Spring is officially here which means mother’s day and graduation are just a few weeks away. For me the timing couldn’t be any better because I have many friends and family with spring and summer birthdays, so things get pretty hectic. That being said, I have partnered up with JORD for a very special giveaway!
If you are not familiar with JORD, they make hand crafted wood watches for both men and women. I received mine in the mail a few days ago and have worn it every day since! It’s the perfect accessory for any outfit and every time that I wear it, I receive so many compliments on it. The watch that I picked out is from their Frankie collection and made from zebrawood, which to me is pretty cool! Better yet, everyone loves a personalized gift so JORD even offers an engraving option.
If you’re loving the Frankie Zebrawood & Champagne watch as much as I am, then this giveaway is the perfect chance for you to get your own! One lucky winner will be chosen at the end of the contest to receive a $100.00 off gift code to spend on a JORD watch of your choice, which to me is pretty darn sweet! Although there can only be one winner, every person that enters the giveaway will receive a 10% off gift code to apply towards your purchase which to me is a win win.
JORD WOOD WATCH GIVEAWAY
In addition to entering this giveaway, head over to JORD’s website to see some of their other hand crafted watches!
Today’s blog post is in partnership with JORD and all opinions are my own.
I wanted to make a post about my surgery experience to hopefully help some other women that suffer from the same thing that I do, endometriosis. For the past 10+ years, I have been suffering from severe stomach problems and nightmarish periods. I got my period around 13-14 years old and have always had the worst cycles. The cramps were excruciating and because of that, I was put on birth control when I was around 15 years old. At one point, my gynecologist had even prescribed me pain pills to help relieve some of the pain. Fast forward to 2011/2012 I ended getting diagnosed with severe IBS which resulted in many many tests and two surgeries. The past couple of years I just lived with my symptoms. I was over the doctor appointments and all of the tests and scans. At this point, I just chalked everything up as a loss. I would just have to miss work whenever things got bad. I was still on birth control but only getting my period every three months because I would skip the last row. It helped a little bit but once my period would come, it would be hell on earth. That is when I decided to go back to my gynecologist and figure something else out. I wasn’t sure if it was just my IBS getting bad and causing the problems or something more severe. My mom ended up coming with me and said how she had endometriosis and thought I did too. The more people I talked to in my family, a lot of them also had it. Since it can be hereditary we decided to meet with the surgeon and that’s when we scheduled the date for an exploratory surgery. My surgery was on Mach 28, 2019 at a local hospital. I ended up being in surgery a lot longer then anticipated because my endo was so bad which had my surgeon in complete shock. She thinks that I started having it when I first got my period. In other words, it was essentially growing for over 10 years. The recovery was extremely painful so I am so happy that the surgery was worth it. Something that I found so weird afterwards is that March actually is Endometriosis Awareness Month and my surgery fell right at the end of it, almost like it was meant to be haha! As for future plans, we decided to get me on a birth control pill where I will consistently skip the last row (sugar pills) until I want to start trying to have kids. By doing so, it will stop my cycles all together. Unfortunately with having endometriosis, having children can be difficult to do on my own so I may have to do IVF. As bad as that sucks, I am just trying to stay positive. At the end of the day, it will all work out. If you also suffer from endo feel free to message me or comment below!
I always love making cute little desserts for Easter so when I came across this idea on Pinterest, I knew I had to tackle it for this year. It took me around an hour from start to finish and was surprisingly pretty cheap to make! I was able to make roughly 20 cups with everything listed below. Enjoy!
2 Jell-O Instant Chocolate Puddings
2 Cool Whips (8 oz.)
Container of Strawberries
1 Bag of orange chocolate
2 Containers of Oreos
1. Follow the directions on the Jell-O box
2. Put aside pudding and take apart the Oreo’s (scrape the inside part out)
3. Put cookies in a ziploc bag and crush until crumbs
4. Melt chocolate for 30 seconds and slowly dip strawberries
5. Once strawberries are cool, drizzle more chocolate to make the lines
6. Let the strawberries cool and then add everything to the cups (pudding, Oreos, strawberry)
Since Easter is this weekend, I wanted to share some of my favorite spring dresses including the one that I am wearing above. I love all of the spring colors and patterns that many stores are carrying this year so when I saw this dress I definitely needed it! My favorite stores that I like to buy dresses from are Francesca’s and Nordstrom. I am starting to add high end staples to my closet and dresses are the perfect thing to splurge on because you can dress them up or down. I am starting to add some into my wardrobe for attending baby showers and weddings. Now that I am getting older, I am getting invited to more and more weddings and having a dress on lock is a big relief!
Y’all it is finally Friday! The weather today has been so gorgeous. I love when it is not too cold but also not too hot. The perfect amount of both! I have so many cute outfits planned for spring, I am just waiting for some free time to take some pictures! Can we take a moment and talk about how amazing Francesca’s is? I have recently purchased so many cute dresses on the clearance rack for less than $30! I saw this one on the rack and after trying it on, I fell in love. The wrap detail is my absolute favorite! I paired it with a black hat from Target, booties from Nordstrom, and my favorite GG belt from Amazon.
Hi Y’all! First and foremost, let me just say that this is not an ad, I truly love both of these products. I have been searching for black sunglasses for weeks if not months and haven’t found a good-durable pair that will last me. When I opened up the box I knew instantly that these were great quality. You can tell that they are thick enough to where they will not break or snap. I am very picky with my sunglasses but these truly feel great and look great on! As for the watch, it speaks for itself. I have worn it almost every day since I received it in the mail! The band is really good quality and I love how the marble looks next to the tan band. It really accessorizes any outfit!
Head to MVMT’s website to take a look at their sunglasses line as well as their watches. Mother’s day is just around the corner! *Wink Wink*
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