Back To School Shopping For Less Money and Stress!


(I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating)

I think when every parent hears the words "back to school" we all cringe, worried about how much it's going to cost and then starts the stress.

So why not try to alleviate some of that stress and also unburden your wallet?

If that sounds nice to you then Kohl's is where you want to head!

Not only can you find all the hottest trends at really low prices, but you can do one  of my favorite things... stack savings and coupons!!

I recently took my little girl Kohl's and I can honestly say we walked away happy and my nubby was happy with how little it all cost. Laughing

At Kohl’s you can use your Kohl’s Cash coupons and Kohl’s charge card discounts together.

No one else will offer you such awesome discounts combined with really low prices! 

As someone who is incredibly frugal it makes me happy to be getting what I need at a low price, plus be able to walk away with a FREEBIE!! (Kohl’s Cash)

How fantastic is that?!! I spent $100 and got back $20!!! What other store can you get that from? None that I know of.

I love stores that I feel appreciate me as a customer, and I definitely feel that way with Kohl's.

Kohl’s wants to accommodate its customers and maximize your savings.

Kohl's has all you need for preschoolers to teens and everything in between. They also have everything you need for kiddos in need of uniforms.

I found a large selection to help you get the right uniforms at a good price. 

They also have trendy clothes that your kids will love!

Below is what we got for my little girl and she was one happy camper! We found Hello Kitty, awesome lunchboxes, and matching dollie and me outfits!

We wouldn't have been able to get even half of this if it weren't for Kohl's

I used a 25% off and Kohl's cash that I already had after I made my purchase I got $20 Kohl's cash!

She was so excited about all that we got, once we got home all she wanted to do was a fashion show. lol

The next day she kept asking her friends if they wanted to see what she got.

She has the funniest expressions. Laughing With how much we can save we will definitely be doing all of our back to school shopping every year at Kohl's!


Fitness Tip Friday: Do you have the right sneaks? 7 Awesome Tips to get you the right shoes! Plus My KURU Shoe Review!


I thought today I would cover a crucial part of your workout and the very first thing you should take care of before you even start to workout.

Your shoes are either going to be your best friend or your worst enemy.

You shouldn't buy kicks that hurt, bottom line! "Your shoes should feel comfortable from the first step".

Follow these 7 steps to help you find the right pair:

:: Shop in the evening—your feet swell during the day and stop in the late afternoon, so you want to shop when they're at their biggest.

:: Also make sure the sneaks are a little roomy—enough so that you can wiggle your toes, but no more than that.

:: They should be comfy from the get-go, they'll be even more so once you have a good 20 to 40 miles on 'em.

:: If you want to use your shoes for a specific activity, i.e. tennis, running, etc., get a shoe designed for that specific sport.

It’s going to provide better support and flexibility in the areas specific to the movement you’ll be doing.

For instance, tennis shoes provide better side to side support while running shoes provide more front and back support.

You’ll also find a difference in flexibility between certain types of shoes.

:: Find a shoe that fits the shape of your foot. A shoe with proper support should feel snug all over.

This means the insole is absorbing the pressure, not your foot. If you can’t find a shoe with enough support, get orthotic inserts.

This is especially important if you already experience foot pain. For severe foot pain, you should be fitted for a customized orthotic by your doctor.

:: Find a shoe that fits how you run. This is actually usually determined by the shape of your feet; specifically how high your arches are.

Overpronators’ feet roll inward as they run. They often have flat feet and should buy shoes marked for stability or motion control.

Supinators’ feet roll outwards as they run. The usually have high arches and should look for shoes marked as flexible or cushioned.

If you have normal feel that don’t roll when you run, you can buy a variety of shoes.

:: Consider where your shoes will be used. If you’re running through the woods, you’ll require a different amount of traction than if you’re playing tennis or volleyball on a court.

Be sure to check the tread and see if it is appropriate for your needs. Good shoes will feel comfortable as soon as you put them on.

Follow these tips and you will be set!!

And speaking of finding the perfect shoe... I recently was sent a pair of KURU Chicane shoes and all I can say is... they are AMAZING!

I knew the moment I slipped these bad boys on, I was going to be in love!

Here are just a few of the amazing features of these shoes:

:: Great Fit - proprietary asymmetric tongue design follows the top-line of the foot for a better, more adjustable fit

:: Integrated Heel & Arch Support - innovative insole includes a varus wedge with seamless arch support for an incredibly healthy stride
Durable rand for stability and abrasion resistance

:: Protection from the Elements - Fully gusseted tongue keeps debris, water and dust out of your shoes

:: Secure Laces - kRibs™ Lacing System wraps the webbing around the foot for a sock-like fit

:: Amazingly Comfortable - anatomical KuruSole™ midsole chassis gives all-day comfort for the trail

:: Breathable - moisture wicking liners

:: Good Grip - high-grade, rubber cupsole outsole construction offers large lugs for excellent traction and long life (non-marking)

:: Nature's Cushioning - orthotic HeelKradl™ in footbed cups your heel as nature intended

:: Nubuck Leather Uppers - Nubuck finish leathers for superior comfort and durability along with luxurious, full-grain nubuck leather uppers (Riveter Black) for superior fit
Mesh Uppers - (Black/Heliotrope) Mesh upper for improved breathability and warm-weather performance

I have had mine for a couple of weeks now and they are still as comfortable as the first day I put them on.

I love the grip, whether I am just walking around the store or hiking up a trail I feel grounded and have no worries about slipping.

Which is good because I have a tendency of being a little klutzy. Laughing

One of the features I really loved about these shoes is the orthotic HeelKradl not only does it make my heels feel fantastic but as a mom I make shortcuts and one of them has become not tying my shoes anymore. I know it's silly but it's just what I do.

And with the heels having so much support these are super easy to slip on.

The Chicane follows the curve of your instep allowing it to adapt to even more foot shapes. In addition, a smartly placed tongue gusset keeps debris and gunk away from your feet. The Chicane keeps you moving on the trail, across town and even on vacation without any blisters or hot spots.

I would highly recommend heading over to their site right now and checking them out!

KURU is transforming comfort and they will also transform your view of fitness shoes!

Disclosure: Kuru Footwear provided me with a pair of shoes for me to try; they did not pay me to write this post. All opinions are my own.


Review Of The Micro-Fleece SleepSack! Plus a Giveaway!!


Reminder: Don't forget to enter this little giveaway!

I love Halo products and they recently asked me if I would like to try one of their SleepSaks, I thought the only ones they had were for babies and my youngest baby is already 18 months old and I knew I wouldn't be able to cram him into one.

But they informed me that they have them for toddlers too! So I was really excited, because I knew this is something my little girl would love!

She always has to have a blanket, so I knew she would love basically having a permanent one she could wear all the time!

Little did I know how much she would like it! She was so excited that she was getting what she thought was a gift before Christmas and her excitement got greater once she put the SleepSak on! She started running around like crazy and I could barely grab this picture of her!

She thought it was just the coolest thing! She looked like a cute little Grimace (McDonald's) Laughing.

And the best part... she stays completely warm at night! My Husband's form of being cheap isn't using coupons, but instead turning down the heat as much as possible, so we all walk around freezing! lol

And kids have a hard time keeping blankets on, so I am so glad she has a SleepSak!

It keeps her really warm without restraining her in any way! They might look a little funny, but they work!

And now you can have one too!! One lucky winner will grab a HaloSak of your choice! This giveaway will end on 12/13 so hurry and enter!!


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