5 Reasons Why We Only Shop French Toast School Uniforms

5 Reasons Why We Only Shop French Toast School Uniforms

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We have a hard time finding the perfect school uniform for our 9 year old daughter, Hannah.  Well, let me clarify, we have a hard time finding anything for Hannah LOL!  Hannah is the youngest of our three children and definitely has a mind of her own.  She loves to express her own fashion sense, but also has a very conservative style.  Standing out and being conservative are not always easy feats to achieve.  When it comes to school uniforms, French Toast has always been our only go-to brand for Hannah.  Here are the 5 reasons why we only shop French Toast for Hannah’s school uniforms:

1.  French Toast is always, yes always, introducing new styles.  It is tough to find new and exciting styles when your children have such strict rules on what they can wear to school.  French Toast is always coming out with new ways to help our little one stand out.

2.  French Toast maintains a conservative style.  French Toast has always had tasteful school uniforms that don’t “bend the rules” of what our schools will allow.

5 Reasons Why We Only Shop French Toast School Uniforms

3.  French Toast clothes last and last.  Even before Hannah started school; we would buy French Toast skirts because she loved the style and I loved the durability of their clothing.

4.  French Toast always has a price to fit our budget.  With having to buy 5 skirts/pants and 5 shirts for two children who are starting back to school, price is always at the top of my priority list.  French Toast has great regular prices, plus they always seem to have a great coupon or sale happening, which helps even more!

5 Reasons Why We Only Shop French Toast School Uniforms

5.  Shipping is a breeze with French Toast.  I have never had a problem getting items shipped in a timely manner and my orders are always 100% accurate.  If you do much shopping online, you know that shipping can be a huge issue with any online retailer.

5 Reasons Why We Only Shop French Toast School Uniforms

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Ways To Save On Kids Back To School Clothes #BackToSchool

Ways To Save On Kids Back To School Clothes

Ways To Save On Kids Back To School Clothes

As a parent the end of summer means it’s time to figure out some great ways to save on kids back to school clothes.  Thankfully, we have some awesome tips and great success in saving money on kids clothes.  Both new and gently used clothes can easily fit into your budget this school year when you follow our tips.

Shop discount online stores.  We love websites like ThredUp, Schoola and even eBay and Craigslist for great gently used and even on occasion brand new kids back to school clothes at a fraction of the price.  ThredUp and Schoola offer on site credit when you send clothing in for them to sell.  Bonus to us is clearing out the kids closets while getting great new clothes they need. 

Use store and brand coupons.  Sign up for every store email newsletter and combine the coupons they send out with in-store sales.  There are often tons of great deals that offer 25%-40% of brand new items your kids can use.  If you prefer online shopping, look for free shipping codes to make it even more affordable.

Shop clearance racks year round.  There are often things like t-shirts and elastic waist shorts or pants that will be flexible within a size or two range that you can grab in advance from clearance racks.  We always grab post holiday t-shirts for the kids for the following year holiday season.  For 75% off you can find great t-shirts and sweatshirts for only $1-$3 a lot of the time.

Shop yard sales and thrift shops.  Back to school season is a great time to check out your local thrift shops as well as yard sales.  Gently used clothing for under $5 per piece is easy to find at Goodwill stores, local thrift shops and especially local yard sales.  Watch your classified sections for postings and head out early to get the best deals.

Local classified groups.  Check out local classified groups on Facebook, Freecycle and Yahoo groups for discounted, free or low priced kids clothes people are trying to get rid of and make a few dollars off of.  You can easily find blue jeans and t-shirts in good to great condition for $1-$2 in these groups.  You usually have to meet to pick this stuff up, but it is cheaper than paying shipping or buying brands in store.

These ways to save on kids back to school clothes are easy to work into your budget this year. Whether you are shopping for one child or five, these tips are sure to save you tons of money.  Never pay full price for kids clothing when you can check into these many options that save money and give your family great new clothes to enjoy this school year.

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The Iron City Evolution

The Iron City Evolution

Nestled between the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers is the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a modest metropolis that is home to over 305,000 people. What was once the poster boy of the dirty industrial revolution is rapidly becoming the face of the clean green evolution. With environmental building initiatives, increasingly bike-friendly neighborhoods and a burgeoning local food culture, there’s something for everyone in the Iron City.

Green Architecture

Not only is Pittsburgh home to over 60 LEED-certified buildings (LEED being Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), it also boasts 10 of the world’s first LEED buildings within its limits. Hotels in Pittsburgh are no exception, as even the fairly new Fairmont Pittsburgh is the pinnacle of environmental design. With energy-efficient lighting, responsible waste management and recycled materials used throughout, it’s a great vision for the city. Pittsburgh also has an incredible, modern convention center, located right across the street from the popular Westin Hotel. The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is also certified LEED (at the gold standard, no less), and is the largest green building in the entire country. Pittsburgh obviously likes to be on the cutting edge these days; it has the first LEED-certified food bank, children’s museum, university dormitory, financial institution and more. Steel mills, move over!

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Over the past several years, many initiatives have sprung up around making Pittsburgh a bike-friendly city. Its current mayor, Bill Peduto, has even jumped on board and supported the creation of designated, protected bike lanes all throughout the city. Local nonprofit BikePGH continuously advocates for safer streets and riders, and offers bike maps, cycling classes and more. The agency also works to certify organizations as Bike Friendly Businesses, meaning they use biking to build an active and healthy workplace culture. In fact, Pittsburgh is tied with Boise, Idaho for the most bike-friendly businesses to date! One bike-friendly business is The Priory Hotel, which offers bike racks in its courtyard and is easily accessible by two wheels. Finally, with 25 miles of off-road bike trails, Pittsburgh may just be turning into a biker’s paradise.

Eat Local

Remember the Fairmont Pittsburgh, with all its green amenities? Well, it also has a restaurant on its ground floor, Habitat that focuses on providing international cuisine made with local ingredients sourced within 100 miles of the city. It is one of nine farm-to-table style restaurants in Pittsburgh. Legume, a seasonal restaurant minutes from the Oakland neighborhood’s Residence Inn, prides itself on using locally-sourced ingredients and organic meat. Downtown, home to the historic Omni William Penn Hotel, also has Six Penn Kitchen, a restaurant that sources produce and ingredients from local farms. Finding local produce really isn’t that hard in Pittsburgh either, with community gardens, CSAs and Farmer’s Markets all throughout the city and the surrounding suburbs.

Pittsburgh used to be a steel town. While some of its neighborhoods still exist against a backdrop of abandoned mills and furnaces, it is using a new, green attitude to shake off the smog of its original heyday and welcome in a new era, one of environmental sustainability, bike-friendly streets and delicious local cuisine. With restaurants, businesses and even Pittsburgh hotels going green, it’s easy to see why Pittsburgh is frequently lauded as America’s Most Livable City.

This post was posted by Fiona Moriarty on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on July 10, 2015
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Ways To Save On Back To School Uniforms

Ways To Save On Back To School Uniforms

Ways To Save On Back To School Uniforms

If your child attends a school that requires uniforms, these ways to save on back to school uniforms will help you to make ends meet easily.  School uniforms can be pricey, but there are several ways you can save money on them for your kids this year.  Unless your school requires you purchase from a particular vendor, these tips will help you to manage your back to school uniform budget easily.

Shop discount retailers and wholesale club stores.  Often times your local Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club or Costco will have great deals on khaki pants and solid colored polo style shirts.  Since these are typically the standard in uniforms for schools, you may be able to grab them at a low rate at your local store instead of ordering directly through the uniform dealers.

Buy from online resale sites.  Places like eBay and ThredUp or Schoola are favorites for buying gently used kids clothing of all kinds, including school uniforms.  This I one of the easiest ways to save on back to school uniforms for everyone.  If you are unsure on fit, take your kids to a local store to try on similar brands before making the purchase.

Host a uniform swap with other parents/families from the school.  If you know a lot of the parents from your kids school, you may be able to host a yard sale or swap just for uniforms kids have outgrown.  This is a great way for everyone to get thing they need at a lower price, and even make a bit of money toward new purchases. 

Shop thrift shops.  Local thrift shops are a great place to find gently used uniform pieces to help with your kids uniform wardrobes.  A few solid polo style shirts, khaki pants or other uniform pieces at a discount can really stretch their wardrobe and your budget a lot.  Shop year round to avoid the last minute shoppers who will likely grab everything they can find weeks before school starts.

Order in bulk with other parents.  Sometimes bulk orders from companies can save a significant amount of money. Check out site options and get in touch with other parents to see who would like to order with you and stretch their dollars a bit more.

Shop local classified groups. Facebook has become a great place to find local classified groups to buy through.  You can post an ad looking for something, or you can browse existing ads to find items others  are looking to sell.  Local means no shipping charges, and is often quicker and cheaper.

These ways to save on back to school uniform are sure to stretch your budget while giving your kids just what they need to look appropriate for their first days back to school.  With all the supplies, tuitions and extra curricular expenses involved with back to school getting uniforms at a discounted rate will be a great way to keep you in budget. These tips are sure to keep your kids in appropriate uniforms and your pocket book in tact.

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Rock Out With Ricki And The Flash #RickiAndTheFlash

Rock Out With Ricki And The Flash #RickiAndTheFlash

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Have you heard?  Rick Springfield and Meryl Streep have teamed up to bring us Ricki And The Flash; a story of a mom.  Just watching the trailer brings a flood of emotion that, I think, any mother or daughter can relate to.  The love this mother has for her children and her struggle to show and prove that love will take us on an amazing adventure through motherhood, relationships and just feeling the emotions that come with any human bond.  Who better to play the role of a non-traditional mother than Meryl Streep?  Ricki And The  Flash is going to be a fun ride down memory lane when 80’s nostalgia meets the young adults of 2015!  Take a look at the trailer below; you’ll be happy you did!

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Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki’s long-suffering ex-husband.

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Forgetting Time in Venice

Forgetting Time in Venice

If you have ever wanted to leave the 21st century behind and still keep some modern amenities, Venice is the city for you. Hotels in Venice range from affordable to luxury, and they all offer easy access to this timeless city of gondolas and costumes.

Geographic Isolation

Venice consists of several islands connected to the mainland by bridge or water taxis. Its location encouraged centuries of trade and business along the Adriatic and as far as the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Separated by canals, Venice owes its sense of timelessness to its insular nature. Hotel Marconi is an affordable hotel located on the most important canal, the Grand Canal, which runs between the two largest islands in Venice.

Gondolas as Transportation

The famous gondolas of Venice can be used for simple transportation or for a romantic sightseeing adventure. Although there is a bus service and plenty of cars in Venice, many locals and tourists choose to walk or take gondolas. The four-star Papadopoli Venezia is a choice hotel if you want to relax a short distance from the throngs of tourists at San Marco and still access the canal system.

Tourists and Locals in Costume

Fashion design, Interior design, architecture, opera and the fine arts all flourish in Venice. The creative and colorful masks for which the city is known are designed for the annual Carnival celebration. These masks are often worn by locals artists–and even some tourists–throughout the year. With artists creating watercolor paintings lining the piazzas and street performers in costumes, tourists often forget in which century they reside. Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes is located near the La Fenice Opera House and just a short walk to Piazza San Marco. It’s a good location if you want to take advantage of the arts scene.

If you find yourself miss driving around, the nearby Best Western Olimpia in the Santa Croce Neighborhood is an affordable option. Whether you want to don a mysterious Carnival mask or enjoy a cappuccino in a cafe, there are many opportunities to forget the modern world in Venice.

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Pixels Makes 80’s Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

Pixels Makes 80’s Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

Pixels Makes 80's Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

I had so much fun in New York last week.  One of the reasons it was such a fun trip is because I got to see Pixels with my best friend while I was there!  If you lived through the 80’s, you are going to have so much fun watching Pixels!  I can’t wait to take my kids to see it too.  Did I tell you that Adam Sandler and Kevin James star in it?  It was a lot of fun.  From the arcade scenes to the old-school gaming references, it was a fun ride through 80’s nostalgia.

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Well, there is this one scene, where Pac-Man is eating New York City, but it’s kinda cute.  Cute?  Yes, there are cute moments with this guy.  Even the sound of “woka, woka, woka” from Pac-Man as he’s eating his way through the sky scrapers in New York city made me giggle.  I was literally laughing out loud at the relationship between Adam Sandler and Kevin James as they were trying to rescue mankind from this giant, real-world video game!

Pixels Makes 80's Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

So, there is this battle to save the world from Pac-Man, Centipede, then eventually, every arcade game from the 80’s.  Of course there’s a love story there.  I’m not going to tell you who the love story is between, but this could really go any direction ya know?!  Reminiscing about this movie has me wanting to take the kids to see it today!  Maybe I’ll go wake them up, the first showing is at 11:00!  Hey, take your kids too.  You’ll be happy you did :D

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As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

We know, a trip to San Francisco is always busy. There’s so many places to eat – you’ve gotta have your Tartine morning bun! Next you need to make sure you hit up the shops in Hayes Valley, see the street art in the mission, enjoy your guilty pleasure of chowder in a bread bowl from Fisherman’s Wharf, and most importantly, take an Instagram worthy shot of the Golden Gate. We couldn’t agree more! But, when once you’ve accomplished a few of the items on your “Must-Do” list, check out a few of these amazing city hikes – and yes, one of them lines you up perfectly to be the envy of all your friends. Book your trip and start exploring!

Mt. Davidson

Mt. Davidson is the tallest peak in San Francisco. This 1-mile forested hike makes you feel like you’ve left the city until you reach the top. Once at the top, you’ll be amazed by the stunning views of downtown San Francisco, Oakland, and Mt. Sutro. Learn More.

Marshall’s Beach

Make sure your camera, phone, and GoPro are charged. This short hike along the Batteries to Bluffs trail puts you in the perfect position for your Golden Gate bridge shot. Inside tip: head there just in time for the sunset. Learn More.

Land’s End

Although this trail can be a little busy on the weekends. If you get an early start, you can avoid the crowds as you head along rugged coastline to the Land’s End Labyrinth, a rock maze overlooking the Golden Gate. From here, head out to the end of the trail to see the Sutro Baths and mile rock beach. Learn More.

The Wood Line

Head out on this 2 mile hike through the Presidio to Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood Line. Also make a stop off at Inspiration Point and enjoy stunning views of the Marina District, the San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz. Learn More.

Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve

Many locals don’t even know that Mt. Sutro exists. This less than 2-mile loop takes you through a tall forests on dirt paths giving you a real nature escape from the city. If you’ve arrived to San Francisco’s foggy weather, hike Mt. Sutro to take a really majestic experience as the trees disappear into the fog.

This post was posted by Fiona Moriarty on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on June 13, 2015
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6 Reasons You Should Experience the Arts Scene in San Francisco

6 Reasons You Should Experience the Arts Scene in San Francisco

While it’s known for iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and The Presidio, San Francisco is also a virtual mecca of arts and culture. There are plenty of excellent San Francisco hotels to call your home base during your visit too. Here are some of the top reasons you should make time to experience San Francisco’s arts scene.

1. The San Francisco Symphony and SoundBox

While the San Francisco Symphony is as grand as you might expect, the SF SoundBox offers an innovative take on symphony music. It’s in a nightclub-like atmosphere where you can sip creative cocktails and hear classical music set to video imagery as the backdrop. Complement the high-class atmosphere of the symphony with a stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in San Francisco, The St. Regis.

2. Outstanding Rock Music Venues

The Fillmore is a San Francisco institution for anyone who loves rock music. Just about every major rock act has played The Fillmore, and it continues to host a variety of acts. The Nob Hill Masonic Center of San Francisco has been recently redone and reborn as a classic rock music venue. Bottom of the Hill and The Independent are two other gems to seek out. The Cafe du Nord is a top venue for experiencing the latest cultural acts — and it features a great restaurant too. Save money and see more shows by staying at The Mosser of San Francisco.

3. The San Francisco Ballet

The San Francisco Ballet is the nation’s oldest professional ballet company, and it continues to bring unparalleled elegance and grace. Enjoy iconic works by Balanchine, Robbins and Shostakovich.

4. Palo Alto Arts

Visit The Anderson Collection and other premier art pieces on display at Stanford University. You can enjoy 20th-century American art, including works by Jackson Pollock, Ellsworth Kelly and Wayne Thiebaud.

5. The 871 Fine Arts Bookstore

The 871 Fine Arts Bookstore lets you read art books and novels the old-fashioned way — in an art gallery setting. The bookstore has a schedule of literary readings, as well as art and book illustration exhibits. You can also browse paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures for sale.

6. Theater Arts

The Strand Theater has been recently renovated by American Conservatory Theater and now stages MFA program productions as well as newer, edgier work. You can also hit up the Oasis club for one of the best drag cabaret shows in the city.

Whether you’re looking for cheap hotels in San Francisco, or only the best will do, there’s an accommodation for every budget. Don’t miss these six outstanding arts and culture highlights during your visit to San Francisco.

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The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

I know y’all will find this hard to believe, but I had REALLY BIG hair back in the 80’s :D  My big hair followed me into the 90’s and occasionally, I still get a little *large* with my hair from time to time.  If you are too young to remember how amazingly strange the 80’s were or if you just need a little nudge tapping into that nostalgic feeling of years go by, have no fear; Pixels has you covered!  Am I the only one who thinks the 80’s were like 10 years ago?  Seriously, it doesn’t seem THAT long ago.  Kids these days act like the 80’s were over 30 years ago, geesh!

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When Max Headroom popped up in Pixels, I was the only one around my area who remembered his name right away!  Maybe I did watch a little bit too much MTV growing up.  Afterall, I do remember when MTV meant Music TeleVision LOL  I watched videos all day long and so did most of my friends.

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

I was able to snap a few pictures of these “old school” video games when we visited Dave & Busters for the press junket.  Talk about fun memories!  These really were the days.  The 80’s were the days of truly social gaming.  These were the games we played when we actually still had to talk to each other and sort out or differences to play games.  We had to put our quarter down and wait our turn to play.  There was the occasional bully at the arcade, but it was totally worth the risk to spend time with our friends.

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Although, I have this photo of me playing Space Invaders; Centipede was totally my game!  I could beat anybody at it and loved playing.  If you need more 80’s fun and can’t wait to share it with the next generation, go check out Pixels when it opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow!  I cannot wait to share it with my kiddos.  I know my son is going to LOVE it!  I will hear “Did y’all really do/say/play that?” during the entire movie and I cannot wait!

Pixels story:

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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