Back To School Fashion For Less From KMart



If you have kids, you know that Back To School shopping can be BRUTAL!  As if it weren’t hard enough to find all of the supplies that teachers need without running to a hundred different places, throw in clothes shopping and it’s enough to make any parent throw their hands in the air and walk away.  I have been on the hunt for great clothes for my kids and the selection at KMart was wide enough that we were able to find something for all three kids in one trip…how awesome is that?!


My sons are 12 and 14 and it can be harder to shop for them than my daughter!  Although they are still young, they are HUGE for their age and have been in men’s clothes for quite some time now.  It can definitely be a struggle finding things in men’s sizes that are still ‘cool’ enough that my sons are willing to wear them.  Thank goodness for KMart!  I was only able to find one outfit for each of the boys, but I have to tell you I was surprised I walked out with anything for them at all.


Brayden is starting middle school and wanted something that was still fun and fashionable for his first day.  We were able to find this awesome Marvel Deadpool Men’s Graphic T-Shirt and Basic Editions Men’s Relaxed Fit Jeans in medium wash to create an awesome ensemble that Brayden can’t wait to wear to school.  The Deadpool shirt is cut for a roomy fit — in case you also like to over-indulge in chimichangas like Deadpool.  This all-cotton tee offers the benefit of breathable jersey knit which is perfect for hot Arizona days.  The jeans are the only pair your son will need when the day calls for toughness.  Heaven knows, any middle schooler will put some wear and tear on jeans quickly.  Built from cotton denim, these pants offer durability and the straight leg adds roomy comfort.  The medium wash provides crisp, versatile style, while the contrast stitching enhances the authentic look.


An outfit that my teenager loved so much he actually SMILED??  (GASP!!)  Be still my beating heart…thank you KMart!  This Men’s Transformers Decepticon Graphic T-Shirt and Basic Editions Men’s Relaxed Fit Jeans in lite wash pair together so well and Kenny is LOVING IT!  The Transformers shirt rocks a cool, modern look.  Decorated with the iconic image of a Decepticon, this short-sleeve tee rocks with retro style.  Featuring a crew neck and a roomy cut, this shirt offers the comfort of cotton-rich jersey knit, another perfect tee for hot Arizona days.  Just like the jeans Brayden got, the lite wash version is every bit just as durable and comfortable as it’s medium wash counterpart.


My sons and my daughter are SO completely different.  Jade loved every single thing she saw at KMart and wanted to fill the whole cart up with it all!  I think her picks are fabulous and they look so good on her.


This is Jade’s favorite outfit of the things that she picked out.  The Basic Editions Kitten Graphic T-Shirt and Route 66 Girls Bootcut Jeans in gray look so good together!  Now Jade can show off her awesome sense of humor in the comfy cotton-rich fit tee.  With a screen-print design of a cute kitten wearing sunglasses and a caption that reads, “#Selfie,” this short-sleeve shirt is sure to inspire laughs and smiles whenever she wears it.  Pair it with these adorable jeans and you’ve got an outfit that’s just too cute!


Sporting the same jeans as above, this Leave A Little Sparkle Wherever You Go Graphic T-Shirt really pops!  Glam takes any girl’s fashion over the top with this glitter-print graphic T-shirt.  The sparkling design reads, “Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go,” lending her casual style some inspiration.  A modern cut keeps this short-sleeve tee fitted, with a longer hem and a hint of flared shape.


This outfit is one of the cutest things I’ve seen all week.  The I’m Really A Mermaid Graphic T-Shirt and Route 66 Girls Skinny Bootcut Jeans pair together just perfectly.  Keep your little one showing off her casual chic style with this tee.  Styled with a glittery “I’m Really a Mermaid” design, this short-sleeve tee combines glam with jersey knit comfort.  The cap sleeves and drop tail hem bring her style up to date with modern shape, as does a cute keyhole cutout in back.  As if the shirt weren’t comfy enough, pairing it with these jeans makes it too comfortable to resist.  Your daughter will always be chic and relaxed when she wears these girls’ skinny bootcut jeans from Route 66.  Created to move with her, these pants offer a stretch design that makes playtime more enjoyable. These jeans offer a slim fit through the hip and thigh, ending in a bootcut opening, and an interior waistband adjusts the fit.

The thing that surprised me most about our trip to KMart (yes, even more so than my boys actually finding clothes they like) was the cost.  Can you believe that I got EVERYTHING on our shopping trip for only $72?!  That’s CRAZY cheap!  Thanks to KMart, our Back To School budget will stretch even farther while the kids look and feel great.  Head down to your local KMart for all of your Back To School shopping needs and see how much you can save!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Back To School Fashion For Less From Schoola



As a mother of three, I am always on the hunt for great deals when it comes to clothes.  As you all know I am a stay-at-home mom, so one income has to stretch quite a ways.  Schoola is the best way to save money on great Back To School clothes while supporting schools all over the United States.  You’ll get great prices on gently used clothes while benefiting young kids everywhere…what could be better than that?


My youngest will finally be heading off to school this year so with three kids to shop for I’m more budget conscious than ever.  The children here have uniform school shirts, so I thought I’d order them some new shorts/pants for the upcoming school year.  (Although I ordered all bottoms, most of the shirts pictured with the items are from previous Schoola purchases.  I have been a long-time Schoola shopper, and donater, which is why I was super excited to partner with Schoola this Back To School season.)



Schoola carries clothes of all sizes, even men’s which is nice for kids that are still ‘kids’ but are large for their age like my boys.  My middle child is 12 years old but quite tall and wears a size 30 waist in men’s.  I was able to find a nice pair of Vintage Plaid shorts in a 30 waist that fit my son quite nicely.  These shorts were available at an incredible discounted price of $11.80, while full retail would be $38.00.



My 12 year old may be monstrous, but my 14 year old is even bigger.  He’s almost 6 foot tall and no doubt needs larger clothes than most 14 year olds.  Schoola to the rescue!  I was able to find these awesome GALAXY By Harvic Shorts for only $12 when retail price is $34.  The fit is perfect and they look fabulous, perfect for the new school year!

The selection of items my sons liked wasn’t super huge, so I found a few items for my daughter as we’re building her first time school wardrobe.



How cute are these Sonoma Life + Style pants?  My daughter absolutely loves the design on the pocket.  You wanna take a guess at the price?  $12!!  The retail price of these pants is $36 and we found them at a steal thanks to Schoola.



Every girl needs a great pair of jeans and thanks to Schoola we were able to score these super comfy Sonoma Life + Style jeans at the incredible price of $12.  My daughter loves the fit of these jeans and she can’t wait to wear them to school and show all her “new friends” that she will be meeting in just a few short weeks.



Pretty in pink as always 🙂 .  These Osh Kosh B’Gosh pants are just too stinkin’ cute!  The discounted price of $9 ($19 off retail) was too good to pass up and my daughter is super happy she picked out these cute pants.

Whether you’re shopping for a little one headed off to school for the first time or your oldest headed off to high school, Schoola has a great selection available at unbeatable prices.  Check out Schoola for all the great deals today.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Give Your Feet The Royal Treatment With Living Royal #Review


When Living Royal promises you the coolest socks on the planet, they do not disappoint.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got this box of awesomeness but it was packed with absolutely the coolest socks I have ever owned.  If you can dream it up, Living Royal has probably got it.  If they don’t have it, you can create your own customized socks and get EXACTLY what it is that you want.


I was absolutely stunned when I opened this box full of awesome.  I am a girl who LOVES socks and the variety was absolutely perfect.  From ankle socks, to crew socks, to knee high socks and even liner socks, Living Royal has got it all.


How cute are those pineapple knee high socks??  Although I really love all of the socks that Living Royal sent me, I think the holiday socks have to be my favorite.  With Christmas just around the corner there’s no better time to sport some Santa socks and get into the holiday cheer.  Get as creative as you can imagine and let your freak flag fly when it comes to dressing your tootsies this holiday season.  Get outrageous, pick something that compliments your personality or even completely opposite of who you are.  There’s no wrong way to feel like you’re living royal.


There’s no better pair of socks for a girl who’s obsessed with socks and nail polish.  The Nail Polish Crew Socks are perfect!


The Unicorn & Rainbow Ankle Socks officially earn the title of cutest ankle socks ever!  What a fun way to put a little magic in your day.

As if the adorable designs and crazy comfort weren’t enough, Living Royal socks are proudly made in the U.S.A. so you can rest assured that you’re getting a quality product that came from home.  Spoil your loved one’s feet this holiday season with Living Royal socks.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Magic Town Leotards and Tutus #Review



If you haven’t heard of Magic Town, then you must be a newbie to my blog!  My daughter is infatuated with the cute leotards and tutus that Magic Town offers.  Of course when I got the opportunity to review the Magic Town Short Sleeve Ruffled Tutu Dress Leotard I just couldn’t say no!

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This adorable little tutu leotard is available in pink and purple, but I went with pink for my little princess.  She LOVES anything pink.  I love the sheer ruffles topping the tutu, so cute!


Just like I thought would happen, my little princess LOVED this tutu leotard!  She has absolutely loved everything that she has in her Magic Town collection.  This particular tutu leotard comes in several different sizes: 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, and 10-12.  With such a wide range of sizes, little girls of all ages can enjoy the Magic Town leotard.  My daughter is in a size 5, I ordered the size 4-6, and you can see that it fit her really well.  There’s plenty of stretch left so she can wear it for a while still and have fun.  Just like everything from Magic Town we’ve gotten so far, this tutu leotard is super soft, stretches well, and doesn’t shrink when washed.



Another fabulous creation from Magic Town is this Tank Top Leotard With Wrap Around Skirt.  My daughter loves it, and I love seeing her have fun and use her imagination while she dances around and has fun.  This is also a size 4/6 and fits her really well.  Plenty of room for stretching to fit her longer.



Yes, the Magic Town stuff can just keep getting cuter!  This Short Sleeve Bow Back Leotard With Tutu is too stinkin’ cute!  My daughter LOVES to bow on the back with the little opening.  This is the leotard she’s been wearing most often lately, but I’m sure that will change in the near future after she gets another Magic Town leotard, haha!  This one is also size 4/6 and fits her incredibly well.  No shrinking or fading when washed so it will looks as good as new every time.

Whether you’re shopping for dance class, gymnastics, or just to dress up and have fun, Magic Town has something that every little girl will love.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***



Eco-Friendly Clothing With The Natural Clothing Company #NaturalClothingCompany #Review



I’m like any other woman, I love to shop!  One thing I haven’t always kept in mind is what a toll all of those new clothes can do to our resources.  The Natural Clothing Company has created the best eco-friendly clothing I have ever seen!  I absolutely fell in love with the Women’s Eco-Friendly Tencel Shirt as soon as I took it out of the package.  The material is so incredibly soft!

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So, I’m sure you’re wondering what makes this tencel material so special.  The tencel is a material made from wood pulp, that’s also made in an eco-friendly manner by reusing all of the waste water and putting it back into the production of more clothing.

The shirt is not only soft and comfortable to wear, it was also designed very well.  The sleeves can be rolled to 3/4 length and held into place with a buttoned sleeve placket.  There are two front pockets which add a nice little detail.  The back is slightly rounded, and longer than the front by about 1/2″.  You can have fun dressing this shirt up or down.  Wear with a nice skirt, or just skinny jeans or leggings!  You can get this shirt in white or pink, but being that it’s October, and breast cancer awareness month, I couldn’t help but pick pink and wear it proudly.

If you’re interested in seeing what the big deal is all about, you can save 25% until 10/31/16 using the code tencelshirt at checkout.


***This is a sponsored post.  All thoughts or opinions are my own honest and unbiased opinions.***


Fruit Of The Loom…Caring For Your Family Since 1851 #Review


With so much going on in a busy parents life, sometimes we forget the unseen.  Fruit Of The Loom has got you covered whether you’re last minute shopping for essentials, or planning ahead so you have all your ducks in a row.  Since 1851, Fruit Of The Loom has been a trusted and loved company which is why I trust my kids behinds will be well cared for with the Fruit.

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My sons are most comfortable in boxer briefs, so we were pretty excited to try out a couple different styles.  The Covered Waistband Boxer Brief is great for extra comfort around the waist.  Designed with a comfortable fit and leg bands that keep the boxer brief in place, this style looks sharp and feels even better.  My oldest son really loves these, especially when he’s being physically active.  He is much more comfortable in PE class than ever and is enjoying participating to his fullest ability.

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The boys Assorted Boxer Brief is a classic style that my younger son likes the best.  These boxer briefs have been designed with leg bands that keep the boxer briefs in place. Not only is the fabric soft, but the plush-backed waistband also adds an extra touch of comfort any boy will enjoy.  There’s nothing more uncomfortable than underwear that keep riding up all the time, and these are the perfect pair of boxer briefs for any little boy who hates underwear bunching and shifting.

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The Assorted Hipster panties are always a big hit with my little girl.  She really loved the colors and patterns in this pack.  These hipster panties are designed with breathable 100% cotton fabric and a trendy fabric covered contrasting waistband and legband. And since there are no irritating tags to worry about, this hipster is the ultimate in comfort!  The hipster is the hippest of the styles with a fabric covered contrasting waistband that sits at the hip and has a lower cut leg, giving you the ultimate in fashion with girl-appropriate coverage.  This is the perfect pack of panties for any little growing girl.

From toddler to adult, Fruit Of The Loom has the whole family covered.  With reasonable prices and a product that’s easy to locate in most stores, you can’t go wrong with Fruit Of The Loom.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Yoga Berries…Promoting A Healthy Lifestyle #Review


If you’ve followed my blog for even a short time, you’re probably already aware of the healthy lifestyle journey I’ve been on.  Since January I have dropped an incredible 50 lbs and learned to live and sustain a much healthier lifestyle than I had even even dreamed I could.  Yoga Berries is the perfect pairing to my newfound healthier lifestyle, and I love that my daughter and I can have matching yoga outfits, how cute is that?!  Now we can match while we strengthen our bodies!


The Yoga Berries Galaxy print is my absolute favorite!  It’s no surprise that women’s sizes were unavailable when I ordered…they’re too adorable to stay in stock for long.


My little one absolutely loved the Galaxy capris, she wears them ALL THE TIME!  They can’t be dirty for more than a couple days before she starts digging through her drawers asking where the ‘planet pants’ are.


The Yoga Berries SoCal design is my favorite design.  I was born in So Cal and spent most of my life there…still miss it every day.  This pattern captures to fun spirit of So Cal perfectly and reminds me of home every time I wear them.



The Yoga Berries delights just keep on coming!  The Yoga Berries Rainbow Peace pattern was another huge hit with my daughter.  She loves the bright, fun colors and loves that she can match mommy when we do yoga together…or just lounge around the house being comfy 🙂 .


Last, but certainly not least, I also received the Yoga Berries Aztec print pants to try out.  I love the way these fit, the way the feel, the way they stretch…pretty much everything!  The pattern is really fun and makes me feel right at home in the Arizona desert.

Each of these Yoga Berries items is made from 4-way stretch spandex for a really comfortable fit.  The moisture wicking properties are nice for when you really work up a sweat…no more uncomfortable workouts!  I can’t wait to see what new patterns Yoga Berries comes up with!

Also available from Valerie Pike, creator of Yoga Berries, are a couple of other GREAT items!


Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain is a wonderful book that follows the story of a young dragon’s adventures as he discovers his hidden courage. Crimson the dragon’s special gift is the ability to shed precious rubies. When Princess Penelope wanders into his cave looking for love, Crimson gives her a magical necklace. But the necklace attracts the unwanted attention of a greedy local dragon and a conflict ensues that threatens the whole village.  Crimson learns he has a fearsome power that he uses and regrets. Will Crimson accept that he caused harm to do good? Will the nasty dragons and their thieving ways force Crimson to stay confined to his cave or will he, despite his mother’s warning, emerge from the cave to help save the Princess and restore harmony to the Kingdom?
Will the lonely dragon and the Princess both achieve their heart’s desires to restore peace? Will Crimson help her reach her true love? Will love conquer evil in the end?  Enjoy a wonderful cup of Crimson Tea while you find out how this story will unfold.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***