Save That Money!

September 16, 2019 at 8:03 pm (Mom Stuff) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m sure you all try to save money, especially if you are a parent! Kids are expensive, am I right?! So I love finding new ways to save and still be able to do the things we want and have the things we need. And I found a new, awesome way!

Kids on 45th! You’ve got kids? You like to keep them clothed but also like to keep your money? Yeah, you need to check them out! 😅

This is a mama-founded company that’s all about helping mamas like you save money (yay!) and time (yes!) on your kiddos’ everyday clothes. They ship “surprise” boxes of gently-used (and some new with tags) clothes to moms around the country for super-low prices (items start at $1.99 and max out at $12.99 for a winter coat!).

They were so kind and generous to gift my boys a box to try. We are definitely going back for more.

My favorite part? That they customized the items to my kiddos. I could specify what we do or do not want and even what types of things or colors my boys like or don’t. We said we like camo and animals. And look what they sent! Spot on!!

They even have a ‘Happiness Policy’! They build a surprise box of clothes tailored to your kiddo’s style, but if there is ever an item you are not in love with, two taps on your device will get you a credit for the item.

I love the low prices. You can get quality kids clothes for cheap! They have sizes newborn to 14/16 clothes, all in excellent condition. Prices start at $1.99 for baby items and max out at $12.99 for big kid jackets! You get free shipping when you spend $65 too. And, there is no subscription needed and no styling fees. You get what you need ans that’s it!

I love that this saves me time along with money! No trip to the mall needed. Two minutes for online shopping was all that I needed. I didn’t have to search and scour at retailers, thrift racks, or pages cans pages online. No coupon hunting. And no gas spent. You don’t even have to get dressed. 🤣

One more plus? This is green! We all want to reuse and reduce are footprint here. This is another way!

So, my verdict? We are Kids on 45th shoppers for life. Truly. We are so tickled about our experience and cannot wait to make more orders!

Xx

Jess

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We were gifted a box of clothes in exchange for a review of the service, but all opinions expreases are our own!

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Teen Bedroom Redo

November 9, 2018 at 10:10 pm (Home Changes and Additions, Our New House) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So, I’ve mentioned that this new-to-us old house is in pretty ugly shape and that we have been redoing all the rooms bit by bit. One of the rooms that hadn’t gotten any love since we moved in was Jordin’s room. Check out these dingy, bland, old lady looking photos:

We hadn’t even hung anything on the walls because we knew we wanted to paint. Poor girl! Plus, the rooms all need to have more outlets put in (how is one outlet nearly enough?!) and overhead lights with switches added (hello?!). Needless to say, she was not thrilled in her set up. But, enter her 16th birthday, and we had the perfect excuse to make ourselves get the room beautified and surprise her with completely glammed out digs. Annnd… after:

Ta da! Total teen girl. Her jaw dropped. Win!

This was the mint turquoise color she had picked for her bedroom at our previous house and she was really wanting it again. It is super pretty, and not quite as bright in person. She also loves pink and peach. I added some navy to calm and tie the colors in and some gold hints for glam factor. Sounds busy. Totally goes.

Some old, some new, plenty of Hobby Lobby help. She wanted a little girly and a little rustic. She also wanted “fairy lights” so fairy lights she got.

We can’t change the brown furniture (it was her grandmas), and new carpet isn’t going to happen just yet, so working with what you’ve got sometimes has to just work… but…

Truly I love how it turned out. Dont tell her but Santa is thinking about a rug and a chandelier, along with new knobs for the drawers. 😍

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Snow!

December 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s that time of year again! Snow! Yesterday was a snow day for me.  The office was closed, so I was paid to stay home, wrap Christmas presents, watch White Christmas, and drink hot chocolate!  Well, I did some boring chores, too.  Today it’s back to work, and it is freeezing outside!  Here is a quick snapshot of my new snow boots to keep me warm and dry when visiting clients, and one of my drive to see a client today.  Those country roads can be soo pretty (and annoyingly slippery!)

Beautiful!

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Shoe Dreaming

December 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Today I am shoe dreaming.  Actually most of them are boots.  But, everywhere I turn I’m drooling over another pair of kicks.  Check out these gorgeous boots:

http://fashionbombdaily.com/2009/12/04/rip-the-runway-balmain-vs-aldo/

I love them both!  I’m in trouble this season… 🙂

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Owls Make A Comeback

January 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I recently found a necklace in a box of childhood stuff that I used to use as dress-up jewelry when I was a kid. The necklace is a large owl. It was so weird and interesting when I was little that I had to get the necklace out and do some research. Come to find out, the necklace was very popular in the 70’s. Many designers had versions of the owl pendant necklace, each looking a bit different. The sad part, however, is that my owl is missing it’s feet. The parts are connected with rings, and mine has fallen apart. I have the body, but need to reattach it. Maybe with some more searching I can find his poor missing feet. Here is what mine currently looks like.

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I think the necklace is so cool even without the body that I am determined to wear it! Here is a vintage owl with his whole body intact, but in a more silevr color:

A little more research led me to find that these necklaces are regaining popularity, both vintage and reproductions. Etsy has some versions for sale:

Ebay also has many versions for sale:

So, go ahead, jump on this owl bandwagon- again! 🙂

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All Dressed Up

January 13, 2009 at 9:56 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Last weekend was the annual Red Ribbon Dinner and Great Art Auction.  The dinner is a fund-raiser for HIV/AIDS.  The company I work for puts the dinner on every year, and it is a huge deal, so, of course, Tony and I got to go this year!  Here is the outfit I put together.  Fun for cocktails and partying, but also professional:

The dress I picked- wish I could wear this everyday!

The dress I picked- wish I could wear this everyday!

The ring to match the belt on the dress.

The ring to match the belt on the dress.

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Not the best picture of us, but you get to see the outfits! 🙂

We just had fun being dressed up and out on the town for a night.  We even bid on some art, but got outbid in the last minute.  Aw.

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