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Safe Travel with Safety First Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat @safety1st

Disclosure: My friend Rita received the car seat for review. All opinions are her own.

Like most parents, I spend a great deal of time trying to protect my kids from any potential accident. One of the biggest concerns I face is ensuring car safety. While I can’t control other drivers, I can protect my children as best as possible with a great car seat and following simple car seat safety rules. The Grow and Go by Safety 1st is a great seat that is both comfortable and extremely safe in a crash that makes me feel good about traveling with my child. 

Personalized Mabel's Labels Combo Packs for School + #Giveaway #BlogPOPEvents

Disclosure: I received the following for review. All opinions are my own.

Times have definitely changed since I was in grade school. There are so many forms to complete as well as supplies to be provided and snacks to be packed. With all this flurry in preparation, you are also required to label everything sent to school. Just in time for the 2015 school year, Mabel's Labels is offering some pretty neat combos.

Livie & Luca Shoes + #Giveaway #BlogPOPEvents

Disclosure: I will receive the Grip and Petal shoes from Livie & Luca. All opinions are my own.

Going hand in hand with new clothes for school are new kicks, of course, and Livie and Luca have quickly become one of our favorite brands! The kids definitely find them to be really comfortable while being ultra stylish and cool.

Getting Dressed for School is Easy Peasy with @Target #TargetBTS2015

This post is sponsored by Target.

Kenzie is now very vocal about what she wears on the daily. However, since it's not practical to wear a princess costume dress to school when having to play on the playground and sit on the asphalt, it was time to take a different direction while heading into the new school year. We love Target and pick up necessities (and toys) on a weekly basis. It's been a while since we checked out their apparel section so when Kenzie and I headed toward that department, guess who started getting giddy?

Gymboree Fall Fashions + $250 GC #Giveaway #BlogPOPEvents

Disclosure: I received a gift card for review. All opinions are my own.

I can't wait for the Fall season to start...mainly because the weather will cool down from the 90s we've been experiencing and also because of the fabulous Fall fashions from Gymboree. Kids love to run and play and get messy which means they need clothes that can withstand the action. Gymboree has never failed us in their quality and value. Their latest Charm Class and Hometown Hero collections are perfect for the transition from Summer to Fall, just in time for school.

Get Pregnant with Conceive Plus @conceive_plus #tryingtoconceive

Children are a blessing and making the decision to have them is a big deal. The process in itself can be stressful and more difficult than many couples may have imagined. Conceive Plus is a product that is great product to assist couples who are looking to expand their families. 

Diono Monterey Booster + #Giveaway ‪#‎BlogPOPEvents‬

Disclosure: I received the following for review from Diono. All opinions are my own.

When I went to school, I remember my father dropping me off in class (until he passed away when I was in 1st grade). After that, I had to wait at the bus stop each and every day. While Kenzie loves riding the big yellow bus for field trips, it's not an option for her elementary school unless I wanted to drop off her at a designated pick up location and pay per ride. Insane right? So that means she needs to be safe and secure in her car seat for the commute to her school from home as well as all other times.

Best Kid Friendly Resort in Maui | The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui @ritzcarlton

Disclosure: I received discounted rate for my stay as well as complimentary spa service and family activities. All opinions are my own.

I can't believe it's already been a month since our summer vacation to Maui. I'm already itching to go back as we've gotten back into the rhythm of life as usual. Since having kids, our summer vacation planning is always centered on what hotels/resorts will be most friendly to their needs rather than our own. So when Kenzie said she wanted to go back to Maui this summer, I was excited to tell her we were headed to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua