Summer in Saltwater Sandals

Summer in Saltwater Sandals


As a mommy of southern California girls I am always on the lookout for the best summer shoes… with the hope of avoiding burnt feet. 

This summer we took a family vacation to New York City. I wanted to get my girls a couple of pairs of durable shoes that could withstand getting wet and wouldn’t cause blisters… 

AND
looked nothing like Crocs. Sorry. Not sorry. 😁
I picked up a pair of name-brand tennis shoes, figuring we would do a ton of walking, and a pair of Saltwater Sandals from my favorite children’s boutique: Kissui – Redlands, CA, recommended by a fellow mommy on the go. 

I presented my girls with their new sandals upon arriving to NYC. (I got my 3-yer-old niece a pair too.💕) Thrilled! They immediately put them on and we headed to a park. They ran, jumped, climbed, played hard… didn’t complain once about their feet. We walked a total of 8 miles on our first day there!

Each morning, I would announce that it was, “Time to get our shoes on.” And both girls obliged by strapping on their Saltwater Sandals. By the fourth day I was recommending switching to their name brand tennis shoes, to give the sandals a break, and my six-year-old responded with tears! “But Mommy, I just love these.” — Holding up her sandals. 


I chose not to argue & allowed her to wear what was most comfortable. After two weeks in New York City, wearing the same pair of sandals, I was happy to see that they were still firmly intact, not rusted or discolored after the numerous times playing in water & in the city heat. My girls had NOT complained of one blister or one sore foot for that matter. I am so impressed by these sandals. Honestly, they wore them EVERY DAY of our trip!


I recommend that everyone go out and buy a pair of Saltwater Sandals! The sizes range from the tiniest baby foot all the way up to Adult. Yes, ADULT! Both of my girls have told me that they would love, “These same sandals in other colors…” 

🔹They run big so I would suggest going down a size. 

🔹PRODUCT INFORMATION:

* Water-friendly leather upper since 1940!

* Breathable leather lining and footbed.

* Ankle strap with buckle closure ensures a secure fit.

* Hand stitched construction.

* Brass buckles won’t rust if you get them wet.

* Vulcanized rubber outsole.

* Measurements:

    * Weight: 6 oz

My CarseatDancers are always DANCING in Car Seats … from now on, I would be surprised if they weren’t also dancing in Saltwater Sandals.

 
❤️ Jen
Just so you know, I was not paid for this post. I was not given any sandals for free. Although, I’d LOVE some. I am writing this purely on factual occurrences that I HAD to share. 😍You’re welcome! 😉 I have never been more impressed by a shoe! 

Christmas Wish List for Women >> Gift Guide

This collection of goods is perfect for the WOMEN in your life. I’m sure you’ll see that there’s something for every woman on your Christmas list! Is she a mom? Your best friend? Traveler – always on the go? We’ve got you covered!
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1. MAC HUGGABLE LIPCOLOUR – in Touché
I receive so many compliments every time I wear this lipstick.
MAC Cosmetics
$20

2. CD >> Adele – 25
Hello… This entire CD has me swooning. Her musical talent is phenomenal.
Target
$13.99

3. Robe >> Charter Club Robe
Normally, I wouldn’t recommend buying her “clothing” for Christmas… sizes often vary too much. However, a robe is a brilliant gift option. This one is super cozy, perfect for cuddling up on the couch with a glass of wine {or hot cocoa} in hand. Ahhh…
Macy’s
$28.99 {Today’s Sale}

4. Camera >> Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
Crazy cool pictures in hand at the touch of a button!
Urban Outfitters
$80 {The current sale price is a steal. Normally this is $100!}

5. Purse >> Coach Edie Shoulder Bag
I absolutely love the modest vibe that this handbag gives off. The fact that it doesn’t have logos all over it makes it even more usable. So on trend.
Coach
$325

6. Boots >> ‘Lambert’ Fringe Booties
OMG! These are UH-MAZE-ING!
Nordstrom
$90

7. Sunglasses >> SPY “Farrah” Happy Lens Collection Polarized Sunglasses
I sport these shades & LOVE them! Have you tried the polarized “Happy Lens” by SPY Optic? The color and clarity of these lenses are unreal.
SPY Optic
$42 {Current SALE price.}

8. Keurig 2.0 K500 Coffee Maker
Brewing System with Carafe
I don’t know what I’d do with out my Keurigs!?! Yes, Keurigs! I own 3. I’ve been asked by my CarseatDancers, “How many cups of coffee have you had today?” My reply: “Not enough!” Keurig has made my LOVE of coffee grow immensely.
Bed Bath & Beyond
$199.99 {Remember to use your 20% off coupon when purchasing.}

Merry Christmas & Happy Shopping!
xoox, Jen

New Boxing Day Pastime//Reindeer Games

So, today’s Boxing Day {the day after Christmas} and our family has a new tradition… Deer Wrangling!
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Reindeer rides, courtesy of Mema. {To purchase a 3D Inflatable Deer & have reindeer games of your own visit Bass Pro Shops.}
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A visit from our local fire department {they were just driving by & stopped.}
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The kids were thrilled to sit in the driver’s seat. {Shhh… Mema hopped inside too.}

A lovely trip to the park completed a great day…
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What a fantastic day!

Cheers to Family!
❤ Jen

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Learn with Homer // Educational iPad app

Learn with Homer is an all new interactive educational app for children ages 3 to 6. Being a teacher, I often hear about the latest and greatest phonics programs claiming they will teach my child to read. These programs often come with a hefty price tag and little interest. Learn with Homer has proven to be quite the opposite. 20130808-224041.jpg
In-app purchases start at $1.99. I know! Super reasonable, right?
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I encourage my girls to be 21st Century learners by giving my three and four-year-old the opportunity to play interactive games on my iPad early in the morning, as I’m preparing dinner, on trips in the car and visits to Starbucks.

My Carseat Dancers found Homer, his friends & their antics a joy to interact with. Both of my girls are especially fond of the colorfully illustrated books found in the app’s library, catchy songs, sweet poems & tools for being creative. 20130813-223923.jpg
Another added bonus is that Homer gives each learner the opportunity to choose hats for their own character icon. This icon uses their own photo… So personal & the girls thought it was super amazing!20130813-215607.jpg I’m impressed with Learn with Homer. Check it out for yourself!

Cheers to 21st Century Learning!
xoox, Jen
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Thrills for the Girls // Alone Time for Mommy

This week has been quiet. Productive… but quiet. Our Carseat Dancers are having a thrilling summer visit with my parents as I prepare to go back to the grind and while my hubby is working, nonstop.

They’ve been out & about to the beach, Legoland and Sea World. Lucky little California girls.
Here, they’re at Sea World riding a carnival-type-spinning ride. {Alone.}

They’ve gone to the park. 20130801-194939.jpg {Photo editing app: #aBeautifulMess.}

& Tinkered with their creative sides20130801-195033.jpg {Photo editing app: #RhonnaDesigns.}

Excited to see the girls tomorrow; I’ve missed them. Although, quiet {alone} time has been… well, enjoyable & quiet.

Cheers to spending a bit of time alone!
xoox, Jen

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Sisters

Capturing a moment like this is rare. Makes my heart sing. ❤
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Normally, we live 90% of our day by the amazingly true words of Shel Silverstein…
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For Sale
One sister for sale!
One sister for sale!
One crying and spying young sister for sale!
I’m really not kidding,
So who’ll start the bidding?
Do I hear the dollar?
A nickel?
A penny?
Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t there any
One kid that will buy this old sister for sale,
This crying and spying young sister for sale?

Cheers to ✌Moments✌ of Sisterly Love!
xoox, Jen
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{This is me & my Sis.}