November 23, 2014

$120 JORD Wood Watch Gift Certificate Giveaway: Yes, I Said Wood!

What time is it? It's hammer time! I know that thanks to my new wooden watch from JORD. Yes, I said wooden, as in the type of wood a woodchuck would chuck if he could.
I admit it's been years since I've owned a watch, however, during the pre-texting days (I'm really aging myself here) I couldn't leave the house with out one. I came to the conclusion a few months ago that I wanted to bring watches back into my life. I'm growing tired of wrestling around my purse searching for my phone when ever I need to know the time. So I was rather excited when I was asked to review and giveaway a JORD Wood Watch
I was doubly intrigued by the concept of a watch being made out of wood!

First and foremost, can you say "handsome"?
That was the first thing that came to mind when I checked out the JORD's website.
The wood hues used for the watches are so deliciously rich in color.
The company, which is based in St. Louis, uses a variety of natural and sustainably sourced wood from across the globe. 

Secondly, I'm really digging the chunky watch style for gals right now and
 their women's collection doesn't disappoint. Ahem....check out the Cora series. Ummm, yes, that face is turquoise. We all know how I feel about turquoise! One word. Obsessed.
I will add though that I also love the look of stacked watches and bracelets and think it would be great to see JORD add some smaller, daintier watches to their line as well.

I received the Fieldcrest Black for review and am surprised by how light weight and comfortable it is!
One would think a watch made out of a tree would weigh a lot, right?
I was also impressed with the fact that the wood stood up to my scissor carelessness when I went to remove a packaging tag from my watch. Even though I don't encourage stabbing your watch I'm happy to say mine survived with out a nick. A good thing for someone who is often wrangling and wrestling a busy sixteen month old boy. JORD does recommend applying some beeswax or walnut oil to your watch in order to protect it and prevent it from cracking and drying out over the years.

The timepieces are splash proof but as with most watches you don't want to submerge them. I wore my watch out briefly in some light rain and didn't have any issues.  
All in all, I have to say the wood watch has won me over.
I'm looking forward to dressing mine both up and done. 
I can see myself wearing it to work and on casual weekends.
It's an absolute gorgeous time piece!

Now for the REALLY exciting part!
JORD has kindly offered to giveaway a $120 JORD gift certificate + free shipping to (1) one lucky entrant.
Just in time for the holidays! Use it on someone special (remember I liked that Cora one....wink, wink) or keep it for yourself. will be our little secret.

Enter below and good luck buttercups!

**Disclaimer: JORD Watches provided me with a Fieldcrest Wood Watch in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and is an honest review of my experience with this product. My husband will be the first to admit, if I don't agree or like something I will let it be known!

November 5, 2014

The Nursery That Was Swallowed by a One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flyin' Purple People Eater

To say that the room transformations at the new house is going painstakingly slow would be an under exaggeration. Cue the chorus though, because ladies and gents we now have a room painted. 
YES. A. ROOM. Well, kind of...

When it came to deciding which room we would tackle first, it was a no-brainer--the nursery!
Remember all the hormonal sweat and tears I poured into the nursery at the old house.

On the slight chance you may have suffered a concussion since then, here's a glimpse of what it look like.

You can view the full reveal and sources here.

Since that room was so short lived before we moved I decided we would replicate it in the new house.
In the mean time, for three lonnnnnggg months this is what we lived with.......

and this....

 and this.......

Hence, why I dubbed it the nursery that was 
swallowed by a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater.

I'm happy to say that today it looks like this. Praise the Lord.

Paint color is Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore. I LOVE this color and can never stop singing it's praises. It is a nice and bright grey, although it comes off a little "muddier" in my pics. I'm still trying to figure out the lighting and how to photograph in this new joint.

As you can see, we still need to tape off and paint the stripes on the nursery wall. Our goal is to have it finished before Little B graduates high school.

Outside of the stripes, we still have a few more items on our to-do list but thankfully they are all pretty simple tasks. Now if we can only find time....

Nursery To-Do List

*Patch and paint the nursery
*Tape off and paint stripes on the crib wall
*Replace ceiling fan with my thrift store chandelier. See makeover here.
*Hang gallery wall and art work. Similar to the old room.
*Hang book shelves. I miss these things!
*Hang puppy butt hooks. Explanation here.  Reading this post just made me teary-eyed! I guess butts can  do that to ya.
*Figure out the curtain situation. In the old nursery we had one big window not 2 small ones. I purchased  these curtain panels from the Land of Nod Outlet over a year ago so I highly doubt they still carry them.  Plus, I'm thinking 2 panels per window may look a little too heavy. Decisions, decisions....
*Organize closet. The nursery at the old house also had 2 closets. The current rack system in the new closet  just isn't cutting it. Mo' clothes, mo'problems. Said. NO. WOMAN. EVER!! I want to attempt to get the Ikea unit back into the closet like we did here.

Hopefully, I will return with a full reveal soon! 
We have a lot of house goals we would like to complete before Christmas and time is a ticking away.

Have you painted any rooms lately? Are you the type of person who finds painting relaxing or do you see it just as another chore on your to-do list?

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