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Summer is almost here and you know what that's time to stock up on all your favorite summer pieces! And guess what...Sale Alert! Today I have an amazing sale round up of my favorite goodies at Shopbop. You can now save up to 25% when you use the code EOTS17 at checkout.

While the Northern Hemisphere is going into Fall, we happen to be heading into spring and summer and since most online retailers are based in the Northern Hemisphere, it means we get to take FULL advantage of all of the summer sales going on! This is my favorite time of the year to splurge on new beach bag, a new pair of summer sandals, or a new summer accessory.  Click on the numbers to shop some of my favorite sale picks! Happy Shopping! xx

1. Straw Beach Tote (more options here) 2. Fringed Beach Tote (these are a few more of my favorites) 3. The Perfect Beach Clutch (similar here) 4. Beach Tote that Fits Everything (Similar styles here) 5. Perfect Day Tote (some other amazing similar options here) 6. Straw Crossbody Bag (similar styles here)

7. A Pair of Neutral Sandals (similar styles here) 8. Espradrilles (similar here)  9. Lace Flats (similar here

10. Cat-Eye Sunglasses (similar here) 11. White Straw Hat (similar here) 12. Rose Gold Watch (similar here

Munchkin, Inc. x Project Orca

Our boys have grown up by the ocean, spending almost every single of day of their lives on the beach. Holden, at age 6, is incredibly passionate about protecting our Earth, oceans, and all of the creatures in it, so he was beyond thrilled to partner with Munchkin, Inc. to support their efforts to help with The Whale Sanctuary Project

Holden came up with the idea and concept behind this video and asked me to film it for him so that he could share the information with other kids that might want to help Orcas, one of his favorite animals. We hope you like it :)

This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Munchkin and Project Orca.  The goal for this post is to raise awareness to this wonderful cause that our family cares deeply about. All opinions are honest and our own.

Munchkin, Inc. is an innovative baby brand that creates products that are both modern, affordable, and long-lasting and has been a staple in our household since the boys were young. The team at Munchkin are bringing that same drive and determination that goes into making their products to a cause that is near and dear to their hearts: Project Orca. After 10 years of making a Toy Orca Whale, they’ve decided to put their principles before their profits and have removed the top-selling toy from their Sea Squirt lineup, because a bathtub isn’t big enough for an orca. As a response to the harmful practice of keeping orcas in captivity, a practice still in effect today, Munchkin has decided to kick-start a donation of $1,000,000 to develop the first sea side orca sanctuary in the United States via Project Orca. 

Through the end of this year, Munchkin will be matching donations up to $300,000. Click here to donate to The Whale Sanctuary Project



One of the wonderful things about New Zealand is that children are permitted to participate in almost any type of adventure, which meant that Holden and Gray (aged 5 and 18 months) were able to join us in getting a once in a lifetime bird's eye view and scenic tour of the Marlborough Sounds with Coast to Coast Helicopters.

Tips for Traveling Around New Zealand with Kids

Tips for Traveling Around New Zealand with Kids

Upon arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, our family packed up a 5-passenger station wagon and set off for an epic four week road trip around the entire country of New Zealand. Here's what we learned after traveling around New Zealand for a 6 weeks with two children under the age of five.