Happy Friday! If you are like me, you have been doing lots of holiday shopping the past few weeks and noticing that some people are easier to shop for than others. My husband is not one of those people!. Every December I am faced with the same issue- what do I get my husband!? His hobby outside of work is hunting and he does a good job of letting me know what he wants in that department but I usually clear his list with his birthday and father's day gifts. By the time our anniversary and Christmas rolls around in December I am stumped as to what to get him. This year I wanted to get him something more meaningful and I thought a personalized engraved gift would be perfect. I partnered with Jord Wood Watches and they graciously offered me an engraved watch to gift to someone special and I jumped at the opportunity! Jord is now offering watch engraving on select collections or wood engraving on the gorgeous wood watch box. How fun is that!? You can see the details and cost for engraving options on their website.
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I have my own Jord watch and love it. My husband had commented on the watch and that he liked the more rustic look of it. This is coming from someone who doesn't wear any jewlery, so the fact that he liked the Jord Watches blew my mind and gave me a gift idea (for once) !
I chose the Conway watch in Zebrawood and Dark Sandalwood for him. It has a silver face with cronograph details and stainless links inlaid on the links. I thought the stainless details gave it an edge while still keeping its refined design. I decided to have the watch engraved with 3 special dates: our wedding date, and our children's birthdates. It came out beautifully and I couldn not be happier to give my husband a thoughtful gift he can wear every day.
As a gift to you, I have included a special gift code. Click this link and enter your email to get a $25 gift code sent to your inbox to use towards any watch or service at woodwatches.com!
Happy Friday! Today my husband and I are celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary! I can't beleive it has been 4 years, its amazing how fast time passes! I absolutely loved all of the details of my wedding (thank god, because I spent nearly 2 years planning it!), I hinted in my Instagram post that I picked out my dress a year before even being engaged. I know that sounds crazy (like literally crazy) but we knew we wanted to get married. We had discussed it in detail. So knowing that, I had started to think about the things I would want for our big day. The most important detail for any girl is THE dress, I happened to stumble upon my dress while searching though countless websites and immediately thought "oh my, that is gorgeous!". I bookmarked it and went on with life. About a year later, I went back to the gowns I had saved and that dress was still my favorite. Of course, when I called a few local places that carried the designer, they didnt have the gown. It was a "last season" design and they could order it for me but I would not be able to try it on. I knew I loved the dress, but I was horrified at the thought of buying a gown without first trying it on. So I spent way too many hours locating 1 (yes in all of New York State) 1 bridal shop had it in their showroom to try on...I went into the City to try it on and that was it. It was my dress. Then another blow, this particular store was aking over $1500 more than any other boutique I had spoken to. Not very smart on their part, but the wedding industry is a billion dollar business and I'm sure when they realized they were the only boutique who had the dress to try, they assumed I was desperate. I left, without ordering the dress, and returned to one of the other boutiqes that carried the designer and had been extremely helpful during my search to find the gown to try on and I ordered it from them. Do your research ladies! It will save you thousands.
Below are a few photos of that dress (I still love it so much) and some other fun snaps from our big fat Greek & Irish wedding. as well as all of the amazing vendors we worked with. Enjoy!
This Gorgeous woman is Stacy Doolan, The most AMAZING makeup artist!
Lots of Greek dancing and money throwing!
Hi! I'm Lisa, a wife and mommy who loves fashion, home decor and projects and sharing our favorite baby / kids gear and activities. Thanks for following along on my journey through Mommy Life. Styled.