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She {hearts} UV Skinz Sun Protective Clothing

082 Jayden absolutely loves playing outside. He runs out every chance he gets and makes requests to play outside every day. He can stay out there for hours and hours and even the heat doesn’t seem to faze him.

Since he is out and exposed to the sun’s UV rays, it’s important that we protect his skin from damage, disease, and issues with his Eczema. We keep him slathered in sunscreen during long hours in the sun and put him in sun protective clothing when keeping him constantly covered in sunscreen may be a problem.

We are huge fans of UV Skinz, a company dedicated to raising awareness about skin health and Melanoma prevention. The company was founded when owner, Rhonda Sparks, lost her 32-year-old husband to Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Left with 3 young boys to raise, her loss is what gave her the determination to help bring products to the market that help families be safe in the sun, while never forgetting how important it is to LIVE and HAVE FUN outdoors.

Jayden was sent the 3PC Red Surf Set which he absolutely loves. He’s always trying to wear the hat, but his hair is a little to big for it! He recently wore his suit to the Crown Fountain in Chicago and had a blast!

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The 3 PC Surf Set is available at UVSkinz.com for $55.95, a life-saving, smart investment.

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Use code BLOGS15 for a 15% discount on your purchase.

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UV Skinz wants to give one She {hearts} It reader their choice of the 3PC Surf Set or ANY piece of UV protective clothing!

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She {hearts} Refreshing Cucumber Soup

A friend of mine made this delicious “Cool As A Cucumber” soup for another friend’s baby shower that we threw last summer. I have to say, cold soup sounded weird and not really appetizing to me at first. However, it was amazingly refreshing and yummy, perfect for a simple summery appetizer or even a creamy but healthy main dish, perhaps for lunch with a great salad. I’ve been unable to get this soup out of my preggo mind for the past few weeks, so it looks like I am going to need to break down and dish some up!


Cool As A Cucumber Soup

Prep time: 15 minutes plus standing time
Makes about 7 servings


1 pound cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups fat-free plain yogurt
1 green onion, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
4-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
Additional chopped green onion and snipped fresh dill


-In a colander set over a bowl, toss cucumbers with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Squeeze and pat dry.
-Place the cucumbers, yogurt, onion and garlic in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Stir in dill.

Serve immediately in chilled bowls. Garnish with additional onion and dill.

Cucumber soup recipe from Taste of Home.

She {hearts} Baby Banz

Baby Banz LogoThis spring I started looking for a great pair of sunglasses for my toddler for the summer. We go on lots of walks as a family, visit the park on occasion, and hope to spend some time at the pool and the beach this summer, so I knew finding a cute pair of shades for her was a must.

I discovered Baby Banz Ultimate Banz and knew they would be perfect. They strap on (they are adjustable with Velcro) so they stay on even with lots of running around. They are quite adorable and come in two cute colors: flamingo pink and pacific blue. The lenses are polarized and they have a comfortable silicone nose and brow piece.girl wearing pink Baby Banz sunglasses

If you’re looking for a fun pair of shades for your baby or toddler this season, Baby Banz has what you need!

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Baby Banz Ultimate Banz baby and toddler sunglasses can be purchased for $19.99.

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Baby Banz is giving away a pair of sunglasses to one lucky She {hearts} It reader!  Winner can choose color and size.

To Enter: Leave a comment telling us about the little person in your life who would like to win these shades!

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She {hearts} DIY Feather Braid

My sis got one of those trendy feather hair extensions a couple months ago. And boy, was it cute!

I opted not to get one. I guess it’s due to the fact I’m pretty cheap frugal and because actually “fixin” my hair (y’all know I’m from Texas, right?) doesn’t happen very often. That’s why it’s long. So I can put it up and get it out of the way…Yes, I’m one of those mommas, excluding date nights with the hubby though. I try to please my man:)

I have hair on the brain today…bad joke, I know. But my daughter who’s got the long hair in the pictures (which were taken yesterday) just got her hair cut to her shoulder’s for the new school year. I was the one at the salon almost in tears…

DSC_0235Back to me being frugal: this braid cost me nothing! Since I wasn’t sure my idea would work we decided to skip the feathers from Michaels which were really cheap to begin with and raid our dress-up chest and pluck our boas (so, no roosters were harmed in the name of fashion or fly fishing for this post:)



You will need:

2-5 little feathers (depending on the hair length)

Hair gel/putty (the stickier the better)

Small clear hair band

Find the section of hair you want to make your skinny braid, then make the three sections. Take one section, starting at the top. Dip your first feather in the gel (small amount) and place it like you were gluing it to the top, close to the scalp. Continue going down the section of hair til the end. Overlapping is good. More of the feather will show through the braid. Finish with the clear hair band.

Note: Since the gel will be dry, it’s best for you to wet the hair before attempting to remove the braid and feathers.

DSC_0238I think this will be fun for a girl’s birthday party or a ladies night out! I plan on getting some white feathers from Micheals for me. Although, I wish we already owned a white boa:)

She {hearts} iPlay., Inc.

It’s been a long cold winter/spring, with few warm days to put together but summertime is finally beginning to whisper it’s arrival around here. For my kids summer means days spent outdoors, popsicles, playing hard, getting dirty, and water…lots and lots of water.

Made of EVA these light weight i play.® summer sneakers can handle whatever your little one throws at them. Sand, dirt, mud, water…the list goes on. My 18 month old, Jubilee, knows these are her go-to shoes for playing outside and brings them to me constantly.

With no straps, laces, or buckles I found them a snap to put on, my husband on the other hand said he was not able to do it as easily at first, but I think he’s getting the hang of it. I love knowing they will keep her feet protected while I can simply hose off whatever she dishes out.

These go on a list of must-haves for the summer.

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iPlay., Inc. provides a variety of products, from Bed & Bath to Swim & Sand where you’ll find their Summer Sneakers available in 8 different colors for under $15.

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Use code: IPLAY20 for 20% off your purchase.

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iPlay., Inc. is giving away one (1) pair of i play.® summer sneakers in color of winners choice. Giveaway open to US residents only.

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