coffee chat (catching up)

This edition of coffee chat is brought to you by my first eggnog latte of the season: For some insane reason, Costco already has eggnog in stock and I just couldn’t pass it up. I’m an afternoon decaf latte drinker and makes these lattes at home (here is my recipe). So while chatting, I’ll be […]

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yummy chocolate chip pumpkin bread

It’s fall, y’all. And that means I’m all about baking things like chocolate chip pumpkin bread. This version is so moist and muffin-like and the big chocolate chips sweetens it up just the right amount. My family gobbled these two loaves up in no time. CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN BREAD makes two loaves 3 cups flour 2 […]

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how to make grocery store flowers look fancy

If I could, I would have fresh flowers in every room of my house. They add color and texture and scent and life and always make a room feel more lived in and complete. Gorgeous flower arrangements can be super expensive so I typically just find what I like at my grocery store and use a […]

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bright + happy entry refresh for $150 / jones design company

a $150 entry refresh

You may remember I was helping a friend brighten up her entry way (for a refresher, here is the original post).  Rae has such great style – think cool, hip, cheerful – and her neutral entry wasn’t feeling cool, hip or cheerful. With about $150, a few simple diy projects and shopping her house, we […]

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rearranging the living room furniture

Sometimes a good furniture rearranging is all you need to make a room feel fresh. Our living room is our everyday hang out space, where we watch tv and read books and our main entertaining spot when friends come over.  It is open to the kitchen with a wall of windows (that looks out onto our tiny […]

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a naked birthday cake

Sounds like a bit of a risque title, yes?! No, none of that here. Just a gorgeously rustic, very delicious carrot cake. Have you seen this trend of naked cakes (basically a cake that is not covered in frosting)? I find them to be so pretty and wanted to give it a try for my birthday […]

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A Makeup Routine for the everyday / jones design company

a makeup routine for the everyday

There are certain things I’m a bit high-maintenance about (my sleep, being on time, how the dishwasher is loaded) and my beauty routine is not one of them. I go months without scheduling a hair cut, use drug store moisturizer and pop in for a pedicure far too infrequently. Don’t get me wrong … I care about my appearance. […]

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Jumping Into Graphic Design / jones design company

5 things I wish I knew before jumping into graphic design

It feels a little strange to call myself a graphic designer. I didn’t go to art school (although thinking back, I really should have), I have never worked in a professional graphic design setting (which actually sounds pretty fun to me) and talk to me in graphic speak and I’ll probably have no clue what you’re saying […]

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DIY Pillow From a Favorite T-shirt

  Have you read the children’s book called I Had A Favorite Dress? It’s the cutest. In the story, the girl outgrows her favorite dress and turns it first into a new shirt, then a skirt, then a hair bow and so on. The illustrations are my absolute favorite, but the story is just as […]

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19 must-follow instagrammers

Do you all love instagram? It’s easily my favorite social media app and my slight addiction. I love posting and interacting, of course, but I equally love scrolling through my feed and being inspired over and over and over again.  When choosing feeds to follow, I’m all about the photos. These 19 instagrammers post gorgeous […]

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Free Art Print! Autumn Essentials Watercolor by Jones Design Company

First Day of Fall (free prints and giveaway winner!)

Happy first day of Fall! I feel like I’ve been in fall mode for a few weeks now (what with the fall home tour and fall outfits being the topic of conversation around here) so I’m pleased that it is officially my favorite season of all. I wanted to share two darling art prints that can […]

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Black and White Striped Dish Towels + Napkins (and a giveaway!)

You may have noticed in photos posted here on the blog and on Instagram that I have a slight obsession with all things black and white striped. Rugs, lamp shades, ribbon, throw blankets, and most recently, striped dish towels and cloth napkins. I found this perfect dish towel at a little shop on vacation and […]

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favorites so far in the fall house tour

This is a big week around blogland filled with lovely fall-ified homes. After posting my home tour on Monday (see it here), it has been so fun to pop around each day peeking into the rooms of dozens of bloggers. I’ve grabbed a few of my favorite images from the tours with links so you can take a […]

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living room / fall home tour / jones design company

fall house tour 2015

Happy Fall my friends! Each season a bunch of bloggers join together to share fall decorating ideas. The tour is FULL of gorgeous – yet real life – homes with inspiration galore. Laura at Finding Home starts things off (see her home here) and we’ve partnered with Better Homes + Gardens as well! If you […]

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