What's In My Cart: Hanazuki Moodgleam Wearable



Happy to report that my holiday shopping is *almost* complete.

I got most of it done over Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend and then hit up a few additional sales over the last week.

Here's one of the things I was excited to get my hands on this holiday season.


Hanazuki Moodgleam Wearable and Treasures

We were first introduced to Hasbro's Hanazuki at HASCON in September and the whole brand experience was so different from anything I've seen lately. It has a collectible component, like Shopkins or NumNoms, but includes wearable technology that helps kids express their emotions with a wide array of emotive characters.

Hanazuki Moodgleam Wearable $14
Hanazuki Moodgleam Treasures that snap into Moodgleam Wearable (above)
Little Dreamer delivers treasures to Hanazuki that help her protect her moon! This set includes a unicorn Little Dreamer figure along with 10 fantasy-themed treasures that each represent a different mood! Wear, share, and display your treasures, and then watch them appear in the downloadable Hanazuki app just by scanning their codes! The Little Dreamer figure has a code to scan into the app, too! It's all up to the Moonflower, Hanazuki, to protect her moon and the many unique creatures that live there. As she figures out her world, she starts to see how powerful expressing every mood can be. Join Hanazuki on colorful, wacky adventures, in a world full of treasures that can unlock the power of moods! Hanazuki and all related properties are trademarks of Hasbro.

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What's In My Cart: J.Crew Clearance



Summer may be taking it's last breath here in New England, but that doesn't mean you can't catch a great deal on some beauties from J.Crew. Here are some of my favorites! I'll admit that these aren't ALL actually in my cart right now. But some are. Can you guess which ones?


For your inner ballerina. Maybe I can wear it to Grace's dance class.

Love the idea of this casual look for an early Fall Saturday.


I officially have way too many striped shirts, but this bandana looks super cute with this outfit!

If you chose the Reversible French bikini top you're right! Find it here.

What's In My Cart: Croc's Sale


Welcome to the first installment in my new series: What's In My Cart?

Today I'm sharing the news that Croc's is once again offering it's semi-annual 50% off clearance special. I love this sale because it's when I replace the girls' favorite Crocs (or try something new).

I've had great luck with the Keeley Glitter Bow Flat. In fact, we probably have four pairs of them at home from Grace. The best part about these glitter shoes? They actually hold up and keep their glimmer - even in the toe area! I can't tell you how many glitter shoes that Grace has that have been destroyed Day 1. These are still looking decent after 2+ years! Good news for her little sister - but this year I sprung and got her a brand new purple pair.

For Grace I picked out the Eve Sparkle Flat in a really pretty blush color. She's 5 now and can keep shoes on her feet without the strap and already has a (now destroyed at the toe) pair of Osh Gosh sparkle cat loafers that need to be replaced. Can't wait to get these!


For myself, I grabbed a pair of Lina Wedges that look very similar to the black Busy Day flats that I wear often. I liked that these have a bit of height to them. I have a ton of flats and these are the only brand that won't make my feet sweat. Let's be honest ladies, the struggle is real. These work.


This is the shoe I ordered for my husband - the Walu. It's slightly different from his last set of Crocs but he wears them constantly. When I told him about the sale he actually wanted two pair.

Now that's some shoe love. 


So that's what's in my cart today. Be sure to check out the sale items asap as items and sizes tend to go fast! Let me know if you buy anything!



Believe it or not, these are not affiliate links so Croc's is giving me no love off of this post.

Back to School Sales

It's the Tuesday after Labor Day and most kids have gone back to school by now. Our Kindergartener had her first day last Wednesday so we feel like pros at this whole school thing now. So much so that we found ourselves dashing for the bus stop this morning... routines are meant to be broken right?

Anyway, one thing that I always find hard to do - but when I do the payoff is SO worth it... Shop Back to School when the sales start!


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How cute are these seabirds?
Reg. $35.50 - Sale $28.40


Tea Collection Sale - 40% Off

You know I LOVVVE a good sale, especially when I can stock up on Tea Collection. <3

This is going on right now! 

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That means you can get this swim hoodie for $17.97! I got this earlier in the season for Grace and it is not only completely adorable, but so functional for throwing on after a day at the beach. I might even have to pick one up for Brooke in a larger size so she can have it for next summer as well.



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Happy Shopping!!

5 iPhone Wallpapers for an Endless Summer

It's nearly the middle of August and I have to admit - I don't want summer to end. I want the warm summer nights, salty skin from a day of boating on the Bay, and sand all over my house. Call me crazy, but I do. Here are 5 iPhone wallpapers to save for later. You know when we're knee deep in slushy snow on the way to the car.





I'll still have an iced coffee in my hand though. Seasonal/schmeasonal.

Get Ahead of the Toy Game This Holiday Season

Want an inside track on a hot holiday toy?


Start shopping now!  I'm getting a hot tip that this is going to be the Hatchimal of 2017.

And also, how cute are these little guys?


Interactive Fingerling
Fingerling - Interactive Baby Monkeys


They're called Fingerling Baby Monkeys and are interactive (and snuggly).

  • The monkey above is called Zoe and she loves to grab onto things. . . Especially your fingers!
  • Fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble.
  • Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back!
  • Hang them upside-down by the tail and watch them monkey around!
  • Pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited!
I can't wait to get one for the girls! I'll let you know what I think :) I just ordered the little pink one called Bella.

Sleepy Baby Monkey
So sleepy!
*The links above are affiliate links and will bring you to Amazon. You have been warned! Now get on top of things this year!

**UPDATE**

It's official, the girls LOVE their little monkey Bella. They love it so much that they are constantly fighting over who gets to hold her. To the point where I had to buy another one to keep the peace. 


Top Five Amazon Finds for Dog Lovers

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As a Professional Amazon Prime Shopper (self-designated), I'm happy to share my latest finds for your furry friend. These dog accessories are a must have for the pampered pooch. Plus, they are also just a little bit silly. Because why not?


Of these products, I will note that we recently bought the Kong Wobbler for Theo and he LOVES it. Well we think he loves it anyway. He's a Lab so I've never ever seen him upset or frustrated by anything and we love it because it gets him to slow the heck down when he eats his food.

I tried to get Matt to buy the sunglasses but he refused.


Dog Lovers
1/Perfectly practical dog sunglasses
2/Kong Wobbler for fast eaters
3/Delightful dog sun hat 
4/Dog IQ Test
5/Hide a Squirrel - Have a Laugh

*The links above are Amazon Affiliate links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase. To which I say, thank you for enabling my Amazon Prime habit. :)


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Not Again!


Guys, it just keeps getting better. Summer SALE season.

So dangerous!  I've posted about my love affair with Tea Collection before and I'm here to say that their sale items are now 40% off.


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40. Percent. Off.

OMG.


*There are some affiliate links in this post. These links in no way affect my love affair with Tea Collection.


A Mantra for Focus

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Who could use a bit more focus in their life besides me? 

I find myself constantly flitting from one need to another, especially when it comes to cleaning my house. In fact, since becoming a mom 5 years ago, I swear my brain has been reprogrammed to the point where focus is nearly a distant memory. Yikes right? 

With this realization, I've committed myself to mindfulness recently. Clearly something needs to change! 

Here is a great mantra I've found to help.


mantra for increased focus

Stop Sitting All Day

Sitting down all day sucks. 


My neck and shoulders could tell you all about it, but I'll leave it to The Science to really tell the story.

Sitting is the New Smoking


By now, I'm sure you've heard that "Sitting is the new smoking." Yikes. It's pretty terrifying when you start to tally up all of the time spent sitting throughout your day. But then there's standing... who hasn't come home from a long day on their feet with sore legs?

What's the alternative? 

Focal Upright promotes a 3rd option - leaning. Leaning positions your body in a neutral position between standing and sitting that allows you to add more movement into your day. 

Focal Upright's Mogo Seat

Focal Upright is giving away one of their signature portable leaning seats. If you're new to the concept of leaning, this seat is a great way to ease into it! The Mogo Seat conveniently folds up and fits in a backpack so you can take it from the office to the soccer field. 

Easy entry for your chance to win a Mogo Seat! 


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How would you use your new Mogo Seat?

Do me a favor? Repin this?


I Hate Grocery Shopping


What's your least favorite errand? Is it grocery shopping? It's probably grocery shopping. 


I HATE GROCERY SHOPPING! I want to get in and out of there as fast as possible.


Grocery Shopping Nightmares with Kids
Uh yes, these are my kids and this was a real grocery shopping trip. Don't try this at home folks.


Enter Pampered Chef's Everyday Tote. Now hear the angels singing. Especially if you live near a grocery store with the magic checkout wand that you can bibbidi boppity boo your way through the aisles.

How Does It Work?

Each bag has two clips on the sides that affix to your shopping cart as seen in the bottom right image.

Different Uses for Everyday Tote

So now, imagine that you've scanned all of your items and have placed them in your Everyday Tote. Simply checkout with your scanner, grab your receipt and lift these bags out of your cart. They hold an incredible amount of groceries for the record. Like 40 lbs worth. Each. I know. Seriously.

Pampered Chef Everyday Tote
Grab and go!
 Because these bags can hold an incredible amount of stuff and roll up to almost nothing, I use these for everything!

Are you sold yet? As a departing visualization, let me leave you with this. You love your reusable bags. I'm sure of it. But what if those bags had clips so they didn't keep falling over in your grocery cart AND could each hold 40 lbs with a sturdy and comfortable shoulder strap?

Yes.

Pampered Chef's Everyday Tote.

*Please note, I'm a Pampered Chef Consultant and this link will take you directly to my site. I wouldn't promote anything that I don't LOVE 110%. Contact me anytime if you have further questions.

New Pineapple iPhone Wallpaper Freebie



Happy June!


The sun is shining, the backyard barbecues are heating up and the pineapple love it flowing! I have a brand new pineapple iPhone wallpaper styles to share with you.

Prepare to right click (and then pin.)

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There, doesn't your lock screen feel better?

A darling new Target Collection

Cloud Island Baby Nursery

Target's new Cloud Island Collection is here and it is adorable! Are you looking to outfit a nursery or fulfill the best Baby Shower gift this summer? Personally, I have a brand new nephew on the way and he will be the first boy in the family in a LONG time. 

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Luckily for my nephew, he gets to shop for new nursery duds - because everything I own is pink. pink. pink.

What I really love about this Collection is the modern aesthetic. The products look like something you would find at Land of Nod, but not spend an arm and a leg for!
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Black and White Collection

Cloud Island Baby Nursery

Cloud Island Baby Nursery

Cloud Island Baby Nursery

Here are some of my favorites from the Collection. I love the mint + floral accents of the Floral Fields Collection.
Hello Rug $59.99

Floral Playmat $24.99 

Floral Wall Decal $29.99



The Unofficial Start to Summer πŸ•Ά️



It's hard to believe that the "unofficial start to summer" is a mere hours away. As I type this, it's back to April Showers, as I feel it has been for the past few weeks. We had a really cold May -grrr. If you know me, I take personal offense to this type of thing.

I've been dying to get outside and make use of our new patio, now complete with fence to keep my two children and chocolate lab puppy from running into the street while I sip my Sauvignon Blanc.


What Else is Going on This Weekend?

Memorial Day Weekend is always a great shopping weekend. Here are a few sales from around the inter webs I've unearthed for you:

My Fav spot for summer dresses - Tea Collection! I've scooped up a few that I know will last all summer and beyond.

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Janie and Jack Sale on Now

Gymboree Sale On Now!

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