Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Transitioning to JORD and a Giveaway

For many years I have worn my staple silver watch. The watch matched all my jewelry and was a part of my daily wardrobe until I received my new piece of jewelry from JORD. I now find myself pulling out my Cora, Rose Gold JORD which pairs with all my daily outfits. 

When the package arrived, I was speechless with the presentation and the quality of the wooden box.

Not only is the watch eye-catching, I can wear it around the house to a night out. The beauty of the rose gold and sparkling Swarovski crystals provide the perfect compliment to the hand crafted watch. 

 It didn’t stop there! Upon opening the box, the watch was displayed eloquently and ready to wear. Instantly, I put the watch on my wrist and fell in love.

To find the Cora, Rose Gold watch, click HERE

The watch is sized perfectly to your wrist before it's shipped. My biggest struggle with the watch was making a selection on which one to choose. Each watch is unique and provides a classy finishing touch to all outfits.

To find the perfect women's watch for you, click HERE

In addition, I'm teaming up with JORD for my first giveaway, I am beyond excited for what they are offering! The steps are simple. Visit my Instagram, like the JORD watch picture, follow @familyfoodandfurniture and @woodwatches_com  and the final step in to click on the link at the bottom of this post. 

Just for entering you will receive a $20 e-gift code and the winner will receive a $75 e-gift code to use towards a purchase. The giveaway closes on 10/23. The winner will receive an email from JORD. 
Don’t waste any time and hurry up to enter the giveaway. 

The JORD watch was received in exchange for a review.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own

Thank you JORD!

Watches Made From 100% Natural Wood by JORD

Friday, September 23, 2016

Being a Mama Bear

For this Farmhouse Friday I'm sharing with you my kiddos and what it's like to be a Mama Bear and keep our Farmhouse (or work in progress) intact.  

Being a mama bear is exhausting, challenging, emotional, and overwhelming at times, but the best job I could ask for! Waking up to the instant duties of making bottles, changing diapers, cooking breakfast and getting Giada out the door before I start work, makes for crazy mornings. As soon as work starts, my phone rings all day from 8:00 till 3:30. As work duties keep me occupied, I still have the "everyday" things that need to get done at home... Cleaning, laundry, cooking and everything that falls in-between. Before I know it 3:30 has arrived, both kids are home and napping while I am still trying to get some work finished and switch from teacher/mom mode to wife and mom. However, if I didn't wake up every morning with all the craziness, I wouldn't know what to do.

As we lead this busy life and juggle work, life and fun; it is easy to get consumed and forget about the little things in life. Starting this weekend, we are busy into the middle of January (when my little sis gets married... Whoop Whoop!) and our poor kiddos will be juggled around. With that being said, I enjoyed taking some time today to capture my "Mama Bear" shirt and some precious pictures with my kiddos.

This shirt is from The Sparrow and Ink. I love how comfy, soft and tailored the shirt fits. 

Sparrow and Ink offers it all. You can find baby clothes, little kids and women size shirts. Not only does the shirt fit perfect, they are reasonably priced. 

Visit The Sparrow and Ink for all they offer 

Jocko is getting so big and sporting the GQ look.

Though we may be smiling in all of these pictures, the other part to being a Mama Bear is dealing with those dreaded tantrums... And let me tell you, Giada was all about the tantrums while taking pictures.

This captures her re-joining us as she decided to put her smiley face back on.

This melts my heart, when Giada loves on her brother. 

And there's nothing like chasing your daughter while holding the infant in your hands. 

In the end, being Mama Bear to Giada and Jocko is priceless and it is important to remember these moments fly by.

Sparrow and Ink

The Mama Bear shirt was received in exchange for a review.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Found Bench!

Keeping with the white distressed theme, I finished my "found bench". A little over a year ago, my dad and I decided we wanted to build a piece of furniture out of wood from my backyard. Slowly, we gathered all the wood we could find and went to the drawing board. With the artistic ability of my dad, we were able to create a bench with wine storage. (A necessity in this house!) Anthony and my dad spent the day building the bench. Once they finished the bench, I put a coat of stain on the wood and placed it in our house. 

After moving to the new house, I continually looked at the bench and was never pleased with the final product. I loved the sturdiness of the wood, but the color did not work in the new house. Finally, my obsession of the color white took over and I began painting the bench. Initially, I was going to leave some of the wood stained and other parts distressed. It didn't take long for me to realize, I wanted the WHOLE bench white and distressed.

I wish I had a better "before" picture, but this is all I could scrounge up!

 You can see it was a light wood color. 

Here are a few picture of the bench when it was two different colors.

 Final Product!

Not too shabby for a piece of furniture costing $0

Monday, September 12, 2016

Barstool Transformation

As long as I can remember, these barstools were at my aunt and uncles condo in Lake Tahoe. This summer she replaced the barstools and handed them down to my other aunt and uncle. With all four stools still in great condition, my aunt asked me to white distress them. Since the stools were in great condition, my job was easy!

Here are the before pictures.

Each stool took almost a can of Rustoleum Flat White spray paint. Once the stools dried overnight, I began distressing. 

Being my current OBSESSION is all things white and grey, I am pleased with the final product.

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