Why I love PEDS

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This post is a sponsored post written on the behalf of PEDS®. If you know me, you know that PEDS® are a big part of my lifestyle. If you follow me on social media I have posted pictures of my shoes before. You never see my socks because all I wear is PEDS®.





As a busy mom, I am always on my feet. My lifestyle is hectic. I am a work at home mom who runs. Because I am a Disney blogger, I am at Disneyland every week. During a typical Disney trip I walk 5-8 miles. I am on my feet a lot. Socks are as important as the shoes you wear. I can go from wearing running shoes from one minute to Flats the next. It is important that I have socks that can transition from one shoe to another.






My personal style matters a lot. I like fitted pants. Fitted athletic pants or skinny jeans are a staple in my wardrobe. I dislike it when my sock shows. Whether I am going to the gym, running, or just hanging out at Disneyland. When I wear skinny jeans, I want to make sure there are no socks showing. During fall I am wearing boots a lot, ankle or mid-calf. I also love flats for the days where I want to dress up. Running sneakers are something I will wear when I will do a lot of walking. No matter what I do not want my socks to show. I also want them to stay put.






That is why I love PEDS®. No matter what style PEDS®, either ultra low cut or Sport cut, they do not show. I can wear them to Disneyland and walk around all day. The last time I was at Disneyland I walked almost seven miles. I was wearing my PEDS® for comfort and style.






 

These are my favorite sneakers but I cannot wear them without liners.

I can wear them in any shoe I own. Boots to pumps. PEDS® are a great value. I can buy one type of sock and not have to have several types of socks. This makes sorting my laundry easy too.




 If you’re a mom, your laundry always comes last. There’s nothing worse than running out of socks. Then digging through the hamper trying to find socks that match. When you wear PEDS® with all your shoes, you won’t need to sort socks.



 

I have had some of my PEDS® socks for so long I do not even remember when I bought them. Yet, you do not notice I owned them for quite some time. They look the same as the day I bought them. They last a long time. The quality cannot be beat. 




Loving my peds for that fall and winter flannel with skinny jeans sockless look.

With the holidays around the corner PEDS® are a great stocking stuffer. They’re perfect for someone who is on their feet all day like a teacher. I got a pair of PEDS® liners with a ball of foot cushioning. This means you can wear with flats or heels and the extra padding makes your shoes more comfortable. 






I had flats I loved but could not stand to wear them because there was no support. PEDS® changed that. I can now wear my cute flats with added comfort. I also tried wearing my PEDS® with the ball of foot cushioning with some pumps. To dress up my fall sweaters and skinny jeans for date night. PEDS® liners with cushioning made my pumps much more bearable to wear. You could not even tell I was wearing them. 




I wore my ulta low cut PEDS® while shoe shopping for date night. They worked perfectly with every shoe.

PEDS® have become an integral part of my life. I wear them everywhere I go. No matter what I am doing. They provide extra comfort so I can keep being me. I cannot imagine being able to transition from one activity to the next without them. They make my life much easier. Since I am all about sharing what makes life easier, I cannot say it enough. PEDS® are amazing.






This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PEDS®. My opinions are my own. I have been a PEDS® fan and loyal customer since childhood. I wanted to share how much easier they make my busy life. If you want to try PEDS® they can be found at JCP.

Why I love Peds. Practically Perfect Meg.

 

Giving Assistant Review

Giving Assistant is an amazing website! What giving Assistant does is turns your shopping dollars into contributions to charity. All while earning cash back. With a few clicks you can install an add on that lets you know when you are shopping on and eligible website. They offer coupon codes to you. Giving Assistant then donates a portion of your savings. Giving Assistant is a certified B corporation.

I cannot think of an easier way to save money while giving back. Signing up is easy. You can sign up with your Facebook account it takes seconds. There are many non-profits that Giving Assistant donates to. I picked St Jude Children's hospital myself. There are many worthy non-profits to choose from it is hard to pick just one.

You can install the Giving Assistant add on to your browser. This makes saving and earning money easier. Once you set up your account and choose your charity, they will earn when you shop. Because I have the ad on installed on my browser, I can go from each website and shop with ease from the comfort of my home. Giving Assistant gives me coupon codes when I go to the website by the extension. 

Now it‘s fall most of us are refreshing our wardrobes. Since its sweater weather season I use Giving Assistant to shop for a new fall and winter wardrobe. During fall I like to refresh my wardrobe. I like to update clothing that needs to be replaced or has fallen out of style.

Certain articles of clothing will always be trendy during the fall. Especially sweaters. Anything that’s new in the store usually will be stylish and you can’t go wrong with it. Staples for the wardrobe such as spaghetti strap tank tops are affordable at Walmart. I purchase mine at Walmart often for under $2 a top. Basic tees which are also great for layering. Sweaters are easy to find at Walmart and Forever 21.


Both stores have discounted clothing so using the add on saves you more. I always stop at Forever 21 and Walmart first and I pick up all the necessities for wardrobe. I am pretty impressed with Walmarts sweaters this fall. The sweaters are gorgeous and all affordable. I found several trendy ones for $12 or less. 

I shop at ModCloth to pick pieces for my wardrobe that will last throughout the year. Such as skinny jeans. I buy a printed skirt I can use for work and going out. It’s all about the styling. Add a blazer for work. A dressy blouse or tank for date night. ModCloth has some amazing slacks and printed skirts. 


If you have a few basics like solid color tops and cardigans to pair them with you can mix and match your wardrobe. That’s why I love getting print skirt and a pair of slacks. Most of own jeans already. Once you have these pieces, you can mix and match for dozens of looks.

I also like to shop at all three stores for a pair of basic flats for a more casual look. Walmart has the least expensive flats. I also picked up a pair of fall boots this fall Walmart has some amazing on trend fall boots. 

Forever 21 is my favorite place to shop for accessories. I can find great statement pieces for under $10. Forever 21 is also my choice for handbags. The Forever 21 bags are underrated. 
ModCloth is my first stop for dressy items like a little black dress and a holiday dress. 

I plan on visiting all three sites again soon via Giving Assistant. My plan is to take advantage of sales and purchasing gifts for the holidays. Most of the people on my gift list are relatives who shop at Walmart, Forever 21, and ModCloth. 

Because Giving Assistant helps me shop for a cause and their coupons save money, I am a huge fan. Updating my fall wardrobe with Giving Assistant was easy. I will use them again for my Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. I recommend you check out Giving Assistant today. 

Is Halloween Still Fun?

Halloween is amazing. People can be whatever they want. You can be a different person and empower yourself. Some need that night of make believe. It's not even Halloween yet. People want to ruin the Holiday.

Moms asking is my child old enough to trick or treat alone. Moms are asking can my teenager take part or can my kids go out alone?

It’s more than free candy. Halloween is about having a day where we can leave our houses and visit our neighbors and to meet new people. A day to let kids run wild and be kids. Kids are not kids for long. A day of pretending is needed.

We call people helicopter parents if they walk their kids to school. Free range parents let kids walk by themselves and someone calls the cops.

Don’t even get me started on how childhood comes to a crashing halt thanks to the Internet.

Kids are growing faster these days. Kids are finding out things they shouldn’t hear about until they are much older. 

No matter how old you are, I don’t care if you trick-or-treat. I will hand out candy to whoever knocks.

These days people are opinionated and vocal. Who cares where your trick or treaters live. Children come because they want candy. I’m so sick and tired of people with opinions talking about teenagers shouldn’t be able to trick-or-treat. Teenagers are still kids too. Why should we defend kids wanting to act like kids?

Trick or treating has lost its appeal. Most houses on one street turn the lights off and one or two families are passing out candy. Last year one house took garbage cans and blocked off the area that led to the door. If you don't want to take part, put up a sign that says we don’t take part in Halloween or don't answer the door. I don't understand.

I’m not telling people that don’t want to take part they should. If you’re against kids eating candy or you don't want to answer the door, you can get stickers or erasers. Put them out in a bowl by your door, and no one will bother you.

How unfortunate because Halloween used to mean something.

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I remember being a kid and telling my mom I'm going outside and not coming back for hours. No one had cell phones. I didn’t worry about people trying to kidnap me. Grown-ups looked out for kids. If you got lost or hurt, they would help you. If a child misbehaved an adult would tell them to stop.

In the past people cared more. Helped each other out without asking. Judged less.

Other moms and dads would help other peoples children. No one turned a blind eye like I see today. People don't want to get involved. Children could play outside. I'm not saying the world was perfect. But the world seemed safer. People looked out for each other better.

As a child I wandered around all day outside unsupervised. I remember walking places with my best friend. We walked five miles each way to go shopping. I remember going to the mall and picked up hours later or taking a bus.

Halloween was terrific when as a kid. You are out for hours. Trick or Treating started before dark. Knock on doors after 9 and people did not care. They greeted you with a smile.

These days I always wait for dark before trick or treating. Otherwise someone complains that my kids are coming to their house too early. Now if you knock on their door past 9 o’clock, they’ll get mad at you for showing up so late. Halloween is not fun anymore. Is this a Southern California thing? A friend on Facebook I’ve been friends with for 12 years and every year she counts the trick-or-treaters. She loses count after 100 kids.

Our new neighborhood is better. Between the garbage can house and the drinking parents the night seemed sad.

I try not to judge but the mom drinking a large glass of wine and sent her older child back home for a refill. Another group of dads were drinking beer. In public and they did not even try to hide it.

It is sad when a kid is trying to tell their parents what candy they received, and the parents are not answering. Parents gave blank stares and drank or ignored the kids. I love beer. But when did it become ok to drink in public?

I get understand watching the kids can get boring I do. I do not understand the drinking. Did the parents drink to pass the time or cope? They isolate themselves on a night when we should socialize with the people in our community.

Halloween is not fun anymore. People used to care. A house or two never turned on the lights but everyone else passed out candy. Some people put out chairs and socialized. Adults dressed up. People chatted.

This year has been terrible and scary for us adults. I cannot imagine how this past year has impacted our kids. Halloween is the one night where you get to stay out late and eat candy. Kids need a carefree fun Halloween this year. The adults do too.

Halloween is not about being scary and getting candy. Halloween is about community and about welcoming your neighbor's children. I’m suggesting take your kids out this year no matter how old they are just let them have fun.

Halloween used to mean something. Now Halloween is another holiday that lost its meaning to most people. This used to a fun night. My kids will never experience trick or treating the way I did in the eighties and nineties. I try hard so that Halloween is special no matter what. I hope your Halloween is wonderful this year.

Have a Happy Halloween. Dress up, eat candy, carve pumpkins with your kids, and have fun. Check out some Halloween themed clothing items in case costumes are not your thing. 

If this is your first-year trick or treating with your kids or not here are tips.

Halloween Satefy Tips-

  • Eat before the kids go out. They are less likely to dig into the candy when they are full.

  • Make a plan in case you get separated, or someone needs to go to the restroom. I try to stay near home or a shopping center that has bathrooms.  Pick a safe spot for your kids to wait if you get separated until you can get back to them.

  • Bring water. If you put in a spill-proof bottle, it can go right in the treat sack.

  • Make sure cars can see you.  Mom and Dad that means you too. Glow sticks, flashing necklaces, reflective tape, and flashlights work well. I make sure my kids have a glow necklace and stick on their neck. I place extra glow in the dark bracelets on them to make sure they are harder to miss.

  • Tell your kids you need to check their candy before leaving. Make it clear they should eat nothing until it is inspected and why. This Popsugar article is helpful.

  • If it's your kids first year going out alone establish ground rules. Kids need to check in or call. I have Life 360 on our phones so if the kids don't answer I know where they are. The first year they go out alone can be a little nerve wrecking but thanks to cell phones we can worry less.

 Click here to read my post on my top five family friendly Halloween movies.

Is Halloween Still Fun?