Jord Watches make the Perfect gift and a $75 Giveaway

My anniversary is coming up soon and its a big one. 12 years, and I have to find the perfect gift. I heard about Jord Watches and was so impressed. They have beautiful handcrafted wood watches that can be sized to fit you perfectly.

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for your loved one, it’s a nightmare. I know my husband can be the hardest person to shop or at times. his style changes and he is not materialistic at all. The last few gifts I have gotten him have been watches. He loves them, but goes through them a lot.

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I am also in the market for a watch I haven’t had one in a while, and it makes finding out the time so much easier than pulling out a phone.

I love the Jord watches that I saw online they are just gorgeous and the colors and styles would match any outfit.
Jord watches has different colors and styles for both men and women.

one of my favorites is:

Delmar series:
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This watch is perfect for anyone in your life.

For the ladies my favorite is the Cora Purpleheart and Mother of Pearl.

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This watch is gorgeous. I wear it all the time and have received so many compliments about it. The watch is very delicate though as it is made of wood, I am so afraid I am going to break it at times.

The watch arrives in a beautiful wooden box that can be used for anything afterwards. The watch is seated on a soft pillow which just makes the setting as gorgeous.

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Jord Watches are measured to fit your wrist exactly. You can go online and print out a ruler to help you with that.

Who wants $75 towards a new watch? One lucky reader will win a $75 gift code towards any watch good until 10/2 and all other entries will receive $20 towards a watch.

This is a little different as you must enter on the Jord Watches page, but still a great giveaway. Enter here and then come back and comment letting me know you did.

Contest is open until 7/10

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received. Product was provided by the company. All opinions are 100% my own.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Giveaway 7/25

Kung Fu Panda 3 is finally arriving on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Po and the Furious Five are back in the hilarious, critically acclaimed hit film your whole family will love! When Po discovers a secret village of fun-loving, clumsy pandas, he must train them to defeat Kai, a supernatural villain who threatens to destroy Kung Fu and the world.

We loved the first 2 Kung Fu panda movies and can’t wait to see this one. I love that it’s all about him finally getting to learn where he comes from and meet his family.

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Win a copy of Kung Fu Panda on Blu-ray combo pack.

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Contest ends July 25, 2016

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Costco’s P&G Products are making it Easier of me to move.

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

We just moved three thousand miles, I know I have been talking about it a lot. It’s been such a big adjustment and we sold or gave away almost everything we owned to make it easier. One of my goals before we moved was to get a club membership. Since we are moving with nothing, I wanted to be able to go out and buy in bulk once we got to our new place.
We only had a Costco near us so why not. Signing up for the membership was easy and I was in shock by all the great deals and items they had.

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I stocked up on Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Swiffer Sweeper refills, and Bounty Advanced Paper Towels. All the items that I could use on our old house and new.
The Swiffer refills come in handy on all the hardwood floors at our old house. a 1700 square foot house with all Hardwood floors, we almost went through the whole box just cleaning up the place. It happens I have 3 kids who track in everything.
The Bounty Advanced Paper towels are great for little spills and cleaning windows and mirrors.
The Mr. Clean Magic Erasers we go through like hot cakes, and they come in handy having kids. They clean stains and drawings off the walls. Coffee stains of the counter, makeup stains. I really haven’t found anything it can’t get clean yet.
Costco has really made this move so much better, and saved me a ton on cleaning supplies.

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Don’t miss out n these great deals on P&G products at Costco and stock up for summer cleaning. Its also a good way to stock up on cleaning supplies for your local school, when school starts again.

Do you have a Costco membership? What do you think of the great deals?

Aces Sunglasses For Kids Are Perfect For Summer.

We just moved to California and it’s so hot and bright here. I mean that literally I feel like the sun is so much brighter here. I can’t leave the house without sunglasses, and my kids complain if they don’t have them also. My kids grow so fast that I am buying them sunglasses constantly and they need a good pair that will last for a while and won’t break. I was recently introduced to Aces Sunglasses for my kids and they are just what we needed.

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Aces Sunglasses are for all kids ages 7-14 to express their rad personal style wherever they go. These 100% UV protection sunglasses feature the Babiators best-selling aviator frame with an amped-up cool factor. There’s no need to worry about these shades breaking, because they’re made of a super durable rubber and come with a cool sunglasses bag and lens cloth to keep them protected.

Some facts about Aces Sunglasses:
Accessorized: Each pair comes with an awesome sunglasses silhouette bag and a lens cloth.
Safe: UV400 lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they’re safe for your child.
Durable: Flexible rubber frames, and impact and shatter-resistant lenses won’t break when you bend or twist them. Trust us, we’ve tried!
Awesome: Mirrored lenses amp up the cool factor on the classic aviator frame and new navigator frame to help kids express their rad personal styles.
Guaranteed: The best part? Aces are backed by the Lost & Found Guarantee™ – if you lose or break your shades in the first year, Babiators will replace them for free. All you pay is shipping.

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My kids are older, ages 8,10 and 11 and the pair we received fit them great. My older daughter actually has them now and wears them all the time. I love how resistant they are to drops and everyday play. Plus they shield their eyes from the sun so well. We have been the shades at the pool everyday.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Information and products were provided by Babiators. All opinions are 100% my own.

We are in California

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As I had mentioned before we decided to move 3000 miles from Connecticut to California for better opportunities. Well as of this weekend we are here. I haven’t lived in California for 23 years and it’s a real system shock.
Everything is different and even my favorite restaurants i’ve missed the food isn’t the same.

I am getting use to everything again from the time change, to the weather, skin changes, etc.

The weather here is gorgeous compared to the east coast, but it’s super hot and I am seriously missing the green grass and trees of the East Coast. Plus I am having trouble remembering that every time I go outside I need sun tan lotion and sun glasses. Yes it is that bright outside.

In combination with the sun block and heat, different environment I now have acne issues again. It is driving me crazy, but I hope it’s just a summer thing and will pass.

There are a few things in California that I have learned to love and that I just don’t get at all.

I love that I am around my family again. Although sometimes it can be a lot of Drama, it’s great knowing I have a support system.

I love being so close to San Fransisco and getting to see the sights and some opportunities it brings. Plus where I live everything is newer and pretty.

Dont get:

There is a serious budget problem for schools here. little to no money and I just found out that our new school district dropped there bus program in 2007. So the money that was going to that would go towards education.
I guess I get that education is more important, but it makes it so inconvenient in so many ways.
It’s a pain for me, since we don’t have second car and my kids are young I don’t trust them walking on their own.
The bay area already has a traffic problem and big pollution problem. So instead of having say a couple hundred busses for kids in the district, they would rather have thousands of parents driving their kids to school.

Everything is so spread out. From where I live there is nothing in a reasonable walking distance. All fast food and stores are at least 5 or more miles. We have a Safeway closer but that stores is a bit pricey.

Overall I haven’t made my final decision on my true thoughts on California. It’s a bit to soon, I think. It’s got it’s pros and cons and only time will tell how it will work out.

Have you lived or been to California? What do you think?

Creating a Home Office That’s Inviting, Cozy and Organized Too

Although many would say that switching homes can be a rather exhausting and stressful thing to do, I loved every step of it when it was my turn. Sure it was exhausting and it took a great deal of my time to transport all the furniture elements and clothes from my old home to the new one, but I wouldn’t have done it any other way. It was my home and my story that I took care of transferring for many more happy chapters to continue, and I’m glad I took things into my own hands.

One of the most important things to determine while moving is which things you plan to bring with you into your new home and which items you’d like to replace. It was time for me to decide whether I would continue using my old office furniture elements, or if I would make a dream come true – a brand new home office. You’ve guessed right.

I love my job and creating a home office that will help me feel my best and boost my productivity was a real challenge that I looked forward to accomplishing. This time I was not settling for anything less than extraordinary modern office furniture. So, I did my best to create the home office of my dreams: bright, elegant, contemporary and functional with a dose of a personal touch so that I feel more like myself in my work space.

The Desk as a Focal Point
As I was shooting for the stars, the first thing I did was make a list of some of the most reputable online and brick-and-mortar stores in my town. I visited a few websites and stores to find my perfect piece of furniture – my everyday work companion – a desk. And since my idea was to create a cosy yet sophisticated office, my first choice was undoubtedly white coloured modern office furniture. Sleek and contemporary, I found the perfect combination of durability, design and function – all in a wooden piece in the form of a white desk. It features clean lines, sleek track metal legs and a large floating top work station which provides plenty of room for all my office needs. It also comes with a couple of drawers which are my ally to getting things done in a more organised manner. It’s a life saviour during hectic working days.

The Importance of the Chair
After choosing a desk that will make it easier for me to work for hours on end, it wasn’t that hard to choose the office chair. Do not get me wrong, it was easy in terms of colour and overall design, as nothing goes so perfectly well with a dazzling white office desk than a stunningly white, ultra-modern chair. From all that I had read about office ergonomics thus far, I gathered that the office chair should provide great lumbar support, with adjustable back support, arm rests and height. So, I made sure I followed all these rules for the sake of my long term health, my mood and my productivity. And there it was – the perfect addition to my small slice of paradise, the ideal complement to my modern office furniture set – a gorgeously white office chair with 2 inch thick seat cushions upholstered in a high-quality Italian leather. It features a wide seat which provides extra comfort, removable arms as well as an adjustable gas-lift seat height. A real treat to the eye.

Light It Up
Since most of us are more productive during daytime while there is ample natural light, it would be a shame not to use all the daylight you could get in your home office in favour of your productivity. What I did in mine was left all the windows without any curtains whatsoever. This way, there’s more light coming into the room, making it brighter, which in turn is more inspiring and makes it harder to fall into the trap of that middle-of-the-day sleep craving. Of course, I strategically placed my computer desk in a position so that there is no glare to affect my eyesight while working. Moreover, I installed white light bulbs as these are known to set a better working atmosphere rather than yellow lights which give a more laid-back ambiance. Yellow lighting is nice, but then again, you have work to do in that room. Leave the sweet pleasures of falling in your comfort zone for the bedroom.

Details Matter
The thing about details is that they are not just details – they make the design. For the ultimate cosy feel, it would be a great idea to add a fluffy rug on the ground so that it adds a comfy touch to the room. To add up to the sleek design of my office I chose a greyish rug which paired well with the all-white set of modern office furniture. It also matched perfectly well with the cushions on the corner sofa and the rest of the office accessories in the room. The perfect contemporary colour blend.

Last but not least, in order to break the white-grey monotony, to give the room a colourful stylish boost as well as to give myself the motivational boost that I so much need from time to time, I created an art wall. I put nothing but the most creative and positive mindset building quotes and photos on it, which help me get through tough days. Motivation is a crucial ingredient for optimum success in any field. Practice it daily.

Rock This Boat With New Kids On The Block Season 2

One of my favorite bands growing up was New Kids On the Block. I had everything of theirs and of course was in love with them. I was a child and they were the biggest boy group on the planet. I dreamed of one day marrying Joey, but who hasn’t. Today they all have their own careers and just recently reunited as a band and also for other work. They are staring in a new reality series called Rock This Boat. The season 2 premiere is June 1st 2016. The show will air on Wednesdays this summer at 8PM ET/7PM CT on Pop TV.

In season two of ROCK THIS BOAT: NKOTB, the cameras focus directly on the band with unprecedented access to all five members as they engage with each other and rock out with their fans, both on- and off-stage. This season will give fans a whole new perspective on the NKOTB cruise as they experience it through the band members’ eyes with pre-cruise video shot in their homes, exclusive access to rehearsals for deck parties and concerts, and revealing looks inside their cabins. Also, new for season two are five consulting producers behind the camera who are die-hard NKOTB fans, representing the voice and perspective of the band’s most loyal followers.

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Have you seen the show? Just watching brought back so many memories from my childhood.

Whats your favorite New Kids On The Block song? Mine is The Right Stuff!

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Celebrate the Super Hero In your Family This Graduation Season

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Last year marked a big one for us as a family; my husband graduated with his Ph.D.

It was a long, hard road, but he made it.

He is truly a super hero to me.

He received so many amazing gifts; I made sure that my gift was personalized so he would cherish it while it’s hanging in his office one day.

I got him a personalized frame for his diploma to hang on his wall. Here’s they best part, attached to the frame is a pen holder. He can put a pen there, so he always knows where it is when he needs it.

The two things this super hero in my family will be using more than anything else are pens and a tablet. The pens for writing down data and the computer for logging it all in.

My husband is a molecular biologist so taking notes and writing down data is most of his work, having a good working pen on hand is critical in his field.

Cross not only has the perfect gift in their beautiful Cross Century Collection of pens but thanks to the new Cross Tech2™ Marvel Collection you can find one with a classic super hero design that fits your grad. Is he or she more Iron Man, Captain America or maybe Spider-Man? These ballpoint pens offer a beautiful way to celebrate the importance of the job while still reminding each person of the super hero within.

For those, like my husband, who will find themselves working with paper and a tablet, the Cross Tech2™ Marvel Multifunction pens have a nice addition, a stylus on the top to help navigate touchscreens. The Cross Tech2™ Marvel Multifunction Collection is a heroic combo of a ballpoint pen and a stylus in one.

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Character-themed design details
• Beautiful translucent lacquer finishes with metallic detail
• Presented in a luxury gift box with a Marvel-themed sleeve
• Lifetime Mechanical Guarantee
About the Finish
• A translucent deep blue lacquer featuring Captain America design details and rhodium-plated appointments
About the Tip
• Click-off cap
• Specially formulated ink flows freely like a fountain pen
• Includes 1 Black Gel Ink Rollerball Refill (#8523) in pen
• Can be converted into a ballpoint pen or creamy porous felt-tip pen by changing the refill to the desired type of tip.

I love the Spider-Man pen for my husband because it comes in his favorite bold colors, blue and red. Then there is the story of Spider-Man, a great super hero because not only does he save lives, but his superpowers come from a radioactive spider bite he received in, you guessed it, a lab.

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So which pen would you choose for the super hero in your family?

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