Oct 31, 2014

Bundle up on a Budget!

As the warm weather fades away and we begin to feel those real cold snaps in the air at night, that can only mean one thing!  Summer is definitely gone and winter will be here before we know it.  What better time than now to go shopping for a new winter coat?  Recently we headed to BJ's Wholesale Club to check out their winter coats!

BJ's had a wide selection of children's coats and we were able to find one for Carter in size 2T.  It was a little big, but I wanted to make sure he could use it all winter long, and wear a sweater under it if it was really cold out. They also had baby fleece suits and kids ski bibs.

They also had plenty of men's and women's coats in styles from puffer to ski coats to pea coats and more!  All the coats are very reasonably priced, in fact, we bought all three of our coats for under $100!

I went with this black puffy down coat from Zero Xposur for only $39.99!

We bought Carter a Rugged Bear Hooded Ski Jacket.  He wanted to do all the zippers himself and did not want helping trying on the jacket!  This jacket will be perfect all winter, especially in the snow!

If you are looking for new coats on a budget, BJ's is the place to check out!  Find a location near you to start shopping!  If you are not a member you can visit their website for a free 60-Day Membership before December 31st!

I was provided a gift card to BJ's to purchase the coats for this review.  Pictures and opinions are my own.

Oct 30, 2014

Fall Style: Classic Blazer

Yesterday I attended the HoliDAY of Play event in NYC and had so much fun!  I wore this outfit to the event and of course had to get fellow blogger, Reesa, to snap my picture.  I love the look of a classic blazer over a white button up!

My only regret is that you can't see my necklace when my jacket is buttoned up!

Did you write about fashion this week?  I'd love for you to join me and link up with the Fall Style Link Up!

This link up takes place every Thursday this fall through the end of November! It is all about your fall style, no matter where you live, so any kinds of fall fashion related post are welcome. There are no rules, but please be nice and follow your host and co-hosts in any way you can! I can't wait to see what fall outfits everyone comes up with this week!

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Oct 29, 2014

Hurricane Preparedness and Save the Children

Today is the two year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.  Many people have seen first hand the devastation a hurricane can cause, yet so many people face hurricane's unprepared for the possible outcomes.  If you live in a hurricane prone area, during hurricane season it is very important to be prepared.  Usually you will know several days ahead of time that a hurricane is on the way, so use those days to put together your hurricane kit.  Here is a checklist of things I think are important include in your kit:

This is a png file but if you'd like the pdf please let me know!
 Some of these items may seem obvious now, but in an emergency situation it's nice to have an organized list to keep track of!

Although it was two years ago, it can take a lot longer than that for a region to recover physically and economically.  Many families were displaced and lost their homes due to the hurricane and this especially takes a toll on the children who lost everything in the hurricane, including their sense of stability.  The Save the Children organization works with children like this to help them rebound from such catastrophic events.

Losing your entire sense of stability at such a young age can be devastating.  Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program allows children to express their feelings and learn critical coping skills that allow them to bounce back and more forward.  Without adequate support, children often fall permanently behind in school while they grapple with intense sadness, depression and anger.  Two years after Hurricane Sandy, Save the Children continues our work with children in the hardest-hit communities in New York and New Jersey.

Do you feel prepared to protect your children during a disaster?  Save the Children’s recent poll shows that 49% of U.S. parents don’t feel the very prepared to protect their children from disaster and 51% think their children's school's aren't prepared either!  Check out Save the Children's videos and their amazing infographic about emergent preparedness.
 What can you do?  Check out Save the Children for more information!  Sign their pledge to protect children from disaster and encourage your friends and family to do the same. They'll share this with your state government if it doesn’t meet the disaster report card preparedness standards for schools and child care.

I wrote this post on behalf of Save the Children as a PA/NJ Blogger for Social Good.