Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Fun & Trendy RMLA Girls Fashions {plus 20% Off Sophia's Style Promo Code}

RMLA Stripe Flower Lace Skirt Cardigan Top Outfit and Bixbee Pink Sparkalicious Duffle Bag  |
Thank you to Sophia's Style for providing a gift code for us to shop their site for girls summer fashions and for providing a 20% off promo code for my readers.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Have you and your daughter ever shopped on This online boutique offers everything from school uniforms to formal wear and everything in between for both boys and girls.  Be sure to set aside a chunk of time because your daughter will want to look at everything her favorite brands have to offer, such as KidCuteTure, Hello Kitty, Sophie Catalou, and more.  One brand our daughter owns quite a few dresses from is RMLA.  She loves them all because this brand adds a lot of special touches that make their clothes especially fun for girls to wear.
RMLA Colorful Kaleidoscope Knotted Top Hi-Low Sleeveless Dress |
RMLA Colorful Kaleidoscope Knotted Top Hi-Low Sleeveless Dress
We spent quite a long time shopping on Sophia's Style.  Of the many things that were added and removed from our shopping bag, this RMLA Kaleidoscope Knotted Top Hi-Low Sleeveless Dress was the one item our daughter was not indecisive about.  It was love at first sight for her.
RMLA Colorful Kaleidoscope Knotted Top Hi-Low Sleeveless Dress from Sophia's Style |
Our daughter wore this dress to a birthday party this summer.  It was a country-themed party with straw hats and mustaches.  This was really the perfect dress because the knotted denim top with the rhinestones on the faux flap chest pockets gives the dress a hint of country western style.  The high-low hemline and lightweight colorful printed fabric makes this dress ideal for summer.
RMLA Stripe Flower Lace Skirt Cardigan Top Outfit and Bixbee Pink Sparkalicious Duffle Bag from Sophia's Style |
RMLA Stripe Flower Lace Skirt Cardigan Top Outfit and Bixbee Pink Sparkalicious Girls Medium Duffle Bag
In addition to the RMLA dress, we ordered this super-cute and sporty RMLA Cobalt Blue Stripe Flower Lace Skirt Cardigan Top Outfit.  Lace overlay seems to be a huge trend this summer.  This outfit features a faux tie-front cardigan trimmed with lace at the sleeves and has built-in shorts underneath the skirt.  The floral applique on the striped top is also embellished with rhinestones.  This RMLA 2-piece set also comes in Pink, Purple, and Seafoam.  I was tempted to get one of each color because this is such a cute outfit and it's playground-friendly, making it perfect for back-to-school.

Oh, I can't forget to tell you about the Bixbee Pink Sparkalicious Medium Duffle Bag!  Can you guess what's inside?
Yes, this pink glittery duffle bag now houses our daughter's Taekwondo uniform for her to bring to and from class.  Just because she can break boards with her hands, elbows, and feet, doesn't mean she can't have a pretty Taekwondo bag, right?

Do you have a confident, colorful, girly-girl who would love RMLA fashions as much as my daughter?  Before you shop, grab promo code: KARENSFRIENDS to save 20% off your entire purchase through 7/6/2015.
RMLA Stripe Flower Lace Skirt Cardigan Top Outfit from Sophia's Style |

Friday, June 26, 2015

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Silly Monkey Stories: Our Son, the Mutant Alien Fly

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It's been awhile since I've shared a Silly Monkey Story.  Between you and me, I was starting to consider changing the name of the series to "Exasperating Monkey Stories."

This is an Instagram photo I shared of our 8 year old, Luke, on the day of the 2nd grade Bug Parade at school.  He's been going through a phase of making signs with his hands whenever I try to take a photo of him.  What do you think he's trying to say?  Peace?  Steal second base?  Is he throwing gang signs? . . .

We'll share more about our twins' DIY bug costumes soon!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Photo-Real Trend Dresses & Standout-From-The-Crowd Girls Fashions by KidCuteTure {plus a Giveaway}

KidCuteture Fiona Rosebud Dress for Girls  |
Thank you to KidCuteTure for providing the girls' dresses featured below, as well as the prize for our reader giveaway.  All opinions expressed are my own.

I often wonder how my daughter turned out to be such a girly girl.  She spends most of her time with her two brothers, plays basketball with the boys at recess, and can break a board with her fist at Taekwondo.  Still, she is one of the daintiest girls I know, which is why I am not surprised how much she fell in love with these photo real dresses by KidCuteTure.

If you've never visited the KidCuteTure online children's boutique, then you are missing out. It's not everyday that you find couture artistry in kid-friendly designs.  By this I mean stand-out-from-the-crowd fashions in comfortable, age-appropriate styles designed with children in mind.

My daughter just loves that this dress has pockets, which made twirling in it particularly fun. As a parent, I loved the ease of caring for these dresses.  We machine washed them inside-out and hung them on a hanger to dry.
KidCuteTure Fiona Rosebud Dress for Summer  |
KidCuteTure Fiona Rosebud Dress - Kids Fashions  |
Today, you can see our 8 year old daughter in the lovely on-trend Fiona dress in the Rosebud photo-real print and the Kiwi photo-real print.  Realistic photo prints are currently all the rage and can be found on t-shirts, leggings, dresses, and more.  The floral images KidCuteTure chose for these two dresses are stunning.
KidCuteture Fiona Kiwi Dress - Kids Fashions  |
Both the Rosebud and Kiwi Fiona dresses are vibrant and full of life for Spring and Summer.  To me the Rosebud dress is more fun and girly, while the Kiwi dress is more sweet and serene.  Which print do you like the best?
KidCuteture Fiona Kiwi Dress for Summer  |
KidCuteture Fiona Kiwi Dress for Girls  |
Visit to view all the prints available in the Fiona dress, as well as the vast selection of tops, bottoms, sets, dresses, outerwear, and more infant/toddler and girls sizes.

Enter for a chance to win a KidCuteTure Fiona dress:
This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents 18 years or older and ends on July 14th, 2015.