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...]

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...]

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


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...]

Bright & Fun Spring Acccessories, All Under $50

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I know I should start focusing on summer soon but I feel like we've all been short changed with spring - it came late after that nasty winter so I want to relish in the nice weather (finally!) and some fun, bright spring colors! I went with Spring Accessories for this week's Fashion Friday - here's 10 fun BRIGHT picks that are all under $50. … [Read more...]

Beautiful Bags & Accessories from Spartina 449 on @Zulily – AMAZING prices!

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Trying to control myself but I had to feature some of these beautiful bags and accessories that are available on Zulily this week from Spartina 449 - totally reasonable prices and just gorgeous styles and prints, no? Gold & Cream Signature Cartouche Bracelet, normally $48 but $21.99 on Zulily Orange & Brown Maggioni Shoulder Bag, normally … [Read more...]

Desperately Seeking… A Cute Backpack.

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Anyone ever noticed the lack of cute backpacks for Moms?  I'm a huge fan of the concept of a backpack.  I love being hands free - especially when I'm traveling but even just in every day life. Last year, I bought this Vera Bradley backpack for a trip to Disney World.  It's cute for sure and I have used it a BUNCH since I got it last year - so … [Read more...]


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Today I'm drooling over this Michael Kors Hamilton Large Canvas Tote.  But it's $298 at Macys.com.  Gonna watch it for a few days because Macy's often has good coupon codes (although they aren't always good on Michael Kors stuff).  Isn't it so pretty?  Love the teal stripe instead of the traditional navy for a fun springtime color! Clearly I'm … [Read more...]

Beyond Diaper Bags with Petunia Pickle Bottom for the #Holiday #FashionFriday

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The mecca of all diaper bags when I had kids in diapers was Petunia Pickle Bottom.  I thought they had the most gorgeous diaper bags (They still do!) and I was always wanting one.  I never did get one but what I coveted was a bag from the Petunia Cake Collection.  Beautiful, right?  But once my kids were out of diaper bags, I promptly wrote off … [Read more...]

Fall Bags #FashionFriday

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Always jonesing after a new bag, I was in the mood to put together a list of some fun bags to buy this fall.  I tried to keep the selection price-friendly.  I think I'd totally trash the white on this bag but isn't it beautiful? Ivanka Trump Tote, $90.99 at 6pm.com This Michael Kors tote is a gorgeous pomegranate color!   Get it on … [Read more...]