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Trrtlz Bracelets Share Your Adventure ~ Review and Giveaway!

This product was submitted for review, all opinions and stories are my own.
Have you seen these cool new animal stretch bracelets yet?  Colorful, meaningful, and fun, Trrtlz has taken the “friendship bracelet” concept to a whole new level!
Trrtlz bracelets are available in 12 different lines, each with different animal beads.
Trrtlz CLASSIC, Trrtlz FLUO, ELEPHANTZ
OWLZ, MONKEYZ, PENQUINZ
PIGZ, FROGZ, GIRAFFEZ
DRAGONZ, WHALEZ, SKULLZ
Each animal line is available in different 10 soft pretty colors.  Each color symbolize a different personality trait.
The concept is that you give them to friends and loved ones while sharing lives adventures.
As you wear them, the color fade and become truly unique to each bracelet.  Then as you find someone you want to give a bracelet to, your sharing your adventures with them.
These are have such a meaningful concept and a fun accessory.
Learn more about Trrtlz here!
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Giveaway ends: December 21st, 2015

Showing Off My NFL Fan Style!

Living in Boston my whole life means 2 things.  One, I can drive in the middle of a blizzard while holding my ice coffee, and two, I love our sports teams, and when it comes to Boston sports the Patriots are top.

Bostonians take their passion and loyalty of the Patriots very seriously, like when Gronk was carted off the field last weekend people had tears in their eyes.  
We are Patriots nation, and being that means us girls like to show off our fandom in stylish ways.  Gone are the days of having to buy over sized sweatshirts or jerseys and trying to make them look feminine.  Now NFLShop.com has a full line of women’s fashion, that is tailored to fit a woman’s body and designed to be cute and pretty.
When shopping NFLShop.com I decided on two tops, one v-neck t-shirt and a pull over sweatshirt.  I liked both these pieces because I can easily wear one with a pair of sweats or yoga pants while running around with the kids or watching the game at home with the hubby.  Then if we are going out to watch the game, I can easily pair them with jeans and boots or heels.
I also got a pair of earrings and a beautiful hat that is accented with sequence and glittered thread.  
While shopping I wanted over twenty items and finally narrowed my shopping cart down to these four items, however I have already passed my wish list on to my husband.  I figure with him wanting to make a move down south this summer, I’m going to need more pieces in my wardrobe so that I can make sure to represent, hehe!  These wedges are on the top of my Christmas wish list.
I will also be doing a lot of holiday shopping on NFLShop.com too.  They have some great accessories that will make perfect Teacher’s gifts.  Also my brother is in South Carolina and is always asking for me to send him Patriots stuff, now I can just have it shipped right to him.
Oh and if you have a certain holiday sweater party coming up, why not show off your team while rocking a holiday sweater!
Who’s the football fan on your shopping list this holiday season?
Get social with NFLShop.com and stay up to date on promotions!

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Swimoutlet.com Your One Stop Shop for Fitness Apparel

Product samples were submitted for review, all opinions are my own.
The holidays will soon be over and everyone will be on their new year health kick.  I’ll be one of them, I can’t wait to get back into the swing of working out and eating better.
From last winter into summer, I was feeling amazing.  I had been following the 21 day fix meal plan, walking everyday, and doing the work out videos that came with the meal plan.  Weight was slowly falling off, but more importantly I felt my best.  My energy was high, by tummy was flat and never bloated, my skin was clearer.  I swore I would never go back to eating crap and being to busy to workout.  

That was until life hit me in the face.  I ran a 5k in the morning then went to breakfast with all my friends, the beginning of the end.  I indulged with everyone, from there jumped on a bus to NYC for a conference which meant more crappy food in a hotel room.  I came back from the conference with 2 weeks to get ready for a 3 week trip to Brazil, then there was vacation and then another vacation, and then a road trip.  Once we were home and settled, the kids were getting ready for school and bam the holidays started.  Life got crazy really fast and with that one over indulgence at just the right time that had me on a spiral slide right back to where I began.
So now I’m making new goals and am ready to accomplish them.  While I have been trying to watch what I eat, life has been packed with parties, events, and work making it impossible to stick to a ridged diet.  Plus I have been having kidney problems since summer and now a chest infection that has been going on three weeks, so exercise has been the last thing I have wanted to try to make time for.
However once the holiday rush is over and I really want to get back to focusing on getting me healthy and happy.  However the worse thing for me is planning to start a new workout routine and eating plan, and then waking up to nothing to eat or nothing to wear.  Give me an excuse, especially during those first two weeks and I’m done.  So I will be out grocery shopping for everything I need the day before my meal plan starts.  
As for what to wear, swimoutlet.com has me covered.  Don’t be fooled by their name, yes they have everything you could imagine for time by the water, but they also have so much more.
Their workout clothes are adorable and very high quality.  I recently bought an under armour outfit that I am in love with and a bag that matches perfectly and will be ideal for lugging water, headphones, and all the rest of my gym accessories back and forth.
My new workout Outfit:

Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Perfect Pace T

Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Armour Legging

Seafolly Lei Tote

This is my new favorite work-out outfit and I have a wish list in my shopping cart of other adorable sets available at Swimoutlet.com
Make sure you check them out when looking for a great workout wardrobe. 
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What Lilly Believes This Christmas! Plus her Oshkosh B’gosh Style

This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Christmas time is our favorite time of the year!  We visit Santa, enjoy parties with family which always means yummy treats, decorate the house from top to bottom, and best of all curl up as a family and watch endless Christmas movies while sipping cocoa.
This year I sat down and asked the kids some fun holiday question to find out what they believed about Christmas.  The answers I got were so cute!
The questions I asked:
1. What does Santa say?
2. Why does Santa have a big belly?
3. What does snow taste like?
4. How would you build a snowmen?
5. What do you think Snowman eat for breakfast?

One of Lilly’s favorite parts of the holiday season is shopping for all her holiday outfits.  She loves getting dressed up and this year Oshkosh had her dancing around the store with all there holiday fashion choices.
She chose this outfit because, “she has never had a poncho before” and “look at these shoes, they sparkle to the moon”.
She paired her hooded sweater poncho and sparkly red shoes with a pair of skinny jeans, “Choose Happy” long sleeve t-shirt, and of course a sparkly headband.
Make sure you head over to your closest Oshkosh B’gosh Store and pick out your holiday outfits or check out this great Gift Guide for style inspiration!  Use this coupon in-stores or online to save 25% on your purchase of $30 or more!

Fall Fashion with FabKids!

*As a FabKids Ambassador, I received this outfit free of charge, all opinions are 100% my own*
It is starting to get chilly outside and that means putting the sandals away for fun fashionable boots to go with our stylish dresses!  Luckily FabKids has Lilly covered again this month.  Our October outfit pick is a new favorite.  She loves dressed and the way this one flows has her spinning all over the place, plus the fringe on the boots is adorable and totally fashion forward this fall.

The pattern on the dress is a fun colorful tribal pattern, which looks great with colored tights.  Lilly’s worn it with pink, purple, and green tights and each color gives the dress a new stylish twist.  The studded fringed boots are soft and comfy but totally fashionable.  They match the style of the dress perfectly.  
This dresses name is the “Tribal Drop Waist Dress” and the boots are the “Studded Moccasin Fuzzies”.
If you haven’t read my previous FabKids outfit features, this is how FabKids works:
FabKids is a stylish children’s clothing brand that creates monthly ready-to-play outfits and shoes for both boys and girls.
This simplifies shopping for parents and helps kids stay on-trend while looking fashionable and age appropriate.
VIP Membership:
Once you make your first purchase, you will be enrolled in the free VIP membership program.  As a VIP, you’ll receive members only pricing as well as other private perks!  New VIP members can take advantage of the buy 1 outfit get one free perk! 
My kids know when that bright pink or blue package arrives that they have a cool new outfit and cant wait to open their mail.  FabKids make mom’s life simpler by helping her avoid crowded stores, and helps kids feel independent by giving them a great selection of age appropriate outfits to choose from.  Then there is the excitement of a fashionable new outfit!  We are hooked on FabKids!

Plaid is Rad This Season ~ Plaid Nail Art Tutorial! #RinseMadeRad

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Who loves plaid?  I do!  Especially in the fall months.  The cooler weather makes me excited to pull out my comfy plaid shirts, and that feeling spreads all over my home.  Plaid isn’t just for lumber jacks and farming folk anymore, plaid can be fashionable and fun!  I have plaid mugs for curling up and drinking a warm cup of coffee.  Plaid pillows, throw blankets, and kitchen towels to bring out the fall feeling in my home.

  Plus I like to do my nails in a fun plaid design to match perfectly and get in the spirit of all the fall fairs and rodeos that are going on.  It’s a simple nail design, all you need is a base coat and some nail art pens.

Paint on your base coat.
Then use the nail art pens to draw vertical and horizontal lines over lapping each other.
That’s all, you now have more plaid in your life.
I am always on the look out for more plaid fun.  
This year I was thrilled to see that I can add a touch of plaid to my bathroom sink because my LISTERINE® bottle is now at target wrapped in plaid!
I consider LISTERINE® a staple in my bathroom and as a part of my oral health anyways so now getting it in this decorative bottle is twice as nice!  
My mouth feels fresher and cleaner after rinsing with LISTERINE® mouthwash.  Plus my gums have become much healthier sense using I started using it years ago.  

Are you excited to go get your Rad for Plaid bottle of LISTERINE®?  Now’s the perfect time, take advantage of this Cartwheel deal and save 10% on each bottle.

These LISTERINE® bottles are available in 4 different flavors and designs, Zero: Red Plaid, Cool Mint: Blue plaid, Original: Yellow plaid, Fresh Burst: Green Plaid.  Which is your favorite?

Bright and Cozy with FabKids!

*This Post is Sponsored by FabKids*
It is starting to get chilly outside and that means putting sundresses away for cozy sweaters and trading the flip flops in for sneakers.  Luckily FabKids has Lilly covered this month.  Our September outfit pick represents her style completely.  She keeps telling me “this sweater is the comfiest shirt I’ve ever worn, and its pretty too!”

The sneakers are also a huge hit!  When she opened the package and saw the bright gold and pink popping out of the plastic, she immediately started jumping up and down.  There bright, sparkly, and over the top, which happens to be my 6 year old’s style of choice.
This outfit name is “Denim Party Animal” which include the “Leopard Fuzzy Sweater” along with a pair of Jeggings.
The sneakers are the “Fab Star Trainers.
If you haven’t read my previous FabKids outfit features, this is how FabKids works:
FabKids is a stylish children’s clothing brand that creates monthly ready-to-play outfits and shoes for both boys and girls.
This simplifies shopping for parents and helps kids stay on-trend while looking fashionable and age appropriate.
VIP Membership:
Once you make your first purchase, you will be enrolled in the free VIP membership program.  As a VIP, you’ll receive members only pricing as well as other private perks!  New VIP members can take advantage of the buy 1 outfit get one free perk! 
My kids know when that bright pink or blue package arrives that they have a cool new outfit and cant wait to open their mail.  FabKids make mom’s life simpler by helping her avoid crowded stores, and helps kids feel independent by giving them a great selection of age appropriate outfits to choose from.  Then there is the excitement of a fashionable new outfit!  We are hooked on FabKids!

Macy’s will be hosting a Fashion’s Front Row Event in Boston

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Fashion Week has always been on my bucket list of must do’s, however with three kids it will be a while before I get to strut the sidewalks of NYC catching runway shows.  However I’ll be pretending I’m in NYC next week when Macy’s brings the glamour of Fashion Week right here to Boston at the Fashion’s Front Row event!

Macy’s will be hosting a shopping party to help everyone put their best you forward this fall!  There will be a fashion presentation, mini makeovers, and manicures.  This sounds like the perfect mommy night out to me.
I am excited to check out the newest trends for fall and try to step up my style game.  The kids are all back to school and that means I’m able to grab a little extra me time.  I think it would be best spent finding a great style medium that is compatible with busy mommy life however doesn’t include yoga pants.
I’m also excited for the mini makeovers from Lancome!  They are one of my favorite beauty brands.  This is going to be a great night!
Do you need a mommy’s night out too?  Great news, this event is Free! So head on over and lets be fabulous together.
Event Details
Where: Macy’s
Downtown Boston
When: September 24th at 6pm
Not in the Boston area?  Check to see if there is an event in your area:
  • Macy’s Ross Park (Pittsburgh, PA) – 9/24, 6pm
  • Macy’s DT Boston (Boston, MA) – 9/24, 5:30pm
  • Macy’s Boca Raton (Boca, FL) – 9/24, 6pm
  • Macy’s West County (St. Louis, MO) – 9/25, 5:30pm
  • Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta, GA) – 9/25, 7pm 
  • Macy’s Garden State Plaza (Paramus, NJ) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Christiana (Newark, DE) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Crossgates (Albany, NY) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Queens Center Mall (Flushing, NY) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Easton – (Columbus, OH) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Castleton (Indianapolis, IN) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Millenia (Orlando, FL) – 9/26, 6pm
  • Macy’s Woodlands (Woodlands, TX) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Ala Moana (Honolulu, HI) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Fashion Valley (San Diego, CA) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Northpark (Dallas, TX) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Bellevue (Bellevue, WA) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Valley Fair (Santa Clara) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Fresno Fashion Fair (Fresno, CA) – 9/26, 2pm
  • Macy’s Roseville (Roseville, CA) – 9/26, 2pm

Back to School Shopping List with Carter’s #8isGreat

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When I think of kids clothes, one of the major brands that comes to mind is Carter’s.  From the day I took my babies home from the hospital in itty bitty sleepers, through the toddler years and well into the school years, Carter’s has always been a staple in our closets.  We love the styles and the comfort of their clothes and we are excited to share with you that now kids can stay cute and colorful longer because Carter’s is offering size 8!  8 is Great!
I try to do 2 major shopping trips a year for my kids and unless a growth spurt happens, I’m usually able to stay out of the stores in between besides for special occasion outfits.  The biggest shopping trip being for back to school and the a slightly smaller trip for the summer months.  As back to school is nearing us, I was excited to take Aidan to get all his clothing essentials at Carter’s now that they are carrying his new size, 8!


For our big back to school shopping spree our list includes:
Socks and Underwear are a must.

A few active wear styles, that are bright and fun.

Denim is a must, and Carter’s super soft t-shirts go perfectly with a pair of jeans.  Add one of their cute button up shirts and you have a fresh little man’s style put together.

When it comes to outfitting his feet, I make sure to grab a pair of sneakers for everyday wear and a pair of slide on’s for dressier looks.  With Carter’s also now offering shoe sizes up to 3y, I am able to do a one stop shopping.  Perfect for us busy mommies!

Add a backpack, and Lunchbox, and my little guy is ready for first grade!
However with the fresh start of a new school year I also like to pick up some new comfy jammies.  There is something about new pj’s that make everyone feel happy and fresh, so I think its a great addition to the usual back to school items.

Are you ready to start back to school shopping?  Then make sure you bring this great coupon with you and save 20% off your next purchase of $40 or more at Carter’s, or better yet shop from the comfort of home and visit carters.com!

While shopping is the best way to spend the day for me, the kids know this means summer is almost over.  As you can see Aidan isn’t too pleased about that!

Back to School Fashion with FabKids! #FabKidsBackToSchool

Disclosure – As a FabKids blogger I was gifted this outfit; as always all opinions are 100% my own and not influenced in anyway.
It’s that time of year again, time to start back to school shopping.  With three kids, this time of year can be draining mentally and financially.  Luckily this year I have FabKids to make the process a whole lot easier!
Not only can I shop from the pool deck online, with FabKids the outfits are already put together.  No more searching for tops and bottoms that go together, FabKids does all the work for you.  Just pick out which adorable sets your little fashionista loves and your back to school shopping can be done is the blink of an eye.

This is Lilly’s newest FabKids outfit, it is the “School Preppy Outfit” and I think it is totally adorable.  Plus my little fashion lover thinks it is perfect, so that means it must be great!
The outfit came with this blue with white hearts long sleeve dress that has a beautiful zip up back.  They paired it with green leggings which adds a fun contrast to the outfit.
The dress and leggings are cute, but I have to say the BEST part of this outfit is the shoes!  These are the cutest shoes in Lilly’s closet, and this girl has a lot of shoes.  I wish they had them in my size, they are going to be perfect for the holidays too! 
So FabKids is a great option for back to school shopping right?  Well they’re making it even better this month with school deals under $20 for VIP members.  These deals include:
Dresses starting at $16.95
Sneakers starting at $19.95
Tops & Tees starting at $9.95
Tutus starting at $7.95
Leggings – choose any 3 for $19.95
Make sure you head over to FabKids.com and check out all the great clothing options for back to school!

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