happy monday! hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving filled with football, cocktails, food, laughter + lots of love! it has been a looooooonnnnnnggggg time since i officially blogged {blame the almost 6-month old currently snoozing upstairs} but what better time to start again than on cyber monday to encourage you all to skip the big name brand shopping and invest in one of my new favorites...a JORD wood watch.

let's be honest, it was only a matter of time before i found a time to wear wood...and in such a unique way! as someone who is especially aware of time these days {hello working mama}, i need a watch that not only looks great but is easy-to-read. so when JORD asked me to partner up, i took one look at the current style selections and immediately honed in on the frankie style in zebrawood + champagne. i think it's actually a men's style but i tend to prefer men's watches as they have larger faces and just look better on my wrist. 

the frankie has a minimalist, streamlined look that looks equally great with a cute, dressy outfit or with jeans + a sweater {the usual}. and the zebrawood is both light and dark enough to really go with any outfit! more than anything, i need something that's durable and will hold up to everyday wear and tear. 

in the 5 days since i started wearing my new watch, i've received a compliment every single day. a watch is a classic gift for a reason BUT now you can wow your family + friends with a wood one {you can even personalize it!}. or you know, treat yourself :-) go on, you deserve it. the best part is that you can shop today through december 11th, 2016 and receive $25 off any purchase! just visit this link, fill out the info, and you'll get an e-code to use when placing your order. you'll have until march 31, 2017 to redeem the code.

setting the table on thanksgiving with my frankie! pic by  jesse starr photography .

setting the table on thanksgiving with my frankie! pic by jesse starr photography.

what are you waiting for? happy shopping!

/ this post was sponsored by JORD wood watches. all thoughts are my own. /


if you follow us on instagram or facebook, you've seen us post about a super exciting project we're a part of...the first-ever wedding planners gathering. the sweetest angel of love & splendor put this whole shebang together and i thought i'd share some more info about it today...especially because early bird registration closes tonight at midnight! here are the deets:


the WPG is a two-week, online learning event for existing or aspiring planners + designers, brides + grooms or any other creative professional. can't get to or invest in an in-person workshop? this is for you. beginning on may 16th, you'll receive a new video every day that covers a key design, planning or business topic. you'll have access to the videos for a year and can be viewed on your own time in the comfort of your own home {or studio or favorite coffee shop}. 

you'll also receive three freebies...a planning timeline, a rentals checklist + a wedding mishaps video. PLUS the opportunity to join in two live Q&A webinars.

this is a really unique opportunity and if we weren't involved, i'd personally be all over this. this is continued learning at its best...the chance to stay inspired, expand your horizons and learn about things you may have thought about...or not thought about!


it's honestly a pinch-me-that-i'm-included group of instructors. these are the best of the best in the industry...a mix of floral designers, planners + event designers. the list includes: sinclair & moore {foundations of floral + event design}, jesi haack design {creative backdrops + displays}, beth helmstetter {creating a beautiful wedding, no matter the location}, lace & likes {life that inspires art - finding your authentic creative voice}, gather events {creating a cohesive stationery suite}, karson butler events {designing the culinary experience} alison events {breakind down the budget}, details details {behind the scenes, top 20 wedding day tips} + type a society {branding + marketing your planning business}.


tablescapes!! our favorite. our bread + butter. we're sharing how to conceptualize, source + style three very different tablescapes...using the same table + some of the same items. we'll have our girl kaylyn from 1956 blooms on hand to share the floral love and some incredible rentals from borrowed blu, among other things. PLUS we're offering a fourth freebie: how to best shoot a tablescape for instagram!


until tonight {march 4th} at midnight, the cost for everything listed above {10 videos for a year, 4 freebies, 2 webinars} is just $249. yes you read that correctly. it's such a no-brainer, i shouldn't have to say more. so i won't. after tonight, the price goes up to $349. still wayyyyy wallet-friendly, right? 

next steps for you?

click right here /

to enroll {whether today, tomorrow, or anytime in the next couple of months!}. and then spread the word! 

until next time folks...