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These are the things around the internet that have recently caught my eye:

Dreamy bedroom by Vintage Whites

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Don’t all those textures make you want to curl up on that bed with a good book?! The rest of the room is so pretty, too.

Tory Burch Fitbit leather wrap bracelet

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A bunch of friends and family wear fitbits and have this little club online where they compare steps and I’m getting FOMO. The one thing holding me back from jumping on the fitbit bandwagon is how bulky and not-cute they are.  This wrap bracelet is the perfect solution. You just pop in the device and wear it like a regular bracelet. Kinda spendy … but maybe for my birthday?

Every Painting by Emily Jeffords

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Emily is a new-to-be artist (I found her on instagram @emily_jeffords) and find her paintings to be so fresh and peaceful.

SeeKateSew one-hour hexagon quilt

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I’ve never made a quilt before and this one makes it super easy for the beginner (spoiler: there’s no quilting pieces! Instead, you use predesigned fabric from spoonflower).  I especially love the combination of the aqua and plus-sign sheets (from Target. I have them on my bed.)

Guest Bath Makeover by Jenna Sue Designs

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You should see the before. It makes this perfectly fabulous bathroom even more impressive. The tile, the mirror, the faucet … all of it is so good.

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All of these are recent pins.

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p.s. I’m thinking I’ll make this a regular post. I’m always finding gorgeous things/images/ideas online and this will be a fun way to share them!

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Oh, how she’s grown.

Just the other morning, Audrey crawled up onto my lap as I was at my desk doing a little work. She sat there, as she has since she was a baby, only this time, I could barely see over her head. My baby is no longer a baby. This little lady has been my sidekick from […]

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diy stamped leather keychain

Getting mail is one of the best parts of my day. What is it about opening the mailbox and being surprised by what’s inside?! It’s often filled with junk mail or bills, but every once in a while a magazine comes or a note from my sister (she’s so good at sending cards!) and it […]

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what to wear: swim + beachwear

So, we’re headed to the beach. The beautiful, gorgeous hawaiian island sands of Maui. I can’t wait. We took a trip to Maui three years ago with our group of friends and somehow we’ve all convinced our parents and friends to watch our many small children again so we can get away for round two. In […]

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The Blog Class is BACK!

Three years ago, Ryan and I created a class we were so proud to offer called The Blog Class. We helped over 450 students start, design, use and grow their blogs before closing down registration to make some updates. Well, nearly 1 1/2 years later, The Blog Class is back! We’ve completely updated the whole course, […]

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embellished copper tags / jones design company

simply embellished copper tags

We celebrated my mom’s birthday this weekend. She is many wonderful things, but perhaps one of her best qualities is her completely authentic excitement over opening gifts. Every one is the best gift ever! which makes you feel pretty great as the gift-giver. Receiving gifts is not my love language, so I have to work a little […]

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inspired by lilacs

It’s springtime in the Pacific Northwest which means the weather changes daily between bright and sunny and sudden downpour. It also means the hills are covered with every possible shade of green, leaves are popping and LILACS ARE IN BLOOM! The older I get, the more obsessed I become with flowers. They’re all my favorite. But […]

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fun freebies: striped number art

Because I can’t get enough of black + white stripes (I even have a pinterest board dedicated to the pattern!) and bold typography (here’s the pinterest board for that!), I had some fun combining the two into these cute STRIPED NUMBERS ART PRINTS. You could use them for birthdays, add them over coat racks to […]

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For You: A Free Blogging Workshop

Ready to learn all about blogging?! Our FREE blogging workshop is up and ready for you to join! A few things about this workshop: It is available for you to watch ON DEMAND. Just click to watch any time! You are welcome to take notes, but there’s no need. I’ll be sending you an email […]

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can i make money blogging? We're answering that question / jones design company

5 reasons I don’t have ads on my blog (but still make money)

By far the most asked questions about blogging are centered around money. Can I make money? If so, how much? And how exactly do I go about it? The topic of blog monetization is far too big to cover in one post (sorry!). We go much further in-depth in the Free Blogging Workshop so don’t miss the conversation […]

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Carving out time for blogging when life is full enough already

Let me see if I have this correct: You’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while now (or maybe you started one years ago). You have your topic all figured out, you’ve come up with a list of posts you can’t wait to put together, but you work full-time you have small children […]

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The Big Collection of 50+ Blog Post Ideas / jones design company

the big collection of 50+ Blog Post Ideas

Last time, we discussed how to choose a topic to blog about.  I shared 5 great questions you can ask yourself to help identify where you can add a unique perspective to your readers. Let’s piggy-back on the finding-your-niche conversation and dive into how to come up with actual post ideas. Because lots of would-be bloggers […]

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New Blogging Series + How to choose a topic for your blog

I’m 6 years into this blogging thing and couldn’t be more surprised by how much I love it, what it has added to our family’s life, and how it has given me a place to be me (I honestly didn’t even know I needed it! But I feel like a better wife, friend, mom, person because […]

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Anthropologie-ish birds (the newest paper works collection)

You know what feels really good? Staying on top of scheduling/note writing/meal planning. You know what makes it easier? Having prompts (stylish ones help!) that keep you on track and tasks front of mind. That’s what Paper Works is all about. Paper Works is our super helpful monthly club with stylish designs made to keep […]

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how to clean your keyboard

Have you ever looked down at your keyboard and realized that in all the years it’s been sitting on your desk (or your lap, if you’re a laptop user) it’s never once been cleaned? How gross, right? The computer in my office is what I mainly use to work – blogging, designing, emailing, etc. Once […]

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