Hey friends! This year has been a doozy so far. You feel me? Is there a restart button I can press? My Mother in Law read me this quote the other day that says “My New Year will start in February. January is a free trial month.” Haha ohhhhh boy does that ring true for me this year. And you know what else is in February? Valentine’s day! I’ve never been very good at V-day presents, but this year I may have topped it all….. Not to mention I’m feeling super sentimental and grateful lately, so I got an engraved wooden watch for the one that matters most. Check out the details below, and keep reading for some mushy gushy blah blah blah about me and my man!
So, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, you may not know that my husband and I were in a head on collision that totaled our car the second week of January (I’m telling you, 2018 already has a bad ring to it). We must have guardian angels. It could’ve been so much worse.
Initially when the crash happened, I couldn’t breathe. I was so confused. Why was there a truck sitting on the hood of our car? As I struggled for breath, and realized I was in SO much pain, I heard my husband yelling at me to see if I was ok. He thought the worst of the worst because I wasn’t responding. After I gave him a thumbs up and made sure that he wasn’t hurt in any life threatening way, it seemed life switched to turbo speed and we haven’t been able to catch up since! We are both in so much pain still, especially G, but everyday is getting better.
Ever since the accident, though, I have been thinking about how grateful I am for my husband. How grateful I am we are alive. That I get to continue living this amazing life with him. Thinking about how I can work at being a better wife. How I can show him more love every day. And how little arguments just don’t matter. It’s funny how a major hiccup in life makes you think more about these things isn’t it? He matters most.
Garrett and I met in college. We both thought the other was super stuck up, but we were thrown together in so many social settings that we quickly bonded. He became my best friend, my confidant, my world. We were engaged after 5 months of dating and married 5 months later. CRAZY I know! But when you know, you know….. Best decision of my life. PERIOD!
We have been happily married for 5 years now, lived in 5 different states and gone on more road trips and adventures than I can count. (I’m starting to think 5 is my lucky number haha!) We have grown and molded together as we experience new hardships and fun adventures.
I was so excited to be able to work with the wooden watch company, JORD and get Garrett an engraved wooden watch for Valentine’s day!
Wood is, after all, one of his favorite things! (He is an avid woodworker- almost everything in our apartment is handcrafted.) Both the watch and material fit in with his style and I have been loving trends that promote raw, natural, or earthy items.
To commemorate our wonderful time spent together so far, I got a fun little quote we often say to each other engraved on the back of the watch face. It says, “I love you & I like you.” Not only does this quote come from one of our favorite TV shows, but it is our way of saying ‘I’ll always love you, and right now I like you.’ Haha, I love it!
I chose to get a watch from the Hyde series that is made from Kosso wood with a gray face plate. It’s such a cool statement piece! It is clean and simple which definitely fits with Garretts style, but they also have other beautiful styles to choose from like the Dover in Ebony & Copper, and the Fieldcrest in Zebrawood & Maple. Here is the link to JORD’s men’s shop!
Also, I want to note that the packaging for the engraved wooden watch is super professional and just plain RAD! It comes in a custom hardwood box so if your guy is all about presentation, he will be blown away. My husband sure was…
Thank you JORD for helping me get this engraved wooden watch for the one that matters most.
If you are interested in getting a unique engraved wood watch for the love of your life, be sure to enter into the giveaway below for a chance to win a $100 gift code to use on JORD’s website! All entrants will receive a 10% off coupon code to use. Giveaway will end on February 9th at 11:59 pm.
Don’t have a significant other to shop for? ENTER ANYWAY because JORD has amazing women’s watches too!
If you’re looking for other great gift ideas for your man, check out my men’s gift guide post written by my husband.
I hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day and get to spend it with your love. What is your go-to present for the man in your life?
***Thank you to JORD for working with me and sponsoring this blog post. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.