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Want the inside scoop from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Kids Rock show?

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From an exceptional collection of athelic apperal, Nike, Nike SB, Jordan aka Jumpman 23, Levis, to sun & surf Hurley, the Kids Rock show was a hit!

Teen superstar Carly Rose opened up the show, while DJ Kai Song spun both current & old school tunes, making the crowd bounce in their seats!

Fab hypercolors seem to be trending with splashes of fun patterns & funky graphic designs, making these US Brands stand out from the rest!

Love the versility each line offered, as well as being able to, “mix & match”! 

Nike’s hyer colors took to the run way with fun prints and accesories, as did the Nike SB line which made every kid want a skateboard!

The Jordan line is screamed, “basketball” and their athletic sets are sure to please any player.

Classic Converse footwear and apperal with grapic prints & solids are a fun staple in any childs closet!  Who doesnt love Converse footwear?

From land to sea, the Hurley has mastered trendy beach wear for kids!  Adore their graphics and designs making kids look like kids!

Levis ended the show mixing light & dark denium, then showcased denim jeans that feel like sweats!  ~LOVE this!

The true diva of the show was Leah Stills, a cancer survivor who truly put the R in ROCK!

Check out her book at iamleahstrong.com, & keep Leah in your prayers.  She is an inspiration to all!

Take it from a Mom Who had a blast at the Kids Rock show, & thank you to Haddad brands for a fabulous preview!

Want a fun Valentine’s Day gift to make with the kiddies?

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Then gather all your broken crayons!

There is nothing more exciting for children then to make a gift for someone.

This activity is so easy that a 2 year old could help!

Heart Crayons
*12 silicone hearts
*Broken crayons
*Parchment paper
*Cookie sheet
*Bowl
*Scented candle

Directions:
1.) Preheat your oven to 375*, & line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2.) Have the children help peel all of the wrappers (discard then) from the crayons and set the crayons aside in a bowl.

* I light a scented candle in the kitchen to cover the strong scent when the crayons are cooking, & when they are removed from the oven.

3.) Next have the kids help break the crayons into small pieces and fill each heart liner halfway.

4.) Place each heart onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheet & bake in the center of the oven for 10 minutes.

5.) Afterwards let cool completely for 30 minutes, then pop out each heart crayon.

(Note, this activity can be done with any silicone muffin shape & makes great gifts!)

Take it from a Mom Who loves making each holiday fun for our kiddies! Enjoy!

Want to know my fave brands for Fall 2015 that were featured at the ENK Trade Show?

Fall 2015 is all about different hues of deep neutrals, greens, blues and purples, teal, dark grey and metallics!

From A-Z loving the following brands…

*Aliva Simone
*Anasai The Little Goods Company
*Andy & Evan
*Appaman
*Aria Children’s Clothing
*Autumn Cashmere
*Blue Pony Vintage
*Bling2O goggles
*Dedo Kids
*Dilascia
*Havoc Denim
*Hudson Jeans
*Imoga
*Joes Jeans
*Junk Food Tees
*KanDi Jewlery
*Kapital K
*K Way
*Marin + Morgan
*Mayoral
*Melissa shoes
*Milk & Soda accessories
*Mini Rodini
*Monster Coats
*Native Kids shoes
*Naturino shoes
*Nununu
*Oil & Water
*PreFresh tees
*Primigi shoes
*Sierra Julian
*Spunky Stork
*Urban Sunday
*Val Max
*Vierra Rose
*Zara Terez

From fun patterns, fringe, silks, tweeds, velvets, metallics, faux fir, solids & fun accessories, fall fashion is sure to please!

Take it from a Mom Who loved getting a glimpse for fall at ENK, & catching up with a few of my fave designers!

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Want my fab, “Meatless Monday Lentil Stew” recipie?

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Then head to the market ASAP!

Lentils are a fabulous alternative to meat, as well as packed with protein and essential vitamins!

This by far is one of my best creations which your family will devour!

The ingredients you will need are as follows:
*1 small Organic onion chopped
*2 cloves of minced Organic garlic
*2 boxes of Organic Vegetable Broth
*1 can of Organic Tomato Paste
*1 package of Trader Joes cooked French Lentils, OR 2 cans of cooked lentils
* 1/2 cup of Organic parsley chopped
*1 small bag OR box of Organic baby spinach chopped
*1 package of Organic peeled butternut squash
*4 Organic carrots peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
*1 of each of the following Organic celery root, rutabaga peeled and turnips cut into 1-2 inch pieces
*Small piece of a parmesan rind
*4 tbs of Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil
*Sea salt & pepper to taste
*Pinch of sugar
*Grated Parmesan cheese
*Crusty bread

Directions:
1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a cookie sheet add carrots, celery root, rutabaga, turnips & butternut squash, drizzle with 2 tbs of olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt. Roast the vegetables for 10 min, toss then roast for an additional 10 minutes.

2.) In the meantime, add 2 tbs of olive oil to a large pot heat for 2 minutes in a medium flame. Next add onions, garlic & sprinkle with a pinch of sugar until golden brown for about 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally.

3.) Afterwards add the lentils & tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.

4.) Slowly pour the vegetable stock, parmesan rind, & root vegetables, then stir and cook until boiling. Cook for an additional 15 minutes.

5.) Next stir in spinach, parsley and cook for 5 minutes and season with salt & pepper.

Serve with crusty bread and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. (Our children like shredded fresh mozzarella on top.). ~Enjoy!

Take it from a Mom Who makes a double of this recipe and freezes it for snowy days!

Looking for more fab mobile device or electronic decorative accessories?

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Then head to idecoz.com!

This company does it yet again!

From mirrors, to micro fiber reusable screen cleaner stickers, home button stickers, screen charms and so much more. Their larger stickers can be used on computers, lockers and walls, which will not damage surfaces I am told.

iDecoz products are reusable, and a great way to personalize electronics and have so many other uses.

Love them for party favors, or to give as gifts. ~Adore this company!

Take it from a Mom Who loves her rhinestone square mirror and bling for my iPhone, thanks iDecoz.

Want to know the next children’s athletic apparel that will be the hottest line this Spring?

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Puma that is!

Last week I had the opportunity to preview the entire Puma children’s collection at United Legwear & Apparel Company, as well as attend their fab fashion show in NYC!

DJ Fulano rocked the turntables as the hippest models strutted their stuff in Puma’s new children’s activewear collection for Spring 2015!

From hyper colors, to trendy prints, this line is sure to please the kiddies, especially with their mantra: ‘Forever Faster’!

Love the use of performance fabric, quality stitching, graphics which the Puma design team truly have mastered!

From sets to separates, parents will adore the mix & match accessibility which makes getting dressed a breeze!

Take it from a Mom Who predicts that Puma Spring collection will be the next, “must have” activewear for kids! ~Enjoy!