Stokke MyCarrier Cool Giveaway

stokke baby carrier

 

Babywearing is a passion of mine, I have worn all of my kids in various carriers and love everything about babywearing. When I get the chance to try out a new baby carrier I am like a kid in a candy store, it’s amazing all the new and innovative carriers that keep appearing on the market. Facing babies out and away from your body has become a very controversial topic among babywearers and experts and for awhile it was the big babywearing no-no. Recently several companies including Stokke have come out with carriers that alleviate the concerns and have baby in a supported seated position where they do not have the offending dangling legs.

 

stokke my carrier cool

 

When the Stokke MyCarrier Cool Baby Carrier first arrived my immediate thought was this thing is intense. I opened a box with multiple pieces and even a metal bar. After reading the directions and trying it out I was able to comfortably wear my baby girl facing me and then it was time to convert the carrier to forward facing. After playing around with the Stokke MyCarrier Cool I can honestly say the level of safety and thought that went into this carrier is impressive. For every concern I have ever heard from those who fear babywearing Stokke has an answer in this carrier. There are multiple safety straps and more safety straps as back ups to the original safety straps, your child is very, very secure. As you can see in the picture above my daughter is in a seated position with her legs facing forward not dangling down, both she and I were very comfortable with this arrangement.

 

stokke my cool back carry

 

The final babywearing option for the Stokke MyCarrier Cool is on your back. This option utilizes a whole separate pouch piece from the other carries and also has a metal rod that keeps the carrier firm and supportive. To me this is a cross between a soft structured carrier and a big metal frame carrier. This extra level of support and strength meant that I could wear my baby on my back for extended and quite vigorous activity, and she was happy to just hang out taking it all in.

 

stokke my cool back carry black

 

Overall I think this is an awesome carrier that is made of a very breathable mesh making it comfortable in the heat. This carrier is intense, as I mentioned ,and is perfect for long babywearing activities like walking around the zoo, park or other location. This carrier is not a grab and throw on with one or two clicks, the multiple straps that ensure your child is safely enclosed take several steps to secure in place. I babywear all the time, as in I wear my kids around the house while doing dishes, so this carrier is not best for that type of activity as it is several steps to get baby secured, but it is good for other activities.  The mesh material and black color made it appealing to my husband and he loved it for back carry and facing baby out when we had family outings and adventures. The Stokke MyCarrier Cool retails for $199 is suitable for birth to 3 years and comes in multiple colors.

WIN IT: One lucky reader will win a Stokke MyCarrier Cool baby carrier, enter in the form below.

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The Story Behind Mialisia Jewelry Plus a Giveaway

The following is a sponsored campaign through MomDot and Mialisia, all opinions are my own.
gold mialisia necklaces

 

For the past 2 months I have been sharing with you the versatile and stylish jewelry pieces from Mialisia Jewelry. The jewelry line was not even on my radar until a few months ago and now I am loving the idea of interchangeable jewelry. Mialisia is sold through independent stylists via home parties and I had to know how this brand came to be. The founder of Mialisia Jewelry is Annelise Brown a mother of 4 boys. At the founding of her company she was a stay at home mom, just like me, who wanted to look good with great jewelry but couldn’t find the right pieces to go with all her outfits. One day a friend asked her to join her at a craft show and Anneliese Brown created the first interchangeable jewelry and unknowingly launched the highly successful Mialisia Jewelry Company. After lots of successful craft shoes and an expanding staff of ladies to help make the jewelry, the first in-home party was launched and the rest is history. You can hear Annelise Brown tell the story of Mialisia Jewelry herself in her video here.

 

mialisia golden necklaces 3

 

This month I am showcasing some fun gold jewelry pieces from Mialisia. All summer long I have been enjoying a touch of gold here and there and these three necklaces from Mialisia are a great addition to any wardrobe. Worn alone or using the VersaStyle hook system I was able to create three totally different looks with ease.

 

mialisia gold

 

Adding a simple long strand gold necklace like the Mialisia Jewelry Fancy Nancy necklace is a simple way to elevate any outfit form plain to stylish. I love how the fancy Nancy necklace mixes metals making it perfect for the person who wants a touch of gold, but not all gold. Even an outfit that has a lot of character like leopard print, needs some extra jewelry to really finish it off. I added the Mialisia Jewelry Gold desire and Spun Gold necklaces to this fun look that already has leopard and lace so some great gold jewelry just finished it off.

 

mialisia gold jewelry september

 

When Annelise Brown created Mialisia Jewelry her goal was to create interchangeable jewelry so every woman had the perfect necklace to fit their need. I think she achieved her goal don’t you?

 

mialisia leopard gold necklace

 

gold necklaces mialisia

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win all 3 pieces of Mialisia Jewelry showcased in this post, enter in the form below.

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Target Pharmacy Rewards: Helping You Save Plus $50 GC Giveaway #TargetSponsored

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The kids are back in school and that means the germs are going to be coming home soon. We spent all summer healthy but I am under no illusion that it is going to continue that way. Thankfully the same place that I buy hand sanitizer by the cart full offers prescriptions when the bugs hit. That’s right my home away from home Target. Target pharmacy means I can do my weekly shopping while they fill my prescription, it’s a win for everybody. And if like me you get the kids a flu shot and then forget about yourself, well Target Pharmacy can help with that too.

Have you ever used the Target Pharmacy for all your prescription needs? If not you should consider it, since the Pharmacy Rewards Program makes it worth it.  As part of Target Pharmacy Rewards you fill five prescriptions & get 5% off a day of shopping; earn rewards faster by filling pet prescriptions and getting vaccinations such as the flu shot. Target Pharmacy also offers $4 Generic Prescriptions and price matching making it a great option to keep your prescription costs down. Target Pharmacy Rewards is simple and valuable. There are no points to count or track and after only 5 prescription fills (yes, vaccinations count too!)  guests receive 5% off a whole day of shopping (in-store and online) on top of already low prices. By switching to Target Pharmacy you get all the great benefits of Pharmacy Rewards.

As if all those rewards aren’t enough reason to Flip the Script to Target there is also the fact that they offer walk in vaccinations. Target not only offers the flu vaccine, you can also get  Vaccinations for shingles, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis and pneumonia—no appointment required. I know I am at Target on a weekly basis so for me using Target for my pharmacy just makes sense, so how about you will you Flip the Script?
Do you use the pharmacy? Let me know your favorite perks of the Target Pharmacy and you can win a $50 Target eGiftCard!

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Legends of Oz Tweet-a-long Twitter Party Friday, August 22nd 9PM – 10PM EST #LegendsofOz

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Who’s a fan of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s return? Do you know all the lyrics, do your kids? Well then you need to join in our Tweet-a-long Friday August 22 at 9pm EST. There will be lots of sing-a-long fun as we share lyrcis to the music of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Even though we may not all have the voice of Lea Michele that doesn’t ean we can’t sing along and have fun doing it!

Join us for a fun night celebrating the music of Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return available now on Digital HD and Blu-Ray on August 26th! Relive your favorite songs from the movie for the chance to win Digital HD movie download codes, graphic novels, character collectables, costumes, dolls, and more! We will also be releasing exclusive DVD bonus sing-a-longs for you and your family to enjoy.

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To join in simply follow me @ThriftyChicMom and @LegendsofOz we will be asking fun questions and testing your knowledge of the movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. All winners will eb randomly selected from those participating using hashtag #LegendsofOz

Prize List: Open to US residents only ages 18+

· 15 copies of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return on Digital HD

· 2 Sets of Collectable Character Figurines

· 1 Children’s Dorothy Costume + Toto Basket (sponsored by @CostumeExpress)

· 5 Dorothy Madame Alexander Doll (sponsored by @AlexanderDollCo)

· 1 Dorothy Fashion Doll + Stuffed Toto Dog

 

Sing_A_Long REMINDER

 

And if you are in New York on Saturday August 23 Join Dorothy & all her Oz friends for a Ride-a-long, Sing-a-long through Manhattan on a double decker bus, featuring The Holderness Family from the YouTube hit #XMASJammies! Click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/753620604676209/

Back to School with Fruit of the Loom Bonus Packs $75 Walmart GC Giveaway #TGIBTS

back to school with fruit of the loom

 

School starts next week and I am torn between being ready, the kids need routine back, and wanting to shout NOOOOOOOO! I vowed to give my kids a summer of boredom and it was our best summer yet. We spent 4-5 days a week at the pool soaking up the sun and playing with friends. We went on 3 vacations that included camping, a lake cabin and lots of chocolate in Hershey, PA. But most of all we enjoyed not being rushed and spending lazy summer days as a family enjoying life and exploring our city.

 

fruit of the loom bonus packs

 

Well time to return to reality and get up at the crack of dawn every day (ugh) because summer is over and school time is here. Having 5 girls means lots of things get handed down but there is one thing that NEVER EVER gets handed down…underwear. Thanks goodness Fruit of the Loom offers bonus packs at back to school time so instead of 9 pairs of underwear per pack they are offering 12 pairs for the same price, that is a big deal for me. When I am buying 4 packs of underwear that means I get 12 extra pairs or free, score!

fruit of hte loom bonus packs at walmart

Socks are another thing I always have to buy for back to school, my kids wear them out fast or stain them and then we need more. Fruit of the Loom ankle socks are my kids favorite and they meet uniform code so it’s the only brand I buy. Walmart is offering Fruit of the Loom bonus packs for socks too get 13 pairs for the price of 10 pairs!

What is your back to school must have? Do you get new underwear and socks for all the kids too?

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win a Walmart $75 GC, enter in the form below.

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Pampers New Wipes Designs Plus a Summer Fun Polraoid Camera Giveaway

I am a member of the Pampers Baby board, all opinions are my own.
pampers wipes new designs

 

Summer is winding down quickly but that doesn’t mean you should stop enjoying these last few days. Take the family and get outside, have an adventure and enjoy a picnic and Pampers will give you all the things you need to do just that!

Last fall while I still very, very pregnant I made a  quick trip down to Cincinnati to check out Pampers headquarters and learn a few things. I saw a diaper being made by hand too see all that goes into it. I tested the wipes (and was amazed at the strength) and learned all kinds of interesting things that made me love Pampers even more than I already do. While there we got a sneak peak at some new wipes package designs that Pampers was considering and we go to vote on our favorites. Well it has been revealed which ones we picked and I must say they are so cute and yes I did vote for 2 of the 3 that were picked. Now you can find these adorable new package designs in store, pretty neat to think I had a hand in that!

 

pampers prize pack

 

Check out this awesome basket of goodies Pampers sent me so my family and I can enjoy some last minute summer fun. There is a giant waterproof blanket, a picnic basket full of goodies like a changing pad, Munchkin bowls, plates and spoons, What Does the Fox Say book, puzzle, Joovy Boob bottle, SkipHop toy AND a Polaroid camera with extra film to document your fun. We are going camping soon and I am taking all of our goodies, especially the Polaroid camera to help us cherish the end of summer.

 

polaroid camera prize pack

 

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & chic Mom reader will win the same prize pack that I got including the Polaroid camera, enter in the form below.

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Celebrating Baby Cake Smash Moments with Johnson’s Baby Wash Plus a Giveaway

The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
babys first birthday cake

 

One of the best parts of baby’s first birthday is that first taste of cake and the subsequent mess your child makes. Smash cakes are all the rage and while I have never had a smash cake for my kids we give each kid a hefty chunk of cake and let them go to town. Each of my girl’s tasted cake for the first time on their birthday and the reaction is always priceless! Once the kids are done playing in the frosting I wipe them down as best I can with baby wipes but what they really need is to go straight to the bath! My kids usually have it in their hair, sometimes in the ear, pretty much everywhere possible they have bits of cake and frosting.

 

cake mess

 

 

I love looking back at my babies on their first birthday, they have grown so quickly! Even back then I used JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE® Wash to get my kids squeaky clean after all that cake mess. Recently people have raised some concerns about ingredients in JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE® Wash and after a long video call with J&J and some at-home testing myself, plus lost of science, I am satisfied that JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE® Wash is gentle and safe for my baby. If you have not seen the new video promise from Johnson & Johnson I highly recommend watching it.

 

 

My youngest has yet to have her first birthday instead she is in that first food messy stage, you know the stage where she grabs the spoon from me and splatters food everywhere. She finds it hysterical, I find it messy and that means lots of baths!

 

babys first foods Viv

 

Every baby deserves to make a royal mess on their birthday. JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE® Wash will be there to help with the clean-up!

Share your #babycakesmash moments with us, and tag @johnsonsbaby on Instagram, and your photo could be featured on JohnsonsBaby.com or Facebook.com/JohnsonsBaby

Learn more about JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE® Wash and how it can keep your baby’s skin clean: http://www.johnsonsbaby.com/products/.

 

johnsons baby bathtime set

Win IT: Two lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom readers will win a JOHNSON’S® Baby Bathtime Gift Set, enter in the form below.

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Back to School Fashion Trends for Kids Plus Target $300 GC Giveaway (ends 8/29)

The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
target back to school style plaid

 

Target has always had a pulse on the fashion industry and manages to deliver on trend clothing at great prices for the whole family. As back to school approaches my little fashionistas are excitedly updating their wardrobes and we found some great outfits at Target that they loved! We found a great mix of brands at Target including Cherokee, Circo, C9 by Champion and new this year Sport by Sketcher. Here are just a few of the great outfits you can put together at Target for you kids back to school clothes!

target back to school fashion boots

 

target back to school style plaid shirt

Top: Cherokee Girl’s Checkered Buttondown Shirt $14.99

Bottom: Cherokee Girl’s Hearts Front Zippered Jeans $17.99

Boots: Girl’s Cherokee Feebie Back Zip Riding Boots $29.99

 

target back to school style jacket

 

Jacket: C9 by Champion All Weather jacket $24.99

Top: Cherokee Girl’s Lace Overlay Top $12.99

Pants: Circo Girl’s Jegging $12.00

 

target back to school style leopard dress

 

target back to school style sweatsuit

 

Sweatsuit: Circo Animal Print zip up hoodie and pants

Shirt: Circo Girl’s Short Sleeved Tee $5

Shoes: Girls S Sport designed by Sketcher Slip On $24.99

In case you want to surprise your fashion conscious child with some trendy new clothes just follow these trends and you will look like super mom!
Boys:

  • Varsity Sport influence: collegiate graphics, sporty knit tops with football details, pull over sweatshirt, knit joggers
  • Factory Made: Denim looks, woven shirting, industrial inspired graphics, knit bomber jackets

Girls:

  • Neo Traditional: preppy kitsch, collegiate colors, classic plaids and stripes, pins and patches.
  • Vintage romance: Victorian romance, rich tones, cosmetic pastels, painterly florals, feminine fabrics and lace

As you can see we found some really adorable outfits complete with my daughters new favorite boots! Target also offers uniform clothing too with Cherokee brand instore and Classroom and French Toast online. So what do you think? Does Target have some great clothes for back to school or what? My girl’s sure think so!

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty 7 Chic Mom reader will win a $300 Target GC to help them stock up on back to school clothing from Target, enter in the form below.

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4 Fall Looks from prAna Plus Win $250 Worth of prAna Clothes

Samples were provided for feature, all opinions are my own.
4 fall looks from prana

Fall is quickly approaching and that means itis time to talk fall fashion and a great brand to check out is prAna, home of outdoor and athletic apparel for women! The new Fall collection is available online and there are some really great pieces you must check out. This years fall line from prAna is really versatile with so many pieces that easily can be mixed or matched for lots of outfits. I chose 5 pieces and created 4 different outfits that are perfect for fall, all of which I love.

 

prana flannel shirt an skirt

 

 

prAna Fall outfit 1: Western is in for fall so this outfit is on trend while being fun with the bright color!

 

 

prana skirt

 

prAna Fall outfit 2: Here is a slightly less cowgirl look but still with that great skirt and boots.

 

 

prana pants and cardigan

 

prAna Fall outfit 3: Swapping in skinny jeans and flats you get another great fall outfit.

 

prana plaid top skinny pants

 

prAna Fall outfit 4: Nothing says fall like  cozy flannel and skinny pants.

So what do you think, any prAna pieces you just must have in your wardrobe this fall? Be sure to chekc out the prAna fall fashion being featured on Momma in FlipFlops too!

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win $250 worth of clothes from prAna!!! Enter in the form below.

 

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Mialiasia Jewelry Giveaway

The following is a sponsored campaign through MomDot and Mialisia, all opinions are my own.
mialisia jewelry august

 

Last month I introduced you to Mialisia jewelry, it was my first experience with the brand and to be honest I am quite smitten. I have been layering and experimenting and thoroughly enjoying the collection especially the pieces from the VersaStyle line. Just this past weekend I wore some new pieces to a friend’s house for a BBQ, the look was a hit not only in real life but everyone loved it online too when I shared it during my weekly Real Mom Style link up!

 

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conversation pieces perfectly imperfect shabby tee

 

One of the really innovative things about this brand of jewelry is the VersaStyle hook system. This system makes it really easy to layer without creating a bulk  of chains around your neck, you simply unhook from the chain extender and hook the new necklace onto the old necklace. Confused? Well don’t worry I made a video to show you it a little better.

 

 

So as you saw in the video it really is a great system and before you ask, NO I have never had a necklace come unhooked. This month I am wearing the Isis necklace, the Sephira necklace, the Lush necklace and the capri earrings. All of the necklaces come with the VersaStyle hook system so the sky is the limit when it comes to layering options!

 

mialisia hook system

 

mialisia layered necklace August

 

mialisia earrings august

 

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win all 4 items from the Mialisia Jewelry collection that I showcased, enter in the form below.

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Back to School Kohl’s $100 GC Giveaway ends 8/15

back to school with kohls

 

Remember all the great stuff I got for my kid’s at Kohl’s as we prepare for back to school? Well I have a Kohl’s $100 gift card so you too can head to Kohl’s for your back to school shopping. We found some great back packs and lunchboxes and the perfect gym shoes. This year Kohl’s is even dabbling in school supplies by adding Office Max pop up shops in store.

My kid’s start school in less than 3 weeks and I am basically done with my back to school shopping which means I can enjoy the rest of summer stress free! Let me help make your back to school shopping les stressful by giving you a Kohl’s $100 GC, enter in the form below to win!

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Umi Children’s Shoes for Growing Feet #giveaway

Product was provided for feature, all opinions are my own.
growing up too fast

 

 

When did her feet get so big? Maybe it was the same day she turned from my sweet baby girl to a stunning little girl who will all too soon be a young lady. It just goes way too fast!

 

 

umi shoes for girls

 

My sweet Abbey is very tall, at just 6 years old she is almost as tall as her 8 year old sister, who is not short by any means. She also has very big feet. I worry about my Abbey since she often has growing pains in her legs and I had those as a young girl, I still remember crying for my mom to rub my calves in the middle of the night. When I was in high school I had knee surgery, the doctors blamed my rapid growth as a young girl combined with lots of sports, it was just too much for my young muscles to handle and I worry Abbey is headed down the same road.  One of the things I learned was that the right shoes made a huge difference.

 

umi elaina II

Umi Elaina II available in 6 color combinations RV $60

 

Umi children’s shoes is a brand that I trust to take care of my daughters growing body. They offer comfortable footwear that supports her arch and her knees with comfort and care. Umi offers UmiCloud Tech a memory foam footbed that offers superior comfort plus they are ready for play straight from the box, no breaking in needed. My girls wear uniforms and I often find that the uniform approved shoes are junk, but not Umi. Umi children’s shoes last, I have NEVER had to replace a pair of Umi shoes in the past 3 years, they are still going strong at the end of the year and every pair has been happily donated still in good condition after they have outgrown them!

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win an Umi Children’s Shoes $60 gift certificate, enter in the form below.

 

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5 Things Kids Get Dirty and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Gets Clean #MrCleanMillion

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Mr. Clean. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review and compensation, but all opinions are 100% mine.
5 things MagicEraser gets clean

Mr.Clean Magic Eraser is a moms best friend, it really can clean so many more things than you ever imagined. When I worked as a manager at a retail store in college we cleaned the walls and fixtures with Magic Eraser and that was when I first learned of the many uses for this great product. Then a few years ago my daughter took a sharpie to my mother’s white kitchen cabinets and once again Magic Eraser to the rescue!

Now as a mom I turn to Mr.Clean Magic Eraser to help keep my household clean so today I am sharing with you 5 tings you can clean with Mr.Clean Magic Eraser that you may not ave thought of all. All of these products receive lots of use and abuse from kids and Mr.Clean Magic Eraser helps to keep them looking new.

 

mr clean cupboard doors

 

1. Kitchen cupboards: As I told you before we have first hand experience with Sharpies and cabinets and mr.Clean Magic Eraser got them clean. I have also gotten all kinds of crazy stains off of m y own white cabinets, my kids have a knack for getting odd things all over the cabinets and the walls.

 

mr clean high chair

2. High Chair: High chairs are notoriously dirty and so many foods stain when baby spills them. As much as I makes me cringe to give a baby spaghetti with marinara and watch the sauce fly, it has to happen and Mr. Clean Magic eraser helps clean up the mess.

 

mr clean exersaucer

 

3. Exersaucer: I have an excessive spitter-upper for a baby, I mean over the top, which means everything is coated in spit up. While spit up itself doesn’t usually stain when it is laced with colorful baby food, well….. you get hte picture. Once again Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to the rescue getting my exersaucer clean.

 

mr clean baby gate

 

4. Baby Gate: My baby gate that divides the kitchen from the dining room somehow has food on it. I could pretend to be shocked but with the amount of spills that happens with 5 kids I really am not and when my kids spill they really spill with food and drinks flying everywhere. Mr.Clean Magic Eraser is perfect for getting all those little crevices in the gate and making it look new again.

 

mr clean outdoor toys

 

5. Outdoor Toys: Kid’s outdoor toys get really gross while being outside all the time especially those bigger items like picnic tables and ride on toys. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is perfect for getting all the grime off of these items and keeping them looking great.

 

The Mr.Clean Vine account has all kinds of great tips for things you can clean with magic eraser like sandals, how brilliant is that! You can also find great cleaning tips and ideas on Facebook and Twitter as Mr. Clean shares the million ways to clean with a Magic Eraser.

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win a prize pack of Mr.Clean Magic Erasers, enter in the form below.

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Giving Back with School Supplies at Target plus a Target $300 Giftcard Giveaway

I was provided a gift card to shop for back to school supplies, all opinions are my own.
target school supplies

I am a weekly Target shopper, I find myself driving towards that red bullseye like a moth to a flame so of course I picked up a few more Back to School supplies for my kid’s during my latest shopping trip. My kids not only need traditional school supplies but they also need things like tissues, paper towels and disinfecting wipes, all of which I can find at Target.

This year Target has two awesome opportunities for stocking up on school supplies while giving back to those in need. The first involves Target Up&Up school supplies. For every select up&up school supply purchased at Target stores from July 13 through August 2, Target will donate one school supply item to a student in need, potentially impacting nearly two million kids this back-to-school season by donating up to $25 million in school supplies. All of the products will be donated to the Kids in Need Foundation, who will distribute the products to schools across the country before the new school year.

yoobi school supplies at target

yoobi supplies

 

Another great opportunity involves the fun and colorful brand Yoobi. The Yoobi collection is available in Target stores and on Target.com and features a colorful range of products, including folders, notebooks, pens, and rulers, all for less than $10. Yoobi’s “One for You, One for Me” mission means that for every Yoobi product purchased at Target, Yoobi contributes a product to a Yoobi Classroom Pack that will be distributed to K-3 classrooms in the U.S. through the Kids In Need Foundation. I stocked up on some fun Yoobi products for at home as well as some up&up products for crafting and homework.

 

target matching backpack

 

Target has a really great collection of matching themed backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles and the water bottle is Camelbak my all time favorite water bottle YAY! Everyone in our house has a Camelbak water bottle purchased at Target over the years and we added a few new ones in fun prints including this adorable purple fox water bottle to match my daughters backpack and lunch box, perfect for pre-k!

target camelbak matcing waterbottles

As you can see Target has some really great stuff this year to help you get your kids and your home ready for back to school. Inspired by some of the organization and dorm room options we are turning my husband’s office into a study room for our girls complete with a new futon for reading and lounging. I am so excited to start this school year off on the right foot thanks to Target!

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win a Target $300 gift card to get prepared for back to school! Enter in the form below.

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Fun Summer Looks with my Mialisia VersaStyle Jewelry #Giveaway

The following is a sponsored campaign through MomDot and Mialisia, all opinions are my own.
mialisia no vest

 

Have you ever heard of Mialisia jewelry before? Even if you haven’t you have probably seen it and just didn’t realize what it was. Mialisia makes VersaStyle jewelry and that means jewelry with a patent pending hook system that allows you to hook the pieces together creating mixed pieces and even belts. The versatility of Mialisia jewelry is amazing and the pieces are so full of personality that you are sure to find some you love.

 

mialisia jewelry

 

mialisia statement necklace times square

 

mialisia ring

 

 

I am really loving mixed metals right now which is why I was drawn to the Times Square Necklace and the Fifth Avenue Necklace. Even though both are mixed metals that coordinate I never thought of layering them together until they arrived, my plan was to layer them each separately with the Long Island antique gold chain from Mialisia. Each piece is gorgeous on it’s own full of incredible detail that really makes a statement but when you add them together, wow! And then I saw the Tifton ring it is gorgeous and goes with so many pieces, I knew I needed to have it too.

 

mialisia hooks

 

The hooks make it super easy to layer these necklaces without having tons of things to get tangled, you simply hook them together and everything stays in its right place. These hooks also make easy on and off plus if you have arthritis or any other issues with clasps you don’t have to worry about your jewelry giving you problems. Here are a few outfits that I came up with to style these great Mialisia jewelry pieces.

 

mialisia necklaces with balinese shirt

 

This is a perfect outfit for a get together with girlfriends or a casual date night out. I love the Fifth Avenue and Long Island necklaces layered together and even though you can’t see it I am wearing the ring too.

 

layered mialisia necklaces with vest

 

This outfit is perfect for pretty much anything and I love that it gives the jewelry a bit of an edgier look to it even though the jewelry itself is not all that edgy. I think that has been my biggest surprise with Mialisia Jewelry, it truly is very versatile and I am excited to try some other new looks with these 4 great pieces. So what do you think of the pieces I chose and how I styled them?

WIN IT: One lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader will win all 4 Mialisia Jewelry pieces pictured in my post, enter in the form below.

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