You guys I am so EXCITED for today’s post as it is my first one collaborating with a company I love and believe in while also getting to have fun and time with my family whom also enjoys the efforts and clothing from this online store that helps put paint and paper in our school art rooms to drums and recorders in music classrooms and more. Who is this online company?
Schoola! They are an online clothing site that was started by and ran by a former teacher and principal named Stacey Boyd that felt that learning subjects in schools such as math or foreign languages had a direct correlation with subjects such as art and physical education and that these help those students struggling. However, we all know how funding and cutting of schools are these days and sometimes extra curricular activities such as art or music get the cuts, so to speak and this is where Schoola is passionate about stepping in and making a difference, but it wouldn’t be without one woman and schools vision and yours.
So how can you help? See below! (After all the bunches of adorable photos!)
As the hoodie on my husband suggests and as you have learned above, there is a great need to SAVE our schools from cuts in areas that children need such as art, music, library, etc. As a former teacher myself, I know how important it is for some children to use painting or coloring as a form of expression or release from stress from the everyday learning of academics as I was one of those students myself, so to cut this from schools would be devastating.
So how do you help?
First of all you go here to Schoola’s main website and check them out. Schoola sends you a bag with your purchased item to donate gently or new clothing and 40% of the sales from these items they sale for you will help a school of your choice raise money. What a neat idea! You don’t even have to make a purchase, just request a postage paid bag to send your items off to them. Or you can make a purchase with the $20 credit you get from me when joining up for the first time and I get a $20 credit and you and I can both shop and help a school out with sending 40% of the profit made to a school of choice.
SO there is a win, win here… you can donate your gently and or new clothes to Schoola and help relieve your closet of items you no longer need or wear while knowing you help a school in need out and you also can shop gently or new items to be sent to you with 40% of the proceeds going to a school needed those extra funds.
Now for the products sent to my family and our little continuation of our fun snow day outing and “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up.
My kiddos and I were sent the following items and a few of them still had tags on them so this made it even better as I love the brands that were sent as well, so let’s dive in:
Our 7 year old, Nevaeh loves dresses lately. When I mentioned this to the lovely team over at Schoola, this is what they sent, new with Gymboree tags. This dress was orignally $34.95, but with schoola you would have found it at a much lower rate. The dress is a size 8 and while Nevaeh is in 7’s this will fit her well into the spring, summer and maybe next years warm months. This dress was in excellent condition too when it came.
I received this lovely heart prints cardigan sweater that I AM in LOVE with! In fact I wore it and styled it for this post in celebration of Valentines day and styled it through out this post with my family. The sweater came gently used with no tags and in PERFECT condition. You can’t see it in the above photo but the colors were not faded and it almost seemed like this had never been worn or washed before as it looked and smelled new and it was the perfect fit.
You can see how Nevaeh and I styled our new items:
My Elizabeth (age 2) also received a new with tags Gymboree sweater cardigan.
This cardigan has a shimmery sparkle to it and is brand new. The size sent was a 4T so that it can fit her well into next year as well. Where Elizabeth is small and in 3T now this sweater was a bit big on her and hid her hands without sleeves being rolled up a million times. You can see through out this post that her sleeves became unrolled several times through the shoot, so a good mending should help that til next year when hopefully she will fill the cardigan out more.
My son’s received the following items:
My 3 year old, Alexander received this Baby Gap 4T top that he has worn several times as it is comfortable and fits him perfectly. It did not come with tags, but is in perfect condition.
Alexander also received this top, brand new with Carters tags and sticker on front and it also fit him comfortably. This top was a size 3T but looked to big for my 2 year old Max, so Xander will give it a few more wears before it passes to Max.
I loved that my 2 year old Max got layering pieces as the turtleneck could be worn alone or with other clothing items in his wardrobe or with this cute polo vest. Both were gently used and the Polo vest is a Ralph Lauren at that. This little handsome number was too cute on him too.
What did my hubby and kids receive as well:
A hoodie, tee,backpack and lunch box filled with crayons and sunglasses…the whole SHABANG when you think of school! Now what a neat way to promote ways to help save schools as well and the kids get a kick and joy out of the crayons and glasses too.
Lastly, we received a bag to place our own gently used or new cloths into to mail, postage free and paid for by Schoola, back to Schoola so someone else can enjoy our items and help save schools.
So what are you waiting for?
What was your favorite “specials” class in school and why?
So tell me what would you buy from Schoola with your $20 credit after signing up first time?
Mine: Cardigan: c/o Schoola,similar//Top: JC Penny,similar//Pants: Mossimo, similiar//Shoes: Jessica Simpson, similiar//Necklace: Mint Julep Boutique, sold out, similar// X ring: Gorjana c/o via Rocksbox, similar
See how else I have styled my cardigan here
Have you entered to receive a $25 credit e-card for a wood watch from JORD? If not go here.
Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up
Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
Meet your co-host Lauren of Earth to Style
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Now on to the featured five bloggers from last week:
Kelsey shared a new to me way of stlying together patterns and textures. See look here.
Amy shares what street style has recently meant for her in terms of styling and I just loved reading about her experience. Read here.
Shauna mixes navy and black so well, don’t you think? See here.
I loved Sherries tips on dressing in a dress when plus sized (like myself, depending on the brand or clothing article) and I loved her input and lovely Valentines look. Read tips.
I loved Lindseys reminder to change things up a bit even in make up for day to date night. See her preferences in makeup/beauty and looks here.
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