Disclosure:  This item was provided at no cost to me in exchange for a review.  No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

 

The Jord Conway Series Walnut and Jet Black isn’t my first Jord watch. I got one over two years ago from my wife – a sleeker Fieldcrest that I babied at first. I thought a wood watch couldn’t hold up to work. So, I’d wear it to special occasions, but wear my old Casio for work. I’d catch it on a door or have one of the kids pull at it. Each time, I looked down expecting to find the wooden links broken, or at least cracked. But I eventually started wearing it daily. The links don’t seem to pinch arm hair quite as badly as a metal band, and I don’t have a single scrape on it. It’s noticed far more often than other, more expensive watches and is far lighter. There’s a side benefit that makes it a great option for travelers, attorneys, or anyone who spends their days in high-security areas – it’s wood. It must have more than a couple grams of ferrous metal in the latch, the mechanism, buttons and the rods that hold the band together. But standard metal detectors don’t even seem to register it. I’ve had a couple people ask about getting them wet and if they float. According to Jord, they are considered “splash proof” which seems to mean you can wash your hands, wear them in the rain, or work out while wearing them – all things I’ve done while wearing mine. The Conway Series along with several other models, have chronographs.

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You can see how awesome this watch is.  Another big improvement over my last Jord watch, was the packaging.  Normally, I am typical guy and could care less what my item comes in as long as it is safe.  But opening this box was an experience and made me feel as if a lot of care went into each watch and specifically MY watch.

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If your big concern on these watches is the price point, then please put that worry aside and use code MUDPIESANDTIARAS for 25% off your entire order! 

Also you can visit this site and enter to win $100 towards the purchase of ANY Jord watch.  They have them for both men and women.

 

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I received free products and resources in order to write this post and share this giveaway. No financial compensation was received. All opinions are always my own.

Years ago my mom called me and said she was mailing me a book that I simply HAD to read. She does not do this often, so I anxiously awaited the package. Finally, the book arrived and it was called “Same Kind of Different As Me.” Once the kids were in bed I opened the cover and began reading. Within 48 hours, I had finished the book and called my mom so we could discuss it. It was an amazing book. Then recently I was reached out to in order to gauge my interest in helping to promote a movie that is releasing this October. You can imagine the joy that filled me when I saw the movie was called Same Kind of Different As Me!

“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” Words of wisdom from a homeless drifter; words that never would be shared with the world if not for a wayward husband, a forgiving wife, and an unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together.

With more money than they could ever possibly need, Ron and Debbie Hall have everything they could ever want … except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, Debbie invites him to stay—as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. But when her request includes serving the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, Ron would prefer to write a large check instead. Guided by her faith and spurred on by the dream of a homeless man she senses will change their city, Debbie befriends a disenfranchised man named Denver. More surprisingly, so does Ron. Despite vast differences, their lives begin to intersect and they all are changed … forever.

I must have watched this trailer half a dozen times now.  The cast includes Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight.  The movie will release October 20, 2017, but you can secure tickets and learn more by visiting their website today.

I am so excited for this release and cannot wait to see it.  Plus….BONUS!  I have two FREE Fandango movie tickets to offer to one lucky reader so you can go see Same Kind of Different As Me!!!

Enter below for your chance to win!

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

This information is brought to you by ERA Organics. All opinions are my own. #SummerGuide

Finding the right products to use on your skin can be tricky. If you have sensitive skin – you probably have limited options. Plus many of the skin care products have ingredients that aren’t natural. Era Organics makes a line of skin care products that are gentle on your skin and are enhanced with organic ingredients including Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Hemp Oil for added healing and moisturizing power.

These definitely sound like products our girls would like.  As Kayla enters high school, she is caring more and more about what goes on her skin and the products that she uses.

ERA Organic makes many products but you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, dry skin or if you are looking for anti-itch cream, you must check out these products.We are giving away a prize pack of some of their awesome products.

Elixir:

The Elixir is pH balanced, cruelty free, paraben free, alcohol free, non-toxic, non-hormonal, steroid free and without any useless fillers so you get a power pack of nutrients with each use.

 

It has 7 powerful ingredients used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rashes proven to help repair cracked, dry and damaged skinincluding manuka honey, aloe vera, coconut oil, MSM, vitamin E, hemp seed oil and cehami extract to strengthen your skin’s immune system and ability to fight infection.

 

Dead Sea Mud Mask:

It’s like a spa quality facial treatment as seen in US Weekly, Life & Style and Wellness Magazine.

What You Can Expect For Your Skin:

  • Absorb excess oils, dirt and toxins
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Boost healing, improve elasticity
  • Exfoliate, cleanse and minimize pores
  • Remove blackheads
  • Treat acne and prevent future breakouts
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Your Skin Will Love the Dead Sea Mud:

  • Calcium boosts cell renewal and refreshes skin
  • Sodium fights off damaging free radicals that cause premature aging
  • Magnesium slows aging, soothes damaged skin and protects from rashes
  • Sulfer helps detoxify skin from impurities
  • Potassium helps balance skin’s moisture
  • Bromide repairs cells to restore a healthy complexion

 

Microdermabrasion Face Scrub:

This at home microdermabrasion face scrub gently loosens dirt, grime and dull skin while nourishing your cells- leaving healthy, beautiful skin. Get a softer, more youthful complexion in minutes.

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You can read more about these products at SavingYouDinero.com.

One lucky reader is going to win a prize pack of all of these products! Just Enter Below. Giveaway ends on 7/28/17 at 1159pm EST. It is open to US Residents.

Please note – the blogger is not responsible to fulfill the prize.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I received these products from Yum! Spa for free in order to do this review.  All opinions are my own and no financial compensation was received.

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Our received a sweet new addition a few weeks ago in the form of a 7 year old foster daughter.  She is a very girly girl and loves dresses and skirts and twirly dresses.  The first time we gave her a bath here, I gave her some of my scented lotion to put on and her little face just lit up!  She walked around asking everyone to smell her arm and she was so proud and you could tell she felt so grown up.  Literally the next day I received an email from Yum! Spa wanting to know if I wanted to review their line of girl’s bathing products. Um…yes please!

They sent us 3 items to try out with her:

·       16 oz. 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner  

·       6 oz. Shimmer Mist with floating sparkles

·       8 oz. Shimmer Lotion that adds a dash of glitter and shine to skin

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These products are part of The Village Company.

“The Village Company (TVC) has a long and rich heritage in personal care products. Originally known as Minnetonka, Inc., TVC markets some of the country’s most endearing and enduring heritage brands including Mr. Bubble, the #1 bubble bath brand in children’s bath; Sesame Street kids bath products; Village Naturals Therapy and Aromatherapy bath products; Soft & Dri deodorant; Depp hair gels; and La Bella hair and skincare products. The company’s brands are widely distributed through leading retailers in the food, drug, mass and beauty channels.”

Honestly, we love all three of these products.  She calls the Shampoo/Conditioner her “ice cream shampoo” and it’s her first choice for all her baths/showers.  She asks me to use her sparkly body mist every morning.  After each bath she takes her time applying her sparkle lotion on every inch of skin. LOL!  She loves watching the sparkles in the sunshine.  All of these products smell great and are perfect for little girly girls! These products are available at Walmart.

One lucky reader is going to win their own set of products from Yum! Spa.  Enter below for your chance to win.

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

**“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”**

The school year is winding down.  Our kids are doing a daily countdown and I think we have something like 15 days of school left.  I know our summer will include trips to parks, lakes, swimming, fishing, bike rides and other outdoor fun, but on rainy days it is nice to have a plan for some indoor fun.  I would love to watch this cute new movie, Max 2: White House Hero.

Man’s Best Friend Is The Country’s Biggest Hero

MAX 2: White House Hero

The All-New Original Movie Is Available on DVD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack On May 23, 2017 & Digital HD Now.

Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action in “Max 2: White House Hero.” His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C. to serve on the U.S. president’s Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly-sensitive mission will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.

Visit the Max 2: White House Hero Website:
http://max-themovie.com/

Follow Max on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MaxMovie

You don’t have to wait for summer break though.  Have some fun right now, by playing with this free app.

• Help Max save TJ and Alex! Click anywhere on the game screen to jump over obstacles and make your best time.
• Watch the trailer and buy Max 2: White House Hero on DVD & Blu-ray May 23.

Ready for the giveaway?  Enter below for your chance to win the Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD copy of Max 2!

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen