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December 1, 2017

The Gift Of Giving- Jord Wood Watches

Looks like we are now in full swing "holiday mode" and in the midst of all the craziness and preparation I wanted to touch on something very dear to my heart. 
We all have different strengths and different weaknesses and I truly believe that God gave us gifts to express His love daily. For some it may be servanthood, your gift is to serve others and you express love through acts of service. For another it may be words of affirmation and you express love by knowing how to encourage others or pinpoint the best in an individual. Mine happens to be gift giving! I know that sounds silly, but I love to buy gifts for others, it is a huge way I show love. And if we're getting technical...I also love to receive gifts. 
Now that I'm living in North Carolina and adjusting to life "on my own" I have had to become creative with the gifts I give, sometimes its a candy bar and a little note, other times its a cup of coffee when I would so love to lavish the people in my life with shiny, new, beautiful things. It's not difficult to conclude that Anna absolutely loves Christmas, but in order to give all the gifts I want to give, I've got to stay within a budget... and that's what I want to talk about. 



If you've begun making your list and checking it twice, make sure you have a 100% natural, hand-finished wood watch from Jord on there too. 


This company goes above and beyond in crafting the most beautiful, unique timepieces that I have ever seen. 
Even their packaging is superb!



They carry a variety of styles for both her and him! 

Have a peak:














I tend to teeter-totter between simple/outdorsy and boho/chic which causes a little problem in my jewelry and accessory department. Many of my pieces hardly see the light of day because I just don't wear jewelry very often. This watch is perfect for a girl like me. It can be dressed up or down and is the perfect accent to any outfit. 




I'm wearing the Fieldcrest in Zebrawood and I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on it. Every time I wear it someone is either asking where I got it, or ranting on how original and beautiful it is. Because it is! 
Go ahead, do some shopping:




Here's the best part! Jord gifted me a 25% OFF coupon to share with all of you! For all of us who love to give gifts and show love, we can now do it within the budget. Imagine finding this in your stocking Christmas morning!

(code expires 12/19/17 so spare no time friends)





The hardest part about buying a Jord watch for someone special is not caving and buying one for yourself as well.
All of my love, Happy Holidays and Happy shopping!
-Anna




 Special thanks to my honey and wonderful photographer Austin Comer 
Go give him some love:
http://austincomer.com
 @austincomer1



Luxury Wooden Watch

November 8, 2017

Take To The Mountains


There are hundreds of things I love about living in North Carolina, one of them is having the mountains only 3 hours from my house. 
Thankfully Jesus gave me a boyfriend that enjoys driving and creating memories. 
We loaded up our Sacajawea, 3rd gen. 4runner and took to the parkway.




As I stood here, overlooking the vastness of His creation- the way the mountain peaks overlap, the stillness in which the earth waves goodbye to the day and welcomes the night; my very being felt so completely small. I began to search myself and the deep intricacies of my thoughts, I uncovered a hidden longing within that I had so desperately tried to suppress. It is in my human nature to long to grow, to flourish; but sadly I have yet to master the seasons of hybernation; the autumn and winter of the soul if you will. What is it about "the waiting" that is so challenging? Is is jealousy? comparison? covetousness? What ever the cause may be, I somehow wiggled my way into unhappiness because I convinced myself that I was lacking something. As I stared out into the open space, as the sun blinked before finally shutting her eyes for the night, I realized the only way I will ever truly flourish in the God intended, purest design, is to replace what’s “mine” with His; to separate from my will and receive his will. If every good and perfect thing is from Him, then there should be no fear in giving up what’s “mine”.
His time is always perfect, and I must learn to live through seasons like these (autumn and winter) to experience seasons like those (spring and summer).

This topic has remained on the forefront of my mind since this trip. I'm learning how to grow in time, He's teaching me patience and I'm soaking in all I can. 






On to the outfit deets::::






This darling corduroy blazer I scored in my latest thrift haul. It goes with me everywhere. I've instantly transformed into Jackie from That 70s Show. 





Oh these boots. You know me and my Franco Sarto. As soon as I pop these boys on, I'm on cloud 9. 
I've got a kick in my step that's for sure!




And lastly, this chunky knit sweater from Romwe. The neckline is perfect and its thin enough to layer over as well. I love the cut and the hem, it's definitely a staple in my closet. Another perk is the price, so if you're looking for affordable sweaters check them out: Romwe
























Links

Corduroy Jacket: Thrift Store

Khaki Sweater: Romwe 

Black Leather Booties: Franco Sarto

Black and White Striped Turtleneck: Thrift Store

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