Friday, December 16, 2016

holiday product spotlight with JORD Wood Watches

have you guys seen those beautiful wood watches floating around instagram?? the famous JORD watches?
well, if you haven’t, you seriously need to check them out!

JORD is a watch company, but they are most certainly not like most watch companies. JORD uses unique wood from all around the world to create both modern and sophisticated watch designs!

they have some of the most beautiful watches i have ever seen, and they carry both men's watches and women's watches!

i gifted kyle this unique watch a couple days ago as an early christmas present, and it took his breath away as much as it did mine! he is obsessed with all things wood, this watch included.

kyle is wearing the “Reece” style watch in Golden Camphor and Khaki.

i think it’s safe to say it’s his favorite christmas present.

would you love one of these cool watches?!

well, today JORD and i are giving you $25 free to spend on your favorite watch! just follow this link, fill out the form, and then head back here and tell me what your favorite watch is! but hurry, offer ends december 21st!

having trouble deciding which is your favorite? i’ve created a Pinterest board just for you so you can see which watches are my favorite! see it here!

you can view JORD all over the internet: at their site here, their instagram here, their pinterest here, their twitter here, and their facebook here!

xoxo, Brandi

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, but as always, all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Wooden Wristwatch

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

fourteen months

fourteen months of pure joy. fourteen months of trial. of worry. of beauty. of sacrifice. of abounding love.

you are changing every single day it seems. you learn things SO quickly, and pick up on so much so fast. it blows my mind every day.

you are sassy. and sensitive. and loving. and particular.

you love other kids, and in sunday school, you go find toys to give the itty bitty babies.
you are always willing to share. even your food. which, right now, is your number one priority in life. you want to eat 24/7, and it seems like you are never full. you are still pretty picky, but you LOVE what you love. your favs are cheese, bread, cheezits, bananas, blueberries, peas, ground turkey, rice, certain kinds of chicken, popcorn, larabars, peanut butter, and anything in those squeeze packets. you’ll eat anything out of those things. 

mama is still your favorite person on earth, and very little can separate you from her. food is one of these things. you can smell me from a mile away, and you are not happy until you find me and are in my arms. you are on my hip 95% of the time.

you started “one year old” with six teeth, you now have eight, and you are currently working on three back teeth/molars. #helpme

you all of a sudden loathe diaper changes and being in your car seat. you don’t like being told no, and it takes you getting a stern “no” before understanding it’s not okay. but, the things you love far outweigh the things you don’t. like, cats. and buttons you can push. and miss bunny. and stickers. and playing peek-a-boo. and books. and giving hugs. and baths. and music. and all the little things in your day that make you smile and very quickly fall in love. and way too many things to list. 

speaking of music, you LOVE to dance. you just cannot contain that rhythm in your soul. you stop what your doing the moment a song comes that you like and you bust a move. it’s the cutest thing ever.

you have such a kind soul. you look when someone is crying, and crawl over to make sure everything is okay. you share whatever you have, even if its your favorite toy/food of the day. you are such a sweet little girl, and i love that i get to watch you grow. 

you crawl, sit to stand while holding on to something, climb stairs, and walk when someone is holding your hands. your physical therapist said you’ll be walking by christmas. we’ll see!!

you love to clap when you hear other people clapping. you think it’s hilarious. you just love to mimic people in general. you also find that hilarious, too.

you say mama, dada, yes, kitty, yum, cheese (told you you love cheese), woof woof, uh oh (oh oh). you sign more, all done, milk, and food.

you grow more and more every day. you are so strong yet so loving. and i love you so much that it hurts, lilli jo.

love, mama

Monday, December 12, 2016

the weekend // christmas edition

happy monday, friends! we are currently recovering from one of the best weekends ever.

bow // shirt
we marked so many things off of our christmas bucket list (you can see that here!) this weekend:

friday //

kyle and i had our weekly at-home date night, and we did our usual ordering in and movie watching. we made cookies, sat around the tree, and watched warm bodies, which was surprisingly good. i was expecting it to be one of those stupid-funny movies, but we actually thoroughly enjoyed it. 

saturday //

saturday we had a christmas party to go to, where lilli got to eat some yummy treats, see santa, and watch the beautiful horses run around. we see the same santa every year, and it was so special remembering her falling asleep in his lap last year, and watching her facial expressions this year :)
there were no tears though!!

grandma and grandpa came over to hang with lilli while kyle and i went to our city’s holiday pops concert, which was beautiful. kyle and i are both musicians, so we always enjoy going to different concerts, especially during the holidays. 

sunday //

we had our first snow storm of the year on sunday!! i love love love the snow, so i had no problem staying at home watching the snow get higher and higher. we got quite a few inches, and we took lilli out to play in it for a bit. i’ll never forget the look on her face as we walked outside and the snow melted on her little face. she was so overjoyed, and was kicking her legs and quite literally jumping for joy. she actually got upset when we had to come inside to warm up!

moccs // leggings 
we made hot cocoa (lilli’s very first one!), and lounged around the rest of the day, drinking hot cocoa and watching christmas movies for, literally, hourssss. 

it was the perfect weekend!

what did you do this weekend?!

{linking up with blovedboston}

xoxo, Brandi

Thursday, December 8, 2016

christmas bucket list

i feel like christmas time is when our bucket list just explodes. there is so much we want to do in what feels like such little time!! we crossed everything but one thing off our fall bucket list, and i hope we can get that close +1 on our christmas one, too. we will see!!

+ bake christmas cookies
+ make hot cocoa
+ make a gingerbread house
+ go see Christmas lights
+ take a photo with santa
+ read a Christmas book
+ watch a christmas movie
+ make a christmas ornament
+ attend a holiday concert
+ attend a holiday party
+ donate to the food bank
+ send out Christmas cards
+ do a Christmas craft
+ toys for tots
+ make grandma’s fudge

what is on your bucket list for this season?!

xoxo, Brandi

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

the christmas photos

ahh i can't express the amount of love i have for this season!! everything about christmas just makes me fall in love with this season every day, including christmas pictures, which went surprisingly well this year. i was expecting lots of tantrums, refusals, and crying, but i am thrilled to announce that we only had one tantrum, we got our christmas card picture on the first try, and the rest went really smoothly. #handpraiseemoji

okay, on to the good stuff.

the one tantrum i told you about ^^^. she was so mad she couldn't hold all 20 bulbs at the same time.

we almost made it through the whole thing without something ending up in a mouth.
one of our Christmas traditions is to get an ornament every year, and this one is perfect! we got it from this amazing shop!

and the moment you've all been waiting for.... ;)

our Christmas card photo!

lilli's bow // martyandpenelope
lilli's tights // carter's
lilli's sweater // babiesrus
lilli's moccs // ollyoaks
my sweater // old navy

xoxo, Brandi