Jord Watches: A Giveaway!

As my friends will tell you, I love a good watch. Delicate, large, metal, leather, you name it. Give me a simple, practical accessory that's also cute and I'm a happy gal. Thus, I was oh-so-excited to be introduced to Jord watches. Their design is really unique and different from anything I've previously owned. With intricate wood detailing but light-weight movement, it's easily become a staple in my watch wearing rotation and I can't get enough!

Jord Watches are self-described as "hand-crafted wooden time pieces"; they make a unique statement on your wrist that feels equally modern and classic. 

Jord Watches

So, to share the love, I've teamed up with Jord to give you a chance to win a $100 gift card towards a watch! Entering is super easy, PLUS just entering will automatically get you a $25 credit to JORD via an e-gift card at the end of the contest. Win-win. 

Simply click HERE to enter to win an e-gift card!

Jord Watches Womens watches

Contest ends at 11:59 CST 06/18/17 and both gift codes expire 09/17/17.

Browse their watch collection below: 

Winner will be announced shortly after 6/18. Good luck, friends!

A Weekend in Seattle: On Video!

Whenever the promise of a three day weekend lies ahead, I like to schedule a road trip to pursue that extra long weekend bliss. This past weekend, I took a scenic drive up the Pacific Northwest to the rainy city of Seattle (lucky for me the weather was GORGEOUS) to explore the city, attend a concert and make some of my favorite stops in Oregon along the way! 

While this wasn't my first trip to Seattle, it was my first time checking off the major touristy things and they were all totally worth it! From the Space Needle to the Underground Seattle Tour, it was so much fun getting to learn about Seattle's history and landmarks. In between exploring and eating at local recommendations, it made for such a lovely weekend. Bonus: I highly recommend going into the city during a long weekend because so many residents leave! All of the usual traffic and wait times were basically gone. One last thing to note: I especially recommend the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum -- it was incredible to explore all of these creative glass installations, plus it gives you a gorgeous view of the Space Needle, which is next to lots of interesting areas to wander to. 

Here's a quick little video of the trip! 

Have you been to Seattle? What are some of your favorite things to explore? 

A Weekend In Napa: On Video!

While I'm far from a wine coinsurer, I've started to actually enjoy the taste of wine in the past year or so. Even before my (semi-familiar) relationship with wine blossomed, I've always wanted to visit Napa. The landscape conjures up all those gloriously lush, rolling green hills with acres of grape leaves, paired with fancy tasting rooms and mysterious wine knowledge that's always piqued my curiosity. So, naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to join a weekend trip in Napa and it was so much fun! I even had an almost-full day of solo exploration and found some of my favorite new spots I'll be sharing in a post soon. Until then, here's a slice of a weekend in Napa on video. Enjoy!

If you're on Vimeo, you can follow my profile here. Happy Monday, friends! 

Worth Noting: 5.12.17

In the spirit of savoring the little things, I’ll be sharing a few things “worth noting” to me every other Friday. I love sharing a great book, show, product or even just a memorable moment from the week. "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." - Jon Kabat Zinn.

I have a quote near my desk written in small type that reads "Life is not a dress rehearsal. Every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment." - Sally Karioth. While I was probably drawn to it because I grew up in theatre, I find it to be a lovely reminder to find joy in something every single day -- even if it's trying a new coffee or taking a different path to work on my bike to explore. The past couple weeks have contained full work days, good reads, an interesting talk by Michael Loop, and extra time with some of my favorite people. Here's some worth noting moments and favorite discoveries: 

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