Celebrate Special Moments with Hallmark & Dollar Tree

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Have you ever been to the Dollar Tree? If not, you are missing out! The Dollar Tree is this magical place where everything, is only $1! It’s a place where you can discover new treasures, have fun shopping, and find what you need at an affordable price. My kids LOVE going to the Dollar Tree because they know that they can pick out any toy of their choice, because everything is only $1, (as far as limiting how many items they get is another story lol!) Mommy loves shopping there too but I do tend to go overboard, especially around the holidays! During the holidays it’s so fun to find what cute stuff I can decorate with.

The Dollar Tree carries a variety of products including many trusted brands at extreme values. Some of the products you’ll find at Dollar Tree include housewares, glassware, dinnerware, cleaning supplies, candy, snacks, food, health and beauty, toys, gifts, gift bags and wrap, party supplies, stationery, craft supplies, teaching supplies, books, seasonal décor, and more! Everything you need for every day, every holiday, every occasion… and every single item is only $1 (or less)!

Not only do I love going to the Dollar Tree for Holiday Decor, but I also love to go when I am preparing for a party. There is a variety of party decor, tissue paper, gift bags, balloons, candles, and cards available. The Dollar Tree is always my first stop for all my party needs. Planning a party adds up and us Moms need to save when we can.

Since I was already a fan of the Dollar Tree, I was so excited to become an affiliate for their amazing company. I was even more excited to be able to share some BIG news with you! As of Aug. 30, Hallmark is bringing HUNDREDS of new cards to the Dollar Tree! This is a big deal for me, as I already love to get all my cards from the Dollar Tree. So I was anxious to see what samples were coming my way. I was sent two of the main types of cards that will be hitting stores Aug. 30th, Hallmark Expressions & Hallmark Heartline.

Both sets of cards had a variety of prints for every occasion. Birthday cards, Thank You cards, Baby Shower cards, and Sympathy cards, are just some of the many new cards available. All of the cards came in bold, colorful prints and designs. There is really something for everyone in this new collection from Hallmark!

There are over 6,500 Dollar Tree stores nationwide and on August 30th every store will carry Expressions from Hallmark, $1 each and Heartline a Hallmark company, 2 for $1. With hundreds of new greeting cards to choose from, you can celebrate every moment with your friends and family without breaking the bank!

Whether it’s a Birthday for Dad, a Graduation for your son, or a Retirement party for your co-worker, the Dollar Tree & Hallmark has got you covered with the quality you love and prices you can’t beat.

So make sure you head to your local Dollar Tree as of Aug.30th, to check out the new cards and any other goodies you find along the way.

Don’t forget you can always shop online at the link below!

Affiliate Link >>>>>> Everything Is Just $1 At DollarTree.com!

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Say Hello To The All-New Gymboree! #madeyousmile

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Gymboree has some BIG News and they wanted me to share it with you! If you haven’t already heard, Gymboree has completely recreated its brand with all new looks for your little ones!

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What’s new at Gymboree? EVERYTHING! These fresh new styles will make your kids feel great inside and out! With the same quality, you have come to love and the same great savings.

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With back-to-school around the corner, now is the perfect time to check it out. Whether it’s the first day of school, picture day, a birthday party, or a play date, there is a style for every occasion. These new outfits can be mixed and matched allowing kids to create their own looks! Gymboree asked modern moms and families what they wanted most for their kids’ clothes, and they delivered.

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From babies to pre-teens, Gymboree has you covered with an all-new collection of clothing fit for every occasion! Of course, there is still Gymboree Rewards, Gymbucks, and all the fun sales you love!

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Make sure to sign up for Gymboree emails to receive special offers, updates, and more!

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Summer Styles with Gymboree

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The countdown is on! School is coming to an end and Summer Vacation will be here before we know it. Living in Florida is perfect for Summer, although it does get HOT! Luckily, we are surrounded by beaches and parks so we can have fun in the sun all Summer long.

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This Summer we are going to stay close to home exploring all the local parks and beaches and getting outdoors. There is nothing quite like fresh air and sunshine to boost your mood. Plus, with three kids it helps them burn off some of their energy and get some exercise. By the time we get home, they are usually ready to relax and hopefully take a nap!

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Some of the outdoor fun will be in our own backyard this Summer with all the activities I have planned.

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Water balloons, sidewalk chalk, water guns, hanging in the kiddie pool, bubbles, and more! Of course, indoor crafts are a must as well. My daughter is kind of obsessed with arts n crafts so I plan on looking up lots of fun stuff we can do together. Playdates with friends, splash parks, swimming, BBQs, the possibilities are endless! I am looking forward to having so much fun with my girls this summer.

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Of course, we can’t be Summer ready without new fun styles from Gymboree! We want our kids to be comfortable but looking great, so we always follow the sales going on at Gymboree so we can stock up on all the essentials.

With Memorial Day right around the corner, it means finding all the perfect outfits for every outing. There are so many fun styles from Gymboree that are great for cook-outs, picnics, block parties, and more!

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What plans do you have for this summer? Will you be staying close to home and becoming a #locallegend? Or will you take a family trip out of town? Let me know in the comments below!

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Easter Deals at Target

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Spring is here and the Easter Bunny is on his way! Are you ready for Easter? If not, you’re in luck because Target is having a ton of sales on must-have Easter essentials. There are so many reasons why I love to shop at Target. Who doesn’t love the variety of quality products at a great price? Combine sale prices, with the cartwheel app and your Target REDcard and you are guaranteed to save money and even earn some gift cards. Most products can also be bought online and picked up in the store within a few hours. Most shopping trips with my two girls can get chaotic, so I order online and pick up in the store often. I also, make sure I checkout using Ebates so I can make some money while shopping online.

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One of the deals going on now at Target is a Free $5 Gift Card when you spend $25 on baskets, eggs, decor, and more.

Easter Baskets

There is a variety of fun Easter basket options available. It’s always fun to buy empty baskets to fill yourself because every kid is different and enjoys different things.

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Plastic Eggs

I always end up buying new plastic eggs as they all get cracked and broken eventually. I fill the eggs with candy, toys, and stickers to hide around the house. The girls are always so excited to wake up in the morning to find all the hidden eggs the Easter Bunny left behind. There are so many different styles of plastic eggs available, in many different sizes.

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Egg Decorating Kits

Usually the night before Easter, we color and decorate eggs as a family. It’s a tradition that we continue every year and the kids love it.

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Easter Grass

Easter Grass may be messy but it is a must for filling baskets. It makes the basket look pretty and the kids love playing with it.

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Easter Decor

Decorating for Spring is one of my favorites! The bright colors and floral designs make my home feel ready for Easter. You can also save 20% on Easter Decor online. Just pay online and pick up at the store to get it today.

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Games & Toys

Save Big on basket-worthy games and toys! Select toys are on sale now.  Spend $50 save $10, or spend $100, save $25.

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Baby Toys

It can be difficult to know what to give a baby for Easter, but small baby toys will fit perfectly in an Easter basket. Select Baby Toys are Buy One Get One 1/2 off  now.

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Books & Movies

Books and movies are great options for Easter gifts.

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All this and more is available now at Target!

Time is running out, so get your order ready now for all your last-minute Easter essentials. Don’t forget you do have the option to make an online order and do a store pick-up, find out more here >> Order Pick-up at Target

I hope you find everything you are looking for and that you all enjoy a wonderful Easter Sunday!

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#Followyourart with Gymboree

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Winter is ending and sunny skies are ahead! Spring is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier.  I think spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The warmer weather and clear skies make for so many fun outdoor activities. One of our favorite things to do is pack a lunch and head to the park. The kids enjoy the playground, then we like to walk the trails, and do some exploring.

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Springtime also inspires lots of arts and crafts at home with my kids. My older daughter is full of creativity and loves taking pictures and making projects. Even my toddler loves to color and paint as well. We love to find fun projects we can all do together using paint, stickers, glitter, markers, and more! The kids absolutely love it and make a huge mess of course, but they are having fun and that is all that matters. It keeps them happy and quiet for hours, and the memories will last a lifetime.

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Another thing I enjoy about Spring is all the bright new styles at Gymboree! There is so much new to see at Gymboree with their #Followyourart campaign and their new spring collection.

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The new #Followyourart campaign is inspired by all the ways kids get creative! With bright new styles and fresh new ideas, Gymboree has the spring styles you are looking for.

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At Gymboree, you will find quality clothing that will last for years that are both comfortable and stylish. They have so many sales that make their already affordable clothing a better deal. Plus, they have a Rewards program and the opportunity to earn Gymbucks. I know for me I am always looking for good deals on quality clothes for my kids. So hurry and head to Gymboree to get your kids Spring ready with style!

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Valentine’s Day – Celebrating a Day of Love.

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February is here and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! There are a lot of different ideas about Valentine’s Day and why it exists. A lot of people think that it is just a commercialized holiday for the card/candy companies to make money, but there is a lot of history behind it. The holiday is actually named after Saint Valentine.  A lot of the traditions that go along with Valentine’s Day are based on Saint Valentine and has been celebrated for centuries.

The holiday may be intended for couples, but really you can use this day to celebrate anyone meaningful in your life. Whether it’s your best friend, your kids, your parents it really doesn’t matter. Valentines Day is a day of love for anyone in your life that is special to you.

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I do enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day with my husband because having a forever Valentine is something to celebrate. I also enjoy celebrating this day of love with my mom and my kids. We all exchange cards and candy just to show we care. My older daughter usually has a party at school, so I buy her Valentine’s Day cards for her classmates and goodies for her to pass out and share. I also get the teacher a cute gift as well.

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I dress up my girls in pink and red so they are ready to party in style. I love pink and hearts so decorating for Valentines Day is my favorite part. I get as many decorations as I can to make my home look festive and pretty.

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Every year I try to bake some homemade goodies for my husband and kids. I decorate the kitchen with Valentine’s Day decor and put out cupcakes, cookies, and candy.  I buy the kids some pizza and we watch a family friendly movie before they go to bed. Once the kids are in bed, my husband and I are able to relax and spend some time together.

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My husband and I don’t even attempt to go out on Valentine’s Day anymore. It’s just not worth the stress of waiting two hours to be seated. We usually go out the weekend before or after Valentine’s Day, which we have found to be a lot easier.

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We let the kids have their fun with snacks, treats, pizza, and a movie then get them to bed. We then enjoy a quiet dinner by candlelight with some romantic music. After dinner, we usually watch a movie and enjoy some dessert. It’s nothing extravagant but we try to just enjoy the day and keep it simple.

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Most of the decor, gifts, and candy I buy are from Target. They have so many cute things available. I usually shop online and choose the pick up in store option. This saves me time and money. I save 5% every time I shop by checking out with my  Target REDcard.  There’s also this fun new thing called Gift Now that makes shopping even easier and saves you another 5%. If you’re looking for last minute items Target is the place to go.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Spend it with those you care about and share the love!

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Ju-Ju-Be for Christmas

The light’s have been taken down and the tree has been put away. The holidays are officially over! It’s bittersweet, I will miss the glow of the Christmas lights and driving around showing my kids all the beautiful decorations. The whole season is full of joy and excitement. We enjoyed so many festivities with the kids. We traveled all over town to bring them to all the Christmas events. There were also many quiet nights at home, watching our favorite Christmas movies while sipping hot cocoa. The other part of me is ready to get back to life and is counting down the days until my older two go back to school. Either way, we had a wonderful Christmas and was so grateful to be able to spend it together as a family.

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Watching the excitement in my children’s eyes on Christmas morning is probably the best part of being a mom. Their list was short and simple. My daughter said just being with her family is the only gift she really needed. How sweet is that?

One thing she has been wanting for a while was a Ju-Ju-Be Itty Bitty Be and one of the new OOAKPL Silver Keychains. So when Ju-Ju-Be had a huge sale Black Friday weekend, I made sure I got my girls (and me) lots of goodies.

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My older daughter was SO EXCITED to find her very own Itty Bitty Be in Super Toki under the tree. It’s a tiny Be Classy that includes a mini changing pad and a messenger strap to wear cross body. She loves that I also included her very own OOAKPL Silver Star Keychain! I told her it made her an official pink lady and that made her day. Her reaction was priceless!

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The Super Toki Itty Bitty Be is a vibrant print with Tokidoki superheroes. The inside has the Sweet Victory print with a bright red, blue and yellow. This print is perfect for my daughter.

She loves wearing it crossbody and takes it everywhere we go. She either carries her wallet with spending money or fills it with shopkins, hatchimals, or other little tiny toys. It’s just the right size for my little pink lady in training.

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The Itty Bitty Be is really just the cutest thing ever. It is perfect for all the little pink ladies out there. It comes in so many different prints too. My daughter was thrilled to own her very own Ju-Ju-Be bag, just like Mommy.

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Mommy got her first Be Classy from Santa in the Dandy Lines print! Up until now I have only used quicks, lights, and set pieces. This is my first structured bag and what a game changer! I love how it can be used as a purse and a diaper bag.

A more in-depth look at the Be Classy is coming to my blog soon!

 

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Left – Tokidoki Tokipops Paci Pod, Right – Tokidoki Unikiki 2.0 Paci Pod

 

Both of my girls love to use the Ju-Ju-Be Paci Pods. My older daughter clips hers on her bags to store her little toys. She was given the Tokidoki – Tokipops Paci Pod and was so happy! My younger daughter occasionally uses a pacifier, so I will actually be using her Unikki 2.0 Paci Pod for her pacifier. She likes to carry it around like a wristlet or I use it clipped on my bags. I scored both of these Paci Pods for a really great deal as well during Black Friday weekend. The retailer I ordered from also threw in a Tokidoki x Bebe Au Lait tote as a GWP, which I was so excited about!

The Ju-Ju-Be Paci Pods have two elastic bands inside that can hold a variety of items but are primarily used for holding two pacifiers one on each side. They have Teflon fabric protection to help repel stains and Agion treatment to protect the liner from bacteria.

Not only are Paci Pods a cute way to accessorize your bags, but there are so many uses for them besides holding pacifiers.

  • Cough Drops
  • Phone Charger
  • Earphones
  • iPod Shuffle
  • Chapstick
  • Toys
  • Car Keys
  • Eos Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Jewelry

These are just some uses for the Ju-Ju-Be Paci Pods. They come in a variety of prints, making it fun to collect and to dress up your bags.

 

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Left – Be Tagged in Rad Hearts, Right – Lanyard in Happy Hearts.

 

All of these fun Ju-Ju-Be accessories made for great stocking stuffers. The Ju-Ju-Be Be Tagged is a great bag tag that perfectly fits a business card or a cute picture.

Other uses include:

  • Work Badge
  • Library Cards
  • Theme Park Passes
  • Luggage Tag
  • Pool Cards
  • Debit & Reward Cards
  • Gym Pass
  • ID Cards
  • Emergency Info
  • Labeling your child’s Backpack or Lunch Bag

You can also remove the fabric cord and attach a metal chain or key link. You could then attach it to a necklace or a keyring.

The Ju-Ju-Be Happy Hearts Lanyard is the cutest lanyard in my favorite print! Rad Hearts and Happy Hearts was an exclusive pink lady collaboration with Rad & Happy. It was a very limited print but the lanyards are still available online at Ju-Ju-Be. Lanyards can be used for work badges, Id’s, and passes. I attach mine to my keys so I can easily find them.

So overall my family and I had a wonderful Christmas. Not only was it was filled with my favorite Ju-Ju-Be, the best part of it all was sharing the holiday with my family. We are so grateful that we could be together for the holidays. My husband goes on call once a month and sometimes it falls on a holiday which is a major bummer. He works so hard for his family so I can stay home with our three kids. Every moment I can spend with my husband and kids is a true blessing.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoys 2018!

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Holiday Traditions with Gymboree

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The Holiday season is officially here! It’s such a magical time of year, especially as a kid! I remember growing up, Christmas was the one time of year I looked forward to. My sister and I would enjoy making our Christmas list for Santa. As the days got closer to Christmas Day, we would be so excited we couldn’t sleep. We would wake up bright and early on Christmas morning, ready to see if we got what we hoped for. Of course, there were more moments that made Christmas so special. We would buy hot cocoa, play Christmas music, and drive around town looking at Christmas lights. We would also spend time baking cookies, watching movies, and spending time around the campfire. The holiday events, visiting Santa, the Christmas parades, and of course the Christmas tree! That was one of my favorite parts of Christmas as a kid, decorating the Christmas tree. I feel like a kid myself around the holidays and there is nothing better than sharing these moments with my own children.

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We all have special memories growing up and many of us share those family traditions with our own kids. With all the holiday events, parties, and get-togethers, having picture perfect outfits is a must! Finding affordable and stylish outfits is possible thanks to the Gymboree Holiday Collection. From casual to dressy, you will find the perfect outfit for every occasion.

One thing I LOVE about Gymboree is all the deals. They are constantly having sales, and you can also earn Gymboree Rewards every time you shop. As a SAHM of three, saving money is essential. So I try to look for deals anytime I can. What’s better than getting high-quality clothing for your kids at an affordable price? Especially around the Holidays.

I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of this holiday season and hope you do as well!

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Rainbow Mama Bear & OOAKPL

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and so has a ton of sales! I had to stop looking as I just couldn’t justify any more online shopping. Either way, I did manage to score some major deals! One recent sale was from the stylish brand of Loved by Hannah and Eli! It’s a small business run by Sarah Duncan who makes all of the adorable “Mama Bear” apparel we know and love. I scored a Rainbow Mama Bear  – Vneck from her recent sale and I am loving the rainbow lettering!

It’s part of her Rainbow Mama Bear collection, which pays tribute to those who have suffered a miscarriage or infant loss. Proceeds from this collection are donated to charity’s that offer grief counseling and other services for these suffering Moms. I myself have never gone through an infant loss or miscarriage, but a close friend of mine has. It was a heartbreaking experience to watch her go through. So when I saw this beautiful rainbow tee, I automatically thought of her and had to get it!

There are so many cute collections available at Loved by Hannah and Eli. She is very active on social media and is constantly running fun giveaways, especially in her VIP group on Facebook. Such a fun community I am so excited to be a part of! I will also say that the customer service I received was beyond belief! She went above and beyond for me and I couldn’t be happier.

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Along with my new “Mama Bear” t-shirt, I also scored some fun goodies from my favorite  Ju-Ju-Be! Not only do they carry diaper bags and accessories, but they also carry keychains and lanyards. As soon as I saw these I had to have them.

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There are many different print lanyards to choose from available online at the Ju-Ju-Be Pink Lady Shop. The OOAKPL – Premium Silver Keychains are still available for purchase as well, but the OOAKPL Rose Gold Keychains are not currently in stock.

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The Ju-Ju-Be OOAKPL Keychains stand for – One of A Kind Pink Lady. A Pink Lady is basically a hard-core Ju-Ju-Be Fan. There is a very large community of women (and some men!) who all share a strong love and passion for everything Ju-Ju-Be. There used to be a Ju-Ju-Be forum of fans called The Pink Room, but it has now become a chat group on Facebook. We all share our new bag prints and styles, ask questions, and have a first look at the new releases, special sales, etc. It is really quite amazing and it’s a group I am proud to be a part of. I have always been kind of obsessed with purses and bags, so it’s not surprising I would fall down the rabbit hole known as Ju-Ju-Be! There can never be enough and you will always feel the need to #buyallthebags. If this sounds like you, make sure you find us at The Pink Lady Chat – PLC on Facebook.
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Since I was lucky enough to receive 2 of the Silver OOAKPL Keychains, I am going to be giving one away in an upcoming OOAKPL Giveaway! Make sure you’re following me on social media and share the news with your fellow pink lady friends! Stay tuned for more info to come!

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Meanwhile, who is super excited for the Tokidoki for Hello Sanrio by Ju-Ju-Be Rainbow Dream release?

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This gorgeous print is launching 12.05.17 at midnight PST. There is a pre-launch 12.04.17 for select brick and mortar stores. See below to find trunk shows and early launches near you!

https://www.ju-ju-be.com/tokidoki-hello-sanrio-ju-ju-rainbow-dream-trunk-shows/

Good Luck in finding your must-have bag and PPP!

 

 

 

 

Mommy and Me – New Holiday Collection

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Holiday Collection (2)Janie and Jack just released their new holiday Mommy and Me collection! The new line is inspired by the special memories created between mother and child during the holiday season.

 

The Janie & Jack Holiday collection features new, coordinating looks with sophisticated outfits and separates to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

 

Make the holidays even more memorable with elegant prints and colors that will make every moment picture-perfect. Janie and Jack’s line of clothing is full of beautiful designs and great quality. They also make great gifts for baby showers, birthdays, and more!

There is a variety of elegant pieces to choose from. The collection includes skirts, dresses, sweaters, dresses, pants, and blazers for women and children. Sizes for children range from 0-12 years with prices ranging from $7-$129. Women’s styles are available in sizes 0–16 with prices ranging from $26–$169.

There is certainly something for everyone’s unique taste and style. Check out their website or shop in-store to find more classic and modern looks for every day of the year. You can find sizes 0-6 years in store and up to size 12 online.

With the holidays coming, finding stylish, coordinating outfits for the family is on every mom’s mind. Find the perfect outfit from the newest collection at Janie and Jack! Shop at the link below!

>>> Limited Edition Coordinating Family Looks at Janie and Jack 

 

 

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