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christmas card goodness (and TWO $200 gift cards!)

We had our family pictures taken this past weekend in preparation for our annual Christmas card. I just love christmas card season … the mailbox is suddenly filled with pretty envelopes and loved ones faces instead of boring bills and junk mail. It’s like a little gift every time you open the mailbox.


I snapped this photo of our photographer working her magic with the kids and then later she sent me a real sneak peek and – oh my goodness – I can’t wait to see the finished photos so I can make our final card selection.

We ordered our cards from Minted last year (shown above) and will definitely do it again this time around. They have amazing designs, excellent quality, quick turn-around and affordable prices. Plus, they started printing with gold foil! That makes me happy.

Here are a few of my favorites this year (how am I ever going to choose just one for our cards this year?!)

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So cute, right? There are a million other great designs with fun options for colors and shapes and they even offer envelope addressing for free.

You can order your cards now

// OR //

enter to win $200 in minted wonderfulness!

minted-giveaway Click here to enter.  Minted will select TWO winners.

Giveaway ends Tuesday November 25th. Good luck!

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she reads truth (and a giveaway)

Occasionally I have the honor of collaborating on design projects, and this one is my favorite so far.


She Reads Truth is an online community of women reading, studying and dialoguing about God’s word together. I was looking for a change to my morning bible reading/devotional time and came across She Reads Truth. Each day, I get an email with the devotional for the day that goes along with the current series. There is a scripture passage to read and then commentary to help apply what we’ve read. It is quick, but deep and is a perfect way to encourage me to actually open my bible.

on desk

When the girls at She Reads Truth asked me to help design their first study in print, I was quick to say yes. I love what they do and am totally on board with the idea of a daily devotional study in print form. There’s space to journal, write out prayers, jot down notes or parts that are extra meaningful. Online devotions are simple and useful, but there is just something about paper that helps keep me focused.


This 17 day study goes through the book of Nehemiah and begins on May 12th. You don’t need the book to join the study – it’s really just an extra tool if you are a journal-ly, doodler type of lady.

Plus, it’s such a pretty book.


I especially love the watercolor map of Jerusalem which will hopefully be helpful as a visual guide in understanding what Jerusalem looked like in Nehemiah’s day.


Here’s the whole Nehemiah Study Pack:


The Nehemiah Study Pack includes:

    • 1-8×10 Scripture print designed by Jones Design Company and printed on watercolor paper
    • 2- super nice, wallet-sized scripture memorization cards to correlate with Weekly Truths
    • 1- 8×10, 34-page booklet including:
      • gorgeous, full-color cover printed on watercolor paper
      • informative, watercolored map of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day
      • daily scripture references (correlating to the online reading plan)
      • key verses for each day
      • dot-grid study area for writing and sketching
      • two lined writing areas for prayer and life application
      • Weekly Truth pages with useful memorization tips and areas to study the selected verses
      • and a lovely, watercolored benediction on the inside back cover (which you can also remove and frame, if you like)

I’m so proud of this project and can’t wait to start the study!

Study packs are available for purchase now. Use code JDCFREESHIP for free shipping through friday at midnight.

OR … enter to win a set of three (for you and two friends to do together!)

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Giveaway will end on friday at midnight!

You can learn more about She Reads Truth, join their email list to receive daily devotionals and connect with a community of wonderful women by clicking here.

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favorite christmas card designs {and a $200 giveaway}

Don’t you just love receiving holiday cards in the mail? I know we’re in an age of digital delivery, but I sure hope this tradition of sending actual cards in actual envelopes that you pull out of an actual mailbox never stops.

It’s about that time to start thinking about Christmas cards and Minted is one of my favorite sources for amazing designs, quick turn-around and affordable prices. And they really have something for everyone.

Here are a few of my favorites this year {how am I ever going to choose just one for our cards this year?!}



So cute, right? There are a million other great designs with fun options for colors and shapes and they even offer envelope addressing for free.

You can order your cards now

// OR //

enter to win $200 in minted wonderfulness!


Click here to enter.

Giveaway ends Saturday November 16th.

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three final giveaway winners and a freebie for you

Hello Saturday! I hope you find yourself enjoying this weekend – resting, playing, creating, sharing, celebrating. I have two things to chat about today:


Here are the last three winners for the 20 days of summer giveaways:

noonday necklace // Ellen Lyle

beach body oil // Grace Adkins

lisa leonard gift card // JJ Blandford

Congratulations ladies! Please email me {} with your address and I’ll send out your goodies.


As the end of summer vacation approaches, I feel this need to reorganize, set goals and start fresh. It happens each year – does it happen to you as well?  The kids head back to school, summer adventures wind down and it feels so good to take a look at our routines and make changes to make things better.

One of the things I want to take a closer look at is the direction of JDC.  I will always blog my heart and share creative ideas here because that’s just what I love, but I also want to know what you, the readers of the blog, like best. I think I have a pretty good idea of who you are, but most of that is based off of assumptions and I might be totally off. I’m kinda all over the place with blog posts and if there are some categories that are much more interesting to you than others, I’d like to know so I can focus on some ideas more than others.


We’ve come up with a few questions that will help us get a better idea for who you are, what you love about JDC and how we can make things better. Would you take a few minutes to fill it out?

As a thank you for your time and answers, you will receive this super cute printable art print {from the JDC | Monthly August Collection} for free.

Just fill out the survey and at the end you will be able to download the pdf to use as you wish.


Click on the button above {or right here} to take the survey.

Thank you!

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the FINAL summer giveaway with lisa from lisa leonard designs


 We did it! 20 days of AWESOME giveaways. Thank you to the lovely ladies who let us into their lives, for their summertime item suggestions and congratulations to all of the winners {your prizes are on their way!}.

To wrap things up I have a special guest who is just about as inspiring as any woman I’ve {virtually} met. She has a sweet family, a fabulous online business and is the type of lady you want as your friend. I’m so pleased to chat with


She answered a bunch of my random questions and her answers just confirm what a talented, sweet, down-to-earth person she is.



We’re in San Luis Obispo, on the central coast of California. Summer means trips to the beach, camping, ice cream at Avila Valley Barn, fresh strawberries, lazy mornings and roasting marshmallows after the sun goes down.


We all gather in our family room/kitchen area and it’s the heart of our home. But if I want some quiet time, we have a cozy couch in our living room with lots of natural light. I love to sit in there with a good book and a cup of coffee.



Story. I want to hear your story and know who you are. The heart of our stories—that’s where we connect.

{Lisa and her family have a pretty inspiring story. Read more here}.


I love DIY! This jewelry stand is super easy and functional.



 Honest, imperfect, generous, creative, loving.

{funny thing is, I don’t even know Lisa, but this is totally how she comes across on her blog/social media. I love that she is herself and that it translates over the internet}


I love creating unique jewelry and gifts. I want my designs to be truly original and fresh. When I see something go from sketch, to model to finished design, it makes my heart happy!


{See more of Lisa’s designs in her fabulous shop}

We’re excited to finish out this series with a great giveaway to Lisa’s shop:

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Thanks for entering!

To read more about Lisa’s family, her story, what she wore and her jewelry line, visit

{one winner will be announced on saturday august 3}

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