Spring is in The Children’s Place Fashionable Clothing

Well yes, underneath my daughter’s heavy winter coat is her brand new spring dress from The Children’s Place. The Children’s Place, one of my favorite places to shop with my children has their spring line, just in time for you to think about mid winter Caribbean vacations or perhaps you’re already looking for Spring Break clothing. The Children’s Place has all your children’s needs from baby sizes to size 14.


Zoe has layered her look with a white long sleeve shirt underneath her dress with leggings and her brown boots to finish off the outfit. I’m surprised she didn’t put on her red bow headband as well. The children’s place not only carries adorable clothing but also has fantastic accessories.


Now Miles, he received a pair of shorts and a long sleeved shirt that would layer well over a short sleeved shirt.


And yes, he’s sporting the miss matched sock look. He will wear miss matched socks for five days and then complain that he cant find any matches. IMG_3448

You can now spring into PLACE with The Children’s Place Spring Dressy collection that has hit stores this week! The Spring Collection is all about bold bright color, crisp classics, and fresh florals. For dressy occasions, The Children’s Place has adorable and affordable fashions—nothing is over $50. Check out some of looks, online now at The Children’s Place.





It’s a very dangerous sale for me because I just want to run in and stock up on more clothes for the kids. I LOVE this store, I love saving money and my kids love the clothes and the clothing lasts. I have shirts from Zoe that are three years old and she’s still wearing them. This will be the last year she can fit into them so maybe I should head in and stock up on some of those long sleeve shirts for her layering look that she loves so much. Which look would you purchase for your kids?


We received samples.

Kids Jeans That Stand Up To the Test: Carhartt Jeans

Zoe and Miles are active kids that play hard and have a good time. Miles is extra hard on clothes and shoes as he loves to ride his bike, dig in the dirt and use his shoes as break pads. When Carhartt asked me if I wanted to put some kids jeans to the test, I was all for it. Carhartt, America’s premium workwear brand, provides durable apparel for the jobsite, but also provides rugged wear for the playground.  If you’re not familiar with Carhartt, go out to the nearest construction site, farm, mill or factory and take a look at what American workers are wearing. Strong chance you’ll see the Carhartt logo in full force. They sent me two pairs, one for each child.


Girls Washed 5-Pocket Denim Jean

Every girl needs a jean as versatile and durable as our washed 5-pocket denim jean. Constructed of long-Every girl needs a jean as versatile and durable as our washed 5-pocket denim jean. Constructed of long-wearing 10-ounce, 100% cotton denim, the five-pocket jean features heart embroidery on the front pocket, a heart-shaped Carhartt logo snap, and triple-stitched seams for extra strength. Offered in sizes 4-5-6-6X and 7-8-10-12-14.

· 10-ounce, 100% cotton denim

Boys Washed Denim Dungaree Pant

Our washed denim dungaree pant is great for boys on the go. Made of 10.5-ounce, 100% cotton denim it features a full seat and thigh with an adjustable waist. It also has triple-stitched seams for durability, side utility band, ruler pocket and double utility pockets.  Available in sizes 4-7 and 8-16.

· 10.5-ounce, 100% cotton denim

· Adjustable waist

· Triple-stitched seams



Carhartt has spent the last 124 years perfecting the nation’s leading brand of durable workwear and also apply their expertise to make that same durable apparel for children. Carhartt’s children’s jeans are made to last longer than traditional jeans, with 10-10.5 ounce, 100% percent cotton premium denim, with triple strict construction and five-pocket features provide extra strength and durability.


The attention to detail is adorable. I love the heart snap button on the girl’s jeans and the pre-washed faded jeans color in the boys pair is perfect. Miles loves them. At first Zoe didn’t like hers but then as soon as she noticed the hearts on the pocket she was excited about them. They have the adjustable waists and are a little long for the kids, but I know the kids are going to grow into them. My kids are lower in the percentile for height so I think as far as the majority of kids go these are great jeans. My husband also wears Carhartt jeans and he purchases them on Amazon.

We received samples.

Barbie Clothing Line & Zoe’s Fashion Opinion

Girls can show their love for the world’s #1 fashion doll with the new apparel collection available at
Kmart. The Barbie™ branded collection includes fashion sets of tops, tunics, skirts or leggings that
feature playful details girls love like ruffles, fun prints and sparkly finishes. The collection also includes
iconic graphic tees featuring glam embellishments like bows and sequins.

The most adorable clothes so far for Zoe are these new Barbie clothes we received. We received two outfits and we chose to give one of them away to one of her friends because for some reason the shirt was so tight she couldn’t get it over her head. The other outfit though, I adore it every time she wears it. I think it’s the most adorable thing ever. IMG_5170IMG_5172

My daughter has always had her own sense of style. From the age of 15 months she was picking out her clothing and accessorizing. I haven’t been able to tell her what to wear in years. I’ve felt that giving her the freedom to pick out her own clothing has allowed her an independence in a way that she can express her personality, and everyone has always loved her style.


The new Barbie collection fits right into her style. Its cute, girly and very very feminine. From frilly skirts to pants with pink frill that looks like leg warmers, and a tutu built into the shirt, her cute body is emphasized from head to toe. They even make her look taller and slender with the stripes going horizontally, which I was always told was a no no. the Barbie line of clothing comes in fun patterns and colors and is complete with details girls love, like ribbons, ruffles, and character art.

The mix and match combination possibilities make it fun for girls to dress and express themselves! Here the rest from Zoe herself. I decided to sit down with her and ask her opinion of the products.


All the clothing from the Barbie Collection mixes and matches very well.

Barbie CLothing


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Barbie Clothing. I received a sample package to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating

Tea Collection Clothing Haul $100

Fining clothing for my son is difficult. Clothes are either too dress for playtime or they are just too down to wear for anything other than playtime. So my son has church clothes and play clothes and not much in between. I’m also pretty unhappy with most of the choices out there, but then, I was introduced to Tea Collection Boy’s Clothes. Now my son looks adorable and can play or go out to eat with us. The clothing feels quite soft and is comfortable for him to wear, and the shorts fit just right with room to grow. Most of his shorts just don’t fit right either they fall off or just are too short. So I’m dearly in love with the Tea Collection Clothing we received from the Tea Collection Spring Line. The elastic in the shorts is firm enough to stay up and comfortable around his waste. Check out this amazing clothing haul.


We also received Tea Collection Girl’s Clothes. Oh and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress they sent Zoe. I want it in my size and I think it would be so cute to dress the same one day. I know it would make Zoe’s day. The dress is the Playa Playdress.


The blue skirt is not part of their collection, Zoe just picked that to finish off her tank look. All of the The clothing made her look so very grown up. I just couldn’t get over how well they both looked in their new clothes. I’ve washed all of them and the care instructions are simple. Oh and not only can you get Children’s Clothing but also Baby Clothing and Women’s Clothing too. The women’s line carried at Tea Collection was created in 2010 with the same Chic, flattering globally-inspired styles found in the children’s line. I can’t wait to try something for myself.

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Joy F.

We received samples to facilitate this review.

Valentine’s Day at The Children’s Place Giveaway

One of my favorite stores to shop at for my children is The Children’s Place. I’m a perk’s place member and earn points throughout the year. I LOVE the Children’s Place. We are lucky enough to have two Children’s Place outlets and they are truly places to find huge savings on clothing. I shop there about three or four times a year and my husband said it’s time to go back as Zoe has outgrown her skirts and dresses. That’s why I love The Children’s Place so much, because when I spend money there, I come home with bags full of clothing for a small price.

Zoe wearing children's placeThe Children’s Place is all about big fashion at little prices and is a one-stop-shop offering moms everywhere head-to-toe dressing—and that includes Hollywood moms. Celebrity parents like Kelly Rutherford, Elisabeth Rohm, Tori Spelling, Bethenny Frankel (whom I recently interviewed), Kelly Ripa, Mary Louise Parker, LaLa Anthony and even R&B sensation Usher pick up clothes for their little ones from The Children’s Place. And of course you have my daughter almost always sporting an outfit from The Children’s Place.

This Valentine’s Day you can find adorable clothing for your little ones. Check out these Valentine’s Day items:

Hair Accessories

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Zoe just loves hair accessories now. She often can be found sporting two or three headbands from The Children’s Place at one time. These Valentine’s Day inspired hair accessories keep your little one looking sweet from the classroom to the playground.

PRICE: 2 for $5, $3.50 each


Beauty-ful Jewelry


Every little girl that I have met recently loves lip gloss. “Put a ring on it”! This Valentine’s Day lip gloss ring will keep her smiling.

PRICE: $2.00

Love Rubber Bracelet


Kids can wear LOVE on their wrist with this cute Love bracelet!

PRICE: $2.00

Graphic Tees

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These heart embellished tees are cute for girls of all ages. I can see Zoe in both styles as she loves hearts, but she does prefer the color purple.

PRICE: $3-$7

Sweetheart Notebooks and Pens

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The fun accessories sold at The Children’s Place are great for sending Valentine’s with notebooks and pens from the Childrens Place.

PRICE: $4.95

Valentine’s Day Wedge Flip Flops


If only it were warm enough in Washington to step into valentines day style with these red flip flops, they are sure to steal your little one’s heart.

PRICE: $9.50 each


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Macy’s First Impressions Fall Collection #Giveaway

imageFirst Impressions sent me a gift set for a boy that I am going to donate to one of the local charities around here. They sent me a First Impressions Gift Set and it turns out it is quite a generous donation. The boys clothing is quite a handsome collection and everything is easy to mix and match making quite a sizable wardrobe. The clothing is exclusive to Macy’s and in my opinion has that “Macy’s” quality you would expect. At least when I think of Macy’s I think of great brands that hold up over time. I would have loved to receive something like this as a gift for my babies when they were that small and one thing I love about Macy’s is that they have great sales.

First Impressions is a collection of classic clothing for newborns and infants featuring sweet, traditional designs, fine fabrics and time-honored details, with an emphasis on special occasion dressing. The charm and refinement of First Impressions clothing and matching accessories make it a favorite gift choice.

imageEach First Impressions gift set includes a fall Look Book featuring the collection, an outfit from the Satin Hanger Collection, a three or four piece layette set from the Everyday Value Collection and an adorable plush animal. 

Satin Hanger Collection
  Sweet, traditional outfits with their own signature satin hanger
  Range of colors with ruffles, trims and added accessories
  Available in sizes 0-24 months
  Giftable items that are perfect for showers, holiday presents and special occasions
  Sold in stores and online, prices vary from $26 and up

Everyday Value Collection
  Essentials for every baby
  Layette sets include coverall, bodysuits, pant and bib
  Available in sizes for preemies, 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months
  Variety of colors and patterns for girls, boys and gender neutral
  Outfits are machine washable and 100 percent cotton
  Sold in stores and online as an everyday value, prices vary from $8.98 and up


I received a sample from First Impressions and Macy’s they are also providing the giveaway set. All opinions are my own.


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First Impressions gift set for boy or girl (fall Look Book featuring the collection, an outfit from the Satin Hanger Collection, a three or four piece layette set from the Everyday Value Collection and an adorable plush animal)

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Christmas in July: Appaman Children’s Clothing Giveaway

snowmanchristmasevent Well, we were supposed to be wrapping up the Christmas in July giveaways today but we weren’t able to. So good news is we’ll have Christmas extended to August next week. Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Appaman.

Information provided by their website:



100 years ago Roald Amundsen was the first man to put his feet on the South Pole. Derived from Amundsen’s explorations, Appaman’s Norwegian Explorer Collection includes pieces to keep your little adventurer cozy on winter expeditions. For dodging snowballs in the park, the Pilot Hat (SRP $30), Thermal Hoodie (SRP $42), and Polar Jacket (SRP $96) with Cargo Pants (SRP $ 36), will keep you toasty while the Alpine Gloves (SRP $28) will keep your pitching arm loose and flexible.

Little ladies can confidently strut their inner Carrie Bradshaw wearing Appaman’s Ruffle Dress (SRP $ 50) under the Motorcycle Jacket (SRP $90), Snow in the City style. Be the shining star of the ice with the Arrow Knit Dress (SRP $ 56) and twirl the day away. The ruffled Tuxedo Shirt (SRP $34) and popover hat (SRP $24 )complement Appaman’s super hip jeggings (SRP $28), a must have this fall. Hanging out around the fireplace in the late afternoon is a perfect time to bring out the tailored Gym Sweats (SRP $30) with the Awesome tee (SRP $32).

Appaman’s Fall 2010 Artist Capsule Collection comes from the dreamy work of Rachel Slalom. Slalom’s style is a playful, natural addition to the growing Appaman family. With an incredible attention to detail, Solomon’s zip placket dress (SRP $46) is a whimsical masterpiece. Take your daughter on a tour of nature with Rachel’s three pieces: Cats, Hummingbirds and Starry Nights.

With an expanded size range and brand new accessories collection, your little adventurers will look their best. The winter blues will be replaced with bright oranges, reds and purple. Jack Frost might be nipping at your nose but you have a play date with Appaman so go forth and explore. (credit Appaman)


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Appaman scarf plus the Appaman backpack

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This giveaway ends August 16th, All rules can be found under giveaway rules.

Hopscotch Tee’s Designs for kids and adults #giveaway

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Hopscotch Tees are customizable shirts for little ones through adults. You choose the design that you like then you can customize the name. For Example:


Race Car

This shirt would be quite cute changed to “Miles” is OUTTA’ HERE! (BREAKIN’ THE SPEED LIMIT SINCE 2008).  All of  the designs are applied to high quality American Apparel shirts. For best results, turn garment inside out and wash in cold water using a mild detergent. Do not use bleach. Dry on low heat setting. Do not iron directly over transfer area.

Personalized shirts are fun for children. They get so much attention, what their hair looks like, what their face looks like or what’s on their shirt. So this is a fun way to give your child some independence. The most fun part is that you can get matching shirts in adult sizes. In my house we love to dress alike. It’s great for pictures too. You could dress the entire family in such fun shirts, blue jeans and your set of some family photos.


You can purchase Hopscotch Tees for $22.00-$27.00 ($5.00 extra if you want to add Swavroski crystals) at www.hopscotchtees.com.


A friend of mine wrote a great review, Jacqueline over at AKBlessings Abound. You can read her Hopscotch Tees Review if you want more of a first hand review.


Hopscotch Tees is offering one shirt of your choice as a giveaway.

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Visit Hopscotch Tees and tell me which design and what size you would pick.

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