Intelligent Blends Coffee Company

We all know how much I love coffee. My mom says I have a special relationship with each and every cup. Well she isn’t wrong so I cannot deny that statement. So when I came across @intelligent_blends on Instagram I just had to reach out and see what they had to offer.

There site states “From our house, to yours.” Well ok then we started off on the right foot there.

 

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Joining Painted Fox Home Family

 

We are so excited to become the newest members the Painted Fox Family of handcrafted products. Find all sorts of TimberKnot WoodWorking loveliness in Painted Fox Home DECOR COLLECTION! Just click on ‘TimberKnot WoodWork’ within the DECOR menu and enjoy! Don’t forget…. 30% off ends soon! No code needed and shipping is always free! Find our spindles and balusters on
http://PaintedFoxHome.com

Be sure to stop by their website and join us in celebrating this amazing collaboration between our business and theirs.

Vintage Book DIY Tutorial

 

I just love searching for old vintage books, but as a military wife, we are always on the move. I have such a hard time finding access to vintage items. So I decided to get creative and make my own. I have so many people ask me how I make them, so I decided It would be easier just to do a DIY tutorial to share.

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For the Love of Wood Jord Watches Review

 

So as most of you know we are a family full of wood workers. We spend our weekends in the workshop falling in love with each new piece we design. So when we came across wood watches we fell in love. They paired perfectly with our wood rings and we couldn’t wait to call them our own.

 

 

Jord Watches are very natural and come in many different styles and colors. We love this that means there are so many to choose from. We don’t tend to wear much jewelry but once you slip one of these on your wrist you wont want to go another day without it.

 

 

My husband got his first Jord Men’s Watch last year at Christmas ( A present for himself ) and he couldn’t stop at just one. It was such a cool watch I had to order my own this Summer and I am equally smitten over it.

 

 

I chose the Zebrawood and Maple from the Fieldcrest Series, I loved the contrast of the light and dark woods. These watches are light weight and so comfortable. I am a simple person and this watch fits my personality to a T!

 

 

Jord Watches website is very easy to maneuver and ordering is just as easy. The only hard part is picking just one. Once you can get over that dilemma its easy to print off a wrist sizing chart so you can include that in your order. They not only have free shipping they are super fast in terms of delivery. I had the watch within just a few days of ordering.

 

 

It arrived in this amazing wood box complete with a cleaning cloth and its own finishing oil formulated to help me care and condition my watch.

 

 

Jord Watches is holding a contest for my friends where you can enter  to win a $100.00 credit to go towards your own JORD wood watch! Also everyone who enters will receive a $25 credit code just for entering.

Click here to enter to win http://www.woodwatches.com/#coffeecraftsandchaos

Giveaway Ends on 09/10/2017 so be sure to enter!

 

 

I really love my watch from Jord Watches it is such a unique watch and can’t wait to order more. These make perfect gifts for anyone in your life who appreciates wood or to bring a little style to any outfit. I also love that you can have them engraved just adds a little extra touch to a gift for that special someone in your life. Who doesn’t like an engraved gift? I know I do it something that can last a lifetime.

 

 

Be Sure to Follow Jord Watches on all their social media platforms.

Instagram at @jordwatches

Facebook at JordWoodWatches

Twitter at @woodwatches_com

Pinterest at Jord Wood Watches

 

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IG Feature Shop: @chesley_cantrell

 

Let me start by saying this girl has got something special. She is so creative and her T-Shirts are soon soft. I wear my converse comfy shirt religiously! I have bought tons of shirts and often they are low quality and you can tell the maker went with the cheapest route. With Chesley that is not the case. I can say with all honesty that she goes the extra mile for her buyers. I am so excited for her feature because she is so sweet and humble you couldn’t ask for a better maker. She cares about the quality of her items and she is super ninja fast with shipping. So without further ado lets find out more about this amazing maker.

 

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Erin @cottonstem IG Feature

 I have followed Erin since I started on Instagram a year ago. I feel in love with her feed, her decorating skills and OMG her “She Shed” as she calls it (Photo’s Below). I am so jelly about the little place she has to call her own to work out of. It is amazing and to put it simply just plain perfect. She has some mad skills in terms of decorating as my kids would put it. She has such a beautiful sense of style and grace about her its just mesmerizing. Check out her website and her capsule wardrobe guide she is so much fun to follow.

 

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#IGfriendsthatinspireus Julia @olivewooddesigns

We are so honored to have Julia from @olivewooddesigns be our featured guest for #IGfriendsthatinspire us for this week. Julia creates the most amazing signs and other wood decor. Her feed is full of encouragement, happiness, and a feeling of joy. Keep amazing us Julia, we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

 

 

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Brittany from @ourblessedlittlenest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Story

A little about me….My life is chaotic and full of crafting and lots and lots of coffee. I look forward to my only quiet time which is spent with my morning cup of coffee. Once the chaos of the morning routine is done, and the kids and husband are not their way my day begins. Creating is just something I was born to do. I wake up every day with so new ideas in my head, that I have to bring to life. crafts, diy, mommy blog, blogI am always learning new techniques, new crafts, and , failing as I embrace my creativity.

My motto “Life is better with a little bit of paint on everything you own.”

Let me shed some light on the “Chaos” part of my life. It all started one day when I fell in love with a soldier. I married a military man and I am a mom to three boys…enough said.

Life is funny, things don’t ever seem to go according to our “plans.” Which is ok, because in our family “plans” are for much more organized people. When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012 it shook me to my core. Everything changed. I was no longer invincible. Each day, each moment meant so much more. I was not ready to leave my husband, or my children. I have always worked, since I was 14 selling newspapers. So when I was dealing with one surgery after the next, all the different doctors and medication, I found a way to channel through making signs. Well that is what brought me to where I am today.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration and I have yet to work one day in health care. Its just not who I am anymore or who I want to be. I want to own a little farm, a store, and grow old with my family and friends. I am simple, I want a simple life, love and be loved. Nothing else really matter in the big scheme of  things. I want to teach my children right from wrong, how to get their hands dirty, and work for what you want. I treasure every day that I get to spend with them and all those things that once seemed so important just faded into the background. You only get one life so live it….let me tell you a little about our chaos.

Our life is chaos, we are always working and creating new items. My husband has been active duty military for 18+ years. We have moved 6 times in 10 years and each time we have to set up “shop” in a new state and start over. Make new friends  and make our house a home even if it’s just for a little while.

This blog is very important to me. I love to write and I love to share my experiences and my discoveries with other people.  I have fun chatting about my daily experiences (we have some ridiculous ones) and I love to teach people how to create something of their very own.

My days are filled with painting, projects, marketing, and lots and lots of coffee.

I don’t own one piece of clothing that does not have paint or stains on it. I would love to say I spent hours on my hair and makeup each day…but I can say at least I shower every day. I am a mom and I am lucky if I don’t have paint in my hair or gum for that matter.

Crafting is my passion, I can’t  walk through Michaels or Hobby Lobby without millions of ideas running through my head. I am one of those people who can take a lamp or picture and design a whole room around that one object. The ideas are just rolling around like a marble in a jar.

Sometimes I wish I could turn off my creativity because it is almost like a craving you can’t suffice most days. One craft project leads to ten more and the ideas just keep spinning off one another. So as you can imagine most of my days are spent in my craft room. So why not start a blog and share my in and outs with other DIY enthusiasts.

mom, wife, blog, craftsThe Struggle is Real. I find myself most days trying to show the mail lady, UPS guy, or my neighbors what I have created for the day. My bubble is small and most days I am so excited to share with my creations with anyone who wants to see them. So now we have an outlet.

My very own blog where I can post tutorials, pictures, and step-by-step directions on how to do specific craft projects. Oh but wait, now I will have to put make up on and do my hair…..where will I find them time????

What Drives Him Crazy?

 I asked my husband the other day to write down the things that I do that irritate him. These are his exact replies to my email in his own words. Now mind you I pulled up the email and scrolled through the list and actually laughed out loud. As I read some of his replies, its funny how they relate to my replies in part one (My list.) Here is my husbands list of the top ten things that I do that drive him crazy.

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