Treat Yo-Self this Mother’s Day with JORD

Giveaway Alert: see at the bottom of this post

Mother’s Day is around the corner, as you’re all well aware. While I typically do not expect any sort of Mother’s Day gift aside from a card that talks about what a fantastic mother I am (Ok, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t also want a pretty bouquet), I was wanting to treat myself this year since being a mom of two has proven to be much more of a challenge than I anticipated – so much so, Ryan and I have both agreed that we are waiting A WHILE before we even consider trying for that third and final baby. Can anyone relate? I’ve been such a stress ball lately juggling life; I just want to be out of survival mode for a while!

You might remember me telling you all about my husband’s Valentine’s Day present, the JORD Wood Watch. I never knew about these chic watches until then and I have honestly sort of fallen in love with the brand, which is why I was so excited when they reached out and wanted to team up with me again. I remember when I got Ryan’s watch, I peeked over at their women’s shop and was a little jealous he was getting the watch and not me. I know, such a nice wife haha. But in all seriousness, I couldn’t be more excited to have one of my own. I got the CORA Series in Koa and Rose Gold and I’m totally obsessed – it’s such a unique watch and it goes with so many outfits.IMG_2774

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I love that it’s a little more low key than my gold watches that you always see people wearing. It’s fun to style it with cute bracelets too – you really can dress it up or down depending on your outfit. They have endless options as far as wood and face colors go too – check out their entire women’s watch line here.

Another thing I should mention is its packaging – it is LEGIT. It arrives in this gorgeous wood box with its own little burlap pillow. It’s the kind of packaging that just adds that extra level of chicness and that nice presentation just makes me happy.

JORD has also been kind enough to sponsor a giveaway in case you’re still looking to treat yourself to a Mother’s Day gift, or if you want to drop a hint to your hubby that you’d really like one of these cool watches. A lucky reader will receive a $100 credit to use towards the purchase of a JORD watch, but everyone will win $25 to JORD just for entering!

Enter the giveaway here: www.jordwatches.com/g/houseofmitchells

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


Luxury Wooden Watch

my thoughts on blogging

Blogs are everywhere. I feel like everyone and their mother is a “blogger.” Having spent six years in the world of public relations, I’m all too familiar with bloggers who blog mainly to get free stuff, or to build a “brand.” In fact, part of my job was reviewing blogs and deciding if they were “worth” the attention of some of my clients. I’m not sure where my blogger cynicism comes from, but it’s there. Being someone with a PR background, you’d think the idea of creating a blog to build a brand wouldn’t bother me – but for some reason it does. I was just watching a new show on E! called “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” (insert judgement <here>) and I was laughing to myself during the episode where one of the main characters spent 30k on a “re-launch” party for her blog. It just seemed so disingenuous to me. I know it’s just a dumb show and that the producers probably made her have a party so they could try to have some sort of a plot, but still. (To be fair, I’m probably just jealous that I can’t drop 30k on a launch party for my blog)

But at the same time…

I love the idea of having an online platform to share and relate with friends, family and whoever finds my ordinary life interesting. So many of my best friends live far away, and I don’t see some family members as much as I should. So – I threw my cynicism out the window and started a blog – and here we are. Thanks for stopping by.