how to choose a topic to blog about / jones design company

New Blogging Series + How to choose a topic for your blog

I’m 6 years into this blogging thing and couldn’t be more surprised by how much I love it, what it has added to our family’s life, and how it has given me a place to be me (I honestly didn’t even know I needed it! But I feel like a better wife, friend, mom, person because […]

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Anthropologie-ish birds (the newest paper works collection)

You know what feels really good? Staying on top of scheduling/note writing/meal planning. You know what makes it easier? Having prompts (stylish ones help!) that keep you on track and tasks front of mind. That’s what Paper Works is all about. Paper Works is our super helpful monthly club with stylish designs made to keep […]

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how to clean your keyboard

Have you ever looked down at your keyboard and realized that in all the years it’s been sitting on your desk (or your lap, if you’re a laptop user) it’s never once been cleaned? How gross, right? The computer in my office is what I mainly use to work – blogging, designing, emailing, etc. Once […]

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adding to the collection

Yesterday I added a new L to my ever-growing collection. You may remember that I have an entire wall dedicated to this obsession: Well, that wall has filled up. So now the letter is popping up in other places around the house. I just can’t stop. I don’t remember where the idea for the L […]

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the kids’ bathroom … one year later

One year ago – nearly to the day – I started a mini makeover on the kids’ bathroom. You can see the before pictures and some cabinet painting details on this post. My intention was to do a quick makeover in a week. Paint the walls and cabinets, replace the tile backsplash with two rows […]

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get in shape - great workout for toning arms / jones design company

get in shape, girl

As you can clearly tell from the last post, athletics + fitness is not my strong suit. In fact, here’s another embarrassing story to tell you: About a month ago, some friends were over playing cards (because that is what old people do to have fun on a saturday night) and our self-imposed penalty for […]

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and she scooooorrres!

Yesterday, we played soccer.     Let me tell you a few things about this soccer game:   1. A bunch of our friends decided a really fun/great way to get in shape for an upcoming trip to the beach was to play soccer. 2. So we joined an over-30 league. 3. Most of us […]

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spring sale on all art prints / jones design company

Hooray! Weekend Spring Sale!

This weekend only, ALL ART PRINTS are 50% off! Now is the time to stock up on gifts and I have a few suggestions to help you choose: Any upcoming weddings this summer? How about gift the happy couple this print. Baby on the way? This one is super sweet for a girl and this […]

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the best chocolate chip cookie recipe / jones design company

the best chocolate chip cookie recipe

I posted this photo on instagram last week with this caption: “Not to brag, but I make some pretty amazing chocolate chip cookies.” I mean, just look at those?! It’s always fun to try out different chocolate chip cookie recipes to get just the right consistency. I like fluffy cookies, a little crunchy around the […]

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9 books worth reading / jones design company

recent reads (9 books to add to your reading list)

Confession: I am a sporadic reader. Months will go by where I don’t have a book, and then I’ll find a good one, remember how much I love reading and plow through a bunch. Are you like that? It would be nice if I could be more consistent and make my brain work a little […]

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free easter printables

Ryan makes fun of me because every time a new holiday comes I adamantly declare that it is my favorite. But Easter really is my favorite. Growing up, our Easters consisted of easter basket scavenger hunts, Sandi Patti playing on the record player, marshmallow peeps and fancy dresses made by my mom. We ate breakfast […]

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bringing life into your home

My blog friend Melissa from The Inspired Room has a new book out that is just so great. It’s called Love The Home You Have.  I started reading and totally resonate with her thoughts: we may not feel like we’re in our forever home; we may be frustrated with our living situations or our not-perfect […]

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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 […]

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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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