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Baby it’s cold outside!!

The temperature has finally begun to drop below 45 degrees at night here. I have brought all of my plants in front the patio, and I have covered my fruit trees to protect them from the frost. I even had to make the kids wear jackets to school in the morning. My youngest complained that his hands were cold. Yes, it’s cold outside.

I always have jackets for the kids, but hats, gloves, and scarves are easily outgrown with every changing season and year. So of course when I noticed the thermostat drop I knew it was going to be time to go find some new gloves, hats, and scarves.

Lucky for me The Boy’s Store has excellent options that do not require me to go to the store. Because let’s face it, I am busy enough this time of year. So I opened my browser and typed in that URL I know and love, TheBoysStore.com. Sure enough, the accessories section is already stocked for winter. Between brands like Melton, Tiny Whales, and Sublime Designs I am ready for those below freezing temperatures.

Boys Striped Infinity Scarf by Sublime Designs: This adorable infinity scarf features blue and white stripes, it is a cotton and Polyester blend, and it is perfect for colder temperatures. Available in other colors Sublime designs is also incredibly affordable, only $8.oo each!

Boys’ Knitted Gloves by Melton: For only $7.00 these gloves are worth their weight in gold! available in different colors and styles this multi-colored option is stylish and fun. They are also incredibly sturdy and comfortable.

Boys’ Permanent Vacation Pom Pom Beanie by Tiny Whales: Are you looking for some whimsy and fun with your beanie this winter? Look no further. This Permanent Vacation pompom is fun, whimsical, and oh so warm! 

 

Winter Wonderland: Snow Forts

The weather has been a little wacky out here on the west coast. For the first time in a LONG time we have rain, and in some places, snow! That means kids of all ages are out enjoying the wonderful white stuff and all the crazy outdoor activities it offers up. All of you midwesterners and east coasters may be thinking we are a little over excited, but when it happens as often as it does it is certainly something to celebrate.

We have enjoyed some fun and outrageous snowman building, snowball fights, and snow angel making. But the one we have yet to try, since it requires more snow than we currently have, is a snow fort. Our goal is to head further north to a higher elevation so the kids can experience some true snow. When we do that we are very excited to try to build a snow fort. We have even looked up some interesting ideas. This one is a bit over ambitious for us. But the foundation is solid, and it brings to mind that we want to use some form of a mold or uniform building block style to make the fort sound. That is why we went looking at snow molds. We even found one that we are ordering for our big trip.

Snow forts

This little kit will help us to create a good solid foundation that will eventually turn in to a snow fort we can be proud of. It is a little pricey for an item we will probably only use once a year, but it is for a fun once in a lifetime experience we want our kids to have with us so we have justified the price. We are very excited to use it and play for hours in the snow (or at least until the youngest starts to complain!) We hope that no matter where you are you are enjoying a little piece of a winter wonderland as well!

Winter is coming: Gloves and Mittens in stock

Winter is coming. So it is definitely time to make sure your kids are prepared. No they don’t need to fight whitewalkers (sorry huge Game of Thrones fan here) but they will need to keep their little hands warm. If your kids are anything like mine their hands probably get cold pretty quickly, but if they are also anything like my kids they will lose at least one of every pair of gloves and mittens you buy them. Which is why I stock up. Every kid has at least two pairs of gloves and one pair of mittens in my house. That way if they lose one, they have a backup. If they leave one pair somewhere, they still have a backup. The Boy’s Store has some fantastic gloves and mittens, they are comfy, cozy, and actually look cool enough for your kids to want to wear them.

Boys’ Knitted Gloves by Melton: These multi-colored gloves are fun, warm, and soft. They will take a beating and keep on ticking. Wash at home in cold water inside out, and line dry.

Gloves and Mittens - colorful gloves

Boys’ Knitted Gloves by Melton: Available in grey or black, they pair well with almost everything. So you won’t need to worry about buying a pair that matches every coat your kid owns.

Gloves and Mittens - dark gray

Tuff Kookooshka Boys’ Fleece Mittens: Fleece mittens. Need I say more? These things are so soft you will be tempted to steal them from your kids. Available in red, slate, brown, and navy.

Gloves and Mittens - red mittens