Life in the FASTen Lane

So What is SPF? And Why is it So Important?

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So What is SPF? And Why is it So Important?

We've all heard of SPF and we know it's important, but do we really know WHY? SPF stands for sun protection factor, which measures the amount of time you can spend outside before the sun-blocking effect wears off. This means that if your sunscreen has SPF 30, your skin can bear the sun for 30 times longer than it would be able to if you weren't wearing any sunscreen.  Then there's UPF, which stands for UV protection factor. This applies to clothing, or in our case, girls' bathing suits! If a swimsuit has a UPF rating, that means it tends to be more tightly...

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Vintage One-Piece Swimsuits Through the Decades!

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Vintage One-Piece Swimsuits Through the Decades!

Jill and I have always preferred one-piece swimsuits for our daughters. This is why we invented and designed the FASTEN® bathing suit for girls! We love looking back at vintage one-piece bathing suits and seeing the different styles, and how they have evolved over time. And we hope to implement our patent-pending FASTEN® technology into women's swimwear in the near future! For now, check out these awesome classic one-pieces we found on Pinterest... 1920s 1930s 1940s (Can we just take a moment to say how STUNNING Ava Gardner is in the photo!) 1950s We love how fashion is cyclical! Too bad...

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Getting Yourself and Your Kids Out of the House - FASTER!

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Getting Yourself and Your Kids Out of the House - FASTER!

As moms, we are busy from the moment we wake up in the morning until the moment we finally get into bed! So much to do, so much to take care of, so anything that will make life faster and easier, sign us up! We know that FASTEN bathing suits will definitely make our lives and our daughters' lives faster and easier, but unfortunately it can't be summer all year round ☹️. How many of us are scrambling around in the mornings, rushing to get the kids out the door to catch a school bus or get to an activity? We've...

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Game Night with the Family!

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Game Night with the Family!

It's so easy to get caught up in our daily lives. Between school, activities after school, hobbies and homework, the days fly by and our children grow like weeds right before our very eyes. Set aside one night a week to have family game night! It's a perfect way to just press pause, put the phones away, and enjoy spending time with your kids. We love this list of top 25 games to play with your family compiled by the blog Mom. Wife. Busy Life. 

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Picnic Foods Your Kids Will LOVE!

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Picnic Foods Your Kids Will LOVE!

Heading to the beach or pool and packing a picnic lunch? We are moms so we totally get what it's like to deal with picky eaters! Our kids won't fight us when we pick out their bathing suits or flip flops, but ask them to eat a turkey sandwich and it's like we are sending them to school in the summer! We took to Pinterest, one of our favorite resources, and found some awesome picnic foods that are sure to bring squeals of delight rather than whines and moans! (Click on each photo for more info.) 1. Peanut butter and jelly skewers...

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