Jord Wood Watch Review + Giveaway

*This post was sponsored by Jord Watches, as always these opinions are true and my own!*

So I have to admit,

I have an obsession…… I loooooove watches!

Look on my dresser an you’ll find my large and still growing collection. I cant help it, and I can never resist one when it catches my eye.

For me the more unique the better! Its the finishing touch to any outfit.

Also now that I live that #momlife, I need something versatile. Something that I can wear on the daily school run but also dress up when one of our date nights rolls around!

That why I’ve fallen in love with Jord Wood watches

jord watch, wooden watch

Could you ever get more unique than a watch made out of wood?

These watches are high quality, stylish and beautifully hand crafted! They have so many designs that you’re sure to find one (or maybe two….) to suit your own personal style!

I cant even tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten on my Fieldcrest Zebrawood and Maple watch! (Find out more about this beauty here

Can I tell you what else I love?

These watches can come specially sized to fit perfectly right out of the box! If you’re like me and have super skinny (like annoyingly skinny!) wrists. You know how annoying it is to buy a brand new watch and be soooo excited to wear it, only to have to wait until it’s sized…

My watch came to me fitting perfectly right out of the package, ready to head out with me on my daily errands! Me and this watch were a perfect match from day one!

jord watch, wooden watch

With fall quickly approaching, who wouldn’t want to add an amazing accessory to their wardrobe?

I’ve teamed up with Jord to offer you an amzing giveaway!

The best part is everyone is a winner! Seriously EVERYONE!!

One Lucky winner will receive a $75 e gift card to put towards the watch of their choice. Here’s the thing… Everyone who enters automatically gets a $20 e gift card emailed to them!

How amazing is that?

Enter this amazing giveaway HERE !

Giveaway closes Sept 6th at 11:59 pm

Good luck to everyone that enters! (be sure to let me know which watch you pick! I might just have to pick up another one….or two..)

Cool Watches

xo, Fran


“Cowabunga Dudes!” Ninja Party Details (Part 2)

These next two projects were totally inspired by Pinterest!

These super easy turtle shells were made out of roasting pans I found at the dollar store! The burlap ribbon is also from there! 

I tried using acrylic paint, it didn’t work. We actually had to buy spray paint that worked perfectly and was way faster than painting these by hand!

I’m using these as decor, but you could easily extend the ribbon and make it wearable for your little ones! 
I got this next idea while still at the dollar store.

I was trying to figure out a fun way to display the cupcakes we’re having made for Frankie’s party. While going through the barbecue supply section I found these pizza pans! The design on the back was a perfect shell  pattern! 

A little paint, some wooden spindles from the local hardware store and we’ve got a cake stand! 

(Mike left me alone with his drill. I assembled everything myself and yes one of them is a little off center, which he was very quick to point out! I could honestly care less! I’m super proud of how they turned out!)

For extra support I doubled the pans (they’re pretty thin!) I also added a piece of cardboard so it wouldn’t be as flimsy! 

Everything is coming together and I can’t wait for the weekend! Partially because I’m super excited to see Frankie’s reaction, but mostly because this mama is exhausted!! 

I’m so happy I’ve been able to find most of these supplies on the cheap side! 

Well if you’ll excuse me I’m still drowning in Ninja Turtle things over here! It’s time to get back to work! (If I never see another turtle my whole life, it will be too soon!)

Look out for the full party recap next week so you can see what else I’ve been up to and how everything came together! 
xo, Fran

“Cowabunga Dudes!” Ninja Turtles party details (Part 1)

Every year Frankie has a new obsession!

Parents you know what I’m talking about….

With each passing year there the new “cool” show or movie that seems to take over everything!

This year it’s all about TMNT.

Thankfully I turned to my trusted BFF Pinterest, who had no shortage of “Totally Radical!” ideas. (do they still talk like that? Or was that just on the 90’s version? I’ll have to ask Frankie…)

This year we’ll be having 2 separate parties one with his friends. This party will be at a local grocery store who have cooking classes! At this party Frankie and his friends will get to make their own pizza’s and decorate some cupcakes to bring home!

The second party will be the usual family pool party we have at my in laws house.

So I’ve broken these posts up into a few different parts! I’m so excited to share all the fun projects and little details going into these parties!

I found the idea and tutorial to make these awesome “sewer grates” on Pinterest. I’m actually really proud of my end result. (They don’t look as good as the original, which you can find Here .) Nevertheless I love them!

I’m also super lucky to find local Canadian small shops that make amazing products! Seriously this party would be nothing without them!

ninja turtles party

My VERY talented cousin has started his own graphic design business which you can find here  He’s done the invitations for every birthday party we’ve had. (Also my new logo, business cards and Facebook design are all thanks to him!)

He knows once the summer rolls around, it’s time for some fun and is always excited to get to work on the new theme! This year he came through BIG TIME with our pizza menu style invitations and these personalized stickers for our Loot Bag pizza boxes! Seriously how amazing are they!

I Also found an amazing small business that makes excellent quality and adorable masks!  4 D Farms is AWESOME!! They have such a large variety of designs, reasonably priced and fantatsic customer service!

I know the kids will absolutly love their masks!

Ninja Turtles party

Besides the masks, the kids will get some other goodies!

Included in a valupack I purchased were

  • noisemakers
  • spinning tops
  • a watch game
  • keychain

Then I also added:

  • Matching boucey balls
  • Ninja stars
  • Turtle ooze
  • CANDY of course (including gummy pizzas and TOXIC WASTE candy!)

Everything is coming together!

I can’t wait to see it all done! (Also, to get some rest! This mama has been on the go!)

Check back in for some other project I’m working on with Items you can find at your local dollar store!

For now I’m back to work!