Stay Protected from the Sun All Year Long with Sun Protection Zone

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Did you know that you can still get a sunburn and experience damages from the sun in the fall and winter?  Many people do not realize that you need to take sun protection seriously year round.

5 Tips to Stay Safe From the Sun All Year Long (Even in the Cold Months)

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Tip 1 — Use Sunscreen

Anytime that you are going to be outside, even in the winter, you should be applying a sunscreen that contains SPF 30 or higher.  Doing this will keep you from burning and will protect you against all of the damages the sun can cause to your skin.  You should make sure to apply all sunscreen liberally.  You also want to make sure that your skin is completely covered with sunscreen.  One great way to get this done in the wintertime is to use a moisturizer that contains SPF.  This is also great for keeping dry winter skin well hydrated.  In addition you can use a stronger sunscreen on areas of your body that are going to be exposed to the sun.  Just remember to get pesky easy to forget spots like the top of your ears.

Tip 2 — Keep Your Eyes Protected

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Wearing sunglasses is also really important.  You want to make sure that your eyes are protected from the sun.  So many people lather on the sunscreen but skip the sunglasses.  Doing this does not mean that you are fully protected and you can end up with sun damage to your eyes.

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Sun Protection Zone offers you many great choices of sunglasses for kids that are going to protect your child’s eyes.  Both of the pairs that are pictured are available for $15 each.

Tip 3 — Choose Protective Clothing

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If you are going to be outdoors doing work one thing that you can do to stay protected is to choose protective clothing.  I really like the Women’s Long Sleeve UltraLite Shirt ($60).  I like that it is perfect for layering during the fall and winter months while still keeping me protected from the damaging rays of the sun.

Tip 4 — Don’t Forget to Cover Your Head

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I will admit that while I am really good about using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and wearing sunglasses, I often forget the importance of wearing a hat on my head.  Wearing a good protective hat is important because it offers you the chance to protect your scalp from the sun’s harmful rays.  The hats from Sun Protection Zone offer great protection from the sun that you can wear year round.

Tip 5 — Remember to Think About How Long You Are in the Sun

Regardless of what time of year it is, you should remember that you have to be careful with how long you are exposed to direct sunlight.  Being outside between the time of 10am and 4 pm is the most dangerous time for the sun.  This is when the rays are the harshest and when it can have the most damaging effects on your skin.  Make sure that you drink plenty of water when you are in the sun as well.  Even if it is the winter time and you do not feel thirsty, you can still get dehydrated by being in the sun too long.


5 Tips to Teach Children How to Think Smart and Have Fun with ThinkFun

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I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with finding great high quality games and toys for my children that encourage them to learn.  I love that ThinkFun offers those types of toys that you play with your family and they can enjoy growing and learning.  There are many different toys from ThinkFun that you might want to check out.  I am going to share with you some tips for thinking smart when you are playing with your children for fun.  I would highly encourage you to check out the full line of think fun toys because we have a lot of them and we enjoy playing with them all of the time.

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Tips to Think Smart When Playing with Your Children

Tip 1 — Find Something They Are Interested In

I have four children and each one of them seems to be interested in something different.  One of the things that I have noticed is that when I choose a toy that matches their interests I am going to see them playing with it more often.  My oldest is twelve and in that hard to shop for age.  He is too young for many of the things that he “wants” and yet too big for many of the things that are available.

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I love the Compose Yourself Cards ($15) and I think that these are going to be a great gift for him to have fun with.  Not only can he match the cards to create his own compositions but he can also play them on his clarinet.  If he doesn’t want to play them he can use the app and listen to them being played.  It is a unique way for him to learn something new and have a great time while expanding his music skills.

Tip 2 — Find Something to Help Promote Learning

I know that there are so many toys on the market that finding one can be a challenge.  When you want something that is going to help your child learn it can be even more challenging.  The fact is that if you buy something great for learning that they do not want to play with then it is going to get tossed aside and quickly forgotten.  The trick is to find something that promotes learning when they do not realize it.

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I was really excited to check out Laser Maze Jr ($30).  I think that this game looks like a ton of fun and is going to be something that I enjoy as much as the kids.  This is one of those games that I am certain is going to be a ton of fun.

Tip 3 — Look for Something Fun to Teach Hard to Master Concepts

When children are in school, they all have hard to learn concepts that they should know.  If your child struggles with something a great way that you can help them to learn is by offering them a fun game to play that teaches that skill.  I actually first found ThinkFun last year when my husband expressed his desire to teach our 7 and soon t0 be 6 year olds (then 6 and 5) to code.  He is an engineer and be believes very strongly that coding is a skill that the kids all need to have.

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ThinkFun actually has a game to help you teach your child how to code.  My husband loves this one and loves that he gets to share coding with our kids.  Our kids love that Robot Turtles ($25) is daddy’s special game to play with them.  This not only gives them some special one on one time with their dad but also gives them a great game to play and a way that they can learn valuable skills that they are going to use later in life.

Tip 4 — Find a Fun Way to Teach Your Kids About Strategy

Strategy is something that your kids are going to use in a wide variety of subjects.  In fact I can not really think of a subject where your child will not use strategy as they get older and go through school.  One of the things that is so challenging about teaching your child strategy is that it is not something that usually comes easy to kids.  In fact it is usually something that kids struggle to learn.  My suggestion is that you teach your kids strategy through a game.

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One of the great new games that ThinkFun has right now is the strategy teaching Rush Hour Shift ($25).  This game is part of the exciting Rush Hour series in which there are games for different ages and different levels of strategy knowledge.  I personally have owned Rush Hour Jr as well and think that this game is a lot of fun with kids.

Tip 5 — Work With Your Child on Their Level

Let’s be honest, we all want to have that genius child who is the best at everything and the smartest.  We want to be the one to have the kid who knows how to use all of their skill sets at the youngest age.  Sadly this is just not possible.  You have to remember where your child is at and work with them there.  Mastering the basics is necessary for them to successfully move on to the more complex theories and practices.

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One of the things that I love most about ThinkFun is that they have fun learning games and activities for children of all ages.  Even young toddlers can enjoy their first game which can help them learn to follow directions and match colors with Roll & Play ($20).

While Compose Yourself Cards, Laser Maze Jr, and Rush Hour Shift are some of the newest toys from ThinkFun, I would encourage you to check out their full line of products to find what is really going to work best for your children to have their own fun learning play.  Plus you will get to enjoy some fun family game time with their children while you “trick” them into learning at the same time.

It’s Time for Another Giveaway!!!!

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We all know that I LOVE Kate Quinn Organics!  It is no surprise if you have been around here for a while!  I have reviewed a ton of great items and have shopped there from time to time.  In fact it was one of my most shopped at websites for a long time.

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It’s The Dress Event!!!

Well it is one of those exciting times right now!  It is the dress event!!  That’s right, the DRESS EVENT of the season!!  So here are some of my favorite dresses that I would like to share with you!  Now you can run to Kate Quinn’s Dress Event and buy your own or enter below for the chance to win $30 to spend on your favorite!

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3/4 Sleeve Cupcake Dress Chevron $20 (regular $46)

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Folded Collar Dress $25 (regular $58)

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Gathered Chest Dress Mombosa $20 (regular $46)

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Long Sleeve Kimono Dress New Leaf $25 (regular $32)

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Short Sleeve Ruffle Dress Kenya $20 (regular $46)

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Square Yoke Tank Ruffle Dress Feather $25 (regular $48)

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Printed Pocket Dress + Legging Set Owl $20 (regular $42)

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Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress Nairobi $20 (regular $58)

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Sleeveless Piped Cargo Bubble Dress Koi $20 (regular $46)

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Flutter Sleeve Ballet Dress Peony $20 (regular $44)

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Short Sleeve Lounge Dress Sugar Plum $25 (regular $32)

Some of these dresses are personal favorites for both me and my daughters!  We own several of them and have been nothing but pleased with each one of them!

And We Are Giving Away $30 in Credit to Kate Quinn Organics!!!

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5 Facts Every Mom Needs to Know About Sprint #SprintMom #sponsored

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint.  I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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First off I have to admit that I have been a customer of another cell phone company for over ten years.  I  am honestly going to be switching to Sprint in the next month.  I just have to line up details on our new phones, etc before doing so.  I was so impressed with Sprint that I came home with a strong desire to learn more about the new technology in my area and in Chicago.  There is a ton of interesting and fun stuff happening in Illinois with Sprint.  If Sprint can change my mind and make a new customer than I am sure that they can change yours too!

There was so much that I wanted to share with you that I am sure that you are going to see more posts in the future.  However for today I wanted to share 5 facts that every mom needs to know with you.

On Tuesday I traveled through traffic early in the morning to reach the Sprint office in downtown Chicago.


I managed to park better in reverse than I do going forward…not quite sure how this one happened.


Enjoyed a nice espresso and chia shot when I was waiting for it to be the right time.

And then headed up the elevator to attend this special blogger event.

Fact #1 — Sprint is Making Leaps and Bounds with Service

Sprint is becoming a leader in service in the Chicago area.  They offer a new technology called carrier aggregation that is available in Chicago.  This means insanely quick speeds!

In the central Illinois area, where I am from, there used to not be service available.  Well since I have received my phone I have found that it works just fine.  In fact in some places I have been the Sprint service works better!  I have been completely happy with the service  the entire time.  While I was attending this exciting event I did learn that 51 new sites were bought from US Cellular in my area.  Only 9 of these needed to be built.

Fact #2 — Sprint Has Options For Every Family

While Sprint service might not be the right choice for everyone, there are a number of pre-paid services that are owned by Sprint.  Did you know that Sprint owns 4 different lines of pre-paid products?  I did not know this before I traveled to the Sprint Chicago mom blogger event.


Sprint prepaid plans are perfect for those who want Sprint service but have credit issues.


After 9 months of continued service, you can graduate to the right service.  This will help you to get where you want to go.


Boost Mobile really got going in 2008 as one of the first companies to offer full service to families who needed to cut costs with a prepaid plan.


Plans are priced at just $35, $45, and $55 per month.


They also offer the only prepaid WiFi Hotspot.


This means that you can use it for traveling and then not use it again when you are at home.  All of this is able to be used without penalty or additional fees.


The Virgin Mobile Data Done Right line is a new special line that is only available at Wal Mart.


This is the perfect prepaid plan for families.  You can actually assign different levels of data and other things per line.  This allows you to be able to decide who deserves data and how much everyone can have.  The pricing for this is also great in that 2 lines with unlimited talk and text and 6 GB of data is just $55 per month.


The Virgin Mobile Plans are like the ones from Boost Mobile and Sprint which are available at the three tier pricing of $35, $45, and $55.


Fact #3 — You Can Get EVERY SINGLE NEW iPhone!!!

Another thing that you should know is that Sprint offers you a new plan that allows you to lease your iPhone instead of buying it.  This might sound like something that would be expensive but instead it is something that just costs a reasonable $15 per month.  So if you are getting a new iPhone every year it is cheaper than buying one!  Plus it means that you never have to skip a generation of iPhone like I currently do now with my current plan.

Fact #4 — You Can Get the Latest Technology

You are going to be able to take advantage of the latest technology with the newest phones!  The LG G4 is one of those phones.  I have been checking this phone out for the past few days and I am enjoying it.  I am especially enjoying the beauty of the design on this phone.


The handcrafted leather is really exquisite.


The camera is pretty amazing and the colors are great.  The camera even allows you to have a flash with your selfies.  This has been a ton of fun to play around with and check out.


Everything is crystal clear and the phone is easy to use!  Even as a die hard iPhone fan I am having a great time checking out the LG G4 phone with my the amazing Sprint service.

Fact #5 — Sprint Will Come Direct To You

One of the coolest new services that Sprint offers is Direct to You.  This service includes delivery of your new device to you at a preset time.


Then you get the advantage of a technician that sets everything up for you.  Best of all, this service is completely FREE!!!  So you are getting an amazing customer service experience at no cost to you at all.

As you can tell I really loved being a part of the Sprint Moms blogger event.  I learned so many great things and got to connect with amazing bloggers from the Chicago area.

Augmented Reality for Kids — Watch Cards Come Alive

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Children are sure to love the new and exciting Augmented Reality (AR) flashcards!  These exciting cards allow your child to use your smartphone or tablet to bring the cards to life.  For parents to really understand just how cool these cards are, they need to first understand a few things.

A Quick Look at Augmented Reality

AR is a unique way to take part in the world around you.  It is something that children are going to love being a part of and something that they might not have heard of before.  It is a live view of your world with special computer generated images.  This means that it is like fantasy within reality.

This means that your child gets to explore the real world around them with some fun additions that are computer generated.

How Can Your Child Use AR Cards?

The way that AR cards works is that your child puts the cards behind the camera on your phone or tablet.  Then the picture is going to come to life.  Your child will be able to touch it, move it around, and use the character in games and more.  There is so much fun to be had for your little one with their new AR cards.

What Will AR Cards Do For Your Child?

The following are all of the things that your child will be able to do with AR cards:


You are going to be able to see these with any smartphone or tablet easily.


Your child is going to have so much fun when they take pictures with 3D cartoon characters.  They are actually able to share them on a special “acebook” account.


Children are able to learn easier with AR flashcards and the interactive characters then they would be able to learn with traditional flash cards.


There are multiple fun and interesting AR games that are offered.  You can use double card playing and word hunting.  This is a great way to enjoy a lot of fun with your family.


There is no toy that is quite like AR cards.  With these you can add special 3D characters into the reality around you.  Can imagine a toy that is cooler than this?


The cards are beautiful and come in a nice box so they are a great gift for any child in your life.

Quick Facts You Should Know

How Can I Get My Cards?

Right now there is a IndieGoGo campaign.  Here are the different contribution levels and what you can get from it.

**$29 — 1 x Wonder the Dino Doll

**$39 — 1 x AR Magic Cards II (SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE)

**$49 — 1 x AR Magic Cards II

**$69 — 1 x AR Magic Cards I & II  (SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE)

**$89 — 1 x AR Magic Cards I & II

**$195 — 5 x AR Magic Cards II & 1 x Doll

**$3800 — 100 x AR Magic Cards II & 20 x Doll

**$345 — 5 x AR Magic Cards I & II & 2 x Doll

**$6700 — 100 x AR Magic I & II & 40 x Doll

Safest Materials for Safe Cards

AR Magic Cards are cards that you do not have to worry about your child playing with.  They are made from environmentally materials with environmentally safe ink.  These cards have passed all quality testing and certifications.

You can read more about AR cards here.

**This is a sponsored post and offers you information about the cards.  I have not yet received my copy for review but will offer my own personal review once I receive them.


Create Your Own “I Can Dress Myself Drawer” for Your Toddler Boy with Zutano

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I will never forget how hard it was to watch my sons try to dress themselves.  When they were toddlers they were so independent and they wanted nothing to do with me.  In fact they refused help and when I would try to offer a suggestion it was the last thing that they would wear.  There were many times that I chose not to leave the house or run errands that I needed to in order to allow them to wear whatever it was that they had picked out for that day.

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I was lucky enough to have discovered Zutano by the time that my second son was a toddler.  Sadly I did not have this luck with my first son so he was mismatched a lot of the time when he was determined to pick out things on his own.  My second son never looked mismatched because he has his “I can dress myself  drawer” that was filled with mix and match pieces that paired perfectly from Zutano.  If you are trying to create your own “I can dress myself drawer.”

How to Create Your Own “I Can Dress Myself Drawer”

Step 1 — Pick The Right Drawer

You need to pick out a drawer that your toddler can easily reach.  He needs to be able to open this drawer on his own.  For us the bottom drawer has always worked best to house our “I Can Dress Myself” collection of Zutano clothing.

Step 2 — Get Started with the Tops

When picking out tops you need to make sure that they all have the same basic color scheme.  This is going to ensure that you get pants that are easily going to match all of the tops.

Here are my current favorites from Zutano:


Ride Your Bike Toddler Long Sleeve Screen Tee $22


Tailslide Toddler Long Sleeve Screen Tee $22


A to Z Toddler Short Sleeve Screen Tee $22


Navy & White Stripe Toddler Short Sleeve Shirt $22


Beep Toddler Polo Shirt $29

Step 3 — Pick Out Bottoms to Match

Depending on the season you can pick shorts or pants.  I am choosing pants now since it is fall and will soon be going into winter.  If it were spring or summer I would choose some shorts too.


Charcoal Waffle Cozie Toddler Pant $28


Navy Terry Toddler Pants $29


Tan Toddler Woven Pants $36


Navy Toddler Matchstick Jeans $36


Mandarin Terry Toddler Pants $29

Being able to mix and match these 10 pieces is going to give your little boy 25 outfits to choose from.  This means that he is not going to get bored with the clothes that he has to pick from.  Plus you can add additional pieces when Zutano brings out new lines.

Step 4 — Add Some Pieces for Layering

My son has always loved to layer.  I do not know if it is because he gets cold easily or if it has to do with him actually enjoying the idea of layering.  One of the things that I love about Zutano is that they offer a wide range of choices for layering as well.  Here are a few that you can add to his special drawer.  One great thing is that this addition will up his number of outfits to mix and match to over 100!


Charcoal Waffle Cozie Toddler Reversible Vest $33


Charcoal Waffle Cozie Toddler Wrap Hoodie $46.50


Navy and Apple Stripe Toddler Reversible Hoodie $48.50


Navy Cozy Toddler Contrast Hoodie $48


Navy Toddler French Terry Zipper Jacket $40

Step 5 — Step Back and Let Your Son Do It on His Own

With these 15 pieces it will be easy for your toddler aged son to get dressed on his own.  You can step back or even walk away and whatever he picks out is going to look great together.  Thanks to Zutano your job as a parent just got a little bit easier and isn’t that what we all really want?

Perfect Toddler Girl Finds from Zutano — So Easy to Mix and Match that She Can Dress Herself

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My toddler is growing up and is now going to preschool two half days each week.  At three years old she is very independent.  She wants to pick out her clothes and get dressed herself.  I am so thankful that I have been a Zutano supporter and fan for years.  This has lead to a nice little collection of Zutano clothing.  This clothing is all put away neatly in a bottom drawer that Adeline can reach.

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Tops — For Those I  Can Do It Moments


Primrose L/S Toddler Flora Top $28


Violetta Toddler Cap Sleeve Screen Tee $20


Giardini Toddler Cap Sleeve Screen Tee $20


Hot Pink Multi Stripe Toddler Flora Top $26


Dessert Screen L/S Toddler Swing Tee $23

Bottoms — When You Want Their I Can Do It Moments to Match

The only trick to making sure that their bottoms and their tops match is to choose items that all compliment each other.  This is something that might be hard with other companies but with Zutano it is simple and they are never going to leave your house not matching again.


Hot Pink Toddler Matchstick Jeans $36


Orchid Toddler Skinny Leggings $19


Hot Pink Multi Stripe Toddler Skinny Leggings $21


Hot Pink Candy Stripe Toddler Skinny Leggings $21


Hot Pink Toddler Skinny Leggings $19

5 Pairs of Pants and 5 Shirts, Won’t Their Wardrobe Be Boring?

The great thing about these pieces from Zutano is that they all mix and match really well.  With these 10 pieces there are an incredible 25 looks that your toddler can put together herself.  This allows her to choose which pair of pants and which top she actually wants to wear each day.

Dresses for More Mix and Matching Fun


Primrose L/S Toddler Button Dress $32


Primrose L/S Toddler Pretty Pleats Dress $34


Violetta Toddler Tie Waste Dress $33


Giardini Toddler Tessa Tie Dress $29


Toddler Fairy Skirt $22

How Many Looks Can 5 Extra Pieces Create?

Well the answer to this is quite shocking when you are talking about these 5 pieces.  In fact these 4 dresses can add an additional 25 looks and the skirt alone can add 20 looks so you are up to 70 looks with just 15 pieces of clothing….but that is not all!  Thanks to adorable layering options you are going to see how to keep your toddler warm and how to increase the number of outfits that she can create really quickly.

Layering Options for Those Incredibly Cold Days

I love letting Adeline layer her clothing.  It is so much fun to see what she creates and to watch her get excited when she has a “match.”  That being said, there are a ton of options available for you to pick from with Zutano.  These layering pieces do not just look great with the Zutano clothes but they look awesome when paired with other items that your daughter already has.


Hot Pink Waffle Cozy Toddler Reversible Vest $33


Violetta Reversible Zip Hoodie $48.50


Hot Pink Terry Toddler Bodice Jacket $40


Orchid Cozie Toddler Contrast Hoodie $48


Hot Pink Multi Strip Toddler Ruffle Cardigan $29

To be honest there are now so many combinations that I am going to say that your daughter’s outfit choices will be endless.  I tried counting this but gave up when I hit 200 and was still going!  So you can really come up with a TON of creations.

Of course the best thing about Zutano clothing is the quality.  It is clothing that is going to last forever and it will keep looking new.  This makes it a great choice for hand me downs.  It is also easy for your child to mix and match the various pieces which means that you get a ton of different outfits and looks for not a lot of money.  Clothing that is a good value is something that most parents are looking for and with Zutano it is something that they can find.

10 Pieces, 55 Outfits for Newborn Baby Boys with Zutano

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When I was shopping for my little boys, I will admit that I struggled.  There just did not seem to be a great assortment of adorable baby boy clothes.  Once I found Zutano I felt surprised and shocked at just how cute the clothes were.  Another thing that I discovered was that I never needed to worry about my son having something cute to wear.  The clothes give you choices that you can easily mix and match to create a wide range of different looks.  Since babies grow out of their clothes so quickly it doesn’t make sense to buy a ton of different outfits.  However it isn’t much fun when you see your baby wearing the same thing all of the time.  Being able to pick out these great mix and match clothes will give you everything that you are looking for.

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Here is a look at some adorable pieces that when worn individually or together can really offer you some adorable outfits and allow you to stay within a set budget.  Plus you will love thee high quality, always soft materials, and never fading vibrant colors that the brand brings to you.

Preemie and Newborn Easy Mix and Match Pieces for Boys



Le Chien Newborn Short Sleeve Body Wrap $20


Beep Newborn Short Sleeve Body Wrap $20


Le Chien Newborn Kimono Top $22


Vroom Newborn Kmono Top $22


Beep Beep Newborn Kimono Top $22



Mandarin Newborn Pants $16.50


Periwinkle Newborn Pants $16.50


Navy & White Stripe Newborn Pants $19.50


Orange Candy Stripe Footed Pant $19.50


Periwinkle Candy Stripe Footed Pant $19.50

10 Pieces…So What’s the Big Deal?

The big deal with these awesome ten pieces is that you can do so much with them.  You can actually mix, match, and layer these pieces to  create an impressive 55 outfits.  This is really nice when it comes to newborn clothes since they grow out of them so quickly.  You will be able to change up their looking without investing a ton of money into the clothes.

One Piece Outfits

One piece outfits can really build your collection and offer you more options for your little ones.  I understand that they do not mix and match as well so they are not as big of a bang for your buck.  However there are some one piece outfits that you are going to need when you have a newborn.  This collection will give you a few more outfit options and will offer you the ease and comfort of one piece outfits.


Le Chien Newborn Henley Bodysuit $26


Vroom Newborn Henley Bodysuit $26


Beep Beep Newborn Henley Bodysuit $26


Le Chien Newborn Footie $29


Beep Beep Newborn Footie $29


Vroom Newborn Footie $29


Le Chien Newborn Receiving Gown $25


Vroom Newborn Receiving Gown $25


The following accessories can really change up your new baby’s outfits and offer you a ton of bang for your buck.  In fact, they can offer you a unique look with different pieces, more options with your looks and so much more.  It is a great way to increase the number of outfits and looks that you have by simply changing up the accessories.


Madarin Cozy Newborn Booties $21


Mandarin Cozy Newborn Hat $14.50


Vroom Baby Bib $11


Le Chien Baby Bib $11


Le Chien Newborn Hat $10.50


Beep Beep Newborn Hat $10.50


Vroom Newborn Hat $10.50


Vroom Newborn Booties $21


Le Chien Newborn Booties $21

Still Not Enough?

If that is still not enough for you, you can choose toys and blankets that match your baby’s clothing collection.  This will give you the perfect opportunity to go anywhere and everywhere with your little one always in style.


Vroom Baby Blanket $38


Road Trip Bed Time Buddy $14


Road Trip Plush Activity Toy $14

There are so many adorable options with Zutano that it really is a brand to fall in love with.  The amazing mix and match options make it easy for your little one to always be in style and to have a lot of different options from just a few items.

The Simple Way to Get 200+ Outfits Out of 25 Items for Your Newborn Baby Girl with Zutano

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Do you find yourself shopping on a budget?  Are you constantly trying to make the most of your purchases?  If so, then you have got to hurry over to Zutano to pick up amazing pieces that can be combined for countless outfits.  In the past I have posted a few reviews from the brand with these awesome combinations.

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Today I am going to share with you my personal picks for a quick and easy newborn and preemie girl wardrobe that is not going to break the bank, but will offer so many combinations that she will never need to wear the same thing more than once.

Newborn and Preemie Girl Wardrobe Made Easy

First off, it is tough to find cute and high quality newborn and preemie clothes.  Second, you do not want to have to buy a ton because your baby is going to grow out of them so quickly.  One thing that is great about Zutano is all of the pieces that you can combine together to make adorable outfits.  The combinations are really endless.

My top picks for fall include the following:


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# 1 — Happy Thoughts Newborn Long Sleeve Screen Body Wrap $22

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#2 — Friendly Bird Newborn Kimono Top $22

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#3 — Friendly Bird Newborn Short Sleeve Body Wrap $20


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#4 — Aqua Newborn Pants $16.50

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$5 — Hot Pink Multi Stripe Newborn Pants $19.50

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#6 — Hot Pink Candy Stripe Footed Pants $19.50

What Can You Do With 6 Pieces?

I am going to stop here and break down a few things that you can do with these 6 pieces.  You actually have quiet a few combinations that you can make thanks to layering with the kimono top.  So you can create 15 outfits out of these 6 pieces….pretty impressive huh?  The great thing about Zutano is that the fun does not stop here you can add more pieces to your newborn’s collection and get more outfits without having to take up a ton of space and without having to worry about having a ton of clothes that they do not wear.


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#7 — Wide Awake Newborn Little Dress $29

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#8 — Hot Pink Multi Stripe Newborn Short Sleeve Dress $20

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#9 — Friendly Bird Newborn Short Sleeve Dress $20

How Much Value Do These 3 Pieces Add?

So you are probably thinking 3 dresses, I can’t really do that much with three dresses, can I?  And my answer is that you are going to be shocked…with these three dresses you can add 32 more outfits to your total count.  That means that with just 9 pieces you are able to create 47 different outfits.

One Pieces

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#10 — Friendly Bird Newborn Cap Sleeve Bodysuit $26

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#11 — Friendly Bird Newborn Receiving Gown $25

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#12 — Wide Awake Newborn Receiving Gown $25

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#13 — Hot Pink Multi Stripe Newborn Receiving Gown $25

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#14 — Friendly Bird Newborn Footie $29

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#15 — Hot Pink Multi Stripe Newborn Footie $29

An Easy 6 Extra Outfits

I will admit that one piece outfits do not add a lot of bang for your buck.  That being said, every newborn is going to need a few of these essentials.  These 6 extra outfits when paired with all of the outfits above still make your total 15 pieces and 53 outfits which is still really impressive!!


One of the things that I really love about Zutano is that they offer you a full collection of fun accessories to match.  Now when you consider that you can mix and match these accessories with the 53 outfits above you can see how there could easily be over 200 unique looks with just these total of 22 items from the baby girl collection.

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#16 — Hot Pink Cozy Newborn Booties $21

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#17 — Hot Pink Cozy Newborn Hat $14.50

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#18 — Friendly Bird Baby Bib $11

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#19 — Wide Awake Baby Bib $11

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#20 — Hot Pink Multi Stripe Newborn Hat $10.50

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#21 — Friendly Bird Newborn Hat $10.50

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#22 — Wide Awake Newborn Hat $10.50

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#23 — Wide Awake Newborn Booties $21

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#24 — Hot Pink Multi Stripe Newborn Booties $21

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#25 — Friendly Bird Newborn Booties $21

More to Match

Plus you can find blankets, toys, and more to match your new daughter’s wardrobe that will make it perfect for you to take her anywhere.  These are my five suggestions for you to check out!

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Hot Pink Multi Stripe Swaddle Blanket $28

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Wide Awake Baby Blanket $38

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Zutano Just for Aden Owls Swaddle 4 Pack $39.95

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Owl Plush $18

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Owl Blankie $18

Zutano‘s bright colors and one stop shopping offers you a great way to invest in a few quality pieces that will build a great high quality wardrobe.  So many of us are frustrated when trying to find something for our babies to wear and it could all be avoided if we had just shopped Zutano.



Accessorize Your Fall with Simply Vera by Vera Wang

Simply Shawn N Jenn Disclosure

One of my weaknesses is accessories.  This has actually been a life long weakness of mine.  I can remember getting so excited to save up my money for the latest handbag trend or necklace.  These two items in particular are items that I seriously go crazy over.  So imagine my shocked face as I opened up this amazing box of fall accessories from the Simply Vera by Vera Wang line that is featured at Kohls.  (That’s right you can buy each item that I am going to show you at your local Kohls store or online!!!)

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It’s All in the Bag!

I was surprised by three amazing handbags that are sure to take me everywhere that I am going this fall.  I have a bit of an obsession for bags and am going to share with you just how I would use each of these great bags this fall.  In all honesty my mom and grandma both recently called and asked me for advice on picking out a fall handbag so I am going to surprise each one of them with a bag and keep the one bag that is my new fall obsession!

Alicia Pleated Hobo $69

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The Alicia Pleated Hobo is an adorable everyday bag.  In fact it is one of those bags that you could easily carry out to dinner and to the grocery store.  It is a small but roomy size and perfect for those who do not have to carry too many things with them.  I really thought that this bag was cute and have found it to be one of the top trending shapes.  I love the pleats and think that it is perfect for so many styles and outfits because you can dress up or down with it!

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All of the extra details with this bag make it unique and something that you can really appreciate.

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Plus all of the Vera bags have great pockets and organizing features hidden inside making them great to use!

Morocco Domed Satchel $99

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The Morocco Domed Satchel is one of those bags that really looks elegant for moms to carry around.  It also has a feeling of profession when you see it so you can imagine a professional carrying this bag everywhere that they would go.  It is a cute bag that has plenty of room for the essentials and then some.  If you are a fan of large sized wallets or need a little extra room in your bag then this is one choice that you will certainly appreciate.

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Again with all of the great pockets that will help you make sure that things do not get lost!  Plus this one features a convenient three section design.

Monroe Shopper $99 — My Fall IT Bag

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The Simply Vera by Vera Wang Monroe Shopper is my it bag!  I love this bag especially in this fun metallic color.  I think that it is fun creative and a great bag for everyone!!   I can fit everything that I need in it and it still has that fun slouchy appearance that makes me fall in love.  It is a nice classic choice with a bit of a less traditional style that really amps it up and makes it a nice solid choice.  I simply can not say enough great things about this amazing bag.

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Plus I LOVE that it features the organizing pockets that I NEED because I am often an unorganized mess!

Dress Up Your Neck in Style

My personal favorite accessories of all time are that can be worn on my neck.  I love necklaces and scarves and Simply Vera offers you some of the best that you can find.

Ombre Twisted Stripes Sheer Oblong Scarf $32

I really LOVE this scarf and can not say enough amazing things about it and how it is going to work for fall.  It is perfect to keep you warm while offering you an amazing amount of style that you might not see with every scarf that you try on.

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Bead and Mesh Multi Strand Necklace $34

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I have to admit that this necklace is my personal favorite so I am very excited that I was sent two of these in different colors.  They are simply beautiful and look great with more casual outfits for a day to day look and those outfits that are bit more dressed up.

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Since my personal style includes a ton of neutral colors, I love the clear and gray beads on this necklace.

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I also received it in blue colors that are absolutely breathtaking.

Beaded Collar Necklace $34

The Beaded Collar Necklace is unique and stunning.  It is even more beautiful in person that what you can see in pictures.  I love this one and think that it is going to look amazing and necklines come up for the fall season.

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Marquise Swag Necklace $34

The Marquise Swag Necklace is one that I would probably not have picked out on my own, especially if I was shopping online.  That being said it is definitely one that I will be wearing a lot this fall.  It is a really gorgeous necklace that will give you something extra to really love.

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Find the Perfect Bracelet to Enhance Your Look

Bracelets are another huge obsession of mine.  I find myself always reaching for a bracelet.  Another recent wrist candy that I have is a popular exercise tracking band.  Since I don’t love how it looks I did show off in one picture how a bracelet can make it look better.

Beaded Stretch Bracelet Set $30 (That’s Right Just $10 EACH!!)

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There are many things that I love about these bracelets.  One is that they come to you in a set of 3.  Another is that they are great to pair together or even wear separately!  This means that you can easily wear just one of these at a time or wear them all.

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They even make my fitness brand look better!

Bead Stretch Bracelet $34

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This bracelet is so fun!!  I have gotten tons of compliments and tons of offers for friends and family to take this one off of my hands for me.  This is a great choice and is super cute so I plan on keeping it around for a very long time.

Get Some Dazzle in Your Ears

Earrings are not something that I often wear.  That being said, my friends and family wear earrings all of the time so I am always giving them away as gifts or just because.  I can tell you that these adorable eight pairs of earrings are going to get a lot of wear from my friends and family!

Bead Kite Earrings $22

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I LOVE these earrings.  They fit perfectly with my boho chic style and are beautiful when worn.  I only wish that I wore earrings more since I love these so much!

Simulated Crystal Dome Button Stud Earrings $12

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These are very elegant and beautiful.  I was shocked to discover that they only cost $12 as they were so shockingly pretty!!  I know that these are going to be a great way to feel extra pretty and dressed up on an otherwise dreary day!

Bead Cluster Drop Earrings $18

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I think that these are absolutely gorgeous and I am sure that they would look great with a variety of the fall fashions that you see!

Square Drop Earrings $14

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These are gorgeous earrings that have a sparkle and a shine that you will not see elsewhere. They are sure to be a pair of earrings that you are going to be able to love for years to come.

Bead Drop Earrings $14

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These earrings are another pair that I can really see looking great with a number of fall outfits.  I think that they would be a great way to feel special with jeans and a t-shirt or that they’d look great with work clothes.

Hoop Drop Earrings $14

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These Hoop Drop Earrings are so cute.  They are another pair that I was shocked to discover the price of.  They are cute and really unique.  I have not really seen anything else like them!

Marquise Drop Earrings $18

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These earrings are so elegant that they are perfect for dressing up.  They are another pair that look classy and elegant that you would never guess their real price.  This makes them a wonderful choice because everyone is going to think that you spent a lot more than you did.

Bead Hoop Earrings $18

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These earrings are another pair of my favorite!  They are fun and cute.  They also are multi-functional and would fit with most of fall’s great looks!

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Thanks to the Simply Vera by Vera Wang collection for fall it is going to be a stylish season.  It is going to be one of those years where others stop me and ask me where I got something at.  I have already had this happen four times in the last two days of wearing a few of these accessories.