• You Need a Monthly Craft Beer Club Subscription

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    You Need a Monthly Craft Beer Club Subscription

    You need a monthly craft beer club subscription

    Seriously, we looked all over the interwebs for a beer club offering the right selection at the right price and from some people you would be proud to do business with. Here's what we came up with:

    The Original Craft Beer Club

    The Original Craft Beer Club

    This is how they describe themselves:

    Our Craft Beer of the month club searches out exceptional craft beers from around the country and then delivers the monthly beer club selections direct-to-you or your gift recipient's door. You can choose an ongoing beer club membership or Craft Beer Club gifts to ship monthly, every-other-month or even quarterly. This is a fantastic gift for the Craft Beer enthusiast in your life. Give 1 to 12 shipments and receive up to 3 bonus gifts and an additional $25 bonus with your order.

    And we couldn't agree more. The variety of beer is stuff I have not seen at the grocery store, and probably couldn't find in our smallish city. For a price this reasonable, I get some great beer, delivered to the door. I have this one snooty neighbor, and he is always impressed. 

    Pair your new monthly craft beer deliveries with some new wooden bar accessories. 

    Bottle Openers, Flasks, Custom Engraved Serving Tray

    P.S. No money changed hands in the making of this blog post and we do not receive a commission on Craft Beer Club sales. We genuinely love their products. 

    More details, or just click through and take a look at their site:

    Beer of the Month Club shipment includes:

    12 World-Class Craft Beers
    12 oz. beers
    4 different styles - 2 from each craft brewery
    3 beers each
    (cans featured 3x per year)
    Monthly Beer Club Newsletter:
    The story behind the beer, where it originated and what pairs with it.
    Craft Beer Club Selections:
    The best selection of premium craft beers you'll find from any beer of the month club.
    Choose how many & how often
    Choose Monthly, Every-Other-Month or Quarterly beer club shipments.
    Always Free Shipping Door-to-Door
    Within contiguous US., excludes HI & AK

     

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  • National Sunglasses Day

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    #NationalSunglassesDay

    Protect Your Eyes & Show Off Your Style

    Yes, we know, celebrating national sunglasses day is a little lame. Maybe the worst kind of fake Hallmark holiday. But irony and all, we're embracing it. There is some real benefit to understanding UV exposure (even on a cloudy day) and increasing awareness of sun safety all year long. 

    So take a quick read, then stock up on a pair of beautiful wooden sunglasses. All WUDN sunglasses have CR-39 polarized lenses and offer 100% UV protection. You can protect your eyes and show off your style. 

    WUDN Men's & Women's Ebony Wood, Wanderer with Polarized Lenses and 100% UV Protection

    WUDN Men's & Women's Ebony Wood, Wanderer with Polarized Lenses and 100% UV Protection

    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere at any time and place, but certain regions have heightened radiation levels. What's the UV Risk in your City? 

    What's the UV risk in your city? #nationalsunglassesday

    Make UV protection a family affair. UV damage is cumulative, occurring over a lifetime of exposure. Children are extra vulnerable, so get them in the habit of wearing sunglasses early! This will help to mitigate serious vision problems in the future. Read more about UV & children here.

    National Sunglasses Day is Wednesday June 27th 2018. 

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    About the Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Besides, I think real wood sunglasses are awesome. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

    Tags: #nationalsunglassesday #sunglasses #summer #shades #wood #wooden #WUDN #handmade #handcrafted

    Materials & images courtesy of The Vision Council

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  • 8 Reasons You Want Wooden Sunglasses

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    Style, fit, function and the environment – wood sunglasses are a great choice.

    Wood Sunglasses, Wooden Sunglasses, Wood Aviators, Wood Frame Sunglasses, Wood look sunglasses

    ONE – Sunglasses Made of Wood are an Eco-friendly, Sustainable Material Choice

    Most plastics and acetate are made from oil. Plastic is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be minimized. We use real wood on the whole frame, or at least the temples of all of sunglasses. Our wood is sourced from sustainable forests. Even better, take a look at a set of Recycled Skatedeck Sunglasses.

    Wood sunglasses are available with full wood or half wood frames and an array of wood choices including bamboo, zebra wood, and walnut.

    TWO – Wood is Strong and Masculine While Also Being Warm and Elegant

    Wooden Sunglasses? Of course: Not many materials can satisfy so many different types and styles at the same time. Is wood tough and masculine? Yes. Is it also warm and elegant at the same time? Absolutely. Do wood sunglasses look equally good on men and women, totally. Wood is versatile and beautiful. Wood has the capacity to take a boring pair of sunglasses and turn them into something special, something different. Wood sunglasses take you well into "Cool" without being overstated. The focus should be on you, not on the sunglasses. That's the whole point of style. 

    Men and women look equally great in wooden sunglasses

    THREE – Natural Wood Tones Complement Everything

    Bamboo with Black? Check. Dark Walnut with White? Check. The natural look of wood tomes and wood grain complement pretty much any style. Better than shiny or colored plastic – wood tones are neutral and tend to match your look instead of being the center of attention. They will look great, without being the center of attention.

    FOUR – Every style of Sunglasses You Need

    Every style of sunglasses you are looking for are available in real wood. Wanderers, Aviators, Browline, Recycled Skatedecks, Jackie O style. Pretty much everything except those ugly shield sunglasses.

    Every style of wooden sunglasses you need

    FIVE – Styles as Unique as the Tress They Come From

    No two trees are alike. Each has its own, unique story. A story that has been ingrained deep within its bark and lumber. At WUDN, it’s our job to bring the story out into the world. Every one of our wooden lifestyle products are as unique as the trees they come from, making your wooden sunglasses truly one-of-a-kind.

    Wood grain sunglasses close up view

    Look at the wood grain on these sunglasses - walnut temples for this example. Every pair of wooden sunglasses are unique. 

    SIX – Real Wood Not Green Enough For You, Try Recycled Skateboard Sunglasses

    We like to call them Upcycled skateboard glasses. Available in multiple styles and colors it doesn’t get more eco-conscious than re-purposing skate-decks that have reached the end of their life, into something new and beautiful. You can see the layers of recycled decks showing through behind the face and on the temples; it's a super cool look. 

    Wooden sunglasses recycled skatedeck sunglasses

    The wood effect on these skatedeck glasses is complete. Not to be master of the obvious, but if you didn't know, there are hundreds of fake plastic sunglasses from China that look like wood but aren't. They often call these "wood effect", "wood look" or more honestly "wood like" sunglasses. All WUDN sunglasses are real wood throughout. 

    SEVEN – Wood is Stronger than Plastic

    Durability: Without question, durability is one of the biggest selling points of all-natural wood sunglasses. WUDN sunglasses are as rough and tough from the trees they once came from. Better yet, our sunglasses are made from the finest quality of handpicked woods to ensure superior quality, strength and durability.

    EIGHT – Even the Bamboo Packaging is Eco-Friendly Bamboo

    Even the wooden sunglasses bamboo packaging is eco-friendly

    That's It. All WUDN wooden sunglasses are real wood, lightweight, stylish, comfortable, handcrafted with love and deliver high-grade CR-39 polarized lenses. These are the Best wood sunglasses available at these price points.

    Thanks for Reading and Take a look at the complete wooden sunglasses collection here.

    See Also: The Complete Guide to Finding the Right Pair of Sunglasses to Fit Your Face Shape

    See Also: Polarized lenses are becoming more popular, but what do they really do?

    PS. There are some guys in Boise, Idaho that pitched their wooden sunglasses on Shark Tank. Good guys, cool company, but expensive glasses. Just sayin. 

    About the Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Besides, I think real wood sunglasses are awesome. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

    Tags: #sunglasses #summer #shades #wood #wooden #WUDN #handmade #handcrafted

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  • WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

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    The Real Wood Accessories for Your Summer Adventure – Enter to Win them all!

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway is on now.

    We’re celebrating summer by giving away a collection of our most popular wood products. You will be outfitted completely in beautiful Mahogany, Bamboo, Cedar and Black Walnut:

    WUDN Summer Giveaway 2018 - enter to win

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

    WUDN Summer Adventure Giveaway

    Battery Charging iPhone Case
    Powerbank for iPhone & Android
    Qi Wireless Phone Charger
    Wood Sunglasses
    Customized Laser Engraved Luggage Tags
    Real Wood Sawtooth Mountains Traveler Slim Case
    Wood Coaster Set
    6 oz. American Flag Hip Flask
    2 oz. Keychain Flask
    Lipstick Phone Charger
    Heavy Duty Bottle Opener
    Keychain Bottle Opener
    Credit Card Bottle Opener
    Carmalized Bamboo Mousepad
    Bluetooth Speaker
    Wood Journal

        Here’s How to Enter:

        Contest ended on 5/31/2018. Congratulations to Alison Drey of Omaha, NE. 

        There will be 1 winner selected on June 1st 2018, from the qualified entries. Must be a resident of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia. No purchase necessary to win. Contest Rules Here, because lawyers. Thanks for playing.

        Simplicity, Sustainability & 7 Other Reasons Why You Should Buy All Natural Wood Products 

        About the Author

        Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

         

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      1. Introducing the Sawtooth Mountain Traveler Wooden Phone Case (Updated for 2019)

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        Why we love the Sawtooth Mountains.

        How to get there. 

        Places to stay. 

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        It’s not often we are truly inspired by a place. The Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho is one of those places. Part of the Rocky Mountains in central Idaho reaching 10,751 feet at the summit of Thompson Peak. With over 400 natural glacial lakes, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is 756 thousand acres of scenic mountain country and includes over 700 miles of trails, 40 peaks rising over 10,000 feet and more than 300 high mountain lakes that add to the spectacular scenery and vistas.

        The Sawtooths are one of the few places in the US you can really call "deep in the back-country". Camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, skiing, photography or drinking by the fire, all without hordes of people, this is the place.  

        Sawtooth Mountain in Idaho

        Not far from Sun Valley, and not surprisingly, this striking mountain landscape was a favorite playground of Ernest Hemingway, who is buried in the Ketchum area. I don’t know how Hemingway felt, but this is one of the few places in the world that feels spiritual to me. I spent countless Christmas’s in Sun Valley and summers at Redfish Lake Lodge not far from the Sawtooth’s signature Thompson Peak.

        Thompson's Peak in the Sawtooth Wilderness

        This is not Vail or Aspen, these places are still unspoiled. I know some of the Hollywood elite make their home in Sun Valley, but Stanley, Redfish Lake and even Ketchum are still accessible, affordable, and reasonably priced.

        My memories at Redfish Lake include renting a canoe at the Lodge for $10 and spending an entire summer afternoon fishing for trout, or the brown bear standing between me and breakfast one morning; he was more concerned with the contents of a garbage can, but still. And if you're heading to the Sun Valley area instead, say Hi to the bartender at whiskey Jacque's for me (He'll remember). 

        My idea of fun is a warm cabin, a little fishing and some Whiskey from a handmade flask. Maybe you're blessed with way more energy than me. If so, here is a list of the 10 easiest peaks to summit in the Sawtooth's

        Need Some Expert Help?

        Sawtooth Mountain Guides, sawtooth mountain adventures, stanley idaho, wooden sawtooth mountain phone case.  Sawtooth Mountain Guides are your experts for climbing, hiking, backcountry skiing, and avalanche education near Stanley, Sun Valley, and Boise. Come experience the scenic Sawtooths and let us lead you on the perfect mountain adventure!

        How to get there:

        Heading to Redfish Lake

        To get there from Boise, take Idaho 21 North for 133 miles, and run right into Redfish Lake Rd. from there its 3 min to the lodge.

        Heading to Sun Valley / Ketchum

        To get there from Boise, take I-84 East 41 mi. to Exit 95 towards Fairfield, turn left on US-20 E for 82 mi., turn left again on State Hwy 75 N. for 26 mi. 

        The Path Less Traveled

        If you're feeling adventurous or you "Must Have" the more scenic route, take Hwy 21 to Stanley and Hwy 75 into Sun Valley the back way. It will add an hour to your trip, but it will be a glorious hour of the most pristine wilderness you have ever seen.

        Two ways to the Sawtooth's  

        We honor our Idaho history and roots with this one of a kind design wooden phone case in Black Walnut and Carmalized Bamboo.

        We're proud of our backyard and I get it's just a phone case, but everyday, our phones become more than just a device - in some ways, they represent who we are and serve as an expression of our style. It's a small thing, but my style includes showing off the natural beauty of central Idaho with a real wood phone case; some natural protection that complements the modern. 

        How to get one:

        The Sawtooth Mountains Traveler phone case is available for the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, and Plus models, and Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8. You can also visit our custom page (specify “Sawtooth Mountains” on your order) and have this gorgeous wood inlay applied to a Journal, Mousepad or Flask.

        Carry the beauty of the Sawtooth Mountains in your pocket:  

         

         

        Where to Stay:

        Sawtooth Hotel Stanley Sawtooth Hotel in Stanley

        Redfish Lake Lodge Redfish Lake Lodge

        Redwood Cabins Redwood Cabins

        Smiley Creek Lodge Smiley Creek Lodge

        And you will like this article (with tons of pictures) from our friends at BretEdge Photography. Trip Report Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains

        Or check out the Sawtooth Adventure Bundle for a Traveler Phone Case and Matching portable charger for iPhone and Android phones. 

        Have a Sawtooth Story? Post it in the comments below. 

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