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MVP Raw Bar & Grill Review

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I’m so blessed to be able to spend time with Lil’ C before she starts pre-K next Fall {isn’t that crazy?!?!} Lucky for me she won’t be in for 5 days, but it will still be an adjustment not having either of my girls at home a few mornings. But for now I’ve got her mostly to myself, especially during the week and we’re soaking up the fun.

Today we had a lunch date at MVP Raw Bar & Grill and while it appeared that this space is more bar than restaurant, I was surprised by the quality and variety of foods they serve. Not only was the food fresh {my tomatoes were ruby red and the pickles were crisp}, but it was a great value too.

Lil’ C’s kids meal was $4.99 for a kids pizza, drink, fruit, and ice cream, and my food {pimento burger, with a side of mac-n-cheese} was a great price and big portions, not to mention with their rewards program each time you check-in {by scanning your card}, you receive a discount and/or points on your card.

Service was decent, our waitress was very sweet, especially with Lil’ C, but I did have to get up to ask her to take our order and also had to request items that came with C’s meal a couple of times, however when I asked her she took care of things promptly. Our first appetizer came out about 13 minutes after ordering which wasn’t bad, and our food came out about 8 minutes after that, so I’d say it was pretty quick, {although there was only 1 table seated when we first got there}.

Doesn’t the food look yummy?!? {and how adorable is my lunch date?!?!}

MVP Raw Bar & Grill Review

Here are a few things I loved about MVP Raw Bar & Grill:

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  • Friendly service – both the server and one of the owners were very helpful with questions about the menu
  • Accommodating menu (any menu item is available upon request)
  • Several house-made food items including fried pickles, salad dressings, cole slaw, collard greens & more
  • Rewards program (mentioned above)

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A few things I think could be improved:

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  • Volume of music and musical content during dining hours
  • Nicer menus – not a huge deal but Lil’ C had a used kids menu and mine was ripped
  • TV programming selection – I noticed one of the televisions was showing a program that wasn’t really appropriate for Lil’ C, again more a bar than a grill, but for a more family-friendly atmosphere they may want to take that into consideration.

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If you’re looking for your typical kid-friendly restaurant this may not be your first choice, however the staff assured me that families are often seen playing cornhole {see the Southern dictionary for definition of “cornhole”), watching football games on Sundays, and playing Bingo on Tuesday nights.

Overall we had a good experience, I’m excited that I found MVP Raw Bar & Grill on Restaurant.com because of it’s location I may not have found it, and I love that I can share it with you too. If you are local, be sure to try it out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a night out.

Lil’ C and I are ready to go back and try some more of their house-made food, maybe even breakfast too and bring Miss A and DaddyB with us, I already have my restaurant.com certificate printed out and ready for easy use and savings!!!

Want to read other opinions about MVP Raw Bar & Grill??? To see what other people are saying about this restaurant, visit Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide.  The company offers savings at thousands of restaurants nationwide with more than 50,000 gift certificate options.  Restaurant.com brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and -served meals at affordable prices.  To date, Restaurant.com customers have saved more than $1 billion through the gift certificate program. Restaurant.com has operated since 1999 and is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.”

Give Restaurant.com a try on your own and see if you find an amazing restaurant that you’ve never tried before?? I’m giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $50 Restaurant.com gift card, enter here and good luck!!!

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Newest, Innovative Products from Target & Pampers {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post, about products and brands we love.

 

If you’ve read some of my previous posts you know that DaddyB and I are done having our own children {although adoption is never out of the picture} and I have a lot of friends who are having their second or third babies lately. As a opinionated mom {no kidding}, I love sharing my thoughts on baby products and best brands. I also love buying my favorite brands for other moms in hopes they’ll share the same love of the products with me, if they don’t already.

Two brands you may hear me talk about a lot are Target {because we practically live there}, and Pampers {although no one in our house currently wears them}. I have been a longtime fan of Pampers diapers, training pants, and wipes and ALWAYS recommend the brand, so it was a great fit for me to be able to share some exciting new, innovative products from Target and some cool news about Pampers with you.

I love that Target is now carrying some really cool brands like 3 Sprouts, Trend Lab, and Aden + Anais for Target. These three lines are really cool, fresh, and great quality products. I’m partial to elephants and each of these lines carry fabric featuring adorable pachyderms:

 Target Brands

 I also love finding new products that just weren’t around when my girls were little, and stumbled on the KidCo GoPod Activity Seat. How awesome! We loved our daughter’s activity seat, but it was so big and bulky that we didn’t really want to travel with it, but this seat makes it a breeze to go to grandma’s house or bring to the babysitter’s. I would definitely have loved one of these and will be putting it on my list of baby shower gifts to give.

GoPod Activity Center

Target also carries my favorite brand of diapers, Pampers. I used to be so sad that back in our baby days Pampers Swaddlers only went to size 2, then they moved up and believe it or not, Pampers Swaddlers now go up through size 5!!! Although Swaddlers were my all-time favorite, I did also like Pampers Cruisers and they are also, new and improved with more absorbent materials and an even better fit for babies on-the-go.

Not only are these awesome diapers, but they’re even better when you can get a reward for buying them.

Target is celebrating these new Pampers innovations with two exciting offers:

  • Now through October 26th, 2013 receive a free $15 Target gift card with the purchase of 2 Pampers Giant Packs at Target
  • Then, from 10/27 – 11/2, receive a free $10 Target gift card with the purchase of 2 Pampers Super Packs at Target

Not only that, but  one lucky MommyB Knows Best winner will receive a special prize pack (valued at over $95) that includes: 

  • $50 Target Gift Card
  • Pampers Wipes (56ct)
  • aden + anais for Target Zooaroo Swaddle Wraps (4pk)
  • Skip Hop Zoo Malamine Kids & Toddler Tableware Set

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This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Target and Pampers brands. My family has been long-time customers of both brands and we fully stand behind the products and brands that are represented here. Your opinions may differ.

Carolina Ribs on the Run Review {Giveaway}

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In looking for a new restaurant to try out on our usual Sunday afternoons after church, I thought it would be nice to venture up to Mooresville this time around. Restaurant.com showcased a lot of great restaurants, unfortunately I’m allergic to shellfish so some of them didn’t work, but I found Carolina Ribs on the Run and took a peek at their menu. After checking to make sure there was something my girls and husband would like to eat there too, we headed up North.

Even with using our GPS it was a little hard to find Carolina Ribs on the Run because there’s no signage off the main road, but we did end up finding it nestled in a VERY quiet plaza. We definitely got a great parking spot. While we were there a few other customers trickled in, but since they were loading up a vehicle with bins of food I assumed most of their business came from catering.

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There are some things we loved about Carolina Ribs on the Run and other things that we weren’t so impressed by. I’ll start with the things we liked:

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  • The service was good- the staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu and our food came out relatively fast.
  • The food was very flavorful, and came in large portions. The ribs and chicken quesadilla specifically were outstanding, and this comes from a woman who recently went to a BBQ festival and tasted several different styles of ribs/pulled pork.
  • Their prices were good, our tab was pretty standard for 2 kids menu entrees an appetizer and 1 adult meal. For the 4 of us our total tab was $29+ including tax, but with our Restaurant.com gift certificate we ended up paying $19+

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Neither good nor bad

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  • The restroom – since the restaurant is on the smaller side there is one bathroom/toilet, but it is large in size. The restroom was mostly clean, and a GREAT height for small children/wheelchair accessibility, but considering the restaurant had opened a short while before we got there, it could have been cleaner.

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The not-so-great

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  • Hubby and I found some small bones in my rib sandwich, when I approached the cook he apologized, I know these things happen, but definitely something to be careful of.
  • There were no children’s coloring pages or entertainment while waiting for food, {this would be a super easy fix though.}
  • The booths were hard to sit in for our entire family, but especially the children.

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As a restaurant, Carolina Ribs on the Run has some work to do, but the food is definitely amazing, which may be a reason they cater as well. If they are interested in building as a brand and restaurant they may want to consider fixing just a few small things that could potentially be more inviting to diners and families like:

  • Investing in booths that fit average size diners, not needing extra cushioning they’ve used and making it safer for parents to use boosters for their children or having children eat while sitting on their knees.
  • Being more vigilant with cleaning the restaurant inside and outside a little more, which would bring up their 91.5 public health score
  • Ensuring all food is safe and the best they can deliver to customers.

 

Want to read other opinions about Carolina Ribs on the Run??? To see what other people are saying about this restaurant, visit Restaurant.com

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Give Restaurant.com a try on your own and see if you find an amazing restaurant that you’ve never tried before?? I’m giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $50 Restaurant.com gift card, enter here and good luck!!!

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Giving my Family Power in the Shower with Waterpik #spon

Are you fast or slow? Do you like it hot or cold? Do you sing? These questions are all about preferences, but preferences of what? Showering! Just as with anything in our multiracial family, each of the 4 of us, DaddyB, MommyB {that’s me}, Miss A, and Lil C have our preferences of how we like things, and that’s no different with how we wash our hair and bodies.

Waterpik gives each member in my family the power to choose their shower experience. Maybe you can relate to one of our experiences!

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The busy mom – With my busy schedule my typical showers are about 4 minutes, so I want to make my showering as efficient as possible and rarely have time to relax and enjoy a shower. With Waterpik’s 5 Custom Spray Settings showerhead I choose the Full-Body Spray. Since I know I won’t be in the shower enough to waste too much water adn just want to “get the job done”.

The manual labor dad – While DaddyB’s day job isn’t a physical job, on the weekends he’s very active outdoors. From mowing the lawn, to pulling weeds, and trimming bushes, his upper back is in need of some TLC, not to mention after being so sweaty he really needs a shower. In this case, Waterpik’s NEW Circular Massage spray setting comes in handy to not only wash off the dirt but also give DaddyB some relief.

The newbie shower girl – We’ve given our girls baths since they came home from the hospital. It wasn’t until lately that Miss A started asking for showers instead of baths. She’s not a big fan of water in her face, which we’re working on, but the Waterpik showerhead certainly gives us the option to start her at a Mist and work up to a higher setting once she gets more comfortable in the shower. I love that I can easily change the settings by turning the knob on the handle.

The non shower girl – As I mentioned above, our girls normally take baths, and we don’t mind, but when it comes to washing their beautiful, curly fros, showers come in handy. The showerhead comes with a flexible 5-foot hose so I can use it as a hand-held sprayer, which is great for washing biracial hair and making sure all the hair cleaning products come out of her hair without her having to sit in the water from the bath.

I could totally see this product working great for other families who have different needs than ours as well, and that’s the glory of the power in the shower, you customize it to your needs day-to-day.

Purchase your Waterpik Medallion 5-Spray Hand Showerhead at a Home Depot near you or go online and make your purchase. Make sure you get your $10 Rebate from Waterpik.

I’m excited to be giving away a $100 Home Depot Gift Card so you can purchase your very own Waterpik showerhead like the one I received. Make sure you reply at the end of this post!!

We all have our morning routines; taking a shower is one of them. The NEW Waterpik PowerSpray+™ EasySelect® Hand Held Shower Head makes showering easier than ever.  From the 5 shower settings including the water-saving trickle feature to the anti-clog nozzle, this shower head has it all!  Do you want to experience it for yourself?   Answer the question below for a chance to win a $100 Home Depot gift card to purchase your new Waterpik PowerSpray+™ EasySelect® Hand Held Shower HeadSweepstakes Rules.

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Carowinds’ The Great Pumpkin Fest { Giveaway }

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Fall with your family and little ones in tow?? We love heading to Carowinds each Fall for age appropriate family fun.

This year’s theme for Carowinds Fall festivities is: The Great Pumpkin Fest.

The Great Pumpkin Fest Carowinds Charlotte

The best part is that you don’t need an additional ticket. All of The Great Pumpkin Fest activities are included with the price of daytime admission to Carowinds.

The park is open from 10a-5:30p, and The Great Pumpkin Fest starts at 12:00 Noon and runs through 5:00pm then the park transforms for Scarowinds as the evening begins.

The Great Pumpkin Fest Fun Includes a few of our favorite like:

• Hay Bale Maze Little ones can make their way through the fun path of hay

• Foam Zone Jump into a pile o bubbles, nothing but good clean fun!

• Mumpkin Patch A free mini pumpkin to decorate and take home with you!

• Peter the talking Pumpkin Talk to the keeper of the pumpkin patch, tell him

• Trick or Treating Practicing at stations throughout Planet Snoopy from 2-4 pm.

• Costume Parade Show off the costume parade starts at 4 in front of the Gr8 Sk8 and ends at Peanuts Showplace Stage with a dance party!

I’m giving away 4 tickets to one lucky winner for admission this Saturday, October 5th. Giveaway winner will be announced Thursday, October 3rd and will have to respond to my email to receive ticket information, so please keep a lookout in your inbox! You don’t have to live in Charlotte, to claim so if you’re in the area this weekend feel free to enter.

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For more information or to purchase your tickets online check out Carowinds.com

Care Package & Gift Basket Ideas for Moving {Giveaway}

Thank you CVS/pharmacy for donating the gift basket items for the Yon family.

 

Whether you know a family who is moving to a different house, neighborhood, city, state (or maybe even country) or there’s a new family in your neighborhood, it’s always thoughtful to create a care package or gift basket with useful items. Personally, I love shopping at CVS/pharmacy for all kinds of things besides just refilling prescriptions for my family. When I heard a family from my daughter’s school was moving to Africa to become missionaries, I thought to myself, “How can I help in my own personal way.” I decided to approach CVS/pharmacy with a list of items that this family had on their needs list for their trip. CVS/pharmacy quickly gathered items (more than I could fit in the gift basket), for my family to donate on their behalf.

Care Package and Gift Basket Ideas for Moving MommyB

This gave me great ideas for gifting to people who are moving anywhere in the world. Here are some care package and gift basket ideas for different ages and moves using products that can all be purchased at CVS/pharmacy.

College or Back-to-School Care Package

  • CVS/pharmacy carries a long list of Back-to-School supplies from Crayola crayons, to composition notebooks, and more that would be great to add to this care package.
  • Consider adding CVS brand over the counter medicine, {did you know most CVS brand medicines has the same active ingredients as the name brand??}
  • Gold Emblem snacks for late night studying, affordable and yummy too
  • Laundry supplies {unless of course they’re bringing all their “dirties” back home to you}

Moving Gift Basket Care Package MommyB

Overseas Move Care Package (of course this package may vary depending on restrictions of airlines or country law/limits)

  • Sunscreen – we love any of the CVS clear mist versions, it’s easy to apply.
  • Pack some snacks for the recipient to munch on during their flight, Unreal Candy is a healthier alternative, but is still a nice, sweet treat.
  • In some countries multi-vitamins are very hard to find, these are easy to stock up on and send in your care package
  • Send some entertainment, purchase some card games or small board games, featured in CVS/pharmacy’s toy aisle

Hallmark Blooming FlowerFriend Moving Away Care Package

  • Personalize notes for a set timeframe and include inspirational quotes, memories, favorite sayings, or Bible verses
  • Choose a theme for the gift basket like all items one color, that person’s favorite scent, or items that will remind them of your friendship
  • CVS/pharmacy carries a full line of greeting cards and also sells great Hallmark products including the popular blooming flower greetings, perfect for friendship or someone you love
  • Purchase a gift card or two to somewhere you both can visit when you see each other next. This gives you a date to look forward to and not having to worry about where to go or who will pay.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Gift Basket

  • Create a list (with permission) of the names and phone numbers of neighbors in your area to give to your new neighbor so they may reach out or have someone to call in a time of need.
  • Since you may not know food preferences or if there are food allergies, you may want to stay away from food based gifts and stick to household products instead.
  • A CVS/pharmacy gift card is a great addition to this gift basket so the recipient can buy some items they may have left behind or need for their new home.
  •  Grab some standard cleaning products like baking powder, sponges, disinfecting wipes so they have cleaning items handy.

CVS/pharmacy is great for all kinds of needs whether you create a gift card tree or buy a bunch of great items to fill a care package or gift basket to the brim.

 

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I received products from CVS/pharmacy who I often partner with in order to provide some needs of the Yon Family. My family and I have used CVS products and shopped there well before I began working with the brand because we trust and appreciate their amazing service. All opinions and thoughts in the above post are my own, however yours may vary.

 

Unique Father’s Day Gift Guide {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post, however all of the products in this post are products that I feel are great, unique, gift ideas for Father’s Day.

Unique Father's Day Gifts MommyB

 

Looking for gifts that aren’t your run-of-the-mill Father’s Day gifts? You’ve come to the right place. Here are a few, not-so-common Father’s Day gifts that you may consider getting the special dad in your life. Check it out…

Do you have a camouflage loving dad? How about a dad who loves to golf? No matter what dad’s interests are, Cafe Press has unique Father’s Day Gifts for any papa. You can also choose from a variety of mediums like beer mugs, t-shirts, golf balls, water bottles and more!

Here are some of my favorites:

Father's Day Gift Guide Cafe Press MommyB

 

I always love the wide variety of gifts you can purchase on CafePress, my problem is narrowing down the selection, but seriously you’re bound to find something you love on CafePress, check out their Father’s Day gift selection here: www.cafepress.com and pick out something extra just in case you win this giveaway for $25 gift card from CafePress!

Enter by commenting in a separate comment, which item(s) you would buy with the gift card.

*Must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the United States. Giveaway ends 6/10/2013

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As we get older, the things we eat and drink tend to stain our teeth, slowly changing from pearly white to…not so white {to say the least}. It’s important to take care of our smiles and focus on oral hygiene. Give dad the chance to make his smile brilliantly white with smile Brilliant!

This at-home teeth whitening system, not only has proven results, but is super easy to use. Using the LED Teeth Whitening System takes 20 minutes a day {or less depending on the desired results} and is more affordable than in-office whitening at $39.95 plus shipping and handling.

Purchase your smile Brilliant kit to give dad that gleaming smile here: www.smilebrilliant.com and win one for yourself or someone else you love. Comment on one thing that makes you smile for a chance to win a smile Brilliant! LED Teeth Whitening System of your own.

*Must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the United States. Giveaway ends 6/10/2013

flattenme logoLove making crafts or handmade gifts for Dad, but not so crafty?? I fell in love with these flattenme personalized gifts. You can choose to add your child’s face to any of their products, t-shirts, books, wall art, and dad will have a fun keepsake that’s extra special.

Two of my favorite products that make great Father’s Day gifts are the My SuperSomeone books, {of course every daddy wants to be their child’s favorite role model}, and the Owl Always Love You name book, {great for bedtime bonding}.

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Pssst, there are only 4 more days to order your flattenme gifts for Father’s Day!!! So head over now and place your order: www.flattenme.com

And for those of you who want to get a t-shirt for your kiddo, flattenme is giving one lucky MommyBKnowsBest reader a chance to win one of their personalized photo t-shirts!! Enter to win by commenting letting me know which shirt you would choose if you won.

*Winner pays the flat rate fee of $3.99 shipping – Must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the United States. Giveaway ends 6/10/2013

Do you know that I love Uncommon Goods? They have some really cool gifts, some are a little on the pricey side, and others are perfect for smaller gifts. Here are three that I found and really loved:

Uncommon Goods Father's Day Gift Ideas MommyB

First is a beer chiller, you can drink and chill your beer at the same time, never drink a drop of warm beer again! To the right is a cool molecular gastronomy set, if he’s into Top Chef or Iron Chef this is the perfect gift for him! And lastly, bottom left, a cool map for the traveling man. He can scratch off places in the world that he’s travelled to, better than push-pins by far!!

Don’t forget if he’s a Sci-Fi fan, take him to see the new Star Trek movie or buy him a couple of movie tickets, DaddyB loved the movie in the theater and highly recommends seeing it!

 

Winners!!! Cafepress: Alaine, Smile Brilliant!: Krys Davis, FlattenMe: Michelle P.

 

Thank you to the companies who participated in this Father’s Day Gift Guide and contributed product for placement. 

Beautiful Stylish Spring Line from Thyme Maternity {Giveaway}

**I had the pleasure of working with Thyme Maternity to bring this post and giveaway to you.***

Both of my girls were born in the spring, and for me, the last trimester of my pregnancy was when I needed maternity clothes the most. Of course I couldn’t pull out my bulky sweaters, and I wanted to be both cute and comfortable. {No, it’s not twins *LOL*}

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If I was currently expecting, which I completely am NOT, I would definitely shop at Thyme Maternity. Not only do they offer great collections with both style and comfort in mind, but they also offer nursing fashions and accessories for any occasion Whether you are looking for a tee to wrap your belly in comfort or some beautiful business pieces, or maybe a pretty dress for all of those weddings coming up this summer, Thyme Maternity has it!

Thyme Maternity Clothes Collage

In addition to providing a great clothing line, Thyme’s website gives new and seasoned parents including practical advice and fashion tips, and opportunities to connect emotionally with moms-to-be, building community.

Check out more beautiful spring styles and join the conversation at: thymematernityUSA.com and head to their Facebook page and give it a “like” facebook.com/thymematernityusa.

Enter this awesome $75 Thyme Maternity giveaway. Even if you yourself are not expecting feel free to enter to win this great prize for someone else who may be.

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This is a compensated post, however all opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own honest experiences. Yours may vary.

“Moms Mean More” Concord Mills Event {Giveaway}

Maureen Oboyle Jennifer BullockThis weekend Concord Mills hosted their, “Moms Mean More” fashion show, hosted by WBTV’s Maureen O’Boyle. Not only did this fashion show feature clothing available for purchase at several of the outlet’s stores, but through the event they were also able to promote Dress for Success, a local charity helping women get into the workforce, and honor two deserving moms: Fridonna Shepard-Steele – A graduate of Dress for Success Charlotte and Anita Dean Arnette – Moms Mean More online essay contest winner.

The fashion show showcased looks from several of the mall’s stores including, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, maurices, Kasper/Jones NY Outlet, The Children’s Place Outlet, Aerosoles, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Old Navy, VF Outlet, P.S. by Aeropostale, and Tommy Bahama Outlet.

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I had the pleasure of speaking with some of the representatives from a few stores and learning more about the brands and what they represent. In some exciting news Brooks Brothers‘ clothing will be featured in The Great Gatsby movie remake, and the store also sells clothing for women as well. Shocking, I know!

Since bermuda shorts are in for this season’s fashion trends, Tommy Bahama was an obvious choice for the fashion show. Not only were we transported to island life when we walked into the store, but the fabric choices and styles were very in line with the mission of the original owners. I fell in love with some of the looks and may have to go back and grab some dresses and tanks for my upcoming trips for Social Media Moms #jerseylove and Myrtle Beach.

During the fashion show my favorite piece was from Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and was a beautiful linen dress with a matching hat. The model wore the look fabulously and it looked not only great for the spring/summer, but also expensive yet comfortable.

The models were great, I definitely had my favorites and was only able to capture a few in my videos because of their stopping points. The male models were hilarious, and the crowd finally started getting “into” the fashion show when the adorable children came out to show their looks. Here are some of my favorite clips from the show:

I loved the look that was featured from Old Navy with an adult female model and a little girl who were wearing matching outfits. I wished there were more sets like this featured, especially since it was a Mother’s Day event and I of course am biased as a mom.

Several of the stores that were featured in the fashion show have outlet prices every day on their items, but also have additional savings for the Mother’s Day holiday. Make sure you stop by Concord Mills between now and Mother’s Day to find a special mom in your life something she’ll really love, at a great price too!

Also, Concord Mills is giving one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a chance to win a $100 Simon Gift Card that can be used anywhere in the US that accepts American Express. Enter here:

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Also, if you are in the Charlotte area, please make sure you check out and consider donating the following items Dress for Success Charlotte:

  • Nearly-new handbags
  • Professional totes
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Career-appropriate jewelry
  • New hosiery 

 

Thank you Simon Malls and Concord Mills for the invite to this event. I received samples and product as a gift for attending this event. These gifts in no way effect any opinions I have placed in this blog post. My thoughts are my own and yours may vary.

be you be true Products – Cute and Inspiring {Giveaway}

I am a huge proponent of buying things with more than one use, or something that has meaning behind it, something that can be more. In my world the little things mean a lot especially as I’m trying to raise my two beautiful, little girls. I not only want them to know how loved they are, but also how to treat others and that they are ultimately in control of their lives and choices. I know, it may seem a little much for kids to learn, but really, aren’t we preparing them to be awesome adults??

While I don’t want my girls to grow up too quickly, I do want them to learn responsibility, empathy, passion, and be inspired by things and people around them. One of the reasons I was so excited to be a part of sharing the word about be you be true products is that their mission is to inspire and encourage kids {and adults too.}

Each of their messages on their clothing, accessories, paper/vinyl products, and home goods come with a message in mind. There are several different sayings and characters to choose from, different genders, and a wide variety of sizes too.

Not only is be you be true offering up some awesome inspiration through their products, but they are also committed to giving back to the community. Their goal, for 2013 is to donate $10,000 that will go towards sponsoring healthy and happy opportunities for children. Again, a message within a purpose within a cause.

As for the items themselves, we love the be you be true signature. It’s simple and works great for our multicultural family, {although more curly-haired options would not be turned down in this house!!} As for the fit, the children’s t-shirts are long and slender in my opinion, so keep that in mind when ordering. Lil’ C is in the 75th percentile for height and weight and the size 4-5 is a close fit for her. Miss A is wearing the 7-8 and it’s a good fit I think.

Miss A chose “Be a Princess” and Lil’ C chose “Be Graceful” can you tell they love being girly?!?

beyoubetrue girls shirts MommyB

The items we received were great quality, the t-shirts were durable and thick fabric, and one really cool thing I learned is that be you be true, in an effort to make the most of their materials and not waste, uses t-shirts that are less than perfect and upcycles them into cute totes!!!

Here are some pictures of these awesome products, and my girls enjoying their time in the sun and their super girly, awesome shirts.

beyoubetrue Collage MommyB

Make sure you check out be you be true’s website to see these products for yourself and make purchases (they make great gifts too): beyoubetrue.com. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!!

be you be true is giving one lucky MommyB reader a chance to win “3 Months of Tees”, that’s one tee shirt for three months.

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We received products from be you be true in order to give you our opinion on their products. This in no way effects the honest thoughts expressed in this post.