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Gymboree #MadeYouSmile – New styles in time for school!

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Gymboree Sale On Now!

Gymboree always takes strides to create new and fun clothing for kids, and just recently has re-branded with a new trendy product line for kids, just in time for school!  We have about a month here until school officially starts, so back to school shopping is definitely on the list.  Even as a homeschool mom, I enjoy refreshing my boys’ wardrobe fall as stores bring out fun new fall styles. 

Gymboree Smile Shirt - so adorable

The new line includes fun new graphic t-shirts and accessories, as well as multi-seasonal basics.  Pieces are designed to work together well, being mixed and matched as your kids please.  I just love these cute girl’s shoes!  There is a lot of 80s influence in the new styles, and I just love it!  My boys will love it as well as they are interested lately in 80s music (thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy!)  It’s so fun seeing them interested in something that takes me back to my own childhood. 

And this cardigan and skirt are absolutely adorable!  If I had a little girl, these would definitely be on our Back To School shopping list.  Honestly, I would take one of those sweaters as a staple fall piece for myself if it came in my size! 

One of my favorite features of the new line is how easily the pieces can be mixed and matched together.  If you take a look through the different tops, skirts, jeans, and other pieces, you’ll see that there is so much versatility. This is a great opportunity to let your kids pick their own clothes while not having to worry they’ll be totally mismatched.  My boys love picking out their own clothes – it gives them a sense of independence and makes them smile! 

Soon to be released is also a new “Made You Smile” mobile app with fun features, as well as weekly drawings into the Surprize Surprize Sweepstakes, which has some pretty awesome prizes!  You should be able to either download the app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store, depending on what kind of phone you use. 

If you are a frequent Gymboree shopper, you will definitely want to make sure you are signed up for Gymboree Rewards!  For every dollar you spend, you’ll earn a point!  Once you accumulate 200 points, you will get a $10 reward.  You will also have exclusive access to offers and shopping events.  Head on over to sign up for Gymboree Rewards!

Gymboree also has an awesome GymBucks program – during earning periods, you can get $25 GymBucks for every $50 spent.  That’s an awesome deal! 

When you sign up for emails, you will get 20% off your next purchase as well.  This is also a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on future sales. 

I can’t wait to head into the store and check out the new line in person and see what my boys pick out!  What are some of your favorite pieces? 

gymboree kid's clothing logo

Build A Bear ideas for Boys

Build A Bear has so many awesome products now that boys can have just as much fun as girls!  I was so excited to learn of their recent Jurassic World and Pokémon lines, as well as many others my boys enjoy such as the Avengers and Paw Patrol. 

I went on a search to see what awesome products I could find online because we don’t all live near a Build A Bear store, and sometimes we need to shop online.  Here is some of what I found that I just know my boys would love! 

Please note not all products listed are Build A Bear branded. 

 

Build A Bear Workshop Firefighter Costume

 

Build A Bear Workshop Jurassic World T-Rex

“I’m the Birthday Boy” T-shirt and Shorts

 

Build A Bear Workshop Darth Vader Costume

 

Pirate Boy With Sword Outfit

 

Build A Bear Workshop Shark Week Plush Great White Shark Gift Set

 

Fisherman with Hat and Pole Outfit

 

Karate Uniform Outfit

 

Build A Bear Workshop Black Canvas High Top Shoes

 

Build A Bear Workshop Chicago Bears Fan Outfit (other teams available as well!)

 

 

Build A Bear Ideas for Girly Girls

A trip to Build-A-Bear is an exciting experience for a child, but if you don’t live near a store or want to surprise your little one with some accessories, online is the way to go.  You can either shop Build-A-Bear.com or check out some of the cute stuff I found on Amazon! 

 

Here are some great Build A Bear ideas for girly girls! 

Build A Bear Workshop Birthday Girl Bear featuring sequin flats!

 

Build A Bear Workshop Honey Girls Plush mp3 Player

 

Build A Bear Workshop Furever Princess Wand

 

Build A Bear Workshop Pretty in Pink Teddy Bear Gift Set

 

Build A Bear Fuschia Sequin Bows  

 

Build A Bear Workshop Girl Scouts S’mores Campout Teddy Bear

 

There are even some adorable non-B-A-B branded items that I just can’t help but share with you! 

 

Summer Dress Outfit

 

Adorable Hearts Dress 

 

 

Purple Fairy Princess Outfit

 

 

Free Summer Activity: Kids Bowl Free

Free Summer Activity: Kids Bowl Free

 

Kids Bowl Free is the perfect free summer activity for families across the U.S.  Participating bowling alleys offer two free games per kid per day, from May until August!

I admit I haven’t taken my kids bowling as much as they would like to because otherwise it’s just so expensive.  After paying for a couple of games for the four of us (my husband and I included because why should we miss out?) and paying for shoe rental, I am exhausted thinking of how much I spent.  But through Kids Bowl Free, I can guarantee two free games per day for my kids. 

I highly recommend heading to Walmart for a cheap pair of shoes that can serve as bowling shoes.  Buy something that has a light sole and only wear them for bowling.  You’ll save so much on shoe rental!  At $3 per kid each day we bowl, it adds up.  Instead, I bought $12 shoes for each of them and after 4 games, we would have paid that just for rental.  Now we will also have a spare set of shoes for the school year! 

Now what about the parents?  Kids Bowl Free has special deals for you too.  It’s not quite as awesome as the free two games a day, but you can get some significant discounts.  Take advantage and join in the fun with your kids – you deserve it and they will love it! 

(I also recommend buying a pair of shoes to serve as bowling shoes for you also if you plan on bowling…seriously you’ll be so much more comfortable too!) 

 

Free summer bowling for kids!

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