My JORD Watch

Just wanted to let y’all know how MUCH I love the JORD Wood Watch I got for my Husband! It came in last week and I haven’t put it away yet.. It’s too gorgeous to look at and I’ve tried it on myself and contemplated whether I want it for me instead hahaha!

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It came in a gorgeous real wood box and once opened it reveals the elegant yet professional (and manly if you’re giving it to your Hubby 😉 ) wooden watch. The details in the wood show how much love and care went into it’s creation. It even comes with oil to keep the wood from drying out!20171113_113816.jpg

 

Yes.. I will be giving it to my Husband for Christmas still because I’m not that selfish 😉 But it’s so beautifully made it definitely had me thinking for a bit.

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I highly recommend it to anyone whose loved one, friends, or family love watches. You can engrave it and make it special or leave it as is and cherish the work of art you (or they) get to walk around with everyday.

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I do believe I will be getting one for myself in the near future. I’m not a watch wearer but these have officially made me one 😉 Don’t forget about the simplykaraliz 25% off code for my readers! AND that I’m still hosting a giveaway for a chance to win $100 Store Credit – That’s almost the whole cost of a really great watch! Enter here!

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own!)

Penwizard Books

Hey y’all – Be prepared for a ton of gift idea posts because IT’S SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS I CAN SMELL IT! One gift I am so so so excited for is one for my Step-Daughter. I found out about Penwizard which is company that makes amazing personalized Children’s book that adds your kiddos INTO the action of which story you choose.

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They’ve got my step-daughter’s two favorite cartoons as options (Peppa and Paw Patrol) so I had a super hard time deciding but the Peppa book gives you the option of even creating a little avatar of them, sooo… Decision made — I am SO excited to see her reaction!

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It isn’t often you get to read a book with your little that’s all about them.

Each and every book Penwizard prints is unique, just like your child! Founded from a love of children and children’s books, Penwizard set up a company that took children’s publishing to the next level.

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For more than 10 years, they’ve used their skills and expertise to push the boundaries and create inspirational books where children actually appear in the illustrations. You can get 15% off* your entire order or personalized books at Penwizard, just in time for the holidays! Use code HOLIDAY15 at checkout. *Valid until 12/25/2017.

I CAN’T WAIT TO GET IT! Pictures to come once I do 😉 

Shoutout Saturday – Hidrate Spark 2.0 Bottle

Throwback Update: Just needed to have some parts replaced on my bottle and the customer service team was spectacular at assisting me quickly!! Love how long my bottle/batteries lasted and will continue to use this bottle! You can ask anyone I know, I seriously take this everywhere I go!! Great gift for Christmas!! 

I was SO excited when I got a notification from Instagram saying I was tagged in a post by Hidrate Spark.. I knew exactly what it was for – I had won their giveaway for one of their amazing Hidrate 2.0 Smart Water Bottles! I had been wanting one for SO long. I had seen so many different reviews for them and heard nothing but wonderful things, so was ecstatic to get my hands on one!

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I’d been wanting one of their bottles so badly because they are so unique in that it actually has lights that flash inside the bottle to remind you to drink water when you’re falling behind on your daily goal; The goals can be manually set by you *On their free app* (I set mine to manually be at ~88oz everyday) or you can set it to the “Recommended Daily Goal” which changes your goals day by day depending on your location (Temperature, Humidity, Elevation, Steps, etc) **Such an AMAZING feature! So innovative.

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Having the glowing reminders and your goal tracked really help, because it’s so incredibly important to stay hydrated and this bottle keeps you accountable. I honestly find myself feeling SO proud when I go OVER my goal, even if just a little! And I haven’t had a day yet where I don’t meet my goal! I’ve felt more energized, less groggy, have less headaches and just overall healthier since I’ve started using it!

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The bottle comes equip with bluetooth that allows it’s users to connect to it via the Hydrate app – And also connects to Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Google Fit, Withings and Jawbone Up! Makes me really want to go out and get a Fitbit.. I’ve almost gotten one twice now! All because I want to be able to sync it to my bottle hahaha!

I am so happy I won the giveaway and was able to get such a beautiful and high tech bottle! It’s made a huge difference in my health and life ALREADY. I highly recommend this to ANYONE! Especially people who are constantly on the go!

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Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle

Reviewed by simplykaraliz on Smart water bottle that glows to remind you to stay hydrated

Rating: 5

JORD Wood Watches

Giveaway!! At the end of this post! $100 Store Credit! && A 25% coupon code!

Yes, y’all I know – I’m currently obsessed with Christmas. So much so I’m pretty much completely done with Christmas shopping because I’ve been going on shopping sprees like a crazy person hahaha..

One gift I am SUPER stoked about is the JORD Wood Watch I’m getting my Husband!! He’s never found a watch he likes but has the sexy hairy man arms to rock them SO I got him a GORGEOUS JORD Dark Sandalwood watch – It’s the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life as they’re professional yet stylish and you can engrave them with sweet words of love and appreciation ❥Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 9.05.49 AM.pngJORD Watches create hand-crafted wood timepieces with raw material and refined designs – JORD is run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders. They spend their days creating, considering, arguing, and hopefully agreeing 😉 Then they’ll scrap it all for the joy of starting new. They have fun which is their journey. They are focused on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle.

We value sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living. We make our watches for people who don’t just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go. The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 9.06.41 AM.pngThese high quality watches can be your perfect gift to your loved ones (or yourself 😉 ) at a great price with 25% off for my readers with the code simplykaraliz

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AND! I’m currently hosting a giveaway for a chance to win $100 Store Credit – That’s almost the whole cost of a really great watch! Enter here!

(I was compensated for this post with an amazing watch for my Hubby for Christmas and genuinely cannot WAIT. All opinions are my own)

 

Holidays on a Budget

We’ve all been through it – Where our budget is a little tighter, especially with the holidays quickly approaching! During these times it’s important to be mindful of spending and try to be as smart with your purchases as possible!

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It’s easy to over spend when thinking of loved ones, Which is totally normal, by the way 😉 , but I’ve found some really easy ways to cut the costs without cutting the amazing gifts and decor!

  1. Buy gifts ahead of time (and hide them, of course) and have an excel sheet that keeps you organized! I start collecting gifts around June/July because we’ve got 3 November birthdays and Christmas quickly after!
  2. Get your decor and some gifts at the Dollar Store or at Target’s Dollar Section (I’m obsessed with this section…)
  3. Check on BSTF (Buy, Sell, Trade, Free) pages on Facebook! SO many people giving away their kids now unwanted toys at such discounted prices! (I’ve gotten most of my kids’ gifts from there!)
  4. Check Craigslist!! SO many people give away awesome free stuff and discounted toys/clothing for adults, kids, and pets!
  5. My newest found obsession… The Clearance area of Walmart! There are SO many brand new toys that can be up to 70% off!! Things my kids had seen on commercials that are no longer “hot toys” make for exciting gifts!
    • Also, check the clearance areas in kid’s clothing! There’s a ton of “out of season” clothes at extremely low prices! *Just make sure to buy a size or two up so they don’t out grow it by the next season! 😉 *

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If you cannot tell I’m already SO excited for the holidays and already planning but these are great tips for planning WAY ahead of time or right before!

Happy Holidays y’all!