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Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall Styles with Florsheim Shoes. {Fashion Friday}

Raichlen is my messy fashionista. He actually loves wearing fun bold patterns and crazy mismatched outfits. The bolder and crazier the better. I typically let him pick and chose as he pleases. It has become very entertaining for us as a family. I do love the confidence he acquires from his decisions that he made on his own. School has been a adjustment, but he is thrilled to add these bold and fun shoes to his wardrobe. 
 Florsheim Shoes began in 1892 right in my hometown, Chicago! I have always equated this brand with quality. My husband has also been wearing Florsheim Shoes and is always impressed with their style and durability. I also have this impression that Florsheim is geared towards men and dress shoes. I had my eyes opened to their impressive selection of shoes for boys as well as several fun and whimsical details. Like these swell Kennett Jr's in Mushroom. They are on a great clearance sale right now too!
Being that Raichlen wears school uniforms, these are a great and fashionable medium for him to express his creative style.  If you saw his outfit today, you would just smile. Today is dress code's so crazy it's adorable! 

 If you are looking for some great fall shoes for the men in you life, you really need to check out Florsheim Shoes. Great selection, quality that will last and fashion for your style guru.
Connect with Florsheim on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also win a 60$ gift card to get your little man dressed to impress!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Just Between Friends Fall Consignment Sale Starts This Weekend in Milwaukee #JBFMilwaukee

This past spring I got the opportunity to attend the presale event of Just Between Friends Milwaukee! JBF Milwaukee is a consignment sale on steroids! I walked into the Wisconsin Expo Center and was overwhelmed by the amount of  baby/ kid related items. Everything from strollers to breast pumps, books and clothes, toys and so much more! It was insane! I am kicking myself for not grabbing the trek bicycle trailer I saw for $30 that day but I still walked away with fantastic deals for under $50 like 5 Thirsties cloth diaper covers and one Thirsties AIO, blocks from Land of Nod for $5, brand new Robeez shoes and lots more. Honestly the cloth diapers alone were worth $50, it was an awesome find!

If you are in need of some bigger items like strollers, bicycles and toys and on a budget, then this place is a gold mine for you. But I would highly suggest getting there as early as possible or even attending the Twitter party today, Wednesday September 17th from 12n-1p CT. They will be giving away Front of the Line Passes, and JBF Bucks! Just follow JBF-Milwaukee on Twitter to get more details on the twitter party and JBF-Milwaukee on Facebook to get more information on the current sale or the next one. 

So when and where does this sale extravaganza  happen? The Sale is OPEN TO PUBLIC  from September 21st till the 27th at The Wisconsin Expo Center on the State Fair Park grounds. There is a parking fee so bring some friends and family along to share the cost.

BELOW ARE THE KEY DATES OF THE JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS MILWAUKEE SALE.SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST 10AM-7PM $3.00 ADMISSIONMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND 10AM-7PMTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD 10AM-7PMWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH 10AM-6PMTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH 10AM-5PM (*25% OFF DAY)FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 10AM-7PM (*50% OFF DAY)Saturday, September 27th 10am-1pm (*50% off day) *Items with a star will remain FULL price! Consignors decide which items go 25% and 50%.

There are detailed directions on the homepage of the JBF Milwaukee website and you can get more answers on the FAQ page.

 Like I mentioned above you should try hard to get there as soon as possible because the good stuff goes fast and be sure to come back and comment on our post if you happen to get anything at the event this week, Courtney and I would love to know we helped you find a great deal.

Happy Shopping!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Just Between Friends of Milwaukee.  This program is in partnership with Real Mom Media (  All opinions are my own.

All of my loot from the JBF Milwaukee this past spring

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Glarus Brewery: New Glarus, Wisconsin

Labor day weekend, we decided to take a small getaway. I researched and decided to take the family to one of my favorite places from growing up, New Glarus, WI. New Glarus is a quaint little community near Madison. Known for their Swiss heritage, you can find some amazing chocolate shops, bakeries, and unique boutiques. In later years, they have  become well known for their craft beer. Scott's one request was that if we were going to be in New Glarus, we needed to visit the brewery. I was fine with that but figured it would be a stop only for Scott. I would take the kids somewhere and he would take the tour. This was not  what he had in mind, so we all went along. I am so thankful that we did! This facility, built in 2006, is a photographers dream! This was one of the most visually beautiful factories I have ever been in. The children also enjoyed themselves, there was so much to look at and learn about industry and production. 

After we toured the indoor facility, We enjoyed the outdoor sampling grounds. This was a beautifully landscaped area for all ages to enjoy. You are surrounded by beautiful architecture and breath taking views. We spent a lot of time exploring the little village setting. The children were in love with all the buildings and sights. I am so glad that we took the time to visit and really recommend this anyone looking for a great getaway. The brewery itself was perfectly clean and maintained.Each staff member was extremely warm and welcoming. When you bring your children to a place like this, I was expecting a less than enthusiastic welcome to them. However, I never felt once that the staff was annoyed or bothered by them. 

Thank you so much for the great visit! We look forward to returning.