Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Party in Your PJs #196

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the Party in Your PJs Link Party, where your posts will be seen on four different blogs each week.

You'll also find the Awesome Life Friday link-up here at RCHReviews, every Thursday evening at 8pm ET so we hope to see you there as well.

What are you up to in this week? I can't wait to see what you've brought to share!

 Meet the Co-Hosts

Nina @ Grandma Ideas 

Lynda @ Reviews, Chews & How-Tos 

Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram

Teresa @ Aging Like a Fine Wine

Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram

The rules for the group board include:
1. Limit of one pin a day.
2. Just like the party anything goes, but clear wonderful pictures with great descriptions are most successful.
3. Please no Spam ( Spammers will be deleted without warning)
4.  If you pin to the Pinterest Board, please link to the Party in Your PJs Party also, the party runs from 7 pm Tuesdays-Midnight Saturday (Central Time)
5.  Finally have fun and share this group board  with blog friends and followers!  The more success the group board is the more success you will see from your pins.

Lynda's Features!

 Make sure you head over to the other members of Party in Your PJs
 to see their features - we each pick our own!

All links are pinned to a Party Board...you can follow the board on Pinterest...feel free to follow the board, there is lots of inspiratioPn to be found there.

Ok...let's party!

Rules -Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made, wrote or thought
-No Etsy or Business Pages
-Link Parties, Roundups and Giveaways welcome
- Don't Link and Run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, leave a comment.

Monthly Watch Club (Review/Giveaway)

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When it comes to men's fashion I will be the first to tell you that I'm not great at it. I feel most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. And that's how I tend to dress most of the time. Now that my current profession in the Army is coming to an end though, it's time to step up my game a little and prepare for a respectable civilian career.

One thing I've been learning from research is that when considering a professional wardrobe, it's a general rule of thumb for men is that you can wear two accessories: a ring and a watch.

Anything more than that can look sloppy and juvenile, or overdressed, especially if you don't know what you're doing.

I wear my wedding ring all the time, so the only thing that leaves open for me is a watch; of which I own approximately zero.

Watches are hard for me to choose.

I have exceptionally small wrists and I admittedly tend to prefer smart watches over conventional analog or digital designs. And when it comes to fashionable, analog wins, right?

Lets face it. I need some help.

I could go to a store and have the sales people try to push me their most expensive product, sure. But that's not who I am. It's not so much about the money spent for me, but about the quality of the product and its aesthetics. I would happily wear a $5 watch as long as I didn't have to buy a new one in a few days and I found it visually appealing.

Monthly Watch Club is a company based out of Canada that helps to take the guess work out of watch shopping. They provide a unique, custom made watch every month that is yours to keep. They work with watch makers from around the world to provide quality products for $25.00 USD ($33.00 CAD) a month.

When the opportunity to review them came up I was happy to be the one to give it a try, especially after I saw what they did for my fellow RCH writer, Jessica, with their Watch Club for Women.

This could be exactly the help I've been looking for.

The watch I recieved was their men's watch for the month of September 2017. It features a 41mm gold colored front enclosure, stainless steel back, glass face, and a 23cm brown leather band. The watch weighs only 50 grams, uses the PC32 Quartz movement, and is even water resistant.

The watch is very elegant in appearance. I will say, though that it feels a little feminine with the smaller 41mm face even on my small wrists. But maybe that's just me (remember, I'm used to big smart watches, if I wear any at all).

Another thing to note is that this watch is kind of loud. Maybe I'm just not used to hearing the ticking on my wrist but it feels a little distracting in times of quiet.

But with two kids, who really gets that any more? Ha!

On first impression, the watch didn't feel to be of a terribly high quality, due to how lightweight it is. That's again possibly because I am used to smart watches which are generally MUCH heavier than 50 grams. Close to triple that for some of the ones I've owned.

But lets face it, I'm not really a watch guy. And at only $25.00 for an attractive watch, I really can't complain much about it.

And a subscriber to the Monthly Watch Club would get a new watch every month, so you could build a wardrobe of watches to choose from on any given day - they don't need to be tough enough to withstand daily use over a long period of time.

It definitely feels more like an adult watch than I'm used to.

With all that being said, I would certainly continue a subscription with them. I've looked over some of their past watches (which can be purchased from their website in addition to the subscription) and am quite intrigued by their selection.

While I don't feel that this particular watch is really my style there are plenty of other past watches that I feel look great and would be a daily accessory for me, so I know a good percentage of the watches received on a subscription would quickly find a place in my (new, adult, professional) wardrobe.  And I'm confident you'd find the same!

Monthly Watch Club has generously agreed to do a giveaway for our readers! They are providing a watch to 3 winners anywhere in the world! Read on to see how you can enter to win!

You can check out Monthly Watch Club and everything they have to offer at the links below.
Until next time...


Three Winners in World Wide will win a watch from Monthly Watch Club in their choice of Men's or Women's, valued at $39.99 CAD (approx. $25.00 USD). 

This Giveaway ends at just before midnight ET March 7, 2018

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning. (If you don't leave a comment, any additional entries will be void.)

The winner will be notified by email 24 to 48 hours after the end of the giveaway by email. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Awesome Life Friday #148 - February New Moon TUSAL

Welcome to Awesome Life Friday!

We're so looking forward to seeing what you've been cooking, creating, growing, decorating, reviewing, giving away, and thinking about this week!

While you're here, leave your posts at the other link up we co-host here - Party in Your PJs!  It starts on Tuesday evenings, and runs through Sunday.  I hope you'll join us there as well!

Today is the February New Moon - and that means several needleworkers share their TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long) container of thread snippets from the work they've done this past month.

Honestly, I've done a bit but not as much as I hoped - we have decided to move in March, and that's kept me too busy for much stitching time.  I'll share what I've been working on in a few days, but here's my ORT jar (that's Old Ratty Threads).  Our dog Sasha lost interest as soon as it was clear there was no bacon hiding in there.

And now the best part of Awesome Life Friday -  the FEATURES!

As February hits the halfway point, I'm starting to long for Spring - while we wait look at all the ways to evoke blooms soon to come!

Savory Flower Bread // Treat n' Trick
"This Savory Flower Bread is soft, tender and tasty.  It was made with a basic sweet bread."

Wedding Mason Jars Made with Cut Felt // The Country Chic Cottage
"You can make your own wedding mason jars in minutes with some cut felt and a little twine.  Okay, maybe you are not planning a wedding but these jars are just too cute to resist for any occasion." 

Chocolate Cupcakes with Lavender Buttercream Frosting // Sparkle Living Blog
"Torani’s Lavender syrup is amazing. The lavender isn’t strong and overwhelming like I had worried. Instead, the flavor is light and delicate. It’s absolutely exquisite. Immediately, I knew that this lavender flavor would pair well with chocolate cake."

Fabric Flower Boutonnieres & Faux Leather Steampunk Label Pins //
Blowing Away Out West
"My challenge this month is to create stylish fabric flower boutonnieres and faux leather steampunk lapel pins using those Pinterest pins as inspiration." 

Garden Guide Planning for 2018 with Printables // Comfort Spring Station
"In most of the country, winter is a “downtime” in the garden. For the next few months, you have time to consider what you want to add or change in your garden."

DIY Mason Jar Sconces // Live Craft Love
"I love mason jars.  Like really, really love all the jars.  So how do I work more DIY mason jar ideas into my decor?  Hang them on the wall with a mason jar wall sconce of course."  

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