Haley and the Hound, Tie Neck Women's Dresses

Happy 4th of July!  
and Carolina Mama.   

To get you in the 4th of July mood, I'm sharing some awesome Summertime wear! You are going to love these Haley and the Hound Dresses.  Introducing the Coral Lattice Dress and the Floral Multi Color Tie Neck Dress in wonderful moisture wicking fabric that is wrinkle free! 

Just in time for all of your July 4th shopping needs, Haley and the Hound is offering a FREE T-shirt, look how cute! with any $50 purchase. And shipping is always free over $50 so get your shopping on!

Here is how I styled my Floral Multi Color Tie Neck Dress for a day of running errands after picking up my boys from swimming. It was a perfect compliment to my fedora. 

The rains came and I was not worried because the polyester and spandex blend is so comfortable, cool and it dries rapidly.  That is what makes the Haley and the Hound dresses ideal for all of you outdoor activities. 

If you LOVE Maxi Dresses like I do, Haley and the Hound has just what your are looking for in the same fashionable fabrics for Maxi Dresses. Again, the wrinkle free look is ideal for a Maxi, too so the fabric flows.

All the best and remember that Haley and the Hound is for Living the Good Life!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Haley and the Hound. All opinions are my own. 

Jarrett Bay Clothing, Beaufort, NC Madras Plaid Women's Long Sleeve Shirts

Jarrett Bay Clothing, of Beaufort, North Carolina offers custom designed clothing for Coastal Living! Ideal for everyone!

Jarrett Bay Clothing has an array of beautiful madras plaid with seersucker lining, long-sleeve shirts for women.  The pearl buttons with the Jarrett Bay logo are so stylish. I absolutely am loving these fashionable shirts for Summer and beyond. Let me tell you about it...

Here is a little more information about Jarrett Bay Clothing Co.

JARRETT BAY CLOTHING CO.Heritage, passion and craftsmanship earned us the distinction as the most revered custom sport fishing boat builder in the world. We're bringing the same mastery to our clothing. No cutting corners. No compromises. That's the Jarrett Bay way. We launched our first t-shirt designs in 1986, the same year we launched our first boat. Even then, we had the vision of stylish performance that would transform into what is today Jarrett Bay Clothing Co

Again, these are my favorite, favorite! This is no ordinary shirt.  In fact, I am tired of the "boyfriend" shirts that are sloppy and masculine. With the Jarrett Bay Women's shirts,  you will see the feminine details. Here is the Fuchsia shirt which is my favorite.

Here you can see these are a gorgeous color pattern. They are light-weight which is so perfect for Southern Summers.  I have the Fuchsia and the Aqua. It is difficult to choose a favorite as I love both! The Aqua is a beautiful color for Summer. I love that white and blue denim pair nicely with it.

Women's Long-Sleeve Button Up, Double Pocket Madras Shirt in Fuchsia.  There is even a pretty Navy Gingham Checkered option. Love this one, too.

You know, I love Maxi Dresses. So, look at this beautiful Jarrett Bay Striped Maxi Dress.  You can find more of the Jarrett Bay Maxi Dresses here. 

Check out the beautiful options at Jarrett Bay Clothing.  And join me for a fabulous and fashionable Summer!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jarrett Bay Clothing, Beaufort, NC. All opinions are my own. 

Monkey Joe's, Raleigh, NC "It's Like A Banana Ocean!"

Welcome to a Guest Post by friend, Christie Funchess.  You all remember Christie from our 
Winning the Food Lion Frugal Cook Off together. We had great fun. It is a joy to 
Welcome Christie!
She will share about her experience at Monkey Joe's, Raleigh, NC. 
Christie is a Mom of 6 children, including 5 girls and 1 boy.  

Monkey Joe's Raleigh, NC 

"It's like a banana ocean!!"

Monkey Joe's Raleigh, NC

We were thrilled to be invited to visit the Monkey Joe's here in Raleigh. what a privilege to visit and "test it out!"  Are you serious? Yes, please. 


"It's like a banana ocean!!" The first words that came from my seven-year-olds mouth as she jumped into the first bounce house at Monkey Joe's. It was really great to take my six children to Monkey Joe's and see the five older girls loving all of the fun! It was wonderful for them to be so active and having such a great time playing in the 'Banana Ocean!" 

And the excitement did not end. Bouncing, climbing, giggling, playing, and more bouncing.


From my kids perspective, they had a spectacular time. So many bounce houses and arcade games to choose from. There was non-stop excitement from the time we walked in the door.


Side note: it's super hard for a non-photographer to get good pictures of bouncing kids ; )

They loved the huge slides. And I do mean huge.


My almost two-year-old especially loved the Clifford car and carousel.


I loved so much about the experience. First of all, I felt completely safe. Everything was clean, rules were posted clearly, and the staff was always around to watch and help out. As a mom with a baby in a stroller as well, I loved that I could easily maneuver around the attractions and keep my eyes on everybody at once.

There were areas especially for smaller kids and toddlers. And how genius were the massage chairs for adults? = ) Now, the parents can relax a little. 


We loved the snack shop as well. Here is a picture of the girls enjoying Pizza! :) They really worked up an appetite with all of the bouncing and playing! 


The staff were so generous to let the girls try out the menu. = ) Everything was a hit - pizza, pretzels, nachos. I loved too that the sides were easy, simple snacks that the kids might see at home. (not all sugar) = ) And free water to stay hydrated for all that bouncing - so thoughtful!


So if you asked me if Monkey Joe's was a good place to take the kids? I'd say absolutely! For Family Fun, Birthday Parties, a rainy day, an after-school surprise, a play date with other kids - Monkey Joe's is perfect for safe, get-the-wiggles out fun. The Carousel was so exciting for all the children! 


You can read more on their website about parties, events, their safety and sanitizing systems - I was honestly impressed. Of course, as a mom I read up on everything before we went. = )

Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at Monkey Joe's for such a treat. You guys get two thumbs up for sure! Thank you Carolina Mama for sharing such a fun opportunity with my little people!

Most of all, thank you Lord, for the many surprising gifts of grace you give every day!


Thank you to Christie! You can read more of Christie's writing on her blog at Little Steps, Big  Picture. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Monkey Joe's, Raleigh, NC. All opinions are our own.