Jan 26

Family Movie Night In with The Boxtrolls!

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

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With two Preschoolers, especially one with Autism, going out to the movies is honestly more stress than it is worth to me. So perfecting our at-home movie nights has become a welcome tradition in our household. Recently I headed out to our local Wal-Mart to purchase The Boxtrolls on Blu-Ray for a movie night. Jude was especially excited about seeing the movie after watching a preview.

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Of course, no movie night is complete without snacks. I came up with a new fun mixture for this occasion, Movie Night Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Bars. Oh my word, they turned out SO GOOD. If you are a popcorn fan this is a must. Highly recommend using Pop Secret Movie Theater Popcorn for this recipe, I love the 10 count box option available now at Wal-Mart. We eat a lot of Popcorn in this house. (Recipe can be found below)

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Aside finding another excuse for stuffing my face with delicious treats… I find that actually sitting down and watching a new movie with the kids and knowing what it is about more in depth has really helped us to create conversation about the themes that are at play in the movies. It’s a great way to get on their level and discuss positive and negative behaviors in a way that they can understand and visualize in the moment. Jude and Ruby both really enjoyed The Boxtrolls, however Jude seemed especially drawn to it. He even shouted, “I want to go IN the movie!” which I’ve never heard him say before and thought was especially cute. Love making these kinds of memories with my kiddos. I highly recommend buying The Boxtrolls (available at Wal-Mart while supplies last) to watch with your kiddos, such a fun and different movie for kids.

Do you have any family movie night traditions in your house?

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Movie Night Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Ingredients:

-2 Bags Microwave Pop Secret Movie Theater Popcorn (found this at Wal-Mart when I purchased The Boxtrolls!)

-1 stick of butter

-1 small bag of mini marshmallows

-1 cup of your favorite movie watching candy, I used M&Ms

Directions:

1. Melt butter on stove over medium heat, once melted stir in marshmallows until melted and thoroughly blended.

2. Pour popcorn into large bowl and stir in butter/marshmallow mixture.

3. Stir with large spoon until popcorn is evenly coated with mixture.

4. Pour from bowl into greased 9X13 pan.

5. Sprinkle candies on top and press down until popcorn is flattened.

6. Let cool, slice into bars.

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Moto jacket babyGap // skinny jeans & bow booties via H&M.

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Outfit via H&M // hat Children’s Place.

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Jan 14

Tea Collection Spring 2015

Posted by Lookie Boo in Baby Girls, Girls, Toddler Girls

Tea Collection Spring 2015 via Lookie Boo

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


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Hudson Jeans // cardigan Nordstrom // boots H&M

Well, as I’ve stated on my Facebook, Here come all the Basic White Girl’s diet and organization pins. It seems as though as soon as Christmas ends, I get this immediate urge to purge, organize and repeat. Being 34 weeks pregnant with #3 this year has only added to the sensation. It seems as though within the last 4 years since I planned a nursery for Ruby, there are so many more modern options and for all kinds of budgets. Here are some of my favorite picks for organization & storage for kiddos. It seems we can never have enough!

Modern Organization for Littles

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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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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!!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

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