Horsing Around with JORD Wood Watches #JordWatch @Woodwatches_com

Horsing Around with JORD Wood Watches

By Erin

*Disclosure: I received product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

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Earlier this month as I was getting ready to leave for Disney World, Jord Watches approached me about trying out one of their wooden watches. A wooden watch? How interesting… so I checked it out. I was rather intrigued. Jord is Swedish for “earth, soil, and land.” Being that I am 1/2 Swedish, this caught my attention even more. Jord is sustainable, efficient, simple, and influenced by experiential living. Their timepieces were derived from the desire for a timepiece that was made of natural elements and modeled a modern design and lifestyle.  While browsing through their collection, I saw quite a few different watches that caught my eye and were something I’d choose for myself. I loved the modern and Earthy designs. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, I was happy to see that the company lives, works, and plays in the United States. In St. Louis, Missouri. Jord features beautifully crafted pieces that are as unique and distinctive as its owner. Each watch is custom fit to your wrist for the perfect fit. The beauty of the wood shines through each piece, each individual grain and sparkly jewel showing off the visible craftsmanship and unyielding utility. Some of their current series of watches feature bamboo, maple, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, zebrawood, and koa.

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So which watch did I choose? I chose the Sidney Series, in Maple and Rose Gold. The Sidney series was designed in an effort to capture both the venturesome spirit and quintessential styling of a modern watch wearer. The chronograph functionality is lightened by the iridescent dial and fixed crystal bezel. The Sidney is bold and reaches beyond a typical lady’s sport timepiece. The watches come in a series of wood colors and styles, and there are several models to choose from; all at their own price point. There are men’s, women’s and unisex models to choose from. These luxury watches, range in price from $120 to $295. The Sidney Series one pictured in this post runs for $199.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE, how the watch arrives to you, in the gorgeous wooden box shown above on its own pillow. It makes for a great place to store your watch when you’re not wearing it.  Usually I’d just throw the case away, as most just come in an ugly plastic case that you wouldn’t even think of keeping. But, THIS! I love. The metal clasp makes it easy to put the watch on and off and the link pieces are surprisingly durable and sturdy. It does not pop off and doesn’t get too lose on me (due to the custom fit, and why they have you measure your wrist when placing your order I’m sure). In a nutshell these watches are beautiful, functional, and sustainable. So where have I gone with my watch? 

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The watch isn’t completely water safe, though you don’t need to worry about getting a splash on it. My watch spent the day near water, and was just fine. 😉 Do not submerge it in water (it’s untreated wood, so it expands when it gets really wet.) Wood watches by JORD are produced with all natural and untreated woods. This keeps them hypoallergenic and maintains the true finish of the wood and since wood is inherently porous, it is prone to dirt and oil. For best cleaning results, mix two tablespoons each of olive oil and lemon juice and apply with a soft cotton cloth. It is recommended that you apply a natural coating such as beeswax, butcher block oil, or walnut oil to help to protect it against damage and improve the durability of the wood while helping to maintain the moisture balance (prevent drying or cracking). I have not done this yet, but I probably should.

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Wordless Wednesday: Majestic Lusitano Stallions

Wordless Wednesday: Majestic Lusitano Stallions

By Erin

There are some pretty gorgeous Lusitano stallions at the barn where the horses are kept at. My friend Cat at the barn captured some amazing shots of these very animated guys! Take a look! 😉

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A little bit of history on this breed; the Lusitano is a Portuguese horse breed, closely related to the Spanish Andalusian horse. Often times called Iberian horses because the breeds were developed on the Iberian peninsula, until the 1960s they were considered one breed, under the Andalusian name. The Lusitano has been developed to be a horse that is useful for war, dressage and bull fighting. In 1966, Portuguese and Spanish stud books split, and the Portuguese strain of the Iberian horse was named the Lusitano. The guys pictured here are used as bull fighting horses.

What do you think? Some pretty handsome fellas aren’t they? 😉

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Working on the longe line with side reins.

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Beautiful!!

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Moby & Big: Horses in Horsey Heaven

Horses: Moby & Big in Horsey Heaven

By: Erin

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a horsey update on the horses, so heres the lowdown on what’s going on with the boys at the barn.

Some very lucky horses: Big & Moby have found horsey heaven at a barn in Los Angeles County, that they very gladly now call home.  They are living the life and enjoying every second of it. What do you think? 😉 They look pretty happy if you ask me! They moved barns (only about a mile from the old place) on December 1st, 2013.  They have settled into the new place nicely.

Plenty of turn out time with good friends, tons of food to munch on, a very beautiful arena to ride in and learn how to jump in (Go Moby!), and tons of love and pets from everyone around. Moby is a very green baby who is just starting to learn how to jump after his racing career ended on the track. He is super cute to watch though! Look at him go with  Sarah on board. =) Be sure to check out Equine Racers, there are some awesome ex-race horses listed there that need homes too.

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Big & Moby having some play-time together. They are best buds! Awwwww…

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 Aren’t Big & Moby just the handsomest guys ever?

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Moby being a nosey baby, wanting to know what’s going on. I see you, he says! Pay attention to me! 😉

Well that’s all for now!