Appaman || Sunday Swoon

Four and six have meshed together well – perhaps better than any age combinations thus far.  I love to watch the kids from a bit of a distance while they play and chat – catching pieces of their conversations while they run wild and free.

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We try to spend as much time as we can outdoors and I recently photographed the kids in some of our favorite summer clothes – comfortable, stylish and beautifully structured pieces from the Appaman SS 14 collections.  We’re soaking in summer for as long as we possibly can and these clothes will carry well into the first few weeks of September warmth.  And then it’s on to Appaman’s fresh fall collections featuring cozy sherpa hoodies, fly mod suits for boys and incredible moto jackets for girls.

Swoon-worthy indeed!

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Cheers to a beautiful Sunday!


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Maleficent || Sunday Swoon

I had wings once, and they were strong.  They could carry me above the clouds and into the headwinds, and they never faltered.  Not even once.

As soon as my daughter spotted Maleficent images around the city she was intrigued.  After thoughtful consideration and several YouTube clip viewings, I took her along to catch an early movie screening, thanks to Disney.  At six, she has a newfound obsession.

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Maleficent retells the classic Sleeping Beauty story from the villain’s perspective.  I found the 3D film to be visually stunning and full of teachable moments gleaned from the movie’s message of love and ability to return to goodness.  Although the movie has some dark scenes, my first-grader is not generally frightened by this sort of stuff.  She immediately took to Maleficent, which was quite a surprise to me as I imaged her to have a stronger interest in Aurora – the young princess spirited away to be raised by three fairies in the woods.

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LP has since been having fun wearing Maleficent’s Signature Horns on our daily adventures – which makes for interesting conversation! And she has been busy conjuring up mysterious stories with her Maleficent Basic Fashion Doll.  Both toys, priced under $20, are sure to be big hits in conjunction with the movie release.

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Check out the full Maleficent toy line at Jakks Pacific and follow Maleficent on Facebook // Twitter // YouTube // Instagram // Pinterest.  Also have a look at the great items featured on other Sunday Swoon sites and link up your posts below!  Wishing you a lovely Sunday.

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Maleficent movie screening tickets and Maleficent Items were provided by Disney and Jakks Pacific respectively.  Opinions, as always, are my own.


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