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About the author  ⁄ Andrea Fellman

Andrea Fellman is a Mom who hasn't lost her style to motherhood. She is the owner and editor-in-chief of Savvy Sassy Moms and manages a team of creative contributors that work hard to keep moms up to date on the latest trends. Andrea loves social media and works on a variety of social media campaigns with brands big and small. Connect with Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram Andrea's biggest passion is traveling with her family and is currently living in Costa Rica! She is writing about her travels over at Wanderlust Living and you can follow her personal journey on Instagram

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Pinterest Pin Break

As we gear up for Memorial weekend, which is the official kick off to Summer!  We wanted to celebrate with a Pinterest event to get you in the mood and totally prepared for your Summer Vacation.  Whether it’s planning a backyard BBQ or heading out on an epic family road trip we’ve got the recipes, ideas and travel hacks to get you prepared.

We’ve teamed up with Valencia So Cal, La Jolla Mom and Some Day I’ll learn for a Memorial Weekend Pin Break. Every day this week we will pin for 30 minutes onto our Memorial Weekend inspired Pinterest Boards and we want you to join the fun!

How to Play:

1. Follow Valencia SoCal on Pinterest

2. Join the Pinterest Pin Break and re-pin at least two pins from the five Pinterest curated boards.

Monday: Summer Cooking

Tuesday: Beach Chic

Wednesday: Backyard Camping

Thursday: Cool Treats

Friday: Summer Road Trips

3. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below!

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You must Re-pin two pins form the five boards listed above.
Must be 18 years old and a US resident

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Springs Fitness Fashion Trends CALIA Spring has sprung! And you know what that means, right? It’s time to prep your activewear drawer with all-new, season-ready workout looks – think popping bright hues, playful prints, unexpected details and super-chic sports bras designed to help you spring into action at any time. The pieces we’re currently coveting are light, lovely, and guaranteed to punch-up your get-fit look. Read on for a high fashion roundup of spring 2015’s workout trends that will get your blood pumping before your workout even begins.

Spring’s fitness fashion trends


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Luscious lemon

This spring, it’s all about zesty yellow. And, while this season’s “it” hue is popping up on everything from swimsuits to dresses and accessories and nails, sun-lit gear is the best way to add some unexpected flair to your workout look.

Wondering how to wear this poppy shade? Throw on a simple solid top for balance, and prepare for your most motivating, mood-boosting, and invigorating workout ever.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Essential Tank Top

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Fierce floral

We can’t get enough of the new and innovative ways floral prints are being brought to life this season. Traditionally thought of as pretty and feminine, 2015’s hottest floral prints are brighter, more graphic, and include a touch of tough. Make the look work for you by pairing them with a classic tank, super-sleek ponytail, and simple sneaker. Slip ‘em on and your spring wardrobe will be coming up rosy in no time.

Get the look: CALIA bv Carrie Underwood Women’s Essential Printed Tight Fit Capris in Classical Floral

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Lovely lace

A pretty girl go-to, lace has continuously been on the top of every fancy lady’s wish list. But, this season, the power of this beautiful fabric is stronger than ever. Popping up on everything from flirty spring dresses to perfectly-pretty workout gear, this textured fabric is the best way to stay cool (hello, ventilation!) and cute at the same time. Slip some on and prepare to turn heads from every angle.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Lace Back Three-Quarter Shirt

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Strappy sports bras

Reveal your toned, sculpted shoulders and back in a sexy, strappy sports bra. Wear this season’s essential workout piece under your favorite racer-back tank, backless top, or slip it on solo to show off those abs. Our new season favorites are so cute, we’re wearing them for working out, going out, and beyond. There’s never been a better time to step up your support system.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Inner Power Seamless Double Strap Bra

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Anywhere woven capri

These days comfy pants are not only reserved for yoga class and lazy Sunday mornings in bed. Today’s lightweight woven capris have on-trend details, a super-comfy waistband, and are versatile in style – making them perfect for the gym and beyond. The pair we love are functional enough for yoga and other light workouts, comfortable enough to lounge at home, and stylish enough to wear around town.

Get the look: CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Anywhere Woven Capris

Now you can step out this spring with an extra bounce in your step. With silhouettes that stand out and hues designed to inspire, you’re ready for warmer- weather workouts with CALIA by Carrie Underwood. Check out the video below and visit DICK’S Sporting Goods and Caliastudio.com  for more stylish fitness apparel!

#staythepath to peak fitness by following @CALIAbyCarrie and @dickssportinggoods on Instagram.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

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CORAL Crush
Coral Color Crush

Color is one of my absolute favorite things. I LOVE color. In fact, I hardly have any black or grey clothing, shoes or accessories, my closet is more a rainbow of color. So when the new Spring colors start to roll in I get pretty excited. I am already obsessed with everything yellow, but coral is another Spring color that has definitely caught my eye. Coral is a nice alternative to pink and is a color that looks good on anyone. Much like navy and white, coral seems to be a Spring staple when the weather gets warmer. In fact, you’re probably ready to break out those white jeans and pairing them with coral is pretty much perfection.

Take a look at my favorite coral picks…

1. Kendra Scott Rae Coral Necklace $65
2. Benefit Cosmetics Plush Lip Gloss $16
3. Jacki Design Travel Bag $25
4. Dress My Cupcake Wood Coral Dessert Forks $21
5. Kate Spade Flamingo Phone Case $40
6. Etsy Coral Wood Jewelry Box $16
7. Essie Corals $8.50
8. Natori Feathers Contour Plunge Bra $68
9. Trina Turk Poolside cosmetic bag $68
10. Dolce Vita Datsun Leather Sandal $70
11. Tory Burch Robinson Woven Satchel $485

Do you like the coral color trend? Which item is your favorite?

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Jessica Alba Travel Style

Jessica Alba travel style

Celebrity mom Jessica Alba has the perfect style — she’s always dressed appropriately and classy, while sporting the latest trends. I also love that she is a busy working mom of two and still manages to look totally put together in an effortless, chic way. This photo of Jessica Alba at LAX caught my attention because of her simple, yet oh-so-chic travel style. Here’s the good news ladies — you can get this Jessica Alba travel style too! Let me break it down for you….

Photo Credit: PR photos

White Duster Coat White Blazers Jessica Alba Style

Duster coats & white blazers

Duster coats are a perfect lightweight coat for spring and definitely on-trend. While a duster coat might not be for you, you can easily pull off a similar look with a white blazer. White blazers are chic and can dress up your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans in a second.

Rag & Bone Sydney Slouch Blazer ($550) /   Asos Monki Duster Coat ($90)  /  Utility Topper Coat ($107) / Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer ($74)
Button Up Blouse Travel Style

Button-up blouse

We love these feminine button-up shirts, inspired by button-up oxford shits for men. These are easy to throw on and make the boyfriend jeans and the blazer feel a little more girlie. Choose a stripes, floral or a small printed pattern and make sure the fabric is light.

Printed Roll-Sleeve Button-Up Shirt ($55) / Striped Long-Sleeve Button Shirt ($54)  / Old Navy Patterned Shirt ($16) / Madewell Celestial Button-Up Shirt ($80)

Favorite Boyfriend Jeans Mom Style Celebrity Style Get the Look

Boyfriend jeans

Boyfriend jeans just might be the best thing ever invented for a busy mom on-the-go. Boyfriend jeans get you out of those yoga pants, but they can be just as comfortable. Finding the best boyfriend jeans might take some time, but when you find the perfect pair, they’ll be your best friend. Loyal and dependable.

GAP 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans ($80) /  Treasure & Bond Skinny Crop Boyfriend Jeans ($88) / Wit & Wisdom distressed Boyfriend Jeans ($74) / KUT from the Kloth Adele Boyfriend Jean ($89)

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Nude d’orsay flats

D’orsay flats are a great chic travel shoe and easy to slip on and off at airport security. Every girl should have a nude d’orsay flat in their shoe collection. They’re a classic neutral shoe that can work with just about any outfit and these pointy toes dress up any casual look.

Urban Outfitters Renee d’orsay Flat ($59) /  Candy d’ Orsay Suede Flat ($69) / Up all Night d’ Orsay Flat ($60)  / Nina d’Orsay Flat ($295) / Alana d”Orsay Flat ($118) / Vince Nina Croc d’Orsay Flat ($325)

Cool Blue Sunglasses Trends Celebrity Style Cool blue sunglasses

We love getting a new pair of sunglasses! This is the one accessory that can make Mom look stylish, even if she’s looking a bit disheveled or needing to hide those bags under her eyes from being up all night with a new baby. I am loving the fun colorful sunglasses that are shaking things up a bit this spring!

Ray Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses  ($170) / Coach Christina Sunglasses ($158) /
X-Ray Clear w/ Blue Glasses USA ($94) / Ray-Ban Metal Aviators ($200) / Coach CARROLL Blue Sunglasses ($178)

Stylish Luggage and Blue Handbags Travel Style

Stylish Luggage & Handbags

Finding a stylish piece of luggage can be pretty challenging, but leave it to Jessica Alba to have a cute spinner suitcase that matches with her effortless style. Bric’s Milano Luggage designs chic travel bags of the highest quality for women who appreciate traveling in style. A blue tote is the perfect pastel for spring and will carry everything you need for those long flights.

Bric’s Luggage Milano Bellagio Spinner ($595)  / Kate Spade Emerson Place Satchel ($398)  / Cole Haan Satchel  ($198) /  LeSportsac Every Girl Tote ($82)  / MARC by MARC Jacobs Ligero Leather Tote ($448)

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Last summer when we took our seven city road trip around the South our fourth stop along the way was Myrtle Beach. After a whirlwind in Orlando, soaking up the southern charm in Savannah, Georgia and Charleston – I wasn’t sure what to expect from Myrtle Beach, other than – the beach.

As we headed into Myrtle Beach the traffic started to build up and I could see that it had a lot going on. It reminded me a little like the old Las Vegas strip, there were a lot of neon signs and large red signs advertising seafood buffets. We made our way to our hotel which was a very tall building along a stretch of other hotel towers known as the “Grand Strand”.

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Where we stayed

We stayed at the Crown Reef Resort, which is an oceanfront hotel that just had a 7.5 million dollar renovation which included a brand new waterpark. We were there just a week after this water park opened, they were literally still laying down some of the carpet on the stairs going up to the waterslides and paint was still drying.

The hotel already had two pools and a lazy river but the new water park consists of two large waterslides and a splash park with two smaller slides for younger children. For the new large slides you grabbed your tube at the bottom and then walked up three flights of stairs to the entrance of the slides. I was happy to know that there were lifeguards at the top controlling when the kids went down. You could go down on a solo tube or a tandem double tube or the other slide without a tube at all. This feature of the hotel was a big hit with our kids!

Crown Reef Resort Waterslide

The pool deck area gets very crowded and it is very hard to find chairs, you have to get down there pretty early to grab one. Smoking is allowed around the pool deck, which really shocked me. I was not used to this and neither were my children. Standing in line for a snow cone with your kids and having smoke blown in your face was not exactly ideal.

The parking garage is right next to the pool and lazy river area which I found to be distracting and sometimes very loud. The pool deck area is not a relaxing place that you might hope to find when on vacation and the view from most angles is a lot of stone colored concrete and now giant waterslides overhead.

The new restaurant on the property is the Loco Gecko and the food and service here was good. There is also a brand new arcade, but the games are pretty expensive. Through the arcade you’ll also find a small cafe where you can grab some coffee or pastries in the morning.
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Our room was an ocean view suite with two queen size beds, a kitchenette and a living room area that had a murphy bed in the wall. This was the highlight for the kids, pulling down the murphy bed! It was clean but very basic. Our view of the ocean was nice and it was only a short walk to get to the beach but it was packed with people. Summer in Myrtle Beach, I guess I shouldn’t have been so shocked.

We had very slow internet in our room, which actually made me get up really early and go to the Starbucks in the Piggly Wiggly at The Market Common so I could get some work done in the morning. Usually when we travel my husband and I are always working a bit too and so we like to hang out in a lobby outside of the room, but there was no real lobby area or comfortable working space for me here.

Sweet Frog Yogurt Myrtle Beach

Sweet Frog Yogurt

Chances are you’ll want to cool off and get some ice cream while in Myrtle Beach. You’ll want to head to Sweet Frog Yogurt, maybe even twice! Grab your cup and fill it up with a variety of yogurt flavors and an endless buffet of toppings. This is located on the main street of North Ocean Drive in a small strip mall.

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Nacho Hippo

Hands down the best thing I ate in Myrtle Beach was this buffalo shrimp fish taco at Nacho Hippo. This is a fun restaurant and the food is excellent. The Nacho Hippo located in The Market Common, which I mentioned before. This is a great area if you need to do some shopping or want to have a nice dinner.

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Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel

The one thing I was looking forward to riding as a family was the Sky Wheel but unfortunately it was stuck by lightening and was not working the day we went to ride it. Not their fault of course, but a bummer for us. Even though we didn’t get to ride, I am sure I would have liked the view from the top. I would have enjoyed seeing  my kids’ nervous faces as we got higher and higher too.

If you need to grab some lunch, Landshark Bar & Grill sits right next to the Sky Wheel and has a nice patio and view of the ocean. The food was good and the beer tasted even better!;)

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Arcades & Mini Golf

My son LOVES arcades and playing games. So we spent a lot of time in the arcade, winning tickets and picking out prizes.  Arcades definitely make for some old school fun and I can never resist a few games of Ski Ball. Another plus for the arcades is that they are air conditioned!

Myrtle beach has more mini golf courses per mile than any other city. So if you are a mini golf fan, you won’t have any problem spotting a course, they’re everywhere! This is a great activity once the sun starts to go down and it’s not so hot outside.

Skip it: The Myrtle Beach Helicopter ride was a a waste of time and money. We waited to go on the helicopter ride for 45 minutes and then the ride was about 8 minutes long and we paid almost $300 for the four of us. Sure, it was cool to be up in a helicopter, but not worth the cost or the wait for a view of hotels on a beach. I’ve honestly seen better views out my airplane window that lasted longer.

Myrtle Beach no doubt has a lot to offer families and is a great alternative to those other expensive theme parks  but it is not for everyone. As someone who travels a lot and with budgets big and small I can see how Myrtle Beach appeals to families looking to get a lot of bang for their buck. Myrtle Beach is a giant playground for kids, however when I go on vacation I am a little selfish and want just as much for me to do as there is for the kids. If I ever went back I would do some more research and try to find more hidden gems and a place to stay away from the crowds.

Have you been to Myrtle Beach? Did you love it? What did I miss?

 

Disclosure: I was hosted for three nights at the Crown Reef Resort. All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own. 

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Hudson McKenna Mar Vista Pool Costa Rica 2013
Since our family moved to Costa Rica two years ago, I get asked a lot of questions about traveling to Costa Rica with kids. I recently shared the five best things to do in Costa Rica with kids on Flights.com, but I wanted to get a little more specific about why Costa Rica is a great place to travel with kids and share some helpful tips for planning your family vacation to Costa Rica.

1. Costa Rica is bigger than it looks

I live in Guanacaste, on the Northern Pacific-side of Costa Rica, which is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The closest airport in the Northern region of Costa Rica is the Liberia Airport. Flights into Liberia are usually a little more expensive than flying into San Jose, but worth it if you are visiting this part of the country (more on this below…).

You should know that when searching for the distance between the different areas of Costa Rica, you cannot always trust Google Maps, from a travel time perspective. I would add almost an hour to anything Google Maps says! The main roads in Costa Rica are paved, but many of them are simple, two-lane highways, and traffic moves a little slower here. You can get stuck behind slow moving trucks, cattle, or just about anything else you can imagine. Plus, some of the roads in the mountains can get very windy and so it’s not like you’ll be driving at a full 60-MPH either.
Playa Flamingo Guanacaste Costa Rica

2. Fly into the Liberia Airport

Like I mentioned above, if you are visiting the Guanacaste area, fly into the Liberia Airport. It is only an hour drive from most of the beaches — Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Playa Grande, Tamarindo — and the Papagayo Peninsula. The Four Seasons and the brand new Andaz Hotel is located at the Papagayo Peninsula. The Westin Conchal and the Flamingo Beach Resort are a little further south, and then you’ll reach Tamarindo, which is another popular tourist destination.

If you fly into San Jose you will be in for a four hour shuttle ride to reach the Northern Pacific side. Don’t forget to factor in the shuttle price to and from San Jose to see if it really saves you that much verses simply flying into Liberia in the first place. A shuttle for a family of four from San Jose is about $250 each way, just to give you an idea. The Liberia Airport is also a little bit closer to the Lake Arenal area and should take you about three hours to get to.

3. A bit about driving in Costa Rica

You can certainly rent a car and drive yourself around Costa Rica. Driving in Costa Rica is not dangerous and there nothing to be afraid of. Most of the roads you will be driving on are paved and pretty easy to navigate. And, you do not necessarily need a car with four wheel drive, depending on where you are going to be exploring. If you are still uncomfortable with the thought of driving in a foreign country, there are plenty of shuttle services to take you everywhere you want to go and your hotel can help book them for you. For the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, we usually use Eco Trans. Another great transportation resource for your visit is the Liberia Costa Rica website.

The Springs Resort Arenal Costa Rica

4. Pura Vida!

The people of Costa Rica are happy, helpful and friendly. This country is built on tourism, so they are very professional and most of the people working at the hotels, restaurants and on your excursions speak English. They help tourist all year round and understand the importance of good service. However, do not misunderstand good service for speedy service — things do move a little slower in Costa Rica, so relax! The common phrase in Costa Rica is “Pura Vida.” You will hear this phrase a lot while you are in Costa Rica and it simply means, “everything is good” or “life is good,” which it really is here. Costa Ricans are known as “Ticos” and “Ticas,” they will always be polite and very kind to you, so be kind back.

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

5.  Visit Lake Arenal and Monteverde

To really see the authentic Costa Rica, you’ll want to head to Lake Arenal or Monteverde. Yes, there are beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and many people come just for the sand and surf, but you can see beautiful beaches anywhere, quite honestly. If you want this vacation to be different from your typical  beach resort vacation, then go inland to the rain forest. This is the real heart of the country in my opinion.

You’ll want to  stay for at least two nights, as this is not a day trip — it takes too long to get there and there is too much to see and do to turn around and head back the same day. Lake Arenal is known for its lake, massive volcano and the incredible hot springs. Monteverde is called the Cloud Forest for a reason — you are literally in the clouds and It feels a bit more like a quaint European mountain town than a tropical rain forest. Beware that the weather can be cooler inland and this is where it does rain quite a bit, much more than the beaches, so be sure to pack an extra layer.

Favorite Hotels: Tabacon Hot Springs, Lost Iguana Resort, and Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

Arenal Hanging Bridges
6.  Must-try: Zip lines and hanging bridges

Zip lining is probably one of the most popular activities in Costa Rica and you should definitely try it, as well as walk the hanging bridges of Costa Rica. I recommend doing this while visiting Lake Arenal or Monteverde. SkyTrek is one of the most popular zip lining companies — they are very safe and professional and they operate in both Lake Arenal and Monteverde. There are other zip line options all around Costa Rica and I have been on a few of them, but they’re not as impressive as Sky Trek. The Arenal Hanging Bridges are also a fantastic way to spend a day as a family and from here, you will see one of the best views of the Arenal Volcano.

Casado from Monteverde Costa Rica

7.  What to eat in Costa Rica

You’ll find a variety of food options in Costa Rica. The food is good, but simple. The traditional Costa Rican dish is the casado, which consists of rice, beans, chicken or beef and a small salad. Every restaurants’ version of this dish can be a little different, but I’ve never had a bad one. Another popular dish is arroz con pollo (rice and chicken), which is a little like having fried rice. It is mixed with vegetables and chicken and kids love this dish! The fish in Costa Rica is always fresh and you should definitely have the ceviche. Even if you have kids that are picky eaters, there is plenty of chips and guacamole, fresh fruit and smoothies to keep them fed while you visit. And yes, you can drink the water in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica with Kids

8. Costa Rica is totally connected

There is wi-fi everywhere in Costa Rica, so you will never feel helpless, out of touch or unavailable. Costa Rica is still on 3G, but I can get service out on a catamaran boat without any problems and update my Facebook and Instagram as we are on adventures. Having wi-fi will also help you navigate driving directions and maps. If you want to be able to make phone calls while you’re visiting, you should contact your service provider and work the international plan details before you come. My husband and I work online everyday and we rarely have any internet issues. If our internet does go out, we blame the monkeys in the trees.

9. Mark your calendars: The best time to visit Costa Rica

It’s always a good time of year to come to Costa Rica! Okay, well, to be honest the two months that are dry, dusty and dirty are March and April. They’re my two least favorite months here because everything is brown and dead. It’s dry season and there are even brush fires near us. I would avoid coming during those two months, even though they are usually during spring break time for kids.

September and October are the rainiest months, but my favorite time of year because the rain makes everything so beautiful in Costa Rica. Typically, at the beach, the rain hits in the afternoon, cools things down and then opens up for a fabulous sunset. The rain is a little less predictable when you head inland, but if you are visiting the hot springs you want it to rain… trust me!

Traveling to Costa Rica with Kids

10. Costa Rica is kid-friendly

There is so much to do here with kids, which is why it shocks me that people go to the same old theme park every year on vacation. If you are nervous about taking your kids out of the country, then Costa Rica is the perfect place to get their first passport stamp! It’s a very civilized country that caters so much to tourism that you’ll never feel unwanted or nervous about traveling here. Kids can learn to surf, stand-up paddle board, boogie board, go scuba diving, go out fishing, zip lining, horseback riding, hiking, explore waterfalls and hot springs, go kayaking and whitewater rafting, and see hundreds of animals! What more could you ask for on a family vacation?

Costa Rica is really the ideal travel experience for families who are looking for a little adventure, but still want some modern amenities and luxuries. Depending on what type of family travel you’re up for, Costa Rica has something for everyone!

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Flights.com head over to their blog to read the 5 Best Things to do in Costa Rica with Kids

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April Baby Bundle Giveaway

It’s a new month and a new Baby Bundle Giveaway to kick us off! This month, we’re featuring some favorite picks for Baby from Babymoov, a company who is innovative, modern and chic, offering products that fit perfectly into your life as a mom, while still maintaining their style.

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Zero Emission Baby Camera

Babymoov is the first brand to take into consideration the potential health impacts of electromagnetic waves. With the arrival of the Zero Emission Baby Camera, Babymoov launches a worldwide innovation: the first connected video camera that completely eliminates electromagnetic waves from the baby’s room.

The secret to this worldwide innovation is the use of PLC (Power Line Communication) technology. With this system, waves are carried from the baby’s room through the home’s electrical wiring to another room in the house. Parents simply plug their camera’s adapter into an electrical outlet in the baby’s room and connect a second adapter to the home’s modem. The camera sends the signal to the modem, which then connects the camera via WiFi to any authorized device. The camera’s patent-pending acrylic mount enables the camera to be used on any crib frame.

Key Features

Unlimited Range via WiFi
Connects to intuitive and complete application for iOS and Android devices
Walkie Talkie functionality
High-resolution image & video and crystal clear audio
Multi-users – connects up to 4 users simultaneously
Lullabies
Multiple Alerts for temperature, motion detection
Night Light
Night Vision
Temperature Sensor
Universal attachment to connect to any crib or bed frame

MSRP: $199.99
Zero Emissions Baby Camera

U.S. Arrival: Late April 2015
Optional WiFi Key (for nights away from home): $19.90
Optional Receiver (to watch baby continuously without using phone or tablet): $99.90

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Nutribaby Food Processor – Cherry

The flagship of the company’s U.S. launch is Babymoov’s award-winning Nutribaby Food Processor, a five-in-one tool that warms, sterilizes, defrosts, steams and blends and features a digital screen for easy set-up of the functions. The Nutribaby guarantees healthy and tasty cuisine by giving parents the ability to cook different ingredients, each in its optimal cooking time, at the same time. With the Nutribaby’s two cooking baskets, parents simply start with the foods that need to cook the longest then add the other ingredients to the second basket once their correct cooking time is left in the cycle. Cooking foods separately and for the correct amount of time ensures that baby benefits from all of the foods’ vitamins and flavors.

The appliance’s detachable blender and cooking units offer the largest capacities on the market, 6.25-cups blending and 3.75-cups steaming, to help busy moms easily prepare several meals at once or prepare one delicious meal for multiple children. All five functions of the Nutribaby are digitally controlled by the LCD display that guides the user in an intuitive way eliminating the need to constantly refer to the manual or measure water. Parents simply fill the reservoir, set the cooking time and wait for the cycle to complete.

Key differences between the Nutribaby Food Processer and other baby food makers on the market:

Two Baskets: Separate baskets allow parents to cook food separately. Separate cooking ensures food keeps its vitamins and flavors. With standard food processors, all the ingredients are cooked together and for the same amount of time.

Can also be used from birth to warm bottles and jars and sterilize bottles and accessories.

Set cooking time by minute, not water level, using a digital screen. Better ability to control cooking time helps ensure that veggies and protein retain their vitamins and flavors.

Huge Capacity: 6.25 cups food processing/blending; 3.75 cups steaming. The capacity allows parents to make multiple meals at once. (Beaba: 1 cup blending; Baby Brezza: 2.5 cups blending; SmartPlanet: 2.5 cups blending; 2 cups steaming)

MSRP: $119.99
Nutribaby Food Processor

Babymoov Digital Humidifier Savvy Sassy Moms
Digital Humidifier

Babymoov’s Digital Humidifier offers a huge capacity tank with a running time of 15 to 26 hours,
rotating steam head, choice of humidity, temperature and steam output levels, an automatic shut-off
when the water level is too low, a nightlight, essential oils diffuser and LCD screen for easy
programming. Babymoov’s Digital Humidifier allows parents to set the unit to their ideal humidity
level. Once the room reaches this level, the humidifier turns off. If the humidity level drops, the
humidifier kicks back on. This automatic on/off keeps the room at the optimal humidity level and allows the water in the tank to last longer.

Key Features

Display of ambient temperature and humidity levels
Cool mist (ultrasonic humidifier) with adjustable flow
Choice of humidity levels: automatic setting from 30% to 90% humidity
Humidity levels can be programmed at desired times
Nightlight function using separate red and blue illuminated LEDs (on/off)
360° rotary mist output
Running time: 8 to 22 hours (depending on setting)
Automatic shut-off when water level is too low
Removable essential oil diffuser
Child-Safe (dial can be blocked)
Silent
Backlit blue LCD display

MSRP: $99.99
Digital Humidifier

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Turbo Steam Sterilizer

Babymoov’s Turbo Steam Electric Sterilizer is the first 2-in-1 sterilizer that offers parents the cleaning efficiency of a sterilizer and the convenience of a bottle drying rack. The sterilizer’s patent-pending turbo steam system and long, removable steaming arms direct steam at the core of bottles for efficient sterilization of the entire bottle.

The Turbo Steam Sterilizer accommodates all types of bottles and its central structure allows it to sterilize up to six bottles, inside and out, in 10 minutes. The universal system’s removable arms modulate the space to sterilize other types of products such as breast pump shields and jars.

Like all Babymoov products, the Turbo Steam Sterilizer is intuitively designed, easy to use and backed by a lifetime warranty. Step by step instructions and a measuring cup are included. An alarm sounds when the cycle is complete and the system’s automatic shutdown prevents unnecessary energy consumption.

MSRP $64.99
Turbo Steam Sterilizer

April Baby Bundle with BabyMoov

Contest ends 4/30/2015 at 11:59 p.m.
U.S. Residents only.
Must be 18 or older to enter and win.
One winner will win all four Babymoov products.
Total value approximately $485.

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Currently Obsessed with Lemon

Lemon squeezed for spring!

There is just something so refreshing about a big ol’ bowl of lemons. It makes me happy. Plain and simple. Not to mention, it is the easiest way to brighten up your home after a long winter!

I love this time of year, all the spring trends start to get me excited for summer, and the warm weather. A hot color for spring is yellow and I’ve also been seeing a lemon trend popping up too! I love lemons so much right now… you could call me a bit obsessed. In fact, we even started a Savvy Sassy Moms Lemon Pinterest Board!

Real lemons are easy to pick up at the grocery store, but if you want to put some lemons in a room other than your kitchen to last all season, you can purchase these cute Faux Mini Sugared Lemons we found from Pier One Imports, one of our favorite stores to find new spring home decor items — it’s always filled with so many cute things!

Yellow can be a tricky color to wear, but it is one of my favorite colors for accessories. Yellow sandals, bags and statement necklaces can be the color-key to any outfit. Try adding a yellow necklace to a plain t-shirt to dress it up a bit.

1. Boden Boho Printed Dress, $53 {on SALE}
2. When Life Hands You Lemons Napkins, $7
3. Littla Glass Bubble Bowl, $53
4. Julies Jewelry on Etsy, $10
5. Hayden-Harnett Lemon Leather Pouch, $78
6. Nail Polish Remover Pads, $6
7. Cabana Pillow Lemon, $20
8. Ranger Gladiator Sandal, $110
9. Land of Nod Farmer’s Market Crib Sheets, $24
10. Sweet Lemon Body Butter, $11 {on SALE}

Do you like the color yellow? Which is your favorite lemon item?
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Photo Challenge Totspot

We’re celebrating spring with a fun Instagram Photo Challenge, which we’re co-hosting with our friends over at Totspot and Project Nursery. Get ready to dress up those kiddos and have them walk the runway for 10 days of photo fun!

Totspot is the resale shopping app for kids’ clothes. They are the fastest growing kids’ shop online because they’re a parent-to-parent network. Since kids grow and clothes don’t, they make it easy for parents to buy and sell gently used kids’ fashions between one-another. Totspot gets thousands of new items daily from brands like Burberry, Juicy Kids, Janie & Jack, Nike, UGG and more. The app is available on iPhone and Android.

Instagram: @mytotspot / Facebook: mytotspot / Twitter: @mytotspot / Pinterest: Totspotapp
Blog: blog.totspot.me / Online: totspot.me / Download:  j.mp/TotSpot

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1. Instagram Photo Challenge: $500 Shopping Spree from Totspot

How to play:

1. Participate in at least 5 of the 10 photo challenge days by posting a photo with the photo prompt theme and use the hashtag #TSBabyStyle
2. Re-post this photo challenge image once tagging @mytotspot @projectnursery @savvysassymoms
3. Follow @mytotspot @projectnursery @savvysassymoms
4. Comment on this post tagging a friend

Contest ends Friday, April 10th at 9 p.m. PST/10 p.m. CST/12 a.m. EST. Winner will be announced on Monday, April 13th. Good luck!

NOTE: By entering, you confirm you are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. This contest is not affiliated with Instagram in any way. Your Instagram account must be set to public.

Get started by visiting Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram.

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2. Enter on the Blog: $150 Totspot Giveaway 

If you are not on Instagram and still want to participate, you can enter to win $150 credit to Totspot through the Rafflcopter widget below!

Giveaway ends on April 10th at 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST
Must be 18 years old to enter and win

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Disclosure: This photo challenge and giveaway is sponsored by Totspot.

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As a mom to a  10-year-old, I know how frustrating it is to find clothing and swimsuits for tween girls that both moms and daughters can agree on. The market is flooded with styles that are either too babyish or too grown-up and there is definitely a sweet-spot when you find clothing and swimsuits that you love and your daughter will actually wearLimeapple hits both marks — moms think it’s tween-girl appropriate, but it’s cool enough to pass your daughter’s most rigorous fashion tests.

Limeapple Active Wear for girls and tweens

LImeapple activewear and swimsuits for tween girls

Limeapple is an activewear clothing company for tween girls and they have hit it out of the park in design, style and quality. They have an entire line of athletic clothing for tweens, which includes yoga and gymnastics clothing, as well as fun leggings, unique hoodies and their popular Bubble Collection. Their pieces are perfect for heading to practice, competitions or traveling. They also have a line of swimsuits that you’re going to love.

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Must-have for summer: Limeapple swimwear

Finally! A brand making swimsuits for young active girls. Not only are Limeapple’s swimsuits super-stylish, but they are all made with high-quality fabrics as well. My daughter is 10-years-old — we ordered a size 10 for her and it fits her perfectly. She is so happy with the Isle Swimsuit ($43). I could tell from the moment she put this suit on and looked in the mirror she felt confident, which is so important. She really likes that it is a tankini — it shows her stomach while still giving her plenty of coverage, making it perfect for the tween crowd.
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Many of the Limeapple swimsuits in the size 7-14 range come with removable soft breast cups inside the lining, which is great for girls who are starting to develop so they feel supported and completely covered. This is the Curacao Swimsuit ($43) and the top was a bit tight, so I would suggest going up a size for this swimsuit. Not only was it a really adorable swimsuit, but with these two particular swimsuits, my daughter can mix-and-match the bottoms and tops, creating four different looks.

All about Limeapple swimsuits
  • UPF 50+ protection blocks out 97% of the sun’s harmful rays
  • Lined in the front for a more comfortable wear
  • Removable soft cups for added coverage on sizes 7 to 14
  • Durable fabric with quick dry time
  • Machine washable
  • 82% Nylon/18% Spandex
  • Exclusive Limeapple design

Limeapple Swimsuits Savvy Sassy Moms Discount 4:2015

Savvy Sassy DISCOUNT

Now through April 30th, 2015, all Savvy Sassy Moms readers receive 20% OFF their order!

Use discount code:  20Exlusive when you shop on Limeapple.com

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored discount promotion, we are paid for our social media promotion, not the review. We only promote and share products we LOVE and Limeapple passed with flying colors! We share this with you to help you find appropriate clothing and swimsuits for your active tween girls. All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own.

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