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Holiday Gift Guide – Unique Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas

MommyB Knows Best's Holiday Gift Guide

MommyB Knows Best's Holiday Gift Guide Deck the Halls and break out your lists it’s time for another installment of MommyB Knows Best’s Holiday Gift Guide for the family! In speaking with different families I know that some families provide lists of desired items and others have little to no ideas to go off of. Personally, I like a list for a guideline, but I love purchasing items that I think the gift recipient will be surprised by and love. Here are a few unique stocking stuffer and gift ideas that I wanted to share with you. I hope they can be helpful in your holiday shopping.

big-fish-games-logoThe perfect stocking stuffer for kids or adults, pick up a gift certificate from online casual games company Big Fish.  With most games available for download at only $9.99, Big Fish has something to please every gamer including colorful puzzles and brain teasers, educational games for children, and intriguing mystery and adventure games.

 

Bobbi-ToadsBobbi-Toads, a line of fun and fashionable shoes for young girls, features a faux set of toe nails on a stylish sneaker, allowing young ones to paint the shoes as you would your own nails. When you are ready to switch up your style and change colors, simply use non-toxic nail polish remover to remove the old polish, and repeat the process by polishing with a different color; it’s that easy! https://www.bobbitoads.com/

CVS Phone CasesLooking for a personalized gift that any smart phone or tablet user would love?? CVS/pharmacy photo lab offers several selections and templates to design a fabulous phone case for someone special. Here are my photos, thoughts, and ordering information: CVS/pharmacy smart phone case review.

 

The Little Gym FamilyTired of toys consuming every area of your home?? What about a gift that will give your child hours of enjoyment and learning but just doesn’t fit into a box? We love The Little Gym classes for both our girls, whether they are in ballet, gymnastics, or one of the many active classes The Little Gym offers they are learning skills both physically and socially. We have classes at The Little Gym of Huntersville/Lake Norman but you can also find a Little Gym class near you.

 

CVS Beauty Collage

Stocking stuffers can be the last item on your shopping list and sometimes the most difficult. I love shopping for little trinkets at CVS/pharmacy. When it comes to my stocking stuffer wishes I’d pick the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Beauty Club picks. Some of my favorites are Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, Nuance Salma Hayek Walnut Body Scrub {it’s to die for!!}, and for fun, Katy Perry Lashes Oh My!{choose something modest or get fancy!} to name a few. All of these products are around $7 and under in CVS/pharmacy’s Beauty Club, perfect stocking stuffer price and size.

Our favorite Christmas movie to watch with our girls is Veggie Tale’s St. Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving. We like this movie because it tells about the person St. Nicholas and explains the reasons behind why we give gifts at Christmas time, something we try to teach our girls. You may even want to consider buying this one to watch before Christmas gets here. The lowest price I’ve found the video so far is on Walmart’s Website.

 

 

 

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MommyB Knows Best's Family Gift Guide

 

This list of products is part of a sponsored post. However, if I didn’t think the products would be good for my own family or yours I would not list them on my site. Your opinions about the above products may vary, and isn’t it nice that we’re all individuals?!? 

 

 

I Count on Carter’s because Quality Matters {Giveaway}

Does your child have a special lovey or a favorite outfit that they adore?? For us, Miss A has, “bunny”. Bunny is Miss A’s best friend. Bunny has been with A before she was born and she still sleeps with bunny too. Miss A has taken Bunny on some special trips, doctor’s visits, and even her first haircut.

A Haircut Bunny

Miss A loves Bunny so much that her first birthday party theme was based on her bunny AND we ordered a cake that looked just like her.

Bunny Cake Collage MommyBKnowsBest

In fact, I still remember the day I bought Bunny at a local Carter’s store. In fact, I bought two bunnies because another mom I know recommended that we have more than one lovey in case one was in the wash or we lose one, {which I always recommend to other moms now too}.

Just as we’ve been able to count on Bunny to be there when there are bumps, scary situations, and to help Miss A sleep, we’ve counted on Carters for well-made clothes that last, adorable styles and fun fashion, great varieties of pieces to mix-and-match, and affordable prices {not to mention awesome sales.}

Childhood. It’s chock-full of the unexpected. But, from their first cry to their first class, there are certain truths every parent can count on…for example, socks will come and go…but mostly…they’ll go. They love swimming, but hate baths. On any given day, she’ll have more wardrobe changes than a Broadway musical. There are just some things you can always count on. And, thankfully, Carter’s is one of them.

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences. Be among the first to see the digital premiere of Carter’s latest TV commercial, and click share if you agree that when a child is born, so is a mom. Click here: Count on Carter’s to watch the commercial {and have tissues at the ready, if you’re anything like me you’ll need them.}

It’s no surprise that since our girls have grown up with Carter’s products, including some adorable outfits, that we’ll be shopping at Carter’s for their holiday dresses. We love shopping at Carter’s because our girls can both get something to wear that will match or compliment and work great for our Christmas photo {too bad they don’t have mommy and daddy sized clothes.}

Here are some of my favorite pieces from Carter’s Holiday line:

This is most likely the dress I’ll get them, but it’s so hard to choose. Isn’t it sweet?!?

Carter's Red Holiday Dress

and you can’t forget super cute accessories to go with those pretty outfits, like these velvet bows:

I didn’t want to leave the boys out either, although I don’t have one they have some adorable pieces to complete the perfectly styled little guy. See!!

Carter's Holiday Boys outfits

Just in time for the holidays, Carter’s is excited to introduce their new holiday rewards program for in-store purchases. Earn a $10 holiday rewards card for every $50 you spend in store. The $10 reward is printed on the bottom of your receipt. To redeem, the coupon must not be detached from the original receipt. This limited time offer is a great way to shop and save this holiday season. Reward can be redeemed through December 29, 2012.

Find a Carter’s Store near you: Carters.com to get your shop on and “Like” Carter’s on Facebook/follow Carter’s on Twitter to discover the latest great deals, exclusive events and offers for your little ones!

In honor of this awesome sale I’m giving one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a chance to win a $50 Carter’s Gift Card to shop for some great holiday clothes, fill in some wardrobe necessities, or even give away as a gift to a friend or family member. Good luck and enter here:

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Carter’s partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote Count on Carter’s. As part of the program, I received product or gift cards. Carter’s believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words, and therefore did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products I used. Carter’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of any giveaway in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

Miss Bug’s Boutique – Adorable Children’s Play Jewelry

Miss Bug's Boutique

Miss Bug's Boutique

Baubles, glitter, and all things girly is exactly what Miss Bug’s Boutique is made of! If you have a girly-girl, or know a little lady who loves to dress to impress, she’ll love one of Lesley Swanson-Stamper’s creations. Lesley took a few minutes to answer some questions about Miss Bug’s Boutique and her creations.

Why did you start this business?

I started this business because I have a strong need and desire to be creative. I also LOVE accessories…not just for myself, but for my daughters’ to wear with their outfits too. Having 2 children and being a stay at home mom, I have found it is so rejuvenating to have something I can do in my down time..a creative outlet so to speak. I think all mom’s, regardless of whether their role is a working mom or an at-home mom, we all need an “outlet”. This is mine!

Where did the name come from?

The name of my shop. Miss Bug’s Boutique, came from “back in the day”. In toddlerhood, all of my dad’s softball league friends, their wives, and eventually all my family, called me Miss Bug. I thought it only fitting to name the shop that because after all, my designs are perfect for a toddler too! Although, I have to say, I was such a tom-boy when I was little, that I may not have actually worn something like this. As I’ve gotten older I have also gotten girl-ier.

What is the best age for one of your creations?

Probably the best ages for my creations actually depends on the purpose. If you want a necklace to be used for something like a photo-shoot, then any 6month old up to 12 year old could wear them. However, if you’re talking every day fun-wear, playing dress-up, etc. Then I would say 2 might be a great age to start at..otherwise they may just chew them off!

What is the average price of your hand-made jewelry?

Prices range from $20-$24 for pre-made pieces, and $25-27 for custom pieces.

Where can readers buy their own creation from Miss Bug’s Boutique?

Through my Facebook shop http://www.facebook.com/MissBugsBoutique or email: nlmaks2@comcast.net

You can tell that Lesley’s heart is in her business as she strives to provide the best quality, and customer service she possibly can. Part of the fun of her job is that she is continually on the hunt for quality pieces to add to her creations & unique materials. In all her efforts, she wants customers to feel appreciated and valued.

My girls were in for a treat when they received their cutely packed Miss Bug’s Boutique creations. Here they are before their new owners made them theirs:

Miss Bug's Boutique Creations

 and here they are adorned with their jewels:

MommyBKnowsBest Miss Bug's Boutique

Lil’ C did end up breaking part of the clasp of her necklace after being very rough on it, however with any type of children’s jewelry no matter what the brand or warnings I always think that parents should keep an eye on their kiddos, especially the younger set. Safety first!! I’ll head to the local craft store to see if they have a quick fix, if not Lesley, again with her amazing customer service has offered to fix it at no charge.

I received Miss Bug’s Boutique products in order to review these items and write about them in this post. All opinions and thoughts in this post are my own, however yours may vary. 

Custom Phone and Tablet Cases by CVS/pharmacy – Discount

CVS Phone Cases

Happy Thursday everyone!! I can’t believe this week is almost over, but before it is, I wanted to write you about CVS/pharmacy’s new custom phone and tablet cases, for two reasons.

1. Because I got a sample and it’s so cool I had to share

2. There’s a discount going on right now, but only for a few more days!

Being one of a million Jennifer’s when I get the chance to personalize things I do. From gifts to other people, my girls room decor, clothing, and almost anything I can “snazz-up”. This holds true for my websites too. I love to market my sites when I can because I’m proud of all the work I’ve done and blessed to be where I am in my career. So, even though it was hard for me to choose between featuring pics of my girls or customize for work, I chose to feature my websites. (** After seeing the results though, I think I may ask for one with my kiddos on it for my birthday, hint hint.)

CVS/pharmacy’s photo lab offers customizing for several different brands including, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Blackberry, Samsung, and the list goes on.

CVS Phone Cases

Choosing images for this project was the most difficult part of the process, the rest was made super easy with a user friendly, step-by-step online program.

CVS 3 Steps

CVS/pharmacy made it easy for me to choose from different photo layouts, for my iPhone 4 I could choose 1, 2, or 3 photos and also for my specific model I was able to choose between a few different case styles. I love that I could choose the placement of my images, and easily move my uploaded images around.

CVS Case Customize

I chose the iPhone Vibe case since it seemed like the more durable choice. CVS/pharmacy ships your case at no additional cost to the CVS location of your choice, making it easy to pick up during your other CVS/pharmacy related errands. I love the smooth finish, and the quality of the photos on my phone case turned out great. The case fits my phone very well and definitely seems like it will hold up to being shuffled around in my diaper bag. I am very pleased with the results and think this would make a great, personalized gift as well.

Here’s mine (ignore the iPhone flash glare):

MommyBKnowsBest Personalize Phone Case

Cases range in price starting at $34.99, and like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, CVS/pharmacy has a great deal on their website for 25% off. Head over to http://www.cvsphoto.com/phone-and-tablet-cases , add your customized phone or tablet case(s) to your shopping cart and upon check out enter the discount code: CASE25 Please note that this promotion ends 9/8/12 so you only have a couple of days to take advantage of this deal.

One big tip for creating your case would be to make sure you use high res images, the better the quality of the original pictures, the better the quality of your case.

My only wish is that someone would create an even more durable personalized phone case, maybe something made of armor, I’m so nervous my phone will get damaged.

What images would you use for your personalized case?

I received a complimentary phone case from CVS/pharmacy in order to test out the product and give you my honest opinions about the product. Besides, how else can I tell you about it if I don’t experience it myself? Your opinions may vary unless you design your phone exactly like mine to advertise my sites. {Just kidding!!!}

Back To School Trend – Gutzy Gear

Looking for a great way to personalize your child’s school gear now that it’s Back To School Time? I know my daughter and many of her friends attend schools where they don’t allow characters on their backpack, clothing, lunch boxes or drink cups. While I completely understand their reasoning for that specific rule I definitely want to find ways for Miss A to express herself in a positive, fun way. She can do exactly that with Gutzy Gear.

Gutzy Gear are basically detachable velcro straps that attach to your child’s backpack. The great thing about the straps is that they are the perfect foundation for Gutzy Gear Gutzies {aka velcro patches}. Gutzies come in so many different styles, for girls and boys, and cater to each child’s personality. We had a variety of children at our Gutzy Gear party #GettinGutzy, and every child left happy.

MommyBKnowsBest Gutzy Gear Party

I really like the fact that Gutzy Gear is interchangeable, easy to remove AND clean, and fun for my kids. My only worry is the wear-and-tear of the product which I can only find out after a few months of use, I’ll keep you posted on that front.

Gutzy Gear Backpack Straps are $9.99 retail and Gutzies come in a pack of 2 and range in price from $4.99 to $5.99. Gutzy Gear products can be purchased at Kmart, Office Depot, Shop Rite, Target, Toys ‘R Us, Wal-Mart and online.

Do you want to Get Your Gutzy On?!?! Check out Gutzy Gear’s website: http://www.gutzygear.com/, also between now and September 7th, your kids can win 1 of 100 Toys ‘R Us gift cards, worth more than $5000 by showing how you “go gutzy”! Head over to www.facebook.com/gutzygear to participate and upload your photos.

What Gutzy Gear products would be your kiddo’s favorites??

As a member of MomSelect I was given the opportunity to host a Gutzy Gear party and invite all my friends to try Gutzy Gear products. 

Count Me Healthy Bracelets

This just in…”Mommy Brain” is now the largest pandemic in new and seasoned mothers. Symptoms have been known to elevate with addition of children, multiples, lack of sleep, eating any sort of food, leaving the home, or breathing air. Infected mothers may experience loss of brain function. EG: forgetting your conversation mid-sentence, placing non-food items in your refrigerator, looking for your phone when you are ON the phone, forgetting where you dropped the kids off, remembering to thaw dinner, and basically while doing anything in life.

Okay, maybe I got a little carried away, but only a little. I know for me, mommy brain or basically just being busy and having my mind pulled in a million different directions really effects my memory. Because my proverbial plate is pretty full I keep 3 calendars, have a white-board to-do list, purchase birthday cards and gifts in mass amounts, and try to stay proactive, but even with all my efforts to stay on top of the pile there are still things I forget. Personally I hate feeling like the flaky mom, but moreover there are the important things I have missed/forgotten which really eat me up.

One product I recently heard about that will contribute to thwarting the “mommy brain epidemic” are these really cute bracelets called, Count Me Healthy Jewelry.

Count Me Healthy Bracelet

I received a bracelet to try out and was so excited about the concept. Basically, you use the metal balls to count anything like how many cups of water you drink in a day, or to keep track of eating your vegetables. Each bracelet comes with 12 small movable balls, although my bracelet the balls were a little hard to move, but this did make them stay put once I got them to where they should be. I like that the Count Me Healthy bracelets are adjustable to fit any wrist size and that they offer different metals and styles if you’re looking for a gift for a woman who’s not a mom too. I encourage you to check out their website and shop here for a nice treat for yourself or a great gift to help a special woman defend herself against the effects of “Mommy Brain”!!  http://www.countmehealthyjewelry.com

What products or tricks do you use to combat “Mommy Brain”? {Personally, I’d love some tips!!}

I received my very own Count Me Healthy Mommy and Me bracelet in order to give you my honest opinions of the product. This post contains my original words, witty humor, and a little bit of sass, and it’s all mine. Your thoughts and opinions of this product may vary, but I’ll still love you if they do.

Oh My, it’s Carter’s Oh So BIG sale! {CLOSED}

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Carters Oh So Big Kids SaleThis past weekend I dove into my girls closets and turned into the Tasmanian Devil, no not the one on the nature shows, the one from the cartoons. {Insert mental image here, since I do not have rights to this image.} And if you’re not sure who the Looney Toon’s version of the Tasmanian Devil is; Google, baby.

So picture me getting rid of all of the heavy knits, and thick fleece and being left with a rack of empty hangers minus the one or two dresses and t-shirts that can work for the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having. While Little C ,{yes I did just upgrade her from Baby C, remember this moment in time!} has a few hand-me-downs from Miss A, they’re not quite the same size at the same age, and well, Miss A she has some size 10’s from grandparents finding good deals, but won’t be fitting in those for years.

From the time my girls were itty bitty, we have been gifted or purchased clothes we LOVE at Carter’s children’s clothing stores. Not only do I really like the awesome quality of their clothing, {great for passing down to siblings/family members} but they also have really cute styles to offer. Unlike a lot of children’s stores these days, I appreciate the fact that Carter’s clothes are AGE appropriate, yes people a 4 year old can dress their age, no excuses. Not to mention that Carter’s always offers great coupons and discounts, and I love saving a buck when I can. Speaking of which… their, “Oh So Big Sale” is going on as I type this blog post!

From now through April 24th Carter’s adorable kids gear is up to 60% off online and in-stores. Whether you’re looking for baby girl or baby boy sets for all those baby showers you’ll be attending this spring and summer, little girls tunics and leggings to mix and match for pretty, colorful outfits, or adorable nightgowns {plus more} or something for the boys, Carter’s has some great deals on denim and cute t-shirts too!

Here are a three of my favorites from this awesome Carter’s sale:

Carters Oh So Big Sale Girls Dress

I am a sucker for dresses, thank God for giving me two girls {who also adore them}! I really like this one because it’s pink, frilly, and great for spring AND summer. If white’s not your color Carter’s also has some other adorable dresses in their toddler and big girls sections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carters Oh So Big Sale Boy Shirt

Here’s one of my favorite boys t-shirts, not only is it a bright, fun color, perfect for spring, but it’s a cute design without being scary (skulls) or having cartoon characters on it.

I hear from so many moms that most boys clothing only has sports balls on them and you can only have so many of those before you want to pull your hair out {general, not direct quote}. Plus it’s mom-centric, love it!!

 

 

 

 

Carters Oh So Big Sale Pajamas

 

Last, but not least, I had to include pajamas. We in the B household are known to have a pajama party or five each month. I also love monkeys, these girl monkeys are so sweet with their bows and bananas. Don’t you agree?

I also love that Carter’s thought about spring weather when they created this set. I know here in Charlotte the weather has been cold one day and hot the next, so we’ve been mixing up pajama sets to facilitate the temperature of our house, it works, it’s not as cute as this set though.

For more information on the Oh So Big Sale, check out Carter’s online: Carters.com website
“Like” Carter’s on Facebook to discover the latest great deals and Find a Store near you.

I love Carter’s products and because of that, I am giving away a $50 Carter’s gift card for you to do some extra shopping.

How to Win

Mandatory Entry {must be done in order to get additional entries}: Head to Carter’s Website HERE and click on the Oh So Big Sale link and tell me: What your favorite product in the Carter’s Dresses & One Pieces line is in the comments section below this post.

For additional entries:

1. Leave a comment on another post on my website. (1 comment per post, no limit otherwise.)

2. Follow MommyBKnowsBest on Twitter

3. Tweet– using @mommybknowsbest and linking back to this giveaway. (up to 5 tweets a day)

Not an entry because MommyB Knows Best follows Facebook TOS, but we’d love it if you want to follow MommyB Knows Best (again not an entry but I’d love you forever if you did) click here: MommyB Knows Best Facebook

RulesGiveaway ends April 25th @12:00 am. The winner will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.


Carter’s partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote their Oh So Big Sale. As part of the program, I received product or gift cards. Carter’s believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words, and therefore did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products I used. Carter’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of any giveaway in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

 

Peek Away Nursing Kit {Guest Review}

Peek Away Logo

For being such a natural thing, breastfeeding is not always so easy.

On a previous Mommy B guest post, I shared 8 Things No One Told Me About Breastfeeding. It’s been almost four months since I wrote that post, and I still have some challenges.

One thing that has not changed in the nearly seven months I’ve been nursing is the need for a pillow to help position my daughter to my breast. I always use a nursing pillow in the house and a travel version (it’s inflatable) that I leave in the car and take with me as needed.

Even though the pillow is inflatable, it’s not always convenient to tote around, but for me, it’s essential.

Peek Away LogoThat’s why I was very excited when I learned about a product that is a pillow, nursing cover, changing pad and purse – the Peek Away 4 in 1 Essentials Nursing Kit.

The Peek Away is approximately 13 x 6 x 3 ½ inches when it’s folded. It has hooks and a strap that can be attached so you can carry it like a purse. You can also use that strap to secure the pillow around your waist. It also features a nursing cover with a “rounded” collar so you can peek in on babe while he or she is nursing. The pillow unfolds into a changing pad and there is a pocket with a reusable wipe container. There are also two additional pockets you can use for keys, your cell phone, credit cards, etc.

It was designed by a husband and wife who found it was difficult to travel as frequently as they did while conveniently nursing and having the essentials they needed easily accessible.

Overall, I think the design and functionality of the Peek Away is fantastic. What a great idea to have something that you can use for a quick errand or travel (especially air travel) that can function in so many ways.

However, there are several areas that can be improved to make the kit, which retails for about $45, a truly remarkable product.

 

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  • The multi-function strap cannot be used to secure your pillow around your waist since you’re likely
    going to use it primarily for the nursing cover. This is really a small detail and in my experience, the
    pillow didn’t really move much anyways.
  • The pillow turns into a nice, cushy changing pad although it would be great if it were a tad bit longer.
    The integrated wipes container is a fantastic idea, but it needs to be a higher quality plastic as it’s not
    very durable.
  • The fabric used for the newer prints (bright, pink or green floral) is not what you would expect for
    a $45 price tag. It’s on the thinner side and in bright light at the right angle, you can see through the
    nursing cover. However, it’s lightweight which keeps you and baby cooler. In addition, the stitching on
    the kit is inconsistent and doesn’t look polished.

[/badlist]

 

The owners of Peek Away are aware of the quality concerns with the current kit which are a result of the manufacturer not following the company’s specifications for materials or workmanship.

They are in the process of addressing these concerns and selecting another manufacturer to produce an improved, higher quality product and anticipate having them available in the Fall of 2012.

Peek Away PicturePeek Away is offering an incredible deal on the current lot of the floral kits – 65% off the retail price. You can buy one on their website for only $16.99. At that price, the kit is affordable and while it does have some minor quality issues, it is still functional and could make nursing-on-the-go an easier experience for you and your baby.

Peek Away provided products for this review, however, the opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Jamie BioAfter a 13+ years PR/communications career, Jamie K. recently took on her most challenging job yet – as a fulltime CFO (chief family officer). Currently, she lives in Alabama with her husband, an officer in the Air Force, and her toddler son and infant daughter. She’s a big fan of deal sites, attempts to be eco-friendly, and struggles daily with the great balancing act of being a super mom.


Little Miss Matched – Fun Clothes for Girls

Little Miss Matched

Little Miss MatchedIn case you’re still looking for stocking stuffers, or really cute presents any time of year, and have a little girl, I highly recommend Little Miss Matched. I recently stumbled upon Little Miss Matched, although I have friends who have known about them for a while.

As I was looking through their website I found some really cute items and thought they would be great for Miss A. They have fun, quirky styles for girls of all ages. Through my searching I also found out that their sock line, which is probably their most popular item, carries socks for babies age 6 months and up, toddlers, girls, women, and even men! Now DaddyB is pretty conservative with his socks so I’m not sure that he’d wear them, but I know my younger sister who is 14 would LOVE some of their styles. I think their city-scape socks are pretty cool.

Whether you’re looking for fun accessories, sock bundles, or even cute clothes I suggest you check out Little Miss Matched, Miss A LOVES her socks, I think mostly because she can express herself even though she is required to wear a uniform to Preschool, and I love it because I don’t have to worry about matching socks when I’m folding laundry!

Little Miss Matched

How much fun right?!?! If you want to check them out head over to Little Miss Matched’s website: http://www.littlemissmatched.com/ and check out their last minute gift ideas and great shipping choices!!

I was able to try out some Little Miss Matched products in order to give my honest thoughts on their products. I was in no way swayed by the company and all the above words and opinions are my own. Your opinions may vary. 

Heelys Not Just for Kids

Heelys Wave Skate Shoe

Girls YellingI am the mom who rolls her eyes at the kids who race through grocery stores playing tag, I’ll admit it I’m big on manners and being respectful of others, is that such a bad thing? I feel like kids can be kids but also be mindful of others at the same time. Thus, one of the reasons why moms like me may not like Heelys shoes. In case you’ve never heard of Heelys, you probably don’t live on planet Earth, but they are shoes with wheels in the bottom, aka skate shoes, and have been very popular with children especially.

Well, now they’re asking moms to try them. I’m a mom, I don’t hate Heelys and secretly thought they would be fun to try out, although DaddyB said I should take out some extra liability and life insurance before attempting to manuver on Heelys.

My first few tries at Heelys were slow going, of course I wanted to make sure I didn’t die seeing that I still need to work on my will, and the girls would probably miss me. But after a few good tries I was rolling around in the kitchen and dining room. Read More