FabKids August 2014

I have to admit I did a little happy dance when I find out I was going to get a preview of something from the August 2014 collection of FabKids clothing. I did another little happy dance when I realized it was this funky cool dress that is completely on trend. Just another perk of being a FabMom Brand Ambassador.


Like so many other FabKids pieces, the Ikat Dress, features some nice details like a hot pink zipper on the back and darting in the bodice. I believe the pattern is based off of ikat, an Indonesian dyeing technique used to pattern textiles, and looks like abstract hearts. This “tribal” type look is right up my alley, as far as fashion goes, and my daughter asked to wear it the second she spotted it.

Paired with a pop a color, like these lime green FabKids Fab Soft Leggings, it is going to be a great look for fall and even into winter with some boots. The fabric is a little on the thick side so I think it will great for when the weather starts to cool down. Since my daughter is a little petite, I prefer the cuts that are more fitted on her but I think this style would be flattering on a variety of body shapes.

This dress was a size up on my daughter and a little large for her at this time but should be a better fit as the weather cools down. If you are looking to wear the dress sooner rather than later, I’d order the exact size of your little girl.

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Check out all the outfits FabKids has to offer and your first outfit is just $15 plus free shipping! They have sales and specials throughout the year (in fact I just bought 3 dresses for $20 including shipping). I am personally looking forward to seeing the fall pants outfits for girls since my daughter has been enjoying the FabKids pants she already has. Don’t forget to check out their selection of shoes, too.

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A little trivia for you! Do you know where the cash register was invented? I’ll give you a hint; it’s where the pop top can, carbonless copy paper, and the airplane where invented. The were all invented right here in Dayton, Ohio! The Riverscape area in downtown Dayton has some fun sculptures commemorating some of them like this cash register and a six pack of pop top cans. Turns out Dayton has had more inventions per capita than any city in the United States.

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Lessontrek: Online Homeschool Lesson Planning Tool


I was given the opportunity to have a family member try out this homeschool lesson plan website. Lessontrek.com features include a lesson tracker, grade recording, printable options, secure information service, and copy/paste options between weeks. As a new service, there are still many features in development such as a gradebook, sharing subjects across students and attendance tracking.

Lessontrek.com has a responsive costumer support system but you do need to be somewhat tech savvy to take full advantage of the features in this lesson plan template system.

My sister-in-law homeschools five children from high school to kindergarten. Lessontrek.com also proved to be a little tricky when trying to see all the grades and activities for one day at the same time. It may be best for families developing homeschool lesson plans for children close in age or 1-2 children. For another review of how to use the lesson plans features click here.

Are you interested in trying it for yourself?

Lessontrek would like to offer ALL of my readers 50% off a 1 year subscriptions. This will make their program very affordable for even tight budgets. Families can get a full year access to Lessontrek for just $30. You just need to click the $60 yearly and enter the code 2IOL50 in the Payment Info section. Your credit card will be charged $30 for a full year and then renew for $60 each year thereafter.


*I was compensated for this review. All opinions are my own and that of my contributors.