spring-essentials-free-art-print

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 […]

Continue Reading | 6 comments
blog-class-computer

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 […]

Continue Reading | 15 comments
white-hydrangeas

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 […]

Continue Reading | 23 comments
wood-blocks

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 […]

Continue Reading | 4 comments
master-bath-inspiration-board

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 […]

Continue Reading | 51 comments
beauty-picks

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 […]

Continue Reading | 29 comments
art-print-tags

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 […]

Continue Reading | 21 comments
do-your-thing

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, […]

Continue Reading | 58 comments
an-american-girl-doll-experience

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 […]

Continue Reading | 7 comments
ipad-mount-in-the-kitchen

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% […]

Continue Reading | 19 comments
pom-garland-small

diy pom pom garland (two ways)

I made these pom pom garlands around Christmas and wasn’t going to do a how-to because I thought they were just for christmas season. And then I couldn’t bear to take them down with all of the other holiday decorations, so I just casually draped them on the kitchen chalkboard. And you know what? I […]

Continue Reading | 11 comments
answers-to-questions

answers to the questions you didn’t even know you had

I don’t know why I titled this post like that. It just sounded fun. There are a handful of questions I get frequently and I thought I’d jot down all the answers here. Perhaps you’ve wondered about one of these things and now you’ll know the details. Here you go … Where is the living […]

Continue Reading | 32 comments
coraldoor

painting the interior of the front door (do it!)

One of the first diy improvements we did to our home when we moved in was painting the front door. Both sides. It’s a little unconventional, but it gives architectural detail, a pop of color and dimension to a feature that could otherwise just blend in. We actually loved the results so much, we painted […]

Continue Reading | 17 comments
glitter-glue-finished

audrey’s 5th birthday invitations

My baby is turning 5. What?! She’s just the best. She brings a girly flair to our family with her constant songs and dancing, she makes us all laugh and maaaybe has her daddy wrapped around her finger. Possibly her mommy and brothers, too. The kids and I talk about our favorites all the time […]

Continue Reading | 13 comments
instagram-late-jan

instagram highlights

I’m in Austin this weekend for If:gathering – super excited to see friends and laugh and be so encouraged and challenged. If you’re here, come say hi! For a behind-the-scene look at our time here, come on over to Instagram (@jonesdesigncompany). Speaking of instagram, here are some favorite most recent images and happenings: a visit […]

Continue Reading | 5 comments