Exercises You Can Do Barefoot

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My family recently went on a 12-day road trip and vacation.  And what did Mrs. Smartypants do when packing for that 12 day road trip?  She FORGOT HER RUNNING SHOES.  For real.  {Insert the face palm} I could NOT believe it when we got to Charleston (10 hours south of our house) and I went to unpack and realized that my running shoes were sitting my … [Read more...]

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Maybelline’s New Nudes Eyeshadow Palette!

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I saw an add for this one recently and have had it on my WANT list!  Love the colors in this new the Nudes Palette Eyeshadow from Maybelline. It's $14.99 retail but UltaBeauty.com has it on sale for $9.99 PLUS if you buy one, you get one at 50% off - get one for a friend or buy two and stash one for yourself when the first one is done!   … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, America! Rockin’ 4th of July Coupon Codes

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For the first time that I can actually remember, we're home over the long 4th of July weekend.  Typically we're at the beach or up in the Adirondacks but we're laying low this weekend and hitting a few BBQs and local parties.  And today... ?  Well, I may have to shop some of these amazing 4th of July coupon codes and sales because there are some … [Read more...]

What Bag Do You Use at the Pool?

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I asked a girlfriend yesterday what hers was and it is the Deluxe Utility Tote ($50) from Thirty One Gifts and I appreciate the functionality of it!  My pool bag is overflowing with toys and towels.  This Utility Tote fits just about everything you need for a day at the pool with the kids.  I kind of totally want one. But then I did quick search … [Read more...]

How-To Set Up a Minecraft Server for Your Kids {SO EASY! Less than 5 minutes!}

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My status on Facebook the other day announced that I was setting up a new Minecraft server for my kids.  I'm no longer amazed at how many kids are playing Minecraft but I was taken back by all the responses of folks either being impressed because they thought I was some kind of tech whiz. It's so amazingly easy that I'm almost embarrassed to … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Herb Garden For Your Kitchen! #brightfuture

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So I'm proud of myself for today's post because I got all crafty & actually made something pretty cool that ISN'T a contender for a PinterestFAIL board! In fact, I kind of love today's post!  It's a follow up from my post in June about Kids Creating a Brighter Future as a part of Unilever's Project Sunlight.  Inspired by the kids who are … [Read more...]

Join the #GoldEmblem Twitter Party TONITE @WhitneyMWS @ClassyMommy @CVS_Extra 8pmET #Prizes!

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With just a couple of days until July 4th (man is this summer flying by already or WHAT!!?), a lot of you are probably thinking about entertaining and food options for BBQs and parties this holiday weekend!  CVS has you covered for some yummy options.  As you guys may or may not know, I'm a huge fan of their Gold Emblem line of snacks.  Super … [Read more...]

Fashion Friday: The Bag That Got Away #FashionFriday

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When Nate was a toddler (he's now 10), I was at a park with him in Florida with my Mom.  We were visiting my parents and my Mom and I had taken Nate for an hour to play at the local playground.  I didn't yet have Cole and I don't remember being pregnant so Nate had to have been 2 or less which means this story is 8 years old.  I'm telling you all … [Read more...]

Home From the Epic Road Trip & the Start of Summer (I’m SCAAAARED!)

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My kids got out of school for the summer on June 13th but I have a feeling that today is going to feel like the real first day of summer.  Why?  For third year in a row, we took off in the afternoon of the 13th for our annual road trip.  We got back yesterday afternoon.  12 days, 1,500 miles and 6 states.  Over the next couple of days I'll be doing … [Read more...]

Having Fun with L’Oreal’s New Makeup Genius App

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Day three of our family road trip and we're in the car from southern North Carolina and heading to Williamsburg, Virginia. GPS puts today's trip at a little over 4 hours. Hubby's cruising to some music, the kids are watching a movie and I'm playing on the iTunes App Store looking for entertainment. I found this free App from L'oreal called … [Read more...]

How Acupuncture Changed My Life

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Friends in my life ask me all the time about acupuncture.  They know I go regularly and have for years.  I find myself talking about it often - it's amazing how many people are curious about it.   Today, I am sharing my own personal journey with acupuncture.  This story spans from over 7 years of going to acupuncture for both infertility, anxiety … [Read more...]

Scout Bags: Perfect Summer Bags

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Have you ever had buyer's remorse? Gotten something home and just been totally down on yourself about WHY you thought you'd want that shirt/wall print/whatever? Done the whole, WHAT WAS I THINKING song and dance? Since I tend to overshop, I'd say I am the queen of it.  But sometimes, I also get  didn't-buy-regret (is there an actual name for … [Read more...]

Red, White & Blue #FashionFriday

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One week 'til the 4th!  Do you have plans?  Weirdly, we don't have huge plans this year.  We're usually at the shore but this will be the first weekend we aren't at the beach (unless we cave and find a hotel last minute). Wherever you are, it's always fun to add some red, white and blue in your wardrobe during the week of the 4th.  Here are 3 … [Read more...]

Les Mils New Program IMMERSIVE FITNESS Looks Amazing! #sponsored #ad

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I have a gym routine. Each day I have a different class I take and I am pretty much a regular depending which day of the week it is. I have one class I double up on weekly because I love it so much - Les Mils BODYCOMBAT. I had taken Kickboxing and other cardio boxing type-classes but when BODYCOMBAT came to my gym two years ago, I was hooked after … [Read more...]

Join @WhitneyMWS @ClassyMommy 4 TONITE 4 a @FarmersGarden by Vlasic Twitter Party! 8pmET #FarmtoJarChat #Prizes

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Are you a pickles fan? Then do I have the party for you? I'm co-hosting a Twitter Party tonight for Farmers Garden by Vlassic pickles. Love these farm fresh pickles that come with all natural ingredients fresh from the farm and straight to your plate.  Everything on the ingredient list is something you can see and identify in the jar! This … [Read more...]

4th of July Round-Up #4thofJuly

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Since I'm currently on vacation (posts coming soon!  Follow me on Instagram for photos of our #familytraveldiary trip in the south), I'm giving a quick throw back post and listing all of the cool 4th of July posts I've had on Mommies Style over the past few years.  We're home next week and I just know the fourth is going to sneak up on me so this … [Read more...]

My Pick For A Maternity Bathing Suit #maternity #pregnancy

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When you are pregnant probably one of the last things you want to do is put on a bathing suit. Because let's be honest, no one feels they look their best while wearing so little while pregnant. But if you are pregnant during the summer months you don't have much of a choice if you want to visit a beach or pool. I also found that I was very limited … [Read more...]

Welcome back, Jen!

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You guys may remember Jen from After the Alter - she posted here on Mommies with Style a couple of years ago. I actually met her at BlogHer in New York when she was pregnant with her first and she's now pregnant with #2! I'm so excited for her - trying for number 2 definitely wasn't easy and I followed her along on her blog and literally shouted … [Read more...]

3 Cute Everyday Looks $50 & Under

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Today is my kids last day of school.  Cue the bipolar "yay" and "oh no!" shout at the same time.  Now that summer's starting in full swing, it's pretty safe to say what I'll be wearing pretty much every day for the next several weeks.  If I'm not in a bathing suit and cover up, I'm in a maxi dress or a maxi skirt and tank top.   Cute comfort! … [Read more...]