Beach’n Babies

*The following post is sponsored, all opinions are my own*

August is here and I can’t believe summer is almost over, this week this kids are taking a much needed beach trip with their Nana and Papa, so we decided to test out our brand new beachmate  at the local sand park.  First off I love that it’s engraved with our family name, this gives it a classic spin.  Having a custom piece really stands out while on vacation.

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As a mom of 4, it’s so important to have my hands free, so this durable strap really came in handy after everyone was finally out of the car and in route to the park.  I love that it’s comfortable enough for Elle to carry, while I’m busy rounding up the younger boys.

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Once we hit the park it was over, the fun began and the kids went to work.  I love the that all of the containers can double as organization or just plain toys!  The shovels are extremely durable and they are actually industrial strength so I know they will last forever, especially being a mom of 3 boys.

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The beachmate also comes with a cooler, this was so perfect because I was able to pack up some snacks for the kids and an extra bottle for Axel.  Did I mention the tote bag has several pockets?  Oh my gosh, this is so necessary for my car keys, cell phone, sun block, shades, literally anything you can think of!  And on top of that it’s bottomless so there’s no issues of having sand in your car or home after the trip.

Whenever we are out in the sun we ALWAYs pack our Nuby water bottles, because staying hydrated is a must.  The cooler kept the water cool and I never have any issues with the kids drinking their water with these awesome bottles!

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Now that the test run is over, I have the kids swimsuits, beach chairs and of course the beachmate packed up and ready to hit the road.  Be sure to head over and snag your very own Beachmate here trust me your family will love it and it’s so durable it’s totally worth every penny! No more cracked buckets being replaced every year.  These containers are so sturdy and legit!

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How are you guys celebrating the last days of summer?  I’m enjoying all the fun memories with the kids before they head back and we have to be on a schedule.

Until next time….

XO ,

Meka

11 things I’m doing this summer

For the past week and a half I have been asking myself “What season is THIS?” We have literally gone from fall, to spring, summer sun and back to monsoon week just recently.   With all of this bipolar weather I haven’t even had a chance to think about the fact that my favorite season is right around the corner! _MG_1113

School is about to be out for SUMMER!!!!  Seriously in a matter of days we will be halfway through the year.  Time is moving by and this makes me want to hold on to as many memories as possible.  Just thinking about how fast my kids are growing makes me so emotional.  I want to share 11 things I’m doing with the crew this summer:

  1. Strawberry picking
  2. Enjoy a Staycation
  3. Visit the Zoo
  4. Sit on the porch and indulge in a fruit salad
  5. Enjoy a movie outdoors
  6. Take a trip to the beach
  7. Have dinner at the park
  8. Plant flowers
  9. Visit the farmers market
  10. Make your own lemonade
  11. Make tie-dye tees

Well this is my to do list this summer! What plans do you have for the family?  I try to set small goals and anything else is icing on the cake! In the mean time I’m enjoying these pictures to remind myself of how much I can not wait until summer is here!

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Until next time….

XO,

Meka

S.S.L Giveaway

Hey hey hey! We are excited to team up with the Greensboro Coliseum for a fun filled family night out.  We are giving away a family 4 pack to see Sesame Street Live, and we can’t wait to share the love.  IMG_1382

Our family LOVES Sesame Street so when I shared the news, the boys were thrilled.  Jagger was actually Elmo for Halloween and Elle’s 2nd birthday party was Elmo themed.  I know that Mother’s Day is only a few days away but hey we all know Momma’s love anything that will put a smile on their little ones face.  Be sure to enter here for your chance to win!

Spring Contest

If you don’t win, no worries just head here to purchase tickets for your family.  See you at the show!

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XO,

Meka

DIY toddler style

Hey Momtourage!  I wanted to share a cool quick and easy way to take plain black shoes from basic to  fresh! I’m always excited to find a great deal, so when I was in Walmart I found some black vans inspired shoes for Jagger and they were less than $6!  Check out my tips to make some for your little one below:

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  1. Bleach
  2. A spray bottle
  3. Black canvas shoes

After pouring the bleach in the empty spray bottle, simply spray the shoes lightly.  Be sure to spray in different locations so that you are able to have a cool splash pattern!

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Let the shoes sit for 1-2 mins to allow the bleach to set into the canvas

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Rinse the shoes with cold water and allow to air dry for 24hrs.

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After the shoes dry you are ready to style them! We absolutely love the way they turned  and I will be making some for the rest of the #HWTH crew!  Until next time!

XO,

Meka

DIY Playdough with Maveric

I had the pleasure of coming up with a fun kids DIY craft for my friends at The Craft Bar! Be sure to follow them on IG for more fun filled DIY projects, Sip and Paint Parties and Crafting Events! @thecraftbarsite 

Here’s a fun and easy way to make your kids all time favorite item!

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2 cups of Flour

1 cup of hot water

1/4 cup of salt

Food coloring of your choice

  • Mix together flour & salt
  • Add your choice of food color 4-5 drops to the water img_7072
  • Pour the colored water into the flour mixture stirring as you pour img_7077
  • Add more flour as the mixture gets sticky img_7079
  • Separate the mixture and add additional colors FullSizeRender (4)
  • Store in ziplock baggies
  • Enjoy!