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No, this is not what you are thinking… I’m not going to show you a demo on how I get wrinkles out of my clothes… ha ha ha!  But, I did want to share with you a product that my family and I have been loving lately and it has been such a huge helper for me each day.  You see, laundry for a household of 5 people can be a daunting task and I’m thankful that my eldest son Kevin Ka’eo has that chore to do.  But, clothes get wrinkled… especially when your sons like to toss them in a basket for later use.  With my husband needing freshly pressed clothes and the fact that I am constantly ironing my tops, the Downy Wrinkle Release Plus has been a huge help for me and my family.

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Do you ever experience those days where your child wakes you up in the morning, telling you that they forgot to inform you the day before that their band uniform needs to be ironed because they have a concert at school that day?  Well, my child has – on more than one occasion.  And, that is just a small tidbit of what goes on in our household when it comes to wrinkled clothes.  While clothes are clean, most the time they are a wrinkled mess… due to running late in the morning and tossing clothes everywhere through out the day.  There truly is no time to pull the iron and the ironing board out of the closet in time to make the morning tardy bell for school.  That’s where Downy Wrinkle Release Plus comes to our rescue.  This awesome product (which is available in travel size, I might add) has been our lifesaver since first discovering it a month or so ago.  I don’t know how I got ahead without it… oh wait, I do – I rushed to iron clothes the traditional way… ha  ha ha!

Using the Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is so simple.  You just spray the clothing (sheets and other items work too), tug and smooth the garment and hang to dry.  It literally is ready in seconds and perfect in a pinch.  I like to spray the clothing item in the wrinkled areas and toss it in our dryer for a quick, no fuss wrinkle release.  Hanging to dry doesn’t take long however and most the time it’s ready within a matter of minutes – usually I have the boys put on their shoes and socks or make their snack for school and then put their shirt on.  The Down Wrinkle Releaser is safe on virtually all fabrics, though they do advise that fabrics that may water-spot (silk and rayon) that you should test in a hidden area first.

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My family and I are always on the go so having something that can assist at a moments notice helps to cut down my busy schedule.  But, while Downy Wrinkle Release takes care of the wrinkles, it is also an odor eliminator, fabric refresher and static remover.  I love that I have so many ways to utilize this product.  I spray Downy onto my car seats and on the floor to help eliminate the odors from shoes and stuff and it has made a big difference.  You can also use Downy Wrinkle Releaser as a fabric refresher and static remover or use it to aid in ironing (like spray starch).  I love that I have so many options for this product that I literally keep one in every room.  It’s perfect to spray our beds with if we are going to be out all day – because it really freshens the whole room and house.

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Okay – now that I have shared with you my little secret helper, how’s about you head on over to your local store or check them out online and pick one up for you.  Reasonably priced, great fragrance and it takes out wrinkles… well now, sounds like a keeper to me.  Check out your local store to see if they have Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus in stock or visit: http://downywrinklereleaserplus.com for more details.

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I’m not usually a last minute shopper, like at all, but find my self shopping later and later near Holiday season to get gifts for family.  It’s not that I’m a last minute shopper per say, but more so that time just gets the best of me sometimes.  This year I’m quite thankful that I am just about done with my Holiday Shopping – I just need to pick up some last minute boxes of candy, but I know that many are still on the hunt for that perfect gift.  I have a few gifts I would love to share with all of you, from a wide range of products that you could pick up as a last minute buy.  Whether you have a fitness addict, a beauty lover or anyone in between, any of these gifts no matter the size would surely put a smile on someone’s face this holiday season.  This Holiday Gift Guide is especially fun for the last minute gifts but can be someone for anyone.

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The KITLIFE Planner for 2017 is by far one of the best KITLIFE planners to date and I have had three of them prior.  Kit Life stands fro Keeping It Together and it’s a planner that offers just that.  For the working mom or stay at home mom, anyone who feels the need to keep organized by writing things down and a list maker – the KITLife Planner is for them.  When it comes to holiday gift giving – I love giving away planners because they help ring in the new year on a new foot.  KITLIFE has been a favorite of mine now for a while but they have since made quite a few changes.  I’ll have a full review and walk through coming soon.  If you enjoyed the original planner but wanted something more, I think you’ll love this one.  It’s gorgeous, bright and bold and feels so luxe and helps me with my planning.

You can purchase the KITLIFE Planner for 2017 at: http://kitlife.net/  The planners start at: $58.00 and as of today 12/21/16 the KIT Team is offering a 15% off discount of your purchase of a new planner and more.

**a full review of this planner will be coming here to Honeygirlsworld.com soon – so stay tuned.

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Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm or Garden-In-A-Can are great gifts to get for anyone that loves to grow their own fruits and vegetables.  It’s especially great gifts for those who live in an apartment and don’t have access to growing their own produce outside.  Since Spring follows the winter season, why not give someone a headstart on growing their own products.  Back to the Roots is passionate about “Undoing Food” and creating sustainable, delicious products to help kids and families reconnect with their food and how it’s grown.  Whether in the kitchen or in the classroom (or both), Back to the Roots’ organic Mushroom Farms, aquaponic Water Garden fish tanks and Organic Garden-In-A-Can goodies can be found at Whole Foods or other select retailers and make wonderful gifts.

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Back to the Roots offers a variety of Gift Sets this holiday season and I love that they make great gifts not only for family members and friends but teachers, administrators and others to help encourage learning about sustainable living.  Since my family and I absolutely love tending to our own garden, growing vegetables and fruits, flowers and more – gifts like these really resonate with us and my sons absolutely love the fact that these are perfect presents for their teachers this year to add to their classroom garden.

You can purchase Back to the Roots sets at: https://backtotheroots.com/collections/all or at your local Whole Foods or Home Depot stores.

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Everyone uses hand soap and Method has wonderful limited edition packaging and scents for the holiday season.  I especially love picking up these kinds of products for teachers and school staff since they make such great gifts.  The Method Holiday Hand Wash Collection is perfect and offers seasonal scents that are sure to please and sleigh your favorite teacher.  With Frosted Fir and Vanilla Chai wrapped in a fun + festive forest design which absolutely evokes snow-dusted evergreens and bright baubles with sparkling stars.  I love them.  These make great gifts to put into a gift bag and gift to your co-worker or friends too.  Like I said before – everyone uses hand soaps and these are just great.

Retailing for about $3.99 each – these fun soaps can be purchased at: http://methodhome.com/product-category/holiday-collection-2016/ or at your local retailers that carry that brand like Target.

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For the fitness lover, how about a myCharge Power Gear Sport Wearables Charging Case.  This awesome little case comes in two different colors – pink (pictured) or gray and is perfect for anyone who uses a Fitbit or other fitness wearable.  You can keep your wearable charged day and night by simply plugging in your wearable charging cord into the USB port and place your wearable (Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.) in the charging case.  The charging case will protect your fitness tracker while providing a place to store interchangeable fashion bands.  I use the case to also store my headphones / earbuds and mini fitness tracker for safe keeping.

Retail – $29.99 and available at: https://mycharge.com/collections/other/products/powergear-sport

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Give a gift and Change a life.  World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that is dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  In working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God, World Vision offers a gorgeous Gift Catalog where you can purchase handcrafted gifts or choose to donate where proceeds to go help children and families in need.

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This beautiful bracelet is handcrafted and made of Mango Wood.  It’s gorgeously beaded and handmade in Indonesia.  One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children.  The artisan group is led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft.

Retailing for $45 and made with love and creativity.  This gift and many more can be purchased with donation from: https://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/gift-catalog

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I LOVE Tea and I think it’s a great gift to give to anyone for the holiday season.  Pique Tea has been one of my faves over the last couple of months and I definitely think it would make a fabulous gift for anyone, especially a tea drinker.  Pique Tea is Tea Crystals that dissolve in hot or cold water.  They are sugar-free and free of calories and are organic and free from artificial flavors and preservatives.  The teas offer 2x the antioxidants of leading tea bags and are sourced from top 5% of tea leaves.  These are my favorites for on the go because there are no messy tea bags, just drop the crystals in your water or liquid, stir and you’re good to go.

 Pique Tea Crystals retail for $7.99 for a set of 14 sachets/packets and can be purchased at: https://www.piquetea.com/

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Keysocks are something I think would make great gifts for the lady or girl in your life.  These socks are the ultimate solution for keeping your feet comfortable without showing that you are wearing socks.  They come in a variety of colors and are perfect for the business lady or the casual one.  Keysocks are knee high no-show socks that never slip, and keep feet blister free and legs comfortably warm in any shoe, any time.

Retailing for $10 + these socks are a definite must have, especially during the cold winter months.  You can learn more about them or purchase them at: http://www.keysocks.com/

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Pedi Pamper is another great find for the holiday gift giving season because they are great for treating your feet during the colder months.  Pedi Pamper is a 7 Day Foot Peeling Mask that offers a pain free solution to dry callused feet.  This product is absolutely easy to use and you can purchase it via their Amazon site.  I love products like these for Holiday Gift Giving because they make great additions to a “Spa or Pampering Gift Bag”, simply tuck it into a basket or gift bag with other items like lotion, bath bombs and even a gorgeous toe nail polish and your gift is good to go.

Pedi Pamper is a spa experience at home and is fast, easy and comfortable to use.  No matter if your feet have calluses or are as hard as leather, this exfoliating foot peel will give you baby feet in just a week.  There is no scrubbing, no agony and the mask incorporates cream acids which promote effective peeling of dead cells – simply apply the mask and let it do it’s work.  This really makes a great addition to any spa gift set you are putting together for a loved one.

Purchase your Pedi Pamper at: http://amzn.to/2h4QlIj – Retailing for $14.95 for 1 pack or $25.50 for 2 pack.

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The eRase e60 by Emjoi ($79.95) is a fabulous gift for the beauty lover.  This top selling corded, dual speed epilator by Emjoi absolutely outshines competitors offering quick and effective removal of unwanted hair from the body and face with minimal discomfort.  It’s one of my favorite tools and I think it would make a fabulous gift.  The eRase e60 is highly effective with its 60 tweezer action discs that are arranged in skin-tautening dual opposing heads that removes hair from the root (as short as 0.3 mm), leaving the skin smooth for up to 6 weeks.

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The Erase Glide Technology enables the user to glide the unit back and forth, or in a circular motion over the skin to remove hair in seconds, while also being gentle enough to remove individual facial hair on the chin or upper lip.  The eRase e60 also comes with a sensitive attachment for the epilator head, resulting in a product designed to be mild enough to remove hair where the user is most sensitive, including underarms, while still remaining easy to use and reliable.  I love that the eRase is able to remove most hair on the first past, which is perfect for my sensitive skin to help reduce skin irritation.  There are limited edition patterns and colors available and this unit is something I wish I could get for a gift under my tree.

You can purchase the eRase by Emjoi for $79.95 at:  https://emjoi.com/AP-14EB/emjoi-erase-e60

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Nail Lacquers make great holiday gifts and awesome stocking stuffers too.  These gorgeous polishes from SpaRitual are becoming some of my favorites because they allow me to use Glitter for my holiday festivities without the hassle of taking them all off.  The SpaRitual Unveil Peel-Off Basecoat makes a fabulous gift and I highly suggest it for anyone who loves painting their nails with glitter but hates the removal process.

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Of course, I had to include a gorgeous glittery polish from SpaRitual because it just absolutely screams holiday and will have your nails sparkling to ring in the New Years.  I suggest choosing out a fun glitter polish and the Unveil Peel-Off Basecoat and your gift giving to your favorite nail polish lover is complete.  These will make great gifts and who doesn’t love a fun nail polish to ring in the new year.

SpaRitual Glitter Polishes retail for $12.00 and the SpaRitual Peel-Off Basecoat retails for $17.00 and each can be purchased at: http://www.sparitual.com/

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While not a traditional gift, I think anything that allows you to filter your water would make an awesome present for anyone this holiday season.  ZeroWater offers a variety of products for your filtration needs.  The 10 Cup Ready-Pour pitcher is the first in its class that comes with a sealed lid and reservoir, making it possible to pour water that has already been filtered without spilling water that’s still filtering.

The ZeroWater Silver Tumbler or Blue Tumbler has an Ion Exchange Filter so you can have pure-tasting water anywhere you go.  The ZeroWater Tumbler combines the top performing filtration technology with a sleek, convenient design.  You get great taste out of your tap water whether you are at home, at work or even at the gym or on the go.

The ZeroWater 10 Cup Ready-Pour Pitcher retails for $32.99 and the ZeroWater Silver Tumbler retails for $14.99.  Each of these as well as the replacement filters can be purchased at: https://www.zerowater.com or select retails like: Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and Amazon.com

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Get a fun gift for the Tomboy in your life or just get your Camo Fix.  TomboX’s new collection offers either blue or green in their bralettes, iconic briefs, trunks and boxer briefs.  These selections feature their signature, silky black band for comfort and their cute and stylish camo design.  These are fun to support the troops or to just add a little fun to any wardrobe.  I love buying these because they are sweet and cute without being too revealing so they make great gifts.  Also TomboyX bottoms come in sizes XS to 4XL and their bralettes XS to 3XL so giving it to that girlfriend, sister or anyone else whether they are tomboy or not will be giving them a comfortable gift that will make them feel confident – no matter the size.

The pieces shown as well as many others retail in prices ranging from $18.00 to $35.00 and can be purchased at: http://www.tomboyx.com

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When it comes to last minute gifts, stocking stuffers tend to make that list as well since they don’t necessarily require much wrapping and are quick to get.  StickerBeans make great gifts for the little boys and girls in your life (teens and even adults included) and are so fun.  Available in two-inch, five-inch and two-feet sizes ranging in prices from $3.50 to $55.00 – StickerBeans are definitely fun.  Bling is all the rave now a days and Entrepreneurs Dana Runyon and Kim Spadaccini have created an easy way to add glitter and glitz to everything from cell phone cases to laptops, tablets and notebooks, lockers and so much more.  What I love about StickerBeans is that the designs are so fun and include a huge array of different types from emojis to cupcakes and even pizza.  For the boys there are fun sports designs and a plethora of glitzy to choose from.  Some of the designs include:  Sports StickerBeans – Basketball and Socker, Nail Polish, Unicorn, hearts and rainbows.

You can purchase StickerBeans at: http://www.StickerBeans.com

If you’re looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping, be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration:  (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Skin Care and Body Care {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

Holiday Gift Guide – For The Children in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – For the Men in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – For The Beauty Lover {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Anyone on Your Shopping List {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

The Holidays is probably my favorite time of year and when it comes to Christmas gifts, I love shopping for family and friends.  Any of these gifts would make a great selection for anyone this holiday season – even you, if you’re planning to treat yourself.  Are you a last minute holiday shopper?  If so, what things do you look to buy when you are on the hunt for a present at the last minute.

Happy Holidays!

Signature Honey


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As the season starts to change and the weather gets a tad bit chillier, the kiddos make their way back to school for the 2016-2017 year.  I remember as a kid, going back to school was my favorite time of year because it meant that I would have the opportunity to impress a new set of teachers and meet new friends.  My boys returned back to school at the beginning of August and while it has been a busy month so far, we are so excited and they have been absolutely loving school.  Today I share with you a few of their favorite finds for Back to School from affordable selections that we love and a few Celebrity faves.  Since back to school can be a fun time for kids or some may feel a bit uneasy, it’s the perfect time to pick up some new goods that will surely put a smile on your littles’ faces.

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Going back to school after a fun summer break isn’t always easy for littles.  But, finding cool Back to School gear and supplies always make for a great start.  This year I wanted the boys to be able to develop their own sense of style (see the twins with their mohawks and sunglasses in the photo above? lol), but I also wanted them to select basics that would make their year fun and functional.

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A quality made backpack is always an important part of back to school.  My eldest Kevin has a full schedule of classes and a heavy workload and homework sometimes.  It’s important that he has a backpack that can take him to and from school while still offering him the option to use for extra curricular activities and sports.  His choice of gear for this year was the Mountainsmith Approach 25 backpack (retail: $89.95).

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This multi-pocket backpack is perfect for on the go for work and office, school or sports, or for a hike to climb the highest summit.  It features a dual-anel loader system which is idea for travel and trail), a front panel stretch-mesh pocket with daisy chain attachment loops, Anvil Airway ridged EVA back panel padding which make it comfortable on the back no matter what you carry in it, tool / trekking pole carry, side compression straps, dual side-panel mesh pockets, an internal hydration sleeve to hold 3 liters and an eleastic sternum strap and bit valve catch with a safety whistle.

This backpack is sturdy and unisex.  He has it in burgundy with brick red trim and it looks stunning and manly.  It’s comfortable on and Kevin can stuff this backpack with his school supplies and homework without worrying about it falling apart.  It’s a great backpack to have for anyone of any age and is not only for school but anything.  I plan to pick one up for myself as well since it will be great for my forest treks.

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Luke opted for a fun and stylish backpack from Chooze.  Chooze is a brand selected and loved by celebrities alike.  Matthew McConaughey’s little girl is a huge fan of the versatile and affordable clothing and accessories Chooze offers.  Luke wanted the reversible ChoozePack in Quest (retail $43.95).

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These ingenious packs feature a reversible design that has two functional sides to give your kiddos the power to choose which print to display.  It offers padded convertible straps (which Luke says are BOMB because they are so comfortable) and you can flip each strap from side-to-side to provide a different look.

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Of course, no back to school list and gear would be complete without a way to carry your lunch and snack to and from school.  Kevin opted for something he could use for school and sports and went with the Mountainsmith Takeout insulated lunch pack (retailing $17.95).  It is the perfect sized carry-all for school, office and tailgating and has a look that any teen would enjoy.

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To help carry his favorite mom’s delicious soups to school for lunch, he also selected the Hydro Flask Food Flasks.  He has them in the 12 oz. (retails for $29.99) and the 18 oz. (retails for $34.99).  These flasks are perfect to carry his favorite soups or a hot cocoa on those chilly mornings.  They fit perfectly into any lunchbox and are the perfect way to give kids a balanced healthy meal.  They offer improved temperature control technology and can keep hot food items made in the morning steamy until lunchtime.  He also enjoys holding his milk in these and pours a small box of cereal inside for breakfast on the go.

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Luke & Isaiah decided that getting a traditional lunchbox was the way they wanted to go this year.  Each of them selected a Personalized Lunchbox from I See Me! (retailing for $29.99 each, currently on sale for $17.99.  Isaiah chose the Kick, Score, Run Lunchbox and Luke chose the Outerspace Lunchbox.  I See Me! is a brand and leader in personalized storyboks and gifts for kids, offering over 30 customizable book titles.  They also offer lunch boxes, stickers, growth charts, puzzles and so much more.  This fun company is a favorite of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Brooke Shields.

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Did I ever mention how much I enjoy Quinoa?  Well, I couldn’t resist putting some of these yummy snacks in the boys lunch boxes.  I Heart Keenwah snacks are perfect for any kiddo on the go or to pack with their lunch.  These Grab n Go (1.5 oz) snacks are great afterschool or lunch treats that taste great and are fun and nutritious.  I Heart Keenwah quinoa Clusters and Puffs are a healthy alternative to chips, crackers or sweets.  They are made of organic, Non-GMO ingredients.  They are a protein-rich superfood snack and gluten-free with the perfect crunch to fill and fuel your little ones bodies.  I love them myself and the boys think they taste great.  We find them at our local Safeway and Wholefoods at a reasonable cost.

Setton Farms International Premium Quality Snacks are also a great buy.  Our favorite are the Creme Brulee Blend that has cashews and toffee peanuts.  The Creme Brulee Blend incorporates all the creamy sweetness and crunch of the traditional Creme Brulee without the spoon.  It combines freshly roasted cashews and toffee peanuts with creamy butterscotch and white chips for an irresistible treat.  They are available in 5 oz resealable bags and available in major grocery store chains across the country – Price Chopper, Market Basket, King Kullen and more.  Setton Farms sent us a variety of treats to try but the Creme Brulee Blend is our favorite.  I hope we can find more of these in our local stores, so far I’ve only found them at http://www.puritan.com/ and I’ll need to be purchasing more soon.

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When it comes to back to school, the boys are simple shoppers which makes my job easiest.  I remember as a child wanting to have all the pretty notebooks and pens for back to school supplies.  This year, when I did the boys school supply shopping, I also took advantage of some discounts for myself too.  Whether it’s Crayons or Pens, Notebooks and Planners or a tablet, the options are endless and come in a variety of price points.  Some of our favorites included:

  • Crayola Crayons 24 Pack – these are perfect on the go or to keep in the desk or at home.  When shopping during the sales you can get these for about $0.25 each.
  • Calendar or Planners – some of my favorites are the Blue Sky Planners from Target.  Of course, you can’t go wrong with an Erin Condren Life Planner, Happy Planner or your traditional binder planners like Kikki K, Filofax or Dokibook.
  • Pens – anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge pen collector.  Some of my current favorites include the Paper Mate Ink Joy Gel 0.7mm Pens, Pilot Frixon Pens and Pilot G2.
  • Pencils – Oh, how I love me some pencils.  Currently my favorites at the moment are any type of Mechanical Pencil with 0.5mm lead, BIC Pencil 0.7mm (the metallic ones have won me over), Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencils (have you seen the beautiful metallic ones?)  The Ticonderoga pencils are perfect for sketching as well as writing and erase cleanly.
  • Notebooks – Spiral, composition tablet… you name them and they are available in all kinds of paper style and cover design.
  • Folder / Filler Paper – ah, hand me a ream of college ruled please!  The twins use Wide Ruled, Kevin uses College Ruled.  I love that they are available from a variety of brands and price points.
  • Amazon Fire Tablet – for less than $50, you can get your hands on a Tablet that acts as a Reader or Internet hub.  The Amazon Fire Tablet is affordable but gives your student (or you) the option to get online, use amazing apps or just play games.  It’s definitely a great tool to have for the student or the mentor.

Now – you don’t need to pick up these particular items.  Honestly, I just wanted to include some of my favorite school supplies (or mommy supplies) because I was feeling a bit left out. lol

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Last but certainly not least in our Back to School finds are some great threads.  Each child is an individual and I really love seeing them shop and select their own clothing, accessories and shoes – even their own hair cuts.  All three of my boys are simple guys but they do enjoy fun pops of color to their outfits and clothing selections.  Whether it be plaid shorts with a solid color shirt or fun hats and accessories, the boys take pride in finding something to wear that is not only comfortable and functional – but reveals their style.  Isaiah is absolutely enjoying his Rocket in Listen modern sneaker boot style shoes from Chooze ($54.95) and he wanted to show them to our readers today.

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This modern sneaker boot style shoe comes with a side elastic gore added for comfort.  It has a signature dual design with easy access side zipper entry making the shoe easy to take off and put on.  It has padded throat for extra comfort and soft canvas uppers.  The flexible support offers comfort while the removable, padded, anti-stink insoles make these the perfect footwear for an active little guy.  They wipe clean easily with a damp cloth or can be washed in cold water and air dried.  Chooze offers a variety of footwear designs for both girls and boys and they are stylish and fun to allow your child to make a statement all their own.

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Luke likes a shoe that can allow him to run and play with a little swagger and Kevin, well – if he’s not in his Nike Basketball shoes most of the time, you can find him in a pair of flip flops (rubbah slippahs as we call them here in Hawaii) and a cool pair of shades to finish off his look.  The boys were quite ecstatic to return back to school because the new school year meant that they were all beginning their football season for Pop Warner but most importantly, they got to go back to school and learn… I mean, hang out with their friends, just kidding lol.  The boys love school and love learning new things so shopping for new gear for back to school is always a huge highlight.

No matter what you decide to get for your child (or yourself) this Back to School season, make it fun and colorful and let it represent your own individual style.  Have your kiddos gone back to school yet?  If so, do they sport a relaxed and casual style or do they really like to dress up and have some fun?  Wishing all the students a wonderful 2016-2017 school year filled with lots of fun, friendships and learning.  From our house to yours… Aloha!

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Disclaimer:  Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent for review and feature consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature these products.  Some products were also purchased with my own money.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

As a mother with skin sensitivities, I’m constantly on the hunt for products that will help to make my “mommy duties” a little less hectic and keep my family healthy.  With three boys running around and keeping active, I’m always on my toes to be one step ahead of them at all times.  Since cleaning products are a part of my every day routine in keeping the house and family in order, I’m always on the hunt for products that provide natural ingredients and a limited amount of harsh chemicals we see in most products sold in the stores today.  Since I have many sensitivities to products, I’m constantly looking for products that will not affect my Eczema or cause any skin issues for my children as well.  Recently I’ve been introduced to method laundry detergent and I’m fortunate to have found a product I know will work for my family.  Since doing laundry and keeping clothes clean are essential in any family, I wanted to share a few tips on how my family and I keep on top of these mounds of threads.

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To keep our work load at a minimum for our family of five, we tend to do laundry at least 2 times a week and on average 3 or 4.  This helps to cut down the size of the load but also makes it easier so that we are not washing 5 loads of laundry in one day.  I think it is a bit more convenient for our family to drop a load in every couple of days and it keeps us on top of the laundry and piles of clothes that we often accumulate.

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When using a detergent, find one that is effective and that works.  There are so many brands on the market today and it’s essential to find one that will provide you with clean clothes each and every time and still keep your colors bright and your whites – white!  The new 4x concentrated method laundry detergent has naturally derived cleaning power that is tough on dirt and stains.  It works great in cold water – which helps you use less energy for every load and it is great for pre-treating stains.

Use products that will work double-duty… make sure they are not only effective for removing stains, but also keeping your children’s clothes (and yours) fresh and smelling clean until it’s used.  With a fragrance-forward expansion of their laundry portfolio, memory laundry detergent includes a wide range of scents that are different then the same old, common laundry ones.  There is a scent for everyone from fruity (ginger mango), floral (spring garden), herbaceous-woody (beach sage and fresh clover) and for those who are sensitive to fragrance – free + clear which has no fragrance at all.  Use your favorite scents year round or change it up with the season.  This offers your household and your clothes a fresh smell all the time.  This is especially helpful for use on linens as it will offer a soft fragrance throughout the entire home.

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Most importantly a laundry detergent that offers a great design for use may seem like it is not important, but it will help in saving money and time.  Have you ever experienced pouring your laundry detergent in  the included measuring cup only to spill it everywhere because the packaging was too bulky or just difficult to hold?  With an easy-to-use grip on the bottle instead of a handle, memory laundry detergent is not only easy to work with but also includes 100% post-consumer materials and is fully recyclable.  The bottle is also transparent, which means you will ensure to get down to the last drop.  No more are the days of wasting product since you can’t see what is left in a traditional detergent bottle.

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method Laundry Detergent is biodegradable and has a hypoallergenic formula which gives this sensitive skinned momma peace of mind that it will not cause adverse reactions for my families skin and health.  The bottles are fun and will be perfect to incorporate into any laundry room decor and again, method is available in fun scents that the family will enjoy.

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Looking for fun Spring and Summer fashion inspiration?  Be sure to check out the ASOS and method collaboration for great fashion ideas inspired by method’s new fragrances.  These finds are all machine-washable!

Interested in trying out method laundry detergent for your family?  Use code: THREEFORME for $3 off your online purchase.  Click here to read more and see what is available.  Happy Laundry Washing!

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.