A Must For School Days – SoCozy Boo! Lice Prevention 3-Step System

**This is a sponsored story. As always, opinions are my own.** First things first - every Mama has been tasked this year with either already dealing with the super strain of lice that has been presented before us, or trying to find a way to keep it from entering our children's heads. Whether or not you want to think about it, you have to - so I'm here to share a solution with you all today, hooray! My favorite children's hair care company, SoCozy (specific for kiddos ages 2-12 years old), is releasing a product this month called their Boo! Lice Prevention 3-Step System - and it's genius! Why We Love SoCozy Boo! Lice Prevention 3-Step System While I received products to review and compensation from SoCozy for this post, my opinions are my own and not edited by SoCozy, for more info, check out my disclosure policy. We have been using the SoCozy Boo! Lice Prevention 3-Step System since 2 weeks before school started because I'm honestly paranoid about this super lice strain and want to do everything that we can to keep it away from Branden. The system includes shampoo, conditioner, and spray that work together to keep lice away naturally. We use the shampoo and conditioner twice a week and always make sure that is handy for Branden to use during bath time! Then we make sure to give a few squirts of the spray each morning when B is getting ready for school - it's so easy he can even do it himself! The system is infused with Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, and … [Read more...]

Back to School With SoCozy Hair Care Products For Kids

**This is a sponsored story. As always, opinions are my own.** First and foremost, I'm SO excited to announce that for the remainder of 2015, I will be a SoCozy Brand Ambassador! I absolutely love the SoCozy hair care products for kids and am over the moon with glee that I get so share the best of the best with you all on a regular basis, especially some great products to help ease your mornings as back to school approaches! Why SoCozy Hair Care Products For Kids? While I received products to review and compensation from SoCozy for this post, my opinions are my own and not edited by SoCozy, for more info, check out my disclosure policy. So, who has taken a good look at my little man's curls lately? It can be a struggle to find products that work on his hair that is a true mixture of both his and my husbands. For this reason alone, I love all of their products because they work, smell amazing,  are completely non-toxic, and so cool. SoCozy.com has everything a Mama needs to tame her kiddos tresses without worrying about whats in the products - only how well her kid's hair is looking! SoCozy is truly a resource for moms, salon owners, kids, and beyond - as they focus on each individual hair type, aiming to build confidence and inspire originality. All of these products help to streamline bath time and busy mornings, to make life simpler for everyone. Back to School With SoCozy Hair Care Products For Kids! While SoCozy.com has so many amazing products for all hair … [Read more...]

Summer Lovin’ With PS From Aeropostale

Summer is magical. Maybe it has to do with the heat going straight to your head, but no matter how it happens, there is something so special about this time of year. Yes, it's filled with anticipation of vacation, day trips, getting to see friends and family that might live far away, smores, and lots of summer lovin'. // Kids' Swell Gradient Tank // Kids' Neon Flat Front Shorts // But my focus today is on the beautiful in between moments. The days that haven't been planned out. Those mornings where you wake up and say, "What do you want to do today?" Those are the moments where adventure happens. // Kids' Canvas Strap Flip Flops // PS From Aeropostale has the perfect adventure clothes for kids! They are inexpensive, as cute as can be, and perfect for outdoor summer play! So, take some time to live in the swell this summer. Enjoy these precious moments and don't forget that it's important for both kids and adults to have play time - this is what summer is for! // Kids' Palm Tree Boardshorts // And most definitely don't forget to run in those sprinklers! As a city kid, this is something we do pretty much on a daily basis during the hot summer days, and these PS From Aeropostale swim trunks make the experience that much more exciting! As an added bonus, these pieces are all 70% off right now, and PS From Aeropostale offers free shipping a couple times a month, so there are some great deals waiting for you! Want some exclusive Mama inside scoop? Join our … [Read more...]

4th of July Trends From The Children’s Place {Giveaway}

Red, White, and Blue days are upon us, and I swear that 4th of July kids clothes get cuter and cuter with each passing year! Yesterday Branden wore the outfit that you see him wearing below to celebrate Memorial Day, and I can honestly say that something so patriotic came over me as I laid out his outfit in the morning. There is something so simply fun about getting kids dressed up in the passionate colors, but as we're doing that, we don't want to lose sight of what they really mean. The Children's Place is always my go-to for special occasions because they think of everything and cater to all the likes and dislikes of growing girls and boys! This year, they hit the nail on the head with their 4th of July clothing collection and have everything from baby to big boy and girl that a parent could ever want to coordinate their whole crew!  Branden and Matty are super patriotic, head to toe, starting with these uber cute Americana Flip Flops. There is something so special about the carousel at Bryant Park, it almost takes you back in time!  Matty is wearing the super cool Vertical Flag Graphic Tee.  Branden is leaning back in the American Guitars Flag Graphic Tee. What a fun day hanging out with great friends in the middle of this beautiful city! The Giveaway We have partnered with The Children's Place to give 1 lucky winner a $25 gift card to get some 4th of July kids clothes for your little ones! The giveaway starts today and our winner will be … [Read more...]

Jumping Into Spring Pajama Trends With The Company Store {Giveaway}

There is just something so yummy and sweet about kiddos in their pajamas. Could it be the fact that it is a very bold signal that bedtime is approaching? Perhaps. But still, it's cuteness overload at its finest! This season in spring pajama trends, we are seeing animals play a big role, as well as bright colors for girls and vintage inspirations in boys. I'm so excited to share with you all today a company that has inspired me personally to up what I'm wearing to sleep, as well as that of my entire family - The Company Store. This amazing company is about comfort, and if you haven't heard of them before, well ....beware that you just might want to order it all. Every single thing. They literally carry everything for your home and family that you can think of. Today, we are showcasing the beautiful spring pajama trends they have for kids - of all ages! // Hooded Bathrobes // These fluffy Hooded Bathrobes come in a wide array of colors and are so playfully cozy for kids to lounge in around the house. And can we just take note of how cool it would be as a kid to have a robe with a hood? Simply the coolest.  Boys Snug Fit Lion PJs // Boys Snug Fit Fox PJs // Girls Flutterby Bloomer // Girls Bee Snug Fit PJs These kids had an absolute blast jumping around and showing off the spring pajama trends! There is just something so fun (and wild!) about jumping on a freshly made bed as a child that makes them go nuts! Each of these beautiful images was taken at … [Read more...]

Mommy and Me Fun With Agnes and Dora {Giveaway}

I have memories - not necessarily "fond," but perhaps "humorous" best describes them - of all of my family growing up wearing those hideous Mommy & Me sweaters. I would say these mostly came out around the holidays and maybe didn't quite bear the true tag of "mommy & me," but nonetheless they were all very "matchy - matchy" and funny to think about now. They consisted of sweatshirts or sweaters that were typically worn with what used to be called "stretch pants." Yes, I feel a hint of age weighing upon me as I write this, but also feel cool too, because I'm about to share with all of you the coolest brand that is the epitome of what I'd like to call "modern day mommy & me" for moms and kids (even boys, as you will see if you "read more"). And I am totally, completely in love with everything from Agnes & Dora's Collections! I have expressed in the past my love for pencil skirts and, if you can believe it, my love for the versions from Agnes & Dora has made my passion for pencil skirts grow exponentially! Not only are these skirts super slimming (my favorite little bonus) but they are beyond comfortable. Because they fold over at the waist in yoga pants fashion, they pretty much feel like you are cuddled up in your favorite yoga pants -  while looking totally dressed up! // Agnes & Dora Pencil Skirts //   This kid certainly does play hard, and doesn't always listen whenever our photographer says "stop playing around!" But, this is typical … [Read more...]

#KidStyle – Spring Shopping With PS From Aeropostale

Spring felt like it was here for a day in NYC, then went back to our wintery cold air - so disappointing! But, that didn't stop us from showing off our favorite PS From Aeropostale looks for boys as we anxiously wait for more sunshine to fill our days. We love the price point that PS From Aeropostale offers for kids, but I do recommend buying a size down, as their pieces run a bit on the big side. Here are our favorites for spring! There is nothing quite like a cute kiddo in some cargos! I can't wait to see our little man lounging at the beach this summer in this outfit! Kid's Solid Cargo Shorts// Kid's Rugby Henley Popover Hoodie // Kid's Canvas Strap Flip Flops // Kid's PSNY Solid Pique Polo // This outfit was a little extra special because he chose the shirt which reminded him of something his Dad would wear, and picked the Army camouflage shorts because of Daddy's uniform! Kid's 1987 Crest Graphic Tee  // Kid's Camo Flat Front Shorts Read to amp up your kid's style while not breaking the bank? Check out PS From Aeropostale for some fun inspiration! As always, we want to give a special thanks to Kanji Photography for the beautiful photos! Fashionably Yours, Allison … [Read more...]

TreeSprouts – Baby Shower Gifts For The Cool Kids {Giveaway}

Don't you all just love shopping for the perfect baby shower gifts? Not! There is the "find the most practical gift scramble" as we run around trying to find something your Mama-to-be actually needs. Then, you enter the "it must be on the registry zone" where you become fixated on making sure it's something that the Mama-to-be actually requested. Yes, we need a balance between both of those important things, but at the end of the day, your glowing Mama just wants something cool. In fact, all she can think about (ya know, besides getting ready for this life changing delivery) is how she wants to be the cool mom in town. Therefore, I propose a revolution in baby shower gifts - with TreeSprouts! Let's change the way we shop for baby shower gifts! So, two really cool ladies from Brooklyn - Kelly and Caroline - friends till the end who live a life of creativity, decided to add some sass to baby onesies and revolutionize the baby shower gift industry. Each piece has been inspired by things that these ladies and their kiddos see on a daily basis, making the collections extra humorous. They understand that even kids have great individual style that needs to be expressed, so they can have fun in what they are wearing. Kelly and Caroline's company is different because they truly provide a personal service to their customers, do everything they can to keep costs down, and are unique - you won't find pieces like these anywhere else! Now that Tree Sprouts has been launched, we … [Read more...]

#KidStyle – Layering Up to Brave The Winter Snow! {Giveaway}

Layers are such an essential part of our wardrobes, especially at this time of year in the city! We are freezing walking out of our homes and bundle up like Eskimos, then we want to strip it all off as soon as we walk down into the subway and jump on our train! We then climb those subway steps after our journey - freezing again - run into whenever we are headed, and our kiddos immediately start throwing their coat and sweaters our way! Ah motherhood! Layered Clothing For Kids! But thanks goodness for these layers because they allow us all to be comfortable! Here are our current favorite for the kiddos that leave them with lots of wiggle room and ready to play! The layered clothing for kids below are all very fun in design and look great with their favorite zip up hoodie, cardigan, or Henley over-top! 1.   Shirin NYC Stars Long Sleeve Tee I kinda have a thing for stars right now as you will see when you scroll down further, so this tee for little girls certainly caught my eyes! 2. elSage Designs Kids Royal Horse Cardigan This could go for both boy or girl, depends on how you style it! I love the star graphic against the heather gray background!   3. Tree Sprouts "Please Tell Me My Parents Are Rich" Onesie Ah! The days of onesies - I miss them! Tree Sprouts was founded by two Brooklyn moms, and they have been so creative with the fun phrases on their onesies! These also go up to 24 months and are the perfect layering piece this winter and beyond! 4. Mini … [Read more...]

#KidStyle – PS from Aeropostale Winter Threads For Boys

It's quickly approaching that time of year whenever I feel like turning into a bear and hibernating in my apartment. I don't feel like going out in the cold and doing anything - it's just so much cozier inside, cuddled up, watching holiday shows, and drinking tea! But last Sunday night, my boys and I came out of hibernation to get a sneak peak of the upcoming Off-Broadway musical, Can Do Duck (more to come on that later), and we had such a blast! Before we got to the viewing room at NYU, we walked through Union Square - one of our favorite places - and Branden modeled off his cool new PS from Aeropostale threads! For the longest time, since Branden wears a uniform to school, he dressed in a Pea Coat going to and from school. We quickly realized that this wasn't warm enough for our 7 block walk every morning, and PS from Aeropostale came to the rescue! PS from Aeropostale Winter Threads For Boys I can't get enough of this picture, I could stare at it all day long. The amazement in his eyes as he looks up into the starry night sky is breathtaking! But moving onto my little guy's new favorite winter coat - he's actually pretty mesmerized by that as well (and so is Mom!). He can't stop talking about how his new rich royal blue hue PS from Aeropostale Parka keeps him so cozy warm! The matching scarf is no longer available so I'm glad we grabbed it quickly, but you can finding the matching Kids' Striped Radar Beanie HERE. This super cute and very cozy warm coat is … [Read more...]