Check out these Back to School Products Featured on Great Day St. Louis!

 

 

This morning, I had the chance to appear on Great Day St. Louis to showcase some Back to School items you might not think about needing! Below are the items that I was able to feature!

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Dabba Walla Bags

These bags are SO much fun and will be guaranteed to leave a smile on your child’s face! They are geared toward pre-school and early elementary aged children and come in bright, wholesome designs – no cartoon characters here!

The quality is amazing and they are very durable. Best of all, they are washable which is something you need with little ones!

Dabba Walla Bags retail for $40 for the bag and $26 and up for the lunch bag! Check them out at www.dabbawallabags.com.

Fairy Tales Lice Good-Bye Survival Kit

It’s not something you want to think about, but you wanted to be prepared for anything now that the new school year has started! The Fairy Tales Lice Good-Bye Survival Kit is everything you need to get rid of lice safely, effectively and naturally! The kit is pesticide-free and safe for repeated uses also.

It includes the Lice Goodbye natural lice treatment, the #1 metal Terminator Nit-Free removal comb, an Easy-Grip sectioning clip and Rosemary Repel Conditioning Spray.

The kit retails for $29.95 and Bed, Bath and Beyond and Ulta. You can also check it out and buy from www.fairytaleshaircare.com.

Spry Gem Mints

Lots of kids like to chew gum after lunch, but most schools don’t allow it. With Spry Gem Mints, not only do they freshen breath but they also improve oral health!

Spry Gem Mints are made with 100% xylitol, an all-natural, tooth-protecting substance/ Available in flavors like berry, cinnamon, peppermint and more, they retail for $1.99 for one pack or $11.94 for a 6 pack at www.xlear.com.

Kids Relief with Calming Effect Syrup

The new school year can bring on a lot of anxiousness and worries for kids. The Kids Relief with Calming Effect Syrup is an all-natural homeopathic product. It’s also good for kids that suffer from hyperactivity and restlessness.

The Kids Relief with Calming Effect Syrup is easy-to-administer and delivers fast-acting relief with no risk of overdose! It’s available at CVS locations nationwide, and retails for $6.99.

You can watch the segment below – let me know if you have any questions! 

Back to School with Hello Kitty – Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card! #HKSchoolStyle

 

 

It’s officially Back to School season and what better way to get your little one excited than with Hello Kitty merchandise from Walmart? Walmart features an exclusive Hello Kitty line of clothing, accessories, bags, jewelry, and school supplies.

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From decorating a room, stocking up on back to school clothes, filling a back pack up with school supplies, or throwing a Hello Kitty themed party Walmart has everything you need to send your kids back to school in style with Hello Kitty.

This weekend, I’m so excited to be hosting a Fall Fashion Show with local St. Louis bloggers! The event will be all about Hello Kitty and the exciting fall fashion looks you can find at your local Walmart. Follow along on Saturday, August 23rd at 3pm by following the hashtag #HKSchoolStyle on Twitter and Instagram! 

Below are the bloggers to follow to see the latest Hello Kitty finds from Walmart:

- Virginia of That Bald Chick

- Cassie of Crazy Cool Crafty

- Hannah of skidmarks

- Stefany of To Be Thode

- Makeba of MelisaSource

- Lea from These Chicks Blog

- Eliza from Growing Them Geeky

I am so excited for this Saturday and can’t wait to see all of these bloggers daughter’s strutting down the runway in the latest Hello Kitty gear!

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Hello Kitty Dress Up!

Head to the Hello Kitty page on Walmart.com to create your own Hello Kitty avatar! Play dress up by selecting the outfit, bow, extra, adds-on and shoes of your choice. The possibilities are limitless! When you’re done, email or print your Hello Kitty avatar.

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Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!

Walmart wants you to stock up on all of the latest Hello Kitty merchandise so they are giving away FIVE $50 Walmart gift cards! Enter below for a chance to win and then make sure to check in next week for another Hello Kitty giveaway!

Back To School With Hello Kitty!

How will you or your kids rock Hello Kitty this year?

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Back to School Fashion and Fun with Macy’s and Radio Disney #MacysBTS

 

 

It’s a new school year which means new fashion trends for boys and girls headed back to school. From graphic tees to denim and skater-inspired dresses, Macy’s is the place to go and stock up!

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If you’re in St. Louis, you’ll want to bring the kids for afternoon of fun with Radio Disney! There will be crafts, face painting, games and prizes plus a look at all of the latest styles for kids. 

You’ll also hear about MathStart, the award-winning series created by Stuart J. Murphy. From patterns and counting to pre-algebra and negative numbers, math is taught through stories children love and visual models they can easily understand. Math Skills = Life Skills!

Make a $50 or more kids purchase and receive a MathStart book, plus their exclusive, super-cool lunch box while supplies last. 

In St. Louis, the event will be held at the Macy’s West County on Saturday, August 16th at 2pm. Head to the Kid’s department on the 3rd floor for an afternoon of fun – I’ll be there hanging with my 3 kids! I hope to see you there!

To see if the Macy’s and Radio Disney event is coming to a city near you, check out Macys.com! For a sneak peek before the event or if you can’t make it, check out the Macy’s Back to School Guide

Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Head to DSW in St. Louis for a Fun Family Event #minishoelover

 

 

I’ve mentioned before that when a company does good, it makes me love them even more. If you’re in the St. Louis area, you’ll want to attend the DSW Back to School Event on Saturday, August 16th from 10am-2pm. It’s going to be full of so much fun with a ton of family-friendly activities but I love that they are also holding a shoe drive. Attendees and shoppers will have an opportunity to donate new or gently-used shoes to be given to a local charity! I have so many shoes that my son has outgrown and this is the perfect opportunity to put them to good use. 

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Megan of Chasing Davies & Erin from Pretty Polished Perfect are hosting this fun event!

The first 50 attendees get a bonus gift card, plus there will be giveaways, crafts, story time, a dress-up photo booth and more to celebrate the addition of a kids department (baby on up!) at DSW!  Please RSVP here and bring the whole family!

 

 

Disclosure: I received compensation for attending the event but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Visit Grant’s Farm in St. Louis #GrantsFarm60

 

 

I’ve been a fan of going to Grant’s Farm as long as I can remember. Growing up, I always looked forward to field trips or when my Mom would take me there. When I became a parent, it was one of the first places we took my son when he was just a couple months old. If you’re not in St. Louis, Grant’s Farm is the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family {yes, Anhuser-Busch!}, and is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different species. The Farm takes its name from Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. In the 1850s, Grant founded and farmed a portion of the 281 acres. This year, Grant’s Farm is celebrating their 60th anniversary and there’s tons of new stuff this year to explore!

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We live very close to Grant’s Farm and are usually there a few times a year. For some reason, we JUST were able to visit last week but it was worth the wait. In addition to the family favorites of Clydesdale tours, baby goat feedings and camel rides, you’ll love the swan paddle boat rides on Mirror Lake and parakeet feedings that have been added this year. 

When you arrive at Grant’s Farm, there’s now a few things you can do. You can head to the General Store {which we always save for last}, visit Mirror Lake for the swan paddle boat rides for $7 for 2 people or board the tram for a ride through the Deer Park.

The kids were anxious to see some animals, so we boarded the tram {you’ll have to take your kids out of the stroller, as they store the strollers separately on the tram. Also, no wagons allowed!} to ride through the Deer Park.

Deer Park

The Deer Park is home to a variety of exotic animal species from around the world, including Bison from North America , Black Buck Antelope from Europe, Red Deer from Asia and Europe, Zebra from Africa and more! There are also several beautiful lakes filled with fan-tailed goldfish and brilliant orange and white Japanese Koi. The Koi have been known to grow up to five feet in length and live to be 150 years old.

This is one of my favorite parts of a trip to Grant’s Farm. I love passing the home of President Grant and seeing all of the animals roaming around – sometimes so close to the tram!

Tier Garten and Animal Attractions

Once you exit the tram into the Tier Garten, there are a number of activities to enjoy!

Grant’s Farm Tip – Buy a Fun Pass for only $5! You’ll get 2 bottles of milk to feed the goats, a sno-cone and a carousel ride!

Grant's Farm Fun Pass

We always like to head to feed the goats first. You can buy bottles of milk to feed them. The best time is to feed them in the morning but you’ll find a hungry goat any time of day! We usually go in to feed them but Hayden opted to feed them from outside the fence today.

Grant's Farm Goats

Grant's Farm Goats Hayden

After the goats, we headed over for a carousel ride! It’s only $2.00 a person {but make sure you get the Fun Pass to save money!}. Hayden always has a blast and Evie also went on her first carousel ride! Olivia wasn’t too sure this time.

Grant's Farm Carousel

Then we set about exploring the rest of the Tier Garten! This is when you can get an up-close look to a ton of different animals like kangaroos, tortoises, colorful birds and more!

Grant’s Farm Tip: Bring some quarters so you can feed the camels! 

Grant's Farm Elephants

Elephant Education - At Grant’s Farm, make sure to check out the Elephant Education Show. Guests will be introduced to members of the elephant herd and learn about their behavior and conservation in this interactive demonstration. Show Times: 11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm.

Animal Encounters - In the West Tier Garten Amphitheater, animals will entertain visitors with their athletic abilities in this close-up, interactive encounter. Show Times: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm,1:30 pm,3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

We loved visiting with the elephants and feeding the camels. While you’re here, don’t forget to feed the parakeets for only $1 {new this year!} and take a camel ride for $5.

Grant's Farm Flamingos

The Bauernhof

All of that animal interaction can work up an appetite! There is no food or drink allowed inside Grant’s Farm, so this is the place to head for lunch or a snack. {There are various stands throughout the Tier Garten too}.

I love the history to explore here. The Bauernhof, German for “farmstead”, was built in 1913 and was the first building constructed on the Busch family estate. The Busch family’s world-renowned carriage collection and stables are housed here and I always love reading about them.

Hayden Grant's Farm

We love grabbing some food and then sitting in the beautiful courtyard. You’ll want to take a seat and look around at the gorgeous German architecture. We actually sat here for well over an hour the other day and it was very relaxing. Of course, I enjoyed a HUGE pretzel with cheese. There’s also a variety of sandwiches, hot dogs and brats, German potato salad and more!

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Hayden Water Grant's Farm

Parents – I’ve saved the best for last! If you’re 21 years of age and older, head to the Hospitality Room to enjoy complimentary samples of Anheuser-Busch products. There’s a limit of 2 per adult. Right now, they are serving up the Grant’s Farm 60th Anniversary Beer – and it’s delicious! This was definitely my favorite and I hope they bottle it up soon!

Grant's Farm 60th Anniversary Beer

Clydesdale Stables

Once you leave the farm and head back to the parking lot, don’t forget to venture down to the end to check out the Clyesdale Stables. Grant’s Farm is the official “prep” school of the Budweiser Clydesdales. The Budweiser Clydesdale Stables are home to over 50 head of Clydesdales that vary in age from weanlings at 6 months of age to retirees of fifteen or older.

Grant’s Farm Scavenger Hunt

I’ve created a fun printable to bring with you on your next trip to Grant’s Farm! See if your little ones can spot all of the animals on the sheet!

Grant's Farm Scavenger Hunt

Visit Grant’s Farm

Grant’s Farm Hours

Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Park closes 90 minutes after the park entrance closes.

Admission

Admission to Grant’s Farm, tram rides and all shows are complimentary. There is a parking fee of $12 per car and $30 per bus. 

Connect with Grant’s Farm

- Online

- Facebook

- Twitter

What’s your favorite part of Grant’s Farm?

 

Disclosure: I received complimentary passes but all thoughts and opinions are my own.