This girl lost another tooth last week. I’ve been waiting for this toothless smile since she knocked her other one out last year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to last long because her adult tooth is already growing in 😭. (Zoom in to see) Yesterday I noticed both of her front-bottom teeth are peeking out behind her baby teeth too. Does anyone know how to slow down time. A button? A phone call? Maybe a time machine? My baby isn’t a baby anymore. Cue the tears. Have you celebrated any milestones with your kids recently?
.
.
.
#losttooth #targetfinds #targetclearance #targetdoesitagain #targetdeals #targetstyle #slowdown #growing  #growinguphispanic #growingup #smile😊 #smiles 
#momblog #mommyblog #momblogger #mombloggers #bloggermom #mommybloggers #momswhoblog #mommyblogger #mamablogger #momsofinstagram

This girl lost another tooth...

I don’t get bouquets of flowers for no reason…. But I do appreciate the flowers that grow by our mailbox, like this one. And it made me realize something this morning.  I’m over it. 
I’m over comparing my life to other people’s lives on social media.
My house might not be as fancy. 
My wardrobe is not as expensive. 
I don't apply makeup as well or even at all most days.
I don’t have beautiful, long flowing hair.
I don’t drive a car that’s worth bragging about. 
We don’t go on lavish trips around the world. 
I don’t carry loads of money in designer handbags. 
Does that make me less of a person? 
Does that make me less of an influencer? 
No. It makes me a regular 40-something Mom who has chosen to open up and share our lives on social media.  It makes me someone who has built this hobby of photography and writing into a business that has solely supported my family for a year and a half. 
I’m proud of that. 
I’m proud that I’m not a follower.
I’m proud that I have worked hard for what I’ve achieved.
I’m proud of influencers like me who are unapologetically themselves.  What are you proud of? .
.
.
#inspiringquotes #inspirations #inspiredaily #motivationquotes #motivational #motivating #inspirationalquotes #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #empoweringwomen #empowerment #influencers #bloggersofinstagram #bloggermom #momtruth #truthhurts

I don’t get bouquets of...

F O U R T E E N. 
What do you give your oldest daughter when she turns 14? Well, when you’re me, you write her a poem and post it on the blog for the world to see. Head over to read it and let me know what you think. Then, help me wish Lucia the best 14th birthday ever 👇🏻👇🏻
.
.
.
#birthdaygirl #birthdays #birthday🎂 #birthdayqueen #birthdaylove #birthdaygifts #birthdayfun #birthdaygirl👑 #birthdaygift #birthdaygirls #fourteen #teenage #teengirl #poemsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram

F O U R T...

It was just after Iyla's third birthday. She seemed to be on track, at least according to the pediatrician's checklist. She could follow instructions, name most familiar things, knew her first name, spoke in sentences and could carry a conversation, though she was hard to understand most of the time. We enrolled her in preschool that year and she was a little social butterfly. But as that school year went on, her teachers started to notice that she was struggling to get her words out. Most people that know Iyla today, have no idea that she was in speech therapy classes for two years. They have no idea that I fought it for almost 6 months and that I felt a tremendous guilt about it, because I thought it was my fault that she was stuttering as badly as she was. Today on the blog, I’m sharing the mistakes I made, in hopes that if you are ever in this situation, you take advantage of early intervention. .
.
#speechtherapy #stuttering #speechies #speechpathology #earlyintervention #earlyinterventionspeech #earlyinterventionprogram #publicschool #oldnavy #oldnavystyle #minted #amazon #amazonfinds #pridesocks #letthembelittle #kidsplay #rollerskating #rollerskates #mommoments

It was just after Iyla's...

There are two types of kids. 1) The kid who wants to eat the same thing every single day of the week, sometimes more than one time per day and 2) The kid who loves something one day and then hates it the next. #ad Which type of kid do you have? Or, are your kids like mine and bounce back and forth between the two? Either way, there is a way to make lunches more fun for kids. I'll let you in on a little secret... creating fun lunches is more fun for us too! This week, we created our first character, Inspector Caper Eyes. Head to the blog for more details! Plus, learn why we choose @JuicyJuiceUSA new better-for-you options, which are packed with functional benefits with juicy flavor that parents can feel great about serving to their kids.
.
.
#foodvideo #recipevideo #juicyjuice #videostar #videoviral #videooftheday #funvideo #targetfinds #targetdeals #targetdoesitagain #walmart #walmartfinds #tjmaxxfinds #tjmaxx #marshallsfinds #marshalls #homegoodsfinds #homegoodshappy #homegoods #yummyyummy #yummyfood #familyfriendly #familyfriendlymeals #familylife #funfood #kidslunchbox

There are two types of...

Remember I told you guys about our day dates now that the girls are #backtoschool? Well, we’ve really been enjoying them. #sponsored We walk, talk and laugh (a lot). Have you seen our IGTV yet? It’s a cheesy, beautiful video of what our relationship is like. I love that we’re able to connect and that we can make the time in our day to focus on our relationship and our health. Since we have three daughters, it’s even more important to go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of ourselves. These awesome @amazfit watches help us with that. I have the Amazfit Verge and Super Dad has the Amazfit Bip. They are lightweight, have app notifications and track your daily activity, your heart rate and so much more. The Amazfit Bip comes with a 30-day battery life and the Verge comes with Alexa built-in and you can make and receive phone calls through the watch. We can track our activity, sleep and heart rate and hold each other accountable for better decisions, when it comes to fitness and health. Visit rcl.ink/UyB to check them out and make sure to take advantage of the sale they’re currently having. No discount code necessary! What are you doing to get back to you? .
.
#dates #dateyourspouse #dateyourhusband #laughs #lovethislife #qualitytime #healthier #healthcare #fitnesslife #fitnessfun #fitstagram #exercisemotivation #smartwatch #smartwatches #techy #backtoyou #selfcarethreads #selfcarematters #parkrun #couplesgoals #coupleshoot

Remember I told you guys...

Take me back to the time when all I had to do was color in the lines, learn my abc’s and take a long nap everyday. Why didn’t we appreciate what we had back then? .
.
.
#Letterboardquotes #letterboard #letterboards #letterboardlove #letterboardfun #farmhouselove #farmhousestyle #letterboardquote #magnoliastyle #howyouhome #makehomeyours #pocketofmyhome #modernfarmhousestyle #modernfarmhousedecor #ighome #modernfarmhouse #howwedwell #homegoodsfinds #raedunnfinds #raedunn #homegoods #homegoodshappy #targetdoesitagain #targetdeals #raedunnclay #raedunnlove #adultingishard #adulting

Take me back to the...

#AD Our girls love nature, so this weekend, we headed to a local nature preserve for a little animal watching, walking and family time. We always pack the essentials when we're heading out in this Florida heat, including snacks, sunblock and @smartwater, because we know how important it is to stay hydrated. We love smartwater® because it's purified water made using vapor distillation, similar to the way water is purified in nature. It's available in 700mL and 1L bottles. Now through 9/15, you can save $2.75 off at Sam's Club, so stock up! (limit 10 per member) https://lnk2.io/abYC5gD #kidsfitness #fitnessfun #daddyslittlegirl #natureseekers #naturephotos #exercisemotivation #familyfitness #fitnessforlife #qualitytime #bestdad #bestdayever #bestfriendgoals #fatherdaughter #dadofgirls #smartwater #hydrate #hydration #drinkwater #marshalls #marshallsfinds

#AD Our girls love nature,...

The girls have been back to school for almost a month already. Can you believe it? #sponsored They love their teachers, are happy to see their friends again after a long summer vacation and are looking forward to a year packed with education, fun and new experiences. While they're at school, Super Dad and I are working hard to make sure they have everything they need. At the top of that list, is a healthy and yummy lunch. When you have three girls with very different tastes, it's important to make sure they are getting what they like, but more importantly, what they need. Our latest creation? This dairy-free rainbow pepper pizza making kit featuring @daiyafoods dairy-free Mozzarella Style Cutting Board Collection Shreds! Today on the blog we’re sharing all the details on Falynn’s lunchbox favorite! #veganrecipes #veganrecipe #veganfoodlovers #dairyfree #dairyfreekids #dairyfreecheese #dairyfreerecipes #rainbowfood #pizzatime #lunchboxideas #lunchboxideasforkids #amazonfinds #foodstyle #foodpassion #foodography  #momblogger  #foodinsta  #foodielife #healthygirl #foodielovers #instafoods  #mytinymoments #kidfriendly  #yummyyummy #foodielife  #ourcandidlife #foodielifestyle #deliciosa #recipeinspo

The girls have been back...

Almost F O U R T E E N. Where did the time go? I blinked and she’s this beautiful, little lady. She’s so smart, so talented and although she has her teenage girl moments, she is the best first born I could have ever asked for. Less than 2 weeks until she’s officially old enough to get a job. 😳 Where did the time go? .
.
#beautifuleyes #beautifulgirl #happybirthdaymylove #teenager #targetfinds #targetdoesitagain #targetstyle #glassesgirl #girlmom #momofgirls #momof3 #momtruths #girlsstyle #tjmaxxfinds #tjmaxx #myhonestmotherhood

Almost F O U R...

How to Grow Your Small Shop Wardrobe on a Budget

If You Love It, Share It!
  •  
  •  
  • 99
  •  
  •  
    99
    Shares

If you’re reading this then you probably don’t have a money tree growing in the backyard.  When we were searching for a new home, that was the top priority on my list but sadly, the realtor informed me that all of the good money tree houses were already taken.   Boo hoo!

When you are a small shop lover like we are, it can be super expensive (unless my husband is reading this and then I should say that all of Falynn’s small shop clothing was free… wink! wink!)  A small shop t-shirt will run you $25, on average.  A pair of pants can be in the $30-$40 range.  And dresses and rompers?  Yikes!  Those can be $60-$75!  We can just as easily go to Old Navy or Target and pick up 5 or more pieces for the price of one small shop item, but we don’t.  Why?  We love sporting unique threads. We love the quality. We love handmade.  Most of all, we because we love supporting the family behind the shop.

04022017_2
Tee: Little Wonderland Clothing, Pants: Cute Little Babes, Shoes: Zulily

So how do you stay a small shop supporter without going broke?  Here are my secrets:

Look for Sales:  Follow your favorite shops on Instagram and Facebook and check with them on a regular basis. Most will have sales, some even offer up to 50% off occasionally!  Don’t let that sale get away.  You can stock up on your favorite brands at a fraction of the cost.  Don’t forget to take pictures and tag the shops!  It will show the shop what ya got in case you decide to enter their next rep search!

Join VIP Pages: Did you know that lots of small shops have VIP group pages on Facebook?! They will often host giveaways, have contests and offer a special discount code for their VIP customers.  Search for those groups and join, join, join!

Look for B/S/T Groups: Buy, Sell, Trade is the greatest thing ever, in my opinion.  It’s a place for reps to sell their gently used small shop items and a place for other reps to purchase those items at a great discount!  One of my favorites is Insta-Style Baby + Mama BST.  Make sure to join!  The Chaos tank and Tell Me About it Stud tee that Falynn is wearing were purchased in that group.  SO many great finds there!

Follow Closet Pages on Instagram: Find reps that are a size or two bigger than your little one and find out if they have a closet page on Instagram.  You’ll be surprised to find how many do and how many awesome small shop items you can snag from them at a great price!

Look for Rep Share Codes:  Lots of shops offer their reps a share code for their followers. Look out for them on their posts.  Don’t be afraid to read the captions… you can find coupon code treasures inside, plus you will get to know people behind the account a little bit more, which is a huge plus!

Join FB Brand Rep Groups:  Make sure you are joining brand rep community groups on Facebook.  Shop owners will often post their sales, or offer a larger discount in exchange for promotion and/or pictures!

Enter Brand Team Searches: If you love a shop and can comply with their terms, don’t be afraid to enter their brand team search!   Brand Reps, Enthusiasts and Fans all receive a significant discount in exchange for photos and promotion.

Request Collabs: Collabs are the next best thing to being a brand rep. Some may even argue that it’s even better!  You can collaborate with small shops who are in need of photos or promotion in exchange for free or discounted items.  There is usually no contract involved.  I absolutely love Collaboration Nation on Facebook.  It’s a great place to connect with shops that are looking for collabs.  We’ve made so many great connections through the group.  You can also download the Collabor8 app and sign up as an influencer!  You can request to work with shops you love and set up your profile so shops can connect with you if they like what you’re offering.

Now that you’ve read my secrets, I want to hear yours.  How do you save money while shopping small? Comment below and let us know!

Don’t forget to check out more tips for brand reps!

If you love to buy clothing from small shops, but don't have unlimited funds, I have some tips for you to grow your wardrobe, without breaking the bank.

XOXO
signature

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

22 Comments
  • rika
    July 27, 2019

    These are great tips! My daughter is really into fashion so I always look for a sale.

  • Beth
    July 26, 2019

    These are great tips to help someone build their wardrobe without going broke. Several of my friends run small businesses, and it is so awesome to see them being successful! It really is like the saying goes, when you support small business, an actual person does a happy dance.
    Beth recently posted Office Accessories For The Dog ObsessedMy Profile

  • Rachel
    July 26, 2019

    I found brands I really like and shopped all the different Facebook sales groups. I got a lot of cute stuff for cheap.
    Rachel recently posted The Guilt and Glory of Two Under TwoMy Profile

  • Winter White
    July 26, 2019

    I admire your commitment to small shops. I usually go for the deals but also love supporting local shop owners in my city because I know the pieces are one of a kind and there’s nothing like heading out and being the only girl with my outfit 🙂 your daughter is gorgeous by the way!

  • Ruth I.
    July 26, 2019

    Thank you for all these tips! I always look for sale. I think I will be searching more of the B/S/T groups from now on.

  • Nancy L
    July 26, 2019

    Wow! I didn’t even know about the Buy, Sell, Trade groups! That’s a great way to save on clothing. You have so many excellent tips for saving money. Your daughter looks sooo adorable!

  • Catalina
    July 26, 2019

    My kid loves fashion too. So glad to have these tips to find beautiful outfits on a budget!

  • These are really awesome tips! I am sure these will be helpful! Thank you for sharing!
    Toni | Boulder Locavore recently posted Chocolate Zucchini Cake – A Moist, Fudgy EASY Cake RecipeMy Profile

  • Sherry
    July 26, 2019

    These are great tips. I’m going to see what the small shops in my area offer. My son needs new clothes.

  • Heather
    July 25, 2019

    She is too cute! & those gold shoes are amazing! haha So fun 🙂

  • Brandy
    July 25, 2019

    I love your simple to follow tips to build your small shop wardrobe. Those are some great tips that will help many people grab a larger wardrobe up in no time.

  • Dawn Nieves
    July 25, 2019

    OH these are great tips and ideas! Plus those fashions are just so cute!

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    July 25, 2019

    Your journey is so well-documented. You speak and share from heart. Love your posts, Heather!

  • Terri Steffes
    July 25, 2019

    Your daughter makes that outfit even more adorable! You have incredible taste and advice.
    Terri Steffes recently posted Potential Problems in Buying a New HomeMy Profile

  • Tara Pittman
    July 25, 2019

    I am all about sales. That is the best way to buy clothes.
    Tara Pittman recently posted Healthy Products You Need For Your FamilyMy Profile

  • Sarah Bailey
    July 25, 2019

    These are some great tips – I have to admit I love to look for bloggers having sales of their wardrobes – they can really help build it up on a budget!
    Sarah Bailey recently posted Take Care of Your TyresMy Profile

  • Rena
    July 25, 2019

    I know clothes are expensive, but you have to have them and you might as well look cute while you’re at it. My daughter has 4-year-old twins! Yikes!
    Rena recently posted Have A Say In Your Own Financial SecurityMy Profile

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    July 25, 2019

    Getting shopping codes is always welcome! I think following our favorite brands on social media is a great idea, especially since school is getting ready to open for the year!

  • cait
    July 25, 2019

    collabs always hep with building a small wardrobe! great tips and cant wait to share!
    cait recently posted Simple Cheese BoardsMy Profile

  • Amber Myers
    July 25, 2019

    Yup, I always go to their social media pages because there’s usually a discount code! I love to buy new shirts when we go to Disney. My daughter just picked out a Stranger Things one!
    Amber Myers recently posted What Exactly Is In A Buc-ee’s?My Profile

  • Tammy
    July 25, 2019

    You have had some great tips the past few posts and this one I really love. It’s hard trying to find items to post about from vendors. You have the best model too!!

  • Caitlin
    April 3, 2017

    We love codes!!!

    We always checkout some of it fave rep pages and sure enough they always have discount codes!!

    We love to shop small bc it’s so much more than shopping!

    Love your Blog!

Previous
Our Mama + Daughter Adventure [feat. Eddy & Scout]
How to Grow Your Small Shop Wardrobe on a Budget

%d bloggers like this: