An Adventure + An Anniversary

Hello, friends! It’s been a long time…but I’m back! The summer respite was good and lots happened. This means I have lots to share today about an adventure(s) and an anniversary. Are you wondering what’s it all about? Well, let’s start with the adventure(s). I’m going alphabetically here because once a teacher always a teacher. By the way, this might be a long post too. You have been warned!

My first adventure is part of the background in this photo. It’s our new home. Well, to be honest it’s a town home. We sold our home at the end of August and moved into a brand new one bedroom/one bath town home. Can you say downsized? Yep, we did and so far it’s been great! A new mid-life adventure for this empty-nester (that should be plural because it’s me and the Mr.) Big change after 18 years for sure. This is way out the comfort zone for me but then again that is the point of an adventure.

Next adventure? A new JORD watch for a new season. Am I adventuring in my outfit today? Not really. This one is a typical “me” uniform. I just adore mustard and grey together and thought this was an easy transition look. Plus add some trousers and a little leopard print and I’m totally in my comfort zone.  DSC_0262

I’m wondering what you think about this sophisticated new watch from JORD? I love the sleek design! It’s such a modern look. It’s called Frankie. I think it is a great addition to my watch accessories.

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Gorgeous, right? JORD watches always get noticed by the way. I cannot even count how many times I get complimented on these watches. Want to join the ranks of a JORD girl and get noticed? Feeling lucky? Well, you can enter the contest for the chance to win a $100 e-gift code to the JORD site PLUS other entries will receive a $20 e-gift code. This means everyone is a WINNER! You can enter the contest here.

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My Mr. loves his JORD watch too. You might remember this post where I was behind the camera. That was a little adventure for him!

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Remember I said there was an adventure and an anniversary. This week has been a week of celebration at The Blended Blog. I’m celebrating with my sweet friends because we have been up and running for one year! It’s a Happy Anniversary for us and fun for you too! So, let’s get real for a minute about these ladies at The Blended Blog…when I had a falling apart at the seams at the beginning of the summer and just couldn’t fulfill my blogging commitments and just had to pull back on social media they picked up my slack. Now if that wasn’t enough, they sent me cards to encouragement me, they emailed and texted me. I barely responded to their kindness because I was just done on all fronts. But you know what real friends do? They love you anyway! In spite of your junk and failures. These ladies loved me anyway. They are over the top fabulous. I just love them! You should read their blogs! Stop over at The Blended Blog and find out who they are. You’ll be glad you did!

The celebration is in full swing so go check out the scavenger hunt and the chance to win $150 gift card of your choice. You should stop over and get into the fun. Go here.

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Have a great weekend, friends! Thanks so much for reading and hanging in with me over my long silence. I’m back and will be posting more in the coming weeks.

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  • Aw, so glad to see you back at it. Love you too, friend!
    • Thank you, friend! You're loyalty amazes me.
  • So happy you are back friend! :) Good to see your pretty face.
    • Thank you for your encouragement and support, dear one!
  • Nicole Mölders
    Glad you are back and everything worked out fine for your guys!
    • Thanks, Nicole! Glad you stopped by.
  • ADA
    So glad to see you back Carrie. This outfit is so you too and I love that new watch. Congratulations on the town-house. That is a huge downsize but hey if it works. Heading over to the giveaway, now. Welcome by and join my new Thursday Moda linkup this week. =) Share your awesome style with my readers. Thanks, Ada. http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/09/thursday-moda-29-fall-florals-and-jewel.html
    • Thank you, Ada! I appreciate your support!
  • Yay! Welcome back!
  • Dawn Lucy
    Love Jord! And you know we upsized not too long ago and are already thinking of downsizing ... not right away, but eventually. Nice to have you back, Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday and hope your Saturday is fun and fashionable too! OXOX Dawn Lucy http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com/
    • Thank you, friend! We are loving the downsizing and the new lifestyle. Glad you stopped by.
  • I know I keep telling you this but I've missed you so much! I'm happy that you are back in the blogging world. And I'm also really jealous of all your JORD watches. One just isn't enough for me!
    • You are so super encouraging to me. I'm back here but I've got to get back out and about and visit my friends in blog-land. It's a work in progress! But guess what? I get to see you in real life so soon!
  • Love those sophisticated watches! Glad to see you're back. Mary www.marymurnane.com
  • So glad you're back! I love your watch, Jord watches are fab :-) Emma xxx www.style-splash.com
  • Welcome home, friend. Glad to see your smile and to read about your adventure. Congratulations on a huge downsizing undertaking.
  • So good to see you again, Carrie. You look great! Congrats on the move.