useful + fun right to your mailbox


Each month, Paper Works comes to your mailbox (either the one outside your house or the one on your computer) and it’s like a special surprise gift full of all sorts of useful + pretty paper goods.


The newest set is full of peppy spring-time delight.


Included in the bundle are calendars, day planners, meal-planning + shopping lists:


and sweet little note cards to inspire real-handwritten-note-sending:


We also have desktop/ipad/phone wallpapers to choose from each month:


And a simple project diy with templates:



For a complete list and all the details for how you can get paper works in your mailbox (you will love it!)


Because it’s so cute and springy, I’m giving away a printed bundle to one lucky-duck lady!april-giveawayClick the image to enter


Click here to give yourself a gift each month by signing up for Paper Works today!


Are you already a member? If so, your April goodies are waiting for you in your account! Log in here and click on SUBSCRIPTIONS to grab the files.

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how to make a linen ruffle wreath

One of the early projects shared on Jones Design Company was this linen ruffle wreath. The original tutorial had a sweet nest with glittered eggs and petite fabric flowers (see the full spring wreath tutorial here), but after a while I grew tired of the embellishments and took them off. What’s left is this classic […]

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A video tutorial showing how to do your hair in a messy side bun / jones design company

how to do your hair in a messy side bun

Friends, I’m having a proud moment today. First of all, I got my act together and am finally showing you how I do my favorite go-to-when-I-don’t-feel-like-doing-my-hair-do. I call it a messy side bun. You asked for a tutorial weeks ago and it’s been on my list of to-do’s so I’m happy to share. Second, I […]

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Springtime Succulents (planted in an unexpected way)

Succulents are having a moment right now, and rightfully so. They are uniquely interesting, drought tolerant and rather inexpensive – a great combo if you ask me. When in Austin, Texas last month, we ate at this darling restaurant/flower shop and right away I was taken by the display of pretty succulents in brown paper. […]

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Baby Essentials: a list of favorite baby gear, nursery items and accessories / jones design company

Baby Essentials / favorites for your little one

We’re going to have a new baby in the family this summer.  Don’t worry – she’s not ours. Ryan’s brother and sister-in-law are having their first and we can hardly wait! My Jones side is already overflowing with kiddos (12 kids ages 11 and under), but this will be the first new baby on the […]

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free spring art print

There is still a week or two before the official first day of spring, but don’t you just feel ready?! We’ve had some uncharacteristically sunny, warm days in the Pacific Northwest and it’s been lovely. We’ve played outside and opened the windows and bought my first bunch of springtime tulips. Last year I watercolored an […]

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quick announcement + a favor

We’re very close to finishing our long-awaited Blog Class! Registration will open in just a few weeks for the first time in two years. This class walks you through the step-by-step plan needed to build a successful blog (and by successful we mean your definition of success – no one elses’!). It will include 7 […]

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how to keep cut hydrangeas from wilting

I learned the best secret for keeping hydrangeas from wilting and I can’t wait to share it with you. Ryan brought me home these gorgeous white hydrangeas a few weeks ago. I would have been thrilled with roses or tulips or whatever flower he presented, but I love that he chose hydrangeas. They are my […]

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DIY watercolor wood blocks

Need a super simple project to do with the kids? This watercolor wood block project is perfect. It’s also great for an unexpected baby gift or fun party decorations for a birthday party or baby shower or thrown in a bowl for chic accessory on your coffee table. Multi-use diy’s that are inexpensive and simple […]

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If I were to redo our bathroom, it would look like this

We have no plan to redo our bathroom any time soon, but now that the rest of our main floor is looking all fancy with the new floors and white walls, I’m just itching to inject a little style into our master bathroom. And by inject a little style what I really mean is pretty […]

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5 beauty picks under $15

Looking for a few inexpensive beauty products to add to your routine? I am working on upping my beauty game – less in a vanity way and more in a hey, you’ve been in the intense caring for babies phase of motherhood for 10 years and it’s time to take a few moments on yourself […]

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useful + pretty right to your mailbox

Each month, Paper Works comes to your mailbox (either the one outside your house or the one on your computer) and it’s like a special surprise gift full of all sorts of useful + pretty paper goods. I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that this new collection for March is […]

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when you don’t know what your thing is

It’s a message I keep getting over and over and over: Be who you were created to be. Stop comparing yourself to others. Walk confidently in the gifts God has given you. Shine your light. Twirl. At If:gathering a few weeks ago (it was so, so amazing. Truly one of the best weekends of friendship, […]

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a special day at the american girl doll store

Audrey turned 5 last week. Every parent throughout history has asked the same question when their baby turns a year older: how did that go so fast? And you can add me into that group. She is our baby and the fact that she just turned five only reiterates the fact that she’s no longer […]

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we mounted an ipad in the kitchen (and love it)

I posted this photo on instagram late last week: I have a new dinner solution that I can’t wait to share with you! – but that’s not what got most attention in the photo. Instead, there were lots of questions about the ipad mounted in the background. I have to admit that this was 100% […]

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