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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Got Football/Soccer?



You know how your SO tells you stories about the good old days? You kinda look at him like, "Sure you were a phenomenal basketball player." Or, "Yeah! I believe you that you hung out with so and so." We all know how men love to embellish to impress their ladies. The thing is with my SO, the stories all turn out to be true. He told me how great he was in college playing ball until he blew out his knee. I gave him that "yeah, right" look - then I had to pick my jaw up off the ground the first time I actually saw him play. He told me stories about the music industry and I kinda believed him. Then he would come over with pictures from video shoots or rough cuts of songs from huge stars after he left the studio. I then just took him at his word with his stories.

One day he told me about his childhood homeboys that played soccer...or football, as we call it in the islands. Two brothers, from Jamaica, that were amazing at football. The SO got that glint in his eye as he started his story and I have to admit: old habits die hard. I thought what craziness is he about to tell me now? And then he hit me with it. One of the brothers, he said, had started a clothing line. Yeah, right! A Jamaican football player had a clothing line? I had so many questions. (My immediate thought was that we had to support the business venture but I had to know how good it really was.) And so the questions began. What kind of clothing line? Did he carry women's clothing? Did he carry children's clothes? Was there a storefront? Did he ship? Did the SO have any pieces? Was there a website? In the usual SO manner, there were a whole lot of I don't know's, I think so's, I'll have to ask him's and the infamous blank stare. He did know that it was football based and it was called Futbolr (though he didn't know the exact spelling at the time.) Without the correct spelling and any pieces in the SO's closet for me to inspect, Futbolr quickly left my short shopping list.

About three months later, a package arrived for the SO. Inside was the hottest pull-over hoodie I had ever seen in my life. I wanted one. He quickly put it on and the front was emblazoned with "Futbolr." I. Was. Jealous. Where as mine? It was so soft, cozy and warm. I couldn't stop touching it and could not hide my jealousy. When I asked where was my hoodie, the SO laughed and said they didn't make them for women. I didn't find it funny and quickly went to the website with the correct spelling in hand. What his childhood homeboy was gonna do was make me something!!! No such luck. Not only had they not had hoodies in my size, all the women's stuff was sold out in my size. I was so depressed. I quickly got an attitude every time I saw the SO in his hoodie or anything else that he got from Futbolr. (I'm an only child. I understand that I have issues.) Anywho, I would check the website from time to time but my size would always be gone in items I wanted.

As luck would have it, this year when I asked the Sun what kind of birthday party he wanted, he said he wanted a soccer party. He was turning three, so I made sure to ask him several times over the course of two months. His answer was always the same. It was decided. A football party it would be. Of course, on the top of my To Do List was the wardrobe for my little family. I went online to www.Futbolr.com and put in an order for the Sun, the SO and myself. I got the package and was elated.

Here's the thing that I haven't mentioned yet: I am one of the women that just so happens to be little enough to wear children's clothing. While perusing the children's section of Futbolr I noticed there was not a single shred of pink! Not even a little a little peep of pink. Good stuff. Now there was pink in the women's section but you can't win every battle against pink - then I wouldn't have a blog! I now can say that I am the proud owner of women's and children's pieces from Futbolr. I am not a huge football fan, but I am a sports fan. We love the pieces that we have. I dress up my pieces, as well, with heels just as easily as I wear them with sneakers. The quality is amazing. I have not had a problem with any shrinkage or color fading after washing (I do use premium, all green detergents). I love the logo and designs. And I feel that there is a special surprise on each shirt that I have received because there has also been a logo or design on the backs of the shirts not shown on the site. Allow me to show you a small sample of Futbolr!

This first piece is from the women's line. It is so clever that I had to have it. Ladies that are into martial arts, boxing, mixed martial arts can appreciate it as well! It is on sale at this very moment for $16, but that will end on 7/8/12. Hurry!




Now for an example of  a children's item that I purchased in XL. It happens to be my favorite because it is red, white and black - the colors of the Trinidadian flag. Check out the screen on the back. I love it! It is also 20% off until 7/8/12!



Lastly, I will leave you with a picture of the Sun from his birthday party. Ignore the crazy look on his face. He was anxious to get to his cake! The shirt that he is wearing is still available and also on sale until 7/8/12. Until you here from me again, go visit www.Futbolr.com for all your non pink soccer/football fashion must haves for your little divas (and dudes, too this time!). They even have a onesie! I really enjoy this website, which should be evident since I have never written about one particular site. I check it all the time with great anticipation for new items. The service is wonderful and the owner is now a personal friend in my head. We still have never met, but he has contributed to the SO's stories all being true. Thanks for giving me something to write about! I can't wait to see this company grow larger and larger and.....

Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Spring Again

Spring is coming! How do I know this? I know this because I'll be losing an hour of sleep this weekend. Usually, this upsets me. I love sleeping. It's totally underrated. But for some reason this year, I'm looking forward to it. I'll be leaving work when it's still light out. I can ride my bike with my sun. I will have time to take him to the park. We can even get to the beach for a walk. Yay Spring!

Spring also means incredible sales on all things winter. All you have to do is guesstimate what size your princess/you will be next winter. But there are always sales. You can get spring/summer gear now for great prices. Spring/summer merchandise has been out for a while now, so there are deals out there to be had for our young divas. Allow me to demonstrate - the only way a Wahoo can!




Can't you just picture this outfit on your little girl? I know I could - if I had a daughter.  The prices are going to knock you out.  The entire ensemble, from head to toe, can be yours starting at $39! The Hello Kitty College Team Tee is from Old Navy and is currently on sale for $10. There are other teams available. UVA! Go 'hoos, go! (Did I type that out loud?)The French-Terry Pocket Shorts and the Ruffled Jersey Skort are also from Old Navy and are $4 and $6, respectively. The Converse Chuck Tayler All Star OX Shoe is $25 on Amazon (Converse Kids's CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR YTHS OXFORD BASKETBALL SHOES 12 (NAVY)).

This is perfect to kick off the spring season. Get out there and search for deals for the upcoming season! They're waiting to be found. And believe it or not - they come in other colors besides pink. I know, I know. It's shocking. That's why I'm here to walk you through the process. And as usual, I'll be tweeting all the non pink deals I find along the way.Let's do it!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Allow Me to Re-introduce Myself

I'm back, folks! I have not forgotten about my blog. I took some time to focus on the pancreatic cancer cause - and I was very focused. But there happens to be lots of pink everywhere. It came out in groves for Christmas. I was surrounded by pink in every kind of store. The toy store sent me running for the hills! There was just so much pink. And sadly, I have a confession: I actually bought a bunch of pink Hello Kitty items for my little cousin. I wish you could see my face as I type this. I'm disgusted with myself. There were other colors, but they didn't look right. Alas, there is a happiness and satisfaction in giving. My niece was very happy and now I'm smiling.

So, what's next? Valentine's Day! Mind you, this is not a holiday I celebrate in the traditional way. My mother made sure that I had a valentine every Valentine's Day - and she was the best valentine a girl could have. I got Godiva chocolate with the annual Godiva teddy bear, touching cards and lots of hugs and kisses. I grew up thinking it was a mommy/baby holiday. Can you imagine how happy my boyfriends were? To this day, I get valentine gifts from my mother. (The ones that come in blue boxes are my favorite!) In turn, I use Valentine's Day to show my love for my nieces and nephew and now my Sun. It's harder to find items for the boys, because everything is red or pink. Boys are usually less picky, but my Sun has declared that red and pink are for girls. I didn't teach him that, by the way.

With this thought in mind, I'll be looking for the perfect non pink gifts for the little loves of our lives. Wish me luck.  Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. Are you following me on Twitter? Get to it! I tweet shopping pics!