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Gifts for the Man in Your Life: Jord Watches

June 17, 2015 By · 4 Comments

Disclosure: We were sent a Jord Watch for review purposes. All pictures and opinions are our own.

jordwatchAntonio, aka SoccerBoy recently graduated from High School and I was so happy to be able to give him a Jord Watch as a graduation gift (one reason I had to wait to do this post). While most of your teens are all about their phones and not caring about having the time on their wrist that is not him. He constantly looks at his wrist when someone asks about the time and immediately pulls out his phone. He had brought up a few months ago how much better it would be if he could have a watch for when he goes to college/work after he graduated high school so I was already hoping to find him one. Jord Watch wrote and asked if I’d like a chance at reviewing their lovely watches, at first I wasn’t too sure but since I knew SoccerBoy had mentioned wanting one I wondered if they had one in his size. They absolutely did and they had quite the selection once I found his wrist size.

In the photos above you can see the watch arrived in a very protected box, I call it a pandoras box because I couldn’t immediately open it. Not to worry it isn’t that hard I just thought you lifted it up. haha. Inside it is protected by the lovely (tiny) pillow to secure it and it also has a layer of bubble wrap around it so it won’t scratch or bump during its trip to you. Every night he takes his watch off and places it back in the box. We got the Fieldcrest Natural Green Jord Watch to review.

Watch Details:

  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Scratch Resistant Mineral
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2035)
  • Case Width: 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Lug Ends: 49mm
  • Band Length: 205mm
  • Band Thickness: 20mm

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Build-a-Bear Workshop Starts School with a Big Splash!

September 29, 2014 By · 57 Comments

Disclosure: This is a review, the product mentioned was sent to us to review. But I loved it and thought you and/or your children would too.

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Just at the beginning of the school year my kids got a surprise at the front door. Build-a-Bear Workshop wanted to start their education off with a great big splash and had sent us some of their new Summer pals. The kids were definitely excited with their new-found-friends especially Mr.Nicoli once his siblings were at school he decided to help himself to see what was inside this “special package” we’d got that his siblings wanted to open so badly, but since he’d been in tears at the beginning of them going back to school I had told them that he would get the honors of opening it the following day so when they went off to school he’d have something fun to do. Boy did he too. By the way, Build-a-Bear Workshop now has puppets. I’m not sure if they always have or if this was something new but to me it was definitely new and I love it. With a toddler puppets can definitely come in handy as you can instruct them to chat with the little ones and they always talk back to the puppets even if it is toddler talk.
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Skylanders Swap Force Makes Great Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids!

February 14, 2014 By · No Comments

(Disclosure: We were sent a box of Valentine’s Day Cards for review purposes)

Just in the nick of time! As this week ticked by it felt as it if was on fast forward and I never made it to the store to get Valentine’s Day cards for Little A’s “Friendship Party Exchange.” If I forgot the precious cards would he be the only child that didn’t do an exchange? Eeek, I couldn’t have that but thankfully, yesterday afternoon the UPS man dropped off a special box. The box was a review I promised to do and what was inside the box, Skylanders Swap Force Valentine’s Day Cards, which meant no longer 45 minute trip to Walmart to get cards.

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First if you haven’t heard of Skylanders Swap Force might mean you don’t have an Xbox 360 or the Wii because this is fast becoming a very popular game among children. Each piece has a whole selection of things the character can do, kids are loving these. To me these remind me of the game Magic from my own childhood, but I don’t have the game so I’m not sure, I just know my son would LOVE this game and of course the Xbox 360. When he saw the Valentine Box of Skylanders Cards he shouted, “yes” and did a fist pump into the air and didn’t miss the beat of telling me I was the coolest mom EVER. Hey, coming from my first grader that is a high title.
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Matilda Jane Clothing Paint By Numbers Review & Giveaway

December 18, 2013 By · 20 Comments

Disclosure: We were sent an outfit in order to do a fair review.  There was no other compensation, all pictures and opinions are my own. 

As Denise DeMarchis (founder of Matilda Jane Clothing) would say, “It’s all about making a little girl… a little girl.” Who wouldn’t agree with a statement like that and want to take a peek of clothes that do just that. I must admit I loved so many of the outfits, the tops, the bottoms and of course the tiny little dresses. Girls these days are being pushed to wear clothes that are so much older than they should be looking and I love the fact she is trying to keep the Matilda Jane Clothing line for the innocent look.

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Matilda Jane Clothing is known as the unpredictable clothing company because there are so many styles and you can mix and match everything, which is perfect for a girl. Denise, the founder and designer of these adorable outfits wanted to make it so moms and daughters weren’t fighting in the morning over what the child was wearing, no longer would a mom have to say “You aren’t wearing that out of the house.” Instead she wanted an outfit that would make a girl smile from ear to ear and have an outfit simple, yet cute enough to show off the little girl wearing it, not about all the bling and dazzle on the outfit and overlook the child. Here is the best part, if you like any of these outfits they can be made in little girl sizes, tween/teen and adult sizes so everyone can wear them.
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Holiday Gift Guide ~ Mega Bloks for All Ages

December 16, 2013 By · No Comments

MegaBloks has definitely struck the right cord with my family with their holiday gift guide. I mean they had something for all my kids, that includes the 16 yr old to the 7-month-old. My kids have always loved building blocks because they can let their imagination run wild, they can make cars, boats, war scenes, to towers and castles if they want. What I love about Megabloks is the fact that they come in all different shapes and sizes. If you have a baby they have the really big bloks that fit into their hands and aren’t too small that they’ll choke on and easy enough for them to build. As they get older the bloks get smaller to give them more of a challenge and of course the older they are the more that will be in a kit.

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MegaBloks for your littlest one has their Mega Bloks Big Building Bag, 80-Piece (Classic) and Nicoli’s favorite BillyBeats. First Builders Billy Beats Dancing Piano  is designed for children between the ages of 1-5.  He is a dancing piano that not only plays music as you push the keys, errrr bloks but it also lights up as his head bops to the music. If you aren’t in the mood for music you can turn it off, on low or of course medium. It plays a dancing beat, a learn to play one where it lights up the key for you to tap along. Finally, you can discover the music by pushing the buttons and learning what sound comes from it. Oh and before I forget you can also here different sounds such as the funky DJ, animal sounds and classic piano.  They even have the perfect little stocking stuffers for them, the First Builders Block buddies friends which have three buddies in them. Ours had a tiny brown puppy, a little girl with orange hair and a little boy with blonde hair.
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