Posts tagged ‘back to school’

August 30, 2012

Review: Reebok Zigtech and ZigLite footwear

Can you believe it’s September?! Already?! With the little ones going back to school many of you parents out there are packing backpacks, filling pencil cases and stocking up on school snacks.
Amidst all the hustle and hustle – don’t forget to make sure your kids are rocking the cool kicks!
I recently had the opportunity to attend a lunch and learn with Reebok hosted by the lovely rock-it promotions where I was able to mingle with some other blogging mommies and learn more about this kids shoe line.
As soon as I saw the shoes I was impressed with the style and choice of colors. Lately ive been into simplicity in a kids shoe and these have just enough going on without being out of control and overwhelming.

Some fun facts:
• the ultra lightweight ZigLite technology features a sleek and light running shoe
• the unique design of the sole provides vertical an horizontal support ensuring comfort from heel to toe
• the multi-surface outsole gives awesome traction

H was lucky enough to score a pair to try. We’ve had our share of shoe issues with his chunky monkey feet (wide!) but they fit just fine.
He ran around outside at the park, the beach and walking around the street and I was impressed with the fact that he didn’t trip once! Rare for a toddler but I definitely attribute it to the sleek design of the shoe and the lightness.

There are no unnecessary design elements which would impede an active kid in his running and climbing escapades!
I’m a fan of these – mostly for the fact they combine style and function so well.
Oh! And they carry the same styles through up to men’s and women’s sizes which is a testament to how well they are designed as I’m seriously considering getting my own pair!
Ya know… If youre into that whole matching thing;)

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October 19, 2011

Mabel’s Labels: Review & Giveaway!

With the kiddies back to school and daycare, how much time does it take before your LO comes home sans the uber-cute hoodie you just got him/her?!  Losing, misplacing and having other kids take by mistake can all be avoided with Mabel’s Labels.

This group of moms became frustrated with their kids constantly losing their stuff.  They developed Mabels Labels after doing a ton of research and testing to ensure they had simply the best labels out there.

The great thing about these labels is that they are customizable so you can choose colours, symbols and designs to match your kid’s personality and gear.  We went with red/grey/skulls for H.

Brand: Mabel’s Labels

MSRP:  varies depending on set you choose

Key Features:  

– Uv resistant

– dishwasher, microwave, laundry safe

– 100 % satisfaction guarantee

Shoe Labels applied inside footwear

I Love It Because:  I’m a sucker for organizational tools and these are perfect – discreet enough so that you’re kid isn’t advertising his/her name out there for the world to see but clear enough that you won’t be mixing up jackets at the coat pegs!

The fact that all labels are fade/dishwasher/microwave/laundry resistant is the amazing.  All labels I used were tested in the above household helpers and all came out looking as new as when they were thrown in!  The labels also arrived within a day or so of placing my order which was simply fabulous.

But I Wish It Had:  There’s not much to complain about here but the one thing I did find is that the labels are a bit finicky to apply when you need to be careful not to get air bubbles trapped inside on the Tag Mates and since they are quite teeny.

So, Reco or No?  Yes I would highly reco these labels!  Because they come in such a wide variety of sets and packs they are actually a perfect personalized gift for any upcoming kids parties you have to go to!  They are a great combo of being fun for kids (since they can design their own labels) and practical for parents.

GIVEAWAY TIME! Wanna try it for yourself?  Mabel’s Labels is giving away a Back to School Combo  To enter simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post letting me know that you have done the following (#1 is your mandatory entry for this contest, the rest are extra entries):  Entries accepted until Wed October 26th 2011.  Canadian residents only.

#1 – ‘Like’ the Mabel’s Labels page here  and the StylnMommy page here and leave comment at the bottom of this post letting me know you’ve done this

#2 – Follow StylnMommy on Twitter here *extra entry* and leave a comment to let me know

Good Luck!

UPDATE:  WINNER LAURA THOMAS CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG – CONGRATS!

This Contest is open to Canadian Residents only. I was not compensated for this post and all views and opinions are my own.

Thanks!

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