Winter Snow Fun

P1020798With the snow that’s pounding down on much of the country lately, you and your little ones have likely been outside in your snow-gear quite a bit lately. According to the weather man, this is not likely to change anytime soon, so you might want to add IDEAL Mini Sno-Markers by Alex Brands to your cold-weather arsenalThese fun snow “markers” come in sets of 5 colors that you just add water to in order for them to work. Add color, water, shake, and you are ready to create your snow-masterpiece.  In personal experiance, you can’t “color” on the snow as with a marker, but it more drizzles out.  My son had a great time experimenting with this, making a multi-colored snowman and some “snow-cave” drawings.  Cap the markers when you are done and save them for the next storm.  It also comes with an extra set of each color packet so you can use them all winter long.
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Need Winter Boots? Quick, Head to Stride Rite!

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stride riteWe all know that with winter upon us, snow will follow (and for some, it has already started).  You don’t want your little ones to be without snow boots when the time comes, so if you haven’t yet, grab a pair.  We just got these Merrell Snowbank Waterproof Boots from Stride Rite, and my son says they are super warm.

While we have not had the chance to test them in the snow yet (thankfully) we did try them in the rain, and his feet stayed dry.  I also like the way they look- very cute.

stride rite bootsA bit more info on the shoes-

“The kid’s Snowbank mixes function and fashion. The elastic cord and lock lacing system offer a secure fit and cool look. This boot is great for winter weather because it features M-Select DRY and M-Select WARM to keep his feet comfy, cozy and away from moisture.”
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The Perfect Fall and Winter Boot

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I know that no one really wants to talk about it, but the reality is : Winter Is Coming Soon. In a matter of weeks I will battle with icy cold winds taking my breath away. I will curse the snow covered streets. I will whimper in dismay as I attempt to navigate the icy walks around town.
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Knowing that the season of sneezin’ is on the way, I have began to prepare myself with outdoor gear to make my life comfortable, keep my body warm, and to help me get around safely. The first item I knew I wanted to address was my winter footwear. Face it, a great pair of boots can make your life a lot easier and safer too.
Let me tell you about the Thomas Boot 200 from Hi-Tec Inspired by Life. This is the ultimate Lifestyle Winter Boot. With a durable textile upper, i-shield technology to repel water and dirt, and Thinsulate™ insulation for that winter warmth, this is the perfect apres boot for any condition. OrthoLite® sockliner provides cushioning and a durable, celated high abrasion EVA outsole absorbs impact. Stylish features. MSRP $80.00

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Lunsdale II Quilted Jacket

Unfortunately all seasons have to come to an end, and with those ends clothing options change as well. From summer to fall, then fall to winter- jacket and layers are necessities in many parts of the country. In mine it is absolutely necessary. Today we will be looking at a new jacket which is water proof and insulated for the perfect fall into winter jacket, the Lunsdale II Quilted Jacket.

products and ian snoring video 10 2 14 007The Lunsdale is built with some interesting technology involved, like the AquaDry Membrane mesh lining. This lining will not only keep you dry but also warm in all kinds of nasty weather. Along with the quilted construction of the jacket you will be comfortable and stylish in this jacket. The jacket also sports 9 pockets including 2 zipped hand warming pockets, 2 studded chest pockets, 1 mobile phone pocket, which can also be used as an mp3 player pocket, 1 Velcro credit card pocket for easy access during bitter cold days and 1 zipped inner pocket for those items you want to keep most safe. The storm flap and narrow inner zip guard help keep unwanted drafts out of the Lunsdale, keeping the jacket where you put it and most importantly wrapped around you.
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