Petite Parade’s Children’s Fashion Week Wow Factor!

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Fashion is my passion, and Petite Parade is one of the many highlites that showcase children’s fashion in New York!

This fall, Spring Studios was taken over by many fabulous designers, photographers, models & fun activities for all minis!

Parsons School of Fashion spotlighted top students unique fashion for Spring whose talents were prevelant on the runway!  Look out… for I predict these talented students will have a great future in the children’s industry!

From head to toe, Little Miss Matched paired solids with fun prints and graphic designs to every look!  From accessories to footwear, fun and trendy outfits are sure to please!

Marin + Morgan’s flow of soft pastel colors glided down the runway with ruffle accents, & fab prints for Spring 2015!  I discovered this dynamic duo a year ago, & adore their line!

Olvis Lace and floral dresses took elegance a step further. Their french lace dresses and gowns put the P in the princess!

Laer’s leather take down took eveyones breath away! Buttery leather jackets, bombers, vests of pastels, meatalics and rockstar black are, “Wow Factor” worthy!

All hand sewn, made in LA, this line is a must for your little fashionista!

New Balance kicks adorned the feet of some of the models in the show. Featuring meatalics, two toned patterns, solids and more! ~Loving this classic line for the entire family!

Jessica Simpson’s line of bohemian bliss for girls ended the show with a feel for Spring! From florals, fringe to boho chic, her designs are sure to please!

DJ Alden & the Waffle Subway Dancers ended the show with a fab dance party sponsored by New Balance.

Every chair was empty, while the entire studio transformed into smiles, giggles bopping to hip & trendy tunes!

No one showcases children’s fashion in NYC non other than Petite Parade, taking childrens fashion to another level each year!

Looking foward to another fab show this winter, thanks Petite Parade!

Looking to tame unruly hair for your children?

Then check out, “SoCozy” hair products!

Our children have very thick hair, as well as cowlicks & morning tangles which can be diffuclt to manage until now!

My son’s 1st haircut twelve years ago was done at the haircut guru for children, Cozy’s Cuts For Kids in New York City.

Cozy Friedman has been working with childrens hair for over twenty years and created three amazing haircair lines, “Cinch, Behave, & Boo”.  Minus harsh chemicals, these products work on all types of hair too. 


Cinch products include my fave, detangler, 2 & 1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash all in 1, and a conditioner.

Behave products include gel, styling cream and a mousse which are fab for styling!

Boo products are preventative lice shampoo and detangler spray. 

SoCozy products can be found at www.socozy.com, Target stores & online, as well as sets on hsn.com!

I recieve products all the time, and this line is a must and kid approved!

Never has a detangler ever worked this well on our daughters hair, and a little goes a long way!

Take it from a Mom adores SoCozy products & you will too!  Enjoy!

Thanks Cozy for making styling a cinch!

Looking for a Pesto sauce that is kid approved, & packed with vitamins?

 

 
Then head out to your local farm or market!

“Mom Who Knows Pesto Sauce”

Ingredients:

*1 cup of packed organic basil leaves 

*1 cup of packed organic baby spinach

*1 organic garlic clove

*2/3 cup if organic extra virgin olive oil

*1/4 cup of organic walnuts or pistachio nuts (For nut allergies, you could use organic pumpkin or sunflower seeds in place of nuts.)

*1/2 cup of grated Parmasean cheese

*Salt & pepper to taste

*Grilled chicken, shrimp or 1 can of organic rinsed small white beans

Directions:

1.) Put the garlic clove in the mortar or food  processor until it is a paste-like consistency.

2.) Next add the nuts or seeds, then basil, spinach and continue to smash or pulse until the same paste-like consistency.  

3.) Add 1/2 of the olive oil and blend or pulse until smooth.

4.) Afterwards, add salt & pepper to taste, and grated cheese.

5.) Pour the remaining oil on top and serve with a spiral pasta & fold in the protien of your choice.

By cutting 1/2 the garlic and basil out of most traditional Pesto sauce recipes, I have found that most children enjoy this dish.

Take it from a Mom Who loves cooking with her children!

Enjoy a one pot meal packed with vitamins, and a dish that your children will love to make with you!

Want a memorable painting for your children to do this summer?

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Then head to your local craft store for the following!

There is nothing more I love then to create fun experiences for our family!

Painting at the beach, pond or lake is an activity that your children will adore!

Just pick up the following:

*Package of rectangular canvases 

*Crayola washable paint sets 1 set per 2 children

*Multi size paint brushes

*1 paper cup per child

*Beach blanket

*Paper towels

*1 bucket of sand

*Pencil

*Sharpie marker

“Momwhoknows Painting ala Fresco Activity”

Simply set up a beach blanket for the kids with a canvas, paint, cups filled with water to clean brushes, a paper towel and sand cup.

Draw 3 equal horizatal lines on the canvus as a blueprint if your child wants to paint a landscape (sky, water, land).

After they are finished, sprinkle some sand on the wet painting if it is a beach scene, then dry in the sun.

If the paint is too sheer, they can go over & do another layer of paint to give their painting a more vivid look.  

Afterwards have your child sign their name on the right corner like a true artist!

This activity can be done as early as age 3+, and will be one your family will enjoy!

Take it from a Mom who wants to do a few more this weekend and have a family show the end of the summer!

Looking for a healthy snack for the kiddies great for the beach or pool?

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Then pick up a seedless watermelon!

There is nothing more refreshing then seasonal fruit!

Whether it be a snack or a refreshing pick me up, my “Watermelon Fingers” are a hit!

Directions:

1.) Simply wash your Organic seedless watermelon with fruit wash, then rinse under water.

2.) Cut the melon in half, & work with one half at a time.

3.) Face the melon fruitside down, cut the ends off and discard. Afterwards make 1 inch slices, and place onto a dish or platter.

4.) With the other half do the same, & place in small ziplocks and freeze in portion sizes.

My Momwhoknows Watermelon Fingers are great for dessert, teething, fat lips, or to simply enjoy at the beach (instant ice pack)!

Take it from a Mom who just bought another watermelon, lol!  Enjoy!

Looking for fab gifts for Father’s Day?

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Then check out my fave pics this year!

For the baseball fan… Shwoodshop makes a Loiusville Slugger Collection eyeglasses that are truly unique!  (www.shwoodshop.com)

If cologne is Dad’s thing, then I love Prada Luna Rosa Eau De Toilette.  (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus)

Ralph Lauren’s custom monogram Polos are great for the golf loving Dad.  (www.polo.com)

Aviators are still a classic trend in eyewear, & Maui Jim has a fab selection!  What’s great about this company is that most of their eyewear can be made with prescription lenses, & their warranty is amazing!  (www.mauijim.com)

For the Wall Street Dad, loving Mr. Cufflink’s Buy/Sell & Sell High/BuyLow cufflinks. (mrcuff.com)

Collar Stays always break or get lost, but Power Stays that are magnetic will be a favorite to Dad!  (Nordstrom)

BBQ meet The Green Egg smokers!  They come in many sizes, & have amazing ratings! (Home Depots, Lowes, or most hardware stores)

Williams Sonoma’s monogram steak brand is a fun gift for the BBQ loving Dad! (www.williamssonoma.com)

If adventure is the game for Dad, then The Go Pro camera is a must!  This camera has many functions & has a waterproof case as well, perfect for the beach!  (Best Buy, Amazon)

For the handy Dad, Gorilla Light is a must-have gift!  (Home Depot, Lowes or most hardware stores)

Speaking of the beach or for poolside, Sunny Life’s waterproof radio & is fab for tunes ala fresco!  (Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Amazon)

Dads who love kayaking will love the Point 65W which LL Bean sells online.  This lego-like kayak is the coolest one I have seen so far!  Great for travel, small storage spaces, & can be expanded with other kits!  (www.llbean.com)

Recordable books for Dad from Hallmark store are a treasure & are a timeless gift! (www.hallmark.com)

Some other picks are matching swimwear for Dad & the kiddies.  (www.vilebraquin.com, www.polo.com, www.landsend.com, www.jcrew.com)

Man Crates fun boxes gifts for men, the gift collections are endless!  (www.mancrates.com)

For the fish loving Dad, the Fishing Enthusiast has it all for the deepsea or freshwater lover!  (www.fishingenthusiast.com) 

When in doubt a handmade gift & card is one of the BEST gifts a child can give from the heart!

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s out there like mine & my husband!