Jord Ely Maple Wood Watch Review

Paul from Wood Watches by Jord sent me one of their Ely Maple watches to review {ARV $129}

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Before Paul contacted me I had never heard of a wood watch. I was definitely intrigued and excited to partner with Jord to tell you all more about them.

Beyond the fact that these watches are stunning to look at, they serve a greater purpose. These modern watches are a sustainable product. I know that is a movement that many of you hold dear in your hearts so make sure you check out all of their mens and womens watches to find one that suits you best.

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I found my Jord watch to be comfortable, easy to put on and take off, stylish and an all-around bonus to my everyday wardrobe. I know you will feel the same way I do.

So why does Jord create these watches? First of all, because, duh, they’re awesome, but more importantly see what else they have to say:

Our style is guided by a deep appreciation for natural elements and modern design. Wood is not just a component of our watches, it is the main feature. The intricacy and multiplicity of the woods we utilize in our designs insure that each watch is as distinctive as the owner. (


Overall, I am very pleased and impressed by my Jord wood watch.


I was not paid to write this post. These are my own opinions. I exchanged my review for this product.


Black & Decker 20V MAX Lithium Pivot Vac Review

Black & Decker sent me one of their new Vacs to test out and I have to say that I LOVE IT!

You see, I have been desperately wanting a little cordless hand-vac for a while. A long while. And, did I mention desperately?

I currently have a big, older vacuum that I hardly use because we have no carpeting in the house. About every month or so the amount of ‘unintentional trailmix’ covering my van floor gets out of control and needs to be vacuumed out. Lugging the big ol’ vacuum outside, searching for the single coveted extension cord, and trying to reach that hose across the van without the vacuum falling over and penetrating one of my children’s skulls gets a little monotonous. This is the desperation I’m talking about.

Well, friends, I did not just get any old hand held, cordless vacuum. I got the king of them all. Without further ado, I introduce to you the Black & Decker 20V MAX Lithium Pivot Vac:



Just look what this little guy can do:

BDH2000PL_3I haven’t seen such amazing pivoting action since Larry Bird. That picture above shows the 6 different angles you can pivot this vacuum to accommodate you in your cleaning. Check out Susie Homemaker cleaning well above her head with ease:

BDH2000PL_A2 As someone who is 4’11” tall (gasp, it’s true) I need this kind of cleaning tool in my life. Now that I have it, I cannot live without it. To see all of the other great features visit the website here. You see now why I call this guy the king? Of curse, no king is complete without his throne. Check out this throne, people:



The king can sit on his throne, in a compact way and juice up for the next mess that will inevitably happen.

Remember my van-cleaning woes? Here are some before shots of my van. Remember, this is a judgement free zone:

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We kind of use this van like a pickup truck. We have hauled bags upon bags of mulch, plants and even children. Most of the mess is mulch, soil and that ‘unintentional trailmix’ that comes about from multiple episodes of snacking and driving.

See how easily this vacuum cleaned up every bit of mess that it (please excuse the poor camera skills):

In the end, after maybe 7 minutes of vacuuming, the van was as clean as it has ever been since we’ve owned it and the vacuum was full of dirty, mulchy ‘unintentional trailmix’ with a touch of husky hair. Emptying the vacuum is simple and can be done with one hand.



Here is the 7 minutes of work results:

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It’s not perfect (and neither are we) but now I don’t have to give my “Boy, we really need to clean this van” line every time we open the doors in a public place.

So we know this is an amazing vacuum for my van, but I also have to note that it works wonders on door mats, under couch cushions, collection dog hair clumps from under the bed and more!



My Interview with Jonathan Scott from HGTV

I recently had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview Jonathan Scott, start of HGTV’s shows Property Brothers and Brother Vs. Brother.

Unless you are living under a rock the size of Rhode Island, you have seen Jonathan, and his twin brother Drew doing some amazing things with houses on their shows.

Here is what Jonathan had to say in response to my questions:

Boba Wrap Review

Boba sent me one of the Boba Wrap carriers to review {ARV $38}.

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I do own a Boba 3G but have never owned a wrap, of any kind, so I was excited to get this Boba Wrap to try out on my 25 lb 2 year old. The maximum limits for the Boba Wrap are 35 lbs and 36 months so I knew it would be a great fit.

Once I opened up my Boba Wrap I was immediately drawn to how stretchy and soft the farbic was. I now understand why so many moms love the Boba Wrap for their precious little newborns and their soft and sensitive skin, and continue to love them throughout their childs first few years.

It took me just a few minutes to follow the instructions and figure out how to get my 2 year old set up correctly in the Boba Wrap. She is a clingy hugger so she loves being worn on the front, as opposed to being slung around to my backside with other carriers.

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I really love the ease of tying and untying the Boba Wrap to adjust sizing. It can be a hassle sometimes to adjust carriers with buckles, especially when you do not always have a free hand or two.

The Boba Wrap also comes with it’s own carrying pouch. Once inside the pouch, you can attach your Boba Wrap to your stroller or diaper bag, or even stick it in your glove compartment or backpack.

The Boba Wrap is a lightweight and hassle-free baby carrier and I am happy to have had the chance to review it.

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Silicon Baking Mat and Commercial Baking Sheet Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I was sent a Silicon Baking Mat and Commercial Baking sheet to review.


I currently had old baking sheets so this was a welcomed product. Of course, the only appropriate item to test these out was chocolate chip cookies.


I often have issues with cookies sticking to the pan or not cooking evenly but this was not the case with my new baking mat and sheet.

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As you can see, the cookies came out great and my sous chefs couldn’t agree more.

026It was so easy to take the cookies off of the baking mat. In fact, i barely had to clean it because there were just a few small smudges left over.

Baking cookies, or anything else for that matter, will never be the same again.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

ATTITUDE Product Review

I was sent a package of ATTITUDE products to review with my family.


ATTITUDE provides baby-friendly, carcinogen-free, environmentally-preferable (just to name a  few) cleaning and care products.

We have been diligently using and loving each of these products!

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The Laundry Detergent has worked great to get our clothing clean and I love that it is “free of any chemical linked to cancer (not even traces!).” Plus it is septic safe and not tested on animals. It is currently on sale for $8.99.

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The Dishwashing Liquid has been great to have on hand for those dishes I do not run through the dishwasher. I have to admit that I am a bit of a dishwashing liquid snob. I buy many of my household products in generic brands but I always purchased a specific brand name dishwashing liquid because it was the only one that worked well. I am happy to say that ATTITUDE dishwashing liquid has passed my test and really does get my dishes clean. It also has the benefits mentioned above for the laundry detergent. You can purchase it on sale for $3.99.

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The Toy & Surface Cleaner has been one of those products I never knew I couldn’t live without. I find myself using it all the time on our toys, especially with all of the sick germs going around right now. What was I using before this?! It also is free of cancer-causing chemicals and eco-friendly. You can purchase it on sale for $6.99

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The 2-in-1 Shampoo has been a great product for us. With two daughters that have lots of hair we go through a lot of shampoo. I worry about what is in our shampoos because it runs down their faces as we rinse it. I love knowing that this shampoo is vegetable based and free of harmful chemicals. You can purchase it on sale for $7.99.

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The Bubble Bath is something my girls look forward to. Most natural bath products do not produce the fun bubbles that every child wants in their bath. Though this is carcinogen-free and eco-friendly it still has a nice naturally-derived fragrance. We absolutely love this product and you can get it on sale for $7.99.

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The Foaming Hand Soap is another great product for the bathroom. My girls love how foamy the soap gets and I love the safe and eco-friendly ingredients. We will be sad when this runs out. You can purchase it on sale for $4.99.

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The Baby Wipes are a great product for on-the-go. I threw this into my diaper bag and have gone almost entirely through the package. Baby wipes are used on our children’s most sensitive parts and we should be conscience to what they are made of. I love that these are vegetable-based and biodegradable. You can purchase a pack on sale for $5.99.

ATTITUDE carries so many other great products which you can view here.

Overall, it has been a privilege to try out these amazing products and I know you will love them. They are safe for your family, friendly for the environment and even have fun packaging that everyone will love.


I was not paid to write this post. I exchanged my review for this product. These are my own opinions.

Baby Bullet Review

I was sent a Baby Bullet System to review.

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I have used food processors in the past for making baby food so I was excited to try out a system created for the purpose of making baby food.

It was very simple to set up right out of the box and we got right to making banana baby food. As you can see I added some yogurt as bananas are not the most liquid-y fruit.

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They pureed up fast and smoothly and we were able to pour them into the individual cups and freezer tray very easily.

The Baby Bullet comes with so many great features and tools like the recipe book, spatula and more.

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Under the Rainbow Giveaway Hop!

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