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Favorite Things {SIC Cup Edition}

This post has been compensated by IHelpMoms.com and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

I love coming across awesome products. And these SIC cups from SIC – Seriously Ice Cold – are amazing. I have had my SIC cups for just a couple of weeks and I am obsessed. Zach asked if he could have one of them and I haven’t let him yet because I can’t decide which one I am willing to part with.

Anyone else out there like me with a cup obsession? If you do, try these SIC cups, you will not regret it and you’ll immediately have a new favorite cup. One of my favorite things about them is how long they keep things warm or cold. The last few weeks of soccer have been pretty brutal with how cold it was during practice and games. I loved that I poured hot tea into them before I leave the house and long after I get home my tea is still hot!

Since I most always have a cup of ice water near me I love that my 30 oz tumbler will keep ice for 24 hours! Luckily I haven’t had a reason to need ice in a cup for 24 hours yet, but I am thinking ahead to summer days at the lake with my ice cold cup of water while I am playing in the hot sun. (Yes, I know it is only November and I am dreaming of the hot sun… It is the only thing that will get me through the cold winter that is ahead of me! Guys, it is 18 degrees outside as I type this, so let a girl dream!)

These are the three that I have:

A 27 oz SIC Bottle, a 12 oz wine/coffee/cocktail cup and the 30 oz tumbler. Any guesses which is my favorite?

Check out my Instagram page where I will be sharing which cup is my favorite!

And how fun are these colors? Salmon, Seafoam blue and white. I love everything about them and I’m drooling over all the other fun colors!

Feel free to check them out the SIC cups in the Ihelpmoms Holiday Gift Guide as well —> HERE

A few of my favorite things about the SIC cups:

  • They stay super hot or super cold for ridiculous amount of hours! (24 hours ice cold is awesome!)
  • There are a ton of fun colors like salmon, orange, lemon and sea foam blue.
  • They fit in your cup holders – even the bigger cups!
  • Lifetime warranty – Do I even need to say more?
  • These cups don’t sweat!

Something else that I thought was cool is that these cups are powder coated, not painted. Which makes them less likely to scratch or chip. And the surface is perfect for putting a decal on…. I’m already trying to decide what I want to put on it!

Right now you can get a 15% discount on your own SIC cups by using code: ihelpmoms

So now that you have the code, which cup do you want to get? Leave me a comment below! 

 

JORD Wood Watches

Recently I was approached about doing a review for JORD Wood Watches. I didn’t immediately say yes because I don’t typically wear a watch, but after looking at their website and all the watches, I realized that I needed one of these beauties in my life.

But believe me, I was so excited to get the cool watch I chose in the mail.

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I received a women’s watch from the Cora Series and got the Zebrawood and turquoise wooden watch.

When it first came the box was so light that I was wondering if there was actually anything in it. Because these unique watches are so light weight it really did feel like I was holding an empty box, but when I opened it I found this amazing watch.

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It might seem silly, but I love the way the watch opens and closes. There is a spot on each side that you press and it opens right up.

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I really wasn’t sure how I would feel once I actually had the watch on, because like I said earlier, I don’t typically wear a watch. I haven’t worn one in years- But I love it. Because it is so light weight I don’t realize it is there most of the time. (No pun intended)

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Luxury Wood Watch

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I was provided with a JORD Wood Watch for free to review, however, all opinions expressed are that of TheColbertClan alone. And a HUGE Thank You to JORD for letting me share this unique watch.

Purex plus Clorox {Giveaway}

The Purex® brand provided me with a sample of Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent in exchange for a product review. However all the opinions expressed here are my own

It is no secret that I love the warm weather. The hotter the better.

During the Spring our area experiences all types of weather. We see rain, snow, hail and lots of sunshine. And because of that the kids are always outside playing. Some of their favorite activities include swinging, sliding, rolling down the hill and playing in the sandbox.

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With the kids spending so much time outside there are bound to be stains on their clothes. A couple of weeks ago Summer went outside to play and I almost asked her to change her pants. She was wearing some adorable blue/green color skinny jeans and I should have known better, but I let her go. She was not outside even 5 minutes and she comes in with huge brown dirt/mud stains on BOTH knees! I wish I would have taken a picture but of course, I didn’t. I immediately took them off of her and ran down to the laundry room to put some of the Purex plus Clorox 2 on the knees and let them sit for a few before washing them.

Because I hadn’t used Purex plus Clorox 2 before I really wasn’t sure this staining fighting detergent would work. But because it is safe for colors I knew I could give it a shot and see how the stain turned out. When I took the pants out of the wash I was expecting to still see stains. I was prepared to have to wash a second time but I was pleasantly surprised to see bright clean jeans!

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Luckily for you I have a messy child. So it gives a chance to share other stains with you!

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»Works on 100 stains like chocolate, grass, blood or ice cream
»Safe for Colors
»Contains an extra powerful boost of Clorox 2 stain fighters
»Available now!

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Finally, I have three coupons to give away to some lucky readers to try for themselves. Check out the GIVEAWAY below to enter!

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Gifting Yankee Candle to the Car Lover in your life

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveAmericanHome #CollectiveBias

Christmas is right around the corner, my friends! Who is ready?

I very rarely get my shopping done early but this year the kids had pretty quick and to the point ideas on what they were hoping to find under the Christmas tree come December 25th. That makes it nice and easy to shop for them. Especially since I an get most of it done from the comfort of my own home and without little eyes watching me. After Summer shopped with me for Tyler’s birthday and then told him most of the things he was getting, I didn’t want a repeat so online shopping was mainly where it was at this year!

But one person that I always struggle to buy for is my husband. Ladies, I’m sure you can relate to this, yes? If not your spouse, then maybe it is your dad? Or brother? No matter who it is I have a awesome solution to make shopping for the guy in your life quick and easy.

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Travis is the kind of guy that if he needs something, he goes and gets it. So when holidays come around I am always struggling to get him something fun, that he isn’t going to expect. But I’ll admit that we’ve had our share of duds. Like for Father’s Day when we bought him golf clubs, which I was so excited about. But he has never golfed before and still hasn’t….

So why make this hard on yourself? Instead, gift Yankee Candle® to the car lover in your life! Travis got a new truck not too long ago and so the timing couldn’t have been better.

I headed to my local Walmart to grab a few items to make the perfect car themed gift basket.  Starting with the Yankee Candle® brand fragrances.

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I love Yankee Candle® and have been using the Car Jar fragrances in my car for years. Clean Cotton all the way! You might even find a few clean cotton candles through out my house because I love the fresh clean linen freshness that it gives off! And they are not only perfect for the car, but other small spaces like linen closets!

This time, since I was buying for my husband after all, I decided to buy the Macintosh Apple because I knew he would like to have the change and I’ll probably steal the clean cotton from him anyway. And they were easy to find in the Air Care aisle of your local Walmart.

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I also grabbed a few other necessities. A bucket, wash and scrub sponge, rags, tire shine, cleaner, window scraper, wet ones and tissues. I even added in a fun little Hula doll!

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So now I have a fun, easy and inexpensive gift for not only my husband but any car lover out there.

Now I have shared my ideas for the hard to buy for shopper in my life, What do you get the hard to buy for shopper in yours?

Turning everyday moments into #FeelGooder Moments with Zone Perfect

I feel like so often people think that they have to get or receive something in order to feel good. Something has to be “happening” for them to feel good. But that is not true. Sure, those times when someone does something nice for you it does make you feel good and maybe even make you want to pay if forward. But why wait until someone does something for you? Why not start that chain yourself?

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Everyone wants those moments that make them feel good about themselves, about their relationships, about their life choices.

A few of my favorite things are:

Getting a pedicure
Getting my hair cut and/or colored
Exercising
Eating healthy food
Going to a movie with the kids
Having a date night with my husband

You get the drift, yes?

But what about even smaller moments? The #FeelGooder moments?

Like eating healthy food and starting my kids off on making good food choices while they are young.
Buying the persons coffee that is in line behind me.
Renting a movie and eating popcorn on the couch with my husband and kids.
Or coloring in a coloring book with the kids.
Making a holiday countdown.
Making holiday treats to share with our friends and family.
Filling a paper bag with food and toiletries to donate to a shelter.

If you ever look on Pinterest you have probably seen something called a “Blessings Bag”. It is where you take a Gallon size bag (or something similar) and you fill it with items that a homeless person could use. With it getting colder rapidly in the Pacific North West it is a great time to donate items to the shelter, or if you see a person on the side of the road asking for help. So I decided to put together some of these little bags to help out people in need.

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Some of the items I decided to put in my bag include:

Deodorant
razors
Shaving cream
Shampoo
Conditioner
Chap stick
Hand Sanitizer
Body Wash
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Floss
Mouthwash
Granola Bars
Hair ties
Face wash

I will also be adding brand new socks and some cotton gloves, but I didn’t have any to show for my picture.

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One thing I wanted to add in was Granola bars.

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While I think any kind would be great, I picked the Perfectly Simple because of the ingredients in them and because they are packed with protein while still lower calorie to help keep you full for longer. They are individually wrapped which are perfect to put a couple inside of a Blessings Bag. And they come in four great flavors:

 Almond Toffee Crunch
• Bing Cherry & Almond
• Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk
• Roasted Cashew & Dark Chocolate

I have tried all 4 flavors and I will say that the Oatmeal Chocolate Crunch is the best!!

Want a coupon to get $1 off of your own Perfectly Simple granola bars? Get it HERE!

What do you do to create #feelgooder moments in your life?