Moms, how many of you feel like you would give anything to stop time when it comes to your babies? Our youngest, and most adorable best friend turned SIX yesterday!
Sometimes I can’t even breathe when I think about how fast time is flying, but just like any parent, we are soaking up and counting every second that we can! What better way to keep track of those precious seconds, than with this gorgeous wood watch by JORD? I have had some beautiful watches in my life, but none compare to the unique and elegant styling of this ( JORD Zebrawood & Maple Watch ) from the Fieldcrest series. So, even though we can’t actually STOP time, we CAN keep time, with this beautiful series of watches.
I’m so lucky to have been able to partner with JORD on a giveaway for $100 off of your very own unique wood timepiece! I know I’ll be wearing mine consistently throughout these next couple of seasons, especially with its’ lightweight design! And if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a ( guy or gal ) in your life, you have truly found it here with JORD!
On top of the gorgeous watch itself, the packaging is more special than anything I’ve ever seen! I’d say that the box is a gift in itself! You can even engrave the back of your watch with a special date, name, or quote to mark any occasion! They really have put so much care into their product, design, and packaging! Even if you don’t win, JORD will supply you with a discount code to shop anyway! Sweet deal!
I’ll admit it, Galentine’s Day which is celebrated on February 13th, hasn’t always meant very much to me until this year. It’s amazing how connected we become to those we surround ourselves with once we truly find OURSELVES!! I won’t make this too long and sappy, (because I’m saving that for another blog post 😉 ) but I will say that when you find your tribe, your girls, your squad, or whatever you call them….. embrace them, support them, encourage them, love them, and fan those flames and watch those relationships grow!
American Greetings gave me such a wonderful opportunity this year, to really highlight what “Galentine’s Day” means to me and for that I am so thankful! I had already scheduled a day date with a very dear gal pal and decided to enlist her help in showing how special these cards really are! And because of American Greetings‘ generosity, I’ll be adding a couple of their adorable cards to my Galentine’s Giveaway that I am announcing tomorrow!!
For me: Galentine’s Day is about celebrating your girls and what they mean to you. It doesn’t have to be big and spendy, you don’t have to throw a party or do a fancy dinner out….. just a card to tell them how much you care, or how much they make you laugh, or how needed they are in your life!
Photography – Alicia + Daniels’ Glamorous Turner Falls Engagement Session. As a photographer, I have always dreamed of shooting at Oklahomas’ Turner Falls! The beautiful blue water and falls, natural stone formations, mountainous terrain, natural lush landscape….. it just has such a strong aesthetic appeal.
Alicia and Daniel knew they wanted something special for their engagement session. After almost eloping last fall at a south Texas falls, they set their sights on an actual wedding this fall in Portland Oregon. These two are so stylish and hip and I knew after the choice of elopement location, water had to be involved for their engagement session. We settled immediately on Turner Falls, in Davis Oklahoma which is a mere two hour drive for all of us. It was worth every mile and more! It was a very warm day, but the still cold water added just the right touch and refreshment during the shoot. When it came to wardrobe, renting a gorgeous Badgley Mischka gown from Rent the Runway added the perfect hint of glam to perfectly pair with his oxblood suit from the Suit Depot! You’ll also notice her exquisite and unique emerald engagement ring, made especially for her by Effy. This session was a dream come true and the fact that this girl is one of my very best friends, made it that much better.
We’re now less than two months away from their incredible destination wedding in which I get to be a guest! BUT…. there WILL BE A BRIDAL SESSION, to show off the dress she is making with her own two hands!!!!! You had better believe I’ll be featuring those here as well!
Without further ado….
I cannot wait to see these two get married next month and I am so honored that I was able to photograph their engagement session! Cheers, you two! Love ya!!!