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Ruby: dress & boots H&M // jacket by Design History. Jude: Jeans H&M // Jacket Cherokee // shoes TOMS.

With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:

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Xbox One is the place for games.

What is Xbox One?

Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device. Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps. With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.

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JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones- Sweat proof ergonomic design. With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

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Garmin and TomTom

Feauting bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates. Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates. Voice Recognition Technology.

· Garmin 52LM

o 5.0” display

o Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o Lane assist with junction view

o Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o Spoken turn-by-turn directions

· Garmin 2597LMT

o 5.0” display

o Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o Lane assist with junction view

o Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o Spoken turn-by-turn directions

· TomTom Go 50s

Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Truth be told, I’m kind of known around my house as the psycho who has to photograph everything. Since my kids will only be this little once, I’m totally okay with this title.

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Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

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• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Tis the season to be shopping! I’ve made a small list of some of my favorite new products & brands I discovered this year!

Lookie Boo Gift Guide 2014 Baby & Kiddos

For Babes & Tots: 1. Skip Hop Toys, Mealtime Kits, Diaper Bags, etc!  Skip Hop products meet or exceed all applicable standards for product safet. This includes physical/mechanical standards, as well as recent legislation regarding chemicals and minerals such as BPA, lead and Phthalates. 2. aden + anais Muslin blankets, swaddles & lovies! From the breathability and natural give to the softness and durability, aden + anais aims to bring global awareness of cotton muslin and all of its benefits. 3. Lalabu Soothe Shirt Easy to use pouch calms newborns. Built-in nursing bra for convenient breastfeeding. Perfect for all seasons – stylish enough to wear alone, light enough to wear under layers. Soft, wrinkle free fabric. Made in the USA. 4. Redbubble’s Unique Baby One-Pieces & T-Shirts Redbubble’s Kids clothes are beautiful soft, 100% cotton and ethically sourced, sweatshop-free apparel. Available in a kaleidoscope of colors and sizes ranging from 3 months to 12 years. 5. ClickN Kids Tablet 2 The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 comes with more than 30 premium pre-loaded games including Talking Tom 2 and Talking Ginger, Diversion & Team Awesome. The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 also comes exclusively with CNK Digital’s new educational apps including its newly launched SmartRunners™ phonics and math endless runner games, Learn2Write – Start2Finish™ and the multi-award winning Looney Tunes™ Phonics program. ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 Features: Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat)- 7”, 1024 x 600 resolution, capacitive multi-touch screen- HD quality display, 16.9 aspect ratio- 1.2 GHz Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2520 1GB RAM 8GB onboard storage memory, up to 32GB additional memory via micro SD card slot- 5GB of Cloud storage with Google Drive- Front facing webcam (3 MP), Rear facing webcam (2MP), with microphone- Built-in Wi-Fi- Micro USB port- 5-8  hours of battery life (3600 maH battery). 6. Augie & Lola Modern Baby Must-haves  Handmade in the USA, Augie & Lola offers an array of modern, unique and inspiring essential baby products. Tons of customizable options to suit every style & price range.

 

Lookie Boo Gift Guide 2014 for Mama

My Wish List 2014: 1. SOL REPUBLIC RELAYS RELAYS are SOL REPUBLIC’s award-winning sports headphone that keeps up with you. Our patented FreeFlex™ technology provides a seamless, adaptable fit that’s easy to put in and won’t fall out. From the gym to the street, from the train to the slopes, RELAYS are the first sports headphones you will want to wear all day. 2. Urban Decay’s Naked on the Run Palette A limited-edition, all-in-one travel palette loaded with exclusive eye shadows, blush, bronzer, lip gloss, and mascara—everything needed for a complete Naked makeup look. 3. Kate Spade Satchel Handbag High quality leather handbags with an exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. 4. Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Complete home cleaning has never been so convenient! This vacuum cleans where others can’t, with unprecedented versatility and under furniture reach. Fingertip Controls allows seamless transition from hard floors to carpet cleaning. Some highlights include: Rotator® power nozzle with motorized brush that deep cleans and reaches further under furniture. Powerful LED headlights on the nozzle and handle to improve visibility under furniture or in dark, hard-to-see spaces. Fingertip Controls for easy transitions between hard floors, carpet and area rugs. Hard Floor Genie™ bare floor attachment picks up large debris and fine dust in one easy step. Extra-long 30 foot power cord provides maximum range for cleaning large spaces. Specialized tools to offer versatility in cleaning include a premium pet power brush, upholstery tool, flexible crevice tool and canister caddy.

 

What is on your wishlist this year?!

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Moto jacket Design History // blouse Carter’s // jeans babyGap & boots H&M.

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Adorable heartbreaker Lana is our #lookieboo of the Day! Thanks to her Mama @jenneyxsmith for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

Dec 09

#DisneyKids Play date!

Posted by Lookie Boo in Dress Up, Jude Dylan, Ruby Mae

We got together over our Thanksgiving break with some of our favorite buddies to host a #DisneyKids play date! Thanks to Disney for sending us an awesome box of fun to help us show our Disney Side!

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Thank you to Sean Greeley Photography!

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Adorable Ronin is our #lookieboo of the Day! Reppin’ a Hatch for Kids tee. Thanks to his Mama @its_mrsgordon for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

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Handsome Benny is our #lookieboo of the Day! Thanks to his Mama @kelseyweiss for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

Nov 29

Black Friday Shopping with Capital One 360!

Posted by Lookie Boo in Sponsors

Capital One 360

How do you survive the Holidays while maintaining a financial peace of mind? No really, can you please tell me how? It seems like every year, as much as we try to avoid it, the Holidays come and unfortunately so does the financial stress. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and lose sight of the goals we’ve set to help us achieve financial peace of mind. My husband and I have been discussing what we can do NOW to set ourselves up for financial success in 2015. One of the ways I am trying to organize this venture is by establishing a “family budget binder” and keeping better records of where our money goes and where we can trim and add more to savings. There are lots of great free budget sheets available online, so I didn’t have to spend anything to help myself get organized, which is a plus! Another way I am trying to plan for a successful 2015 is by coming up with a bi-weekly savings transfer plan. Small amounts add up and skipping a trip or two to coffee and putting the money aside instead would definitely add up by the time the Holidays arrive at the end of the year! I’m hoping setting these tools in place early in the year will help us to avoid the January Financial Hangover next year! Once the Thanksgiving celebrations are done, be sure to add Capital One 360’s Black Friday Sale to your shopping list. Visit Capital One 360 to give yourself the lasting gift of financial peace of mind by taking advantage of Capital One 360’s deals on banking, brokerage and mortgage products.

Capital One 360 is offering some great Black Friday Sale offers to help customers in planning their 2015 success! Right now, open a Capital One 360 Checking or Savings account and earn $100. Refer a friend: Share the love & get $40. Share Builder: Get a gift of $150 when you open and fund an account with $5,000. Have more to invest? Get up to $1,250. Home Loans: Knock $1,250 off closing costs when you buy a new home or refinance your mortgage with us. Capital One 360 products are designed to save consumers time and money. From online to our mobile app, Capital One 360 is with customers 24/7. Capital One 360 Checking and 360 Savings are fee-free and earn interest. Capital One 360 offers remote deposit capture with Capital One 360’s CheckMate tool and make savings a snap with the Automatic Savings Plan. In addition to taking advantage of deals on banking, brokerage and mortgage products yourself, you can give your friends and family the gift of financial peace of mind by encouraging them to take advantage of the deals and refer them to the sale. If they sign up, you may be eligible for a $40 referral bonus. Check out these deals and more at Capital One 360.

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I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday! I’m still soaking up the lazy day mentality with the kids by staying in fleece and sweats as much as the day allows. We have been waiting for rainy days for quite awhile here in California with the drought, so I am enjoying every droplet while the weather allows. There is something so cozy and relaxing about cuddling up in a nice pair of sweats and watching football or a Holiday movie with the kids on a rainy day. It’s a pregnant woman’s dream! Especially with all of these leftovers. I think people would be surprised how comfortable the kids and I dress when we are not out and about. Maybe its because of the amount of glitter and bows Ruby and I are usually adorned in? Or Jude’s endless collection of bow-ties and vests? But I can promise you, when we are at home, we like to take full advantage of our comfy clothes! Especially on Thanksgiving weekend. How are you and your family spending your long Holiday weekend? I hope its been mostly filled with carbs, sugar and relaxation! If you’re family is like us, check out these cute and comfortable (and tag-less) looks from Hanes, fleeces for the whole family!

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Hanes sweats and fleeces are great looking, comfortable quality wardrobe staples for the entire family. One of the benefits for myself is that they are cozy and warm without looking bulky and frumpy. I especially love the two-tone hoodies for girls! Especially the teal and pink (obviously).  I like that in addition to fun designs and bright colors, Hanes offers quality basic colored hoodies and sweatshirts in my favorites such as black, grey, navy, white, etc. The kids love that they are completely tag-less! These looks and more are available at Hanes.com and mass retailers.

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Now back to pie and online shopping! Enjoy your weekend!!

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Adorable Kaydence is our #LookieBoo of the Day! Thanks to her Mama @andrealynn0808 for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

I’ve spoken pretty freely about my passion for NFL Football, specifically the 49ers. An essential part of watching games for my husband and I is finding the biggest, nicest HD TV we can to watch the games. It makes it so much more exciting, like you are right there in the game. The LG OLED available at Best Buy is the ultimate swoon worthy TV I’ve ever seen.

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What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

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LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

·         Find content faster with webOS

124451_Img_Pencilthin.jpgAvailable at Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500). 

he reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Holiday Family Photos Outfit InspirationLet the outdoors pop with these mellow, easy feeling outfits. Find these items at H&M.

Tracking PixelThank you to Munchkin LATCH for sponsoring this post, I’m excited to share this product with you!

It’s no secret that I’m pregnant with baby number three, Ozzy James, coming January 2015. This pregnancy was a surprise, but truly a blessing. Besides the whole… still taking Zofran at 28 weeks part. But, I digress. Since its been almost 4 years since I was pregnant, it’s fascinating how many new modern baby products have launched! I feel like its almost overwhelming how many new great products are out for babes that didn’t exist when I had my Ruby Goo. One of these amazing new products is the Munchkin LATCH bottle, its extremely innovative.

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One of the first things I noticed about the LATCH bottle when it arrived at my house, is how the nipple “pulls” when baby suckles, the same way a breast does when nursing. I am very much a proud supporter of breastfeeding. I fought very hard to be able to nurse Ruby for the first year, it was very challenging but so worth it. It’s always hard as a nursing Mama to know when to introduce bottle feeding, what brand to use, etc. The Munchkin LATCH bottle was specifically designed to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. This is one of the reasons I was so happy to find the Latch bottles, it helps to eliminate confusing for babe! Proper latch is achieved when mom’s nipple reaches all the way back to baby’s soft palate. The accordion-style nipple on LATCH stretches like the breast, helping baby latch easily and correctly. Experts agree the best transition occurs when bottle flow and mother’s flow match. Developed with Lactation Consultants, the LATCH bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base. And the LATCH Stage 1 nipple flow is specifically designed with a reduced rate to mimic the breast. Stage 2 and 3 are also available, allowing you to increase the flow as your baby grows.

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One of the only down sides of nursing was that Michael, my husband, really wanted opportunity’s to bond with the kids and I wasn’t sure whether or not bottle feeding would take away from my ability to nurse. Eventually I got over it when lack of sleep took over and allowed Michael to give Ruby a bottle before he went to bed after me, allowing me to get longer stretches of sleep at night.  When breastfeeding, baby controls the flow of milk by applying pressure to the base of mom’s nipple. The LATCH bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base. The LATCH bottle is BPA Free.

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LATCH features a smart anti-colic valve in the bottom which allows for breast milk to flow while ensuring air bubbles do not travel through. While feeding, the accordion-style nipple flexes as baby moves her head. This allows baby to maintain her latch, thus decreasing ingestion of air. There is little as sad in the world as an unhappy baby. Anything we can do to prevent this as parents is imperative. When showing the bottles to Michael, I explained that they helped mimic breastfeeding in  a new way and he excitedly said, “Oh, cool!” Even they know.

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Want to give the Munchkin LATCH bottle a try? The LATCH system is available at Babies R’ Us!

You can enjoy free shipping at Munchkin.com with the purchase of a LATCH bottle or pacifier using the code LOVELATCH, which will expire 12/31/14 (one per customer; U.S. residents only).

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Watch Jude & Ruby as they test out the Munchkin LATCH bottles for their brother.

This Express Yourself post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign.

 

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Adorable mini fashionista Hazel is our #lookieboo of the Day! Thanks to her Mama @sararecord for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

H&M Winter 2014 Kids New Arrivals

Love these looks for family photo outfits!

Shop these and more at H&M

TOMS for Target Kids Preview

Preview the full TOMS + Target Collection

Available in stores Sunday November 16th 2014

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Jude: Shirt Cherokee via Target // jeans H&M // shoes TOMS. Ruby: Polo & headband by French Toast (cutest Uniform stuff everrrrrr) // skirt Carter’s // shoes Target.

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I’m so excited to share with you my new favorite way to color my hair professionally- at home! Madison Reed offers nutrient-rich at-home hair color and hair care products that are free of gluten and harsh chemicals like ammonia, resorcinol, added paraben and PPD. As a paranoid pregnant person, I love that Madison Reed offers salon hair color and hair care you can do at home that is better for you. Their long-lasting formulas are packed with rich nutrients like keratin, argan oil and ginseng root extract for stronger, shinier and healthier hair. No longer sacrifice your health for beautiful hair. Smaller color molecules, called micropigments, create a gentler coloring process that doesn’t require ammonia to aggressively open the hair cuticle to deposit the color the way other dyes do. Our formula has no pungent smell, leaves hair stronger and allows it to hold color longer.

I knew I was in for a better experience right away once I visited the Madison Reed website and found that I could consult on which hair color to order three different ways: the online Color Adviser, Color Translator or mobile app. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to hair, especially picking the correct hair dye color, so I found this extremely beneficial. This process takes into account current hair color, texture, length, thickness, etc to ensure your package arrives perfectly customized for your mane. I knew I wanted to take my hair a little bit darker, as I have a baby on the way and want something easier to maintain. Plus, I usually like to go a little darker in the winter time. Using the color adviser tool, it clearly showed me which shades would work best with my current hair.

I ordered my color kit on a Wednesday and received it by Friday, I was very impressed with how quickly it arrived. I’m not a very patient person, obvi. When I opened my kit, I was instantly impressed with how, beautiful it was. That probably sounds weird to call a hair dye kit beautiful, but it was.

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Even my husband (who is my at-home hair color assistant) was impressed with how much the kit includes! I loved the thought put into it, especially that it includes barrier cream, two sets of gloves and a cap! Things I always forget about until I’m mid color and then begin to panic. The quality of the products is evident in the way it smelled upon beginning my color. You know what I’m talking about, that rich spa/salon smell? Not often dying your hair smells good.

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Want to give Madison Reed a try? I have an exclusive 50% off offer for my readers! Visit Madison Reed and enter BETTERCOLOR at checkout to receive 50% off your first purchase!

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Jean jacket babyGap // jeans H&M // shoes TOMS.

If you are obsessed with finding the latest and greatest baby products like I am, you have to check this one out!

Twist feeding system

Pump, store, organize, warm, and feed using the same pouch! The Kiinde Twist™ system completely eliminates the need to transfer precious milk from bottles to bags and back again!

A revolutionary new twist on infant breast milk feeding, the Kiinde Twist™ feeding system allows you to directly pump from ANY pump into breastmilk storage pouches with leak-proof, twist-locking caps. You can then label, organize, store, warm, and feed from that same pouch – without ever having to transfer precious breast milk from bottles to bags. Collapsible pouches completely eliminate gas from your baby’s meal, and Active Latch™ nipples are designed to teach natural breastfeeding behaviors that ease the transition between bottle and breast.

 

For more information and more visuals of product, visit Kiinde!

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Linge Shoes has created the most comfortable footwear option for babies and kids all ages. Linge means, “the line presented by the dancer’s body” in Italian ballet.  By combining the classic line of the traditional ballet slipper with bright, stylish colors; Linge Shoes are the perfect staple ballet flat for every little one’s wardrobe. The softest leather bottoms and flexible ankle strap are the perfect footwear for your toddler when learning to take their first steps and the bright color options will appeal to all growing girl’s sense of adventure and individuality.

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