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Review: BooJee Beads


BooJee Beads is a company that provides incredibly stylish  eyeglass holders, ID Badge Reels and Lanyard Accessories to suit your personality.

I’m reviewing the Multi Bling Lanyard which is awesome to have for teachers or students during the back to school season! I love the variety of colors making it ideal to go with just about anything in my wardrobe. It’s a totally functional item that looks completely fabulous!

This seems to be made incredibly well. It has a smooth fabric backing and a breakaway safety clasp and lobster claw hook to hold ID, key and more! It measures 30″ (hangs 15″ from back of neck). And if you were wondering the cost, it’s only $10!

This lanyard would make a perfect gift for any teacher whether they teach at school, home or church!

I encourage you to check out the variety of products from seasonal holidays and more that  BooJee has to offer from keychains, Stethoscope ID Tags, Carabiner Clips, and more!

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Thanks to Chic Execs a company which was created to promote small business campaigns and Boojee Beads in letting me review this products to share with my readers. 

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Review and Giveaway: O.R.E Originals – Good Shopper Bag

ORE Originals is a company I spotlighted here before and yet again I’m spotlighting another fantastic product, this time from their Living Goods line. The last item I spotlighted  was from their Sugar Booger line geared toward babies and kids! And since that review, I’m pleased to say my daughter is still using her adorable ladybug bowl set as well as the matching apron for when she’s helping mom and dad in the kitchen.

The product I’d like to talk about today is The Living Goods® Reversible Good Shopper Bag. I choose the style My Garden because I so love gardening and the design pattern is totally something that meets my style with it colors and cute character fruits,  veggies, and tools you most commonly would use to tend to your garden.

I really like this tote. It’s an ideal size at  13 inches wide x 15 inches high x 4 inches deep. It’s very versatile and an added bonus is that it’s totally reversible. Don’t care for the print side? No problem! Just reverse it to the solid colored side.

I found the tote very durable and have used it a purse and a bag to carry a long my knitting. I’ve yet used it to carry the groceries though I’m sure it would handle the extra weight with no problems whatsoever. It’s a great tote for just about anything, library book bag, beach tote, diaper bag, you name it!

If interested, you can purchase you very own Good Shopper tote bag for just $25.00. They come in lots of different styles and remember they are reversible so it’s like buying two different bags for the price of one!

Be sure to check out all the other great products by  Oré Originals, I highly recommend them for every member of the family ( even the pets!). And to keep up with the latest news, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook too.

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Review and Discount Code: Kidorable Rain Boots!


It’s back to school season and for my family here in the Northwest, that means rain is one the way! A company I go back to again and again for rain gear is Kidorable. They have wonderful gear for both boys and girls that is not only super cuet but it’s built to last! My kids have literally gone through every season here in Oregon wearing their Kidorable rain coats and boots and I’ve only had to replace it when they’ve gone up a size!

This season my daughter age four now, who seems to be growing up so quickly got a new pair of rain boots that I let her pick out all by herself. I assumed she would pick a character boot like a fairy, cat, or mermaid themed but instead she went with a chic pair of Houndstooth rain boots from Kidorable. I must say that they really do suit her daily blooming personality like a glove! And my gosh, what a fashion statement because these boots go with almost everything she loves to wear whether casual or a little more fancy.

The Boots themselves are perfect for a stroll to the park on a over cast day, helping out in a muddy garden, and my daughter’s favorite rainy day activity….puddle jumping! I found these boots excellent in resisting water with the natural rubber exterior. They are light weight so there’s not weigh down your children’s feet as they are walking or running. Speaking of running, the non-skid soles improve traction on wet surfaces and are great in preventing accidents. You can easily wipe these clean after a day in the mud! This style of boot is available in My First (size 5), children’s sizes 6-13, plus young adult sizes 1 and 2.

We are already looking to purchase the matching Raincoat soon to go with the boots! If interested, you can purchase Kidorable products at their website ranging from $11.50-$36.00! I highly recommend the Kidorable Collections not just because of adorable they are but because how durable they are too!

Special Promo: From ballerinas to butterflies, from frogs to firemen, we have styles that enrich growing imaginations. August 13th to August 31st, you can get 20% off boots when you use coupon code SCHOOL888 at

Disclaimer: I was sent several products to review from Kidorable. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Review and Giveaway: Nacho Mama Tees

Nacho Mama Tees specializes  in a variety movie shirts  and novelty t-shirts. So if you are into witty graphic tees featuring vintage t shirt designs  of both new and old pop culture, this site is for you.

I choose to spotlight a shirt especially for my husband and went with the HADOUKEN T SHIRT from the graphic t shirt category on the site.  It was a great choice because my husband loves this shirt! And I quote his thoughts…

Street Fighter was all the rage when I was growing up, so wearing a shirt with Ken shouting Hadouken! and showing the button combo for the fighting move is nostalgic. All my geek friends get a good laugh out of it when they see it. Also, the fact it looks a little bit like a sports logo also makes for some good double takes.

The specs are that the shirt is very high quality being 100% cotton and it’s not super thin! It got some body behind it and it fits very well being true to size! It has held up great in the wash, hasn’t shrunk, and it still looks brand new after many washes!

I encourage you to check out the  Nacho Mama Tees selection for yourself. Many of the tops cost around $16.99, and there are daily sale designs for just $6.99!

The Nacho Mama Tees which is a another branch of Crazy Dog T-Shirts would be a great place to check out if you are thinking about t-shirts to get this Back to School season! They’ve got you covered with so many styles and designs .

Be sure to get connected on Facebook to stay updated on their newest shirts, deals, and giveaways!

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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My Thoughts on Snazzy Swap

I’d like to introduce you to a new to me swap site called Snazzy Swap. The motto of this site reads “High Quality, Cute Clothing and Great Toys Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune”. And as a frugal mom trying to save a buck wherever possible, I couldn’t agree more especially during this time of the year when kids really need new clothes for back-to-school and the upcoming Autumn and Winter seasons!

Basically how Snazzy Swap works is you can easily navigate the site to pick a box either of clothing, book and dvds, or toys for your own family or as a gift for friend or family member. The prices on the boxes are clothing boxes $15.95 each as well as the books/dvd boxes ( medium flat rate), and it’s $19.95 for toys boxes (Large Flat Rate). So basically you are only spending $5.00 each box plus the cost of shipping and it’s free to join with no memberships fees whatsoever!

One thing I really like is that you can sign up for box notifications to arrive directly to your e-mail for whatever size clothes or toy or book/dvd box age range is posted. How awesome is that? It saves you the time and let’s you know right away if something you may want can be purchased.So you can pick a box for free to start and then you are required to post your own box before being able to pick another, hence it is a swap site. I posted a box of 12-18 months clothes that were in great used condition that my son has recently grown out of. It’s super simple to list a box, add photos, and write out a decent description that other mommies can see to know if your box is for them!

I’ve been doing my back to school and Fall season shopping now and found two awesome boxes on Snazzy Swap for both my four year old daughter and my 1 1/2 year old son. And have come to the conclusion that it’s not likely that I could have spent the same amount at one of my local thrift or consignment store and received that same number of quality items that I did through this swapping site.

The size 2t box I picked out for my son was super packed, I honestly can’t believe that 14 items were included. One smart momma sure knew how to pack a box. I found all items in excellent used condition. And what a surprise to find that one of the shirts in the box even was new with tag still attached from the GAP!

In the 4t box I picked for my daughter was 3 dresses, 2 sweaters, gap fleece pullover, pink cardigan/plaid wool skirt combo! Everything was beautiful and in excellent condition. I know it sounds like there was a lot less in this box but you have to remember it’s 4t and the clothing is all suitable for the Fall and Winter season so it’s bulkier. But 8 items for the low price I paid still really pleases me. As I mentioned before there’s no way I could have gotten this many quality items elsewhere for the same price!

Snazzy Swap is a site I will continue swapping on and highly recommending to all my friends and readers. I encourage you to check it out for yourself. This site is also giving back by donating $0.50 from each swap to help kids with special needs! And if you have any questions, the customer support is great and will get back to you rather quickly.

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Here’s a Picture of my Kids in some of the clothes we received!
 Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Review and Promo Code: My Sunshine Shoppe

Company Bio: My Sunshine Shoppe was started in 2009 after the birth of my first and only daughter, Brooklyn, who of course, is our little Sunshine. She is blessed to have an older and a younger brother, but being the only girl diva in the family, she NEEDED to be dressed to the “T” at all times. I started making little baby snap clips for her fine (but plentiful) hair. People were amazed how my little tiny clips stayed in her hair so well. Thus, my famous “baby snap” clip was born. For a long time, this clip was the staple of my business. I had customers returning to me over and over again, claiming my clips were the only ones that stayed put in their child’s hair. I was thrilled!

As my Brooke grew older, and hair grew longer, I started to develop more and more hair accessories, for girls with ANY style, length and texture of hair. In 2011, I moved my business out of my home and opened a small shop in a neighboring town. At the beginning of 2012, I made the Big move, and opened a large retail store in our state capital. I am so proud of how far MySunshine Shoppe has come, and we continue to add more and more products every day.

I pride myself on hand made, QUALITY products for girls of ALL ages. 95% of our items are handcrafted in our studio shoppe, by myself, or one of my fabulous employees, who take just as much pride as I do in creating unique, fabulous accessories.

Our Thoughts…

It’s back to school season and that means shopping for all sorts of  supplies some needed and some more fun to have just because.  My daughter and I really enjoy this time of the year because it means new clothes and accessories too! My daughter enjoys have her nails painted, wearing glittery shoes, skirts and fancy tights, as well as wearing really cute hair accessories!

I’m excited today to talk about My Sunshine Shoppe. They sent my daughter a lovely lot of hair accessories based off the knowledge that my daughter’s favorite color is purple. The lot we received had a sparkly bow, ruffled purple polka dotted flower, and several alligator clippies. All were super adorable and well loved.

As a mommy, that sometimes make hair clippies for my daughter as a hobby and as a perfectionist, I find myself a harsh judge when it comes to purchasing them from boutiques. I’m pleased to say that the hair bows and clips we recieved to review our of very professional quality. There’s no loose ends, frayed or singed edges,  or glue spots. You are totally get top quality durable accessories in huge variety of types, styles, and colors.

If you are interested in purchasing hair clippies, hats, hairband, hairbow holders,  bobby pins, flower clips, check out this boutique! They’ve even got a hair clippie of the month club which you can be a member of for either 6 or twelve months. And just think how fun it would be during the school year to receive a special selection of clippies each month!

You can purchase these wonderful accessories for yourself at My Sunshine Shoppe on Etsy or at ttp://

If you make a purchase, be sure to use the code: C2C15 for 15% off your entire purchase!

Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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