ice ice baby

There were only a few things I truly missed while in Rwanda and one of them was ICE.

ice-on-tray

It’s one of those quirky things about me – I am addicted to good ice. Soft enough to break, just the right amount of crunch, not too solid or too melty. Who knew you could be so particular about ice.

My love of ice started at a young age, but came to it’s peak when I was pregnant. While my friends craved hamburgers or steak or sour patch kids, I would go through the Starbucks drive thru just to order a cup of ice. It was like dessert. Some call that an indication of iron-deficiency (which I also had), but there was nothing so satisfying as a cup of frozen water.

ice

My compulsion to eat ice has settled down, but I do still love a good ice cube. Give me a glass of water with a slice of cucumber, a sprig of mint and a bunch of ice and I’m a happy girl. (Well, that or a gin + tonic with extra lime and lots of ice. I’ll take that, too.)

cucumber-mint-water

Ryan and I are not great gift-givers, but he has bought me two completely un-romatic, yet perfect-for-me gifts in the past few years. One was this milk frother that makes the most delicious lattes, and the other was this portable ice maker.

portable-ice-maker

Since our fridge does not have a built-in ice-maker, we keep this portable version on the pantry floor. It makes great ice, the kids love to snack on it, and I find I drink way more water with ice so accessible. Win all around.

And now you know a very random fact about me: I love ice. Off to go make myself a glass of ice water …

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SUMMER SALE! 50% off all art prints

It’s time for our annual BIG art print sale!

summer-sale

Take 50% off all art prints in the shop from now until Thursday JULY 31.

Finally get that print you’ve been eying, do some early Christmas shopping or stock a few for last minute gifts (great for hostess gifts!).

Choose from any of our top-sellers …

favorite-jdc-prints

or one of the newest designs …

new-designs baloon-print   benediction

justly-blue

justly-pink

Each print comes professionally printed and are available in three sizes (5×7, 8×10 or 11×14). Show your walls some love with easy art work or surprise a friend with a thoughtful gift. Now is the chance to stock up!

shopping

* 10% of all proceeds during the summer sale will be donated to support the good work International Justice Mission is doing around the world.

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cute new designs for august

Paper Works is our super helpful monthly club with stylish designs made to keep you organized.

august-calendar

But it’s more than just an ordinary organization system … it’s cute!

note-cards

The designs are new each month and that makes Paper Works fun to receive and equally enjoyable to use (which is precisely the point, right?!).

august-pw-food

As a paper works member, you get a new set of original designs each month.

artprint

Included each month:
month calendar*
weekly calendar*
daily planner
dinner menu*
weekly menu*
grocery & shopping lists*
dailies chart*
chore charts*
original art print
note cards*
wallpapers for desktop, iphone, ipad
surprise extras

Simply open the pdf files and print on your favorite paper. Items with an * are editable, which means you can type directly on them before printing. This works great for general chores, recurring events on the calendar or regular monthly meals and especially if you don’t love your handwriting.

Each month we also add in a few surprise extras. This month, enjoy these darling recipe cards and measurement equivalent prints.

measuring

There are two options for Paper Works and you can choose what works best for you:

choose

paper works print at home // you have access to all pdf files and can print as many as you need. Try it for free for 7 days to make sure it works for you! $9.99/month

paper works printed for you // receive a professionally printed package of your monthly goods. You also have access to all pdf files. This is so good if you want to have everything at your fingertips ready for instant use. $29.99/month

Once you become a member, simply log in to your account and the next collection will be available to download on the 25th of the month. As long as you are an active member, you keep access to all previous months and can come back any time to reprint the art prints or note cards or whatever you love.

For all of the details and many more images, click here.

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(P.S. Paper Works members … the new August collection is in your account! Log in here to download and print)

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