The official start of spring is less than a month away, which means we are giving you full permission to break out your spring decor! Swap those cozy textures and dark winter hues for bright, vibrant pieces that will make your space pop! You want the interior of your home to mimic the changing of the seasons outside…bring in light colors, breezy fabrics, and bold patterns. Target has everything you need to prep your home for spring at really affordable prices! See Target spring decor inspiration below.

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These earthy tones bring the outdoors inside. Muted green tones paired with bright whites and shining brass accents will give your space a “one with nature” vibe while still feeling quaint and coordinated.

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Nothing says “spring” quite like pale pink! This pretty shade, mixed with mauves and beiges, brings the bloom of a fresh spring flower to your interior. These soft hues feel feminine and delicate, yet also practical and versatile.

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Go for a bold look with blues and blacks sprinkled with a bit of gray and pops of pastel. This vibe is contemporary and cool, and will bring a bit of edge to any room!

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There’s a few more weeks of summer here and then it’s back to school, and that means shopping for new school supplies, clothes and shoes! Target has a great selection of trendy styles for the kids to choose from this year and a lot of great clothing deals going on too for end of summer! See kids’ styles from Target below.

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I love the Cat & Jack brand and luckily my kids haven’t complained at all either, so that’s a win-win for me! There is always a great selection to choose from whether it’s their clothing or footwear! Even though we’re shopping for school, they still have great deals on summer sandals and slip-ons. My girls especially will try to wear their sandals and open-toed footwear as long as possible…like, until it snows!

This toddler boys end-of-summer gear is so cute! I prefer simplicity over graphics and patterns, so the henley t-shirt and pull-on shorts for my son are right up my alley, and those shoes are so stinking cute! They are good for play and all things toddler.

For the older boys, there is a new selection of styles to choose from. If you haven’t seen the quick dry cargo shorts, they have a flexible drawstring and are lightweight and soft. All in Motion has a great selection including graphic tees, athletic wear and jackets. The new woven shirts give me island vibes and now I have Kokomo on the brain!

The nice thing about these shirts is that they transition from summer to fall nicely, as September is still mostly warm here, so the short-sleeved styles work with almost all types of bottoms. The longer sleeved shirts are still light enough and work well with a nice pair of jeans, jeggings, or leggings.

Cat & Jack leggings are the best! They have the best prints and I particularly love the durable knee. The leggings hold up so well that I personally am able to recycle them through all three of my daughters! I usually always have to remind my husband when back-to-school shopping that we are getting good bang for our buck since they get triple the wear!

My girls are definitely girly girls and if they could wear dresses or skirts every day, they most definitely would. I love the style of dresses and skirts at Target – they are so trendy and often give the opportunity to layer and accessorize depending on the season. The perfect first-day-of-school outfit or opportunity for a sharp fall picture day look!

Sequins! My middle daughter has a couple of the sequin tees and she really enjoys wearing and showing them off. There are the sequin flip tees for back to school, and the flip tank tops to finish out the summer in. Either way they are a win-win with all of the patterns and colors. TBH they actually hold up better than I originally thought they would, as the quality is durable going through wear and tear and the washer.

Let us know in the comments if you’re still shopping summer or back-to-school styles!

There’s a few more weeks of summer here and then it’s back to school, and that means shopping for new school supplies, clothes and shoes! Target has a great selection of trendy styles for the kids to choose from this year and a lot of great clothing deals going on too for end of summer! See kids’ styles from Target below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

I love the Cat & Jack brand and luckily my kids haven’t complained at all either, so that’s a win-win for me! There is always a great selection to choose from whether it’s their clothing or footwear! Even though we’re shopping for school, they still have great deals on summer sandals and slip-ons. My girls especially will try to wear their sandals and open-toed footwear as long as possible…like, until it snows!

This toddler boys end-of-summer gear is so cute! I prefer simplicity over graphics and patterns, so the henley t-shirt and pull-on shorts for my son are right up my alley, and those shoes are so stinking cute! They are good for play and all things toddler.

For the older boys, there is a new selection of styles to choose from. If you haven’t seen the quick dry cargo shorts, they have a flexible drawstring and are lightweight and soft. All in Motion has a great selection including graphic tees, athletic wear and jackets. The new woven shirts give me island vibes and now I have Kokomo on the brain!

The nice thing about these shirts is that they transition from summer to fall nicely, as September is still mostly warm here, so the short-sleeved styles work with almost all types of bottoms. The longer sleeved shirts are still light enough and work well with a nice pair of jeans, jeggings, or leggings.

Cat & Jack leggings are the best! They have the best prints and I particularly love the durable knee. The leggings hold up so well that I personally am able to recycle them through all three of my daughters! I usually always have to remind my husband when back-to-school shopping that we are getting good bang for our buck since they get triple the wear!

My girls are definitely girly girls and if they could wear dresses or skirts every day, they most definitely would. I love the style of dresses and skirts at Target – they are so trendy and often give the opportunity to layer and accessorize depending on the season. The perfect first-day-of-school outfit or opportunity for a sharp fall picture day look!

Sequins! My middle daughter has a couple of the sequin tees and she really enjoys wearing and showing them off. There are the sequin flip tees for back to school, and the flip tank tops to finish out the summer in. Either way they are a win-win with all of the patterns and colors. TBH they actually hold up better than I originally thought they would, as the quality is durable going through wear and tear and the washer.

Let us know in the comments if you’re still shopping summer or back-to-school styles!

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There’s a few more weeks of summer here and then it’s back to school, and that means shopping for new school supplies, clothes and shoes! Target has a great selection of trendy styles for the kids to choose from this year and a lot of great clothing deals going on too for end of summer! See kids’ styles from Target below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

I love the Cat & Jack brand and luckily my kids haven’t complained at all either, so that’s a win-win for me! There is always a great selection to choose from whether it’s their clothing or footwear! Even though we’re shopping for school, they still have great deals on summer sandals and slip-ons. My girls especially will try to wear their sandals and open-toed footwear as long as possible…like, until it snows!

This toddler boys end-of-summer gear is so cute! I prefer simplicity over graphics and patterns, so the henley t-shirt and pull-on shorts for my son are right up my alley, and those shoes are so stinking cute! They are good for play and all things toddler.

For the older boys, there is a new selection of styles to choose from. If you haven’t seen the quick dry cargo shorts, they have a flexible drawstring and are lightweight and soft. All in Motion has a great selection including graphic tees, athletic wear and jackets. The new woven shirts give me island vibes and now I have Kokomo on the brain!

The nice thing about these shirts is that they transition from summer to fall nicely, as September is still mostly warm here, so the short-sleeved styles work with almost all types of bottoms. The longer sleeved shirts are still light enough and work well with a nice pair of jeans, jeggings, or leggings.

Cat & Jack leggings are the best! They have the best prints and I particularly love the durable knee. The leggings hold up so well that I personally am able to recycle them through all three of my daughters! I usually always have to remind my husband when back-to-school shopping that we are getting good bang for our buck since they get triple the wear!

My girls are definitely girly girls and if they could wear dresses or skirts every day, they most definitely would. I love the style of dresses and skirts at Target – they are so trendy and often give the opportunity to layer and accessorize depending on the season. The perfect first-day-of-school outfit or opportunity for a sharp fall picture day look!

Sequins! My middle daughter has a couple of the sequin tees and she really enjoys wearing and showing them off. There are the sequin flip tees for back to school, and the flip tank tops to finish out the summer in. Either way they are a win-win with all of the patterns and colors. TBH they actually hold up better than I originally thought they would, as the quality is durable going through wear and tear and the washer.

Let us know in the comments if you’re still shopping summer or back-to-school styles!

Summer break is here! If you’re in the thick of it and looking for some ideas to keep the kids busy, or for rainy day boredom busters, here’s a summer bucket list to help kids and parents survive the long dog days of summer! I’m covering every letter of the alphabet with a fun activity!

A – Amusement Park – Most states offer an amusement park of sorts, but if you happen to live in states like Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming or Utah, I’m sure visiting a fairground with amusement rides could suffice!

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B – Build A Sandcastle – Beach sand or backyard play sand, grab your buckets, shovels and building kits and get to it! Use seashells or other nature finds to decorate with paints or markers!

C – Camp out – Whether in the backyard or at a campsite, camping can be quite an adventure, so grab your sleeping bag and tent and make memories!

D – Drive-In Movie – An oldie but still goodie, grab some snacks and drinks and catch a double feature flick!

E – Experiment – Science is cool! Scoop up an experiment kit or grab some ingredients for some fun!

F – Flash Lights in the Dark – There is a lot we miss out on after the sun goes down, so grab those flashlights and head out on a nighttime adventure!

G – Game Day/Night – Perfect for a rainy summer day/night…everyone grab their favorite game and play away!

H – Hike – Find a local spot, grab your comfy shoes, water bottle and snack, and check out some new terrain!

I – Ice-Cream – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Check out a new ice cream parlor or create an ice cream sundae station at home!

J – Jigsaw Puzzle – I love a good puzzle! Pick out a new puzzle and get the whole family involved! Another rainy day fav!

K – Kite Flying – Whether in the backyard, local park or on the beach, send it soaring up to the highest height! Anyone else humming the Mary Poppins kite song?!

L – Lemonade Stand – Fresh squeezed or mix, there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned summer lemonade stand! Have the kids choose a local charity to donate a portion of the proceeds to if they wish!

M – Museum – Kids, Art, History…there are a lot to choose from, and summer learning can be fun!

N – Night-time Activity – How about visiting an observatory at night?? Wish upon a shooting star if you’re lucky enough!

OObstacle Course – Create a course in your yard and have timed races!

P – Plant a garden – Flower, herb, veggie…don’t be afraid to get those hands a little dirty…and enjoy the rewards!

Q – Quick Trip (Day trip to somewhere new) – North to south, east to west…I’m sure there are adventures to be had at some hidden gem in your state!

R – Road Trip – It doesn’t have to be a cross-country trek, just a couple-day getaway driven in your family vehicle or RV!

SS’mores – Stock up on those chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows – there’s always room for s’more!

T – Tourist Attraction – Every state has tourist attractions, and I bet there’s one that you’ve never seen or explored before, so go check it out!

U – “U”-Pick Farm Day – Check out a local farm to pick some berries to either eat, freeze for later or bake a pie or muffins with!

V – Visit a new playground – Check out a new playground that you have never been to before, whether it’s outdoor or indoor.

W – Water Park – Visit a local water park for a whole day, or if there isn’t one in your driving range, then make it a water day!

X – “X” Marks the Spot Scavenger Hunt – Create a course and a map with clues. Get creative and they’ll have an amazing time searching for whatever you deem the prize to be!

Y – “YES Day” – Let the kids plan a whole day of activities, with rules and limitations – all you have to do is say “Yes!” I actually have been wanting to plan a yes day for my clan, and they’re still pretty young so I feel like how bad could it get?!

Z – Zoo trip – Plan a day trip to a local or new zoo that you’ve never been to before! Pack a lunch and explore the wild in a safe environment!

How many can you cross off before the end of the summer?!

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Summer break is here! If you’re in the thick of it and looking for some ideas to keep the kids busy, or for rainy day boredom busters, here’s a summer bucket list to help kids and parents survive the long dog days of summer! I’m covering every letter of the alphabet with a fun activity!

A – Amusement Park – Most states offer an amusement park of sorts, but if you happen to live in states like Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming or Utah, I’m sure visiting a fairground with amusement rides could suffice!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

B – Build A Sandcastle – Beach sand or backyard play sand, grab your buckets, shovels and building kits and get to it! Use seashells or other nature finds to decorate with paints or markers!

C – Camp out – Whether in the backyard or at a campsite, camping can be quite an adventure, so grab your sleeping bag and tent and make memories!

D – Drive-In Movie – An oldie but still goodie, grab some snacks and drinks and catch a double feature flick!

E – Experiment – Science is cool! Scoop up an experiment kit or grab some ingredients for some fun!

F – Flash Lights in the Dark – There is a lot we miss out on after the sun goes down, so grab those flashlights and head out on a nighttime adventure!

G – Game Day/Night – Perfect for a rainy summer day/night…everyone grab their favorite game and play away!

H – Hike – Find a local spot, grab your comfy shoes, water bottle and snack, and check out some new terrain!

I – Ice-Cream – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Check out a new ice cream parlor or create an ice cream sundae station at home!

J – Jigsaw Puzzle – I love a good puzzle! Pick out a new puzzle and get the whole family involved! Another rainy day fav!

K – Kite Flying – Whether in the backyard, local park or on the beach, send it soaring up to the highest height! Anyone else humming the Mary Poppins kite song?!

L – Lemonade Stand – Fresh squeezed or mix, there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned summer lemonade stand! Have the kids choose a local charity to donate a portion of the proceeds to if they wish!

M – Museum – Kids, Art, History…there are a lot to choose from, and summer learning can be fun!

N – Night-time Activity – How about visiting an observatory at night?? Wish upon a shooting star if you’re lucky enough!

OObstacle Course – Create a course in your yard and have timed races!

P – Plant a garden – Flower, herb, veggie…don’t be afraid to get those hands a little dirty…and enjoy the rewards!

Q – Quick Trip (Day trip to somewhere new) – North to south, east to west…I’m sure there are adventures to be had at some hidden gem in your state!

R – Road Trip – It doesn’t have to be a cross-country trek, just a couple-day getaway driven in your family vehicle or RV!

SS’mores – Stock up on those chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows – there’s always room for s’more!

T – Tourist Attraction – Every state has tourist attractions, and I bet there’s one that you’ve never seen or explored before, so go check it out!

U – “U”-Pick Farm Day – Check out a local farm to pick some berries to either eat, freeze for later or bake a pie or muffins with!

V – Visit a new playground – Check out a new playground that you have never been to before, whether it’s outdoor or indoor.

W – Water Park – Visit a local water park for a whole day, or if there isn’t one in your driving range, then make it a water day!

X – “X” Marks the Spot Scavenger Hunt – Create a course and a map with clues. Get creative and they’ll have an amazing time searching for whatever you deem the prize to be!

Y – “YES Day” – Let the kids plan a whole day of activities, with rules and limitations – all you have to do is say “Yes!” I actually have been wanting to plan a yes day for my clan, and they’re still pretty young so I feel like how bad could it get?!

Z – Zoo trip – Plan a day trip to a local or new zoo that you’ve never been to before! Pack a lunch and explore the wild in a safe environment!

How many can you cross off before the end of the summer?!

Summer break has arrived for mine and Kristy’s family, and that means an immense amount of time is spent outdoors! I have lots of entertainment right in my own backyard. Our pool is a big source, and the Jersey heat…IYKYK! We have a huge play set and playhouse so that comes in handy during intermittent pool breaks! There are a lot of fun activities that can keep the kids entertained…here are some of our favs to share with you – a mix of purchasable items and ways to get creative!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Sprinkler Fun – We purchased the kids a trampoline a couple years ago and we were later gifted a trampoline sprinkler and boy does it take the trampoline, which is already a backyard outdoor fav, to another level! A great alternative to beat the heat if you don’t have a pool!

Water Table Play – My littlest guy isn’t too into our pool just yet and isn’t a fan of sprinklers, but give him a water table and he’s set to go. He loves to pour and dump the water and uses the “tools” to make a welcomed water mess, since it’s outdoors of course!

We have gone through a lot of splash pads – they are very much well-loved and get a lot of use during the warmer summer days when the kids aren’t quite ready to be fully submerged in the pool or when they just need a quick cool down!

Balloon Volleyball – This one is fun for the whole family and is pretty simple – grab a jump rope or hose and make a line to separate your courts – first one to 21 wins! If you have young kiddos and tend to be competitive, just tell them it’s like the keepsy upsy game from Bluey!

Hot Day? Try using water balloons (underhand toss) – don’t drop or squeeze the balloon too hard – first team to pop 21 balloons loses!

Treasure Hunt – Kristy’s kids love this activity and it’s considered one of their favorites. Kristy usually creates her own scavenger hunts based off of what she has in eyesight for her kids. Take a clip board or binder and some crayons or pencils and you have a fun yet simple activity! With the treasure hunts, she will grab fun bulk items from our group page and will hide them in the backyard. She recently had extra stars from her son’s birthday party so that’s what she hid the other day. Whoever collects the most gets to choose the game or movie the family watches that night – and of course keep their findings. 

Sun Melted Crayons – Most kids come home at the end of the year with all of the leftovers from their school desk, with 75% of it being broken crayons. Start by ripping the paper off and putting them inside a cookie cutter sitting on tin foil and place them out in the sun. Have the kids take turns checking the progress of their new crayons in the making. Voila! Now they’ll have fun new crayons for summer! 

Rock/Seashell Art – Kristy lives by the beach so they go a lot, both during the on and off season (so you can imagine the collection of rocks and shells they’ve built over the last 6 years). On rainy days or as a boredom buster, they pull out their paint and markers and start creating masterpieces on the rocks and shells. Over time the rain can wash some things away, but it gives them the opportunity to color again and again! 

Outdoor Movie Nights – If you’re like us we take every opportunity to get outdoors in the summer and that even means winding down for bed!! I mean who wouldn’t love movie nights on a cool summer night, enjoying some s’mores?! Grab some old blankets, outdoor pillows, your favorite snacks {mine is popcorn} and a portable projector and you’ll have endless memories for many summers to come! You can use your vinyl fence (if you have one) as a screen, but you can also grab a portable screen off Amazon or get creative with a sheet, clips and siding hooks!

Some of the best memories are made during the summer months so get outside, enjoy the sun and have some fun!

girl sitting on grass and showing dirty hand

Summer break has arrived for mine and Kristy’s family, and that means an immense amount of time is spent outdoors! I have lots of entertainment right in my own backyard. Our pool is a big source, and the Jersey heat…IYKYK! We have a huge play set and playhouse so that comes in handy during intermittent pool breaks! There are a lot of fun activities that can keep the kids entertained…here are some of our favs to share with you – a mix of purchasable items and ways to get creative!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Sprinkler Fun – We purchased the kids a trampoline a couple years ago and we were later gifted a trampoline sprinkler and boy does it take the trampoline, which is already a backyard outdoor fav, to another level! A great alternative to beat the heat if you don’t have a pool!

Water Table Play – My littlest guy isn’t too into our pool just yet and isn’t a fan of sprinklers, but give him a water table and he’s set to go. He loves to pour and dump the water and uses the “tools” to make a welcomed water mess, since it’s outdoors of course!

We have gone through a lot of splash pads – they are very much well-loved and get a lot of use during the warmer summer days when the kids aren’t quite ready to be fully submerged in the pool or when they just need a quick cool down!

Balloon Volleyball – This one is fun for the whole family and is pretty simple – grab a jump rope or hose and make a line to separate your courts – first one to 21 wins! If you have young kiddos and tend to be competitive, just tell them it’s like the keepsy upsy game from Bluey!

Hot Day? Try using water balloons (underhand toss) – don’t drop or squeeze the balloon too hard – first team to pop 21 balloons loses!

Treasure Hunt – Kristy’s kids love this activity and it’s considered one of their favorites. Kristy usually creates her own scavenger hunts based off of what she has in eyesight for her kids. Take a clip board or binder and some crayons or pencils and you have a fun yet simple activity! With the treasure hunts, she will grab fun bulk items from our group page and will hide them in the backyard. She recently had extra stars from her son’s birthday party so that’s what she hid the other day. Whoever collects the most gets to choose the game or movie the family watches that night – and of course keep their findings. 

Sun Melted Crayons – Most kids come home at the end of the year with all of the leftovers from their school desk, with 75% of it being broken crayons. Start by ripping the paper off and putting them inside a cookie cutter sitting on tin foil and place them out in the sun. Have the kids take turns checking the progress of their new crayons in the making. Voila! Now they’ll have fun new crayons for summer! 

Rock/Seashell Art – Kristy lives by the beach so they go a lot, both during the on and off season (so you can imagine the collection of rocks and shells they’ve built over the last 6 years). On rainy days or as a boredom buster, they pull out their paint and markers and start creating masterpieces on the rocks and shells. Over time the rain can wash some things away, but it gives them the opportunity to color again and again! 

Outdoor Movie Nights – If you’re like us we take every opportunity to get outdoors in the summer and that even means winding down for bed!! I mean who wouldn’t love movie nights on a cool summer night, enjoying some s’mores?! Grab some old blankets, outdoor pillows, your favorite snacks {mine is popcorn} and a portable projector and you’ll have endless memories for many summers to come! You can use your vinyl fence (if you have one) as a screen, but you can also grab a portable screen off Amazon or get creative with a sheet, clips and siding hooks!

Some of the best memories are made during the summer months so get outside, enjoy the sun and have some fun!

The anticipation of summer break for students and teachers starts in the month of May, but as June soon comes around so do the end-of-year school party planning! Room parents unite! Themes, games, goodies…nothing is left out during this exciting time of the school year. This event doesn’t have to break the bank either as most things were purchased from the $1.25 store. We’ve got the behind-the-scenes deets on how Kristy and Krista put together their festive and summer fun and circus/carnival end-of-year school parties!

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Photo Stations – An easy task with few supplies is all you need no matter your theme! Grab a tri-fold poster board, spray glue a tablecloth to it, then use construction paper to make the arrows and post. If you have a Cricut you can create the beach letters, or purchase sticker lettering – the hanging sun was a dollar store find. Have the students decorate felt frames with stickers or just grab some photo props!

A thick poster board with some decorative items like laminated signs, tinsel foil fringe and photo booth props is how this circus/carnival-themed photo backdrop was created. These photo booths can be used both outdoors and indoors, in case the weather isn’t cooperative.

Activities – Grab canvas tote bags, and again if you have a Cricut you can personalize them with each student’s name, or have the kids decorate them! Students can use fabric pens to sign each other’s bags and bring all of their party stuff home in them – such a creative and fun activity.

Sand art bottles and rock painting are a couple more artistic ways to celebrate the end of another school year. The bottles for the sand art are from the $1.25 store and another parent had some extra sand laying around so they were able to utilize that – look at how cute they turned out! Krista grabbed rocks from her garden and the students painted them, added their initials and year, and could either keep them or hide them around town for their friends to find!

Face painting is ALWAYS a hit no matter what kind of event you’re putting together, so it was an easy decision to add face painter to the lineup for the circus/carnival EOY party! If our readers are located in the South Jersey shore area, Amanda Desouza comes highly recommended! IG: MUABYAD

Games – The F&T fav...the prize punches make more appearances for both of these EOY parties! They are super easy to create and even more fun for the kiddos to play; just fill with fun prizes like temp tattoos, stickers, snap bracelets, and squishy toys and you’re ready to go. Use a disc drop game for some added flair so the kids can punch the cup based on whatever number they landed on!

Think classic games…you can’t have a carnival without ring toss, right, and this large outdoor blow-up ring toss game is the cutest! And who doesn’t love bingo?! Add on a colorful parachute paired with a beach ball, relay races, and water balloon toss using reusable water balloons for some team play, and voila!! These games will never go out of style and are perfect additions to a successful EOY celebration!

Snacks & Treats – Simple and sweet is all that is needed here. Simple is a cute little goody bag with some snacks like sliced fruit, Annie’s GF goldfish {always check for any classroom allergies}, and a juice box or small water. Popcorn is a fan fav, too, especially in those cute little popcorn bags! How sweet are the Ice-Pop filled buckets…all the summer vibes for the kids!

No matter what theme you choose or the size of your class, these EOY parties are always a hit and the kids who have worked hard all school year always have a blast. A big thanks to all of the parents like Kristy and Krista who go above and beyond to create these kinds of memories!

The anticipation of summer break for students and teachers starts in the month of May, but as June soon comes around so do the end-of-year school party planning! Room parents unite! Themes, games, goodies…nothing is left out during this exciting time of the school year. This event doesn’t have to break the bank either as most things were purchased from the $1.25 store. We’ve got the behind-the-scenes deets on how Kristy and Krista put together their festive and summer fun and circus/carnival end-of-year school parties!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Photo Stations – An easy task with few supplies is all you need no matter your theme! Grab a tri-fold poster board, spray glue a tablecloth to it, then use construction paper to make the arrows and post. If you have a Cricut you can create the beach letters, or purchase sticker lettering – the hanging sun was a dollar store find. Have the students decorate felt frames with stickers or just grab some photo props!

A thick poster board with some decorative items like laminated signs, tinsel foil fringe and photo booth props is how this circus/carnival-themed photo backdrop was created. These photo booths can be used both outdoors and indoors, in case the weather isn’t cooperative.

Activities – Grab canvas tote bags, and again if you have a Cricut you can personalize them with each student’s name, or have the kids decorate them! Students can use fabric pens to sign each other’s bags and bring all of their party stuff home in them – such a creative and fun activity.

Sand art bottles and rock painting are a couple more artistic ways to celebrate the end of another school year. The bottles for the sand art are from the $1.25 store and another parent had some extra sand laying around so they were able to utilize that – look at how cute they turned out! Krista grabbed rocks from her garden and the students painted them, added their initials and year, and could either keep them or hide them around town for their friends to find!

Face painting is ALWAYS a hit no matter what kind of event you’re putting together, so it was an easy decision to add face painter to the lineup for the circus/carnival EOY party! If our readers are located in the South Jersey shore area, Amanda Desouza comes highly recommended! IG: MUABYAD

Games – The F&T fav...the prize punches make more appearances for both of these EOY parties! They are super easy to create and even more fun for the kiddos to play; just fill with fun prizes like temp tattoos, stickers, snap bracelets, and squishy toys and you’re ready to go. Use a disc drop game for some added flair so the kids can punch the cup based on whatever number they landed on!

Think classic games…you can’t have a carnival without ring toss, right, and this large outdoor blow-up ring toss game is the cutest! And who doesn’t love bingo?! Add on a colorful parachute paired with a beach ball, relay races, and water balloon toss using reusable water balloons for some team play, and voila!! These games will never go out of style and are perfect additions to a successful EOY celebration!

Snacks & Treats – Simple and sweet is all that is needed here. Simple is a cute little goody bag with some snacks like sliced fruit, Annie’s GF goldfish {always check for any classroom allergies}, and a juice box or small water. Popcorn is a fan fav, too, especially in those cute little popcorn bags! How sweet are the Ice-Pop filled buckets…all the summer vibes for the kids!

No matter what theme you choose or the size of your class, these EOY parties are always a hit and the kids who have worked hard all school year always have a blast. A big thanks to all of the parents like Kristy and Krista who go above and beyond to create these kinds of memories!

Ever wonder what all the hype is about when it comes to the Bogg Bag? I don’t own one…yet…but the word is that the Bogg Bag is durable, leak-proof, it doesn’t tip over, and probably the best-selling point is that it’s washable! The original Bogg Bag averages around $90.00, which for me isn’t a price point that I would initially feel comfortable spending, but it does come with a set of two clear insert bags to hold items like a phone, keys, some snacks, etc. Both of the insert bags actually connect to the Bogg Bag holes which is a neat factor. Kristy does own one and she’s got the 4-1-1 on the bag and her favorite accessories!

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A Bogg bag can be intimidating with the amount of space it has (especially the extra large ones) and if you’re like Kristy, you’re famous for throwing everything in there and then losing half of it. She’s found accessories to make the most out of your bag! I mean trays?! That’s a no brainer! She loves being able to put her drink, phone or lunch down without including the sand.  The dividers also allow for keeping items organized – her obsession. 

Now this slim drink holder is a MUST-have if you have a family with you! It can hold 10 cans or 6 bottles and the slim ice pack helps keeps it all cold for you!! It also doesn’t take up a lot of space in your bag – it’s small and light enough to carry alongside your bag!

Kristy loves that she can also hide all of her belongings under the tray! Add the wallet organizer (great for your money or Wet Wipes like Kristy has below), a key holder (which can also be used for necessities like lip balm and hair ties), and a sunglasses holder!

Check out this BOGG Bag carabiner clip which is great for holding keys or your waterproof mini Bluetooth speaker. These tassel hangers also work well if you have lots of things to hang!

These clear bags keep her organized for the beach and are perfect for storing snacks, sunscreens, and accessories like sunglasses or hair clips! The see-through material makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, so no more digging around in the dark! They even come with fun, sparkly labels (snacks, sun, and stuff) so it really takes the guesswork out of it!

The Bogg Bag is the perfect bag for basically all things outdoors and makes a great gift especially for end of year teachers’ gifts! {Peep those cute tags she’s attaching – and stay tuned for our post on EOY gifts for teachers!}

The Bogg Bag is the bag to have and is well worth the price point with all of the features, accessories and versatility. A bag of all bags that is perfect for the single lady or the busy on-the-go mama!

Ever wonder what all the hype is about when it comes to the Bogg Bag? I don’t own one…yet…but the word is that the Bogg Bag is durable, leak-proof, it doesn’t tip over, and probably the best-selling point is that it’s washable! The original Bogg Bag averages around $90.00, which for me isn’t a price point that I would initially feel comfortable spending, but it does come with a set of two clear insert bags to hold items like a phone, keys, some snacks, etc. Both of the insert bags actually connect to the Bogg Bag holes which is a neat factor. Kristy does own one and she’s got the 4-1-1 on the bag and her favorite accessories!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A Bogg bag can be intimidating with the amount of space it has (especially the extra large ones) and if you’re like Kristy, you’re famous for throwing everything in there and then losing half of it. She’s found accessories to make the most out of your bag! I mean trays?! That’s a no brainer! She loves being able to put her drink, phone or lunch down without including the sand.  The dividers also allow for keeping items organized – her obsession. 

Now this slim drink holder is a MUST-have if you have a family with you! It can hold 10 cans or 6 bottles and the slim ice pack helps keeps it all cold for you!! It also doesn’t take up a lot of space in your bag – it’s small and light enough to carry alongside your bag!

Kristy loves that she can also hide all of her belongings under the tray! Add the wallet organizer (great for your money or Wet Wipes like Kristy has below), a key holder (which can also be used for necessities like lip balm and hair ties), and a sunglasses holder!

Check out this BOGG Bag carabiner clip which is great for holding keys or your waterproof mini Bluetooth speaker. These tassel hangers also work well if you have lots of things to hang!

These clear bags keep her organized for the beach and are perfect for storing snacks, sunscreens, and accessories like sunglasses or hair clips! The see-through material makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, so no more digging around in the dark! They even come with fun, sparkly labels (snacks, sun, and stuff) so it really takes the guesswork out of it!

The Bogg Bag is the perfect bag for basically all things outdoors and makes a great gift especially for end of year teachers’ gifts! {Peep those cute tags she’s attaching – and stay tuned for our post on EOY gifts for teachers!}

The Bogg Bag is the bag to have and is well worth the price point with all of the features, accessories and versatility. A bag of all bags that is perfect for the single lady or the busy on-the-go mama!

Today marks the start of National Safe Sun Week! As we get ready for Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer, it’s important to remember good sun safety practices. While in moderation the sun offers lots of health benefits, overexposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays can have long-lasting negative effects. Not to worry, though! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite products to protect us from the sun and stay safe all summer long. See our list below.

Glowscreen

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This Glowscreen is a makeup priming sunscreen from Supergoop! that hydrates skin while offering a healthy dose of protection. The sheer liquid texture perfects skin and leaves a dewy, glow-y finish. Right now you can get 20% off with code SUNNY20!!

Glow Oil

This Glow Oil from Supergoop! is an all-over, ultra-hydrating sunscreen body oil that protects skin without feeling greasy. The lightweight water-resistant formula is made with antioxidants to give your skin a brilliant glow while diminishing signs of UV damage.

Face Sunscreen

Protect that pretty face with this face sunscreen from Aveeno. The lightweight formula is non-greasy and water-resistant, making it ideal for long days at the beach or by the pool!

Tinted Lip Balm

This tinted lip balm with SPF from Sun Bum will give you a perfect pout with added protection from the sun! A little bit of color goes a long way, especially during the summer months, and this balm will leave your lips looking and feeling luxurious.

Bronzing Mist

Get that beautiful bronze glow without the sun!! This self-tan bronzing mist from St. Tropez is a best-seller, and with good reason! Spritz a little on your face and instantly hydrate skin while achieving a natural sun-kissed look.

Sun Hat

We’ll take any excuse to add a new accessory to our summer wardrobes and if it’s in the name of sun safety, that’s an extra win! Grab an adorable sun hat to throw on with your everyday jean shorts and tank or to complete your beach look and keep your head protected! See more sun hat styles here.

Sunglasses

And protect your peepers with a cool pair of shades! These unisex sunglasses offer 100% UV protection and look good while doing so.

Today marks the start of National Safe Sun Week! As we get ready for Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer, it’s important to remember good sun safety practices. While in moderation the sun offers lots of health benefits, overexposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays can have long-lasting negative effects. Not to worry, though! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite products to protect us from the sun and stay safe all summer long. See our list below.

Glowscreen

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

This Glowscreen is a makeup priming sunscreen from Supergoop! that hydrates skin while offering a healthy dose of protection. The sheer liquid texture perfects skin and leaves a dewy, glow-y finish. Right now you can get 20% off with code SUNNY20!!

Glow Oil

This Glow Oil from Supergoop! is an all-over, ultra-hydrating sunscreen body oil that protects skin without feeling greasy. The lightweight water-resistant formula is made with antioxidants to give your skin a brilliant glow while diminishing signs of UV damage.

Face Sunscreen

Protect that pretty face with this face sunscreen from Aveeno. The lightweight formula is non-greasy and water-resistant, making it ideal for long days at the beach or by the pool!

Tinted Lip Balm

This tinted lip balm with SPF from Sun Bum will give you a perfect pout with added protection from the sun! A little bit of color goes a long way, especially during the summer months, and this balm will leave your lips looking and feeling luxurious.

Bronzing Mist

Get that beautiful bronze glow without the sun!! This self-tan bronzing mist from St. Tropez is a best-seller, and with good reason! Spritz a little on your face and instantly hydrate skin while achieving a natural sun-kissed look.

Sun Hat

We’ll take any excuse to add a new accessory to our summer wardrobes and if it’s in the name of sun safety, that’s an extra win! Grab an adorable sun hat to throw on with your everyday jean shorts and tank or to complete your beach look and keep your head protected! See more sun hat styles here.

Sunglasses

And protect your peepers with a cool pair of shades! These unisex sunglasses offer 100% UV protection and look good while doing so.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know we love all things Jane here at Frugal & Thriving! With adorable clothing, accessories, and home decor for great prices, what’s not to love?! Celebrate the end of summer with these best-selling summer items from Jane. Take a look at some of our favorites below.

Apparel and Accessories

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V-Neck Pocket Dress | Medallion Sandals | Ruana | Wedge Sandals | Bracelet Set | Blowfish Sneakers | Teacher Tees | Flower Tees | Grade Level Tees | Mini Wristlet Clutch

These summer styles are great for these last few weeks of warm weather, but also make for great transitional pieces into autumn. Layer tees with a cute cardigan or jacket and wear them well into fall. Accessories like the bracelet set and mini wristlet can be worn in any season, and the shoes are pieces that can be saved for next summer!

Shop Apparel and Accessories

Mini Wristlet Clutch
Mini Wristlet Clutch
Grade Level Tees
Grade Level Tees
Flower Tees
Flower Tees
Teacher Tees
Teacher Tees
Blowfish Sneakers
Blowfish Sneakers
Bracelet Set
Bracelet Set
Wedge Sandals
Wedge Sandals
Ruana
Ruana
Medallion Sandals
Medallion Sandals
V-Neck Pocket Dress
V-Neck Pocket Dress
Mini Wristlet Clutch
Mini Wristlet Clutch
Grade Level Tees
Grade Level Tees
Flower Tees
Flower Tees
Teacher Tees
Teacher Tees
Blowfish Sneakers
Blowfish Sneakers
Bracelet Set
Bracelet Set
Wedge Sandals
Wedge Sandals
Ruana
Ruana
Medallion Sandals
Medallion Sandals
V-Neck Pocket Dress
V-Neck Pocket Dress

Home Decor

Adirondack Chair | Farmhouse Tiered Tray | Farmhouse Pillow Covers | Personalized Birth Flower Print | Duvet Cover Set | Bamboo Sheet Set | Metal Monogram Sign | DIY “HOME” Sign | Striped Layering Rug | Double-Sided Garden Flag

These gorgeous home decor items were top sellers this summer, but most of these can be used year-round! A farmhouse-style tiered tray and farmhouse pillow covers can be accented with other seasonal decorations, while the personalized birth flower print, metal monogram sign, and DIY Home sign are perfect for any and every season. Luxury bedding is always in style and this duvet cover set and bamboo sheet set are no exception. In the case of the Adirondack chairs, striped layering rug, and garden flags, grab them now for a great deal and save for next spring!

Shop Home Decor

Garden Flag
Garden Flag
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
DIY “HOME” Sign
DIY “HOME” Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Bamboo Sheet Set
Bamboo Sheet Set
Duvet Cover Set
Duvet Cover Set
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Adirondack Chair
Adirondack Chair
Garden Flag
Garden Flag
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
DIY “HOME” Sign
DIY “HOME” Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Bamboo Sheet Set
Bamboo Sheet Set
Duvet Cover Set
Duvet Cover Set
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Adirondack Chair
Adirondack Chair

Shop all best sellers here.

Thanks for reading! Which of these summer items will you be bringing with you into fall?

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know we love all things Jane here at Frugal & Thriving! With adorable clothing, accessories, and home decor for great prices, what’s not to love?! Celebrate the end of summer with these best-selling summer items from Jane. Take a look at some of our favorites below.

Apparel and Accessories

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

V-Neck Pocket Dress | Medallion Sandals | Ruana | Wedge Sandals | Bracelet Set | Blowfish Sneakers | Teacher Tees | Flower Tees | Grade Level Tees | Mini Wristlet Clutch

These summer styles are great for these last few weeks of warm weather, but also make for great transitional pieces into autumn. Layer tees with a cute cardigan or jacket and wear them well into fall. Accessories like the bracelet set and mini wristlet can be worn in any season, and the shoes are pieces that can be saved for next summer!

Shop Apparel and Accessories

Mini Wristlet Clutch
Mini Wristlet Clutch
Grade Level Tees
Grade Level Tees
Flower Tees
Flower Tees
Teacher Tees
Teacher Tees
Blowfish Sneakers
Blowfish Sneakers
Bracelet Set
Bracelet Set
Wedge Sandals
Wedge Sandals
Ruana
Ruana
Medallion Sandals
Medallion Sandals
V-Neck Pocket Dress
V-Neck Pocket Dress
Mini Wristlet Clutch
Mini Wristlet Clutch
Grade Level Tees
Grade Level Tees
Flower Tees
Flower Tees
Teacher Tees
Teacher Tees
Blowfish Sneakers
Blowfish Sneakers
Bracelet Set
Bracelet Set
Wedge Sandals
Wedge Sandals
Ruana
Ruana
Medallion Sandals
Medallion Sandals
V-Neck Pocket Dress
V-Neck Pocket Dress

Home Decor

Adirondack Chair | Farmhouse Tiered Tray | Farmhouse Pillow Covers | Personalized Birth Flower Print | Duvet Cover Set | Bamboo Sheet Set | Metal Monogram Sign | DIY “HOME” Sign | Striped Layering Rug | Double-Sided Garden Flag

These gorgeous home decor items were top sellers this summer, but most of these can be used year-round! A farmhouse-style tiered tray and farmhouse pillow covers can be accented with other seasonal decorations, while the personalized birth flower print, metal monogram sign, and DIY Home sign are perfect for any and every season. Luxury bedding is always in style and this duvet cover set and bamboo sheet set are no exception. In the case of the Adirondack chairs, striped layering rug, and garden flags, grab them now for a great deal and save for next spring!

Shop Home Decor

Garden Flag
Garden Flag
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
DIY “HOME” Sign
DIY “HOME” Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Bamboo Sheet Set
Bamboo Sheet Set
Duvet Cover Set
Duvet Cover Set
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Adirondack Chair
Adirondack Chair
Garden Flag
Garden Flag
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
DIY “HOME” Sign
DIY “HOME” Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Metal Monogram Sign
Bamboo Sheet Set
Bamboo Sheet Set
Duvet Cover Set
Duvet Cover Set
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Personalized Birth Flower Print
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Pillow Covers
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Farmhouse Tiered Tray
Adirondack Chair
Adirondack Chair

Shop all best sellers here.

Thanks for reading! Which of these summer items will you be bringing with you into fall?

The bright pink flesh of a ripe watermelon dotted with little black seeds and encased with a vibrant green rind is a renowned symbol of summer. Its juicy sweet deliciousness is a refreshingly cool treat on a hot afternoon, and this simple summer fruit is as versatile as it is appetizing. Eat it alone or in a salad, blend it in a beverage, or use its sugary fragrance to bring the scent of summer wherever you are. It’s National Watermelon Day and we’re celebrating our love for watermelon with these wonderful and whimsical items below.

Bracelets

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These cute watermelon charm bracelets are dainty and delicate, and make the perfect summer accessory. Grab one in both colors and gift to your BFF for an adorable emblem of your friendship.

Carry All Pouch

Watermelons and beach bikes make the perfect summer combo! Use this carry all pouch for toiletries, a makeshift clutch, or as a place to keep all of your favorite watermelon accessories.

Cooler Bag

Keep your watermelon snacks and beverages chilled with this cooler bag. Great for taking refreshments to the beach or the pool, the insulated bag will allow you to enjoy your cold summer treats all day long.

Crossbody Bag

Add some sweetness to your summer style with this watermelon crossbody bag. Pair it with jean shorts and a white tee for a fun yet fashionable vibe.

Short Sleeve Tee

If a purse isn’t enough watermelon for you, this tee is an optimal way to show your obsession. Wear it with heels for an elegant ensemble or flip flops for a laidback look.

Body Mist

This limited edition fragrance mist is irresistibly cool with hints of sugared watermelon and strawberry leaves. Spritz a little on for a sweet scent that’s long-lasting and luxurious.

Candle

Light up this juicy watermelon candle and sit back as your entire home is infused with the cool, refreshing fragrance of a freshly cut watermelon.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Plump up fine strands with this watermelon extract shampoo and conditioner. The nourishing duo will leave you wondering whether your hair smells more delicious or looks more luscious…hint – it’s a tie.

Sleep Mask

This hydrating nightly sleep mask gently exfoliates with the use of AHAs for a glowing, radiant complexion. Use every evening for a brighter skin tone and smoother feeling skin.

Coffee Mug

Make your morning cup of coffee the cutest part of your day with this little lady watermelon mug. Or, gift one to an adored friend to remind them how much you enjoy them.

Iced Tea Pouches

A cold, refreshing glass of watermelon iced tea with a hint of mint is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot afternoon. For an adult-friendly beverage, add a splash of liquor and really get your relaxation on.

Macarons

How darling are these made-to-order French macarons?! Tasty treats for tea parties, summer picnics, and birthday celebrations, these come in various sized packs…but we recommend ordering a few extra to keep some for yourself.

Sour Patch Kids Candy

First they’re sour, then they’re sweet. The entire time they’re delicious. These chewy candies put a fruity spin on the traditional Sour Patch Kids. Warning: you’re going to want to eat the whole bag.

Thanks for reading! Which of these watermelon items are making your mouth water??

The bright pink flesh of a ripe watermelon dotted with little black seeds and encased with a vibrant green rind is a renowned symbol of summer. Its juicy sweet deliciousness is a refreshingly cool treat on a hot afternoon, and this simple summer fruit is as versatile as it is appetizing. Eat it alone or in a salad, blend it in a beverage, or use its sugary fragrance to bring the scent of summer wherever you are. It’s National Watermelon Day and we’re celebrating our love for watermelon with these wonderful and whimsical items below.

Bracelets

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

These cute watermelon charm bracelets are dainty and delicate, and make the perfect summer accessory. Grab one in both colors and gift to your BFF for an adorable emblem of your friendship.

Carry All Pouch

Watermelons and beach bikes make the perfect summer combo! Use this carry all pouch for toiletries, a makeshift clutch, or as a place to keep all of your favorite watermelon accessories.

Cooler Bag

Keep your watermelon snacks and beverages chilled with this cooler bag. Great for taking refreshments to the beach or the pool, the insulated bag will allow you to enjoy your cold summer treats all day long.

Crossbody Bag

Add some sweetness to your summer style with this watermelon crossbody bag. Pair it with jean shorts and a white tee for a fun yet fashionable vibe.

Short Sleeve Tee

If a purse isn’t enough watermelon for you, this tee is an optimal way to show your obsession. Wear it with heels for an elegant ensemble or flip flops for a laidback look.

Body Mist

This limited edition fragrance mist is irresistibly cool with hints of sugared watermelon and strawberry leaves. Spritz a little on for a sweet scent that’s long-lasting and luxurious.

Candle

Light up this juicy watermelon candle and sit back as your entire home is infused with the cool, refreshing fragrance of a freshly cut watermelon.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Plump up fine strands with this watermelon extract shampoo and conditioner. The nourishing duo will leave you wondering whether your hair smells more delicious or looks more luscious…hint – it’s a tie.

Sleep Mask

This hydrating nightly sleep mask gently exfoliates with the use of AHAs for a glowing, radiant complexion. Use every evening for a brighter skin tone and smoother feeling skin.

Coffee Mug

Make your morning cup of coffee the cutest part of your day with this little lady watermelon mug. Or, gift one to an adored friend to remind them how much you enjoy them.

Iced Tea Pouches

A cold, refreshing glass of watermelon iced tea with a hint of mint is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot afternoon. For an adult-friendly beverage, add a splash of liquor and really get your relaxation on.

Macarons

How darling are these made-to-order French macarons?! Tasty treats for tea parties, summer picnics, and birthday celebrations, these come in various sized packs…but we recommend ordering a few extra to keep some for yourself.

Sour Patch Kids Candy

First they’re sour, then they’re sweet. The entire time they’re delicious. These chewy candies put a fruity spin on the traditional Sour Patch Kids. Warning: you’re going to want to eat the whole bag.

Thanks for reading! Which of these watermelon items are making your mouth water??

We all know that feeling of getting ready for fall and for cooler temps, but we just aren’t quite ready to let go of summer yet. And when the weather can’t seem to make up its mind either (chilly mornings followed by sun-blazed afternoons), it can be difficult to adjust your wardrobe accordingly. These six outfits will help you transition from the sizzle of summer to the crisp of autumn, and look good while doing so.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Outfit 1

A striped, flowy top with a fun accent like a tassel tie paired with light jeans and neutral booties allows you to play up the brightness of summer with light colors and feel like fall with suede shoes.

Striped Top* | Jeans | Booties

Outfit 2

A knit short-sleeved top styled with earth tone ponte pants, a neutral clutch, and slide sandals brings a little touch of autumn while still being lightweight enough for those warmer afternoons.

Knit Top | Ponte Pants* | Clutch* | Sandals

Outfit 3

A white ruffle blouse really pops paired with black jeans. Accent the outfit with straw accessories like a boho clutch and wedges to evoke those “it’s still summer” vibes.

Dotted Blouse* | Jeans* | Tassel Necklace | Clutch

Outfit 4

Jeans shorts and a comfy tunic sweater paired with canvas sneakers is a cute, casual look for those chilly end-of-summer evenings.

Tunic Sweater | Jean Shorts | Canvas Sneakers

Outfit 5

Summer sunset-hued paperbag shorts and a mock neck longsleeve top worn with metallic flip flops brings just the right balance of warmth and coolness.

Mock Neck Longsleeve | Paperbag Shorts | Flip Flops

Outfit 6

A longsleeve dress with puff sleeves and a tie waist is a flattering summer to fall look. Wear with sandals if it’s warmer out, or pair with boots for those chillier days.

Dress

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Thanks for reading! Which of these outfits do you love for the transition of summer to fall?

Shop the Outfits

Longsleeve Dress
Longsleeve Dress
Braided Flip Flops
Braided Flip Flops
Paperbag Shorts
Paperbag Shorts
Mock Neck Longsleeve
Mock Neck Longsleeve
Canvas Sneakers
Canvas Sneakers
Jean Shorts
Jean Shorts
Tunic Sweater
Tunic Sweater
Straw Clutch
Straw Clutch
Tassel Necklace
Tassel Necklace
KanCan Denim
KanCan Denim
Dotted Blouse
Dotted Blouse
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Oversized Clutch
Oversized Clutch
Ponte Pants
Ponte Pants
Knit Top
Knit Top
KanCan Jeans
KanCan Jeans
Striped Blouse
Striped Blouse
Steve Madden Booties
Steve Madden Booties
leaves hang on rope

We all know that feeling of getting ready for fall and for cooler temps, but we just aren’t quite ready to let go of summer yet. And when the weather can’t seem to make up its mind either (chilly mornings followed by sun-blazed afternoons), it can be difficult to adjust your wardrobe accordingly. These six outfits will help you transition from the sizzle of summer to the crisp of autumn, and look good while doing so.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Outfit 1

A striped, flowy top with a fun accent like a tassel tie paired with light jeans and neutral booties allows you to play up the brightness of summer with light colors and feel like fall with suede shoes.

Striped Top* | Jeans | Booties

Outfit 2

A knit short-sleeved top styled with earth tone ponte pants, a neutral clutch, and slide sandals brings a little touch of autumn while still being lightweight enough for those warmer afternoons.

Knit Top | Ponte Pants* | Clutch* | Sandals

Outfit 3

A white ruffle blouse really pops paired with black jeans. Accent the outfit with straw accessories like a boho clutch and wedges to evoke those “it’s still summer” vibes.

Dotted Blouse* | Jeans* | Tassel Necklace | Clutch

Outfit 4

Jeans shorts and a comfy tunic sweater paired with canvas sneakers is a cute, casual look for those chilly end-of-summer evenings.

Tunic Sweater | Jean Shorts | Canvas Sneakers

Outfit 5

Summer sunset-hued paperbag shorts and a mock neck longsleeve top worn with metallic flip flops brings just the right balance of warmth and coolness.

Mock Neck Longsleeve | Paperbag Shorts | Flip Flops

Outfit 6

A longsleeve dress with puff sleeves and a tie waist is a flattering summer to fall look. Wear with sandals if it’s warmer out, or pair with boots for those chillier days.

Dress

*These items are currently out of stock, but you can sign up to be notified when they are restocked!

Thanks for reading! Which of these outfits do you love for the transition of summer to fall?

Shop the Outfits

Longsleeve Dress
Longsleeve Dress
Braided Flip Flops
Braided Flip Flops
Paperbag Shorts
Paperbag Shorts
Mock Neck Longsleeve
Mock Neck Longsleeve
Canvas Sneakers
Canvas Sneakers
Jean Shorts
Jean Shorts
Tunic Sweater
Tunic Sweater
Straw Clutch
Straw Clutch
Tassel Necklace
Tassel Necklace
KanCan Denim
KanCan Denim
Dotted Blouse
Dotted Blouse
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Oversized Clutch
Oversized Clutch
Ponte Pants
Ponte Pants
Knit Top
Knit Top
KanCan Jeans
KanCan Jeans
Striped Blouse
Striped Blouse
Steve Madden Booties
Steve Madden Booties

Fantastic finds today on all things kids! Whether you’re looking for a gift idea for a new mom, or looking to stock up on summer gear and school clothes – I’ve got you covered!

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This Baby Bag is marked HALF off and would make such a fantastic gift for the new mom! With its large main zippered compartment fits diapers, bottles, wipes, clean clothes, and the rest of your diaper bag essentials. Has a washable lining for easy cleaning and is equipped with three detachable interior pouches and a washable changing pad!

Blanqi sportsupport hipster cuffed leggings currently marked down to 40% off! Specifically designed for before pregnancy, during and forever after, these leggings are tough enough to stand up to the demands of whatever life throws your way. Wear during pregnancy for under-belly support without added belly coverage. Wear postpartum to motivate you to move with targeted tummy compression.

Carters baby boom sale is happening right now and it’s their biggest baby sale yet with items marked up to 60% off!

At Janie and Jack, you can save up to 60% off sale items! There are SO MANY adorable pieces for family portraits, school outfits and more! Be sure to filter through what you may have your eye on specifically, because there is A LOT!

A lot going on at OshKosh B’Gosh! For starters, they have buy one get one free tops, shorts & skirts – great to pull together summer outfits for half the price!

You can also grab up to 50% off their entire site! I’ve linked pretty much everything included in this promotion for easier shopping, but be sure to filter through size – may be easier to find what you’re looking for.

Lastly, they have a ton of items recently added to their clearance rack – including face coverings for the holidays for as low as .79¢ or keep scrolling and you can find shirts and leggings for around $3-$4!

You’re going to want to check out The Children’s Place! They have 50-75% off for their Spring Sale Savings event that’s happening right now – PLUS FREE SHIPPING ALWAYS.

Additionally, all of their clearance items are 60-80% off!

I know a lot of you are still searching for swimwear for the kiddos and just look at how adorable they are 🤩

You can shop Girl Swim Items here and shop Boy Swim Items here.

I hope this compilation helps you find everything you need [and maybe more] – I know my kids closets are being updated every 3 months with their growth rates, while I’m over here wearing clothes from 2014 🤣 Happy Shopping!

Fantastic finds today on all things kids! Whether you’re looking for a gift idea for a new mom, or looking to stock up on summer gear and school clothes – I’ve got you covered!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

This Baby Bag is marked HALF off and would make such a fantastic gift for the new mom! With its large main zippered compartment fits diapers, bottles, wipes, clean clothes, and the rest of your diaper bag essentials. Has a washable lining for easy cleaning and is equipped with three detachable interior pouches and a washable changing pad!

Blanqi sportsupport hipster cuffed leggings currently marked down to 40% off! Specifically designed for before pregnancy, during and forever after, these leggings are tough enough to stand up to the demands of whatever life throws your way. Wear during pregnancy for under-belly support without added belly coverage. Wear postpartum to motivate you to move with targeted tummy compression.

Carters baby boom sale is happening right now and it’s their biggest baby sale yet with items marked up to 60% off!

At Janie and Jack, you can save up to 60% off sale items! There are SO MANY adorable pieces for family portraits, school outfits and more! Be sure to filter through what you may have your eye on specifically, because there is A LOT!

A lot going on at OshKosh B’Gosh! For starters, they have buy one get one free tops, shorts & skirts – great to pull together summer outfits for half the price!

You can also grab up to 50% off their entire site! I’ve linked pretty much everything included in this promotion for easier shopping, but be sure to filter through size – may be easier to find what you’re looking for.

Lastly, they have a ton of items recently added to their clearance rack – including face coverings for the holidays for as low as .79¢ or keep scrolling and you can find shirts and leggings for around $3-$4!

You’re going to want to check out The Children’s Place! They have 50-75% off for their Spring Sale Savings event that’s happening right now – PLUS FREE SHIPPING ALWAYS.

Additionally, all of their clearance items are 60-80% off!

I know a lot of you are still searching for swimwear for the kiddos and just look at how adorable they are 🤩

You can shop Girl Swim Items here and shop Boy Swim Items here.

I hope this compilation helps you find everything you need [and maybe more] – I know my kids closets are being updated every 3 months with their growth rates, while I’m over here wearing clothes from 2014 🤣 Happy Shopping!