Birthday Party In Style With Jord Watches

I grew up in a family that loves birthday parties. Ever since my first birthday, Snow White themed. My father and I share the same birthday month and since we live a few hours away from each other we mom decided on planning a a joint party.  We had my mom, dad, brother and SIL drive down from Jacksonville and the peeps from south Florida come up.

We had a FULL house, a change of pace from our empty home since moving away from everyone. Nonetheless we had a great birthday party, the kids played until they couldn’t anymore and our bellies were inundated with such delicious food thanks to my awesome mother.

Since it was my father’s 60th birthday we chose to showcase our ages as the party theme and I’m not ashamed of getting older so I was a trooper. I’m obsessed with all things Rose Gold at the moment so obviously it was the color I chose for my side of the party. My father went with a traditional “man color” of blue. (That’s my grandma praying over us, and we’re taking photos… we eventually bowed our heads I promise)33 birthdayparty

To add to the festivities I got to showcase a lovely Rose Gold wooden from watch from Jord Watches.

I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity of owning a real wood watch. I tend to buy wooden toys for Nico and furniture for the house but never anything for me. When I was approached by Jord Watches to review one of their wooden watches, I immediately looked over all of their watches and of course asked for the Rose Gold one.

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Ask and you shall receive! The watch I got is from their Cora Series: Koa & Rose Gold. This watch retails at $275 but their watches start at $129. Some features to point out are:

  • Automatic (requires no batteries, I have a few watches sitting in drawers because I don’t want to go get new batteries, but don’t we all?.)
  • Sapphire Crystal Glass
  • Swarovski Crystal Markers
  • Very light on the wrist
  • Elegant
  • Dress it up or Down

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You can check out all other specs on the Cora Series here or head over to their website for their full men & women line up. Also be sure to check out their Instagram feed  and follow them on twitter & facebook to keep up with their latest info.

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As a bonus Jord Watches is offering my readers a chance to win a $75 vouchers towards a purchase one of their fabulous watches but not to worry, even if you don’t win they are kindly giving away a $20 coupon to everyone else!!! (Ends June 5th)

Enter the giveaway below! Don’t forget, Father’s day is coming up on June 19th. Dad would be more than happy to sporting Jord Wooden Watches.

Click here to enter the $75 voucher giveaway

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

Books To Read:

*These are affiliate links, by purchasing through the links below you help me keep up with costs associated with running a blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks in advance!

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Watch Gift Ideas

Giveaway Winner Time

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Pine Bros giveaway! I appreciate all love to my site and to Pine Brothers for facilitating this giveaway. Show them some love!

It’s so much fun giving away stuff, who doesn’t love free stuff right?

I’ve contacted the winner and I’m happy she’s happy she won. Enjoy Laura.

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How to Entertain a Child for 30 Minutes

Being a stay at home mom has it’s perks, you don’t have to get dressed up, brush your hair or even brush your teeth if you don’t feel like it (although it’s highly recommended). You learn some tricks along the way in order to entertain your child to get certain things done (blogging, cleaning, calling your cable company) but doing those thing sometimes requires some silence of sorts. And if you have kids calling you every single minute while you are trying to do the aforementioned tasks, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

I’m sharing several ideas on how to entertain you children for 30 minutes.

Okay, you can say.. That’s not a long time. Yea.. it’s not BUT and that’s a big BUT we are crafty ladies and we get things done when we don’t even have that. I’m going to share 4 items that have helped me entertain my child and I hope it helps you get some time to get whatever you need done, even if it’s a nap.

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Outdoor entertainment

#1 – WATER PLAY

This is a winner at my house! It doesn’t require any fancy toy although sometimes it helps but if you have a hose and are willing to waste some water for your sanity and work to flow, then mama turn on that hose. (Make sure you don’t turn it up too strongly and it’s on the mist feature) This entertains my little guy (granted he’ll be 2.5 in a couple months) but it works wonders and he is also burning up some energy for later when it’s bedtime. WIN-WIN. Am I right or am I right? Buckets also work wonders. We also have one of those water play tables where you can put sand or whatever on one side and water in the other side. I have never used sand and just put water on both sides. He doesn’t know what it’s supposed to be. 🙂

#2 – WATERCOLORS/PAINTING/DRAWING

This could be done inside too but could potentially lead to screaming on my part. I prefer it being an outside play with my toddler. He tends to get messy and mess stays outside, unless he’s sitting right next to me. I have a large spiral bound sketchpad from a previously failed attempt at drawing, which now has purpose “his fabulous masterpieces” for his mother. We use these to color at my house, which you can find a full on review on this blog. I highly recommend them.

indoor entertainment- Great for those rainy days

#3 – PLAYDOH

Oh goodness. I took a while to introduce water play tables to my son and I have no clue why, maybe I thought he would eat it I suppose. But goodness. He can sit still on his little ikea table (that’s the only place I allow him to play with it. Don’t judge me, I don’t want too much of a mess). The table is in his room but I bring it out to the middle of our living room when I have a deadline or just need him to be entertained while I get some cleaning done. This one is also great for those rainy days, which as I write is happening right now. But he’s napping so we’ll use water play tables later cause I still have a lot of to do!

#4 – TV/IPAD

This one is not my favorite, and I held off on him watching TV for the longest time. But once he sees me bring out the water play tables, he is elated! I think that is his favorite thing outside of chocolate (he’ll do anything for chocolate, but don’t we all? HAHA) I think my son thinks he’s been rewarded when I hand him the iPad. He also loves to watch Cars and just recently got hooked on watching Jonah (VeggieTales) on amazon video.

Here’s wishing you a good luck mom or dad on entertaining your sweet angels! If you have some more ways to entertain your child please do so in the comments below! We very much need ideas.

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1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Mother’s Day String Art Craft

I’ve been meaning to post this up but once I started creating the string art itself I got carried away and began tackling other craft and painting jobs. I’ve painted our front door, light fixtures, spray painted a couple of vases that aren’t matching with our current decor.I went crazy with the spray paint! Last minute shopper? If you haven’t found something to give to your mom than this is the gift for her.

I’ve seen these string art crafts before and told myself one day I’ll get one done. Years had gone by and nothing until this week! I’m so happy to be sharing this with you. Once you start creating it and get the hang of it, it will go by quickly.

Still haven’t gotten your mom or grandma a gift to celebrate Mother’s Day? If you have a couple of hours, patience and a few items then you’ll have a fabulous String Art gift to give to the special mom in your life. Tug at your mom’s hearts strings with a hand-made gift.

String Art Heart Tutorial ♥

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Hammer
Nails (Make sure the head is wide)
String
Spray paint, regular paint or a wood Stain
Block of Wood (I got mine at Michael’s)
Heart Template (I used Template 4)

Optional: If you want it to hang on a wall, make sure you add it BEFORE beginning this process! I used sawtooth picture hangers.

Here’s how to make it:

First grab the wood surface you’ll be working on and paint/stain how you want or use the wood bare if you like that look. I used a beige spray paint in mine since I chose a darker color string. I left mine out in the sun, so it dried super quick.mother's day craft

Next, grab your template and place it on the wood. Gather your nails and begin hammering, about a half an inch apart. You could measure it if you like but I just eye-balled it. In the process I discovered my hammering skills need some help. I banged up quite a few nails. Once you have covered your image completely with nails, remove the template by ripping it off your board.hand-made mother's day gift

Now the fun part begins, tie a knot around the bottom nail and begin stringing around the border like you are tracing the heart, tie it off and cut string when done. Now tie the string again at the bottom and begin a pattern from bottom to opposite top. Once you’ve gone all around tie off the end. Here you can begin using a new colored string, if you want to or just continue with the same color. This time I didn’t go in any specific pattern, I just went with the flow until I felt the heart was “full” enough”. Tie if off at the end and cut your string.mother's day gift ideas

Technically you are done. If that’s what you are looking for. But I went ahead and decided to paint MOM on the bottom of my wood plank. I loved how it came out. I first tried a few different styles before attempting to paint on it. I cut out my favorite one and traced onto the wood with a marker then I began to paint it with black ink.

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There you have it. I hope you give string art a try and make one for  mom or grandma or use it for a home project.

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Books To Read:

*These are affiliate links, by purchasing through the links below you help me keep up with costs associated with running a blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks in advance!

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Ways to Save with Groupon Coupons!

I must have savings on my mind or shopping. (Okay I always have shopping on my mind, why is that?)Keeping a budget is important for our household in order for everything to go smoothly, I’m sure you are also inclined to go bargain hunting. I’m always scouring the internet prior to an online purchase. You just never know right?
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.
Everyone is aware that Groupon has some great deals but did you know that they also have coupons?
Yes! Groupon isn’t only for great deals on events & massages. I have partaken a few of those, especially the massages and facials. They have super awesome local deals. But with Groupon Coupons you will have over 9000 stores and 67,400+ coupons to choose from. There are a lot of coupons available, so you’ll need some time to look through all of them but you’ll always have great deals at your fingertips no matter where you want to purchase from.
Here are a some stores you can expect to see great coupon deals from:
  • Home: Sur la Table, Ashley Home, Kmart, Cost Plus World Market
  • Electronics: Samsung, Brookstone, Bose, Dell
  • Groceries: Sam’s Club, Peapod
  • Fashion: Macy’s, Charlotte Russe,Kohl’s, New York and Company
  • Jewelry: Zales, Kay Jewelers, Tiffany & Co
  • Travel: Orbitz, Travelocity
  • Business: GoDaddy, Rosetta Stone

Just to point out a few. You can use these coupons online and in stores. I’m looking to add to my pan collection from Sur la Table so I’ll taking advantage of their coupons.

Got wanderlust? Don’t forget to check out their travel deals, with Summer just around the corner…. soon the kids will be out of school!! Get a good deal with Groupon’s travel deals and get everyone out of the house.

Hope you’ll take advantage of some of these deals and check out Groupon coupons today.

 

Want to keep in touch with Groupon, follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay current with their deals.

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Books To Read:

*These are affiliate links, by purchasing through the links below you help me keep up with costs associated with running a blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks in advance!

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Help Minimize Sore Throat Pain + Giveaway

Hey Lovelies, Dealing with a sore throat?
Ever since I can remember I’ve suffered from recurring sore throats, to the point where I just got used to the pain and moved on. I knew I would have recurring sore throats so I would always carry around lozenges.
*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

But I’ve found Pine Bros throat drops. Pine Bros has been around since the 1870’s! Can you believe it? Their secret recipe of premium plant glycerin and imported gum acacia, natural flavors and softish consistency are sure to please anyone in the family.

They are available in 4 different flavors for everyone’s different tastes (Click on each flavor to read specific ingredients)
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I’m especially a fan of the Lemon Lime flavor. Sorry Cherry lovers. These Throat drops provide relief without numbing your throat. I hate that numb throat feeling!  It’s active ingredient glycerin is derived from nature. Used as an oral demulcent to soothe mucous membranes for centuries. The soothing natural qualities of plant glycerin along with the healing properties of gum acacia make a powerful combatant of the occasional soreness.

Great for speakers, singers (like myself), teachers and the like. Pine Bros throat coat drops is here to take care of your family’s throat needs by soothing that uncomfortable pain, dryness and hoarseness.

Directions:
  • Adults and children 3 years and over: dissolve 1 or 2 drops slowly in mouth.
  • Repeat as needed. Best if not chewed.
  • For children under 3, ask a doctor.
You can find Pine Bros softish throat coat drops at: Target or For a full list of retailers, click here or buy them online here.

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Books To Read:

*These are affiliate links, by purchasing through the links below you help me keep up with costs associated with running a blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks in advance!

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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