Water, Water Everywhere: 11 Incredible Spraygrounds

We may live in NYC, but our friends at Red Tricycle are our go to resource for kids activities in many states, so this one’s for your D.C.!  Here’s a list of Spray Parks you will want to keep handy for those hot D.C. days.

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How can you improve a playground?  Add water!  When the summer heat descends on D.C., kids need to get wet and we love to make it happen. Sure, swimming pools are refreshing, but it’s easy to get bogged down by noodles and floaties.  From toddlers to teens, these area spray grounds keep kids entertained for hours (especially if you “sprayground hop”). All you’ll need is a towel.  Ok, and maybe some sunscreen.

What’s your family’s favorite spray park? Let us know in the comment section below.

—Jamy Bond and Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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Free or Baragin Summer Movies For Kids | Cute Beltz

My summer is coming together and I am happy to add free summer children’s movies to my agenda.  If you are lucky enough to have one of these movie theaters in your area, add them to the list of activities you have planned for the kids.  It will be a great way to spend the day at a bargain.

Bow Tie Cinemas – Free kids summer movies on Tuesday & Wednesday

Regal Summer Movie Express – $1.00 Movie every Tuesday & Wednesday

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse – $1.00 per person, Kids & adults.  Check the link for date and times.  sponsored by Bad Kitty Book Club

Carmike Cinemas Summer Kids Series – Tuesday, all seats are $4.00, includes small popcorn and small drink

Intrepid Summer Movie Series – This one is for my New Yorkers or anyone visiting this summer.  Doors open at 7:30pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and there is no admission after 8:30pm.

These are just a few awesome summer movie deals.  Checkout your local area for other participating theaters.

Here’s to summer deals and steals! – Cute Beltz

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Here’s your chance to win a Cute Beltz!

Stop by any of our host bloggers and enter the Cute Beltz Giveaway.

Lacey Barbier

Blog – Couponin’ On Coffee

Robin McCoy

Blog – Inspired by Savannah

Krissy Carr

Blog – Barefoot Mommies

Jasey McBurnett

Blog – Jasey’s Crazy Daisy

Kerri Gristina

Blog – Raising Three Savvy Ladies

Aimee Smith

Blog – A Mom’s Take

Nichol Perez

Blog – Five Little Words

Stacy Tilton

Blog – Mom in Training

Alexandra Elizabeth

Blog – Alexandra Elizabeth

Makeba Giles

Blog – MELISASource

*Bonus*  Stop by all 10 blogs and earn 10 extra entries by leaving a comment!!

Giveaway ends 12/16/13

Good Luck & Thank you for entering! –Cute Beltz

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Cute Beltz Annual Holiday Giveaway

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The annual Cute Beltz Holiday Giveaway will be taking place this year from December 11 thru 16th.  Cute Beltz will be awarding 10 prize packages of their adorable belts for boys and girls.  This year they have enlisted some of the top bloggers to host the giveaway.  Kristen Stevens, owner and designer, is elated with the selected host committee. “We are pleased to have wonderful and dedicated talent this 2013 holiday season.  We are sure this will be one of our biggest giveaways to date with 10 prizes being awarded this year,” she said.

The Cute Beltz Giveaway Host Committee is comprised of the following bloggers.

Alexandra Elizabeth

Blog – Alexandra Elizabeth

Lacey Barbier

Blog – Couponin’ On Coffee

Robin McCoy

Blog – Inspired by Savannah

Krissy Carr

Blog – Barefoot Mommies

Jasey McBurnett

Blog – Jasey’s Crazy Daisy

Kerri Gristina

Blog – Raising Three Savvy Ladies

Makeba Giles

Blog – MELISASource

Aimee Smith

Blog – A Mom’s Take

Nichol Perez

Blog – Five Little Words

Stacy Tilton

Blog – Mom in Training

These women were chosen because they have a great spirit, along with wonderful and encouraging blogs.  WE encourage everyone to stop by and checkout the awesome content provided by each blogger and to enter the Cute Beltz Holiday Giveaway at one of the host blogs.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! – Cute Beltz

About Company

Cute Beltz™ was founded by Kristen Stevens in 2008 and is an online children’s accessory company offering a variety of belts for kids, headbands, and accessories for children age 12 months to 10 years. Visit www.CuteBeltz.com to view their current product line and to learn more about wholesale opportunities.

Keeping one “bum” covered at a time! Our promise to you!

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Being a Mompreneur and Why I choose Kids Belts as a Small Business

I am re-posting my story.  So many, ask me why I choose kids belts as business.  Well, we all find our passion by accident or in my case when I had children.  When it falls into your lap there is a reason why!  As a rule of thumb, I never question why things happen, I just go with the flow and listen to that inside voice and my angels. 🙂  So, here’s my story…..

“Mommy, my pants keep falling down!” Kristen Stevens must have heard that a thousand times from her little girl.  She knew after hearing those same words echoed over and over again, she had to come up with a solution.  The pins in the pants were a nuisance and dangerous, every belt you found was too big for your child’s waist, as a result Cute Beltz was born.

In November of 2008, Kristen, wife and mother of 2 toddlers, launched CuteBeltz(www.CuteBeltz.com), a line of children belts and accessories for children 12 months to 6 years old. “The response has been extraordinary!”, says Stevens.  “Parents are ecstatic about finding a belt that keeps their child’s pants up.” Kristen goes on to add that parents have also shared with her that with each use, they are witnessing their child’s self confidence heighten each time they put CuteBeltz on.

Kid belts are an essential part of a child’s wardrobe.  Not only are kid belts essential they allow a child to develop the motor skills and confidence one needs to figure things out and with a growing number of children with special needs, we found it essential to design a belt, the Velcro belt, which could be used by all children.

As Kristen watch her children develop, she realized that they depend less on her, and begin to develop their own thoughts and opinions.  She knew this was an exceptional product as I watched my little girl put on her belt and I reached to help her and she said, “Mommy, Big Girls Can Do It!”  The joy on her face when she fastened the belt was my Aha! (Oprah’s famous word) moment.  If a belt could make my child this happy, I knew this was a great product.

Kids love the colors and patterns.  Parents have said, “Oh my gosh, a belt! Thank you, now my child’s pants will stay up”.  An educator told me, “I feel so awkward assisting children when they go to the bathroom, this belt is a lifesaver”.  Another pointed out the need and ease-of-use is ideal for children with special needs.

Children have said, “WOW, look at the colors, how cute!”  It is wonderful to know so many parents, educators and especially children love the product.  There are a variety of styles to choose from.  Girls can wear the belts with skirts, pants or even accessorize a dress.  The boy’s belts look great with any pant, i.e. khaki’s, jeans, shorts or dress pants.  Children love adding a little pizzazz!

Cute Beltz are easy to use.  I have found that children love the D-ring belts because it adds another look to their outfit.  Kids also love the Velcro belts because the are very easy to use, especially during potty training and are great for children with special needs.

Cute Beltz continues to expand its product line and will be releasing its fall collection by mid August, so keep an eye out for the new “Cute Beltz for Cute Kidz!”

About Cute Beltz

Cute Beltz, www.CuteBeltz.com, is an online children’s boutique which offers a variety of belts for toddler boys and girls, ranging in age from 12 months to 6 years old.  Cute Beltz products can be found online at http://www.CuteBeltz.com.  Join our Mailing List and receive the latest information on upcoming sales and new products.  Kristen Stevens is the owner of Cute Beltz.  All inquiries and correspondence should be directed to info@CuteBeltz.com.

 

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