By Maggie Reimherr
Happy Friday, y'all! We are Oxford, MS bound for my sister’s college graduation. A college graduation that comes with an adventure to a cool little Southern town? Yes, please. We’re excited to eat some delicious Southern food, attend a graduation at Ole Miss’s famous Grove, drink cocktails (and, since it's a college town, light beer) at the local watering holes, and maybe even go on a literary adventure - William Faulkner’s old home, Rowan Oak, is in town!
And I know y'all know Mother’s Day is this weekend, too. I hope you have your gifts ready. Your mom deserves better than Kroger flowers.
Finally - shameless plug to myself - my birthday is on Mother's Day. I'm turning 25, which I feel like legitimizes me as an adult. Derek seems to have some birthday surprises up his sleeve, and I'm also super happy that on the morning of my birthday, I'll be with my family before we head back to Atlanta after the weekend in Mississippi.
With a graduation, a Mother’s Day, and a birthday this weekend, there are a ton of gift-giving occasions set before us. If Jord Watches hadn't been so generous to send me one of their gorgeous wood watches, one of these bad boys would definitely be on my birthday wish list. I love the Frankie Zebrawood and Navy women's watch they sent me!
I'll admit, we weren't the best planners for Mother's Day and my sister’s graduation so we couldn't get this unique Mother's Day gift (shout out to Williams Sonoma and checkbooks for saving us). But guess what? In two weeks, we have another graduation - my baby brother’s all grown up and graduating from high school - and Father's Day is just around the corner. Jord has super trendy men’s watch styles too! The best part? You can make it an engraved gift and personalize it however you like!
If you know me, you know my style has been more preppy than hip. I've been rocking J Crew cardigans since I was 17. But this cool watch has made me want to turn over a new, more fashionable leaf. So I'm wearing my wood watch to graduation this weekend with a trendy jumpsuit!
Derek and I are partnering with Jord to give away a $100 gift card toward their beautiful watches. You can enter below!
What are y'all up to this weekend?! And how cute are Jord's watches?! Leave us a note in the comments or on social media - and don't forget to enter the giveaway!