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Sweater Season: The Boy’s Store Edition

Sweater season is now upon us. I love sweater season, not just because it is comfortable and warm, but also because I love seeing my little man all dapper and handsome in his sweet little sweaters. He loves to wear sweaters and loves a nice cardigan. I know one day his style will change, but at this fun in-between a toddler and a big kid stage he loves to dress like an adult in a little boys body. Thankfully, The Boy’s Store pretty fantastic sweaters for him to choose from.

Little Boys’ Waffle Weave Cardigan by Appaman:

This adorable sweater is perfect for a dress-up event, family photos, or if your little guy has a love of all things Mr. Rogers. Pair it with a great little bow-tie for some extra style!

Gray cardigan the sweater season staple item

Boys’ Mercer Sweater by Appaman:

The perfect pullover sweater for the fall and winter seasons. It works well as an extra layer on a cool day, a fancy top, or a casual yet sophisticated look. Pair it with jeans to dress it down and slacks to dress it up. The options are limitless.

Navy sweater season versatility

Little Boys’ Zip-up Cardigan by Appaman:

A zip-up cardigan makes for an easy day. It goes up and down with ease allowing your boys to layer up on cool days. Best of all, it is currently on sale for only $5. Hurry in!

A little yellow brightness on this cardigan for sweater season

Easy Meals: One Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

I love it when a meal comes together. When you have two working parents in one household it can make for a crazy schedule, which will lead to even crazier nights. I try to make sure that my family eats well. But that can be a struggle. I try to stick to simple ideas during the week. This week it is all about one pan or one dish recipes. The less clean up the better, the less work the better, and the less time to worry about it all the better!

Chicken is a simple fix. It can be made in so many unique and special ways, you can literally eat chicken every day of the week and never eat it the same way twice. I recently wanted to branch out with my chicken meals so I did a deep Pinterest dive, and I have found gold!

Thank you to The Recipe Critic for such a delicious and easy idea: one pan crispy parmesan garlic chicken and veggies. This dish has been a hit and I am loving it. The recipe is so fantastic it is hard to make it better. I simply switched out the parmesan bread crumbs for a gluten free version, because hello allergies, and the dish was still a huge hit. It also is a great meal for lunch at work the next day!

So be sure to head on over to The Recipe Critic for the full tutorial. You will be glad you did!

Best Books: Roller Girl

Books are wonderful, but many of today’s youth find it boring. Publishers and writers are fighting back, using different ways to get kids more interested in reading. One fantastic way is by creating more graphic novels. Graphic novels are not a new innovation, on the contrary they have been around for nearly 100 years. Many associate graphic novels with comic books. But graphic novels can be so much more. They can contain entire stories of nearly 500 pages, fantastic plot lines, and incredible images that make the story even more fantastic.

Young adult novelists have picked up on this hit and have revamped entire series as graphic novels. While others have created entirely new series utilizing this incredible tool. Graphic novels allow for a very visual immersive experience. Teens and pre-teens love this. Now you can find novels that schools will teach and carry that are aimed at bringing that non-reader in to the library.

This month we want to highlight an incredible coming-of age novel that boys and girls have turned to as their own. Roller Girl is a great story about Astrid. It highlights the trials and tribulations fo middle-school, and it shows the joyful and not so joyful moments of friendship during this time. Best of all, it gives an incredible outlet for Astrid to explore her feelings and fears: roller derby. Boys and girls will love the fantastic action and both will understand and appreciate middle-school scenarios played out in the novel.