Another Apple iWatch Band Dupe


I just wanted to share a quick impulse buy with you all! I decided to switch up my iWatch band look again and really liked the braided loop ones I saw on the Apple website but not the $99 price tag. Especially knowing that I get bored and like to change my watch bands up like those old school swatch watches that I was never cool enough for when I was a kid. Anywhoo, I walked my fingers over to Amazon – as I tend to do – and found this fantastic dupe for $19.99: Solo Loop Strap

The sizing was a little confusing, but I measured my wrist with a measuring tape and it was exactly 7 inches, which by Googling I found was 177.8 mm. According to the listing, a #8 size is for 171mm – 178mm, so that is what I ordered.

It was just delivered yesterday afternoon and it fits perfect. There is no clasp and it just stretches over your hand to fit on your wrist:

So if you’re looking for a $20 dupe to a $99 watch band, it’s a pretty great deal!

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Trying Out Amazon Prime Wardrobe


I first heard about Prime Wardrobe (then called Amazon Wardrobe) back in 2017 when they announced the beta testing phase of the program. I hadn’t bothered to use it though, because typically if I’m ordering a clothing item from Amazon it’s something pretty straightforward like a pair of exercise leggings. However, a couple weeks ago people on a Facebook Group I’m a part of were raving about these stretchy jeans with a comfortable no-button waist… so my fingers did some walking over to Amazon to check them out.

Unlike exercise leggings, I wasn’t quite sure what size to order. I don’t own any jeans by that brand and apparently the fit may also vary by color. Instead of ordering a few pairs and then returning them for a refund, I decided to give Prime Wardrobe a try.

I chose two different sizes in two different colors, for a total of four pairs of jeans (these are the jeans I ordered). Rather than hitting Add to Cart, I clicked on Try Before You Buy. This put the four pairs of jeans into my Wardrobe account and I was allowed to add additional items if I wanted for a total of 8 Prime Wardrobe items. As it was, I was only interested in the jeans so I placed the order and waited a few days for my package to arrive.

Once my package arrived, in addition to instructions in the bag I also received an email from Prime Wardrobe letting me know that I had a 7-day try-on period. I tried on the jeans, narrowed it down to my 2 favorite pairs, waited a couple days and then tried them on again.

I made my final decision and then clicked the link Amazon sent me to complete my order. It was super easy; I just checked the boxes of the items I wanted to keep vs return and then picked how I’d like to do my return. I already had to return another package to Kohls, so I chose that option and Amazon sent me a code to scan once I get there. I was only charged for the pair of jeans that I kept and it was so incredibly easy.

So, if you’ve been wondering about Prime Wardrobe, I did find it to be super easy to use. In my situation, it was convenient to try on a couple sizes before paying for the one I wanted to keep!

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AR Workshop: Jingle Box

If you are related to me, maybe don’t read this blog post…

I loved the AR Workshop Harvest box so much (you can read about it here), so it took me less than 5 seconds to decide to buy the Jingle Box when I saw the announcement. This time, I bought a Jingle box for myself AND I bought one as a Christmas gift for a family member.

Once again, the contents of the box were a total surprise. However, much like the fall Harvest box they announced that it would contain a mix of handmade and retail seasonal goodies with an exclusive DIY kit and items from local makers. The cost of the box was $95 with a retail value of over $150. When I ordered my box to keep, I was hoping for a couple items that I could pass on for Christmas gifts and also some that I can keep to enjoy… and I’m very pleased with what I received!

Let’s take a look inside my Jingle box:

(Once again, if you’re related to me… turn away now because I ordered one for a gift too!)

First, check out this gorgeous wrapping job and a peek at what I saw when I opened the box:

Unlike the Harvest boxes, which were unwrapped, each Jingle box was beautifully wrapped so you can put them right under the tree!

These first three items from my box are items that I am planning to pass on, which worked out perfectly for me. There is a soft plaid scarf, a pretty mug with a hot chocolate bomb, and a holiday oven mitt with butter cookie mix inside. All three of these are perfect for gift giving (or keeping!) and I’m planning to pair the oven mitt/cookie mix and coffee mug/hot chocolate bomb for a work friend gift. I’m not sure who is getting the scarf yet, but it is awfully pretty!

This next grouping is items that I am thrilled to keep for myself. I love the handmade ‘Tis the Season’ tray and it’s perfect to sit on an ottoman in my den to hold my coffee cup and kindle on lazy weekend days. The candle smells fantastic and the ‘Baking Spirits Bright’ kitchen towel was immediately added to my kitchen.

And here is the project that they included in the Jingle Box! It is a DIY Classic Wood Ornaments set and it came with three pieces of wood, sanding paper, stencils, paint, foam brushes, ribbon and hooks. Jack and I completed the project over the weekend and it was a fun project to do with a kid, or to do on your own in a burst of creativity!

Once again, the AR Workshop knocked this box out of the park and I LOVE it so much! I’m hoping that my family member also loves it… because I think it’s a great gift for the holidays!

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