Monday, July 22, 2013

Product Review: Kiki's Nation swim wear for kids

Disclosure/Disclaimer: I was provided 2 products by Kiki's Nation for my unbiased review.  I did not receive any other compensation for this review nor did these free products influence my review in any way.

Summer is in full force and if your family is like mine, you try to stay cool by spending a lot of time at the pool!

On this particular outing to a local water park, my girls were ready to head back to the car when we decided to try out a new product that I recently received for review.

Kiki's Nation produces 3 lines of after swim wear that are sure to become favorites of kids and parents everywhere!  The skirts, pants and jammers are made of actual towel material, which is not only comfortable but absorbent.

I was sent the Multi Peace Sign Skirt for my youngest daughter and the Jammers towel shorts for my oldest daughter.  My girls loved the patterns and vibrant colors!  They also like the fact that the samples really fit their personalities.  My youngest preferred the skirt, while my oldest was more comfortable in the jammers shorts.  I really liked the facts that the clothing ran true to size and we arrived home with car seats that weren't wet!  The absorbency of the towel material was great and my girls have been asking me to be sure and pack their new cover-ups every time I pack a pool bag now.

The designs are fun and will appeal to a wide range of kids, young and older.  Kiki's Nation also produces some cute towel bags that would be fun for the pool or beach.  You should check them out on their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter!

Monday, June 3, 2013

June FMS PhotoADay Project

On my table.  Our kitchen table is normally full of emptied back pack contents, stray pencils & whatever papers haven't yet made it to the recycling bin.  This morning, the table also housed the dolls of 2 very excited girls who were ready for a first day of camp.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

June FMS PhotoADay Project

A moment.  Little A loves her iPad!  It amazes me how quickly she's mastered it.


June FMS PhotoADay Project

B is for Booking Disney vacations which is a new adventure that I began this week!  So far, this new job has been all I imagined and so much more!!


Monday, March 4, 2013

March 2013 Photo a Day Project - Day 4

Lucky. I'm lucky to have a very comfy bed to snuggle in with a sweet, red dog when I'm not feeling so great.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 2013 Photo a Day Project -Day 3

Key. These are just a couple of key members of our family. Our 4-legged family members are important to us! Leaf & Roman.

March 2013 Photo a Day Project - Day 2

I made this! (Or rather, these. My 2 sweet angels!)

Friday, March 1, 2013

March 2013 Photo a Day Project - Day 1

L is for... Leisurely nights curled up by the fire.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Progress Update on 101 Things in 1.001 Days

My goal is to update my progress monthly on my second round of the 101 Things in 1,001 Days project.  Here’s where I stand after January 2013.

13. Read 1 book every month - Jan 2013 “Diary of a Stage Mom’s Daughter”, “Fifty Shades Free” & “When You Were Mine”

74. Plan and go on a date with hubby every month for a year - Jan 2013 We went out for lunch & a movie for FREE thanks to gift cards & reward programs!

82. Enter at least 1 contest online every day for a month - In Jan 2013, I entered a Disney trip giveaway every single day.  I’m anxiously awaiting a FedEx truck to appear at my door with good news one of these days!

85. Send a bag of clothes to ThredUp - Completed January 2013

89. Organize the playroom and declutter it - Completed Jan 2013!  6 hours of work, but well worth it!

3 tasks complete and progress on 2 more.  I’m off to a good start!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Imagination Station

One of the things that I love most about our girls is their incredible sense of imagination. They create elaborate playscapes throughout our house and play for hours together with fits of giggles and maybe a squabble or 2.

I finally managed to capture one of their scenes before it disappeared. This is the night that a train arrived in our kitchen. And lucky for us, hubby and I got to take a ride on the train before it departed back into the minds of our little girls.

These are some of the memories that I hope never fade away.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

101 Things in 1,001 Days - The Next Project

Today begins my second “101 things to do in 1,001 days” project. My official start date is 1/2/2013 and my end date is 9/30/2015.  Here’s my fresh “to do” wishlist!

1. Replace our roof
2. Add a storm door to the front entrance
3. Replace the carport door
4. Add a rug to the living room
5. Get bookshelves for the living room
6. Finish putting together and decorating the craft room
7. Build flower boxes for the front patio and back deck
8. Plant some flowers around the mailbox
9. Plant a container vegetable garden with the kids
10. Get a plan/budget together to replace the carpet in the basement with wood flooring and install a wood stove
11. Enter a photography contest
12. Make a quilt
13. Read 1 book every month
14. Read all of the Harry Potter books
15. Join a local book club
16. Learn to knit or crochet
17. Knit or crochet a blanket
18. Craft with friends at least once a quarter
19. Learn how to use my sewing machine
20. Sew a dress for each of my children
21. Learn a new language
22. Enroll in a pottery class
23. Print my blog in book form for 2008
24. Print my blog in book form for 2009
25. Print my blog in book form for 2010
26. Print my blog in book form for 2012  
27. Enroll in a cake decorating class
28. Take a photography class & learn how to use my camera
29. Cross stitch the Rainbow Bridge poem
30. Finish a heritage scrapbook for my mom
31. Finish a heritage scrapbook for my dad
32. Do a 30 Day Photography project on my blog
33. Take a cooking class
34. Run a 5k
35. Lose 10 lbs
36. Lose 20 lbs
37. Lose 30 lbs
38. Lose 40 lbs
39. Lose 50 lbs
40. Lose 60 lbs
41. Lose 70 lbs
42. Lose 80 lbs
43. Purchase a new wardrobe after meeting my weight loss goal
44. Go on a horseback ride that involves galloping
45. Take my dog on a walk twice a week
46. Play in a disc golf tournament
47. Cook 2 new dishes each month
48. Get a tattoo
49. Get a professional bra fitting
50. Get my passport
51. Take singing lessons
52. Finish my will
53. Ride in a limo
54. Watch a movie at a drive-in theater
55. Buy a pair of boots  
56. Get my Mickey Mouse watch repaired
57. Book a trip to London
58. Sing karaoke at a bar/club
59. Use my bread maker
60. Send my grandma a card once a week
61. Send my Aunt Susan a card once a week
62. Be debt free (except for the house)
63. Apply for membership with the DAR
64. Dye a blue streak in my hair
65. Have a professional photo shoot done of just me
66. Save all of my coin change for a month & deposit it into my kids savings accounts
67. Print my blog in book form for 2013
68. Print my blog in book form for 2014
69. Update the family scrapbook through 2012
70. Make handmade gifts for all my immediate family members one Christmas
71. Take a family trip to Wilderness in the Smokies
72. Take a family trip to Colonial Williamsburg
73. Join the Junior League
74. Plan and go on a date with hubby every month for a year
75. Go on a zip line tour
76. Go on a Disney Cruise
77. Spend a weekend at a B&B
78. See a Cirque du Soleil show
79. Update the family scrapbook through 2013
80. Update the family scrapbook through 2014
81. Participate in the 10 on 10 project on my blog at least 4 times in a year
82. Enter at least 1 contest online every day for a month
83. Have a mommy date with each of my daughters every month
84. Have a mom date with my BFF at the painting party place
85. Send a bag of clothes to ThredUp
86. Eat breakfast every day for a month
87. Go on a canoe day trip
88. Go rock climbing
89. Organize the playroom and declutter it
90. Hang up the family organizer station and try to use it to keep us organized
91. Sell some clutter on eBay
92. Finish sorting the pictures from my grandparents & put them into albums
93. Clean and stain the back deck
94. Get an umbrella and stand for the back deck table
95. Spend a month sticking to the cleaning schedule I created
96. Finish a cross stitch piece for Ailey
97. Update Ashlyn's room decor for her 10th birthday
98. Buy myself a pretty cocktail dress & wear it somewhere special
99. Swim with dolphins
100. Send a card to a random friend once a week
101. Write a new list of 101 things in 1,001 days at the end of this project

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to a fantastic 2013!


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