babiators

We’re always happy to try out new gear for Summer adventures and today we’re giving Babiators a test run! Honestly, we were sold immediately at their Lost or Broken guarantee. They will replace your kiddos’ sunglasses for free! Awesome. Our next favorite feature we had to see to believe!Babiators SunglassesThese sunglasses come in multiple sizes, for babies, toddlers and big kids and they are virtually indestructible. We didn’t go as far as backing over them with a car, but we did put them into the mitts of some very curious children and watched as the arms were bent forward and back, dropped and stepped on, licked (see below) and dragged through the dirt. Shatter resistant lenses and pliable frames make for one tough pair of shades! Babiators SunglassesBabiators the company, was originally founded by a group of adventuresome parents and designers and specifically one Marine fighter pilot, hence the use of the Aviator shape!Babiators SunglassesWe’ve been through our share of sunglasses, but you really can’t beat the flexibility of these frames. For little aggressive hands, this is definitely the best choice for sure!

Seen in this post: Polarized frames in Party Animal, Out of Sight Black & White and Black Ops here. Non-Polarized lenses here. Babiators also has added goggles to their roster, find those right here.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (all @babiators) !

 

 

4th of july attire

Here is a round-up of the best patriotic gear we spotted around the web! An upgrade from the favorite “flag tee” and on-trend enough to wear anytime of year. From tank tops to swim apparel, to our favorite Natives, here’s what we’re loving for the upcoming holiday!

Find all our Independence Day themed posts right here: Pop Rock “Firecracker” Sugar Cookies (using a knock-off Swig recipe) a guiltless Summer BBQ, and a good ol’ Summer-themed birthday party, too.

Jacadi Paris [giveaway!]

Brought to you by Jacadi Paris. Save to 40% on their Summer Sale now!

We’re so excited to share Jacadi Paris, from head to toe, with you! This high-end, French-made, Internationally renowned boutique carries the most classic and darling pieces and we can’t get enough! Enter to win $150 to shop below, but first. here’s some of our favorites:

Striped Seersucker Dress the matching blouse is amazing, too!- See their whole dress collection here.
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This yellow striped boat-neck is thick and durable, and a complete classic you will keep forever. These red sateen jeans will wear forever as well, the light sheen on the material keeps them looking new wash after wash. No fading like regular colored denim tends to do!

Jacadi Paris | Small FryThe Multi-colored striped t-shirt (how cute is that tiny “J” emblem?

Jacadi Paris | Small FryWe love when companies can keep it minimal with on-clothing branding. They also got it so right on the fit of these Pale Blue Slim Fit Jeans.

Jacadi Paris | Small Fry

 

Nearly everything on their site is on sale 40% so today is your lucky day! Go scoop up these favorite pieces before they’re gone! Visit Jacadi Paris here.

Jacadi Paris | Small FrySome of you lucky readers are near a Jacadi store, too! Find one in your area with their Store Finder.
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footprint art

“Every Father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.”

One last Father’s Day idea before we go! It’s simple and heart-warming in a quiet way, and a lot of fun for the kids to do!"Every Father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice." All you need is a shoe of your kiddo’s and a shoe of their dad’s and some paint! Cover or dip the sole and place the shoes side by side. Let it dry completely and frame! This makes for a simple abstract piece for dad’s desk or wall. We love the quote above: “Every Father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.” to accompany this handmade gift. It stands as a silent reminder that it’s all about what we show them not what we tell them.
Foot Print Art | Father's Day Thanks to Umi Shoes for letting us paint all over their darling sneakers! Their canvas Luke sneakers have been a super durable and classic addition to the boys’ wardrobes! Here’s 6 more we like for boys AND girls!:

Umi Shoes

1. Charlize 2. Roxanna B 3. Terri 4. Hector II 5. Luke II 6. The Hagen

coaster for dad’s day

Did Father’s Day totally skip your mind, or is it just us? We had Father’s Day posts scheduled into next week when we finally realized, it’s THIS Sunday. Oops! We love to give a mixture of handmade and heartfelt gifts from the boys as well as something nice, we actually shared our “nice” picks over at Honey We’re Home if you’d like to see!

But, for the handmade, here’s one easy idea! All you need is some paint and some $.16 cent white tiles from Home Depot. Yep, sixteen cents.

Coaster for Dad's DayJust let your littles run wild with some paint, tape off designs (we’ve used that technique for large wall art too, that would make a fun gift!) and get their finger and hand prints to make it extra personal.Coaster for Dad's DayTo make them extra durable you can paint a clear coat of Polyurethane Clear Gloss. Then let them dry and send them on their way to that special dad’s office, favorite chair’s side-table or by his side of the bed.

Coaster for Dad's DayHere’s another free printable idea that would be a darling little installation of reasons they love their daddy-o for the big day, too!