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Fall Fashion with Carter's!  #CartersFallStyle #WIN

Fall Fashion with Carter's! #CartersFallStyle #WIN

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I recently had the opportunity to attend a virtual briefing for Carter's Fall line!  I learned so many things about the company and their new line.  I also was able to see the amazing fall line of clothing that is in stores now!  Sizes ranging from babies to pre-teens - Carter's really has you covered!  We have always been huge fans from our oldest to our youngest! 

Company Facts:

  • Largest branded marketer of young children's apparel in the U.S.
  • Owns two of the best know brands:  Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh
  • Dedicated to value, superior quality and age appropriate style

I can attest the quality - I have items we have passed down from our oldest to our youngest son.  They make clothes to last!  I am so happy about their stance on age appropriate styles.  Little girls look like little girls in Carter's clothing and slogans are cute not fresh.  They listened to what parents wanted and delivered big time!

Let me share the Fall lines and talk a bit about them:

Activewear/ "Ath Leisure"

This is what we refer to as comfy clothes!  They look cute but are easy and comfortable to wear!

  • Comfortable to play in
  • Mesh fabrics in shorts and synthetic applications in tops
  • Fun graphics with positive messages
  • Easy to layer


Everyone loves Camo!  Carter's mixed it up and added a fresh approach by giving girls options!

  • For girls and boys
  • Easy to mix with other patterns
  • Versatile pieces like pants, shirts and jackets

Tomboy Chic

Girls like 'boyfriend' styles just as much as their moms!  Carter's introduce this line of raglan ts and sweatshirts just for them!

  • All about mix and matching (athletic with girly!)
  • Camo shoes with sparkly pink laces
  • Military jackets with floral liners

Fresh Plaids

Plaid shirt, carpenter jeans and tshirt

I love a plaid shirt!  You can dress it up or wear it casually like I did with Jace above!  Such an adorable look!

Taking something traditional and twisting it to make it feel fresh and new for fall
New and fresh colors on the boys' plaid shirts

They also have a line called Vintage Prints - this line is adorable!!  It features smaller, sweeter graphics with puppies, ponies and florals. 

I was also excited to learn that they have new sizes!  Now 62 stores carry sizes from 7-12 in addition to the normal sizes.  (You can also find the bigger sizes online.) 

Carter's has shared a 20% off coupon for our readers!  Just bring to the store for the additional savings!  Currently from now until August 5 the entire store is 40% off!!  Perfect for back to school shopping! 

Now, lastly we have an awesome giveaway!  One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Carter's!!

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Nick Jr. Delivers A Magical Treat with The New Online Game WALLYKAZAM! Fruit Frenzy on NickJr.com

Nick Jr. Delivers A Magical Treat with The New Online Game WALLYKAZAM! Fruit Frenzy on NickJr.com

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NickJr.com is bringing magic to your home with the release of a brand-new online game based on the hit preschool series WallyKazam!. Available today, kids can get to hopping and help their favorite Wallykazam! characters prepare a delicious fruit-filled picnic for Gina the Giant.

In this new platform style game, Wally and Norville hop around the kitchen as they gather up ingredients for their fruit salad. Their fun and excitement quickly gets out of hand when BobGoblin drops by and casts a spell on all of the fruit causing it to hop around uncontrollably. To make matters worse, Norville gets whisked away in one of the bouncing fruits. Now it’s up to players and Wally to gather up the runaway fruit by bouncing, hopping, leaping or jumping, in order to save Norville and make their picnic a success. 

Be sure to check it out for tons of fun for your little one!!
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Pinterest Perfect Book Review

Pinterest Perfect Book Review

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Who doesn't love finding awesome and easy ideas on Pinterest.  I am no where near creative when it comes to crafting but I often find myself on there looking for homeschool ideas, workout ideas and even healthy recipes.  There are times I can get totally sucked into it because there is just an endless supply of information.


 With that being said, I recently had the opportunity to check out a new book called, Pinterest Perfect!  This stunning new book features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere.  Thoughtfully divided into easy-to-digest sections, this captivating guidebook inspires readers to learn various techniques in an interactive and engaging format including:

  • Step-by-step tutorials to guide readers through easy-to-follow projects and crafting techniques
  • Open practice pages at the end of each section for readers to engage in brainstorming, sketching and collecting other inspiration.
  • Art tips and crafting techniques on various mediums, including drawing, painting, illustration, mixed media, typography, and papercrafts.
  • Useful sidebars throughout share tips for using Pinterest efficiently and effectively as a hobbyist and professional artist.
  • Guidelines for creating a virtual artist group, collaborating with others on community boards, using boards to promote a business or share portfolio, and much, much more.
Now as I mentioned I'm not an artist..can't even draw a straight line, but my twenty-two year old daughter is very creative and loves doing crafts and drawing.  She minute she caught a glimpse of this book she immediately opened it up and found an easy project to do with what I had on hand.  Now she did have to improvise just a tad but all in all it turned out just like it was pictures in the book.  Here is her work of art from Pinterest Perfect!

I also want to mention on here that this book isn't going to show you have to use Pinterest or how to maneuver around it.  This book shows you how to do different crafts and activities and it's very user friendly.

Pinterest Perfect! can be purchased on Amazon for $15.14
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Camelbak Mantra Review

Camelbak Mantra Review

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Camelbak addiction? No, not me..why in the world would someone think that?  Seriously though, I do love the brand and they basically make up every one of our Water bottles and hydration systems.  Whether in the house, on a picnic or hitting the trails chances are pretty high that one or maybe all four of our family members will have something Camelbak related with them.

Recently our family had the opportunity to check out the new Camelbak Mantra which is pretty awesome.  One thing that never goes into my Camelbaks are products that have flavor.  I have no desire to taste the flavor in my water from then on out so I avoid it.  However, with the new Camelbak Mantra you don't have to worry about the taste of raspberry lemonade showing up tomorrow in your water.

The CamelBak Mantra is a naturally flavored, refreshing water enhancer.  It contains zero calories and is sweetened with Stevia.  Mantra adds to the natural benefits and taste of water with antioxidants, vitamins and electrolytes.  It's awesome for us Camelbak people because Mantra is designed for reusable water bottles which is AMAZING!!
Mantra is colored with vegetable and fruit juices that won't stain and sugar-free to eliminate sugar build-up in the bottle or straw.  I have used it in my shaker cup as well when it comes to taking my pre and post workout supplements and have yet to have it leave a lingering flavor.

The Camelbak Mantra comes in three flavors:

  • Raspberry Lemonade
  • Cranberry Lime
  • Blueberry Pomegranate
Honestly I don't think I have a favorite when it comes to these three flavors.  They all taste fantastic and just like other flavor packets you can make it as mild or strong as you like based on how much water you add.  I add a little extra water because I prefer a more mild taste.  Also with this product I don't get the weird aftertaste that you can get with other products.

Camelbak Mantra  is convenient and portable no matter what activity you may be doing.  Easily tosses into a hiking bag or even for cycling!  Perfect way to add electrolytes!!  

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Wings Sky Force Heroes DVD

Wings Sky Force Heroes DVD

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Josh Duhamel is back as Ace in the thrilling story about a heroic pilot seeking redemption in the DOVE-approved family adventure, Wings: Sky Force Heroes which arrived on DVD July 8th.

When Ace, a cocky young firefighter, defies his Colonel's orders and recklessly attempts a solo mission, it leads to disastrous concequences.  Ace, along with Fred, his trusty co-pilot, quits Sky Force and resigns himself to hauling coal for Mr. Steinway, until one day a fire breaks out in mines! With the help of his friends: Windy and T-Bone, Ace must overcome his fears and become the hero he was destined to be.

Times to the theatrical release of Planes: Fire and Rescue, the Wings: Sky Force Heroes DVD features all-new bonus material including a look at the making of the film and a sneak peek at award-winning Miniscule shorts, and is available exclusively at Walmart for $12.98

DVD Special Features:
  • "Bringing the Characters to Life: At the Recording Studio with Rob Schneider, Josh Duhamel, Tom Skerritt, Jesse McCartney, and Russell Peters! Featurette
  • Four Award-Winning Miniscule Shorts
What We Thought:
We purchased the first Wings DVD when it came out and my boys really enjoyed it so when I had the opportunity to review this Wings: Sky Force Heroes I couldn't pass it up.  Now I can't compare it to the new Planes movie since we haven't caught it yet, but my boys love this! They said that the Wings: Sky Force Heroes was better than the first one!!

So if you haven't already, be sure to check it out!!
Little Caesars Lunch & Laugh Sweepstakes #WIN

Little Caesars Lunch & Laugh Sweepstakes #WIN

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 It's pretty safe to say that Little Caesars pizza is often a go-to pizza place in our when we need something on the go.  It's pretty hard to beat the HOT-N-READY when rushed for time.

Right now Little Caesars is having a Lunch & Laugh Sweepstakes.  It's basically where you vote for the funniest Little Caesars commercial.

The Lunch & Laugh sweepstakes celebrates the $5 Lunch Combo, which features four slices of
Little Caesars Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product. The $5 Lunch Combo is available HOT-N-READY every day from 11AM to 2PM at participating locations, plus tax.  If you have never picked up their Lunch Combo you are missing out.  Last time my daughter and I were running errands we went by and both got one.  Not sure what we were thinking but we basically had an entire pizza left over between the two of us. It was fast and delicious and my boys enjoyed our left overs.

So how do you vote for the funniest video? It's simple.  All you need to do is register by entering your information or by using your facebook account.  Once you do that then you go to where you can vote for your favorite commercial and that's it!! Three grand prizes of HOT-N-READY Lunch Combos for a year, plus Lunch & Laugh participants have a chance to win five first prizes of a GoPro Camera (which my husband would love for his biking adventures) or fifty second prizes of a $50 Little Caesars gift card!! Sweepstakes ends on 8/31/14

Not only can you enter the above sweepstakes, but I am also excited to bring a giveaway to my readers!! (1) As They Grow Up Reader can win 1 Little Caesars $15 Gift Card and 1 Little Caesars Bean Doll

The Motel Life now on DVD

The Motel Life now on DVD

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The Motel Life came to DVD and Blu-Ray on June 3rd. Co-starring screen and music legend Kris Kristofferson and Dakota Fanning, the drama is based on the acclaimed debut novel by Willy Vlautin.  It also features animation by award-winning animator Mike Smith!

Cedar Cover Season One Now on DVD

Cedar Cover Season One Now on DVD

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Relieve every touching moment of the "uncynical, lulling and sweet" drama, with "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cover" Season One now on DVD.  Starring Andie MacDowell, Hallmark Channel's first-ever original scripted series based on the bestselling book series by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber, a leading voice in women's fiction with more than 160 million copies of her books in print! Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove: Season 1  was #1 in its time slot during its entire first season run, elevating Hallmark Channel to the number one cable network on Saturdays!
Andie MacDowell stars as Judge Olivia Lockhard who is considered  the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington.  But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all while doing her best to care for the township she calls home.  Based on the best-selling author Debbie Macomber's beloved book series.
What We Thought:
So far I am really enjoying this series.  Hallmark Channel is often watched in our house but I had never had the chance to catch this series until now.  During the evening hours I have been watching a couple episodes at a time on this DVD and have to say that I am hooked!  Season 2 kicked off last night and I completely forget to set the DVR to record it, but you can bet that I will be! This is a great series that the entire family can enjoy together!!

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove: Season 1  is currently available on Amazon for $19.99.

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Frigidaire’s 2-in-1 Convertible Freezer

Frigidaire’s 2-in-1 Convertible Freezer

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This August Frigidaire is recognizing new moms and families as they transition into their busy new schedules. Here to help, Frigidaire is sharing how a second freezer makes things easier to fit changing needs – freeze a prepared meal for quick access when you’re tight on time. Also happening in August is National Breastfeeding Month – a reminder that mom has a never ending to do list that keeps her busy and a second freezer is there to help.

Frigidaire’s 2-in-1 Convertible Freezer has the FlexAbility every family needs and makes last minute decisions easy. Many things change with a growing family so it’s nice to know it’s easy to change from a full-size fridge to a full-size freezer in a simple flip of a switch.  The extra space and convenience allows new moms to be worry free about planning the next meal (for baby or the family) – it’s already handled.
Did You Know? The average consumer who own a secondary freezer makes 1 ½ less trips each month to the grocery store.

o   The 2-in-1 Freezer has Bright Lighting Technology: Spend less time digging through freezer for items with lighting that makes it easier to see what’s inside.
o   Organization solutions are made easy through SpaceWiseTM Organization to fit all your food storing needs.
o    Classic slate color: Available in a new modern color so it can work anywhere in your home, from the kitchen to the laundry room.

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DreamWorksTV on YouTube!!

DreamWorksTV on YouTube!!

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DreamWorksTV,  an all-original content destination for families from DreamWorks Animation and AwesomenessTV, invites you to try their newest series “Jimmy Blue Shorts” on for size!

DreamWorksTV, which promises to deliver laughs on every screen, officially launched on June 16, 2014, and “Jimmy Blue Shorts,” an animated sketch comedy hosted by talking jean shorts, created by Zachary Aufdemberg and produced by Oddbot, launches on Monday, June 23.  Whenever Jimmy and his wisecracking shorts are in peril, they throw to other, bite-sized “mini shorts” like “Portal in My Locker,” “Delayed Reaction Billy,” “Nature Hour with Mr. Skeeto,” “Cooking Right with Spoony” and “Waffles vs. Pancakes.”

Also, be sure to check out this fun activity!!
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Get Adventurous this Fall with NWF’s Hike & Seek

Get Adventurous this Fall with NWF’s Hike & Seek

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National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is proud to announce the fifth annual Hike & Seek™ cities taking place around the country this fall.  Hike & Seek is a cross between a scavenger hunt and nature walk with live wildlife encounters, nature activities and fun interactive stations along the trail.

The fifth annual 2014 Hike & Seek will be held in the following cities this fall:

9.20.14            Denver , CO               South Platte Park (Littleton)              
9.20.14            Minneapolis, MN        Lebanon Hills Regional Park
9.27.14            Chicago, IL                Bemis Woods South (Western Springs)
10.05.14          New York City           Central Park               
10.18.14          Seattle, WA              Seward Park
10.18.14          Bernardsville, NJ        New Jersey Audubon/Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary       
10.25.14          Los Angeles, CA        Griffith Park
10.25.14          Baltimore, MD            Druid Hill Park
11.01.14          Washington, DC         Seneca Creek State Park (Gaithersburg, MD)                       
11.08.14          Atlanta, GA                Piedmont Park
11.08.14          Houston, TX               Cullinan Oyster Creek Park (City of Sugarland)

People are encouraged to sign up at www.hikeandseek.org early to register and then show up ready to spend fun family time in nature. The one to two mile go-at-your-own-pace nature walk will have interactive “Stop & Study” nature stations with engaging learning activities including nature crafts, live wildlife encounters, and much more. Every child participant is given a Map & Mission Guidebook to direct their path and will receive an Honorary Junior Naturalist badge from Ranger Rick at the end of the hike.

Now in its 5th year, Hike & Seek is a part of National Wildlife Federation’s 10 Million Kids Outdoors Campaign. This three-year initiative seeks a future in which all children spend time outside each day, creating a generation of happier and healthier children with more awareness and connection to the natural world. National Wildlife Federation has worked to connect children and youth with nature for decades, inspiring children through Ranger Rick magazine, working with educators to get kids learning outdoors, and helping parents find new ways to engage their children outside.
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The Punkydoos Take The Stage by Jennifer Jackson; Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway

The Punkydoos Take The Stage by Jennifer Jackson; Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway

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I am excited to be part of The Punkydoos Take the Stage Blog Tour.  I love reading children's books and this one was awesome.  I had a blast reading this to my three year old and seven year old.

About The Book:
In THE PUNKYDOOS TAKE THE STAGE, readers meet Lexi-Lou, a little girl with big dreams and a BIG voice to match. Although Lexi-Lou’s dog, Monkey, loves to join her, they can’t find the right time or place to perform. But when her brother Daniel hears her sing and asks “[W]hen’s the concert?” Lexi-Lou has the rocking idea to form a band and hold a real concert! But finding the right bandmates is going to take some work; Will Lexi-Lou find the right group to make her rockstar dreams come true?

With terrific themes like learning determination, confidence, and playing nicely with others, THE PUNKYDOOS TAKE THE STAGE is great for kids to rock out with while reading. And as an added addition, the picture book comes with an original Punkydoos song “You’re a Punkydoo” on CD!

What We Thought:
This is yet another awesome Disney book for kids!! The Punkydoos Take The Stage is one such a fun book to read. You can make crazy sounds and it's filled with excitement!!

The very first page immediately pulled my three year old in when it said that Lexi-Lou was a kid of many things.  It mentions that she is a superhero, chef, secret agent and a rock star!  The minute my little dude heard superhero, he was all ears!  As an added bonus with this book you get a CD that has The Punkydoos song on it and in the book are the words so that your little one can sing along.

About the Author:
Jennifer Jackson’s (www.jenniferjacksonbooks.com) love of writing started in theater, where she has written and directed original ensemble-based physical theater pieces. She has also choreographed many projects including American Dreamz and The Beckoning of Lovely. Jennifer is a native Midwesterner, who lives in Los Angeles, California.

The Punkydoos Take The Stage
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Pre-order Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray™

Pre-order Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray™

Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition!  

Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and his pals: Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and all the rest. Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set, with special bonus content, debuts on home entertainment shelves October 21, 2014 from Shout! Factory.   Also available to own on the same day is
Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. Mecka-lecka hi, Mecka-hiney ho!

Winner of an amazing 22 Emmy® Awards, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a cultural touchstone for a generation, and its visually dynamic design and offbeat sense of humor were a genuine phenomenon.  Whether reliving childhood memories or introducing this beloved series to a new generation, the newly re-mastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse will take you back to being a kid.  This is an essential Blu-ray collection for loyal fans and collectors.

TV Guide named Pee-wee’s Playhouse #10 on their list of THE TOP 25 CULT TELEVISION SHOWS EVER!  For over 25 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old.  Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this highly acclaimed children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since.

Pee-wee’s Playhouse is an educational, artistic and entertaining show that teaches kids strong ‘life lessons.’  With its innovative production design and Reubens’ rich original characters and humor, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a magical place that sparks creativity and imagination—and brings joy to children and adults alike. Parents and grown-ups have always enjoyed the show’s many double entendres. The series features beloved regulars Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart), Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), The King of Cartoons (William Marshall), Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), Ricardo (Vic Trevino) and Mrs. Rene (Suzanne Kent). And of course, Chairry, Pterri, Conky, Magic Screen, Clocky, Cool Cat, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, Penny, the Dinosaur family, and the rest of the gang!

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

Pre-order Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray™ box set now at: Amazon

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Fitmark Bags: The BOX LG  #NICEBAG

Fitmark Bags: The BOX LG #NICEBAG

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Several months ago when I started planning meals and prepping foods for to take along to work, outings, etc I found that it was very difficult to fit everything one needs in a typical "lunch box".  I meal to get it all to fit, I might as well sent us off carrying a small travel suitcase which obviously would be insane.  While doing my "homework" I stumbled across FitMark bags and they looked like the perfect solution for our family.

I was pleasantly surprised with the variety of bags they had to offer.  The traditional BOX LG was perfect for me during outings and bringing food, but my husband is an avid cyclist and often pedals to work.  I was pleasantly surprised that they even had a Transporter Backpack that would work for him and make carry easy!
The Transporter bag contains 2 seal-tight meal containers that are BPA free of course and even has a Fit-Tech compartment with soft-support panels to securely hold your 17" laptop.  It does have separate kicks and a laundry bag should be heading to the gym after work.  With fully adjustable, dual custom padded shoulder straps for a comfortable, relaxed fit you just can't go wrong.  Also, like the BOX LG, this also contains 2 ice packs.

Now for the one that I have been using.  It's the traditional BOX LG and is perfect for carrying my daily meals.  In the below picture you can see the size of this bag as well as the containers that are included.  The containers are very generously sized so I am never trying to cram stuff into them.  I also love the fact that shaker cup has a place to protein powder as well as a place to hold my daily supplements. When eating breakfast on the go, it's so easy to just drop the supplements in the cup and take them at the time you normally would.  
The Box LG is seriously awesome.  Although it's for food carry for my day (and by the way you can food prep for the week and use your own containers as well just fine since obviously the four containers that come with this bag are for a typical day), but this is also great for outtings.  I love packing our family snacks in this bag if we go on a big ride or hike.  It seems the minute we get back to the car the boys are starving so this is perfect for them to get a delicious healthy snack as well as a cold drink.  It's big enough to accommodate our entire family for a simple outting or picnic.  With that being said, it's safe to say that this bag gets used a ton!

Now I am sure some of you are wondering about the price, right? I found the price to be very comparable to other products like this on the market.  The Box LG has a SRP of $79.99 and the Transporter which I mentioned earlier is only $99.99 and both of these bags have FREE SHIPPING!  See how I put that in all caps?  I hate paying shipping so when I find FREE SHIPPING it makes it so much more appealing.  So not only do you get a great product at a great price but same day FREE SHIPPING!!

Another part of FitMark Bags I want to mention is their giving back campaign. It really says a lot about companies that offer these types of programs and really makes me want to use them in place of another similar company.  

So what is their giving back campaign?

Well since the start of of Fitmark in early 2012, they have had this program in place.  From the very beginning they made a commitment to work hard to grow their company so not only could they achieve growth projections but to also be able to give back to the community.
They started out by providing bags to a few local non-profits, including the Boys and Girls Club, as well as donated monetarily to some great causes.  Their  ultimate goal, however, was to be able to provide bags to kids who not only worked hard in school but participated in after school sports
programs but particularly those kids who were less fortunate than others.  As many of us parents know, sports can be very expensive and for them to be able to help these children are awesome!

With all their hard work and having such an amazing program, the day has finally come! Fitmark will be donating a bag for every $100 they net through the Fitmark website sales.  All bags will be donated directly to a handful of Boys and Girls Clubs around the country who will then in turn provide them to a young boy or girl who is not only doing well in school but also involved in after school sports!!

So if you are looking for a bag depending on your sport of choice, be sure to check out Fitmark Bags first.  They seriously have a wide variety of bags to fit different needs and knowing that they are giving back makes it worth it.

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