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MealEnders Giveaway Entry

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Hello, hello! This is the place to enter for a chance to win a 3 months supply of MealEnder Lozenges. Hop on over to Seeing Dandy to read my review HERE!

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Three winners will each receive a 3 months supply of MealEnders Signaling Lozenges!

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn on March 8th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by MealEnders, but all opinions are my own.

 

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I had the awesome opportunity to work with the author Jay Dee on a review and giveaway. I read his very first children’s book, The Night Before The Night Before Christmas. To see the review pop over to Seeing Dandy (Book Review Link).

The winner of this giveaway will win one copy of the The Night Before The Night Before Christmas.

Find out more specifics on the book

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*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of December 22nd and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Jay Dee, but all opinions are my own.

 

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Etsy shop owners are really amazing people! The ones that make products to sell are really putting themselves and their talent out there for the world to see. Talented describes them in a word, I think. Melanie over at Thoroughly Modern Minis (TModernMinis) is no exception to this! She’s joining me to do a giveaway on a bean bag chair slipcover!

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The slipcover is made to cover Dana’s, over at the blog Made, Rollie Pollie pattern. If you’re not much of a sewer but would really love to have your own Rollie Pollie, look no further than Melanie’s shop! If you’ve never heard of or are not interested in a bean bag chair these also double as a great storage space for all things soft.

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In the picture I have 3 large winter blankets, 1 twin comforter, and an extra decor pillow. I stuffed everything in the bag thinking it would be busting at the seams. It really only took up about half of the space available. I ended up grabbing Munchkin’s XL twin comforter and there was still a ton of room to spare! If you don’t have a ton of blankets lying around this would also be an amazing way to keep a load of stuffed animals together, and look cute in the process. Sometimes we go through spurts where he’s totally into playing pretend with his stuffed animals but mostly they just get thrown around and alway seem to be underfoot. He wasn’t sure what the bag was at first, but as soon as I told him I needed him to sit on it he flopped down and snuggled up

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Munchkin is about 45″ tall. This thing really is so big. I want to fill it up just so I can flop down next to him too! The rest of the evening was spent jumping off of our couches onto it. The boys loved rolling all over it. As for the actual cover, it’s stitched wonderfully and I can tell it will be able to stand up to the rough housing of two little boys. She worked with me on figuring out which fabric would suit my home decor ideas. It’s been a pleasure to work with her!

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One lucky winner will win one Bean Bag Cover!

****Note, this is for the cover only. No pattern or filling of any kind is included****

One of the ways to enter the giveaway is to “favorite” Thoroughly Modern Minis, if you choose to enter this way you will be emailed a discount code for 10% off from Melanie!

Visit her shop today!

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*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of October 14th  and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Thoroughly Modern Minis, but all opinions are my own.

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First of all I just have to say how excited I am for this giveaway! I know I usually wait until the end of the post to talk about how exciting it is to have a chance to do a giveaway but I just can’t wait! I have been MIA lately because it has been super crazy in my little family’s life. We accepted a job offer a couple hours away from our home, packed our house, put it on the market, moved, and very nearly had a melt down when I couldn’t get a box open all in about 3 weeks. It’s been crazy! But today when I put these clothes on and got ready for a photo shoot, I felt at ease and just so comfortable. Do you own any clothes that make you feel that way? Better yet, do you own work out clothes that make you feel that way? That is exactly what Soybu is all about!

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I got the opportunity to try out three pieces from their fall line. The colors and patterns are amazing! The first piece is called the Soybu Flex Tank in Orchard (it really makes me want to go apple picking). It’s a totally cute tank top.

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One thing I love about Soybu is how much cover it gives me. Maybe I’ve never invested in a really great sports bra, but I always seem to have trouble with the sides not giving me enough support. This is not the case with Soybu, the built in sports bra is wide and provides a lot of coverage and support.

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Which for me that means I can wrangle my little boys without having to worry about any sort of a wardrobe malfunction. Let’s be honest, whether you are working out, cleaning, cooking or taking giveaway pictures, children (the pet variety as well) always seem to find their way under our feet!

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I was so thrilled to try their Allegro Leggings in Fresco. The pattern is fantastic! It reminds me of a stained glass window. What do you think? The fabric is thick enough for the cooler weather but it breathes too.

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The waist band is wide enough so it doesn’t cut in and give me that all so attractive muffin top. I’m trying to figure out how to work them into a totally cute date night outfit!

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With the cooler months finally upon us I’m always looking for a way to cozy up in the brisk air. When it comes to active wear I usually think of your run of the mill zip up. Those are totally nice to have around when you need to layer, but what if you’re morning routine isn’t going to have you sweating and you need something a little more on the warm side? When I saw the Rhonda Sweater in Candlelight I knew it would suit my needs perfectly!

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It is so cozy and comfortable! I want to wear it all the time. My absolute favorite part about it is the back! I like to call it a peek-a-boo. It just seems so sneaky and cute!

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Now that I’ve told you about the clothes let me tell you a little more about the company. The “Everywoman” is who Soybu has in mind when they create their ultra fashionable active wear.  When they started out they wanted to create clothing that “would transition with her throughout her day… Soybu’s versatile active wear and lifestyle pieces help women exude beauty, strength, and balance in all they do- whether they’re enjoying a solitary moment of reflection, chasing a toddler, fitting in a hardcore workout, running to catch a flight, or meeting friends for happy hour… The company creates functional, stylish clothing so the Everywoman can get ready and stay ready all day.” I love these clothes and I really believe I could incorporate them into my everyday wardrobe. Are you sold on them? 

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One lucky winner will win a Flex Tank! The sizes range from XS to XXL. 

{The color of the tank won will depend on availability}

Soybu is also providing a promo code for 25% for all of our readers! The code is “DANDYGIVEAWAY” and is good through December 31st.

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of October 2nd and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Soybu, but all opinions are my own.

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Okay, so we’ve talked a lot about health and fitness. We’ve talked about things to eat that are healthy and things to wear when you start working toward getting a little more healthy. It shouldn’t come as a great surprise that I haven’t another post about something to eat when you’re trying to be healthy. I’d like to introduce you to Rabbit Creek Gourmet Food.

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On their website you can find a whole variety of gourmet foods, here’s why. “Business woman of the year in Kansas in 1995. Donna insists that Rabbit Creek has the highest standard of product taste and value, plus the best customer service in the business! Her over 350 different mixes include dips, soups, quick breads, beer spreads, brownies, desserts, and scone mixes. Holiday and gift items are another plus. Remember, Rabbit Creek Products is the original producer of Flower Pot Breads and Muffins.”

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I was excited to try something from Donna’s line. She sent me Rabbit Creek’s Bird Seed Crunch. I was surprised to see the mix when I opened the package. It tastes fresh and I’m not baffled by what might be in it. The ingredients are pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, sugar, honey, cream and vanilla. 

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It makes for a fast and easy snack when you’re in a hurry. I want to know what you think about it so that’s why along with Rabbit Creek Gourmet Foods I’m hosting a giveaway to win some of your own.

The winner of this giveaway will win one pouch of Bird Seed Crunch.

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of September 12th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Rabbit Creek Gourmet Foods, but all opinions are my own.

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Fun Bites {Review & Discount}

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I’m not sure what happened to Munchkin between the ages of 2 and almost 4 but he has become so picky about foods. When he was little he would at least try every single thing I put on his plate. He would eat every piece of a slice of bread but now he’s strictly a no-crust-ever kid. Also he won’t eat anything green and he’s very particular about what I put on his plate. If he doesn’t want to eat it he will literally take it off of his plate. Just crazy. So I’ve been trying to come up with new ways to get him excited about eating a whole range of foods. This kid is totally motivated by fun, so I figured if I could make it fun he might eat it. Right? I tried way cool plates and bowls, but that didn’t really change his desire to eat new foods. Then I found out about Funbites and I knew I had to give them a try!

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Have you heard of this family friendly company? On their website it says “FunBites super sturdy and durable curved blade cutter cuts any kids’ food into bite-sized fun shapes. We make food so much fun that even the pickiest eaters can’t resist! FUNBITES works on kid-friendly food from pancakes, sandwiches, fruit, veggies, brownies and more! Jackie loves FUNBITES because the food is cut neatly and evenly. Dylan suddenly eats her food, real food, not junk food.” 

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Isn’t this packaging totally adorable! It reminds of Frankenstein’s monster! There are 3 different patterns and each come in 2 colors. The only problem I’ve found is that the shape of the Funbite isn’t the same shape as my bread, but that’s not a problem I just cut up the parts that missed the first time through.

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When I set this plate down in front of Munchkin he said “Oh Mommy, I love all these triangles!” I think that’s a huge hit! All of these cute cutters are BPA free, made in the USA, and totally dishwasher safe. I’m excited for when the boys get a little older because I think they will be able to work it themselves 😀 I think it’s a wonderful idea on how to make kid’s meals and snacks a little more fun!

 

Now until November 1st use the discount code BTSfunbites at check out to receive 20% off!

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*The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.*

 

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Have you seen, heard about, or played with Juggle Bubbles?! It’s this new bubble solution that lets you blow a bubble and then play with it if you’re wearing the special gloves. You can bounce it, pass it back and forth to another person, and even combine two bubbles into one large bubble.

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Munchkin and I tried it out today. After several attempts we finally got a chance to see what the fun was all about. I decided to take a video of it so you could see for yourself! (Baby Cakes was trying to tell us something :D)

It didn’t last very long but it was pretty entertaining while it did. The pack comes with one Mega Blower, one pair of Magic Bubble Gloves, one bottle of No-Pop Bubble solution, one bubble tray, and instructions.

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Overall I’m not a huge fan of the product. I think it’s definitely geared towards a bit older children. It says 5+ on their website and I feel like that is pretty accurate. Personally, I felt like getting the bubble off of the blower was tricky and kind of hard to get the hang of.  However, I do think that once you get it blown and start playing with the no-pop bubble it can be pretty fun. For Munchkin though it kept being a bit of disappointment if it popped. Also I think if you buy one set you could totally use some winter gloves (you know those extras that seem to linger around the house all spring, summer, and fall but then you can’t find them when the snow starts to fall) for other kids that want to play too.

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That being said, I am excited to work with Juggle Bubble on a giveaway. I think if you have any children over the age of 5 in your life this could be a really fun product for them to use!

The winner of this giveaway will win one set of Juggle Bubbles.

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of August 25th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Juggle Bubbles, but all opinions are my own.

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Soybu {Review}

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We’ve chatted a little bit about exercising and being healthy. Now, let’s chat about what you wear when you put that Richard Simmons tape in and sweat it out to the Oldies. What are your go to items in your closet when you’re planning to do some yoga for that day? I’ll be straight with you, because let’s face it I like sharing totally embarrassing things with you in hopes of finding someone out there who does what I do, I grab my over sized t-shirt and those oh-so-saggy-lost-their-shape-during-my-last-pregnancy pants. Maybe you feel the same, but I don’t usually feel happy, cute, or pumped when I’m dressed like that. It’s not my style, and heaven forbid I have to go to the grocery store right after a run. No one wants to see me in those work out clothes buying cookies! I was really looking for some work out clothes that made me feel like 1) working out and 2) like I didn’t have to duck and cover if I had to stop anywhere on the way home. Enter Soybu and their amazing active fashion clothing. I’m so excited to tell you about them and share with you some of their products so you can jazz up your work out too!

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I really love doing yoga! I can’t do those amazing tripod headstands by any means, but I like the stretching and time to reflect it gives me. I decided to put the pieces to the test during a mini yoga session I did. I completely love the leggings! These are the Allergro Legging in Raffia. They have reinforced stitching and the waist band is wide and supportive. I always struggle with active pants because it seems most  have that super skinny elastic in the waistband and it just cuts into my waist, that is not the case here. Also, I love how I could put these under a  jean skirt any day and not a single person would know they fall into the “active wear” category.

soybucollegeI’m just in love with this top! It is the Lanai Tunic Tank in Raffia. Aside from the comfort, color, and all over cuteness (look at those straps!) I love how long the tank is and how high up the side of the tank comes under my arms. I can do these amazing stretches with out my back showing or feeling the need to pull it down. The tank stays where I put it. I feel like because the sides come up so high I have great support and coverage!

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I love the straps of this tank top! Just that added bit of detail does so much. The fabric on both the top and leggings is a bit thicker than I imagined. It’s not silky like most active clothing. It is extremely stretchy; I never felt restricted during my work out. The fabric also gives me a good hold. I think it will give me enough warmth for any fall activity especially a nice bike ride too!

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This jacket is the cutest! It is the Maura Pullover in Zinnia. It’s has more of the silky athletic wear feel but not quite.  Once again the detail got me! There are flowers and other cute details sewn into the top. It’s warm so I could wear it on a chilly day with any outfit and it makes for a fantastic layering piece too! There are holes on the cuff for your thumbs, which once again helps me not struggle with my clothing while I’m trying to concentrate on my peaceful time.

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The founders of Soybu set out to create clothing for the “Everywoman.” They wanted to create clothing that “would transition with her throughout her day… Soybu’s versatile active wear and lifestyle pieces help women exude beauty, strength, and balance in all they do- whether they’re enjoying a solitary moment of reflection, chasing a toddler, fitting in a hardcore workout, running to catch a flight, or meeting friends for happy hour… The company creates functional, stylish clothing so the Everywoman can get ready and stay ready all day.” I whole heartedly feel this company lived up to their mission!

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As soon as I tried these pieces on I immediately felt covered, comfortable, and cute! I told My Man J that I felt like I should go on a run! I never want to work out if I feel frumpy. I think it is a super important thing to feel happy and beautiful even before you walk into that ‘spinning class’ or bust a move during Zumba. These pieces help me feel that way instantly. We should get to feel beautiful all the time, right? Why not while we work out too! Not to mention that all of the pieces are additions to your wardrobe. Soybu’s new line is filled with amazing pieces like this. I know I’d feel just as amazing in all of them as I do in these. What are your thoughts on feeling good about yourself even before you exercise? I’d love to know what you think!

You should pop over and see what other fantastic pieces they have in their store!

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*The products in the review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed in thie review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.*

 

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This is our furry family member Reese. He’s a Catahoula and LOVES to lick! Seriously this dog is a licking machine. It’s just his way of saying “hi!” and “what are you doing?” and “oh, hey I see you moved to the couch!” and and and! Ha! When I found Leanlix I knew it was going to be a surefire hit with him!

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Have you ever heard of Leanlix? Leanlix is “a low calorie dog reward system that will leave them drooling for more… The actual treat has been inspired by true life events but has been formulated by a leading professional in the pet industry.  leanlix, a treat for yourself AND your dog!”

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The whole idea behind this is that basically you can carry a treat around with you, your hands don’t smell like dog biscuits, and your dog gets to have a reward that won’t go straight to his/ her hips!  Reese’s particular flavor was Grass Fed Beef. He couldn’t get enough.

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Did I mention that he is afraid of the camera? Oh gosh, that was a trick getting pictures of him. We’re not forcing him to lick the stick, he was just super afraid of the flash! His particular stick is from their new natural’s line. It’s made with brown rice syrup and all natural flavors.

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They also sent us the Littlelix Spring Training 6 pack which has the flavors: Grace-D-Luxe with Cheese, ½ Eaten PB&J, Day at the Beach, Run-a-Way Frank, Barq-BQ, and my personal favorite (because it rings so true) is Cupcake on the Counter. Aren’t the names so clever!

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All in all Leanlix have been a great addition to Reese’s training. If he could he would just eat the entire stick whole. Maybe that will be their next flavor, “Stolen Leanlix from the Cupboard!” I’m so excited to work with the fun people over at Leanlix on a giveaway for you!

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The winner of this giveaway will win one Leanlix for the special pooch in their life!

 

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 21st and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Leanlix, but all opinions are my own.

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Picnic Time Beach Tent {Review}

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I don’t know about you but a struggle I have these days is to find ways to beat the heat! The season for going to the beach has arrived! Well, okay it’s been here for a little while now thankfully.   Before my days as a mom I would go to the beach without a care in the world. Just show up and hang out, swim, and bask in the rays. Now, however, I can’t do that as easily. With two kiddos in tow I have to take into account their needs, and having a break from the sun is definitely one of them. This is one of the reasons I haven’t made it to the beach as often as I’d like this summer. When my kiddos face’s start turning red and need a break I need to get them out of the heat. The only trouble is that not all of the beaches around our home have pavilions to give them that break. So what’s a mom to do? Well I think Picnic Time came up with a pretty good solution, The Cove Sun Shelter!

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This is what Picnic Time has to say about the Cove Sun Shelter. “The Cove Sun Shelter is portable and compact. Designed to set up in minutes, this open-front tent can be used wherever you might need protection against the sun or wind and has a UPF 50+ rating. It also has a heavy-duty floor to act as barrier to the sand, hot cement, or wet grass. A zippered mesh window allows cross-ventilation. Bring the Cove to the beach, the park, or the lake. You’ll be glad you did!” I don’t think I could’ve said it any better! The case it comes in is compact. The whole thing breaks down into a 2ft by 4 inch bag. Its light and can easily be added to your beach gear without adding bulk or weight.

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I struggled with the set up a little bit. The directions consist of a couple pictures. You don’t need anymore than that, but it was just a bit awkward to set up. It’s basically a half tent. The frame is made up of two poles consisting of 7 and 8 segments. They piece together easily. My Man J was watching the boys while I gave it a go but we ended up switching jobs and he didn’t seem to have a problem with it. Once I saw how it all went together I think I’ll be able to set it up with no problem.

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Once it’s all set up the dimensions of the Cove are 7 ft 10in long and 3 ft 11in deep. I’m not sure exactly how tall it was but I would guess about 4+ft. It definitely provides the coverage and the cross breeze vent is awesome! The floor is thick and sturdy. It did really well on the hot sand. I couldn’t feel the heat at all. Baby cakes came in and sat with me for a while. I’m not sure if he was trying to get out of the sun or eat the watermelon. Ha! Either way it gave us both plenty of protection.

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I was really pleased with how easy it was to take down. Sometimes I feel like when you take down a tent it seems impossible to get it back into the tiny bag it came in. That was not the case at all with this. It folded up easily and went back into the case with no problem.

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So let’s do a fast recap!

Pros:

It gave us lots of protection from the sun.

It’s big enough for 4 of us.

The cross breeze vent let’s the breeze in (if you’re lucky enough to have a breeze).

The case is compact and light.

Take down was fast and simple.

I love the yellow color!

Cons:

Set up was a bit tricky the first time, but once you get the hang of it I think it’s just fine.

All in all I really like this shelter a lot! I feel like it gives me more options on ways to beat the heat. Let’s face it I’d rather be out with these cuties taking fun pictures than inside because it’s just too hot.

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Do you love going to the beach? Are there any beaches near your home? Or do you have to make day trips to get to your nearest one?

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*The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.*

 

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