Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Value of Time + JORD Watch Giveaway

{beach bump 25 weeks pregnant // wearing the JORD Frankie in Zebrawood & Navy}

The older I get, the faster the years seem to go by, and this year in particular has moved at lightning-speed. Since becoming pregnant in March, my world has revolved around time - between counting the weeks of pregnancy, how many months until I'm due, and trying to push pause to enjoy this special time; all while relishing in the last few moments of my current realm of reality. 

One of my favorite rituals since moving beachside last year is that Greg and I go for a walk on the beach almost every day. It's our most cherished time together - no phones, no Netflix, just the sound of the waves, and us talking and connecting without any distractions. Lately we talk a lot about Jack - how we plan to raise him, how excited we are to learn about him and who he will become, and how we can't wait to bring him on our walks, seeing him experience the beach for the very first time. 

We are soaking up these warm summer months, as time is inching closer and closer to when it won't just be the two of us anymore. Change is on the horizon, which is both thrilling and slightly terrifying. While we anxiously countdown to our little guy's arrival, I'm trying my best to live in the moment, and remind myself that the only constants in life are change and time.

- - -

When JORD Wood Watches reached out to work together again, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. JORD offers an amazing selection of unique watches for men and women. Greg lucked out the first time (remember his Valentine's Day gift?) and I was excited to choose a stylish wood watch for myself this round. I instantly fell in love with the Frankie in Zebrawood & Navy. The natural look of the wood paired with classic navy is the perfect compliment to any outfit, and every time I look at it, I have a sweet reminder of the ocean. 

I have teamed up with JORD Wood Watches to host a giveaway for my readers!

One winner will receive a $100 gift code for JORD Wood Watches!!!

And EVERYONE that enters will receive a code for 10% off their purchase!

Enter the giveaway HERE

{contest ends September 23, 2018 at 11:59pm}

Wooden Wrist Watch

This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fave Drug Store Beauty Buys Vol. 5

L'Oréal Elnett Hairspray
The Florida humidity has been brutal this summer, but this hairspray keeps my waves intact all day. I love that it leaves my hair feeling soft & touchable, rather than crunchy like other extra strong hold hairsprays.

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Tummy Butter
I've been slathering this lotion on twice a day (in addition to Bio-Oil) since week 9 of pregnancy. Not sure if it will be enough to keep me tiger-stripe free by 40 weeks (they say it's mostly genetics), but it's kept me moisturized so far.

Essie Gel Polish in "Living Legend"
I love this classic red, which is perfect for transitioning between seasons. It has staying power too - I can go a solid 10 days chip-free.

NYX Liquid Lipstick in "Orange County"
My everyday makeup is pretty low-key, but I love to do a pop color lip. This bright orange is a fun compliment to an otherwise natural look.

L'Oréal EverPure Blonde Shampoo
I spend a fair amount of time in the sun so my salon-colored hair has been turning a bit brassy. I tried this purple shampoo for the first time a couple weeks ago, and although I've only used it a handful of times, I'm already seeing a difference.