The 2016 Summer Shopping Guide Issue

The 2016 Summer Shopping Guide Issue

Hey girls! I’ve created a summer shopping guide for you (and myself, of course) to keep us in line when it comes to online shopping. I’ve rounded up 14 different handmade shops that are a must-have in my opinion! Shopping for a new season can take a toll on your bank account so I tried to include pieces for every budget. Shopping this summer will be a piece of cake! Lets get to it, shall we?

Airabella Active

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Beat the heat of summer by taking full advantage of our fashionable, breathable fitness clothing.  Whether you’re pounding out your last set at the gym, or making a quick visit to the grocery store, our Airabella Active women’s fitness clothing will help you look and feel your best.

Cute Heads

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‘Birdie’ Red and White Buffalo Plaid Dress from the SS16 Prep Eclectic Collection, perfect for your picnic in the park this SUmmer. 100% lightweight cotton. 3-button closure down the back and bow that ties, making size adjustable Skirt is fully lined. Machine wash cool with like colors, hang dry. Do not dry clean. Made with love in Texas. http://www.cuteheads.com/

SwimZip

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 Are you looking for the perfect sun safe swimwear this summer – don’t look any further! SwimZip (http://www.SwimZip.com) has you covered!
SwimZip has just launched some adorable UV shorties that have an adjustable waistband + a tie so they fit kids perfectly! These are the best swim trunks out there – kids just LOVE them – and the don’t go to the knees and get in the way of learning to swim! The perfect boys swimwear.  Click here to see more!

Modern Kid Apparel

Looking for a children’s clothing boutique that offers great selection, but at an affordable price?  Aren’t we all, and thankfully that is now available by simply visiting Modern Kid Apparel‘s website.  They provide a great selection of kids clothing, and at a price that cannot be beat!  Visit them today by clicking here!

A Vision To Remember

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Woodland Rag Quilt Crib Bedding by A Vision to Remember
Beautiful custom made bang crib bedding. With a unique style and many sizes and pieces available.  Head on over to www.avtrboutique.com for more information.

 Oh Happy Play

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Oh Happy Play is your one stop spot for everyday KIDspiration! A lifestyle + motherhood blog inspired by my two little girls and my love for design/decor. I hope you enjoy what you see! See more here!

 Wire & Honey

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New #kidsforchange™ line opens up the lines of communication for parents to talk to their children about difficult concepts such as racism, bullying, and equality. We believe that it’s never too early to teach our children the values of love and compassion and to stand up for what is right. If we teach our children early there is hope that their generation will be more loving and tolerant than our own.

Interested in seeing more?  Click here!

Handcrafted Affairs

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A personalized hanger is a lovely way to add a handcrafted touch to your big day! Perfect for hanging a wedding dress, a graduation gown, doctor’s lab coat, prom dress or a child’s special birthday dress – there are so many options! Beth of Handcrafted Affairs hand-sculpts each and every wire to the customer’s specifications to create a unique, one of a kind keepsake. See more here!

 The Blue Envelope

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“No words can describe her; they just don’t mean the same. But Mama is what we call her and we’ll always remember her name. Mama.” Our Mama tank is a great cross between comfort and ease mixed with style. An easy throw-on tank with racerback detail. Perfect for keeping cool on summer days or for layering under warmer pieces. The soft, weathered look and lightweight fabric gives a comfortable all day, every day feel for an ideal quick and chic shirt with style. This will easily become one of your favorites in your wardrobe for many years to come!

Interested in seeing more?  Click here!

Classic Hound Collar

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Their Pink Paisley design is one of our new summer favorites!  With a golden sheen and pink and red paisley duet play your hound’s neck adding class to any summer occasion.  This collar’s core is highly dependable 600-lb. polypropylene webbing. Our signature CuddleSkin satin lining will completely wrap the core to eliminate raw edges and protect your pet’s neck. Each seam is created with an industrial-duty heavyweight bonded nylon thread. Every Classic Hound dog collar comes equipped with military strength metal casted brass and nickel-plated brass hardware, keep your your hound safe without sacrificing fashion. See more here!

Life With Peanut

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 Brighten up your home with some fun prints!  With out instant downloads, it’s easy to switch out the prints around your home for each season…and summer definitely needs bright colors!  I love our new “start each day with a grateful heart” print.  Browse our selection and find the perfect print for your home. Use “AIRABELLA10” for 10% off your order! http://www.lifewithpeanut.com/

 Daydream Believers

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Timeless Fashion for Modern Dreamers – Daydream Believers Designs offers gorgeous, handcrafted clothing for all occassions. Summer is all about sweet skirts and twirly dresses! Check out the SS ’16 catalog here!

 The Golden Polkadot

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We have so many adorable baby accessories to offer here at TheGoldenPolkaDot.com, blankets, quilts, several style of headbands, and so many colors of adorable baby moccasins. Each purchase made helps families struggling with infertility so when you’re shopping for baby gifts, or your own kids your also helping families! See more here!

 Roman & Gemma

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Who doesn’t like robots? What better way to show than to have your little wear a Roman+Gemma exclusive “Robot Parade” design, illustrated by Los Angeles artist Tony Mech. As an added detail, we’ve screened a robot on the back and this fun tee also glows in the dark.

Interested in seeing more?  Click here!

 Mint & Birch

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Hand cut rose gold bars customizable with your choices of dates from Mint & Birch! These are made out of high quality 14k gold fill and will last for years to come!

Interested in seeing more?  Click here!

Lipstick to Lunges

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Have you been searching the internet high and low looking for a blog specifically centered around fitness, and fashion?  Well look no further, because Lipstick to Lunges is your site to be.  The goal of Lipstick to Lunges is to provide you with all sorts of healthy recipes, workouts, and clothing ideas to help you feel fit and fab no matter the occasion!  Click here to see more!

Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie

Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie

Hey ladies! Hope you had a wonderful week & are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. I will be 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow so i have been taking it easy and doing alot of relaxing, haha! Growing a baby is exhausting, am i right?! I wanted to share with you a recipe i recently tried and fell in love with. I don’t know about you but i have a SERIOUS sweet tooth, so if there is any way to make my treats a little bit healthier i do it! This particular smoothie is called the Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie. It’s super easy, healthy and tastes delicious!

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We just recently invested in a high-tech blender and we absolutely love it but any old blender will do! You can use any vanilla protein powder you like – it will work the same way. In this particular smoothie, i used almond milk but any milk will do. The same goes for the peanut butter. I love regular peanut butter (probably too much) but use PB2 in most of my smoothies. If you want a nutritional boost, you can also add some greek yogurt if you like.

 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me! Have a wonderful, healthy weekend everyone!

 

Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp. peanut butter (or you can use PB2)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 8-10 cubes of ice

 

Directions: 

STEP 1: Place all ingredients into blender (liquid ingredients first).

STEP 2: Blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth. (We used a vitamix for this particular smoothie)

STEP 3: Serve and enjoy!

Perfect for a healthy afternoon snack that keeps you energized and FULL!

 

*5 minPrep Time

*5 minCook Time

*10 minTotal Time

Summer handmade shopping spree!

Summer handmade shopping spree!

Looking for a few new ideas to spruce up your summer?  I’ve done the heavy lifting for you, and listed below some of my favorite handmade shops!  Whatever you’re looking for they’ve got you covered, trust me!

LIPSTICK TO LUNGES

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Are you looking for a few new ways to spice up your outfit next time you take a night out on the town?  Have you been looking for new ways to spice up your fitness routine just to shake things up? Whether it’s fitness, or fashion help you’re looking for lipstick to lunges is just a click away!

Click here to see more!

SWIMZIP

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Summer is here and it is swim season. Searching for the perfect swimsuit for your child – look no further. SwimZip offers 1 piece sunsuits (a swim romper), with UV 50+ sun protection, and a full-zipper for easy-on and easy-off (and for little littles easy diaper changing or easy potty)! SwimZip was started by a mom of 2 boys when she was diagnosed with skin cancer at 26! She wanted to make a difference in the sun protective world by making fashionable swimwear that is also functional – so SwimZip is born. You can find suits for all ages even men swimwear and women sun protective swimwear.

Click here to see more!

AIRABELLA ACTIVE

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I have looked high and low for the perfect pair of women’s fitness leggings, and guess what, I have finally found them!  It’s not everyday you find a company offering affordable, high quality, comfortable fitness apparel, but Airabella Active offers just that!

Don’t be shy, take a glance at Airabella Active’s full Women’s Activewear line!

 

DAYDREAM BELIEVERS

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Betty’s Classic Twirl Dress –

This dress is absolute vintage-inspired perfection! With it’s short length, full skirt, and frilly details this dress is a showstopper!
http://www.daydreambelieversdesigns.com

CUTE HEADS

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The ‘Leah’ Tutu Romper, perfect for first birthday parties, special occasions and weddings. Add a monogram for $10.

Available in sizes 0-3m through 4T. 100% cotton seersucker in pale pink with tulle tutu attached. Attached shorts underneath so no bloomer is required.

Click here to see more!

 

MODERN KID APPAREL

Tired of sifting through what seems to be an endless list of kids clothing that you’re not even sure you can afford?  We all want to dress our kids up in the most modern kids apparel available today, but at what cost?  Well Modern Kid Apparel has taken the headache out of this process, but doing the sifting for you, and making it affordable on any budget!  Click here to see more!

CLASSIC HOUND COLLAR

Classic hound collar 2Warmer weather means going out for bike rides together and outdoorsy pups love sporting this blue fun design! The core of this designer martingale collar is highly dependable 600-lb. polypropylene webbing. Our signature CuddleSkin satin lining will completely wrap the core to eliminate raw edges and protect your pet’s neck. Each seam is created with an industrial-duty heavyweight bonded nylon thread. Every Classic Hound dog collar comes equipped with military strength metal casted brass and nickel-plated brass hardware, each slide and D-ring is individually inspected before it is sewn tightly into place.

Click here to see more!

ROMAN + GEMMA

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This spring, join Roman+Gemma on their next adventure as they travel to Paris. Every little girl will love wearing one of their latest designs named; “La Bicyclette.” This cute and adorable tee is available in white and in bubblegum pink.

Click here to see more!

 MINT + BIRCH

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Elegance, simplicity and class all in one! This bar necklace can be a “little black dress” addition to your jewelry collection because it can go with any outfit!

Click here to see more!

COASTAL KIDS

oh happy play - Coastal KidsOur Coastal Vibes snapback hat is the perfect accessory for all your little ones spring plans.

Click here to see more!

 WIRE & HONEY

wire and honeyWho says little girls need to aspire to be princesses? This is the ultimate girl power dress that encourages your daughter that she can be anything she imagines. http://www.wireandhoney.com/

 SHABBY ANTLER

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From handwoven blankets to rustic chandeliers, Shabby Antler has you covered when it comes to beautiful home decor! www.theshabbyantler.com

CHARLIE & CHOMPER

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Summer is right around the corner and Charlie & Chomper’s tanks are perfect for the weather. Get any of their designs put on these in many different color combos!

Click here to see more!

BATZ KIDS

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Our Monthly milestone blankets are the perfect way to track the growth of your babe through their first year of life! The simplicity of the blanket allows you to express your self as well as your babe to highlight each month! They also have a my first holiday blanket as well!!

Click here to see more!

LIFE WITH PEANUT

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If you are like me, sometimes your house needs a little makeover. One easy way to spruce it up is to add some new art around your house! We have a lot of new prints being released over the next few weeks and this coffee print is one of my favorites: “All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus”. Browse our selection and find the perfect print for your home. Use “AIRABELLA10” for 10% off your order!

Click here to see more!

 

WILD PURPLE

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Wild Purple sunsuits are a summer must have for your little boho babe! Our “Dream Catcher” Sunsuit is comfy, casual, and cool; perfect for any occasion! Check out the rest of our collection at www.thewildpurple.com and use “airabella” for 15% off your purchase.

Click here to see more!

CHAMOMILE + ROSES

chamomile and rosesChamomomile + Roses just launched these adorable Star Spangled Mama + Mini tees! So much cuteness for mamas and littles this summer! Head on over and check out the rest of her collection! Available at www.chamomileandroses.com.

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends

Spring 2016 Fashion Trends

With spring upon us, our closets are more than ready to switch gears! So we did the dirty work for you and have compiled a list of Spring Must Haves to add to Your Shopping List STAT!

LIPSTICK TO LUNGES:

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Looking for a fashion blog centered around fitness? Lipstick to Lunges is a brand new lifestyle blog that will be featuring everything from Fitness to Fashion.

AIRABELLA ACTIVE:

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Airabella Active carries fitness clothing tailored around the everyday active woman. Comfortable, beautiful AND affordable. With their newest line of pastel colored active capris, sports bras and fitness tanks, there is something for everyone.

For more Women’s Fitness Clothing options, click here!

DAYDREAM BELIEVERS:

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Vintage inspired and SO sweet! Belle is a wardrobe staple and the perfect top for your Spring wardrobe! This top features a sweet peter-pan collar, adjustable “halter” ties, and a low elastic back. Available in sizes 12m – Girls 10. Available here : https://www.etsy.com/listing/259876636/retro-1960s-inspired-peter-pan-collar?ref=shop_home_active_17

BSTAMPED:

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B.Stamped creates personalized hand stamped jewelry ranging from wrap bracelets to gold and sterling silver bar necklaces.  Whether you’re in need of a colorful piece of jewelry like their sliced agate necklaces or a piece of mommy jewelry, you’ll want to check out their shop.  Use code “airabella” to save 10% on your purchase. To see more visit:  www.bstamped.etsy.com 

 

 CHAMOMILE & ROSES:

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Chamomomile + Roses just launched her summer collection of tees, onesies and Organic Knot headbands! So much cuteness for mamas and littles! Head on over and check out the rest of her collection! Available at www.chamomileandroses.com

CHARLIE AND CHOMPER: 

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Looking for the perfect mom tee? Charlie & Chomper has you covered. This design can be printed on a variety of styles and color combos to fit your wants. Click here to see more!

Monthly milestone blankets are the perfect way to track the growth of your babe through their first year of life! The simplicity of the blanket allows you to express your self as well as your babe to highlight each month! They also have a my first holiday blanket as well!!  Click here to see more!

MODERN KID APPAREL

Sometimes shopping for our little ones can be a pain, other times it is one of the most fun things we can do!  Modern Kid Apparel has made it so that shopping for your kids can be one of your favorite past times!  With their affordable kids clothing items, and wide variety of moccs, you will never get tired of figuring out a new outfit to dress your little one in!

HEY LUCY JANE:

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Check out Hey Lucy Jane’s newest shirt “Love her but leave her wild.”  It is available in three colors (pink, yellow, and white and black raglan) and in sizes 12 months to Youth 12.  This is personal favorite of mine because it fits so many wonderful little girls and women in my life.  I think we each have a little bit of wild and crazy in us, but it’s that quality that makes us unique and special.  No one should change their “wild” to fit a mold, and we need to encourage our little girls to embrace who they are!  To see more click here!

LIFE WITH PEANUT:

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These organic wood teething rings have a soft crochet cover made from pre washed jersey cotton. The wooden rings are untreated and naturally anti-bacterial (made in the USA). And check out our new summer colors!The combination of wood and yarn on the teething ring provides multiple surfaces for your baby to chew on and to play with.  These are great for your own babes or as a unique baby shower gift.  Click here to see more!

LITTLE BEAN THREADS:

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This universal car seat cover is a MUST HAVE for all mom’s and moms to be. You can use it as a nursing cover even a shipping cart cover! Light cotton knit with just the perfect stretch.  Click here to see more!

LOST BOY GOODS:

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“Lost Boy Goods creates breathable cotton/bamboo blankets for all ages! Each is hand dyed and one of a kind! The bamboo fiber helps regulate body temperature, which makes them perfect for Summer!”  Click here to see more!

MINTED THREADS:

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Take your style to the next level in this MOTHER OF BABES tee. This tees contrast sleeve striping & grey base color with accents gives it a chic look. With a slight split hi-low hemline & slightly elongated sleeves it gives it elements of cool. Click here to see more!

ROMAN & GEMMA:  

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Screened with Mr. Frenchie the Bulldog design on a soft of cotton-poly jersey, this crew neck tee has everything you’d want in a the perfect tee: comfort and style.  Click here to see more!

THE GOLDEN POLKA DOT:

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The Golden Polka Dot carries a variety of baby products including adjustable headbands, leather moccasins, bandanna bibs and blankets.  Click here to see more!

THE WILD PURPLE:

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The “Perth” Sunsuit is made from a beautiful printed designer cotton, with flowy fringe detail on the back and a braided faux suede necktie! The Wild Purple makes clothing and accessories for free spirited little ladies. Their focus is vintage + bohemian design. They love make one of a kind and small batch items to keep things exclusive, interesting, and fresh! Click here to see more!