Friday, June 29, 2012

Red, White and Blue Clothes

What to wear on July 4th?....
Where I am, it is supposed to be over 100 so anything outfit would need to take the heat into consideration. But not everyone has that problem. Nonetheless, I chose some outfits...red ones, white ones, and blue ones, plus some that are all red, white and blue. Check them out...




What are you going to wear on July 4th?

July 4th - Sensory Style

Have you started making your plans for July 4th? We have started and I'm really excited...this will be the first July 4th in all the years my husband and I have been together that we are at the same place on July 4th. Since having Ethan, it really didn't matter about seeing fireworks...he would never make it through a night of fireworks. Once we took him to a local baseball game where they would shoot off fireworks after every score...it was too much. He was shaking like a leaf, nervous, anxious and just wanted to leave.

We have learned a few tricks along the way, and I thought I'd share in case someone else could benefit.

  • Bring headphones. They don't have to be plugged into anything, because the headphones themselves will block out the loudest noises. Plus, it might make the child feel more secure...at least, it does for my son.
  • Explain in detail what is going to happen, if possible. For example, if you know that there will be fireworks at a certain time, you can gently remind your child that fireworks are coming.
  • Allow your child to bring a comfort item from home...whether it's a blanket, a stuffed animal, or special book or toy, they can always provide comfort and make your child feel better.
  • Decide beforehand what your escape plan will be. Sometimes the situation can sink so quickly that it's best to just remove your child and yourself. Will mom or dad take them out? Will they wait somewhere for the rest of your group? Make sure your child understands that this is not a punishment, but for their benefit.
  • If you allow your child sparklers or other small fireworks, remember to watch them at all times. Sometimes, kids can be fearless, even with things that should be feared...like fire! 
  • If you are with a large group of people, with lots of sounds and smells, your child could easily get overwhelmed. It's important that you are aware (as much as possible) of how your child is feeling. Sometimes kids have a hard time realizing they are getting upset...it's not until after a meltdown that they recognize it. Therefore, it's up to us as parents to help our child what is too much for them. 
Hopefully, some of those tips could help you and your child as you start to make plans for the 4th. We are actually going to let Ethan spend the night with my mom and the hubs and I are taking the other 2 kids to a baseball game that has fireworks at the end.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Clean Well at Camp

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Lot 26 Studio


If you’re looking for a simple way to decorate or redesign any room this summer, Lot 26 Studio has the perfect solution! And, through June 30th, you can save 10% off all orders with promo code SUNNY10! Here are some of my absolute favorite items:

Make your walls take flight with these 3D white Pop Up Birds. Just remove from the sheet and pop out or fold on the creases to create unique birds in assorted shapes and sizes. 
Pop-up Birds

Pop Up Birds


The Garden Reflections wall decal and mirror set combines the beauty of nature with the artistry of design. These decorative wall panels will surely be a focal point in any room. 
Simply peel, stick and marvel at your own creativity! 
Garden Reflections wall decal and mirror set


These adorable Baby Blue Dots wall decals are the perfect touch for any baby or little boy's room. Multi-sized dots in shades of blue and brown are the colors "du jour" adding just the right combination to his special room. Apply in minutes and enjoy! 
Baby Blue Dots

Baby Blue Dots wall decals
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Tea Collection Sale


Every year I look forward to the Tea Collection Semi-Annual Sale because I always find great, modern kids' clothes at 50% off or more. Starting today Tea Collection is offering an EXTRA 25% off already marked-down clothes with promo code SUMMER25. This extra savings is good now through July 1st at 11:59 pm PST while supplies last. Now's the best time to shop Tea Collection and save on cool clothes for your kids that are perfect for summer. Happy Shopping!
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Mabel's Labels New Products

I am so excited to share with you four new fabulous products from Mabel's Labels

Mabel's Labels just introduced its first ever self laminating write-on labels that are ready right away. These labels are perfect for lunch containers, toys, baby bottles, school supplies and more. The Preschool Shoe labels are also great because they help identify footwear so small kids can tell their left feet from their right. Pre-readers can simply match the halves of familiar shapes, making learning and dressing fun! 

Always lending out movies and games? Be sure to remind the borrower that they belong to you with  Mabel's Labels  new Book & Media labels.

 I also love the Tween labels that feature a first name in your choice of boy or girl designs. These labels are perfect for lunch and camp gear, water bottles, school supplies, journals, electronics, sports equipment and much more. Be sure to check out all of  Mabel's Labels  great new products today! Happy Labeling! 

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Stella & Dot Sale Through 7/4

Are you ready to sparkle this Independence Day? Stella & Dot's Sparkle Sale is running now through 7/4 offering an EXTRA 20% off already-reduced sale items! Below are some of my favorite pieces . . . 

The Threaded Turquoise Necklace is beautiful. It's entirely handmade with delicate turquoise teardrops balanced on silk and metallic thread. Wear while running errands or with that little black dress! The Wishing Nugget Braceletis gorgeous and has crystal pave balls, a turquoise nugget and wooden beads--making it a perfect accessory for your summer attire. 

































The 14kt gold Signature Leaf Charm is stunning on its own or paired with other charms. Wear this charm to a summer bbq or a girls night out. Sparkle all summer long wearing these great accessories!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday at Target

Yesterday, we went to my favorite Target.  Sometimes they have the greatest products and I'm usually in such a hurry, that I don't really notice them. This time, I took pictures of those unusual items and can we say, flashback to the 80's???


 I love this! The "Karate Chopper"...a hand used for cutting up lettuce.
 A pizza plate/platter used to serve pizza! I really need to buy this for my husband!
 Likewise, a popcorn bowl to serve popcorn...
 ...and an ice cream bowl to eat ice cream out of.
 Cute tray, right?
 My kids didn't know what this was...a record player, kids! It just happened to be a tray, with this 80's flashback on it.
 And another serving tray, this one a camera.
Last, but not least, this cute appetizer tray, made up of colorful cassette tapes. Coincidentally, the only cassette tapes my kids know about are the ones for a VCR...

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