Matilda Jane Clothing // It’s A Wonderful Parade // Review

If your preschooler is like mine, when it comes to fashion, then you know all about the morning struggle that we deal with daily. Until now… meet Matilda Jane Clothing. {You’ll fall in love with their, “It’s A Wonderful Parade” collection for Spring 2014. With girl’s sizes 3 months to 14.} 20140413-161600.jpg Every piece coordinates beautifully and can easily mix and match with items already in your daughter’s closet. You will be able to allow your wild dresser to be independent. No more hassle and no more cringing when she walks out of her room having dressed herself. 20140413-162049.jpg
Each MJC piece is beautifully tailored, super soft and has sweet as pie patterns. Here, my beauty is wearing MJC’s Love Bug Knot Top and Sweetheart Ruffled Leggings. 20140413-161318.jpg
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The Cloudy Puffer Tee is adorable with this ensemble. It can be layered under anything or worn solo. 20140413-164421.jpg We received compliment after compliment while shopping. 20140413-164545.jpg My girls love the autonomy that comes with Matilda Jane and my dear husband and I appreciate our newfound sanity. 20140413-165251.jpg Join the “club” & dance on over to —> Matilda Jane Clothing to browse their {Spring 2014} “It’s A Wonderful Parade” collection, shop their other lovely free-spirited creations & find a Trunk Keeper near you.

Cheers to being a free spirit!
❤️ Jen

(I was provided with an outfit to review but, did not receive compensation for this post. All statements are my own.)

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Stroller Review // Joovy TooFold Double Stroller // Link to Giveaway

 

Having more than one little darling requires a stroller that can accommodate more than one kid. A double stroller is essential for a growing family. Often double strollers are heavy and cumbersome, taking up a ton of space. I was thrilled when I was “introduced” to the lightweight, all-in-one, all-terrain, Joovy TooFold that can easily be converted into a double stroller. Even though the TooFold is lightweight it is still very functional and fashionable. {Both important factors in my Mommy Manual.❤️} Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for a link to a giveaway that Joovy is doing on their blog. 20140330-231641.jpg

Stroller Checklist:

Is the price point under $500?
Not this one folks, the $799.99 price tag on the Joovy TooFold is comparable, but on the lower end of that spectrum, to all of the other high end strollers on the market. The unique, all-in-one, all-terrain abilities of this particular ride is well worth the price. And it’s lightweight frame is perfect for traveling families and those, like mine, always on the go.

Can it be folded with the seat attached?
This stroller can be folded with the main seat attached. However, the seat for the second child must be removed prior to folding.

Does it have a cup holder?
There is 1 cup holder conveniently located on the side of the canopy {My average sized water bottle fit well.} I like that the cupholder is made of material and not hard plastic like on some strollers. I just wish it had one more. The zippered storage pocket perfect for my mommy essentials is a nice bonus.

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Are the tires foam or need air?
Joovy thought of everything this time! The TooFold comes equipped with a tiny stroller pump for the back tires since they may require air. Brilliant! The front tires are foam.

Is the seat forward and rear facing?
Both seats are forward facing.

Is the storage space large enough to hold a bag of groceries?
The under storage has an extended wheel base that is large enough for one bag of groceries. One super cool, extra feature, that the TooFold has is a unique cross-body, XL, zippered backpack that can be carried or attached to the stroller. {On our trip to Disneyland we were able to store all of our snacks, jackets and my purse in this bag.}

Can I fold it with one hand?
The TooFold has a unique, patented, one-hand quick folding frame that even STANDS alone when folded. Impressive! 20140402-232012.jpg

Can I push it with one hand?
Pushing with one hand is no problem when only one child is riding. With two kids on board, it takes a little bit more effort & really requires two hands for the long-haul.

Can it be used from birth?
This stroller can accommodate a baby as small as 3 months old and holds a combined seat weight of 90 lbs. Perfect for a growing family.

Will it fit in the trunk of my car?
With folded dimensions of: 17.5″L x 19″W x 41.25″H it fits nicely into the trunk of an average car.

Bonus Question:
Is it easy enough for my tall husband to push?
The rotating handlebars with quick release handle adjustment & multi-position handles make pushing comfortable for all parents. No hunching over for those over 6 ft. tall. No back pain. It’s perfect for travel and leisure and everyday use as it is incredibly light. FYI: Just last week I had to carry it up four flights of escalator stairs, at Disneyland, while my husband carried our sleeping preschooler. {Everything at the resort was nonoperational after an earthquake.} Let me just say, I felt like Supermom! It didn’t even phase me. 😉 20140330-232556.jpg

Room for improvement?
I love that the TooFold has a built-in stand-on board for older children, but if a kid is standing on the board and there’s nobody in the front seat the stroller tips backwards. This is just something you need to acclimate yourself to and is not a huge issue.

Interested in joining the Joovy Family too? Visit the Joovy website. Plus check out my “Mommy on the Go” post where I style the Joovy TooFold with on trend fashions and accessories.

I was provided with a stroller but, did not receive compensation for this post.

Happy Strolling! ❤️Jen

Excellent news! Do you want to try to win this GREAT stroller? Joovy is sponsoring a #giveaway over on their BLOG! Hurry! Good luck! 😊 {Say Jen @CarseatDancers sent you.}

http://blog.joovy.com/2014/04/time-for-a-serious-all-terrain-stroller-joovy-toofold-joovyrush/

—> You have until Easter Sunday, 11:59 PM CST.

Go! What are you waiting for? – Jen

Mommy on the Go… Fashion & Accessories

Check out this Mommy on the Go… She’s loving the Joovy TooFold Stroller. She has an adventurous style and is one who’s always on the go, with her kids in tow. Be sure to check out my stroller review. –> Joovy TooFold Review

Mommy on the Go... Joovy TooFold Stroller

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Being 4 is Rough! // Excuses

This is the response that I received when I asked her to carry her own backpack inside of the house.
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“I can’t. My hands are in my pockets and I’m too wittle.” {Obviously, being four is rough.} Needless to say, she quickly realized that she didn’t NEED to use her hands to help. No excuses. LOL!

Cheers to keeping it real!
❤️ Jen

P.S. It’s raining. Mommy is carrying eight, yes eight, grocery bags, a purse, trash and 3 umbrellas.

St. Patrick’s Shenanigans // 2014

Searching the World over for four-leaf clovers. {Well, not exactly. But, the hunt did last approximately one hour though.} No such luck, so we settled for three-leafers. 💚

The girls and I are oh so lucky because their daddy is so patient.20140318-003513.jpg Addison decided that if she watered the plants some four leaf clovers might grow. They ended up watering themselves. 20140318-004153.jpg Such a great day!
Cheers to the Irish & Luck!
💚🍀, Jen
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Mommy on the Go… Joovy Groove Stroller

Check out this Mommy on the Go… She’s fashionably strolling with the Joovy Groove Stroller. {See my Stroller Review.}

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Mommy on the Go… Srtolling by @CarseatDancers featuring Joovy Groove Stroller