Stilettos and Diapers Reviews: November 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Inspired Travel Look, For Less.

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and People StyleWatch and InStyle magazines but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PeopleInStyle

It's really no secret that I have a lot of clothes. I love shopping and keeping up with trends. Even with a pretty loaded closet, I get the "I have nothing to wear" blues on a semi regular basis. Don't we all? I love getting inspired to create new, fresh looks with pieces I already have.

The best way to get that inspiration, is a fantastic magazine. InStyle and People StyleWatch are both filled with hot trends, new looks to try and easy guides to putting looks together. My I love the internet and all, but there's just something about grabbing your page markers and going to town. 

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It hit me, when I was in bed, carefully adding markers to nearly every page, that I didn't have a travel outfit planned. Why? Because I typically don't care, jump in the car looking like a mess and end up embarrassed when we get where we're going. Not this year, I tell ya! In this fantastic guide to holiday looks, included was a "Trip Home" look, which I loved. I also couldn't stop browsing all the fabulous statement sweaters they had listed. 

What came of all those marked pages, was a travel outfit that is comfortable, includes the layering trend that is all over everywhere and best of all? Budget friendly. 
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Boyfriend Jeans: Gap - sale $22.99 | Flannel: Target, Old - $8.98| Sweater: Old Navy - 12.94 (used coupon to make it $7.47) | Shoes: JustFab - $39.95 (50% off your first pair!)| Bag: JustFab - $39.95 | Watch: Target - $16.99 (used a coupon to make it free!)

Grand Total: $119.34 for a look that can take you right from the car or plane, to dinner with your family. Boom! 

Until 12/7 at Target, there is a promotion to get a hearty dose of inspiration for a steal. When you buy 1 InStyle magazine and 1 People StyleWatch in the same order, you'll get a $5 Target gift card! Honestly, both of these December issues are really great. There are tons of holiday looks, including what to wear to Christmas parties, work events and more. Hurry and go snag this deal before 12/7!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Together Time.

I grew up with 2 sisters and was 13 before I had a brother. To say this whole new world of boys has been an adjustment for me, is an understatement. They like to get dirty. They don't care if they eat after touching the toilet. They hate baths. They like creepy crawly things. They fart. It's just totally different from what I grew up in.

I've learned a lot from them both in my 5 1/2 years as a mom. But what doesn't come naturally to me, is activities that are really orientated to them. For some reason, they don't like browsing the Target clearance aisles as much as I do. When we got our TogetherBox in the mail this month, I knew it was a match made in heaven. 

This month, was a Bug Box. A bug "castle", a stuffed worm, a net, a bug grabbing tool and more. The best part was the little book that gives you multiple activities that you can do with the contents of your box. From bug hunting, to bug drawing and even dressing like a bug, the TogetherBox had everything we needed in it for endless hours of family time. 
The boys and I went out in the backyard for a bug hunt. They were so excited to be armed with their tools! Cooper kept an eye out for small bugs on the trees, while Callan stuck to the ground. They gathered leaves and sticks for the bugs home and put them in the "castle".
It was so nice, for me, that they were running around with a mission. They weren't just bolting away from me, they were searching everywhere for a pet bug. 
We saw spiders, ants and lots of other bugs that we took the time to examine, but they really wanted to grab this weird, neon bug we found. It was furry and really cute. Cooper, very proudly put it on his dresser and was so excited to show Daddy when he came home from work. 
I let the boys use the chalk to draw all the different bugs they saw on our hunt. Ever just sit back and watch your kids draw? The way they interpret things is just so fun to see. 

The TogetherBox is a monthly subscription that delivers fun packed boxes right to your door. Each box contains 3-5 unique activities and you'll have everything you need to do them. No searching for anything! Each month is a different surprise theme that is sure to make every child in your family (and you!) happy. 

Want to add some easy to your family time? Try out TogetherBox! Use the code "stilettosanddiapers" for 50% off your first box! What's more than that, is the first 2 people to use the code will get their box free! So hurry over and sign up! 

Make sure to check out TogetherBox on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with all their fun! 

Thank you, TogetherBox, for providing me with the bug box shown in exchange for my honest opinion. We had and continue to have a such fun with it! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

LeapFrog App Toys (The perfect Christmas gift!)

It's no secret that LeapFrog toys are one of those that everyone loves. Parents are happy that they are educational, while still keeping their children occupied and kids love how much fun they are. With Christmas right around the corner, you're going to want to check into a couple of new releases from LeapFrog! 

Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus & Writing App

This breakthrough app toy turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into the ultimate learn-to-write tool. With more than 85 interactive activities, your children will write letters, numbers and work on their drawing skills with the citizens of Doodleberg. I am shocked that in a matter of days since using Mr. Pencil, even my 2 year old is tracing letters perfectly. And it's not just for kids that young. My 5 year old is loving all the different activities as well. He has been writing a few of his numbers backwards and this app is really helping! I love that we can bring the iPad and Mr. Pencil to run errands and the boys are entertained and educated at the same time. 

Creativity Camera Protective Case & App

Insert your iPhone or iTouch into the kid friendly "camera" and your child becomes a pro! They can take pictures, edit them with silly faces go on photo missions, create albums and even play exciting games. Don't worry about handing over your phone, either. It's very secure in the camera case and my sneaky boys can't get it opened by themselves! 

Add these great LeapFrog toys to your shopping list for the holidays. You and your kids will be very happy you did! 

I received these products in part of a campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All opinions are my own. My kids really like these toys. They're playing them right now as I type.