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Kickoff Ready

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Kickoff Ready

Kickoff on another season of the NFL is tomorrow.  Football means fall - crisp autumn days, friends getting together to cheer for their favorite teams.  Here are some ideas for your whole family to support their favorite team, shown as the Chicago Bears, of course. bear downkids chicago bears hoodie // adult chicago bears baseball tee // kids vintage sweatshirt // bears onesie // sunday fun day tee // women's bears tee // men's henley // ditka sweater

 

How great is that Ditka sweater???  NFL team gear has come a long way.  The cuts are more flattering, some have a cute vintage feel.  The NFL family apparel featured is all from regular clothing stores and more stylish than your average boxy t-shirt.  Everything above is available for just about any NFL team.  But....Go Bears!

 

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Fill Your Top Two Drawers with Peach!

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Fill Your Top Two Drawers with Peach!

One of the most frustrating things to do as a woman is to go bra shopping. We each have our own style, size and preferences, and any of those factors can change in an instant. Add in the fact that we usually have kids tagging along during this necessary yet complicated excursion, and it is a recipe for disaster. If millions of women wear these things...heck, billions, and why is the process so incredibly confusing and filled with misinformation? Did you know that 80% of women are in the wrong bra size and 95% of women hate the shopping experience? Time for a change. I recently attended the Peach Perfect Fit Tour on their stop in Chicago, and received a "Perfect Luxe Bra Fitting" with a Personal Stylist. My Stylist, Katey, was so incredibly knowledgeable about how a bra should fit. She took a look at my current bra and could immediately tell that it wasn't working for me. After taking a 10 point set of calculated measurements (and no, it wasn't just a quick whip of a measuring tape twice around), she found a size that was truly me. She asked questions about the clothes that I wear and how I prefer to have my bras fit.

Want to know the best part about Peach? The stylist actually comes to your house. No more getting shoved alone into a fitting room, armed with an arsenal of assorted garments, only to rush out of the store with something passable because your kids are driving you crazy. Your information and sizes are then stored in the Peach system, and you have access to your Stylist moving forward. They are currently in 25 states and expanding- you can see if they are in your area with this link. Appointments are made at the convenience of the client (you) for dates and times that work within your schedule.

In addition to bras, they aim to "fill your top two drawers." This means everything from panties to shapewear to hosiery to chemises to t-shirts and camis, even loungewear and cardigans (which are all the absolutely softest clothing items I have ever worn). Here is one of their Spaghetti Strap Camis peeking out from under my favorite wrap dress. This gorgeous item stayed put all day- it didn't ride up, and held shape after washing.

I also tested out their insanely soft Infinity Scarf- perfect for those deceptively chilly days right now where the sun is out but it is still in the 60s. It also doubles as a nursing cover! One item that I have my eye on, which happens to be a best seller, is their Simply Soft Flyaway Cardigan.

The whole goal of Peach is to inspire women to be their most "beyoutiful" through their one of a kind shopping experience. Take a look at what they have to offer you!

 

PS- They are actively looking for stylists to add to their team, so if you are entrepreneurial in nature and looking to get in on the ground floor of a new company, check them out here!

Disclosure: I was provided with select Peach apparel for review purposes, and even purchased some with my own funds because I simply loved it. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

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American Girl #TrulyMe

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American Girl #TrulyMe

We (and by we I mean the girls and moms) are excited to share the launch of a new line of look-like-me dolls from American Girl called Truly Me!   The Truly Me line allows girls to choose their doll from 40 different combinations of eye color, hair color and style and skin color. Each Truly Me doll will now come with exclusive play-based content directly in the doll box (48+ ideas for girls to do with their dolls) as well as a new, free digital play experience online that will accessible to all girls on all devices.

Ellie chose the blond doll with wavy hair and brown eyes.  The blond on this doll is a darker blond, not super light, which is perfect for her.  She has been waiting for a doll with her features and was so excited find Truly Me doll #24.

American Girl Doll

Here is a video Ellie made of of her new American Girl Truly Me doll.

Truly Me really encourages girls to think about what makes them special and unique.  Ellie was ecstatic to be part of the #TrulyMe campaign that started today on AmericanGirl.com and will featured on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter this Saturday!

American Girl Truly Me

To encourage your daughter to think about what makes them unique, you can have them create their own Truly Me poster.  Just click below to print and upload a photo of your daughter with her poster and the hashtag #TrulyMe to get in on the fun!

Stay tuned because we have an inside scoop on much more of the American Girl Truly Me fun!  We can't wait to share it with you!

This post was created in partnership with American Girl but all opinions expressed are my own.

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Macy's Presents American Icons LIVE Events!

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Macy's Presents American Icons LIVE Events!

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

As summer rolls in, there are so many iconic moments that I have captured with my children. Charlotte JUST had her first popsicle, which I recall consuming mass quantities of as a child. She rode her bike around the block for the first time last week, with some help from mom. She wore her first denim jacket, which is so fashionably iconic America.

As for Bryson, he started playing baseball this year, America's past time. He discovered his love for s'mores on a camping trip with my mom and I last summer. He also loves to bake, and makes a huge mess in the kitchen! These are all the childhood memories that many kids share across America, making them iconic moments in our lives.

Macy's is hosting a series of events to celebrate what makes America the place we love to raise our children, and you are invited to join the in-store party! Macy's American Icons events are family fun and fashion bashes to kick off the summer right. I will be attending the event at the Chicago State Street Macy's location on this Thursday, May 14th at 12pm. Make sure to join me and participate in these events sure to get you ready for the warm weather!

Take an #AmericanSelfie with Chicago's own Stanley Da Bear, snack on Garrett's Popcorn and hit up the lemonade stand.

How about BBQ, is that iconic America enough? Well, you can learn tips & tricks from Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed AND Brad Saylor, Macy's Executive Chef.

If you are in the mood for a little music, the steel band Potts & Pans and a cappella quartet No Big Deal will be on site, belting tunes and charming the audience.

And of course, what Macy's event would be complete without shopping? Everything you need to put together a timeless ensemble will be on hand during the fashion party as you shop to the DJ-mixed beats.

Don't live in the Chicago area? Make sure to check out macys.com/americanicons for over 20 additional locations. I am almost tempted to hit up NYC at Macy's Herald Square on May 14th to meet Carl Ray, makeup artist for America's First Lady and Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars! Or how about Macy's Union Square in San Francisco? The Pitch Perfect 2 costume designer Salvador Perez is hosting a fabulous fashion show celebrating iconic style from some of my favorite American designers on May 16th. Make sure to check out the website to see if the Macy's American Icons party is coming to a Macy's near you!

Macy's is also a proud partner with those who have served our country alongside Got Your 6. Each year, 250,000 incredibly brave women and men return from service, and Got Your 6 works to make sure they have the support and tools they need to become leaders at home. (The phrase "Got Your 6" originated from an old pilot system where directions correspond to hours on the clock, so anyone at your 6 is behind you, so "Got Your 6" means "I've got your back.") These are the true American Icons, and Macy's has declared Saturday May 16th Got Your Six Saturday- if customers donate $3, they get a 25% off pass to use all day May 16th.

I hope to see you this Thursday, May 14th at 12pm at the Chicago State Street Macy's!

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10 spring must haves for girls that will save you money! #savewithshopathome

If you know me, than you know I love to shop from the comforts of my own home. Nothing beats shopping with your favorite beverage of choice in your pajama's while sitting on your couch. Let's be real it is a lot easier, more enjoyable and saves me time to shop from home than with my two little side kicks that I have their own shopping agenda. Am I right? When I found out that if I signed up for Shop At Home, would allow me to find my favorite coupons and deals from thousands of stores, like my personal favorites Nordstrom, Gap, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and  Sephora. When you make a purchase, you could earn up to 30 percent Cash Back on every dollar you spend! How cool is that? Once you've earned $20, Shop At Home will send you a check in the mail.

Shop the look for deals from Nordstrom, Gap, Lord & Taylor and  OshKosh B'Gosh

 Tucker & Tate Slip On Sneaker  Tucker & Tate Jennifer Tank Top  Icon print eyewear    Double Strand Necklace  Lucky Brand Jean Shorts  Puff Print Tan    Tucker & Tate Ana Straight Leg Jeans    Pointelle Cardigan Statement Flip Flops Lace Trim Baby Doll Dress

It is our favorite time of year, spring. We just need to let mother nature know that it is spring! We had snow flurries in Chicago yesterday. Mia is 9 and she has a style all her own. This year she wants to pick out her entire spring wardrobe. She loves finding items she can mix and match to create different outfits each day. Mia picked out her 10 favorite items for spring that we have or will be adding to her wardrobe. You sign up for Shop At home here and start saving today!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own. 

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