Back to School with Walmart

Kids Outfits:

You guys, I can’t believe it’s already time for the kids to go back to school! This summer has been consumed with renovating and packing and moving, and all of a sudden… BAM!!!… it’s over! I’m always sad when summer ends, but the kids actually LUV school and they’re super excited to get started in the new year and meet their new teachers and see their friends… so, I’m excited for them! PLUS… I have a MILLION things to do at the new house, so I could use the shift back to our routines! We usually do our school shopping super early, because if you know me, you know that back-to-school shopping might be one of my very favorite things to do. Always has been, even when I was a kid. But the crazy busy summer had us up until the last minute shopping this year. Luckily, I’ve been shopping a ton at Walmart lately and I’d been seeing some of the cutest kids’ items so I had my eye on a few things I knew the kids would LUV…

Corbin’s obsessed with all things Fortnite right now! I mean, he seriously could make an entire wardrobe/room/life of Fortnite everything and be ridiculously happy! So he was SUPER excited about his new backpack and lunchbox and other Fortnite items I found him at Walmart.

I also got Corbin this 2-pack of athletic shorts bc he pretty much wants to live in t-shirts and comfortable athletic shorts. And y’all… it’s 2 pairs of shorts for $8.88!! These are great for school and play bc they’re easy and comfortable and you don’t have to worry about them beating them up at these prices! They come in several other colors too!

His Fortnite shirt is only $9 and comes in other prints too! His backpack is under $17. His exact lunchbox is an in-store purchase only, but there is this super similar one if you can’t make it to the store. His shoes are an in-store purchase only too but I HIGHLY suggest you take a trip into the store to grab them bc they comes in tons of colors (for boys and girls) and they are only $5!!!

More Boy’s Fashion:

I got Emie a couple of these mix and match t-shirt & printed leggings sets. Y’all… this set is under $12 for both the top AND leggings! I think this gray and pink leopard is so adorable and these sets are perfect for now and to transition into fall! But the real Holy Grail of my entire back-to-school shopping here were THESE TENNIS SHOES that I got Em! I’ve gotten her literally the exact same pair of shoes every year for the past 3 years in pink and in black. But the crazy thing is that I have bought them the past 2 years from a different retailer for 3 times the price! I guess manufacturers carry some of the same items, just with different brands put on them. And we pay a ton more at certain retailers than others. So before I spent $30 a pair on these shoes but I was elated when I found the exact same ones for $10 AT WALMART! Unfortunately, the black was sold out in her size or I would have gotten her both colors again, but I’m definitely going to keep my eye open for a restock in her size. In the mean time, there are tons of sizes in both the pink and black. Anywho- grab these tennis shoes! Total steal!!

More Girl’s Fashion:

OTHER WALMART ITEMS WE LUV..

Kids’ Shoes:

Backpacks:

Easily shop for school supplies from the comfort of your home with the links below:

If you aren’t sure how amazing these prices are, just click on the photos in the carousels above of the items you like! You’ll be blown away by affordable prices on some of the cutest items! No matter your children’s ages or where you live, there’s truly something for everyone! Watch for more of my Walmart finds on my Instagram!

*Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post! Affiliate links are also used in this post, which means I get a commission when you purchase items at my recommendation. As always, all opinions are my own and I thank you so very much for your support!

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Amazon Items I Often Link

Below are links to items I often mention in my Instagram and link in all of my social channels. Simply click on the photo of the item you want to shop, and it will take you directly to the item details…

*Affiliate links are used in this post, which means I get a commission if you purchase items at my recommendation. Thanks, as always, for your support.

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All Things Valentine’s Day: Cute Heart Fashion, Gift Ideas for Him, Date Night Dresses

I asked you guys on Instagram what content you wanted to see for Valentine’s Day and the vote was spread. The top 3 things you mentioned you wanted to see were Valentine’s Day casual fashion, gift ideas for him and date night dresses! So I tried to cover a little bit of all of it here! I know a lot of people say V Day is overrated, but it remains special to me. However you decide to celebrate {or not}, I hope you feel the LUV…

My sweatshirt is only $11! Shipping was fast. I got mine in only a few days, so if you order soon, you should have with plenty of time for Valentine’s Day! My jeans are currently 50% off and run TTS! Here is my fav red designer bag (smaller version). Here are my Golden Goose sneakers. Here is my initial necklace that is only $15!

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How I Feel About Dakota Reaching Her Milestones & Our Fav New Activity Mat by Tiny Love

*Thank you Tiny Love for sponsoring this post! I did receive compensation for my review of this product, but as usual, all opinions are my own and I do not endorse anything I do not absolutely LUV!

Because Dakota was born almost 2 months early, it’s been a little slower pushin’ over here on reaching some of her “milestones” than our other kids. Which is TOTALLY OK! For me, I’ve never put pressure on when my children sit, crawl, walk, give up their bottle (or binky) or worry when they’re going to stop needing things like their blanky or favorite stuffed animal in their backpack to get through the school day. “Pack that blanky in your backpack, baby!” These days are fleeting and the last thing I need is for them to grow faster than they already are! I know they won’t be taking their bottle or binky with them to college and they’ll be crawling/walking in no time. So, I’ll be honest, I just don’t worry about when their timing is to take that next step… no pun intended.

I’ll also say that I don’t believe that when a child sits, crawls or walks typically has any major indication as to their level of intelligence or their physical capabilities in their future (unless, of course, other conditions exist). I’ve learned through experiences from our first child, now to our third, that parents can put a lot of pressure on themselves as it pertains to their children’s milestones. For me, I say LET THEM BE LITTLE. And I embrace whatever pace my littles decide work for them.

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An Update on My Life, The Loss of Others & How I Plan to Take on the New Year

Several weeks ago I lost a friend from college, who took his life tragically and unexpectedly. He was an exceptional human, the life of the party, a friend to many…

This past week I lost another friend. He hasn’t been part of my life since we were “kids”. But since learning a few days ago that he {also} took his life, only one month or so after my other friend, in the same tragic way… I have felt myself feeling cynical, angry, and of course, sad. As I’ve still been trying to process the death of my other friend, left with so many questions of how does something like this happen, I find myself constantly asking the question… How could these good people be choosing to take their own lives? Leaving behind children, parents, siblings, friends…

As we go into the new year, we’re all setting goals for ourselves. We want to lose some lbs, eat better, organize our homes, declutter our closets… We’re planning for all of the ways we can prioritize our physical selves and our outer circumstances. And pretty much everyone I’ve talked to has the same or similar goals and plans for the new year. Me, included.

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All I Want to Do is Bake & Watch Christmas Movies with eBay

I don’t know about all of you but December hits (OK, maybe even in November) and all I want to do is bake and watch Christmas movies. I think it’s another reason I put my holiday decorations up so early bc I want to be able to enjoy all the things as much as possible when the holidays hit. One Christmas tradition we do every year, that was passed down by my Dad and his family before him… is make vintage-inspired Christmas cookies. My dad moved permanently to his Utah house last year, so we’re carrying out the tradition here without him. The cookies are named after his mom, my {middle} namesake “Lulu’s Christmas Cookies” (my middle name Louise, which was her name, and everyone called her “Lulu). I’m so grateful to have eBay to find all of the vintage accessories and tools I need to make these traditional cookies that are so special to us!

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A Roundup of my Recent Insta Posts

I’m sharing a lot of looks right now to get you inspired for all your holiday activities! And almost everything I post is ON SALE LATELY! So, I thought I’d create this little roundup of my recent insta posts with easily shoppable links to create one easy place for you to shop my posts! Simply click the “Shop the Look” hyperlink under each photo for shoppable links!

SHOP THIS LOOK

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Tween/Teen Girl Gift Guide

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR TWEEN/TEEN GIRLS:

Em’s tee (on sale for under $10!)/ Em’s leggings (currently on sale for $7.48!)

Em likes pretty much anything from Abercrombie Kids (right now you get a free stuffy with every $50 purchase and there are lots of sales!), Claires (which is buy one, get one free right now), and Amazon. A great store for shopping for teenage girls is Urban Outfitters and Hollister!

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