Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Introduction to the I.N.O.X. by Victorinox

Victorinox is the Swiss company that has been around for 130 years most well-known for the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is known to be reliable in all conditions, robust and authentic and the same goes for this new timepiece.

Today, meet the I.N.O.X. Built to endure unusual levels of stress, this watch has been through the ringer! Victorinox put this watch through 130 different strength tests and if you can believe it, it passed them all with flying colors! This timepiece is surely "made to last". I.N.O.X. has been designed to withstand a drop onto a concrete surface, have a 64-ton tank drive over it, as well as uphold two hours in the washing machine. Amazing, no? Above that, it's been tested with some of the most corrosive and destructive solvents and chemicals. Again, it has passed everything without a hiccup. I know a few people who could use something like this because each year their watch or cell phone gets run over by a semi or something along those lines.

Now not only is this watch durable, it also has a sleek look to it. Machined in metal and polished to shine, the 2014 collection I.N.O.X. is available with dial and strap in black, khaki, green or navy blue. All of them have a Swiss made Ronda Quartz movement. This piece comes with a removable bumper that is made of silicone and nylon for extra protection and more zest to the overall aesthetic.

Victorinox would like this timepiece to be a companion for life. I can easily see the men I know in my life taking pride over this piece as well as cherishing the usefulness. Not only does Victorinox make the Swiss Army Knife and these timepieces, they have now expanded their product range to include luggage, clothing and fragrances.

Victorinox Swiss Army is known for high quality pieces that can withstand time, very multifunctional and durable. They produce these products in their own workshops to optimize quality and utility. The strictest standards are upheld when creating these timepieces and the I.N.O.X. comes with a 3-year warranty to boot.

What are your thoughts on this piece? Would you or your spouse love it? Do you know someone who needs a watch like this??


*this review is sponsored by Victorinox, however all opinions are my own.*

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Days and Dates (+ harvest snaps giveaway)

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

We've been filling our days with homeschooling, errands, adventures and some 'dates' around here. My son and I have been spending our days together and it has been such a wonderful experience to see him grow as a little boy into a BIG boy. Here is what our days have looked like a bit.
First we start our mornings off with school work. We work for a few hours on our curriculum then we make the most of the rest of the day.
Yesterday, we headed off to the park to have lunch and play. We snacked on >>Harvest Snaps<< snapea crisps with hummus (one of our favorite ways to eat them!), bananas and some delicious coconut water.
Lunch dates at the park are the best dates!
This one likes to show off his balancing and climbing skills. He also likes to run as fast as lightning!
We  decided to hike to an amazing Stupa near our home-- I'm not sure what we've been waiting for, this was our first time visiting and won't be our last!

Have you tried Harvest Snaps? My favorite flavor is Wasabi Ranch, how about you? If you haven't tried... you need to! Thank you to >>Harvest Snaps<< for sponsoring our post today and enhancing our day. For more information on Harvest Snaps and some Lunchspiration, <click here>.

Comment below with what flavor you'd most like to try or which flavor is your fave and I will choose one person to send a little package to.
Happy Tuesday to you and yours!


Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Wish list

Although it's still warm in my neck of the woods, I'm welcoming fall with open arms. Here are a few things that have caught my eye recently.

Here are the deets for the goods: (hover over item below and then click)
C L U T C H $95
S P E C T A C L E S $169
C A R D I G A N $74
W E D G E B O O T S $240
N E C K L A C E $135

What are you loving lately? Also, have you tried a salted caramel mocha or pumpkin spice latte yet?

Happy Friday!

peace, rachel

Thursday, August 28, 2014


This month has nearly come and gone. I've been busy thinking about this space where all of you lovely people come to visit me each day. I thank you! It's been a bit quiet around here lately as I've been homeschooling my little one and also pondering lots of little things. This blog has been a piece of my life for nearly 3 years and I'm very thankful for it. I wanted to break the silence a bit and let you know that something new is on the horizon and I can't wait to share it with you. I want to do things in my time frame and so right now all I can say is it's not the right time to spill the beans just yet. I'm going to take more time to myself and continue working on something great. This is definitely not a goodbye but more of a hold on, I'm working...

I'm so looking forward to the next adventure! Stay tuned!
xo, rachel

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thoughts on being YOU #imENOUGH

Thanks to the Mrs. Band for sponsoring today's discussion and inspiring women!

It's often been said that you are your own worst critic. After the years go by and goodbye, for me, I notice at times where I have been ultra harsh on myself and the feelings of not being good enough have crept in. I have always put one foot in front of the other no matter what because the alternative is not so great. Even with moving ahead, self doubt still lingers and the thoughts creep back in. As I have gotten older, made boundaries in my life and learned to say NO -- I'm also ready to say that I AM ENOUGH! I don't need to have those self doubting thoughts anymore. I'm over it and moving on.

When the opportunity arose to team up with the Mrs. and their #imENOUGH campaign, I just couldn't say no. I want my voice to be heard, your voice to be heard and I want to be inspired and you too by all the fabulous women who have joined in on this! Not sure what this buzz is all about? Well, I'll tell ya.. The Mrs. band starting out by writing a song called, "I'm Enough" and what this empowering song has turned into is well... beautiful. Click below to see the video and what I'm talking about! Join in on this movement with me. I'd love you to share your #imENOUGH selfie across your social media channels and or comment below with a link. We're all in this together, spread love, spread beauty and share the campaign. Empowering women together is a force.

#imENOUGH video <------ click here to see the video

happy friday!

peace, love & coffee,

Thanks again to the Mrs. for sponsoring this delightful post!

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