time + JORD Wood Watches Giveaway


Time is a sneaky one, it moves too fast and too slow and there never seems to be enough of it. I have a constant reminder in my head to be present, to enjoy today and stop looking forward to tomorrow. It can be hard, though. And I feel like when you’re pregnant, it can be really hard to enjoy the moment, the anticipation of meeting your baby grows stronger each day and even more so once the aches and pains start taking over. When standing up and sitting down are both uncomfortable, sometimes all you can think about is, “okay when am I going to have this baby already?” Time sometimes feels like it’s moving so slowly. I try to take time each night to really be present with my baby and to feel him and cherish this time with him. While I do daydream about the moment I will get to finally have him in my arms, there’s nothing more special than this time.dsc_0467

And speaking of time, in the age of smart phones, watches sometimes get forgotten, but I think there’s something so classic about wearing a watch and this unique watch from JORD Wood Watches is stunningly beautiful. I love anything rustic, especially during the fall, so this wood watch makes the perfect accessory! And with that, I am so excited to parter up with JORD Wood Watches for an exciting giveaway for a $75.00 e-gift code towards a watch purchase – and just by entering, you will automatically receive a $20.00 e-gift code just for entering! This would be such an awesome gift for Christmas for your significant other, or just a treat for yourself! Simply click here to enter and good luck!! xo

Please note that the contest will close 9/25 at 11:59pm. Both the $75 and the $20 codes will expire on 1/31/2017.



This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.

JORD Wooden Watches


There’s something about autumn. I know I’m not the only one who gets excited as September rolls in and all things pumpkin start making their way into our lives. I’m not sure if it’s the anticipation of the holidays that has me excited, the cooler temperatures, the baking, or the traditions and nostalgia, but I sure do love this time of year. One of my favorite things to do as a family is to go to the apple orchard. We take a trip there every  year and let the girls pick pears and apples. This year was especially fun because Kora was able to participate with some help from big sis. I love making these memories and creating these special traditions with our family. It’s something I look forward to all year long. It was also really neat this year because we visited in the spring (click here if you want to see that post!) when the trees were all in bloom and Madelyn could see how the flowers have now turned into fruit!


our very first “back-to-school”

It’s that time of year again, autumn is rolling in and all the kiddos are going back to school. It’s very nostalgic for me and I really love this time of year. Madelyn started Kindergarten, so for the first time since I was in school, “back to school” was a big deal. We talked about it a lot and other than a night of hesitation, most of her feelings were of excitement, so that was a relief for me. We sometimes tell stories at bedtime rather than reading books and a few weeks before school started, she asked me to tell her a story, so I came up with a fun story about a girl going into Kindergarten and how and exciting it was, it really helped her get excited about it all.

As we gathered the short list of supplies for her classroom, we also talked about what she was going to wear. Choosing my back to school outfit was always fun for me. Madelyn takes after me in that she is pretty opinionated about what she wears. I like to lay things out for her, but usually she doesn’t end up wearing them like she did when she was small and so I’ve sort of had to let it go. She does sometimes wear things she knows I like and will tell me, “mommy, I’m wearing your favorite shirt”. It’s pretty cute and always makes me smile. We picked out a couple of options the day before school and were excited to coordinate her clothes with her really fun new shoes she picked out from Skechers. They light up and they’re sparkly and most importantly, they’re comfortable and she can run and play in them! Comfort is always number one for my girl!


A great big “thank you” to Skechers for Madelyn’s back-to-school shoes. They’re a huge hit!