Time and Date

June 09, 2015

So, I basically give my husband zero credit.

Like no credit, ever.

I'm sure being married to me is quite a treat 
(for the record he's no picnic either. ugh. see, I just can't give the kid a break)

Anyway, today is a rare moment where I'm singing my other half's praises. 
It doesn't happen often so try to hang in there and we'll all get through it together.

For Christmas, my husband surprised me with the sweetest gift he's ever given me -
a simple gold bangle with the coordinates of our son's birth place hand stamped on the front. He sealed the deal and had the babe's name and the date he was born inscribed on the back. He told me it was for me to wear everyday and remember the one good thing that came out of Bangor, Maine (that's a joke. kinda.).


I put it on and wore it for a few days before I asked him where he had it made. He, in typical husband fashion, shrugged his shoulders and said "some Etsy shop". Now, I love me some small shops but I was a bit concerned that my days with my bracelet looking gorgeous and in one piece may be numbered. I tend to be the type of girl who puts on jewelry and doesn't take it off until it falls off (or in the case of my wedding ring, has to be practically cut off thanks to pregnancy swelling).

Anyway, during our move from Maine to the apartment in South Carolina, I emptied out a drawer of random keepsakes (otherwise known as my bedside table) and found the box that my coordinates bracelet came in. It occurred to me that I had been wearing my little bracelet for 6 months, non-stop, and it was just as perfect as the day I put it on. 

If working with WC has taught me anything, it has taught me the impact of positive feedback so I searched the Etsy shop, The Modern Bazaar, and reached out to the owner, Jen, to tell her how well my bracelet was fairing and how much it meant to me. She and I struck up a conversation (mostly about my husband's stroke of gift giving genius) and I mentioned that I thought our wedding date should be commemorated as well. I had an idea for a similar every day bangle that would pair well with my coordinates bracelet but was just a bit different.

Wanna see what she whipped up?


A perfect gold bangle with our wedding date in Roman Numerals engraved on the outside.
I am so in love with the way that it turned out that I had to brag on Jen. And, because I basically badgered her to death into read this little slice of grammatical heaven, she decided to treat ya'll for putting up with me day in and day out! 


 Jen is offering the Olive & Tate faithful 15% off of your purchase when you use the code OLIVEANDTATE

and, because she's amazing,

she's also giving away a $60 shop credit! 
The giveway ends on Sunday night so I'll announce the winner on Monday
(so long, Monday Blues, am I right?)


In all seriousness, I know that shopping small can sometimes be a teensy bit more costly but the makers out there amaze me with their talents. Thanks to Jen for sharing hers with me. Go check out her shop, I know ya'll will love her too.

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35 comments

  1. I've noticed you wearing this lately and have been meaning to ask where it is from…glad to know now! Good job, J!

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  2. I need that coordinate bracelet! We have since moved from the city where my daughter was born so this would be perfect!

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  3. Love - Oh Reid, I think I need a present!! Love this!

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  4. So pretty! Love the idea. I want to get one with our wedding coordinates!

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  5. Gorgeous bracelet, both of them and how thoughtful of what he chose to put on it. My husband got me a bracelet that says love on it, which I love! (ha, ha)

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  6. Those bracelets are gorgeous! I've always wanted to get a necklace with our wedding date in Roman numerals but maybe I want a bracelet instead! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love this bracelet!! So simple, yet elegant!

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  8. I love the wedding date bracelet!

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  9. I love the coordinates bracelet in rose gold!

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  10. I am all about shopping small (I love when people have to ask where I got something!) I love your wedding date bracelet!

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  11. What a great giveaway! Cameron got me a necklace with Henry's initial and birthday in Roman numerals but I would love to get a bracelet with the coordinates of where we got married - I love when jewelry is not only cute, but also has a special meaning :)

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  12. They are so gorgeous! I have always wanted for where we got married, and honeymooned. I love that they're numbers that outwardly just look like coordinates, but they're really something so special.

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  13. Ohhh I love that! Forwarding to my husband as an anniversary present hint right now ;)

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  14. Beautiful bracelets, love the handwriting ones in her shop, what a great memento.

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  15. Love it! The roman numerals are so classic!

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  16. I love how they are so special to you, but are a bit of a secret to anyone else at first glance. Plus, they are gold, so win-win:)

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  17. Oh my gosh they have such amazing things! I don't even know how I would be able to choose. I think I love the engraved bar necklace the most (https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/229603577/wedding-date-gold-bar-roman-numeral?ref=shop_home_active_3). I love her time lapse video on instagram!! So cool.

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  18. Oh my gosh I love that! I have been wanting to get my wedding date on a bracelet for so long! Good work, husband! :)

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  19. Love love love. Roman numerals go perfectly with babe's birthday!!!

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  20. I've been searching for a bracelet like your coordinate bangle. It's hard sometimes sifting through Etsy shops that are truly crafted to stand the test of time. I also wear my jewelry everyday like that, and will check her shop out!

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  21. These are adorable! I need them both!

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  22. Beautiful! And such a thoughtful gift - well done Mr. O&T! ;)

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  23. love love the coordinates bracelet + skinny bar necklace. i'd love to get one with vi's birthdate and/or charleston location. xo

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  24. very thoughtful and sweet! love the wedding one as well

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  25. What a cute shop!! I love the coordinates bracelet... I love that idea :) I'm going to hint to my husband as both of our babies will be born here but I too don't love it here and hope to leave one day. It'd be nice to have the memory.

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  26. I would love to get the Personalized Silver Latitude & Longitude Bracelet for my mom!

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  27. What a great idea!!! Both brackets compliant each other beautifully!

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  28. I love this - it so great to read everyone's comments and to know you like my jewelry! I'm very flattered and appreciative. Thank you, Stephanie - you have a well deserved impressive following. I can't wait to see who wins - good luck, everyone!

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  29. I love the gold plate necklace with Roman numerals - so pretty

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  30. Love your bangles! My anniversary is on Sunday and I would love the coordinates ring to honor the day. What a great and thoughtful well to commemorate a special day or place!

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  31. WHat sweet bangles!!! Love them!

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  32. These are great! I love the personalized inspirational awareness bracelets!

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  33. I've been thinking about one of these for a while...so YAY! Fingers crossed!

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