Kool Kicks Made Easy!

*The following post was sponsored by Easy Kicks, all opinions are my own*

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I don’t know about you, but I HATE shopping (now).  When I was younger in my 20’s I loved it.  I loved going to the mall, planning out my wardrobe for the week and “shopping til I dropped”.  As a mom of 4, my time is extremely VALUABLE! Anything that can make my life easier I am here for it, and that’s why I absolutely wanted to partner with Easy Kicks!  Easy Kicks is the only sneaker club subscription box that allows parents to easily shop for their fast growing kids.  IMG_2818

Since easy kicks is backed by Nike, they are able to offer various styles at an amazing deal!  Seriously your choice of cool Nike and Converse delivered to your door each month for only $20?! IMG_2824

Sign up is so easy all you have to do is the following 4 steps:

  1. Sign up and pick your kicks
  2. Wear your kicks out and return them
  3. Order new kicks
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3   

IMG_2825Check out more details on how this works here  

The kids were thrilled when their new kicks arrived!  Details are so important to me and Easy Kicks didn’t let us down when the shoes arrived they were individually labeled with each kids name!

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Because Easy Kicks makes it so EASY for you, they include a prepaid return bag, in our case Elle’s shoes were a little snug so we got to utilize this option and we look forward to the process!

 

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In addition to all the personalized items, Easy Kicks also sent cute stickers, because what kids doesn’t like stickers?

One thing I love about Easy Kicks, it that they either donate used shoes to kids in need or recycle them into playgrounds or sports fields with the help of Nike Grind.  I can’t think of a better deal, seriously! Cool shoes, free delivery, personalized experience, and donations to a great cause! Sounds like a total winner in our books and I know you will absolutely love this program for your child(ren)!

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This weekend the boys put there shoes to the test and we got several compliments!  We couldn’t wait to share the program with everyone that asked where we snagged our cool kicks!

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Keep an eye out on our social media, because you will see more ways we are enjoying the Easy Kicks program! IMG_3056

Until next time,

XO,

Meka

 

Raising Readers

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We’ve teamed up with IncrediBundles  to share our love for raising readers!  As a child I can honestly say, that I never had anyone sit down and encourage me to READ!  Reading has never been one of my favorite subjects, I was thankful enough that my high school had mandatory summer reading list, thank God for Cliff’s Notes (no judgment).  I’ve always known that I would make sure my kids loved reading and that I encouraged my little ones to become avid readers.  When we had our baby shower for Elle I remember asking for gently used books instead of cards so that I could start her library.  That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and it’s created reading monsters in the Harrell house!

Speaking of baby showers or gifts for babies in general, Incredibundles offers some pretty cool gift bundles for any occasion.  We were able to choose a bundle that best fit our family and since we’ve been collecting books for over 8 years, I decided to create a bundle for the kids.

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They offer a variety of bundles, anything from toys, books, diapers, bath products, and organic items.  My goal was to get as many new books as possible and I was able to throw in a teether and stacking cups for Axel.  I love that you can truly create cool custom gifts at any budget.  Free shipping is given for all bundles that are $49 or more so for me, it only makes since to start my budget at $50.   Check out all of the awesome bundles here .

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One thing I love about my mother in law is that she is a retired educator as well as an advocate of early childhood literature!  So of course she was thrilled when our new books from IncrediBundles arrived.

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Here are some tips that we feel are very necessary to help jump start your child to becoming reading machines:

  1. Start as early as in the womb.  Sing, read, talk to your baby!! This also helps with early language development.
  2. Make it a family endeavor, take time out for family reading together. 
  3. Utilize your public library, there are so many amazing toddler and preschool programs.  This is such a special trip for our kids with their Nana.  They also meet so many new friends at our local library. 
  4. Keep books available at a kids level! We like to keep them in the car, in baskets throughout the house and on their bookshelves.
  5. Utilize the art of story telling.  Talk about your childhood adventures, our kids get a kick out of this!  They always want to hear more stories of their Nana, Papa and Dad’s childhood memories.
  6. Talk to your child at dinner, yes TALK!! No distractions, ask open-ended questions and truly engage with them.

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Thanks to Incredibundles for allowing us to share our reading rediness tips!  Share the gift of reading with someone you love. Check out this awesome giveaway and enter to win by clicking the link below!

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Happy reading and until next time…

XO

Meka