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Love It Love It Love It lives up to its name's promise AGAIN (+ free shipping coupon!)

I've totally gushed about UK-based children's boutique Love It Love It Love It on Offbeat Families before. I first found them via a reader comment back in 2009, and I've basically been dressing my son in their gender-neutral Scandanavian-influenced rainbow kid gear ever since. See, 90% of my kid's clothes come from the Goodwill, and cost 99 cents. The other 10%? They're euro-baby splurges from Love It Love It Love It. All my favorite pictures of Tavi? He's wearing their stuff…

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Brightly colored chevron and polka dot socks for kids

I love talking about kid's shoes with you guys, but we have yet to delve into an infinitely more fun topic: SOCKS. I've had a passion for socks for many years, and have happily extended this into my son's life — if it has a pattern and/or is brightly colored, he's wearing it on his toes. I thought a few of you might be into socks as well, and when I found Kids Socks I knew I had a good one to share!

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Get the look for less: designer kid's clothes that totally aren't

One of my favorite parts of the Offbeat Mama Pinterest page is the Kiddo Style board — I can spend HOURS cruising the site for amazing kid fashion. Whenever I forcibly remove myself from the computer I inevitably have to face the harsh reality that it's not especially prudent for me to spend $80 for a t-shirt for my son. A few weeks ago I started combing Amazon to see if I could "hack" designer kid's clothing — and by this I mean finding less expensive alternatives that still retain the vibe of the designer outfit.

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Want free baby swag? Start hosting neighborhood baby swaps!

To start your swap, invite people with kids who are within a few years age of your kids. Invite pregnant couples, friends of friends with kids, neighbors, people from playgroup, etc. It's ok if some people don't have anything to donate — there is always plenty of stuff. I use Facebook events but any means you use to get the word out will do. I like to host our swaps potluck style, and I usually provide coffee, tea, and juice. But you know… mimosas might be fun.