THINGS TO ENJOY & INSPIRE IN JULY/AUGUST

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Can you believe that it’s almost the end of July?  Summer is zipping by like it always does but the good news is – it’s not over yet!  There’s still time to squeeze in that family trip you’ve been wanting to take or finally have the cookout you’ve been trying to schedule all summer. The days are still long, allowing plenty of time to enjoy summer pleasures.  The nights may soon start to get cooler, but that’s all the better for making the perfect s’mores over a late-summer bonfire.

The kids will soon be back in school and summer will once again become a pleasant memory, but not today.  Today, there’s still plenty of summer fun to be had, whether it’s spending time with your kids at the pool or taking a solitary evening walk around the block.  Maybe you’ll enjoy an ice cream cone on a hot day (July is National Ice Cream Month, after all) or stay up late to gaze at the stars.  Whatever you and your family do,  I hope you make the most of every lazy, crazy, fleeting day of summer.  Enjoy!

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THINGS TO ENJOY & INSPIRE IN JULY & AUGUST:

July stirs up feelings of patriotism as we celebrate our Independence Day.  Keep that spirit alive and well everyday with these 26 Quick Reminders of Just How Stinkin’ Awesome America Is! from the FractureBlog. 

How did you spend the 4th of July?  Fireworks are always my favorite part of the festivities, and there were some great ones this year.  Here’s just a sample of some of the best fireworks displays from across the country from the NY Daily News.

StarI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Since July is National Ice Cream Month, let’s ditch the guilt and get a cone (or two) of our favorite flavor.  Not sure what to pick?  A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to America’s Best Ice Cream Flavors | Roadtrippers should provide some inspiration.  Indulge and enjoy!

August is National Peach Month.  To celebrate, try out a few of these delicious peach recipes from KitchMe.com.  These recipes may be healthier than ice cream, but some of them look just as delicious!

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. – Regina Brett at BrainyQuote.

Looking for ways to make the most of the remaining days of summer?  This list of 10 fun things to do with your kids this summer from Parents.com offers some ideas for simple summer fun.  See how many of these you can sneak in before the kids go back to school.

Treat yourself to the season’s best in clothing, jewelry, shoes and more. Shop Amazon Fashion: New for Women and enjoy savings of up to 70% on select items.  Happy shopping!

IT’S FRIDAY! TIME FOR THIS WEEK’S FAB FINDS FOR FIFTEEN!

Check out these Fabulous Products from In Its Place Kids, all for under $15.00!

 

Pink Poodle StickersPersonalized Stickers – $2.99 for sheet of 12

 Stickers are available in a wide variety of designs, including superheroes and various sports, and can be personalized with your custom text.  Great for labeling your child’s notebooks, school supplies and other personal items. These are also perfect for birthday party favors –   match the design to your child’s party theme!

Abcs of ParentingThe ABCs of Parenting: How to Organize your Family for a Stress Free School Year (Kindle edition) – $2.99

Diono Travel Pal Car StorageDiono Travel Pal Car Storage – $10.52

Travel Pal fits between two car seats and is big enough to hold everything for both children. Features include insulated drink holders, a cargo bin for toys and books and lots of pockets for smaller items.

5 Tier Organizer Elephant5-Tier Organizer Elephant – $10.99

Take advantage of unused vertical space in your child’s closet with this handy hanging organizer!  Includes five spacious storage compartments and easily attaches to a closet rod via Velcro strips.

CREATE BEAUTIFUL GLASS PRINTS FROM YOUR INSTAGRAM PHOTOS!

Did you know that there’s a quick, easy and affordable way to turn Instagram pics into cool works of art?  Check out this post from the Fractureblog:  Print Your Instagram Photos with Ease and Elegance.  Find out how easy it is to create beautiful glass prints that combine photo, frame and mount in one amazing product!  You’ll also find out that the price is right – you can create your Instagram work of art for just $12.00!  Start creating today and save 10% OFF any purchase on Fractureme.com with coupon code DEAL4U.

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IT’S FRIDAY! TIME FOR THIS WEEK’S FAB FINDS FOR FIFTEEN!

Check out these Fabulous Products from In Its Place Kids, all for under $15.00!

Kid Friendly Car Organizing TipsKid-Friendly Car Organizing Tips: Your Jumpstart to Getting on Track (Paperback) – $6.19

With so much time spent in our cars, it’s important they stay organized, clutter-free and clean. No matter where your vehicle takes you and your family, this book will walk you through time-tested methods to less chaotic, more comfortable and enjoyable riding experiences.

Hello Kitty Tablet Case Pink ReducedTablet Carrying Case – Hello Kitty Faux Leather (Purple) – $8.99

This folding folio case protects a 7 ” tablet from scratches, bumps, and other things that could damage the device. The case can also be folded into a stand for easy viewing.

Shell BagsShell Bags – $8.99

These seashell collector’s bags are as practical as they are adorable! With their mesh bottoms, sand & debris can filter right through.

Concert Ticket AlbumConcert Ticket Album – $11.95

The perfect way to organize summer concert tickets!  Album holds up to 96 tickets in 32 archival quality pages.

PRE-OWNED BARGAINS FOR YOUR NEW BABY

Is “getting ready for baby” putting a serious dent in your pocketbook?  Stop paying retail prices and start saving big when you shop for pre-owned items (many are new with tags!) for your little one.  We’ve just added these like-new bargains for baby to our collection of fabulous storage products for kids and families.  Each item is a one-of-a-kind find from Swap.com — if you like it, get it now (before someone else does!)  Shop today and enjoy FREE shipping on your first order!

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Boon Frog Pod Bath Toy Scoop / Lambs & Ivy Diaper Stacker / Pottery Barn Kids Diaper Stacker / Cocalo Diaper Stacker / Corner Bath Toy Organizer

Swap Diaper Bag Composite Revised 2Fila Diaper Backpack / Fold & Go Diapering Kit / Fridge-to-Go Bottle Bag / Jasmine Tote Diaper Bag / Trend Lab Diaper Bag / OiOi Diaper Bag

These are only some of the bargains you’ll find on Swap.com.  There’s also a wide variety of baby and maternity clothes, baby geartoys, books, movies/music and decor.  These items go fast so start shopping today!

Click here to learn more about selling and swapping pre-owned kids’ items at Swap.com.

IT’S FOURTH OF JULY FRIDAY! TIME FOR THIS WEEK’S FAB FINDS FOR FIFTEEN!

Celebrate Independence Day with  Red,White & Blue Bargains from In Its Place Kids!

Small Metal Bucket Red

Small Metal Bucket – $5.00

Perfect for art supplies, accessories or any other small items you want to contain.  Available in a variety of colors and patterns.

Metal Storage Tin WhiteLarge Round Metallic Storage Tin – $7.50

Available in various sizes & colors, there’s no end to what you can store in these stylish tins!

Allermates Allergy Lunch Bag BlueAllermates “I Have Food Allergies” Lunch Bag (Blue) – $9.99

An info card slides into a clear side pocket to identify your child’s specific allergies.

Lego Storage Brick 1 Red ReducedLEGO Red Storage Brick (1-Small) – $11.89

Store regular LEGO bricks in this small LEGO storage brick bin.  Also works as a stackable block with other LEGO storage brick bins.

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