The Best of JDC in 2015

With the start of a new year, it gives us a chance to look back at the previous 365 days. I love going through old posts and remembering what happened throughout the year.  So here are the highlights and favorite posts from 2015: JANUARY The year started off with an introduction of sorts. I forget […]

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classes closing and new classes to come

A few updates for all you student-y types who love learning new creative skills from the comfort of your jammies (aka. online, at your own leisure). CLASSES CLOSING Registration for the Simplified Graphic Design classes (Introduction to Illustrator and Projects + Techniques) closes on Thursday, December 31st. If you think creating your own graphics, artwork, […]

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Wishing You A Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I always find it hard to know just what to say on a christmas card. Do we share our highs? Our lows? Of course I want our photo to be our best with smiling faces and coordinating outfits. But I also want honesty and that doesn’t […]

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A Simple Christmas House Tour 2015

Confession: as much as I adore the Christmas season, I have been dragging my feet to put up decorations this year. For a while now, I have been craving less, simple, clean, bright (hence the all-white walls). Putting out more stuff just felt crazy.  Plus, last year we went all out preparing for the Better Homes […]

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5 Looks For Holiday Parties

There is something extra special about dressing up for the holidays. Whether you have a fancy party, a big work event, or you just want to dress up for Christmas Eve service or a New Year’s Eve spent at home, putting on something a bit dressier than usual adds to the holiday magic. For my everyday style […]

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16 Gifts To Add To Your Wishlist

16 gifts to add to your wish list

My younger sister was over a few weekends ago and asked what I wanted for Christmas. Which made me stop and think because I hadn’t even considered it. Ryan and I are notorious for buying ourselves things throughout the year and claiming, “this can be my christmas present!“. Gifts are not our love languages, so we don’t […]

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Make a pom pom wreath for under $20 / jones design company

White Pom Pom Wreath DIY (for under $20)

How festive is our stag in his new pom pom wreath?! Last year I made a bunch of pom pom garlands to hang around the house (see an example here). This year, I thought I’d take the yarn pom pom thing a step further and make a big, fluffy, wintery wreath to hang around the […]

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Christmas Essentials (free art print!)

Merry Christmas, my friends! I’m so happy to finally share this newest watercolor illustration with you! The Christmas Essentials print has been on my ‘can’t wait to make’ list for a while. I did a winter essentials print (found here) to go along with the seasonal essential prints (here is the spring, summer and autumn […]

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Update on Hardwood Floors / jones design company

The Hardwood Floors One Year Later

Last November, we finished our biggest house project – new hardwood floors and freshly painted walls. You can read all about each step: the process for picking our floors, picking the perfect white paint, what the messy progress looked like and the big reveal. One year later and both Ryan and I still agree that putting in new […]

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christmas freebies from Jones Design Company

So many Christmas Freebies for You!

Well, here we are. December has arrived! I have some good things in store for you this holiday season – Christmas party outfits, my gift wish list, a few simple tutorials for fancying up your house this season, and, of course, lots of freebies! Let’s start by talking about 12 Days of Giveaways. I’ve teamed up […]

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The Best Gold And Brass Picture Frames

We’ve had a fantastic response to our brand new art print shop Maker + Ink. Thank you to all who have checked it out, purchased a print, shared with your friends. Funny thing: the most asked question this weekend has been about the frames in all of the product images. Framing is like the finishing […]

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Maker + Ink art print shop

Style + Scripture = Maker + Ink

Mommy-brain is a real thing. I used to be really sharp, I promise. Four kids later and let’s just say sharpness is not my strong-suit. I lose track of my phone, I can’t remember what time school starts (even though it starts at the same time every single day) and if I don’t text back immediately, you can […]

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Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway!

‘Tis officially the season. As you may have heard, our home is currently in the BHG Christmas Ideas Magazine (so fun!). I thought it would be fun to put a gift together based on what you see in the article, so I pulled together a handful of my favorite things for Christmas and I’m giving […]

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Let’s talk about Christmas Cards

You may not know this about me, but I designed custom Christmas cards for the first 10 years of my business. By fortunate connections between my sister and a very talented local photographer in Seattle, I worked on projects for some wonderful Seattle families including a pretty famous one by the name of Gates. Each year they […]

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