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Give A Watch That Does More Than Tell Time-Save 25% Now! #JordWatch #Giveaway

If you are looking for a special gift, one that is unique, hand-crafted and stylish, you should check out Jord Wood Watches. These beautiful timepieces are made by a company that is run by artists, designers, marketers and minders. They spend their days working together to create watches modeled after a modern lifestyle.

Jord values sustainability, efficiency and experiential living. Their watches are made for individuals who don’t just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to GO!

These beautiful, wood watches make you aware not of how much time has passed, but more the need to make your time count. Life’s moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell you more than time.

Recently, I had the opportunity to order my very own Jord Timepiece. I chose the unisex Frankie series which means, I often find my husband has taken my watch. I guess that means, I will have to put another under the tree for him.

This watch is packaged in a gorgeous wood box that opens to reveal the individual characteristics of the wood it is made with. It is nice and large, comfortable and fits great.

The blue watch face really makes it stand out and we both get many compliments on it when we wear it out.

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We love these Wood Timepieces so much we have added them to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Kinzd Crazy Horse Men’s Leather Wallet Review & Giveaway!!!

I recently had the chance to review a Men’s genuine leather wallet by Kinzd. It was the Crazy Horse Men’s Slim Bifold Wallet with RFID Protection. I was very impressed with this rugged looking men’s wallet. It has a very nice suede feel and was expertly crafted.


It arrived in a black gift box, so easy to wrap and gift. The details are very nice. The wallet is stitched around the edges and opens to reveal multiple pockets for credit cards, license, membership cards etc. there are small pockets on each side of the card holders and a large bill pocket.


The wallet is nice and slim and the leather has a distressed look that is very appealing. This wallet is perfect to give as a gift to any man. With the holiday season coming up, this would make a great gift!

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prAna Clothing Fits Me & Whatever I am Doing Perfectly! #mod4prAna

Wow, it has been an absolute wild weather ride for Texas and Florida the last couple of weeks. Even if you don’t live there, chances are you have family members and friends who do. Add to that, the fires in Washington and California, the severe drought in Montana, and you may be like me, very worried about our world and its residents.

I think in these times people are looking to spread positivity, if there is anything good to come out of these catastrophic weather events, it is the way people have pulled together to help. I mean even in New York where I live, they are having clothing drives for the displaced Texans who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. Now, I am sure, more people will band together to help Floridians get back on their feet.

One way to help our planet every day is to make sure everything you purchase for yourself or as a gift makes a positive impact. Clothing is something we all buy and yet, some manufacturers are not doing the right things. Recently, I ordered some items from prAna, they offer organic, hemp, sustainable and fair trade items that you feel great about wearing and giving for gifts.

The company’s mission is to give people the option of reaching into their closet and dressing in items that reflect who they are. I was pleased to browse their site, and see clothing that I could dress up or down. Pieces that had the versatility to go from hanging out on the weekend to a night on the town easily.

With the weather changing so quickly here in the northeast, it seems we embarked on fall well before we were ready to say goodbye to summer. Little did I realize, I would be embracing my new Daria Sweater Hoodie as soon as I did. It is so soft and comfortable. The sweater is woven from a lightweight organic cotton in a fine gauge knit. It is oversized which makes it great for layering. The perfect sweater to cheer my little ones on from the sidelines of the soccer game. I can wear a turtleneck underneath or wear it alone to change-up the look or for added warmth. Adding accessories can customize the look for wherever I am going. I love the big front pocket to keep my hands warm and the hood adds some fun flair.

The Manta Pants I ordered are my new favorite pants. They are made of a hemp and recycled poly blend  woven with 3% spandex for extra mobility. The waistband is constructed from an organic cotton and hemp blend knit and features an adjustable internal drawcord to give me a secure fit. They are cut with a mid-rise and straight leg that give me that relaxed fit I love. They are so comfortable and the black herringbone color I chose dresses them up without compromising comfort. I can easily wear them out to run errands, attend meetings at the school, or to coffee with a friend, and they are my first choice to wear when spending a lazy day at home.

I think the versatility of prAna’s clothing is what appeals to me most. It really fits my lifestyle since I work from home and am a wife and mother of 5. Being able to change the look of an outfit quickly with a few accessories, is something that I need to be able to do, and prAna gives me the pieces I need to do that.

Whether my day’s adventures lead me on a hike in the mountains with my family, scouring our local farmer’s market for the best produce or meeting with the marketing agent of a company I am working with, my prAna clothing fits me and whatever I am doing perfectly. I think it works so well because all the designers create and test all of prAna’s clothing based on their own love for outdoor activities.

If this all sounds good to you, you can use my exclusive discount code MS15CM to take 15% off your prAna order.

As a blogger working with Modern Social Magazine, I was provided with the prAna clothing in order to facilitate my review. As always, my views and words are 100% my own.


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Shop Noori Dress for Boutique, Designer Dresses and Suits For Less

It is finally spring, even if it does not feel like it now in New York. Before we know it, Easter will be upon us followed by First Holy Communions, Weddings and Summer Parties. If you are looking for Children’s Communion suits and dresses, wedding attire for ring bearers and flower girls, Christening gowns and suits and formal wear, you will love Noori Dress. When you see their gorgeous dresses, you might expect to spend a fortune but, you will be very surprised at their low prices. 

Gorgeous dresses and suits are on sale or special deals for a fraction of the price. I was literally blown away by their pricing. Maybe you are thinking, the quality can’t be good if the prices are that low but, I know first hand, the quality is terrific. I ordered one of their boys suit sets and I was very impressed. It was beautifully made, no crooked seams or loose threads. It was detailed and included everything, even the shirt and tie!

Check out these gorgeous Christening Dresses, would you believe you can get a Christening outfit for under $40! Totally unbelievable, I won’t even tell you what I paid for my daughter’s. I wish I knew about this site then.

Do you have a ring bearer who needs a tux in black or white? Noori Dress has it all!

Sweet girls dresses for communions, pageants, weddings, parties and more fill their site.

Gloves, baskets, purses,veils, shoes, petticoats and more can be found in their extensive accessories section.

Check it out and let me know what you think of the selection and pricing. At Noori you can get the look you want for less. I can’t wait to hear what you think.


I received a boys suit from Noori Dress to facilitate my post. As always, my words and views are 100% my own.

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12 Retro Vintage Swimsuits – Something To Flatter All Body Types

March is coming in like a lion but many have their heart set on summer and shopping for swimsuits. The vintage or retro styles are very in and there are cuts that will flatter most body types. The swimsuits below are all handmade right in the USA and you can order different sizes for tops and bottoms on tankinis and bikinis, so you can get the best fit!  Here are 10 styles retro swimsuits I really like:

Classic Marilyn Tankini

This swim suit is the ultimate tankini! Gathered at the sides, this style is great for slimming your body and hiding any imperfections. Classic twist top will fit your bust perfect! Thick over the shoulder straps hold you in place and have you feeling secure and looking the best you possibly can. Mid-Cut bottoms are just the right amount of coverage to feel sexy and secure.

Sailor Stripes Bikini

This Sailor Stripes bikini is sure to get a seal of approval! Totally nautical, this swimsuit will get you ready for some fun in the sun or just when relaxing on your next boating or yacht trip around the waters. The mix of stripes with our solid navy creates a slimming, fresh bikini! This suit guarantees a perfect fit!

America Underwire Vintage Stars and Stripes Bikini 

Be an All American Girl in this vintage, patriotic, and body slimming bikini! This underwire top will support and lift a small or full chest while our body shaping bottom has a v-cut in front and back to make you look slim, trim and sexy. These will be your favorite bottoms since the fabric lays perfect on your hips without cutting into your sides! Show off your love for the USA in this underwire shaper bikini!

Marilyn Monroe Tankini

The Ultimate Retro Tankini! Be a 1950’s pin-up girl in this very flattering polka dot tankini. Gathered at the sides, this style is perfect for slimming your body and hiding any imperfections. Classic twist top will fit your bust perfect and elastic interior shelf bra helps gives you extra support. Mid-cut bottoms are just the right amount of coverage to feel sexy and secure.

Marilyn One-Piece

This vintage polka dot full coverage one-piece will make you look slim, trim, sexy and oh so Pin-Up! The twisted halter top supports your curves in all the right places while the body style is very slimming. Perfect for all body types and extra sexy on full figures.

Body Shaper Bikini

This super sexy bikini is perfect for a woman with curves. The underwire top will support and lift a small or full chest. The booty short has a banded waist for more or less coverage. You will love how you look and feel in this suit.

Navy Sailor Stripes Bikini

This Vintage Sailor Stripes Bikini is sure to get a seal of approval! Totally nautical, this swimsuit will get you ready for some fun in the sun or just when relaxing on your next boating or yacht trip around the waters. The mix of stripes with our solid navy creates a slimming, fresh bikini! Supportive sliding top fits amazing on all bust sizes while the vintage style high bottoms are fuller coverage but still super sexy! This suit guarantees a perfect fit!

Polka Dot Halter Crossback Swimdress

This Polka Dot Halter Crossback Swim Dress is fuller coverage and super vintage! Perfect for those who are a little more conservative but still want to look stylish. Sexy and short, you can even wear this out as a sundress on that next vacation of yours, to the pool for a more conservative look, or even as a top with a pair of leggings or jeans. Matching mid-cut bottom is available to complete this slimming swim dress. Made from Ujena’s fun black and white polka dot fabric.

Monroe Shaper Bikini

Shape every inch of your body while looking like a star! Our Monroe top is the best. Ties at the neck and back with a twist in front, you will look fabulous. Our body shaping bottom has a v-cut in front and back to make you look slim, trim and sexy. These will be your favorite bottoms since the fabric lays perfect on your hips without cutting into your sides!

Gauze Carlita Bandeau Ruffle Bikini

This is one sweet suit. Playful ruffles were added to this Bandeau Top and Low Cut Bottom. The stretchy Gauze fabric makes this bikini a must-have.

Polka Dot Halter Swimdress

This body slimming Polka Dot Halter Swim Dress is a must have for your next vacation. Full bust coverage has a slight crossover in front for minimal cleavage. Great for the more conservative woman who wants a slimming A-line swim dress with a slight retro edge! Paired with Ujena’s all black full coverage mid-cut bottoms, this is the perfect combination. Doubles as a perfect maternity swim suit or a cute summer dress or cover-up. Never feel self conscience again!


Vintage Polka Dot Underwire Plus Swimsuit

This 1950’s curvalicious bikini is the ultimate slimming bikini! Shape your body and look like a beach bombshell. Perfect for those that want a little more lift, coverage and shape. Underwire top will make you feel tucked in and secure with its wide straps and full cups. The high waisted bottoms have a small band without any elastic to make sure you are comfortable while offered enough coverage to make you feel totally comfortable. The perfect retro underwire is here!

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

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Great Boots For The Guys-#Giveaway #Lugz

Looking for a great gift for the hard to buy for guy on your gift list? How about something to keep his feet warm and dry all year-long? The Empire Hi WR from Lugz is a water-resistant, slip resistant, fleece lined high-top boot that features their patented Flexastride memory foam technology. This boot has the perfect blend of style and comfort to protect his feet year round.

I gave my husband an early Christmas present of these boots in the Black, heavy tumble permahide upper. The feature a padded tongue and collar and have a Mark II tested slip resistant rubber sole for safety.

He really likes them and says they are perfect for this winter weather Mother Nature is throwing our way! They come in other colors and materials so you are sure to find one that fits his style. We like them so much we are adding them to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings! Right now you can get 30% Off with code 30HOLIDAY. Spend $60 for free US Ground shipping.

Would you like a chance to win a pair? If so, enter the giveaway below.


Lugz is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a pair of Men’s Lugz Empire Hi WR in their color choice (subject to availability)! Thank you to Lugz for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Get Great Looking Sunglasses That Are Kid Tough! #Giveaway

If you are a regular reader of Mommy Ramblings you will recall that I have posted previously about how much I like and recommend Real Kids Shades (RKS) sunglasses for kids. They are the only sunglasses my kids wear because they provide superior eye protection and can take the abuse kids dish out.


I can tell you that we have several pairs and even the first pairs that are close to 5 years old are still going strong. Not one pair has ever broken even when sat on, stepped on or twisted!


I have big news! RKS, the leader in UV Protective Sunglasses for kids 0-12 now makes sunglasses for adults with the same great features. You might think that young adults and adults would not need a frame that can withstand twisting and squashing. As a mom, I will tell you they are the greatest and they are my go to sunglasses.


Not only are they tough but every time I wear them, I get tons of compliments. They also led to a rift between my husband and I since he wanted them because they are “purple” even though technically called blue and he is a huge Jimi Hendrix fan.

This may not sound like much but imagine a man who has Ray Bans and Oakley sunglasses arguing that he should have these. Needless to say he did not win and I just love them. I think I will have to get him a pair because the other day our little guy accidentally broke a pair of his sunglasses and that never would have happened with RKS.

I have the RKS Waverunner and they have been on several vacations with me, survived a summer in the lake, climbed Whiteface Mountain and so much more.


RKS has such great padded cases that come with their sunglasses and my boys also received new Surf style sunglasses. My boys wear sunglasses all the time and they love theirs just as much.

I have even better news, you can enter the giveaway below to win a pair of your choice.


RKS is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their choice of one pair of RKS Sunglasses. Thank you RKS for the review sunglasses and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Go Back To School With PJ Masks

Almost time for back to school for my kids. I am super excited to share some PJ Mask’s Back To School gear. As PJ Mask Blog Ambassadors we were sent a sampling of goodies. My son loves the feel of the back pack and lunch box. The have an almost memory foam type feel and the shirt with attached cape really lets him play out the part of the little super hero.

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The 14″ PJ Masks Time To Be A Hero backpack features Owlette, Gekko and Catboy. This backpack is nice and roomy with a padded back and straps. There are side mesh pockets to hold a water bottle and a double zipper for convenience.

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This coordinating lunch box features a double zipper for easy access, the padded handle means it is comfortable to carry and your child’s lunch and snack will stay nice and fresh because it is insulated.

Back packs and lunch boxes are available at Toys “R” Us and you can find so many cute clothing options featuring these great little super heroes at Kohl’s. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions.


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Show Gratitude With The #100GoodDeeds Bracelet-#Giveaway

Some days when I hear about the things going on in the world, it can make me think the whole world is going crazy. Senseless killings and violence are happening everywhere. Then out of those tragedies we see people band together, hundreds on line in the hot sun to give their own blood. People who lost everything in a flood are the ones leading the collection of new donations to help others. Those type of things tell me that through it all, there are good people and the world has not gone mad. When I truly think about it, there are many people doing good deeds every day but most days it goes unnoticed.

Mother Theresa said, “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” When we see others doing something good, it is nice to show them their sacrifice, good deeds and hard work is deeply appreciated. Macy’s has a great way to show someone that you have noticed and are inspired by what they are doing.

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The  100 Good Deeds Bracelet not only inspires simple acts of kindness, but also transforms communities by empowering the vulnerable women around the world who craft the bracelets by hand. #100GoodDeeds is not just a great hashtag. It is a lifestyle, one that wants to change the world and do it in the most fashionable way.

100 Good Deeds Bracelet

Mary Fisher, the designer of the 100 Good Deeds Bracelets, and the face of the movement, believes that “a ‘good deed’ means we’ve gone out of our way to help someone, and only counts if the deed remains anonymous.” These bracelets are not only a fashion statement, but also an everyday reminder to its wearer to do good deeds.

These beautiful bracelets are handcrafted by vulnerable women in Haiti, South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda, India, Bali and the United States, many who are HIV+. This project gives the women a way to support their families through their earnings. The nylon cord is strung with 100 glass beads and a rubber ring that slides over each bead to count your good deeds. You wrap the bracelet around your wrist three times and then adjust the length sliding the knot along the cord and closer to the “1GD.” Each time you do a good deed, move the ring one bead closer to the “1GD” button.

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The very act of purchasing a bracelet is a good deed? Simply buying a bracelet helps the many women across the world who make the jewelry support their families. Bracelets are available at for $30 each, and come in a variety of colors. Each bracelet is handmade and will soften with wear.

100 Good Deeds Bracelet Purple

Life is short, life is precious and life is hard. We never know the battles or struggles anyone is facing. If we took some time to really look around us, to try to consciously think of ways we can make a positive difference in someone’s life, if would be amazing. I think of a video I saw the other day, just a regular guy who was having a really bad day. He was out running errands but could not stop thinking about what a bad day he was having and was immersed in his own pity party. As he was driving out of the parking lot he noticed a bald woman sitting in her car reading.

He said he cannot describe it, but a feeling came over him and he knew he had to park the car, go back in the store and bring her flowers. He did and he walked over to her car and told her that he saw her sitting there and while he does not know what she is going through, he wanted to give her these  flowers to put a smile on her face. He said as he was driving away he saw her just bawling in her car over what he did.

It is the simple acts of kindness, the kind that are not expected, the kind that are not made with the expectation of getting anything in return, the kind that are from the heart. When I see those things, I know there is hope in this world and that there are good souls that do care about others. I know I may not be able to stop violence in this world but if I could make an effort to make a positive change or difference in one person’s life each day, then I will go to bed grateful. Grateful that I had the opportunity to be a bright spot in the life of someone who needed to know someone cares.

When we honor our higher purpose of being a light, not for our good, but the greater good of others, we encourage, and hopefully create, a legacy of “do gooders” beyond our generation. There are no pats on the back, or PR stunts laden with feigned humility for notoriety. Your “good deeds” are truly the world’s best-kept secrets — hence, the premise and the meaning behind the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet.

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I want to start by gifting one of these 100 Good Deeds Bracelets to someone who came into the world and was given a name that means “helper of mankind.” My daughter Alexandra, my oldest child of 5 and only daughter was always thinking of others. At 2 she would gladly help me juggle her and her newborn brother by carrying the diaper bag into the house so I could carry her brother without being overburdened.


As a teenager, she was always involved with blood drives at the school. In the 10th grade her essay was one of only 2 selected from her high school to attend HOBY State Leadership Seminar  designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. That seminar changed her life and showed her the importance of being a good leader and role model to others, to help in her community and to be an example to youth.

She has never stopped giving back. She was a big sister to a young girl living in a very dangerous and violence filled city. She volunteers her time for many organizations and causes. She runs and bikes for causes such as Doctors without Borders and to raise money for cancer research in honor of a good friend battling for her life. She is always there for a friend in need and she has grown into a woman who I truly admire, not just because she is my daughter but because she is a spectacular human being.

I cannot help but be proud of her academic and professional achievements but I am most proud of the way she lives her life every day. The way she has a smile for everyone and her exuberance for life has a way of reaching others who need it the most. So I will be gifting this bracelet to my daughter this weekend and I hope when she wears it, it will remind her of all she has done and all the lives there are yet to touch. I also hope that it will remind her that I love her and will always be her biggest supporter in all she does. I am blessed to have her for a daughter and I am looking forward to watching her change the world, one smile and one person at a time. I hope to do the same and would love you to join us.


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I am so happy to be having a giveaway for one of these bracelets as well. The winner will receive an Olive #100GoodDeeds Bracelet in a size L. Actual bracelet is pictured above.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and Good Luck!!! Open to US residents in the contiguous 48 states.



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Macy’s Men’s Designer Event! Herald Square, November 5th at 6 pm! Fashion, Food & Music!


I think it is true what the classic ZZ Top song says, “Every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man.” Men’s fashion is hot! When the air turns crisp and the leaves are falling to the ground, a man in a sharp suit can really get heads turning! If you love shopping with your man or for your man, I have great news! Macy’s is kicking off their semi-annual Men’s Style Event with fresh looks, refreshments and great music. You can receive 25% off your purchase of $75 or more when you shop for the newest fall trends.

Oh and how great is this? Old blue eyes, chairman of the board, Mr. Frank Sinatra is celebrating his 100th birthday this year and to honor that, when you spend $100 in men’s fashion, take home the new 5 -Film Collection of his. This collection features five classic movies on Blu-ray, this collection includes newly re-mastered releases of Anchors Aweigh, On the Town and Robin and the 7 Hoods on Blu-ray and Digital HD along with favorites Ocean’s 11 and Guys and Dolls.

So if you need that perfect outfit for your husband, boyfriend, significant other or son  for the Christmas photo, holiday party, Thanksgiving dinner or other event head on down to Macy’s because the  Men’s style and designer event is sure to help your man look better than ever! Alexandra from Mommy Ramblings will be covering this extravaganza of Men’s fashion and live tweeting and Instagraming from the event. Join us Thursday, November 5th at Macy’s Herald Square in the city that doesn’t sleep New York, NY at 6pm. As Frank would say, “I wanna be a part of it!” For more information visit

Macy's Mens Fashion Event


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