JORD Watches — Your New Fave Piece

It's probably no surprise to some of my internet friends, but I was starting to get curious as more and more guys and gals were posting their collaboration stories with JORD Watches. I first noticed them about three months or so ago when it seemed like everyone was sporting their absolutely gorgeous wooden watches. When one of their marketers reached out to me to do a collab, I almost screamed. I was so honored and excited for the chance to work with them! 

I've now been wearing my gorgeous Frankie watch for over 10 days now and I've received so many compliments. Whether busy at the hospital or hiking through humid forests in the northwest, this beautiful watch keeps me on track and on time. I love that this watch is up for any weather and anything.

With Valentine's Day coming up in just a few short days--eeh!--I wanted to share an opportunity to receive 10% off your own gorgeous JORD watch and a chance to win a $100 credit. Click here and enter your information; it only takes a few quick seconds! Contest ends 2/11 and your code is good through 2/25. Share your photos and posts with #JORDWatches so I can see what pretty piece you pick. Happy shopping!


This post is in collaboration with JORD Watches. Thank you, JORD!

Just Another Photoshoot with Agnes

Sometimes when you don't have a lot on your schedule you decided to test out a new prime lens (or in my case, a lens I've had but totally forgot about) on... your cat.

Luckily, Agnes is so used to me buzzing around her with a camera that she usually just ignores me—which, I'll say for the record, does hurt my feelings a little. Getting her attention is hard work because she, in her infinite cat wisdom, does not care about what I'm doing. I could light myself on fire and she'd probably yawn and go back to bed. The only time I can really sense her undying love for me is when I get her breakfast and dinner. For a few brief moments I'm the only thing that matters until I put that bowl down. Then the bowl is the only thing that matters. But I still love her so it's ok.

She's kept me company, years after rescuing her from the pound, and purrs when I scratch behind her ears and sleeps by my head at night so I'd consider it a good and healthy relationship in my book.

My somewhat one-sided relationship continues to prove to me just how much of a cat lady I really am. We have dogs and I love them so much, but these cats man... There's just something about them. If you're considering adopting a furry darling, I highly recommend elderly and middle-aged cats. Nothing gives your life more meaning that bringing in a baby close to the end of their prime and giving them years of love and warmth and shelter. They will let you know how grateful they are every hour of every day—unless it's food time. They might be a bit occupied during food time.

Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns/questions about adopting or if you'd like to book a pet shoot!

A Change of the Seasons

The first frosty fairy of the year visited us this morning bringing a glittering trail of crystals. Though I'm working today I couldn't resist running out to grab a few photos of the garden. Just look at how lovely the edges of each plant and flower are!

October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix