#ImagineSpring with OshKosh B’Gosh Kids Spring Fashions

Disclosure – I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Clothes from Oshkosh B'Gosh

It seems like it was freezing just a week or so ago but now we’re already having high temps in the high 70s, low 80s and the azaleas are blooming like crazy. I didn’t think spring was ever going to get here and I’m thrilled that it has and that with it we get these longer days since the time change. We’ve been spending lots more time playing outside and that makes everybody happy, but especially momma since they’ve been sleeping so well at night after all the playtime.

I went over to the Oshkosh B’Gosh store at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, Alabama and was very pleased with such a large selection of adorable kids’ clothes at such great prices. There were lots of fabulous things on sale plus I had this coupon for 25% off an Oshkosh B’Gosh purchase of $30 or more.

Clothes from Oshkosh B'Gosh

There was so much to choose from that I didn’t have a problem finding some new spring clothes for all five of my kiddoes and I’m psyched to report that I ended up with 13 items for $118.52 after 25% off coupon, plus I got back $20 in Carter’s & Oshkosh Rewards that are good off any purchase of $20 or more through early May. My girls got two shirts each and my “pink” girl got an adorable pair of pink pants. My oldest son got a shirt and some much needed socks, and my identical boys got a shirt, pair of shorts and pair of swim trunks each. They were all happy campers about their new spring clothes couldn’t wait to model them for these pictures.

I can’t wait to go back and spend my rewards on more cool clothes for the kids! You can find a store near you here or check out their website, and don’t forget to grab your 25% off coupon! While you’re at it you can also check out Oshkosh on Facebook and Twitter.

Save Big on Trendy Clothes and Shoes with Beyond The Rack

Beyond The Rack My tax refund just arrived in my account today so I thought I’d celebrate with a little frugal splurge and I bought two pair of $80 shoes from Beyond The Rack for just $35.93 shipped including these super cute Wild Diva Open Toe Side Buckle heels. If you haven’t tried Beyond The Rack yet, I highly recommend that you check them out. They have fabulous deals that change on a daily basis and you can find everything there from designer handbags, clothing, home decor, kitchen appliances and even toys.

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Back to School Spree ThredUp Giveaway

Over 100 wonderful bloggers are joining together to bring you some fabulous prizes in the Back to School Spree Giveaway hop. Our fabulous sponsor thredUp is providing a generous prize package that you can enter to win in the widget below. Once you’ve completed your entry then hop on through the list below to check out all the other terrific prizes you could win

ThredUp is basically an online consignment store, where you can go and purchase gently used clothes at fabulous prices or you can clean out your kids closets and earn some cash in the process! I recently purchased six shirts and a pair of pants for just under $21 and I was super impressed not only with the quality and condition of the clothing, but also with the service and the packaging. My items arrived wrapped in tissue paper with a handwritten ‘enjoy’ on the label, and my girls have sure enjoyed wearing their new clothes.

Get a $10 credit at thredUp just for signing up for a free account and you can also take 20% off any order during August with the promo code AUGUST20. That’s a hot deal just in time for your back to school shopping! One lucky reader is going to win a $50 box of clothing from ThredUP plus a personal kids’ style consultation with Carly Fauth, Chief Mom at thredUP. Simply do any or all of the entry methods listed in the Rafflecopter widget below and you’ll be entered to win. This giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, August 31st.

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Don’t forget to click the links below to enter as many of the other amazing Back to School Spree giveaways as you would like! I highly recommend bookmarking this page so you can spread out your entries over a few days. Good luck!


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6 Simple Laundry Secrets to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

One of the best ways to make the most out of your hard-earned money is to take good care of things you already own.

Here are simple laundry secrets that are sure to help make your clothes last longer:

1. Treat stains as soon as possible

The secret to successfully getting rid of stains is to treat them as soon as you can. Vinegar, dishwashing liquid and shampoo are great stain removers! You can also carry a stain removal pen in your pocket or purse for when you’re on the go. Once the stain has been treated, simply wash the article of clothing as you normally would.

2. Keep them closed

Buckles and metal zippers easily snag on other clothing items. Make sure no zippers on jackets and pants are left unzipped during washing and drying.

3. Turn your clothes inside out

When clothing is turned inside out, buttons and zippers of shirts and pants are on the inner side, preventing them from damaging other items of clothing. Pants, especially jeans, are also often turned inside out during washing and drying so that they retain their dark color.

4. Don’t take color separation lightly

If you’ve got loads of laundry to deal with, don’t be tempted to just stuff everything in the machine all at once. Reds and blues tend to fade easily, and the last thing you want is for your favorite white shirt to turn light pink. At the very least, do a separate load of laundry for dark-colored clothes and a separate one for light-colored clothes.

5. Keep delicates in a bag

Underwear is pretty expensive—so you need to make the most out of it! Keep your delicates in a mesh bag or even an old pillowcase closed with two or three safety pins. This is also a great way to keep socks together during the entire washing and drying process.

6. Wash your clothes in cold water

Cold water is much gentler on clothing compared to hot water, since hot water tends to weaken clothing fibers such as elastic. Hot water can also cause shrinking for some fabrics, and can turn temporary stains into permanent ones. Apart from cleaning your clothes, cold water also uses less energy and is a whole lot cheaper!

Doing the laundry may seem like an even more grueling task now—but the extra effort will definitely go a long way. Follow the tips above and you’ll keep your clothes in great condition for years to come!

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Extra 15%-20% Off Clothes & Shoes at Sears!

This week only take an extra 15% off all apparel and intimates online when you use promo code BACK2CAMPUS.  Plus, you can take and additional 20% off all shoes sold by Sears with promo code FALL4SHOES20.