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Beyond traveling, sharing the great outdoors with my family and all our adventures my favorite thing about camping is time. The sheer abundance of it. How slowly sun rises in the morning if you take the time to watch it, how long it takes for kettle to boil on open fire, how hard I try to make the morning cuppa last. Everything seems to be in slow motion yet every single minute is lived to it’s fullest and managed well. There is no wasting time when you are living in the wilderness yet days seem longer.
On one of these mornings on our last camping trip, as I was sipping coffee I logged in to check my mail and received an invitation from JORD to review a watch. I was torn because the last thing on my mind was to keep track of time just as I settled into a routine where hours and days did not seem to matter. But as curiosity would have it I clicked on the link. It was love at first sight. All watches are made out of wood. Light. Stylish. Timeless. So of course I had to have one.
I looked around the shop but it was impossible to choose so I let them surprise me.
Two days later Ely arrived.
This watch is so Pacific Northwest! Love that it is made of wood, yet so light and comfortable to wear. I would say it is half the weight of my metal watch. The dark wood and black combination matches everything and I love that it has no numbers on. Well except for the date. Which let’s be honest I never know which one it is so double bonus!
After having it for a few weeks I decided that I love how this is the first watch I have ever had that I can completely forget that I am wearing. Because in these everyday moments as I obsess with time, worry about running late for school, violin, dinner, bedtime, work, anything and everything I must keep track of time. Yet looking at my new wood watch and feeling it’s lightness it reminds me that soon the days of camping and the luxury of not thinking about time will return soon.
GUESSS WHAT? WE HAVE A WATCH TO GIVE AWAY TOO!!!
For your chance to win an ELY of your own leave a comment bellow and tell me which JORD watch tickles your fancy.
Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review. I was offered a watch in exchange for my honest opinion. And I honestly like it a lot!
Very official rules: Anyone can enter, as long as you are old enough to type a comment. I will close this giveaway on Saturday, 17th of May, 4PM Pacific time. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Good luck.
Remember Koo Koo Kanga Roo? The super fun duo that sings and dances and gets the party started? Yep, those guys!
Wanna be that friend? JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELLOW WITH A QUESTION YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK BRYAN AND NEIL . They might even tell you if Unicorns are real and why their shoes are golden!
If you feel like you need to get to know them better before you start drilling these two celebrities you can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
You have until Sunday, 26th of January 7PM Pacific time to enter this giveaway. I will choose a winner with a help of an app ( naturally ) and send out the DVD anywhere in the world. I will also get the winner the answer to their question. Cause I am awesome like that!
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. However the prize for this giveaway was a generous donation by the Koo Koo Kangaroo Band.
Happy day after Thanksgiving.
Also known as turkey sandwich day. And if you are lucky like us, lounging around doing nothing day. Not to mention Black Friday.
It sounds a bit morbid I guess but it is anything but! Yupppeeee for sales. Great deals to be found, new pretty things to be bought.
If you are buying a new camera or know someone who will, this is the day to do so. Every shop will make you a great deal on one. But what do you do with it once you bring it home?
I have told you about Rob and Lauren, about what great photographers they are, about how awesome their site is, about how generous they are with freebies for both enthusiasts and professional photographers. Honestly, most of my wedding photography business was build or inspired by their Simple Wedding tutorial.
So in order for you to return to your pumpkin pie as soon as possible I have a quick announcement and I will sign off.
Until next Tuesday:
Yep! Please promise me you that if these holidays bring you or anyone you know a fancy new DSLR camera you will get a Camera Skills tutorial and rock that baby in three hours flat. You owe it to your camera to use it in Manual Mode!!
Not to mention they have a great giveaway to match the sale, so CLICK HERE and head over for your chance to win a new camera and a fancy bag for it!