Summer

my beachy summer with JORD watches (giveaway!)

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hi friends, are you having a nice summer? truth be told, this was supposed to be my 500th post (it’s actually 498 if you wanna be picky) but life and this trip home sort of got in the way… and it’s not helping that random keys on the computer we brought with us aren’t working. but i digress– i have a special giveaway for you in line with this big blog milestone. i started adventurings over seven years ago now (this is the first post from 2012!) in preparation for our big adventure – moving to europe, and we had no idea where and for how long, and i needed a place to keep friends and family updated. and well, since ellen degeneres and all those talk show hosts get special 500 post shows, i figured i should as well. 

i am also so pleased to be collaborating with JORD watches for the occasion. but first– let’s talk watches for a sec. when i moved to europe, i was sort of anti-watch. that is, until may third, two thousand and thirteen (this date is burned into my mind, for real) when i checked my phone just to see what time it was, then on the way back to my bag dropped it face-down on the pavement. from that point on, i was a watch believer. ain’t nobody need to look at their phone that much just for the time and there are so many watches out there that can really vibe with your personal style!

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so, enter JORD watches – (pronounced yode) a luxury wood watch company out of st. louis that makes their watches using only reclaimed wood in a variety of pretty natural styles and colors for men and women. i’ve been taking their cassia model (in ebony and sable) out for a spin for the past week or two to street festivals, the beach… it does not look bad against a northwest washington shoreline.

anyhow, i am so pleased to announce a $100 giveaway towards any watch in the JORD collection. this giveaway is open internationally (!!!) as they ship free all over the world. 

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED: Thank you & congrats to the winner, Astor K.!


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the evening we walked along the beach, i had just heard one of my former high school classmates play an incredible set at a street fair. sitting with a beer, listening to a song he wrote about the time he was on tour in germany and missed fidalgo island. i was listening to this song with tears in my eyes looking out at the islands in the background and smelling that sea air. boy, can i relate! then it was time for a beach walk in the sunset.

i hope i have another washington summer post in store for you soon! (that seems pretty hopeful, doesn’t it?) meanwhile, waste no time in entering and win yourself a pretty wood watch. 

disclaimer: i was kindly gifted a JORD watch for the giveaway.

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