Boogie Wipes: Why didn’t I think of that first?

Sometimes the simplest invention can transform your life. I often see a product and think to myself, sale “Why didn’t I think of that first?” Case in point: BOOGIE WIPES.

My 13 month old has had a constant runny nose since birth. I’ve taken her to more than one doctor to make sure nothing is wrong with her. (There’s not.) She is just a snotty kid. And now that her back teeth are coming in, pill the snot is flowing with abandon.

Boogie Wipes is sending me free samples of Boogie products –a thank you from the Boogie Wipes team for simply helping them spread the word. Baby Girl will be so happy. #NannyNoseBest

#GiftGuides: Reebok FuryLite Shoes

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I wear athletic shoes almost daily. No high heels for me. Comfort first. So on my Christmas wish list is the Reebok FuryLite.

Reebok has done an impressive job with their FuryLite shoes. Descended from the iconic Reebok Insta Pump Fury, about it this fashion-forward sneaker combines cutting-edge architectural elements and sleek design. The synthetic mesh upper offers breathable, pulmonologist lightweight, esophagitis full-foot comfort and the low-cut design makes for quicker foot transitions and ankle freedom. And I love the 3D Ultralite outsole. It creates a cloud-like feel with each strike of the pavement.

Reebok has made new updates to the FuryLite, taking the sneaker staple to a new level. Here are a few examples for kids and adults alike:

#GIFTGUIDES: Gifts that give all year long

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Christmas decorations are already in the stores (and it’s not even Halloween yet), so I guess that means that I need to start thinking about what gifts to give my family and friends this year. We draw names with my family, and I somehow always end up with my Dad. He is so hard to buy for! So this year, I’m researching “gift a month” options. I think gifts that surprise me every month are so much fun. Here are a few interesting ones that I have found for everyone on your gift list:

Scent Trunk sends your guy a box of custom scents tailored to his unique tastes for $18/month.
Root Bizzle is a tie a month club. (AK Valley would love this!) $25/month and cancel at any time.RootBizzle Tie Club

With Groovy Lab in a Box, you will receive boxes full of everything you need to learn about and do hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Starting at $23.95/month.Lunar Launch and STEMists
Buddy Box is a monthly care package for kids’ faith that gets them excited about growing their relationship with Jesus. Starts at $22.99/month.

Nerd Block is a toy subscription box for nerds. (This might belong in the Dad category.) Starting at $13.99/month. Nerd Block
Green Kid Crafts sends monthly boxes of discovery and experiments for ages 3-10. You can even get your first box free! Boxes start at $17.95 there after.

Hamptons Lane sends you curated artisan ingredients, kitchen tools and recipes to make a complete meal such as Spanish Tapas or Coastal Seafood Boil. Box prices vary (around $50ish).

Hatchery offers a monthly box of small-batch ingredients and condiments for the cook in your family. Bundles start at $31.Hatchery Tasting Box
Love with Food offers monthly boxes of all-natural snacks. They even have a gluten-free box. Starting at $7.99/month. 40% off 1st Tasting Box
Veestro sends plant-based, chef-prepared meals each month. The Starter Pack Special is 12 meals plus cookies for $99.
UrthBox sends organic, non-GMO snacks monthly. Starting at $12.99.Healthy Snacks Delivered Monthly

Faithbox is a monthly box subscription that ships items to inspire and strengthen your faith. Boxes start at $17/month. Now 10% off.Faithbox - Embrace Your Faith Today!
Julep Maven is a monthly beauty products and nail polish box. Get your first box free, then $24.99 a month. October Birthstone Welcome Box Offer

Bean Box sends a half pound of freshly-roasted whole bean coffee, tasting notes, roaster profiles, brewing tips, and an artisan chocolate. Starting at $17/month. Bean Box Coffee Subscription
Art of Tea offers a variety of handcrafted teas starting at $15/month.

Bulu Box offers samples of vitamins, supplements and healthy snacks each month. The boxes are $10/month.The THRIVE Experience is a premium lifestyle plan, to help individuals experience and reach peak physical and mental levels. I’ve personally been using Thrive for just over a year, and I love how I feel using the 3 steps every morning. $150/month on autoshipthrive_foundslide2Bestowed will send someone you care about a monthly delivery of the best healthy food and snacks. Starting at $20/month.Bestowed


The Original Craft Beer Club. Need I say more? $39/month. 300x250 new banner
The California Wine Club (might just be my personal favorite) sends wine every month. (Cue the hallelujah chorus.) Boxes start at $39.95.
Plonk Wine Club — 2, 4 or 12 bottles (case) delivered to your or your gift recipient’s doorstep every month. From $49.99.

What gift a month clubs have you tried before and liked (or disliked)? I’d love to hear your feedback.

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Outlets of Little Rock opens today [review]

IMG_1899Last night I was lucky enough to shop at the new Outlets of Little Rock preview event. Let me tell you — I am thrilled that this mall is finally open! And it did not disappoint. They have a wonderful selection of stores from kid’s clothing to beef jerky. Who could ask for more?!?!

Here are some of the highlights:

IMG_1906The Beef Jerky Outlet: I almost didn’t go in this store, cheap but I am so glad that I did! Not only do they have a fantastic beef jerky section with all imaginable varieties, physician they have flavored popcorn, here jams, spices, sauces and more. I sampled the peanut butter and chocolate popcorn. So good. IMG_1908 The preview event last night benefited local charities. There was music and entertainment, as well as local food merchants handing out samples. Shout out to Breitweiser’s Meat Market & Deli in Benton, AR, for the delicious smoked chicken salad. IMG_1902IMG_1905Another interesting store at the Outlets of Little Rock is Sweet Candy & Gifts. It’s like an old-fashion candy store, but they have some international and local candies too. Best of all, a portion of all sales at Sweet goes to Women Lead Arkansas organization. IMG_1909There are plenty of great shopping opportunities at Outlets of Little Rock like Gymboree, Restoration Hardware, and Gap. (I dropped a load of cash at Gap last night.) IMG_1910IMG_1912And when you need to take a break, Outlets of Little Rock has several comfy seating areas. So grab a cup of TCBY and rest your feet. You’ll need your energy to get to all the stores.

Here is the schedule for the Grand Opening weekend. Carson Kressley is hosting a fashion show tomorrow afternoon. That should be a hoot! There is a Kids Day on Sunday. And best of all, there are great sales and deals all weekend long! So please check it out.

IMG_1913Outlets of Little Rock
11201 Bass Pro Parkway, Little Rock, AR, 72210 View Map »
Phone: 501.455.9100

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#GIFTGUIDE: Personalized Children’s Books

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Throughout the coming weeks, I’m going to share gift ideas for the holidays. Today I want to tell you about I SEE ME! personalized books and gifts. This company creates custom books that incorporate your child’s name, skin tone, hair color, photo, hometown, birth date and favorite color throughout the story.

my-very-own-name-storybook-26.jpgMY VERY OWN NAME: In this classic personalized children’s book, animals bring letters one by one to spell out your child’s first and last name in rhyme! At the end, they celebrate because they have created the perfect name for the child. Click here to order “My Very Own Name”, a personalized children’s book from!  $34.99


These high quality personalized books have been featured nationally in People, In Touch and Parents magazines as a unique gift for children ages 0-12.

Other popular titles include:
My Very Own Fairy Tale Storybook
My Very Own Pirate Tale Storybook
My Very Happy Birthday Book – for girls
My Very Happy Birthday Book – for boys
The Super, Incredible Big Sister
The Super, Incredible Big Brother
God Loves You! Personalized Book
Who Loves Me? Personalized Book

The I SEE ME! books and gifts also make wonderful baby shower gifts. They will become treasured keepsakes for years to come.

It's Fancy to Be Me!

It’s Soctober!

The Kid President is helping The Van again this year with Socktober — a month to gather sock donations for our homeless neighbors. The goal is for 3 million people to donate socks this year. Can you help?

Besides socks, here The Van currently needs:
— Blankets / sleeping bags
— Men’s tennis shoes
— Jeans
— New underwear

So make a note to go to the store today and get a few extra packages of socks to help those in need around us.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS: The very best place to drop off donations is at The Van’s warehouse. Due to their mobile nature, apoplectic they are unable to keep hours there, ailment but there’s a drop off box outside that they empty frequently.

The One, Inc. warehouse
8016 Faulkner Lake Rd
North Little Rock, AR 72117

Brian Thompson Shelter Insurance
9903 Brockington Rd., Ste 103
Sherwood, AR 72120

Lexington Park Apartments
7601 Vestal Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72113

Sweet Love Bakery
8210 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR 72227

You can also email Paul Henry at to coordinate a pick up. (Paul is a board member of The Van.)

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You’ve been pooping wrong.

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What if I told you that you’ve been pooping wrong all along? *

According to the people at Squatty Potty, “The modern day toilet is convenient, but has one major fault; it requires us to sit. While sitting to do our business may be considered ‘civilized’, studies show the natural squat position improves our ability to eliminate.”

Squatty Potty changed my life. I get a full release. I do! Nobody wants a piece still in there… I hated that feeling. Now, with Squatty Potty, I put my feet up and each time I go ‘Oh Squatty, you saved me again! Squatty Potty to the rescue! I love you, Squatty!’ I’ve had another perfect doodie.  – HOWARD STERN
Radio Personality & Squatty Potty enthusiast

I’ve got my own Squatty Potty coming in the mail, so stay tuned for my personal review.

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October is Pumpkin Time

October might just be my favorite month. And like any good white, American girl, I love everything PUMPKIN. So sip on your Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and check out these pumpkin inspired things:

If you are looking for pumpkin patches around central Arkansas, here is a list from Little Rock Family.

Need some October table decoration ideas, P. Allen Smith is the guy.

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Starting Her Love of Shoes Early

I received a complementary pair of Lili Collection shoes for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

My 8 month old baby girl already has about a dozen pairs of shoes thanks to a sweet friend, prescription Jodi, who gave us her girls’ hand-me-downs. So I was super excited when Lili Collection approached me to review their handmade baby and toddler shoes.

Megan Linke, the founder of Lili Collection, was inspired to start the company in 2013 after the birth of her son, Liam. She made him a pair of moccasins that quickly became a hit with the hip babies across Manhattan, and Lili Collection was born.

My baby girl will be sporting a pair of the Blush Animoccs. Animal faces + Moccs = Animoccs. Megan’s friend came up with the name “Animoccs” which are becoming one of the hottest crazes in the baby shoe market. IMG_9681These are a size 6-12 months and still a bit large for Baby Girl. I’ll update this post in a few months when they fit her better, so you can see how cute they are on.

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I’m sure these won’t be our last pair of Lili Collection shoes!