It’s time for another splurge vs. save post, because we love looking good for less! If you’re ITK when it comes to this year’s seasonal trends, then you know sporty skirts are all the rage this summer. This athletic chic look mixes preppy and practical pieces for a look that will take you from a morning on the courts to an afternoon lunch on the boat. Or just, like, running errands around town, dropping the kids off at camp, wistfully gazing out at your backyard wishing you had panoramic views of the Long Island Sound…whatever. See our summer splurge vs. save inspiration below.

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A striped long sleeve tee is a versatile top for summer! This one from J. Crew costs $50, while this one from J. Crew Factory is only $20.

A white pleated tennis skirt is a super trendy seasonal piece. This version from Lululemon costs $68, while this version from Gap is only $29.

A simple cardigan is a classy addition to your look. This version from J. Crew is $40, while this version from Amazon is only $21.

A neutral belt bag is a great on-the-go accessory. This one from Lululemon costs $38, while this style from Amazon is just $9.

And white tennis sneakers are the perfect finishing touch. This pair from Sam Edelman costs $80, but this pair from J. Crew Factory is only $46.

Shade your eyes from the strong summer sun! These ones from Quince are $50, but this style from Amazon is only $15.

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Summer will be here before we know it and we’re already dreaming of all the ways we can update our wardrobes with the best styles of the season. From social festivities to days at the desk, and vacations by the water to early morning runs, Walmart has everything you need to make this a summer of fashion-forward moments. See our Walmart summer fashion inspiration below.

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Summer = party time! Grad parties, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and holiday soirées…summer is the season of celebrations. Make sure you’re party ready with one of these gorgeous getups.

Maybe you’re all work and no play. Which is okay, but don’t ignore the benefits of a healthy work-life balance! These dresses will have you looking chic in the office, and they can definitely be worn to date night after, too!

Pool days, beach trips, and lake vacations. Whatever your preferred form of water-centric recreation, get yourself a swimsuit to rock that will steal the show.

Don’t forget your coverup! These will come in handy when you’re trying to enjoy your liquid lunch at one of those “no shirt, no shoes, no service” places.

And if you’re team #summerbod, grab a few workout pieces that will make you excited to get your sweat on.

Summer will be here before we know it and we’re already dreaming of all the ways we can update our wardrobes with the best styles of the season. From social festivities to days at the desk, and vacations by the water to early morning runs, Walmart has everything you need to make this a summer of fashion-forward moments. See our Walmart summer fashion inspiration below.

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

Summer = party time! Grad parties, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and holiday soirées…summer is the season of celebrations. Make sure you’re party ready with one of these gorgeous getups.

Maybe you’re all work and no play. Which is okay, but don’t ignore the benefits of a healthy work-life balance! These dresses will have you looking chic in the office, and they can definitely be worn to date night after, too!

Pool days, beach trips, and lake vacations. Whatever your preferred form of water-centric recreation, get yourself a swimsuit to rock that will steal the show.

Don’t forget your coverup! These will come in handy when you’re trying to enjoy your liquid lunch at one of those “no shirt, no shoes, no service” places.

And if you’re team #summerbod, grab a few workout pieces that will make you excited to get your sweat on.

rear view of woman sitting on a rock

Summer will be here before we know it and we’re already dreaming of all the ways we can update our wardrobes with the best styles of the season. From social festivities to days at the desk, and vacations by the water to early morning runs, Walmart has everything you need to make this a summer of fashion-forward moments. See our Walmart summer fashion inspiration below.

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

Summer = party time! Grad parties, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and holiday soirées…summer is the season of celebrations. Make sure you’re party ready with one of these gorgeous getups.

Maybe you’re all work and no play. Which is okay, but don’t ignore the benefits of a healthy work-life balance! These dresses will have you looking chic in the office, and they can definitely be worn to date night after, too!

Pool days, beach trips, and lake vacations. Whatever your preferred form of water-centric recreation, get yourself a swimsuit to rock that will steal the show.

Don’t forget your coverup! These will come in handy when you’re trying to enjoy your liquid lunch at one of those “no shirt, no shoes, no service” places.

And if you’re team #summerbod, grab a few workout pieces that will make you excited to get your sweat on.

We’re breaking out all the tricks and treats this Halloween season! Whether you’re looking for inspo for classroom parties, fall birthday party snack ideas, or Halloween party additions, we’ve got a lineup of Halloween-inspired treats that is definitely spook-tacular and sure to impress your ghouls of honor! See our Halloween treat ideas below.

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Pretzel Spiderwebs – a sweet and salty festive treat! Line pretzels up in the shape of a wheel on wax paper, heat up white chocolate until melted and swirl around, take a toothpick or prongs of a fork and pull out for that web look, and then finish with Halloween sprinkles!

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies – Both savory and sweet, simple and perfect for a cookie swap!

  • Can of 100% pure pumpkin 
  • Box of spice cake mix
  • Dark chocolate chips 
  • Mix all together, form into balls, place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes and enjoy!
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Individual S’mores Cups – grab any seasonal peeps and make these year ’round!

Pumpkin Popcorn Station – Personalize toppings to your liking for a spooky movie night treat or a festive and fun addition to any party! Fill a pitcher or bowl with your favorite type of popcorn and top with a scoop, assemble bowls with “options” and scoops on a tray. Serve in festive little snack trays and enjoy!

  • popcorn
  • candy corn
  • crushed pretzels
  • peanuts 
  • gummy bears 
  • marshmallows 
  • Reese’s pieces

Apple Slice Sundae Station – Customize your apples, sauces and toppings for a delectable and seasonally fun snack or dessert!

  • apples apples – Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious (any kind will do)
  • chocolate and peanut butter sauce – (or whatever tickles your taste buds!)
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • mini M&Ms 
  • mini chocolate chips
  • shredded coconut 
  • toffee bits 
  • crushed Oreos
  • crushed pumpkin spice graham crackers (any graham cracker will do)
white and black halloween treats on round plate

We’re breaking out all the tricks and treats this Halloween season! Whether you’re looking for inspo for classroom parties, fall birthday party snack ideas, or Halloween party additions, we’ve got a lineup of Halloween-inspired treats that is definitely spook-tacular and sure to impress your ghouls of honor! See our Halloween treat ideas below.

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

Pretzel Spiderwebs – a sweet and salty festive treat! Line pretzels up in the shape of a wheel on wax paper, heat up white chocolate until melted and swirl around, take a toothpick or prongs of a fork and pull out for that web look, and then finish with Halloween sprinkles!

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies – Both savory and sweet, simple and perfect for a cookie swap!

  • Can of 100% pure pumpkin 
  • Box of spice cake mix
  • Dark chocolate chips 
  • Mix all together, form into balls, place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes and enjoy!
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG-1894-1024x990.jpg

Individual S’mores Cups – grab any seasonal peeps and make these year ’round!

Pumpkin Popcorn Station – Personalize toppings to your liking for a spooky movie night treat or a festive and fun addition to any party! Fill a pitcher or bowl with your favorite type of popcorn and top with a scoop, assemble bowls with “options” and scoops on a tray. Serve in festive little snack trays and enjoy!

  • popcorn
  • candy corn
  • crushed pretzels
  • peanuts 
  • gummy bears 
  • marshmallows 
  • Reese’s pieces

Apple Slice Sundae Station – Customize your apples, sauces and toppings for a delectable and seasonally fun snack or dessert!

  • apples apples – Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious (any kind will do)
  • chocolate and peanut butter sauce – (or whatever tickles your taste buds!)
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • mini M&Ms 
  • mini chocolate chips
  • shredded coconut 
  • toffee bits 
  • crushed Oreos
  • crushed pumpkin spice graham crackers (any graham cracker will do)

As a busy mom of four, I’ve found that with the constant hustle and bustle of everyday life it’s so easy to grab prepackaged snacks on the fly. Depending on the day I’m packing 1-3 school lunches and throwing snacks to my two-year-old son in between meals or a hold-me-over until the next big meal or before an activity. There are all different types of prepackaged snacks, from chips and granola bars to cookies and fruit snacks. I’ve been more conscious over the years with checking out the ingredients – I especially try to avoid really any food dyes. I have a daughter that is negatively affected by Red 40, so I personally try to avoid bringing anything into our home with that ingredient. I am also conscious of the sugar content in prepared snacks. Here is a recent haul I did to stock up for packing lunches and a busy grab-n-go season of life!

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  • Brainiac Brain Squeezers Applesauce was created by two dads plus a team of neurologists, nutritionists, and pediatricians. They are unsweetened with Omega-3 DHA/EPA and Choline and only have 2 grams of sugar.
  • GoGo SqueeZ Fruit & VeggieZ Applesauce Pouches with Pedal Pedal Peach, which is a nutritious blend of apples, peaches and sweet potatoes; and Speedy Strawberry, which is made from apples, strawberries and zucchini.
  • Mott’s Fruit Snacks are the only fruit snacks I have found that do not have Red 40 – I am conscious of certain ingredients as I have a kid who is negatively affected by them. Plus I generally try to stay away from products that have any kind of dyes.
  • Dot’s pretzels in my family’s opinion are the best brand of pretzels. My kids always ask for the “red bag” of pretzel snacks, but I am a fan of most of the other varieties that they offer.
  • Simply Chex is what I call a “fun snack” – it’s a less healthy option, but still not as bad as other snacks imo.
  • Goldfish – Original is another “fun snack,” but out of all the flavors, the original is the best option if you’re like me and try to stay away from artificial flavorings.
  • Sun-maid raisins with yogurt is a snack most of my kids like, and they’ll eat them plain, but I do like to switch out with the fun flavors like strawberry and vanilla.
  • Made Good granola bars offer the nutrients of a whole serving of veggies and are pretty tasty with their fun flavorings.
  • That’s It mini fruit bars are very simple, with just two ingredients and no added sugar. It’s an easy yes for me and kids love it because it’s simply fruit.
  • Bear fruit rolls are a great substitution for fruit roll ups…there is no added sugar and my kids love the collectible cards that come in each pack.
  • Airly crackers are not only made with whole grain oats and taste yummy, but they are also good for the environment too.
  • Junkless granola bars are so tasty, I’m not sure who likes them more – me or the kiddos. Plus they have a full serving of vegetables so that’s a win for sure.
  • Bobo’s are an interesting combination of a cookie and a granola bar. They are gluten- and dairy-free as well as organic and vegan too.
  • Mr. Beast Feastable cookies are low in sugar content, plant-based and GF; for me a better option over Keebler and Chips A-hoy brands.
  • Sunbelt Bakery granola bars have no preservatives in them and are made from whole grains.
  • Kodiak chewy bars and bites are very filling with the amount of protein, and the bites are a nice replacement for the popular Teddy Graham cookies.
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As a busy mom of four, I’ve found that with the constant hustle and bustle of everyday life it’s so easy to grab prepackaged snacks on the fly. Depending on the day I’m packing 1-3 school lunches and throwing snacks to my two-year-old son in between meals or a hold-me-over until the next big meal or before an activity. There are all different types of prepackaged snacks, from chips and granola bars to cookies and fruit snacks. I’ve been more conscious over the years with checking out the ingredients – I especially try to avoid really any food dyes. I have a daughter that is negatively affected by Red 40, so I personally try to avoid bringing anything into our home with that ingredient. I am also conscious of the sugar content in prepared snacks. Here is a recent haul I did to stock up for packing lunches and a busy grab-n-go season of life!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.
  • Brainiac Brain Squeezers Applesauce was created by two dads plus a team of neurologists, nutritionists, and pediatricians. They are unsweetened with Omega-3 DHA/EPA and Choline and only have 2 grams of sugar.
  • GoGo SqueeZ Fruit & VeggieZ Applesauce Pouches with Pedal Pedal Peach, which is a nutritious blend of apples, peaches and sweet potatoes; and Speedy Strawberry, which is made from apples, strawberries and zucchini.
  • Mott’s Fruit Snacks are the only fruit snacks I have found that do not have Red 40 – I am conscious of certain ingredients as I have a kid who is negatively affected by them. Plus I generally try to stay away from products that have any kind of dyes.
  • Dot’s pretzels in my family’s opinion are the best brand of pretzels. My kids always ask for the “red bag” of pretzel snacks, but I am a fan of most of the other varieties that they offer.
  • Simply Chex is what I call a “fun snack” – it’s a less healthy option, but still not as bad as other snacks imo.
  • Goldfish – Original is another “fun snack,” but out of all the flavors, the original is the best option if you’re like me and try to stay away from artificial flavorings.
  • Sun-maid raisins with yogurt is a snack most of my kids like, and they’ll eat them plain, but I do like to switch out with the fun flavors like strawberry and vanilla.
  • Made Good granola bars offer the nutrients of a whole serving of veggies and are pretty tasty with their fun flavorings.
  • That’s It mini fruit bars are very simple, with just two ingredients and no added sugar. It’s an easy yes for me and kids love it because it’s simply fruit.
  • Bear fruit rolls are a great substitution for fruit roll ups…there is no added sugar and my kids love the collectible cards that come in each pack.
  • Airly crackers are not only made with whole grain oats and taste yummy, but they are also good for the environment too.
  • Junkless granola bars are so tasty, I’m not sure who likes them more – me or the kiddos. Plus they have a full serving of vegetables so that’s a win for sure.
  • Bobo’s are an interesting combination of a cookie and a granola bar. They are gluten- and dairy-free as well as organic and vegan too.
  • Mr. Beast Feastable cookies are low in sugar content, plant-based and GF; for me a better option over Keebler and Chips A-hoy brands.
  • Sunbelt Bakery granola bars have no preservatives in them and are made from whole grains.
  • Kodiak chewy bars and bites are very filling with the amount of protein, and the bites are a nice replacement for the popular Teddy Graham cookies.

It’s that time of year again…the summer is coming to a close and another school year approaches. What an array of mixed emotions that emerges from both and parents and students – you know what time it is…back-to-school shopping! We’ve done most of our BTS clothes shopping already and we thought that we would share the best deals that we found along the way!

Target

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Target offers a variety of great options for back-to-school shopping when it comes to their clothes and shoes. Target’s Cat & Jack line has been one of my go-to’s for years, and you can’t beat the $5 deals on leggings and tees. The leggings with the durable knees are offered in so many colors and patterns, so mixing and matching outfits is always fun. There is always a great selection for both boys’ and girls’ styles and often doesn’t disappoint. Don’t forget to shop the $7.99+ backpack deal too!

Old Navy

Old Navy – Tee’s and leggings, polos and graphics, shorts, dress and active-wear, Old Navy has got it all for BTS clothes shopping, starting at just $5! Right now, shop 50% off back-to-school essentials for girls and boys!!

Under Armour

Under Armour – Oh.Em.Gee…so Kristy was doing her BTS shopping with her family and she texted me to let me know that she had walked out of UA with a haul (pictured above) of a pair of shoes, a hoodie, two shirts, and two pair of joggers and only spent a total of $80!!!! I couldn’t believe it – I asked if she could go back and grab my size! They are currently offering 25% off on school gear and backpacks at the time of this post.

Carter’s

Carter’s – If graphics are your kids’ jam, then Carters is the place to shop! No matter what theme your kid is into, Carter’s has it covered, from Mario and Hot Wheels to Spiderman and everything else. From plaids and florals to solids and other whimsical prints, Carter’s can be your one-stop-shop for your preschoolers and kindergartners. Right now, shop up to 50% off activewear, dresses and more during the Rule the School sale!

The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place – Fellicia’s kids wear uniforms at their schools, and she found the best deals at the Children’s Place for her elementary-aged students. She was able to find options for both the end-of-summer and spring months as well as the upcoming fall and winter months. The entire site is up to 75% off + grab an extra 20% off at checkout with code GIMME20

Kohl’s

Kohl’s – There was a lot to unpack when shopping at Kohl’s this past weekend. I have 4 kids that I am shopping for and the choices that were available were borderline overwhelming! For the boys, the Adidas section was so stocked with lots of goodies; tops, sweatshirts, matching outfits…even their accessories were impressive too. For my daughters, it felt like the options were endless and we found so many great deals on their Jumping Beans and SO brands! Grab 20% off backpacks and lunch bags and check out the clearance rack with up to 85% off deals!

Walmart

Walmart – I have to say that Walmart impressed me with all of their BTS clothing options! They have a lot of basics to mix and match and their Garanimals line is so nice for the younger crowd. I happened to stumble upon their Free Assembly line and I was so impressed with the options to choose from! My daughter received a hoodie from the Justice line for her birthday, so I had to check out their back-to-school options and they did not disappoint! The price point starting from $3.98 and new styles are hard to beat this year!

young girls bnd boys walking together

It’s that time of year again…the summer is coming to a close and another school year approaches. What an array of mixed emotions that emerges from both and parents and students – you know what time it is…back-to-school shopping! We’ve done most of our BTS clothes shopping already and we thought that we would share the best deals that we found along the way!

Target

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

Target offers a variety of great options for back-to-school shopping when it comes to their clothes and shoes. Target’s Cat & Jack line has been one of my go-to’s for years, and you can’t beat the $5 deals on leggings and tees. The leggings with the durable knees are offered in so many colors and patterns, so mixing and matching outfits is always fun. There is always a great selection for both boys’ and girls’ styles and often doesn’t disappoint. Don’t forget to shop the $7.99+ backpack deal too!

Old Navy

Old Navy – Tee’s and leggings, polos and graphics, shorts, dress and active-wear, Old Navy has got it all for BTS clothes shopping, starting at just $5! Right now, shop 50% off back-to-school essentials for girls and boys!!

Under Armour

Under Armour – Oh.Em.Gee…so Kristy was doing her BTS shopping with her family and she texted me to let me know that she had walked out of UA with a haul (pictured above) of a pair of shoes, a hoodie, two shirts, and two pair of joggers and only spent a total of $80!!!! I couldn’t believe it – I asked if she could go back and grab my size! They are currently offering 25% off on school gear and backpacks at the time of this post.

Carter’s

Carter’s – If graphics are your kids’ jam, then Carters is the place to shop! No matter what theme your kid is into, Carter’s has it covered, from Mario and Hot Wheels to Spiderman and everything else. From plaids and florals to solids and other whimsical prints, Carter’s can be your one-stop-shop for your preschoolers and kindergartners. Right now, shop up to 50% off activewear, dresses and more during the Rule the School sale!

The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place – Fellicia’s kids wear uniforms at their schools, and she found the best deals at the Children’s Place for her elementary-aged students. She was able to find options for both the end-of-summer and spring months as well as the upcoming fall and winter months. The entire site is up to 75% off + grab an extra 20% off at checkout with code GIMME20

Kohl’s

Kohl’s – There was a lot to unpack when shopping at Kohl’s this past weekend. I have 4 kids that I am shopping for and the choices that were available were borderline overwhelming! For the boys, the Adidas section was so stocked with lots of goodies; tops, sweatshirts, matching outfits…even their accessories were impressive too. For my daughters, it felt like the options were endless and we found so many great deals on their Jumping Beans and SO brands! Grab 20% off backpacks and lunch bags and check out the clearance rack with up to 85% off deals!

Walmart

Walmart – I have to say that Walmart impressed me with all of their BTS clothing options! They have a lot of basics to mix and match and their Garanimals line is so nice for the younger crowd. I happened to stumble upon their Free Assembly line and I was so impressed with the options to choose from! My daughter received a hoodie from the Justice line for her birthday, so I had to check out their back-to-school options and they did not disappoint! The price point starting from $3.98 and new styles are hard to beat this year!

Walmart+ is Walmart’s member subscription service that offers tons of benefits like free shipping on all orders (no minimum!), free delivery from your store, early access to special pricing and product launches, and so much more! If you’re not signed up yet, try it for free for 30 days here, and cancel at any time. Walmart+ Week coincided with Amazon Prime Day this year, and these deals were definitely awesome. Kristy grabbed a few items with her W+ membership – see her purchases below!

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The perfect purchase for summer! This lightweight hammock chair is great for lounging poolside, cheering on your kiddos at a sporting event, or curling up in the shade with a good book and a cold drink! It’s also ideal for camping or taking on-the-go, because it folds up nice and easy and is super simple to set back up.

This 6-bottle wine cooler is a classy addition to any home! Chill your favorite bottles with smart cooling technology and temperature controls. This makes a great gift…Kristy grabbed it for a wedding gift for her sister-in-law!

Kristy’s daughter loves Squishmallows – how cute is this kitty backpack?! It has a small zipper pouch in the back to keep little knick-knacks like chapstick or money, and it has backpack straps for easy carrying!

These lip balms are so sweet for your Squishmallows fan! These make a great stocking stuffer.

And this book is available for pre-order, but grab it now so you’ll be first in line to get it when it releases! Gift it to any Squishmallows lover for quick, encouraging doses of positivity and humor!

Kristy picks a different charity every year to support (check out our Poshmark Closet where proceeds get donated at the end of the year) and these Disney Squishmallows will make great gifts come this holiday season!

Kristy grabbed these stickers for teacher gifts – her daughter and son’s teachers love giving these out for rewards and encouragement! This is also great for the gift closet…you never know when you’ll need a last-minute gift, and stickers are always a fun idea.

These Super Mario Oreos were on preorder during W+ Week – and Kristy has a couple Super Mario fans in her house (did you see her son’s Super Mario-themed birthday party?!) that devoured them!

This LeapFrog Magic Adventures Microscope was a really popular item this year – it’s currently sold out. Kristy was only able to order it for pickup and then unfortunately had to cancel the order, but she’s keeping her eye out for it to come back in stock. Her kids love educational games like this, and the learning options with this one are endless!

Walmart+ is Walmart’s member subscription service that offers tons of benefits like free shipping on all orders (no minimum!), free delivery from your store, early access to special pricing and product launches, and so much more! If you’re not signed up yet, try it for free for 30 days here, and cancel at any time. Walmart+ Week coincided with Amazon Prime Day this year, and these deals were definitely awesome. Kristy grabbed a few items with her W+ membership – see her purchases below!

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

The perfect purchase for summer! This lightweight hammock chair is great for lounging poolside, cheering on your kiddos at a sporting event, or curling up in the shade with a good book and a cold drink! It’s also ideal for camping or taking on-the-go, because it folds up nice and easy and is super simple to set back up.

This 6-bottle wine cooler is a classy addition to any home! Chill your favorite bottles with smart cooling technology and temperature controls. This makes a great gift…Kristy grabbed it for a wedding gift for her sister-in-law!

Kristy’s daughter loves Squishmallows – how cute is this kitty backpack?! It has a small zipper pouch in the back to keep little knick-knacks like chapstick or money, and it has backpack straps for easy carrying!

These lip balms are so sweet for your Squishmallows fan! These make a great stocking stuffer.

And this book is available for pre-order, but grab it now so you’ll be first in line to get it when it releases! Gift it to any Squishmallows lover for quick, encouraging doses of positivity and humor!

Kristy picks a different charity every year to support (check out our Poshmark Closet where proceeds get donated at the end of the year) and these Disney Squishmallows will make great gifts come this holiday season!

Kristy grabbed these stickers for teacher gifts – her daughter and son’s teachers love giving these out for rewards and encouragement! This is also great for the gift closet…you never know when you’ll need a last-minute gift, and stickers are always a fun idea.

These Super Mario Oreos were on preorder during W+ Week – and Kristy has a couple Super Mario fans in her house (did you see her son’s Super Mario-themed birthday party?!) that devoured them!

This LeapFrog Magic Adventures Microscope was a really popular item this year – it’s currently sold out. Kristy was only able to order it for pickup and then unfortunately had to cancel the order, but she’s keeping her eye out for it to come back in stock. Her kids love educational games like this, and the learning options with this one are endless!

Prime Day ends today, and while we’re posting the best of the best Amazon deals on our Facebook, Telegram channel, and Amazon storefront, we’re also making sure to bring you top deals from some of our other favorite retailers like Walmart and Target! We’ve gathered up some of the best summer sales from big retailers and put them all in one place for you. See our list of summer sales below.

Walmart+ Week

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Shop savings at Walmart and get discounts on fashion, home, tech, back-to-school, and more!! Sign up for a W+ membership (get 50% off an annual membership for a limited time only)– you get free 2-day shipping and can cancel at any time! Shop W+ deals like:

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Shop all W+ Week deals here.

Target Circle Week

Shop Target’s Circle Week deals and save on clothing for the family, toys, tech & electronics, home essentials & furniture, and so much more!! Plus, sign up for a Target Red Card and receive 5% off your orders plus free shipping!

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Shop all of Target’s Circle Week deals here!!

Macy’s

It’s Black Friday in July! Shop deals on tons of items at Macy’s including:

Shop all Black Friday specials here!

Best Buy

Best Buy is also running July Black Friday specials! Shop deals like:

Shop all of Best Buy’s Black Friday deals here.

Old Navy

Stock up on summer essentials, back-to-school basics, and more at Old Navy! Grab 50% off everything during Cyber Summer.

Home Depot

Now is the time to upgrade all things around the house! Shop Super Savings at Home Depot including:

Shop all of Home Depot’s Super Savings here!

Wayfair

Get up to 60% off at Wayfair during the 72-hour Clearout!!

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Prime Day ends today, and while we’re posting the best of the best Amazon deals on our Facebook, Telegram channel, and Amazon storefront, we’re also making sure to bring you top deals from some of our other favorite retailers like Walmart and Target! We’ve gathered up some of the best summer sales from big retailers and put them all in one place for you. See our list of summer sales below.

Walmart+ Week

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Shop savings at Walmart and get discounts on fashion, home, tech, back-to-school, and more!! Sign up for a W+ membership (get 50% off an annual membership for a limited time only)– you get free 2-day shipping and can cancel at any time! Shop W+ deals like:

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Shop all W+ Week deals here.

Target Circle Week

Shop Target’s Circle Week deals and save on clothing for the family, toys, tech & electronics, home essentials & furniture, and so much more!! Plus, sign up for a Target Red Card and receive 5% off your orders plus free shipping!

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Shop all of Target’s Circle Week deals here!!

Macy’s

It’s Black Friday in July! Shop deals on tons of items at Macy’s including:

Shop all Black Friday specials here!

Best Buy

Best Buy is also running July Black Friday specials! Shop deals like:

Shop all of Best Buy’s Black Friday deals here.

Old Navy

Stock up on summer essentials, back-to-school basics, and more at Old Navy! Grab 50% off everything during Cyber Summer.

Home Depot

Now is the time to upgrade all things around the house! Shop Super Savings at Home Depot including:

Shop all of Home Depot’s Super Savings here!

Wayfair

Get up to 60% off at Wayfair during the 72-hour Clearout!!

If you’ve had enough of the cold weather and the shorter days of sunlight, a tropical beach vacation may be just what you need. If your trip to paradise is already planned, it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear! And if you’re still only dreaming of warmer weather, maybe these dreamy beach looks will be the inspiration you need to get that vacation booked! See these bright, beautiful bathing suit looks from Walmart below.

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A fashion-forward bathing suit, a cute coverup, a beachy tote bag, a stylish pair of sandals, and a floppy sun hat or sleek watch will have you ready to lay back in your lounge chair beside the waves and soak up the sun (or nap in the shade, if that’s more your thing). Just add a piña colada and you are set for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Play some beach games, take a dip in the water, or have a sandy photoshoot…whatever vacation activity you choose, you’ll look good doing it.

Shop the Vacation Looks

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals
Chevron Tote Bag
Chevron Tote Bag
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Black Dot Coverup
Black Dot Coverup
Straw Sunhat
Straw Sunhat
Strappy Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Striped Straw Bag
Striped Straw Bag
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Floral Kimono
Floral Kimono
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Watch
Watch
Snakeskin One Piece
Snakeskin One Piece
Pull-On Shorts
Pull-On Shorts
Knit Tunic
Knit Tunic
an island with cottages and beach chairs

If you’ve had enough of the cold weather and the shorter days of sunlight, a tropical beach vacation may be just what you need. If your trip to paradise is already planned, it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear! And if you’re still only dreaming of warmer weather, maybe these dreamy beach looks will be the inspiration you need to get that vacation booked! See these bright, beautiful bathing suit looks from Walmart below.

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

A fashion-forward bathing suit, a cute coverup, a beachy tote bag, a stylish pair of sandals, and a floppy sun hat or sleek watch will have you ready to lay back in your lounge chair beside the waves and soak up the sun (or nap in the shade, if that’s more your thing). Just add a piña colada and you are set for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Play some beach games, take a dip in the water, or have a sandy photoshoot…whatever vacation activity you choose, you’ll look good doing it.

Shop the Vacation Looks

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals
Chevron Tote Bag
Chevron Tote Bag
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Black Dot Coverup
Black Dot Coverup
Straw Sunhat
Straw Sunhat
Strappy Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Striped Straw Bag
Striped Straw Bag
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Floral Kimono
Floral Kimono
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Watch
Watch
Snakeskin One Piece
Snakeskin One Piece
Pull-On Shorts
Pull-On Shorts
Knit Tunic
Knit Tunic

Setting healthy habits from a young age can help kids fall in love with being active and taking care of themselves and lead to living healthier lives as adults. Getting them involved in sports, dance classes, or any kind of physical activity that they may enjoy is a great way to keep them stimulated and strong! To help motivate them, grab some stylish activewear that they’ll be begging to put on before the next big game, competition, or at-home workout with the fam. See these adorable athletic looks for girls and boys from Walmart below.

Activewear for Girls

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Fleece and velour are the perfect winter fabrics. They’ll keep her snug and warm whether she’s joining in on a workout with mom or just hanging around the house practicing her dance moves on a snow day! Grab a 2-piece set or a few separates and let her have fun mixing and matching. She’ll certainly be the most fashionable fitness babe around.

Shop Girls' Activewear

Zip-Up Hoodie
Zip-Up Hoodie
Leopard Leggings
Leopard Leggings
Graphic Fleece Set
Graphic Fleece Set
Velour Tracksuit
Velour Tracksuit
Floral Leggings
Floral Leggings
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Joggers
Fleece Joggers
Hoodie and Leggings Set
Hoodie and Leggings Set
Zip-Up Hoodie
Zip-Up Hoodie
Leopard Leggings
Leopard Leggings
Graphic Fleece Set
Graphic Fleece Set
Velour Tracksuit
Velour Tracksuit
Floral Leggings
Floral Leggings
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Joggers
Fleece Joggers
Hoodie and Leggings Set
Hoodie and Leggings Set

Activewear for Boys

And he’ll be the most stylish sports guru on the field or on the block with these suave looks. Play with patterns or make a statement with colorblock pieces…any of these digs will have him stepping up his athletic and his fashion game.

Shop Boys' Activewear

Sherpa Hoodie
Sherpa Hoodie
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Tricot Pants
Tricot Pants
Tech Fleece Set
Tech Fleece Set
Fleece Camo Set
Fleece Camo Set
2-Pack Sweatpants
2-Pack Sweatpants
Colorblock Joggers
Colorblock Joggers
Tech Fleece Jacket
Tech Fleece Jacket
Sherpa Hoodie
Sherpa Hoodie
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Tricot Pants
Tricot Pants
Tech Fleece Set
Tech Fleece Set
Fleece Camo Set
Fleece Camo Set
2-Pack Sweatpants
2-Pack Sweatpants
Colorblock Joggers
Colorblock Joggers
Tech Fleece Jacket
Tech Fleece Jacket

If you need some new shoes to complement their new athletic gear, check out these sneakers for the entire family. And if mama is looking for a workout wardrobe update, see these fresh winter styles.

Thanks for reading! Which of these athletic looks do you love for your littles? Let us know xo.

Setting healthy habits from a young age can help kids fall in love with being active and taking care of themselves and lead to living healthier lives as adults. Getting them involved in sports, dance classes, or any kind of physical activity that they may enjoy is a great way to keep them stimulated and strong! To help motivate them, grab some stylish activewear that they’ll be begging to put on before the next big game, competition, or at-home workout with the fam. See these adorable athletic looks for girls and boys from Walmart below.

Activewear for Girls

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

Fleece and velour are the perfect winter fabrics. They’ll keep her snug and warm whether she’s joining in on a workout with mom or just hanging around the house practicing her dance moves on a snow day! Grab a 2-piece set or a few separates and let her have fun mixing and matching. She’ll certainly be the most fashionable fitness babe around.

Shop Girls' Activewear

Zip-Up Hoodie
Zip-Up Hoodie
Leopard Leggings
Leopard Leggings
Graphic Fleece Set
Graphic Fleece Set
Velour Tracksuit
Velour Tracksuit
Floral Leggings
Floral Leggings
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Joggers
Fleece Joggers
Hoodie and Leggings Set
Hoodie and Leggings Set
Zip-Up Hoodie
Zip-Up Hoodie
Leopard Leggings
Leopard Leggings
Graphic Fleece Set
Graphic Fleece Set
Velour Tracksuit
Velour Tracksuit
Floral Leggings
Floral Leggings
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Hoodie
Fleece Joggers
Fleece Joggers
Hoodie and Leggings Set
Hoodie and Leggings Set

Activewear for Boys

And he’ll be the most stylish sports guru on the field or on the block with these suave looks. Play with patterns or make a statement with colorblock pieces…any of these digs will have him stepping up his athletic and his fashion game.

Shop Boys' Activewear

Sherpa Hoodie
Sherpa Hoodie
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Tricot Pants
Tricot Pants
Tech Fleece Set
Tech Fleece Set
Fleece Camo Set
Fleece Camo Set
2-Pack Sweatpants
2-Pack Sweatpants
Colorblock Joggers
Colorblock Joggers
Tech Fleece Jacket
Tech Fleece Jacket
Sherpa Hoodie
Sherpa Hoodie
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
Tricot Pants
Tricot Pants
Tech Fleece Set
Tech Fleece Set
Fleece Camo Set
Fleece Camo Set
2-Pack Sweatpants
2-Pack Sweatpants
Colorblock Joggers
Colorblock Joggers
Tech Fleece Jacket
Tech Fleece Jacket

If you need some new shoes to complement their new athletic gear, check out these sneakers for the entire family. And if mama is looking for a workout wardrobe update, see these fresh winter styles.

Thanks for reading! Which of these athletic looks do you love for your littles? Let us know xo.

If this holiday season has you hosting family and friends from out of town, giving your guests a comfortable, feels-like-home place to stay is a breeze! If you’re limited on space but happen to have a spare room, turn it into a guest room/home office so you can make the most of the space you do have. See this bright, beautiful refresh from Walmart below.

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Keep your color scheme bright and vibrant with a few bold accents to make the room feel comfortable yet contemporary. Grays and whites with pops of bright blue are welcoming and rejuvenating like a breath of fresh air, while gold details make the room feel rich and luxurious. Grab a few staple pieces of furniture like a convertible futon, a small desk, a cubed storage organizer, nesting tables, and a fun desk chair. Add a statement floor lamp, an artificial plant for a touch of liveliness, a solid color area rug that complements your color arrangement, and a simple wall mirror to make the room feel cozy. Complete the look with faux fur throw pillows, a couple of succulents, foldable storage cubes, a geometric design piece, a candle, and an old-fashioned alarm clock to give the space charm. Now you have a room that’s clean and organized for getting work done, or a place for guests to stay where they’ll feel like royalty.

Shop the Guest Room/Home Office

Alarm Clock
Alarm Clock
Candle
Candle
Geometric Table Accent
Geometric Table Accent
Storage Cubes
Storage Cubes
Succulent Set
Succulent Set
Faux Fur Throw Pillows
Faux Fur Throw Pillows
Wall Mirror
Wall Mirror
Area Rug
Area Rug
Artificial Plant
Artificial Plant
Floor Lamp
Floor Lamp
Velvet Desk Chair
Velvet Desk Chair
Nesting Tables
Nesting Tables
Cubed Storage Organizer
Cubed Storage Organizer
Desk
Desk
Convertible Futon
Convertible Futon

If this holiday season has you hosting family and friends from out of town, giving your guests a comfortable, feels-like-home place to stay is a breeze! If you’re limited on space but happen to have a spare room, turn it into a guest room/home office so you can make the most of the space you do have. See this bright, beautiful refresh from Walmart below.

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

Keep your color scheme bright and vibrant with a few bold accents to make the room feel comfortable yet contemporary. Grays and whites with pops of bright blue are welcoming and rejuvenating like a breath of fresh air, while gold details make the room feel rich and luxurious. Grab a few staple pieces of furniture like a convertible futon, a small desk, a cubed storage organizer, nesting tables, and a fun desk chair. Add a statement floor lamp, an artificial plant for a touch of liveliness, a solid color area rug that complements your color arrangement, and a simple wall mirror to make the room feel cozy. Complete the look with faux fur throw pillows, a couple of succulents, foldable storage cubes, a geometric design piece, a candle, and an old-fashioned alarm clock to give the space charm. Now you have a room that’s clean and organized for getting work done, or a place for guests to stay where they’ll feel like royalty.

Shop the Guest Room/Home Office

Alarm Clock
Alarm Clock
Candle
Candle
Geometric Table Accent
Geometric Table Accent
Storage Cubes
Storage Cubes
Succulent Set
Succulent Set
Faux Fur Throw Pillows
Faux Fur Throw Pillows
Wall Mirror
Wall Mirror
Area Rug
Area Rug
Artificial Plant
Artificial Plant
Floor Lamp
Floor Lamp
Velvet Desk Chair
Velvet Desk Chair
Nesting Tables
Nesting Tables
Cubed Storage Organizer
Cubed Storage Organizer
Desk
Desk
Convertible Futon
Convertible Futon

You know when you’re wearing a super cute outfit but it’s absolutely freezing out and you have to cover it up with a bulky winter jacket? It’s such a little problem but it’s so annoying when you’ve put a lot of work into your #ootd. Well, we have a solution! Make your jacket your gorgeous statement piece and then you can stay warm while still looking fashionable. Shop these beautiful budget-friendly winter jackets from Walmart below.

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Belted Puffer Vest | Belted Peacoat | Hooded Anorak | Faux Sherpa Jacket | Lightweight Anorak | Faux Fur Coat | Hooded Puffer Coat | Faux Wool Coat | Quilted Puffer Coat | Oversized Cocoon Coat

Whatever your style preference, Walmart has a stunning statement jacket that you’re not going to want to take off, even once you’re inside. Shop by style:

Sophisticated – An oversized cocoon coat, a faux wool coat, a faux fur coat, and a belted peacoat are classic, sophisticated options.

Chic – A belted puffer vest, a hooded anorak, and faux sherpa jacket are contemporary, chic choices.

Sporty – A lightweight anorak, a quilted puffer coat, and a hooded puffer coat are perfect for a sporty, athletic look.

Shop Outerwear for Her

Oversized Cocoon Coat
Oversized Cocoon Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Lightweight Anorak
Lightweight Anorak
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Hooded Anorak
Hooded Anorak
Belted Peacoat
Belted Peacoat
Belted Puffer Vest
Belted Puffer Vest
Oversized Cocoon Coat
Oversized Cocoon Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Lightweight Anorak
Lightweight Anorak
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Hooded Anorak
Hooded Anorak
Belted Peacoat
Belted Peacoat
Belted Puffer Vest
Belted Puffer Vest

You know when you’re wearing a super cute outfit but it’s absolutely freezing out and you have to cover it up with a bulky winter jacket? It’s such a little problem but it’s so annoying when you’ve put a lot of work into your #ootd. Well, we have a solution! Make your jacket your gorgeous statement piece and then you can stay warm while still looking fashionable. Shop these beautiful budget-friendly winter jackets from Walmart below.

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

Belted Puffer Vest | Belted Peacoat | Hooded Anorak | Faux Sherpa Jacket | Lightweight Anorak | Faux Fur Coat | Hooded Puffer Coat | Faux Wool Coat | Quilted Puffer Coat | Oversized Cocoon Coat

Whatever your style preference, Walmart has a stunning statement jacket that you’re not going to want to take off, even once you’re inside. Shop by style:

Sophisticated – An oversized cocoon coat, a faux wool coat, a faux fur coat, and a belted peacoat are classic, sophisticated options.

Chic – A belted puffer vest, a hooded anorak, and faux sherpa jacket are contemporary, chic choices.

Sporty – A lightweight anorak, a quilted puffer coat, and a hooded puffer coat are perfect for a sporty, athletic look.

Shop Outerwear for Her

Oversized Cocoon Coat
Oversized Cocoon Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Lightweight Anorak
Lightweight Anorak
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Hooded Anorak
Hooded Anorak
Belted Peacoat
Belted Peacoat
Belted Puffer Vest
Belted Puffer Vest
Oversized Cocoon Coat
Oversized Cocoon Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Quilted Puffer Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Faux Wool Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Hooded Puffer Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Faux Fur Coat
Lightweight Anorak
Lightweight Anorak
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Faux Sherpa Jacket
Hooded Anorak
Hooded Anorak
Belted Peacoat
Belted Peacoat
Belted Puffer Vest
Belted Puffer Vest