Jord Wood Watches – Dover Series Review

Anyone who knows my, knows my Dad is a very special person in my life. He’s not materialistic, he’s happiest outdoors and most of time needs a little style advice. (Sorry Dad.) When Jord Wood Watches contacted me regarding a watch from their Dover Series. I knew straight away it would be something my Dad would love. Handcrafted, all natural wood they immediately caught his eye. I let him choose the one he liked the most as after all it will be on his wrist. He chose the Jord Wood Watches Dover Series Ebony and Copper one, its eye-catching but not too far out of his comfort zone. You can find it here.

After seeing the choices on offer my Mum couldn’t believe how eye catching the watches for women are. She said that if she saw someone wearing one in a shop she would definitely ask where they got it from. Coming from my Mum thats a huge compliment. The women’s selection can be found here. I particularly love the Jord Wood Watches Frankie Series Purpleheart & Plum its vibrant and would make any evening outfit. Due to our Jord Wood Watch coming directly from USA I thought it would take weeks, however it arrived really quickly with only a small customs charge. I wasn’t disappointed. The box it comes in is stunning. Wooden with a magnetic lid and secret drawer anyone who received it wouldn’t be disappointed you can tell instantly it’s well made and would make a lovely present. Perfect for the gentleman you love at Christmas. The watch comes presented in the box on a hessian style cushioning. The packaging definitely set a precedent for what I thought of the watch. It had the instant WOW factor.

The watch itself has a black strap with a beautiful ring of copper complimenting the face. The detailing is perfect, the back of the watch has a clear area so that you can see the mechanics of the watch, this really added to how it looked even if you can’t see it when the watch is on. My Dad said the fit was nice and the watch didn’t feel too heavy. The thing I noticed about Jord is their attention to detail. They asked for the wrist size before it arrived and it felt a really bespoke experience.

Overall, from a Man who doesn’t wear watches the Jord Wood Watches were a hit, such a lovely selection on their website for both males and females and their attention to detail is probably some of the best around. They really are the perfect addition to your wardrobe and make a fabulous fall accessory. Jord Wooden Watches have offered one lucky winner the chance to WIN a $75 e-voucher and for everyone who enters they get a $20 e-gift card, (excluding the winner). If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning enter below;

*Jord Wooden Watches contacted me to review their products, all words and thoughts are my own.
**The giveaway winner’s $75 voucher will expire on 3/31/2017, and the $20 e-gift cards will expire 3/31/2017. No cash alternative will be offered.

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Disney Star Darlings Review

Disney Star Darlings. If you haven’t heard of them before they are a Disney series that accompany books and a television programme first released in September 2015. The characters are vibrant, eye-catching and all by sight have different styles and personalities. From the snippets I have caught they are seen as role models to younger children and are all about following your dreams. Something that I will definitely encourage with P.

P really isn’t a girly girl, she’s much more comfortable in the mud, outside and generally loves playing with the boys. She’s never really been into dolls, not the plush type anyway. We got our old Barbie’s down from the loft when she turned three and have never looked back. She is really into dressing them in different outfits and generally just making stories for them.

When we were approached to review Disney’s Star Darlings I knew that she would love them. There are 5 to choose from Scarlet, Libby, Leona, Sage and Vega. We were kindly sent Scarlet, Libby and Sage. (P chose Sage as our giveaway to one lucky reader). One of the things P loves to do is sing and dance so the theme of star darlings being music based and having instruments sold them to her straight away.

Libby, what I would call an ‘out there’ kind of doll has pink everything, hair, shoes, keytar. Known as the ‘positively radiant keytarist.’ She without doubt was P’s favourite. She played for hours with a little car and the two dolls, alongside some  others we already have at home. I think one considerable difference we noticed in star darlings is that their limbs really move. The joints actually work meaning they can be easily manoeuvred into toys you probably already have.  Cars, dolls house, boats. etc. It made dressing them to a 4 year old much easier and allowed for her to do the things independently instead of asking for help like she usually would. With the Libby doll, you get the doll itself along with the outfit, a pair of shoes, a necklace and a key tar. This means that if you even just buy one other you can change the clothes and children love that type of thing.

We also got Scarlet, she was the ‘drummer’ I don’t actually know what part of this P found amusing but she could’t stop laughing when she was pretending to play the drums. As I said previously they all look completely different. Scarlet is the ‘rebellious drummer’ and P certainly enjoyed having a go with the mini drum kit, noisy as always.

Overall, Disney Star Darlings are a definite hit in our house. I’d definitely look into getting the rest of the set as together we played for ages and it really does bring children’s imagination to the forefront mainly because they have to decide what to play and how to interact with them. Anything that encourages children to follow their dreams is a winner with me, especially with how they encourage people to be who they are.

Disney Star Darlings are available from the Disney store and numerous retailers (amazon, toys r us) and depending on where you buy them from do vary in price. I’d say they are definitely worth their retail price.

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*We were sent the Star Darlings to review, all words and thoughts are my own.


Num Noms Review – #MiniChefs Challenge

Who wouldn’t want to be a #MiniChef? Children everywhere love copying their parents, helping with recipes, baking. P loves baking. When we were approached to take part in the Num Noms Mini Chefs challenge I couldn’t resist accepting.

Num Noms have alway intrigued me when we go around the supermarket, their special ‘scents’ always remind me of when I was younger and the gel pens we used to have. Once they arrived we weren’t disappointed. We got two sets, a diner set, and a pizza set. Both where filled with an assortment of flavours and each and every one has a lovely little face on.

The pizza set was brilliant, complete with a mini pizza tray and mini cutting tool. This particular set came with 3 scented diner nums. Melty Burger, Frenchie Fries, Cassie Cola. They really do smell exactly as you think they would. The favourite though is the Nom, the little motorised toy to carry your Nums on. This caused nothing but excitement. We had it buzzing around in the toy kitchen whilst it cooked us a pretend double cheeseburger. We also got the Brunch set with the mystery Num Nom. This is worth it just for the look in your child’s face when they realise they get an extra one.

I can honestly see how Num Noms appeal to all ages, they bring out the lovely imaginative side to younger children but older children will love the creation of flavours because of the amount of amazing flavours you can collect.

We took part in the Mini Chefs Challenge by baking some cakes. We cheated slightly and bought a Peppa Pig mix for P to do so she felt she had control in the kitchen and then she could show her Grandma what she’d ‘baked’ when she got home.

The only thing other than the Peppa Pig cake box (available in most supermarkets) was an egg to add. This made it really easy and the instructions on the back enabled P to almost manage them on her own.

The Mini Chefs Challenge is complete.

Finished cake

We felt privileged to be asked to be part of the #MiniChefs challenge and really enjoyed getting messy in the kitchen,


If you are considering Num Noms as a Christmas present then don’t hesitate. They kept P busy for hours, they are really good for enabling children to learn what foods can go together and what wacky concoctions they themselves can come up with. I think in terms of value for money for a collectable toy they are worth every penny. To find out where you can buy them from visit Num Noms.

*We kindly received the Num Noms to review, all words and views are my own.