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I don’t love back to school frenzy but I secretly love all the prep and new gear! The kids share this joy with me. I bought the kids new Trapper Keepers, backpacks and jeans from Walmart. I had a blast from the past when I bought the Trapper Keepers home. I used to have one in junior high. Such good memories staying organized and “cool.” Now, my kids get to experience it.

See my picks below for starting off the year right:

Girls backpack // Girls Jeggings // Girls $3 tanks // Girls tees // // Boys backpacks // Trapper Keeper and this one / Notebooks // My cardigan // Boys jeans // Brooks’ shirt // Boys shoes // Boys Henley // Desktop Calendar //

Back to School for moms

Back to School for kids

Back to School Gear

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post!

Why I use Walmart+

We moved into a house with a pool at the end of February, and honestly, it’s been great! We find ourselves outside so much of the time because of it, and doesn’t every mom want that? Due to all this outside time, I’ve been branching out, trying to find different things to eat, play with, and do outside. And if the doing coincides with the eating, then all the better!  Enter the snow cone machine and syrups from Walmart! They absolutely love snow cones after our trip to Kauai two years ago, but I definitely didn’t like all the sugar and coloring usually found in snow cones. Surprisingly, the syrup I bought from Walmart doesn’t have the common red #40 or sugar. So far it’s been a huge hit, and is always a favorite at any party.

Also, to my friends with kids still in diapers, Walmart is a great go-to in a pinch! We were out of diapers this week and Walmart+ came to the rescue with a 2 hour delivery. Same with groceries and produce! Walmart+ always gives the option for same day delivery, and since “same day” are two of my favorite words, Walmart has quickly become a favorite. Don’t forget to sign up for Walmart+ HERE, free shipping, no order minimum. 

For groceries:

Check your address to see if free delivery from your store is available at your address.($35 minimum. Restrictions apply.) I checked, and my address qualified, yay! 

Non-grocery items:

As for everything else like this rad snow cone machine, enjoy free next day or 2-day delivery. Don’t forget to sign up for Walmart+ HERE, free shipping, no order minimum required (excludes freight & Marketplace items). Sign up and let me know what you think. If you’re on the fence, start a free 15 day trial to try it out!

Big thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

 

Click on the images to shop:

Snow cone machine // Syrups // Reusable straws // Similar white dress // Faux Fur slippers // Shatterproof tumblers

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How to buy Father’s Day Gifts

Reid here. 

To prevent the cliché of getting a new ugly tie every Father’s Day, I’ve provided some fatherly insight on Father’s Day gift buying.  Let me know if you have any questions.

What to get him?  Think about his hobbies.  Is it golf, fitness, hiking, or reading?  Whatever it may be, pick a category.  Let’s take golf for example.  The kids buy small gifts under $15 and Shalice typically buys the bigger gift.  For golf, don’t buy something like golf clubs, putters or golf shoes, if you don’t know specifics.  Avoid technical things primary to the hobby.  Instead buy gifts that support the hobby.  It lets him know you know him but also trust him to make those bigger purchases.  Therefore, I advise you buy gifts like golf tees, golf balls, a golf cleaning brush or even a golf hat.  These practical gifts support the hobby and are always appreciated during his next golf game.

The DON’T of Father’s Day Gift Giving

·      Do not buy him something that you desire him to be.

·      Do not buy something that requires assembly. 

·      Do not buy something regarding career or self-improvement.

·      Do not get him something that is not his color.   For example, I look sickly in yellow.

·      Do not give him a gift card!  They add bulk to his wallet and or get lost in the trash. 

The DO of Father’s Day Gift Giving

·      Do shower him with meaningful words of encouragement.  He needs it even if he doesn’t say it.

·      Do make cards instead of buying cards.  Take the money you would have spent on a pricey card and give him cash.

·      If overly spending money stresses your husband out like it does me…prove to him how you didn’t spend a lot on his gift by getting something thoughtful or will save you money of the lifetime of the product.  Like home gym equipment or DIY stuff.  Think of something that has a lot of bang for your buck.  I always appreciate that.

Of course, this applies if you want to surprise him.  If he gave you a list, I suggest you stick to the list or play it safe and pick from my Walmart selections.  Tip: there are lots of 2 day shipping options!

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post! All opinions my own.

New Year, New You

Some typical goals are, eat better, discover wholesome foods and recipes, take your vitamins & supplements and drink lots of H20!

But what does that look like for you?

Shop the look:

sneakers // sports bra // leggings with side pockets // zip jacket

Shop me and Reid’s pre-workout from Walmart’s Wellness hub:

If you’re like me, I need a workout outfit to keep me motivated.

I found a great workout outfit at Walmart for a total of $40. I’m loving this hot pink workout bra with lots of comfort and padding.

The leggings have side pockets and suck you in nicely. Hello flattering leggings!

The jacket has pockets and perfect for post workout and washable. Win-win after Levi gets his hands full of oatmeal on me.

Sharing one of my favorite salad dressing recipes with you. I’ll guarantee that you’ll eat more salad once you use this dressing.

Here we go.

Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe can be doubled)

Mince 2 cloves of garlic and add the following ingredients in a small jar with lid:

1/3 cup canola oil (I use avocado oil)

2 T balsamic vinegar

1 t. sugar

1/2 t. salt

Shake vigorously and serve. Store in fridge up to a week.

Walmart has all these ingredients and more, one click away. I even order Reid’s favorite pre-workout from Walmart’s Wellness hub. Whether you use Walmart+ or shop in store, fresh ingredients, and competitive pricing are at your finger tips to achieve those 2021 goals.

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post!

FYI it is 30 days till Christmas day! Before you freak out, rest assured, Walmart has some unbelievably cute boots, sweaters, scarves and 2-day delivery for eligible items. Good news right? I was happy with the quality in the sweaters, scarves and shearling boots. I mean, how cool are these black sherpa boots? I had to get Atalie a pair in white. I clearly had so much fun styling these pieces at Walmart Fashion. Which look is your favorite?

Jeans are $16 and a skinny fit // Two sweaters, a balloon sleeve sweater and cable knit under $25! Wearing a size small // Scarf // Shearling Black Boots fits tts // Sherpa hiking boots fits tts

Walmart has all your gifting needs for everyone on your list. Click the images below:

Big thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post. All opinions my own.

It’s THAT time again, back to school shopping! I’m not lying, I’m kinda looking forward to this chapter. A sense of structure, a fresh beginning and a new bouquet of pencils are all my favorites. How about you? How do you feel about the school season kicking off? While some schools are still uncertain as to IF they are returning in the fall due to the virus, I still think many of us are excited for school season. Our kids are excited for new books, fresh starts, and of course new gear! New gear ALWAYS helps. I remember as a kid being so excited to pick out my new trapper keeper, colorful pens, pencils and folders. Who knew office supplies could be such a buzz? I honestly love these journals from Walmart because my boys can write about something they saw in the yard as there is a portion to draw and write. These little nature journals are inspiring and less than the price of a latte. Let the learning begin!

I ordered some back to school gear, a pool and new clothes for the kids. We just measured Atalie and she is 5’5″! Wow! So I bought her new shirts and shorts.

Love the convenience of ordering and fast shipping. Hurry up and find your next back to school score!

Puma Backpacks // Girls Leopard shorts // School uniform shirts // Pink Sandals // Ice Cream Maker // Inflatable Pool // My Shorts // My Peasant Top // Swimsuit

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post, all opinions my own

Karl Tee // Red Bag // Levi’s Jeans similar I also like these // Booties (shown in taupe) // Blazer

Tee shirt // Jeans // Trench coat // Red bag // Ankle Sandals

Red bag // Sweatshirt // Leather Jacket // Boots // Jeans

Walking around Milan was so much fun last week, but cappuccino’s for breakfast was probably the highlight. While hanging out at our nearby caffe, I styled 3 looks with shoes I ordered from Walmart! I found two booties and a slinky ankle strap sandals. The first pair of booties I wore exploring the Brera Neighborhood and found this cool news stand. The booties are tope with punch out detail. I paired these with ripped denim, sleek blazer and designer tee. I love this red mini purse too! Perfect when traveling light.

The second pair are chelsea boots in cognac. I paired these with my black denim with raw edge hem. I love the cognac and black together. Sipping coffee at this place was a dream by the way.

Lastly, I styled the ankle strap heal with my skinny jeans, classic trench and designer tee. I love mixing the formal heal with jeans and a trench. Totally gives your casual look an upgrade and somehow heals just make me feel stronger. The only downside, is the heel occasionally gets stuck in the traffic grates. City problems. But no reason to shy away. This one packs a lot of bang for the buck.

Walmart has this awesome option of next day delivery. I’m pretty much intrigued by the whole idea. I can order a pair of jeans or this bag, for instance, select next day shipping and boom, it arrives at my house the next day. How do they do that? While I’m not sure how its done, I know I love it. I’m 10 orders in and loving it still. Whatever hasn’t fit or worked for me, I easily printed a return label online for a seamless return. I love how efficient Walmart is with next day shipping and having a variety of items to choose from.

1, 2, 3, Which is your favorite look?

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post!

poncho // jeans // lip pencil “ever” // brow pencil // eyeshadow // snakeskin boots

my cardigan // lunch containers // Wonder Woman tee’s // Wonder Woman backpack // Girl’s Biker Shorts // Women’s biker shorts // Similar tank

The kids are headed BACK TO SCHOOL and with that comes my nemesis, school lunches.  To simplify our busy schedules, I’m sharing a school lunch grocery list and some creative lunch ideas that don’t require utensils and are quick for you to piece together.  Oh and did I mention the kids love it.  I would love to hear some of your ideas, so leave me a comment.

I know getting back to school is daunting for both kids and parents, so please bookmark this post for your next shopping trip.  I’ve linked all these items to Walmart as well, because they have great healthy selections, low prices and some items can be delivered next day.  I’m all about less trips in the car, so this is a huge quality of life win.

Here’s what I look for when buying school lunch items.  Finger foods are great because we save plastic utensils.  As a rule of thumb, provide a protein to fill their bellies during the day, add fresh vegetables with hummus or ranch dressing and lastly dried fruit for dessert.  I’ve learned the hard way to not pack nuts.  Many schools do not allow nuts on campus so don’t waste them and keep them at home.  I also try to avoid filling the kids up with breads so here is a great idea for deli meat.  Take slices of ham and or turkey and roll it.  Then take the bamboo stick and make a kabob.  In between the deli meat add vegetables like cucumber, tomato, pickles or whatever else your kids like.  Think of it like a salad on a stick.  The best part, no dirty dishes for the kids to bring home.  Win, win!

I love expressing my creative side with school lunches and giving the kids something fun and healthy to eat during their school day.  Here’s a shopping list you can copy for your next trip to Walmart! Or use the links below and buy online, taking advantage of their amazing next day shipping (I’ve taken advantage of MANY TIMES) for qualifying items. Before I purchase, I always check the reviews and if the item qualifies for Next Day shipping. Time is a hot commodity as a mom of 5, so if it can arrive ASAP, things run a little smoother.

Do you have a favorite lunch as a kid? share it below!

School Lunches Shopping list:

1)  Deli Meat (Turkey or Ham) Turkey Jerky is good too.

2)  Fresh Vegetables (Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccoli)

3)  Fresh Fruit (Grapes, Apple Slices, Peaches, Mango, Strawberries)

4)  Dried Fruit (Coconut Chips, Dried anything)

5)  Lunch container

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knit poncho // similar black tank underneath // jeans // heels and similar

leopard skirt (under $20!) / similar tank / heels

In the words of one of my readers, “Walmart has stepped it up!”

So many good picks for fall on their site. I’ll admit the site can be overwhelming, so I’ll narrowed down some fall looks for you from knits to denim. Here I styled this turtleneck poncho with black jeans and a tank underneath. I love a good turtleck sweater poncho! Perfect for weekends at Lake Arrowhead. I styled the leopard skirt with a black tank and simple sandals. I can’t believe this skirt is under $20!

I’m loving the “Next Day Delivery” option from Walmart with qualifying orders as well as easy returns. I’ve done both! If I’ve been between sizes, I buy both and return one. All you have to do is print out a return label on their website. Also, I make sure almost every purchase qualifies for Next Day Delivery.

Many of you have already made these $13 sandals sell out more than once!

Whether I’m shopping for fall layers, a sweater, a tank to go underneath, or a pair of sandals, Walmart has surprised me with their convenience, free shipping and wide array of premium brands. Have you checked it out? I even found some things the kids have loved but more on that later!

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post!

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