Horsing Around with JORD Wood Watches #JordWatch @Woodwatches_com

Horsing Around with JORD Wood Watches

By Erin

*Disclosure: I received product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*


Earlier this month as I was getting ready to leave for Disney World, Jord Watches approached me about trying out one of their wooden watches. A wooden watch? How interesting… so I checked it out. I was rather intrigued. Jord is Swedish for “earth, soil, and land.” Being that I am 1/2 Swedish, this caught my attention even more. Jord is sustainable, efficient, simple, and influenced by experiential living. Their timepieces were derived from the desire for a timepiece that was made of natural elements and modeled a modern design and lifestyle.  While browsing through their collection, I saw quite a few different watches that caught my eye and were something I’d choose for myself. I loved the modern and Earthy designs. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, I was happy to see that the company lives, works, and plays in the United States. In St. Louis, Missouri. Jord features beautifully crafted pieces that are as unique and distinctive as its owner. Each watch is custom fit to your wrist for the perfect fit. The beauty of the wood shines through each piece, each individual grain and sparkly jewel showing off the visible craftsmanship and unyielding utility. Some of their current series of watches feature bamboo, maple, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, zebrawood, and koa.

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So which watch did I choose? I chose the Sidney Series, in Maple and Rose Gold. The Sidney series was designed in an effort to capture both the venturesome spirit and quintessential styling of a modern watch wearer. The chronograph functionality is lightened by the iridescent dial and fixed crystal bezel. The Sidney is bold and reaches beyond a typical lady’s sport timepiece. The watches come in a series of wood colors and styles, and there are several models to choose from; all at their own price point. There are men’s, women’s and unisex models to choose from. These luxury watches, range in price from $120 to $295. The Sidney Series one pictured in this post runs for $199.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE, how the watch arrives to you, in the gorgeous wooden box shown above on its own pillow. It makes for a great place to store your watch when you’re not wearing it.  Usually I’d just throw the case away, as most just come in an ugly plastic case that you wouldn’t even think of keeping. But, THIS! I love. The metal clasp makes it easy to put the watch on and off and the link pieces are surprisingly durable and sturdy. It does not pop off and doesn’t get too lose on me (due to the custom fit, and why they have you measure your wrist when placing your order I’m sure). In a nutshell these watches are beautiful, functional, and sustainable. So where have I gone with my watch? 


The watch isn’t completely water safe, though you don’t need to worry about getting a splash on it. My watch spent the day near water, and was just fine. 😉 Do not submerge it in water (it’s untreated wood, so it expands when it gets really wet.) Wood watches by JORD are produced with all natural and untreated woods. This keeps them hypoallergenic and maintains the true finish of the wood and since wood is inherently porous, it is prone to dirt and oil. For best cleaning results, mix two tablespoons each of olive oil and lemon juice and apply with a soft cotton cloth. It is recommended that you apply a natural coating such as beeswax, butcher block oil, or walnut oil to help to protect it against damage and improve the durability of the wood while helping to maintain the moisture balance (prevent drying or cracking). I have not done this yet, but I probably should.

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Kick Off Your Summer with the Free Kraft Cookbook!

Kick Off Your Summer with the Free Kraft Cookbook!

By Erin

*Todays Post is Sponsored by Lunchbox. I love a good recipe as I am a total foodie, and this cookbook won’t dissapoint! All thoughts and opinions are my own*

Summer is just around the corner, so let Kraft help you plan the perfect celebration with the “Kick Off Your Summer” cookbook! In this cookbook, you’ll find delicious recipes and tips for your picnics, cook-offs, parties and more so you can be known as the “Official Cook of the Summer!”

*Download Cookbook by clicking above image!* This asset will start an automatic download of the Kraft “Kick Off Your Summer” cookbook.*

One of my favorite recipes that you will find in this cookbook is the PHILADELPHIA Fruit Pizza!!


Prep Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 59 min. plus refrigerating | Makes: 12 servings


  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz. each) refrigerated sliceable cookies, sliced
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups assorted fresh fruit (kiwi and strawberry slices, red & black raspberries, drained canned mandarin oranges)
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves, pressed through sieve to remove lumps
  • 1 Tbsp. water


  1. HEAT oven to 375°F
  2. LINE 12-inch pizza pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Arrange cookie dough slices in single layer in prepared pan; press together to completely cover bottom of pan. Bake 14 min.; cool completely.
  3. INVERT onto plate; carefully remove foil. Turn crust over; place on plate.
  4. BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended; spread onto crust. Top with fruit.
  5. MIX preserves and water; brush onto fruit. Refrigerate 2 hours. ENJOY!!

Create Your Tomorrow ,Today with Tomorrowland! In Theaters NOW!

Create Your Tomorrow Today with Tomorrowland!

By Mary Lansing & Erin

Is it just me, or does Disney keep pulling out all the stops with their films? Whether its Big Hero 6, Into the Woods or all they’re accomplishing with The Marvel Universe, it can be hard to come up for air when so much pure awesome-ness is surrounding you at the movie theatre.

Their newest gem? Tomorrowland, hitting the big screen TODAY, May 22nd. I was treated to an advanced IMAX screening and let me tell you, it will not disappoint. Tomorrowland is easily my favorite part to visit at Disneyland, but what if a land where anything truly is possible existed? With a world of tomorrow’s happening every, single day.

That’s just what happens when we’re introduced to a young Frank Walker (later played by George Clooney). The era is mid 1960s, & this adorable young chap has taken a grueling long bus trek to enter The New York’s World Fair & show off his jetpack invention to the powers that be at this event. “The powers that be” is Mr. David Nix (Hugh Laurie), who is less than impressed at this boy in front of him, as he excuses him away, a little girl named Athena (Raffey Cassidy) sees some kind of magic in Frank, & offers him a mysterious pin, encouraging him to check out an attraction (I am not going to tell you, but I will just say: It’s an attraction we all know & love!). There, he is transported to a fantastic, not of this world place, where little Frank’s jetpacks seem like nothing compared to this city of Tomorrowland.


Fast forward to now, & we’re introduced to young rebel, Casey (Britt Robertson). Casey’s Dad (Tim McGraw) works at NASA but, alas, things are changing & his job is in jeopardy. Casey finds much of the current state of the world not good, & therefore does her own kinds of things to try to change that. When one of her antics lands her in jail, she soon discovers that she now has one of those mysterious pins, when her bail is posted & her belongings are returned. As you’ve probably seen in the trailers, just picking up this “T” pin, transports Casey to who knows where. Not one to let things slide, she next sets out on an adventure to discover more about this pin.

Luckily, it is then that Casey meets a young girl….I will let you guess who this is once again 😉 & thus, their own road trip begins in order for Casey to connect with the now-recluse Frank.

Visually, this film is outstanding. I cannot recommend enough to see & soak in all its beauty in IMAX. With so many twists & turns, I want to be careful not to give too much away. Director Brad Bird is certainly on the right path at securing his place in the world of the Director for futuristic, sci-fi films. Think no further than his last Disney collaboration, 2005’s The Incredibles. The dynamics of this cast is pure gold, as well. What continued to amaze me throughout the course of Tomorrowland, were the strong performances led by Robertson & Cassidy; these young women have the chops to not only hold their own among some of the film industry’s leading men, but are paving their path to become A list status, as well.

This also goes for Clooney. Always a superb performer, I do admit I wondered what it would be like seeing him play against such fresh, new talent. He absolutely shines, & the role of Frank Walker was made for him; word is this role was written for him, personally, & it shows.

Tomorrowland is playing everywhere today, & while it’s a great choice for the family, I especially recommend it for families with children over 12.



Along Comes Mary

*Mary Lansing* is a 20 something year old living in Sunny Southern California with her boyfriend, Mike & dog, Hammond and runs the blog, Along Comes MaryShe is a Gluten Free Pescatarian, and her occupation in life is having as much fun as possible as well as occasionally working in the technical side of theatre.