quality time with dad + a giveaway with JORD wood watches

I think most moms will agree that one of the most amazing parts of having children is watching the love of your life become a dad. When he holds your newborn baby for the first time, you think your heart is going to burst out of your chest.

Over time, your children come to depend on their dad as the one who will wrestle with them the moment he gets home from work, the one who will rile them up before bed as mom watches disapprovingly (but secretly loves seeing them giggle together), and the one who will read them one more bedtime story. He's their hero, and their eyes light up when he walks through the door at the end of the day. They know quality time with him is precious.

With two teachers in the family, life can get pretty hectic during the school year. Because of that, we make sure to stretch our weekends to the fullest. Often that means Justin takes the kids while I run errands, but sometimes we all get the chance to get out of the house and have some adventures! At 9 months pregnant, I am definitely grateful to have Justin along when we go to the park so he can do the bulk of the heavy lifting on the playground, chasing kids, and carrying them around. 

My husband gives his all in so many different roles throughout the day. He's a mentor, an educator, a coach, and a husband, and I know firsthand how stressful and long his days can be. But somehow when it's time for him to step into the role of Dad, he's got all the energy in the world. And looks good doing it!

That's why I knew this watch from JORD Watches would be the perfect fit for him. Justin's style is low key - t-shirts or polos and golf shorts on the weekend, polos and black pants for work. He doesn't really accessorize, but he absolutely loves watches, and I can see why! They instantly elevate any outfit. 

I chose this unique watch for him because the simplicity of the piece would be perfect for spending time with the kids, teaching, and especially dressed up for church or a special occasion. Quite honestly, I've never seen anything like this watch, and I think the natural materials make it a classic piece that he'll get so much wear out of. 

If you're anything like me, you struggle to come up with gift ideas for your guy. This would be an excellent option for a birthday gift or Father's Day gift (I always forget this one...oops!), especially because the packaging is so gorgeous you could even keep it on your dresser or nightstand to display!


Jord has generously offered to host a fun giveaway for my readers! One of you will win a $100 E Gift Code toward any watch on their site. Don't worry, ladies! It's not just men's watches - they have stunning women's watches, too! I personally love the Zebrawood & Turquoise Cora watch. It's stunning, and includes my signature color no less. The best part is, just for entering this giveaway, you will receive a $25 E Gift Code. Both the winner of the $100 gift code, and all entrants with the $25 gift codes will have until June 30th, 2017 to use it. 


The contest runs through Thursday, April 6th at 11:59 p.m., and it only takes a few seconds to enter. Good luck! 

This post was written in collaboration with JORD watches. I was very generously given a watch from JORD in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own, and I only promote things here on the blog that I love, and that I think you would love, too!