5 Back to School Pieces Every College Student Needs

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YIt’s that time of year again. Whether you are excited about your college student heading back to school or sad to see them go, there is so much that you can help them with when you choose the right back to school pieces.  I find that back to school time is hard with college students because they want to be on the cutting edge of fashion and if you’re like me, you want them to look sophisticated and stylish not revealing as many college students seem to go.  One great brand to check out this back to school season is Simply Vera Wang which can be found at your local Kohls store.

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5 Pieces Every College Student Needs

It does not matter if you are starting your freshman year of college right out of high school or if you are returning to get your graduate degree after having some time off.  Simply Vera Wang has you covered with the trendy and stylish pieces that you are sure to love.

Hello Shoesies I think I Love You!

Shoesies are a unique adorable style of footwear that not every brand will have this season.  That’s because they are so cutting edge and fabulous that they are a trend in the making.  Be on the cutting edge of fashion as you head to class with the adorable Stretch High Hell Shoesies.  This is one trend that you will want to RUN to your local Kohls for as they are selling out like hotcakes!

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Your Perfect Denim is Found!

I will admit that jean shopping used to be one of my least favorites.  I always felt like women’s jeans really just were not made for women.  Let’s face it, cuts and styles of women’s jeans can vary from brand to brand and style to style.  What looks good on one woman might not look good on the next.  To ensure that I was fair when trying to find the perfect pair of jeans, I went shopping with a few friends….all different sizes and all different body shapes and what I found was that one brand and one pair of jeans really can look good on us all.  With that being said, you’ve got to check out the Slimming Skinny Jeans.  These really are the perfect pair of jeans for every woman that I know.  They not only slim but help you to feel confident and beautiful which is a win in my book!

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The Bag You’ve Been Dreaming Of

If you follow the blog you already know that I am madly in love with the Simply Vera Wang Catherine tote.  This tote bag rocks my world and is one that every single college student needs to have!  It would be perfect for carrying essentials to class while looking way more stylish than a backpack.

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Stylish Protection From the Sun

Another must is a great pair of sunglasses.  I would highly recommend the Cassi Aviator Sunglasses or a comparable style.  These are just too cute and really do look great with every outfit that I have ever paired them with!

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An Easy Statement Piece

I love statement pieces.  I especially love statement pieces that you can use to mix and match with.  My top pick for back to school is the Sequin Embellished Tank.  This piece can go with so many looks, be dressed up or down, and is perfect for all types of weather.  You are going to love all of the outfits that you can create with this one basic piece.

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Good luck as you head back to school and keep Simply Vera Wang from Kohls in mind for all of your fashion needs.

The Best Tote Bag I Have Ever Owned

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I have to admit that I am a bag collector.  I have TONS of bags in all shapes and sizes.  I have bags from luxury brands and sports brands.  I have bags that are a HUGE range of sizes, styles, shapes, and colors.  The problem that I find is that I rarely get out of my bag funk and that I end up carrying the same bag all of the time.  Well, my newest obsession is with the Simply Vera Wang Catherine Tote in Buff Ruched.  This tote is amazing!  I am going to share with you why I love this tote so much by sharing with you the five places that this tote has traveled with me.

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5 Places the Catherine Tote Has Gone

#5 — To All of My Mom-Responsibilities

As a mom, I have 101 things that I have to do with my children.  I love that the Catherine Tote perfectly goes to all of them with style!  I can run to the PTO meetings, head to parent/teacher conferences, or on a field trip with the same tote.  The size of the tote allows for me to carry a notebook or folder with all of the information in it.  This is perfect since so many totes are not a good size for various activities.  I also love that this tote is structured so I can use it with a little or a lot!  You don’t notice when it is almost empty vs when it is stuffed full!

#4 — Up, Up and Away

That’s right, the Catherine Tote was the perfect bag for our vacation.  I was shocked that I could carry enough extras to surprise the kids and entertain them during our plane ride.  I was also excited that it had so much room that I could bring back the few small souvenirs that I picked up while traveling.  It really was a tote to maximize my vacation.  Plus when I emptied stuff out in the hotel room, it was still looking great when I carried very little in it.

#3 — To the Beach and Beyond

Everyone knows that you need a great tote when you head to the beach.  I loved that the Catherine tote was able to carry all of my beach essentials in one bag.  I could fit a beach towel, magazine, sunglasses, flip flops, and sunscreen all in there.  It was a great accompaniment to my outfit for beach day too.  I love that it still looked stylish and cute and that sand easily brushed right off of it.

#2 — To the Gym

Another place that the Catherine Tote has traveled with me is to the gym!  I love that I was able to carry it with a spare pair of shoes, extra clothes to change into, and make up that I needed for touch ups.  I was able to go to the gym and actually get ready for work afterwards without it being a question of how I was going to present myself.  (On a side note, I work mainly from home but part time from the gym’s childcare room!)

#1 — Everywhere I Have Needed to Go

Rarely do I find a bag that can really go everywhere with me.  This one has honestly been the perfect tote.  I have taken it to church, to the beach, to plays, to activities, board meetings, shows, and more.  I have never found a place where it was not too dressy or just too casual.  I have also been able to use it as a laptop bag when traveling or heading to the coffee shop to work.

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So I have to admit that I LOVE The Simply Vera Wang Catherine Tote and think that you will love it too!  The best part is that is a great price and a bag that truly is a great value!

10 Reasons I Wear Sleeveless Shirts Year Round with Simply Vera Wang

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Simply Vera Wang offers some adorable sleeveless tops.  This summer I got a few and I was pumped because sleeveless tops are a basic in my wardrobe year round.  In fact, I almost wear a sleeveless top every single day of the year and I live in Illinois where part of our winter is quite harsh.  People always ask why I love my sleeveless tops so much so I thought that I would share with them and write a little blog post for all of you.  I also thought that I would show off those favorite sleeveless tops from Simply Vera Wang while I shared these ten reasons that I wear sleeveless tops year round.

10.  Comfort!

I am a mom so comfort is key.  I hate when I feel like I can’t move or I feel like my arms are too tight in layers of shirts.  The sleeveless top makes wearing sweaters and jackets even more comfortable.  I LOVE the Embellished Tank in Grape Shake!  I love that it is so comfortable while adding so much style and flare.


9.  They’re Slimming

As someone who tends to carry a few extra pounds on my frame, I like to choose styles that are flattering and slimming.  One of the things that I love most about wearing tanks year round is that they offer me the ability to have a nice slimming base layer.  They also allow me to always have a nice look for the base layer.  With the Textured Tank you will have a nice slimming look that is going to really add to your wardrobe regardless of what you wear with it.

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8.  Perfect Under Jackets

When you are looking for fall, it is important to consider how something will look until a jacket or blazer.  One of the things that I love about tanks is that they are a great way to add a POP! of color underneath your jacket.  This adorable Scoopneck Tank from the Simply Vera Wang Collection is perfect for just that.

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7.  Dressed Down Can Look Dressed Up

Another thing that I love is that dressed down looks can really look dressed up.  I love leggings year round.  Let’s face it, leggings are soooo comfortable.  One of the things that I really love is being able to use something that should be dressed down like leggings to actually look stylish, well put together, and dressed up.  The Linen Blend V Neck Tank is one choice that would be adorable with leggings.  You can throw a cardigan or cute blazer over it and make it perfect for any time of the year too!

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6.  Perfect for Layering

I LOVE layers.  Not only do I think that layers are adorable on, but I love that layers allow you to remove clothing if it gets hot.  I hate being overheated or sweating especially when I’m in public, and thanks to layering with the perfect tank….I don’t have to be!  The Print High Low Tank is great for layering with a variety of different styles of pants and pieces.

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5.  Can Offer  the Element of Surprise!

Who doesn’t like to have a wardrobe that offers high impact and style.  One of the things that I really love is that you can get the element of surprise with your wardrobe.  The Lace Top is a great piece to add to your wardrobe to have a little bit of surprise in your outfit.

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4.  Casual Doesn’t Mean Style-Less

One thing I see far too often is that women seem to think that style doesn’t matter when they are being casual.  I see so many walking around in oversized t-shirts and a pair of jeans.  Being comfortable doesn’t mean that you have to give up all style.  I love to pair a cute printed tank with a zip up hoodie and pair of jeans.  Even if I am wearing tennis shoes (which I RARELY do) this combination looks adorable!  The Ribbed Flower Tank from the Simply Vera Wang Collection is just perfect for this!

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3.  Sequins Don’t Have to Be Immature

Another huge fashion mistake that I see women make all of the time is that they do not know how to appropriately wear sequins for their age.  As a mid-thirties woman, I know that too much bling can just make it look like I am trying too hard.  I love how the Sequin Embellished Tank offers just the right amount of bling for any woman regardless of age.  I have so many tanks that have this level of bling and I get compliments when I am wearing them which makes me feel great!

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2.  Adds Excitement

I love that I can choose a tank that adds to the excitement of my wardrobe.  One of the things that really adds to excitement is different types of materials and hem styles.  I love the Mixed Media Asymmetrical Tank.  This one has two different types of material mixed in there with a unique hemline that is going to add a little excitement even if you are just trying to keep it simple.

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1.  Makes Fashion Thoughtless

Finally, the number one reason that I LOVE tanks and sleeveless tops year round is that they make my fashion picks thoughtless.  These great pieces can really be thrown on with jeans, leggings, or shorts and can easily be worn any day of the year.  They can be layered under or over other pieces without looking bulky and really can add to the overall style element of any outfit.  Plus they are flattering on every single body type.  You can also use them to add a pop of color or unique style element.  I am literally obsessed with the Jacquard Tank and all that it can offer any wardrobe.

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One of the best things about all of the great tanks and sleeveless shirts that were featured in this post is that you can pick them up for a great price from the Simply Vera Wang collection at Kohls.  These and the other tops available are all great additions to your wardrobe.  Check out the tops that you can currently pick up here.

Taking Your Favorite Spring/Summer Dress Into Fall with Vera Wang

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I love Simply Vera Wang for Kohls.  I will admit that this brand has quickly become one of my favorites as a blogger.  I am rarely as impressed with other brands as I am with this brand.  This brand is amazing!

One thing that I love with this brand is their dresses.  Their dresses move perfectly from season to season.  I love that the dresses that I got this summer will move perfectly into the fall.  So I decided that I would put together three unique outfits for you with the adorable Simply Vera Wang dresses that I received this summer.  Here are my top picks for how to bring those spring/summer dresses into the fall season.

I especially love how you can change your style to meet your needs with the Simply Vera Wang collection for Kohls.  There are options for bohemian looks that will compliment all body types, work ready styles, and even styles that can take you out to brunch.

Beautiful Bohemian Styles

I love how the High Low Maxi Dress looks when paired with the Cable Knit Scoopneck Tunic, Solid Leggings, and the Zipper Ankle Boots.  The outfit is slouchy, laid back, and really perfect for those of you who tend to go with a Bohemian style year round.

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Ready to Work

I also love how you can pair the Handkerchief Hem Dress in Crinkle Ditzy with the Flyaway Cardigan (notice the adorable ruffle details on this cardigan!), Opaque Control Top Tights, and Stretch High Heel Shoeies (these are to die for aren’t they!!).

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Headed to Brunch

You can head to brunch with the sweet looking style of the Handkerchief Tank Dress in Moody Dyes with the Vera Wang Flyaway Cardigan, Sheer to Waist Tights, and Embellished Ballet Flats.  This outfit is sweet enough for church, yet stylish enough to head to brunch at the hottest spot!

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For me the Simply Vera Wang collection is lovely.  It offers you everything that you could ever think about and it allows you to pick and choose any style that you are looking for.  Plus it is all available at Kohls and all available for a great price.




Summer Camp Music Festival Artist Spotlight — Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

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One of the bands that I am very eager to see again is Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds.  I love a band that puts on a good stage show and I feel like they put on one of the best.

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My very first artist interviews happened at Phases of the Moon. I remember being so nervous and feeling like a fish out of water. I was welcomed and greeted by the bands that I spoke with and some of them made me feel so welcome. One of those artists was Arleigh Kincheloe from Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Her soulful vocals are truly something that you should be sure to catch this year at Summer Camp 2016. I am so excited that she is going to be there and I, for one, am going to be headed to wherever she is at as I can’t imagine missing her set.


Photo was taken from the band’s website.  Credit to photographer Joshua Timmermans.

Sitting down with Arleigh Kincheloe was like sitting with my long lost college roommate and catching up. Her friendly demeanor and instantly fun personality took over and I had a great time getting to know her. I recently pulled this interview from Phases of the Moon from the blog so that I could run it again and share with you all a little bit about her passions and her inspirations. In all of my time of doing interviews, there have only been two times where I have ever felt this at ease and Arleigh made me feel so welcome….like I was really a friend that she just was catching up with and hadn’t seen in a while.
What is it that you hope that your music invokes in people?

“I actually think about that a lot. I started singing when I was really little kid. I was like nine. I think one of the reasons that I fell in love with it was become of the responses and reactions. I could see what it did to other people and I was like oh I can do something that makes other people happy in some small way. Even in the body language or the facial expressions watching someone perk up. As a small child that was probably something that I really loved, although I couldn’t articulate that until now. I get a lot of joy out of it and obviously that’s what I want. I want people to feel that through me and have similar experiences. That’s one of the main reasons that I do it. I don’t know what other artists would say that their motivation is but that’s huge.”

Where does your passion come from?

“Sometimes I don’t know. It feels like a very deep seeded natural organic thing that just sort of flows out. I think that when you are doing something that you love sometimes it is hard to explain why. I guess it feels like home a lot. Being up there I feel very comfortable. I have been doing it for most of my life so it brings me to a simpler time when there wasn’t all of this other stuff going on. You just get up there and sing. You are just in the moment where you are free simple and full of pure joy.”

When you were little and performing, what types of places did you perform at?

“Well my parents were in a band. They had a bluesy rocky funky cover band. They were just playing like Stones songs and The Band…that kind of stuff. They would play in dive bars or in weddings. So, I definitely remember being in a really shady Red Roof Inn bar when I was like twelve. That is one of the memories that I have very clearly. Of course, you could smoke back then so they were like she’s our daughter. She is allowed to come in the bar. I don’t know how that’s possible, but I guess it was different times back then. It was a lot of weird stuff that actually prepared me for what I do now. We do a lot of weird bars. Sometimes you even wonder should I even be in here?. It’s a fun experience to just sit and think back on. Like, what were my parents thinking.”

Do your parents still come and see you a lot now?

“Yeah, my dad’s band has opened for us. It was really cute. It was in our hometown in upstate New York. He still plays some percussion and stuff. And my mom lives in the city so she comes to all of our New York shows.”

Do you play in New York a lot?

“Not really any more. We used to but now days it’s like every three or four months because we are just touring all of the time.”

What do you hope to do in the future?

“I guess in a broad way I just want to keep doing this. I love touring. I really do. So, I want to make sure that it’s always a part of what we do.”

How many shows do you do a year on average?

“We average around 150. With booking 150 dates and travel days, we are out for over 200. We’re not home very often but when we are out we try to have a comfortable pace. Otherwise we just get so burned out. And of course we are traveling in a van and van touring is a lot more wear and tear on your body. You’re in a van all day and you have to stop and sleep in a hotel. We have a nice van too and I guess I’m lucky because I can sleep in a van since I’m itty bitty but the boys have a hard time.”

“I see bands like, a lot of bands playing this festival….watching Tedeschi Trucks because they are like my favorite band. I love them so much! And that’s kind of been an inspiration. I want to get to a point where we are on the same path that they are now. Obviously it’s going to take a lot of work and a lot of years. I see how much work they put into it and their whole lives, just earning that place. They’re so deserving.”

We talked a little bit about Derek Trucks and my own husband seeing him in the parking lot of a Phish show with a little cardboard sign that had his name written on it in permanent marker.

“I saw him when he was really young. I was still in high school and he’s not much older than me….he’s what 35. He must have been in his early twenties. That’s crazy! And he was phenomenal and I was like who is this kid?!?. “

Do you go to a lot of their shows whenever you can catch them?

“Yeah, we’ve had the pleasure to share festival stages. This year, I think that this is our third, no maybe fourth time. It is so great because then you get to hang out. It is so nice to just be able to hear them, let alone to be able to tell them how much you enjoy their show. I was so intimidated at first with introducing myself. I was so scared and she was immediately so sweet and so chill and made me feel so comfortable. It was really heartwarming to know that people are good, even if they are that talented…they’re still just people.”

Who are your musical influences?

“I grew up listening to a ton of Bonnie Raitt, EmmyLou Harris, Little Feat, The Band….that kind of stuff. In my parents house growing up with that it’s kind of eclectic…weekends it would be classical music. Then my mom is into Graham Parsons and Patsy Klein, more old country music and my dad was more into the Grateful Dead. I got a good range of Americana. As I got older and was on my own, I got more into soul. I listened to a lot of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Stevie Wonder. The roots are in the stuff that my parents listened to and I still find myself listening to that type of music more now. I have been through the gamet as to what type of musical tastes I might have acquired. At the end of the day, it’s like no just give me some Bonnie and I will be cool.”

So, what type of stuff do you listen to?

“As I said Tedeschi Trucks right now…I’m obsessed with them. The last couple of years I haven’t been able to really stop listening to them. The Wood Brothers for me right now…love them. I mean, I’ve been a fan of theirs for a long time. I try to branch out. I’m one of the worst people about new music and I have a hard time finding it or listening to it. I don’t actually listen to a lot of radio. I try to branch out but the boys always make fun of me. I’m such a creature of habit. I just want to listen to the albums that I love….like that you can sing along to. Especially when I’m driving, I want to have my records on.”

What do you not prefer to listen to?

“I guess it comes down to being able to sing along to it. So for me if it’s really far out there experimental jazz stuff…like free jazz; I have a hard time really digging my heels into that. I can listen to it and appreciate it but I’m not like wooo. But some of the guys, it really gets them going and it’s a very different palette than what I came from. I listened to a lot of hip hop growing up because my older sister was really into Biggie. Then my brother got into Emenem so there is a whole different side as well. That comes out sometimes when I’m singing and I have a little bit of a percussive way. Sometimes I will be a little rappy when I do the lines. It probably comes from being in high school and listening to TuPac.”

What are dream stages? If you could play anywhere in the world, where would you want to play?

“I’m looking forward to the day that I can go to, let alone play, the Red Rocks. I’ve never even gone there. I just hear that it is supposed to be such a phenomenon. For some reason the Hollywood Bowl is in my head as one of those places. I feel like I’ve had a lot of really amazing opportunities to play a lot of really amazing stages. We played at the Beacon with Gov’t Mule…two New Year’s Eves ago. And that was one of those is this really happening moments. I try to take it all with a grain of salt. Every one accomplishment that you have is going to be backed up with like seven disappointments. So you just have to keep the wheel spinning.”

It was so refreshing to hear an artist talk about being a fan and to talk with her about her goals and aspirations.  She truly is a one of a kind performer but she’s an even more amazing person and one that I hope to catch up with a bit this year at Summer Camp.

Protect Your Eyes — Facts You Might Not Know About Sunglasses

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Far too many people think of sunglasses just as an accessory. They do not think about the facts or why you need to wear them. This means that when they leave a pair behind, they are not overly concerned or focused on picking up another pair right away. When I was offered a couple of amazing pairs of Simply Vera by Vera Wang sunglasses I could not help but get excited. Sunglasses are perhaps my favorite accessory and the one thing that I try to never leave home without. In fact, I usually have a pair in each of my bags and in my car so that I can always have them close enough to make sure that they are on.

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Prevent Macular Degeneration

One of the things that I love about wearing sunglasses is knowing that I am really doing something great for my eyes for the long term. Macular degeneration can occur when your eyes are exposed to violet or blue portions of the lights that are in the solar spectrum. Many people do not realize how damaging these types of rays are to their eyes. By wearing sunglasses when you are outside, you are reducing your chance of having macular degeneration.

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Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays

It is so important for you to be able to protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun. Not only can the UV rays cause harmful cataracts, but it can also cause there to be growths on your eyes or for you to suffer from painful photokeratitis. Photokeratitis is the condition of temporary blindness which causes you to have a small sunburn on your eyes. This heals quickly which is why you can see but it can cause headaches or long lasting damages. Wearing stylish sunglasses like these awesome Cassi Aviator Sunglasses from Simply Vera by Vera Wang, can help you to make sure that you are avoiding harmful damage from UV rays to your eyes.

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Keep Skin Cancer Away


Another thing that many people do not realize is that the sensitive skin around your eyes is one of the most common places for you to get skin cancer. Because these tissues are more delicate, it is more likely that they are going to have skin cancer. It does not matter if you are driving, working, or playing outside; you will want to keep your sunglasses on. There are so many great styles from Simply Vera by Vera Wang that you will be able to find one that is perfectly suited for you. Personally I love that the Cassi comes in different colors. I was so excited to be able to check out the Shiny Brown. These are the perfect understated sunglasses for every day. Plus when I am wearing them, I am going to be reducing my chances of having skin cancer.

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Make Driving at Night Easier

Did you know that being outside in direct sunlight can actually cause you to have problems with the darker times of day? We travel a lot as a family. Many times we are traveling all day long and then driving throughout the night as well. Wearing sunglasses during the day means that my eyes are better equipped to be able to handle driving at night. So, the drives are safer for my family.

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I love learning new things and was excited to learn about all of these ways that wearing sunglasses can make my life just a little bit better. I love that I can take my family on vacation and know that I am better equipped to handle driving conditions. I also love knowing that my eyes are healthier and that I am preventing certain types of skin cancer just by wearing my favorite accessory

Summer’s Coming and You Know the Hottest Place to Be is Summer Camp Music Festival 2016

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The 16th annual Summer Camp Music Festival is going to be one amazing weekend of music and fun.  Each year, I fall a little more in love with my Summer Camp family.  Yes the people in my family change from time to time but I can always be certain that it is going to be a good time.  As a mom, I have found that festivals are no longer the same that they were without kids….but that does not mean that I still can not go and have an amazing time.  Actually, when my children go with me, it becomes a magical family experience that is honestly one of our children’s favorites.

The 2016 Summer Camp Music Festival Line Up

Of course one of the first things that you are going to want to check out is the line up for this year’s festival.  The bands that are coming this year include old favorites as well as new bands that I want to check out and bands that I have always wanted to see.

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Get Your Tickets Now….Before It’s Too Late

Of course, you are going to want to pick up your tickets so that you can see all of the amazing talent that will be at Summer Camp Music Festival 2016.  You can get your tickets here.


Summer Wardrobe for Baby and Toddler Girls from Zutano

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If you have been following the blog, then you know that Zutano is one of those brands that I have fallen in love with. If you have just joined us, let me tell you a few of the things that I love about the Zutano line of clothing for babies and toddlers. One of my favorite things is that they always have such bright and fun colors. There are no boring pastels and baby clothes that look like every other line of baby clothes. These clothes are innovative, fresh and cute. When I was looking at putting together posts for boys and girls I did notice a few things though…with girls it is so much harder to not over shop! There are just more choices! I am including fifteen of my favorite must have items for baby and toddler girls that are available with Zutano.

Fifteen Pieces for a Perfect Baby Girl Summer Wardrobe


Raibow Candy Stripe Baby Ruffle Sunshine Top $25

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Lions Lullaby Baby Short Sleeve Peasant Top $19.50

Summer Smile Baby Reversible Sunshine Top $28

Raindrops Baby Swing Screen Tee $19

One Pieces

Rainbow Candy Stripe Baby Ruffle Bubble $28

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Ellas Elephants Baby Cap Sleeve Bodysuit $26


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Ellas Elephants Baby Short Sleeve Surplice Dress $30

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Lions Lullaby Baby Keyhole Collar Dress $30


Rainbow Candy Stripe Baby Skinny Leggings $19.50

Ellas Elephants Baby Harem Pants $22


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Orchid Cozy Swing Jacket $26.50

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Ellas Elephants Reversible Baby Hoodie $44

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Hot Pink Terry Baby Bodice Jacket $36


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Ellas Elephants Baby Sun Hat $19


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Ellas Elephants Baby Booties $21

Fifteen Pieces for a Perfect Toddler Girl Summer Wardrobe


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Ellas Elephants Toddler Flora Top $26

Rainbow Candy Stripe Toddler Cap Sleeve Tee $20

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Violetta Toddler Cap Sleeve Screen Tee $20

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Amazing Day Toddler Cap Sleeve Screen Tee $20

Flower Shower Toddler Flora Top $26


Flower Shower Toddler Sunny Day Dress $36

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Fuchsia and White Stripe Toddler Tiered Sleeveless Dress $36

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Elephantasia Toddler Ruffle Hem Dress $29.50

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Ella’s Elephants Raglan Sleeve Dress $34


Fuchsia and White Stripe Toddler Dancing Skirt $29


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Ellas Elephants Toddler Puff Pocket Shorts $26

Rainbow Candy Stripe Toddler Bike Shorts $18.50

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Superstripe Toddler Skinny Leggings $19

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Fuchsia Toddler Stretch Knit Legging $29


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Violetta Reversible Toddler Hoodie $48.50

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Fuchsia Terry Toddler Bodice Jacket $40

These items are favorites that I love and ones that I am sure that my daughter would love as well. I love being able to offer her high quality clothing that looks cute and allows her to enjoy the experience of dressing herself.




Summer Wardrobes for Baby and Toddler Boys from Zutano

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We all know that when it comes to infant and toddler clothes that I have a few favorite brands. One of my favorites is Zutano. I love the bright colors, fun prints, and everything about this brand that is known for its comfort. It is a perfect brand for any infant or toddler boy. There are so many pieces that I want to share with you so that you know about the spring and summer wardrobe.

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The Zutano line for little boys has it all….pants, jackets, rompers, shorts, shirts, and even accessories. The best part is that the entire line comes to you in colors and prints that coordinate beautifully for each and every outfit that you are hoping to find.

I love so many of the pieces that I wanted to share with you my top ten picks for the summer for your infant and toddler boys. The best part is that if you pick up these ten pieces, you can mix and match your way to so many outfits. This means that if you have limited space or limited income that you can mix and match as many outfits as you’d like. How fun will it be to make sure that you get the exact outfits that you want without having to spend a fortune or have a dresser full of clothes. Sometimes less really is more!

Ten Pieces for a Perfect Baby Boy Wardrobe


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Splish Splash Baby Short Sleeve Screen Tee $18

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Periwinkle Multi Stripe Short Sleeve Tee $18

Sing Along Baby Baseball Screen Tee $22

Big E Screen Baby Boy Shirt $27


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Orange Baby Shorts $14

Pagoda Baby French Terry Big Pocket Shorts $32

Enzos Elephants Baby Pants $19.50

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Pool Terry Baby Pants $26.50


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Enzos Elephants Baby Reveresible Hoodie $44

Pool Cozy Baby Contrast Hoodie $43.50

If you decide that you have extra money, then there are some adorable accessories that you should add to the pile. I would highly recommend a hat and a pair of booties.


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Pool Baby Hat $10.50


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Enzos Elephants Baby Booties $21.50

Ten Pieces for the Perfect Toddler Boy Summer Wardrobe


Car Tunes Toddler Short Sleeve Screen Tee $22

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Traffic Screen Toddler Baseball Tee $24

Colorful Cars Toddler Polo Shirt $29

Periwinkle Mutli Stripe Toddler Polo Shirt $29


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Colorful Cars Toddler Treehouse Shorts $28

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Pool Toddler Bike Shorts $16.50

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Navy Terry Toddler Pants $29

Mandarin Toddler Matchstick Jean $36


Navy Toddler French Terry Zipper Jacket $40

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Colorful Cars Toddler Reversible Hoodie $48.50

As you can see Zutano can make shopping easier for parents by offering the right clothing choices for perfectly matched outfits. They are also a great choice for vacations and trips because you can get everything that you are looking for with pieces that mix and match so easily that your little one is always the perfect vision of style even when you are trying to pack light.

Versus — A March LootCrate to Remember

Simply Shawn N Jenn Disclosure

If you’ve been following the blog, then you are sure to know that one of my favorite things in the entire world is LootCrate.  My twelve year old son is past the age of excitement when it comes to most things but each month, I find that he is super excited to open his LootCrate and check it out.  March was no different and I love that I can share his thoughts on the products that were contained inside.

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March 2016 LootCrate — Versus

LootCrate always curates such a unique and fun mix of products for you to check out.  I love this about the products and I love that I can share what they have to offer with all of you.

Superman Vs Batman Wallet

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My son was super excited about this unique wallet.  I loved that it was made from an extra sturdy and thick paper like product.  It was a really cool design and was unlike any wallet that I have ever owned, or even seen for that matter.  The graphics were fun and it appears to be high quality and perfect for anyone who is a fan of Batman or Superman.

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I took this shot in case you were wondering what all of the papers that you could see in the previous picture looked like.

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Star Trek T-Shirt

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This Star Trek t-shirt is more than just for Trekkies.  It is a fun a shirt that shows the verses theme very well.  Andrew has loved wearing this one and I have seen him wear it a few times.


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The monthly collectible #LootPin is one of my favorites out of all of the boxes.  This one just seems a little more detailed and interesting to me.  Andrew liked it quite a bit and has requested that I get him a special board for all of his pins.

Daredevil Vs Punisher Stocking Cap

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The reversible Daredevil vs the Punisher stocking cap is probably Andrew’s favorite thing out of this month’s LootCrate.  He loves it!  I constantly see him wearing it and know that it is one item that he is going to continue wearing for some time. This is one of those that might eventually get a little annoying because, let’s face it stocking caps in the summer is not something that I would strongly encourage. However, if it makes the twelve year old boy happy…well that makes it one of the greatest things in the world!

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Alien Vs Predator

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Also included in the month’s subscription is this fun Alien vs Predator figure. I love that my son got the alien because although I am not a huge fan of the new movie, I was a HUGE fan of the older movie from my childhood. This reminded of that movie and the time that I watched it for the first time when I was a child with my own father. Little things that remind me of past memories are things that I love seeing and I love that I get to create new memories with own son as well.

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Harley Quinn Comic Book

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There was also an included Harley Quinn comic book. This comic book is one that was an exclusive to LootCrate which means that if you did not get LootCrate, you can’t get this comic book. It is a full color comic book with a unique and fun storyline that I don’t want to spoil in case you have this exciting and fun LootCrate on the way to you.

Little Extras

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Each month you get a beautiful color brochure that reminds you of a comic book. This brochure tells you about the products in your LootCrate box and also talks about the chosen theme. This month there was also a card for the Word Gush game.

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The best part about LootCrate is just how affordable it is. This subscription box is available to you for just $11.95-$13.95/month depending on how long you choose to subscribe for.