Saturday, December 24, 2016

Designer Wood Watches from JORD

*This post is sponsored by JORD Watches 

Merry Christmas Eve! This month has absolutely flown by! 
I am thrilled to be sharing about this gorgeous watch from JORD. I have always wanted to gift my husband a watch, but I wasn't sure what direction to go. Luckily, JORD Watches reached out to us to select from one of their beautiful designs. 

JORD Wooden Watches

My husband and I had never heard of JORD Watches prior to browsing their selection. JORD watches are handcrafted, wooden timepieces that demand to be seen with their modern and stylish cuts. 

JORD watches are available in both men and women's unique styles. 

The watch my husband chose is the Ebony and Copper design from the Dover Series. 

When the package came, I was completely blown away by how gorgeous this piece is. My husband, Clay, is here today to share with me below! Ladies, if you are wondering what the man in your life may think about a JORD watch, look no more! 

I've never been much of a jewelry person (I think my own wedding ring makes my hand look a little too busy…) but watches are more like a gray area in my opinion.  They at least serve a purpose outside of aesthetics and generally don’t look too gaudy or flashy.  I’ve never owned a quality watch in my life, either, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to at least test the waters and find out if I’m a watch kind of guy.
Initially, I put the watch on my left wrist.  Big mistake.  Two pieces of jewelry (including the wedding ring) on the same hand gave me anxiety and I felt like it was all I, or anyone else for that matter, would be able to focus on.  I immediately moved the watch to my right wrist and that remedied the situation.  Thankfully it only took about 30 seconds to work out all the kinks. 

  I really like the lower profile of the dark wood compared to other shinier or louder materials.  The clear distinction between the dark wood and the actual timekeeping piece of the watch, consisting of several different metals, deserves appreciation, too; particularly, the copper inlay containing the numbers which accents the rest of the hardwood beautifully.  I also really like the exposed “innards” of the watch setting directly beneath hands.  Incredibly intricate and complex, the cogs and gears making up the actual timekeeping piece of the watch are in full view presenting a neat technological disparity between them and the wooden band.  The minute and hour hands are also painted blue which adds a nice splash of color to make the whole thing stand out a little and make it more interesting. 

Overall, the watch is really solid. Looks alone would be enough, but it’s also comfortable and light.  It hasn’t been ripping out arm hairs (a very legitimate concern of mine) and doesn’t make any jangling noises when I walk around (another very legitimate concern of mine.) The JORD wooden watch is definitely highly recommended. Two thumbs up!

My husband LOVES this watch! It is manly, yet modern... and one of the most unique designs I have ever come across. Not to mention.... their packaging is absolutely beautiful! 

From my perspective, I LOVE the designer look of the watch with the unique wooden parts. I think it looks amazing on my husband and I cannot recommend this piece to enough people! 

Which brings me to a very exciting point... We've teamed up with JORD Watches to offer a $25 discount. You can receive your code instantaneously by clicking HERE

The JORD wooden watch would make an amazing present for that special someone... or to treat yourself after the holidays! Head over to JORD Watches to browse their designs!

Special thanks to JORD watches for their beautiful designs and for sharing them with us over the holidays

Wooden Wristwatch

Thursday, December 1, 2016

life update

Hi everyone! 

A few things: pregnancy is crazy. I realize I sound like everyone else, but I seriously had no idea how drastically my life, body, and emotions would change as I started growing this little babe!

Don't get me wrong, I am overwhelmed with happiness. 

I am also overwhelmed with a lot of things. Everything. The emotional toll (and physical, obviously) is the real deal. 

Today I am 20 WEEKS PREGNANT! That's halfway for those of you who aren't keeping up! :)

I thought it would be fun to do a little questionnaire! 

How far along: 20 weeks

Total weight gain: I really don't know. I don't keep a scale at home and I gained about 4 pounds between my first two appointments. More info on that to come for sure. That being said, I am POSITIVE I have gained weight. :) 

Maternity clothes: My favorite thing in the world. How many times in your life do you get to wear maternity pants to a Thanksgiving dinner? But seriously. I am still wearing most of my regular pants. I CAN button them, but not comfortably. It's either maternity pants or a belly band for me. Or leggings. Luckily, the current style is perfect for this stage of pregnancy. I can still wear most of my flowy tops and tunics. 

Stretch marks: (knock on wood) Nothing yet! Though I am told all of my efforts to rub creams, oils, etc. have NO bearing.... I still do it religiously. 

Sleep: This has recently become an issue. I went from barely being able to stay awake throughout the day to extreme bouts of insomnia. It's not uncommon for me to wake up at 2:30 AM and lay there for a few hours. Add in the nightly bathroom breaks and.... yeah. 

Miss anything: Hmmmm... every now and again I think a nice cocktail sure would be lovely. Or a glass of wine. Oh, and sleeping on my stomach sometimes. But it all pales in comparison to the joy I get in daydreaming about baby. :) 

Movement: UGH! I can't feel ANYTHING! There were a few times where I thought maybe...MAYBE it was him. But I want to be sure. And nothing "sure" yet. 

Food cravings: No serious cravings, just serious hunger. When I am ready to eat, it is NOW. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still weaning off of the Diclegis train. Every now and again I will get a little "gaggy" but overall, MUCH better! 

Have you started to show yet: Absolutely. 

Gender: Sweet little boy!

Labor signs: Negative, thank goodness!

Belly button in or out: I have actually noticed it seems to be pushing out! It's not OUT out, but it's heading that way! So bizarre to look at! 

Wedding rings on or off: On!

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but SO emotional. I am feeling everything at a very new level. Yikes. 

Looking forward to: Christmas! Seeing family for the holidays and upcoming gatherings. 

Thanks for hanging out with me for a little Q & A! This season of life has been so full... in every regard. I cannot wait for everything to come!

 To all the other mamas out there, I recently started my baby registry! There are so many helpful checklists out there, but I still love input from my friends and ALL OF YOU! So, tell me, what are your must have baby registry items? 

Have a GREAT weekend!

Thank you to Scottsdale Mom's blog for the questions!