little ones…or yourself! Entering is easy and can be done using the widget below!

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Mabel’s Labels Review & Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a  Ultimate Back to School Combo pack. All opinions as always are all my own.

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Anyone else feel like September crept out of nowhere? It seems like just yesterday I was at the beach and the kiddo was having a ball at summer camp. The days were long, the sun was bright and we took our time. Fast forward to now, I’m running around like a mad woman, trying to find and return school forms, trying to find the lid to my daughter’s favorite lunch container, and I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve had to ask my daughter to please put away your shoes! September is kicking my booty! I’m just hoping to get through this week because next week we’re off to beautiful Hilton Head in South Carolina to celebrate the kiddos 9th birthday at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island (more on that later).

I can’t be the only one who hasn’t gotten their stuff together right? I created a back to school organization center to keep us on track, but I’m still kind of a mess. And her room? Sigh. Can you tell we need a vacation?! Ok back to Mabel’s Labels and my review and giveaway! Mabel’s Labels makes labels for the stuff kids lose!

There are two 3rd grade classes of about 20 kids each so you can imagine how many books, notebooks, pencils and bagpacks they all have. For years I’ve been using labels so my daughter could easily keep track of her items whether at school, camp or a friend’s house. But I quickly learned that all labels are not created equally. My daughter is hard on her stuff, it gets dropped, kicked, scratched and I need labels that are durable enough to keep up! Many labels quickly faded after a rinse or ride in the dishwasher making it impossible for her to figure out which waterbottle was hers at the end of camp. So frustrating!

Enter Mabel’s Labels. I was thrilled to receive one of their limited edition Ultimate Back to School Combo packs which included an amazing 108 labels for her shoes, waterbottles, lunchboxes and everything and anything in between! And let me tell you…we’ve finally found labels that are not only unique to my daughter’s interests (hers have peace signs) but they are colorful, durable and fun! We’ve been putting the labels everywhere and I’m crossing my fingers and toes that they will help decrease the amount of items she loses this school year! I love Mabel’s Labels because they help keep me organized especially in September and my daughter loves them because they are fun and easy to put on to anything!

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Now for the good part…a giveaway! Know how I mentioned the label pack was limited edition? Yup, it’s only available until September 30 – and I’m offering one lucky reader the bestselling Ultimate Back to School Combo which includes the following items:

  • 40 Skinny-Minis™ – dishwasher and microwave safe
  • 50 Tag Mates™ – washer and dryer safe, apply to a clothing care tag
  • 16 Shoe Labels – waterproof and UV resistant
  • 2 Teeny Tags™ – waterproof and UV resistant

You can choose from 4 limited edition solid palettes or 40+ multi-coloured designs, plus 3 special back-to-school motifs (bus, books and apple)! Seriously, these labels are mega awesome and will come in handy in our home! These would also make a perfect gift…there are only 100 days until Christmas!! Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget:

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Celebrating New Beginnings with #TargetWedding & $25 Target GiftCard Giveaway!

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.

Love is in the air these days. The cold and dark of winter is finally fading, flowers are blooming and there is happiness in the air. It’s been exciting to share in the joy of friends who are recently engaged, planning a wedding or welcoming in a new addition to their family. I guess you could say love is in the air for me as well, as I’m beginning a journey with someone I hold near and dear to my heart.

The #TargetWedding Registry is pretty phenomenal and is all about celebrating ‘being yourself together’ and with a variety of items you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones upcoming nuptials…or you’ll find lots of great finds to add to your own registry!

While a wedding for myself is not on the horizon, I’ve thought a bit about my dream wedding, from what I’d wear, the guest list, and all the fun of celebrating such a special time with the person I’d want to spend the rest of my life laughing with and the Target Wedding registry is full of great items I could see being useful in a marriage.

One of the things I look forward to most when I get married is date night. One on one time with my love to relax and unwind – though with an eight year old date night I’m sure wouldn’t always be possible. But I can improvise and I’ve chosen a couple of products from the Target Wedding Registry that would be perfect for date night indoors.

What’s date night without a little something sweet? With the KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer we’d make my famous and super delicious semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies in a breeze, kicking off our date night in.

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While we wouldn’t have a waiter to deliver us chilled wine, we’d select a couple bottles of our favorite wines and enjoy them in the beautiful Threshold White Wine Glasses as we began to unwind and enjoy each other’s company.

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When the cookies were done we’d cozy for a fun game of Scrabble (by the fire preferably) where’d I’d second guess every word my partner thinks is legit :-)

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Rainy Day Date Night. Yes, I’m looking forward to that!

And because I love Target so much – and love is in the air I’m giving away another Target e-giftcard – this one is for $25 and its super simple to enter!

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CuteBeltz: Kids Belts Giveaway! #CuteBeltzGiveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with CuteBeltz. All opinions as always are my own.

Cute Beltz Holiday Giveaway

 CuteBeltz For Kids: Keeping one “bum” covered at a time! Our promise from us to you!

Brace yourselves…Christmas is just 13 days away! Even though I tried to be proactive this year with buying gifts, there are still a few kids I need to go shopping for. If you’ve got a little one of two you’re still looking for a gift for, or have a stocking you need to plump up, you’ll want to check out CuteBeltz – super cute kids belts!

We’re talking fashionable girls and boys belts with personality that are sure to make a splash this holiday season! They are the perfect accessory to spruce up a holiday outfit, and they make the perfect gift! A few years ago I had the opportunity to review one of their kid’s belts and I was so impressed with the quality of their belts and the bright fun designs. So many belts I’ve purchased for my daughter have frayed and been uncomfortable for her active lifestyle. What’s great about Cute Beltz is that you can buy D-ring belts for your older kids or their easy to use Velcro toddler and infant belts for your little boy or girl – and with so many different options to choose from you’ll have the perfect one for every season! Head over to see what belts are in stock this season!

Here are a few of my favorite girls and boys belts:

Love & Peace Girls Belt

Love & Peace Girls Belt

Candy Stripe Girls Belt

Candy Stripe Girls Belt

Nautical Boys Belt

Nautical Boys Belt

Roaring Dinosaur Boys Belt

Roaring Dinosaur Boys Belt

Their Velcro belts are offered for children 6 months to 10 years of age. They are great when potty training because you can get them on and off quickly. Their D-ring belts are offered for children 12 months to 10 years of age and are easy for kids to loosen and fasten. Most importantly these belts are helping keep children’s pants at their waist – where they should be!

What I love is that CuteBeltz is a woman owned business! Kristen is a momprenuer of two beautiful girls who created CuteBeltz back in 2008 because the belts she was buying just didn’t work for her kids and she couldn’t find any belts to fit her daughter. Because she couldn’t find any she made one! Now five years later her business has blossomed and her belts have been featured on NBC’s hit show Parenthood!!

Because it’s the season of giving I’ve teamed up with CuteBeltz and some other great bloggers to offer one of you the opportunity to win any CuteBeltz of your choice!! Enter today – and be sure to enter the other #CuteBeltzHolidayGiveaway from the other bloggers to increase your chances of winning!

Couponin’ on Coffee

Inspired by Savannah

Barefoot Mommies

Raising Three Savvy Ladies

Jasey’s Crazy Daisy

Melisa Source

A Mom’s Take

Mom In Training

Five Little Words

Act fast this giveaway runs until December 16!

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Giveaway: Win Tickets to A Christmas Story, The Musical in Boston!

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****Congratulations to Robert Loranger!!!****

With Halloween now over, it’s only a matter of time before Christmas will be knocking on the door. I’m not quite ready to accept this truth, even though I’ve already begun Christmas shopping! Along with the hustle and bustle of Christmas comes an important tradition in our house – watching A Christmas Story. The day long marathon still excites me and the jokes never get stale – it’s a classic movie that will never go out of style. We are a musical family and are delighted that A Christmas Story, The Musical is coming to the Citi Wang Theatre this holiday season! What a special opportunity to see all your favorite movie characters come to life on stage!

About A Christmas Story, The Musical:

Celebrate the holidays with this cherished story that will entertain the whole family with this heart-warming classic tale! The story from a cherished movie classic that has enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. The story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Co-produced by the film’s original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical is musical comedy entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious with and a heart of gold.


Scenes from A Christmas Story, The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical plays at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Wednesday, November 20 – Sunday, December 8 for 27 performances: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm; matinees on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2:00 pm, and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Note, press opening is Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are priced at $45.00 – $125.00; all prices include a $3.75 facility fee per ticket and are on sale now. Visit www.citicenter.org or call (866) 348-9738 for more information.  Groups of 10 or may reserve tickets now by contacting Citi Performing Arts Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or groupsales@citicenter.org.

Experience A Christmas Story in a new and exciting way this holiday season! Use the code LEGLAMP to save 15% on your tickets or enter my giveaway for a pack of four tickets to the show on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 pm using the widget below:

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Good Luck & Happy Start to the Holiday Season!



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