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Clothes . . . Clothes . . . And More Clothes {Giveaway}

Joey and I have honestly worked hard to try to live a simple life. We purposely make an effort to not spend money on things we don’t need. We try to use the last bit of everything and stretch what we have as far as we can make it go.

Most of my friends would be surprised to enter my boys room and realize they have one average size toy box that holds everything - every toy they own . . . and maybe a few socks and who knows what else.

But I realized as I was doing laundry the other day that there is one area that we are not very successful in keeping simplified – our children’s clothing.

My boys share a closet, but it is stuffed to overflowing with just their hanging clothes. Then they each have three drawers in their dresser that are full of socks, unders, and pajamas. There are multiple contributing factors to this issue – the boys have three sets of grandparents and four sets of aunts and uncles. All of whom love them very much and shower them with lots of gifts.

We are all pretty economical folk and so we purchase lots of inexpensive, sale items – which usually means my boys have about 40 t-shirts in their closets at any given time, even in winter!

I have noticed though, that while I am frequently able to pass down socks, pants, and shoes from one child to the next – many of these shirts just don’t make it. And if I’m honest, I would have to say that is very likely due to the quality of these shirts.

Recently, Suzanne from the Boys Store sent me three different shirts – one for each of the boys. I couldn’t believe how perfectly they matched my boys personalities. Let me share:

 

This shirt came for my boy who can tell you the difference in all of the tractors, trucks and diggers we cross in our daily life. He thought it was GREAT!

For my boy who thinks all of life is a wild ride to be taken at full speed and not attempted if not fun, there was this "Born to Be Wild" motorcycle shirt.

And for my baby, this adorable dump truck – my favorite part of this shirt is the color!!

So as you can see, the shirts are all boy . . . but the best part about them?

They are thick, heavy material that has stood up well already to the adventures of my three sons. Because of the weight, they don’t wrinkle or hang funny. They have already been washed multiple times without losing any of their vibrancy and charm. As I’m folding laundry, I know which shirts came from the Boys Store simply by how they feel!

The prices at the Boys Store are higher than what I usually pay for kids clothing, but they frequently have items on sale for very reasonable prices. For example, right now you can get the dump truck shirt for just $11.

Or you can get this adorable shirt for just $10 -

And if you follow them on Facebook, you can get in on some even cheaper deals when they post their $5 shirt sales or their Ebay clearance buys (starting at $.99)!

Suzanne is excited to giveaway a $25 gift certificate to the Boys Store to one lucky MelissaStuff reader!

Mandatory Entry: Visit the Boys Store and post the link to your favorite item in the store.

Extra Entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each of these that you complete so you get the maximum number of entries.)

1. Follow MelissaStuff by GFC, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Networked Blogs or email. (+1 for each method)
2. Tweet, FB or List this giveaway on a linky  (+1 for each)
3. Follow the Boys Store on Facebook. (+1)


Good Luck! Contest ends at midnight on January 30 and the winner will have 24 hours to respond by email.

** I received three shirts in return for this post; all opinions expressed in this post are completely mine.**

Comments

  1. I like the Flight Jacket with Patches by Up and Away

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  2. I like this:
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  3. I love this hat!

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  4. My favorite is the Graffiti truck Shirt by Appaman.
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  5. I like this shirt!
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  6. i follow the boys store on facebook

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  7. I love this M is for monster shirt!

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  13. I love this construction trucks shirt:
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    I know exactly what you mean - but shirts from her, they are so thick and durable!

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  14. I follow The Boys Store on FB.

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  15. Posted this entry on my FB page.

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  16. This bear pirate one piece is super cute! http://www.theboysstore.biz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1679&category_id=36&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=94
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  17. I follow with GFC.
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  19. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
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  20. I tweeted. Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/29681563704758272
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  21. http://www.theboysstore.biz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=38&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2893&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=94

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  23. http://www.theboysstore.biz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=73&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3778&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=94
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  24. I like this shirt. http://www.theboysstore.biz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=117&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2930&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=94
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  28. I like the "Industry" Blue Jeans by ITJeans http://www.theboysstore.biz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1728&category_id=39&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=94

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  29. I follow you with gfc
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    (by the way,the "kara Sceviour" up above is my sister,,in case you thought we were the same person..lol.:) )

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  30. I follow you on twitter
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  31. I follow you on facebook
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  32. I follow with networked blgos
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  33. Im subscribed via email
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  34. I tweeted
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  35. I love the Little Brother onesie. It would be so cute for my new nephew.

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  36. I follow on GFC

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  42. I like the Boys Store on Facebook

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  43. I like the Lil' Cowboy One Piece and Bib Set by Dressed to Drool. It would be adorable on my little grandson.
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  44. I'm a follower via GFC.
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  45. I love the Three Color Zippered Cardigan by CR Sport
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  50. Follow the Boys Store on Facebook
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  51. I like the Lil' Cowboy One Piece and Bib Set by Dressed to Drool. It would be adorable on my little grandson.
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    (I forgot link in previous post)

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  52. I like the night owl pjs
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  53. like the boys store on fb (michelle b)
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  64. I like: http://www.theboysstore.biz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3149&category_id=47&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=94

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  65. I like this jacket
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  66. I like the Baseball Shirt by CR Sport
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  70. my favorite item is the 4pc.red dupioni silk set by johnnie lee
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  71. katherinekinnaird@yahoo.com is mellisastuff GF blog follower

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  72. katherinekinnaird@yahoo.com ER rss subscribed

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  73. katherine kinnaird sent a fb friend request to melissa stuff
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  74. katherine kinnaird likes the boy's store on Fb
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  75. Little Brother onesie. kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  78. like this http://www.theboysstore.biz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=30&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2963&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=94
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  80. i like the before and after shirt.
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  84. I like the Hay Day Lined Pants and Striped Shirt Set by le top

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  85. I tweeted
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  86. I like the "M is for Monster T shirt- very cute.

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  89. Lots of cute stuff, but I love this shirt!

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