JORD Watch Review & Giveaway

I recently surprised my dear hubby with an extra special gift... a stunning watch from JORD.  It was difficult to choose from the many gorgeous watches available from JORD, but I ended up getting him the Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Smoke watch.  As a minimalist, he was thrilled with this wooden timepiece.  This watch arrived in a lovely wooden box.  The details were simply stunning and made this such a luxurious gift.

This elegant watch has an ultra slim case and straight line strap. All JORD watches are made from 100% natural wood.  This Frankie watch will certainly be worn and enjoyed for years to come!

This watch was conveniently sized to fit Dear Hubby's wrist perfectly.  It was super simple to enter his custom sizing at the time of order.  Custom engraving is also available to make JORD watches the absolutely stylish and meaningful gift for any special man!  

JORD offers a wide variety of both men's watches and women's watches.

What I Wore || Floral Maxi

I really can not get enough of the floral trend this season!  This navy short sleeve floral maxi from Pretty in Pink Bowtique takes me from an afternoon of casual shopping with Miss Cupcake to dinner out with friends.  When I walked out in this dress for the first time Miss Cupcake exclaimed, "Mommy, you look like a princess!"  I have to admit, a felt a bit princessy in this feminine maxi!

From the blossoming pattern to the maxi length, this dress adds a bit of pizazz to casual.  I especially love that this dress has convenient pockets which make it ideal for a busy mom on the go such as myself!  

Pretty in Pink Bowtique offers a wide variety of dresses, tops, skirts and more for women and girls. There are even "Mommy & Me" outfits that Miss Cupcake and I hope to add to our wardrobes in the near future.

What I Wore || Sadie Striped Dress

Miss Cupcake and I recently spent a sunny afternoon picnicking and exploring a local park together. It involved chasing wild iguanas, sharing her snack with the pond fish, and performing an impromptu dance show in the amphitheater.  I cherish these spontaneous adventures!

Frolicking around the park requires comfortable clothing.  This darling Sadie Striped Dress from Cleo Madison was perfect for the occasion.  Not only is this coral and white striped dress gorgeous, but it is also incredibly comfortable.  The midi length and buttery soft fabric make this ideal for a day with Miss Cupcake.  

I kept things casual with a chunky wooden bead necklace.  However, this versatile dress could easily be dressed up as well.  From playdates to date nights, I will be living in this dress this summer!  

Miss Cupcake wore a spunky little romper and white gladiator sandals from T.J.Maxx.  

The midi length of the Sadie Striped Dress was a fun variation from my usual style.  I can not get enough of this breezy dress.  I will certainly be adding more Cleo Madison dresses, skirts, and tops to my wardrobe. 

"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink." 
Lilly Pulitzer ~

Becoming "Mommy" has truly been a life changing experience.  My darling Miss Cupcake has made me a better person in so many ways. While she is truly beautiful on the outside, she is more than just a pretty face!  She is pretty kind.  She is pretty smart.  She is pretty strong.  This little girl has forever changed my priorities, and I am grateful for the bit of sparkle that she brings to my world.

One of the many things we enjoy together is our love for bright and colorful fashion.  She enjoys wearing Lilly Pulitzer just as much as I do!  She recently spent a sunny afternoon frolicking in this fun little romper (we snatching this during the short lived Lilly Pulitzer for Target event).  I wore the Lantana Beach Tunic in Tiki Pink Cabana Crazed.  I paired this cheerful top with white Calvin Klein legging jeans, white sandals (similar), and a tassel necklace (similar) for a casual spring outfit.  

Endless Fun in the Sun Awaits at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat

Endless Fun in the Sun Awaits at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, All-New Accommodations Now Open at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Drive-through Check-in, Outdoor Play Areas, LEGO® Building Opportunities and Early Theme Park Access Make Vacations as Carefree as a Day at the Beach

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Summer vacation lasts all year long at LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, all-new accommodations that give guests great new reasons to play — and stay — at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Filled with creative LEGO® theming inside and out, the village-style vacation resort features brightly colored bungalows grouped into 13 horseshoe-shaped “coves” named after popular LEGO Minifigures. The fun begins almost immediately, thanks to a drive-through check-in process that will take you from your car to your cove in minutes. This speedy service makes staying at LEGOLAND Beach Retreat as carefree as a day at the beach.

Designed to look like larger-than-life LEGO sets, 83 bungalows offer 166 separate rooms that sleep up to five, including a cozy area just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain. They’re an ideal solution for families and groups traveling together, or for those seeking a fun new way to vacation at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Each cove has its own outdoor play area within view of the bungalows’ shaded patios, where mom and dad can relax while kids romp and run.

Opening less than two years after the debut of the popular 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel, and with its own unique, outdoor-themed amenities, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat more than doubles accommodations at the Florida vacation destination. Along with picturesque lake views and a giant LEGO lighthouse featuring a real rotating beacon, highlights also include:

  • A giant swimming pool next to The Lighthouse, with an adjacent sandy area perfect for building sandcastles and the resort’s biggest outdoor play structure for kids.
  • Sandy’s Castle Restaurant, featuring a bountiful menu of entrees, sides and desserts designed to please the palates of kids and grownups alike. A delicious breakfast buffet is included with each night’s stay.
  • Bricks Beach Bar, offering an eclectic menu of made-to-order food, drinks and creative cocktails served both poolside and indoors.
  • Palm Tree Traders, a large retail shop stocked with LEGO building sets and Minifigures, apparel, toys, swimwear, snacks and sundries.
  • A hands-on LEGO building station where kids can contribute their original creations to a giant sandcastle made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.
  • Free Wi-Fi accessible throughout the entire site.
  • Complimentary transportation to the theme park entrance, as well as complimentary parking in LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s main parking lot for guests who choose to drive.
  • Early access to the LEGOLAND Florida theme park, with exclusive use of some of the most popular attractions, including the all-new LEGO NINJAGO® World and LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

Located three-quarters of a mile from the theme park entrance on the tranquil shores of Lake Dexter in Winter Haven, Fla., LEGOLAND Beach Retreat represents the latest milestone in the largest period of growth and expansion in the five-year history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with theming and architecture unique among the eight LEGOLAND resorts worldwide. The Florida site is the first LEGOLAND resort in North America to offer a second accommodation type for overnight and multi-day stays.

Nightly room rates start at $135 (plus tax and resort fee) and vary by season, date and availability. Packages including theme park tickets also are available, and Awesomer and Awesomest Annual Pass Members receive a 10 percent discount year-round. To book a stay, visit or call (877) 350-5346 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, multi-tier annual passes, special events, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities, VIP experiences, military discounts and much more, visit, or call (877) 350-5346. 

Sometimes fairy tales come true. I have found my happily ever after! While nothing is ever perfect, my life with my dearest hubby and Miss Cupcake is simply more beautiful than I could have imagined.  I am beyond excited that this summer we will become a full time stay-at-home family. More details about this life change will be shared in the coming months.  Hop on over to Facebook and Instagram to get a brief description of what we will be doing. 

Lots of exciting changes are coming to Skinny Latte Mommy!  In addition to our other endeavors, this summer we will begin our journey as a blogger family.  I am thrilled to have the input and perspectives of my husband and Miss Cupcake incorporated into the blog and social media.  We have oodles of upcoming adventures that we can hardly wait to share.  

It is going to be a fun and wild ride... and I can hardly wait to see where life takes us.  We are blessed beyond what I could ever have imagined.  We would love to have you follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

*Be sure to read to the bottom for a chance to win a DHP Furniture mattress!

Light and airy pastels are my favorite way to welcome springtime!  The darling Novogratz Vintage Tufted Sofa Sleeper was the perfect statement piece for my living room.   This elegant design is available in several popping colors like pink, green, and burgundy.  They are all stunning, but the soft pink my immediate favorite.  Not only does this this sofa feature soft, velvety fabric, but it adjusts to accommodate different positions.  This sofa is truly the perfect combination of vintage and contemporary.  It's as fun as it is stylish!  I love the clean and simple look that the Novogratz Vintage Tufted Sofa Sleeper provided.  As an added bonus, it easily reclines to a sleeping position providing an space for overnight guests.  I placed the sofa beneath my Fredrick Mantel which I painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint.  The topiary set helped to pull in the greens from the Aurora Radiance area rug.  The Gather sign from Walls of Wisdom was purchased as a print and framed myself.  I tossed on a few linen throw pillows for a finishing touch.  

The Novogratz Vintage Tufted Sofa Sleeper has become my favorite place to relax with a cup of coffee and Magnolia Journal.  The velvety-soft fabric  makes everyday feel a bit more luxurious.

Miss Cupcake was beyond excited with the coordinating Novagratz chair. This comfortable and stylish armchair helped pull together the contemporary vintage style in our living room. The gorgeous details include Victorian style wooden legs and slim sloped arms for a refined look.

I am also in the process of creating a coastal farmhouse inspired bedroom.  
While the decor is far from complete, I wanted to share a tiny glimpse into our beachy room. 

The moment I spotted this DHP Manila Metal Bed I knew it would be ideal for this decor project.  This piece is contemporary yet classic.  The white finish on this bed is gorgeous and adds contrast to some of the natural wood pieces in the room.  The simple rail design and high profile headboard add a touch of elegance.  The quality of this solid metal bed is outstanding.  This bed includes metal slats and supporting legs.  I was initially nervous about how the slats would hold up, but I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy this bed feels.

The headboard on this  DHP Manila Metal Bed is tall enough to provide support when setting up in bed and looks great with pillows.   The simple details look fantastic with the coastal decor and truly pull the entire room together.  Our old mattress was uncomfortable and stained from a coffee spill (oopsy!) so we decided to upgrade to a 14" Encased Coil & Memory Foam Signature Sleep Mattress. This gel infused Memory Foam mattress allows airflow while molding to the body's natural shape.  It is oh-so-cozy and looks gorgeous on our bed.

This was my first experience with a mattress in a box, and I had no idea what to expect when it arrived.  Despite my dear hubby's apprehension about the mattress dramatically popping out at him when he opened the box, the instructions where straightforward and the processes was uneventful (no dramatic popping occurred).  I loved the convenience of having the mattress delivered in a box.  It was the perfect way to finish the DHP Manila Metal Bed, and there was no need for a box spring.   This Signature Sleep Mattress is incredibly comfortable, and I expect it to last for years to come. 

Now all I have to do is get Miss Cupcake out of the bed so I can get some much needed sleep.

Enter to win a DHP Furniture mattress here!

Family is truly a treasure!
There are moments when I barely believe how incredibly blessed I am to have these two in my life. We recently went out in coordinating outfits (yes, we are that cheesy family)! Miss Cupcake wore a darling Nautica Tulle Dress with Flocked Dots.  She loved twirling in this little dress and looked like a princess!  My incredibly handsome hubby wore a Goodthreads slim-fit chambray shirt and cable knit sweater.  

My dress was from eShakti.  This fun and affordable website offers both style and fit customization from women from sizes 0 to 36.  They truly have the perfect dress for everyone.   All dresses on the website can be easily customized at no extra charge to meet your preferences.  The sleeve and hem length were customized.  I added a Jane Stone statement necklace for a fun pop of color.

Little Box Signs "HOME"

The moment I laid eyes on this darling "HOME" sign from Little Box Signs I knew it needed a place in my living room.  I have been striving to create a cozy and inviting space for my family and friends to gather, and I loved this simple piece.  This quality distressed wooden sign is unique and perfect for the slow process of transforming to modern farmhouse decor in my home.  The green vine "O" is the finishing touch that makes this sign unique and rustic.

Little Box Signs offers the most adorable hand painted wooden signs.  I truly adore everything in this shop.  These signs are a gorgeous and affordable way to create a cozy and personalized atmosphere in any home.

I placed this sign above my DIY Multipanel Mirror and Convenience Concepts French Country Hall Table.  This little entry table is adorable, and is the perfect size for the small space that I have in my living room.  Each season/holiday Miss Cupcake and I enjoy changing the decor.  The large basket from Target fit perfectly on the bottom.

With the arrival of spring quickly approaching I wanted to incorporate cotton stems into my decor.  I had seen these on Fixer Upper and began looking for the perfect cotton stems.  After weeks of searching, I finally found these lovelies at Kirkland's for $7.99 per stem!  I may or may not have done a happy dance on the way back to the car.  I placed them in a vase/watering can that I found at Target a few months back.

Clean Dezign Canister Set

Remember the perfect bread box that I found a few months back?  It needed to be small enough to keep on my rather limited counter space and large enough to be functional.  The moment I spotted this Clean Dezign Bread Box I knew it was what I wanted.  I was beyond excited when I noticed the matching three piece Clean Dezign Bamboo Fiber Kitchen Canister set.  Just like the bread box, these canisters are made out of a unique material called BAMBOO FIBER which is hard, durable, light weight and eco friendly.

I love the simple, clean appearance of these canisters on my kitchen counter.  I ended up using the largest canister to hold my wooden utensils.  The other canisters hold nuts and other snacks.  The airtight seal keeps the food inside fresh.  These Bamboo Fiber Kitchen Canisters are so perfect for storage that I plan to purchase an additional set for inside the cupboard.  

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