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the emily handwriting font

I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time and finally the opportunity presented itself : You can now download the font for free {previously $4.99} by joining our exclusive freebies page. Click the link above to get your free font and much more! I added in a few doodles and symbols because they […]

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How to make simple arrangements with grocery store flowers

Houseplants and fresh greenery are key to my neutral decorating style … but first came my love of flowers. As a teenager, when other girls were covering their bedroom walls with cute boys and fashion tips, mine were filled with magazine tear outs of flowers. Martha Stewart Weddings was my first subscription and I couldn’t wait […]

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how to camouflage outlet covers with wallpaper

Up in the studio (and throughout the whole house, actually), the outlets, light switches and wall plates are almond colored. I’m assuming this almond color was the standard back in 1992 when the house was built. Not a huge deal except that they look pretty grimy next to all of the white walls. So on […]

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get your free set of valentine note cards + envelopes

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share a few freebie love note designs. What’s not to LOVE about watercolor hearts, arrows, rain clouds raining down hearts? My illustrations were scanned and formatted into sweet little note cards with matching diy envelopes. Keep reading for the how-to and to download the files! […]

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cable knit sweater pillow tutorial

Today I’m guest posting at Finding Fabulous – a blog dedicated to finding fabulous design without spending a bunch of money. So in honor of the idea of decorating for less & thinking outside the design box, I’ve done a tutorial on turning a {thrifted} cable knit sweater into a cozy pillow. Click over to […]

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free Seaside clipart and how to use it

Can one ever have enough clipart? I think not. Especially of the hand-drawn variety. Add a little drawing to a gift tag or invitation, use one in your logo or in an ad – nothing overboard (ha!), but just enough to make a visual impact. Fun, fun, fun. I have summer on my brain and […]

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The Making of the blueberry muffin illustration

The Making of the Illustrated Recipe (a video!)

You guys! I recovered the video! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I tell the whole video saga at the end of this post). Anytime I see a video – whether it’s a makeup tutorial, lettering sample, photo editing – I tune in. I love watching the creative process of an artist […]

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sweet diy headbands

Every day of Audrey’s baby life, I adorned her sweet head with a handmade headband (see photos here and here).  My baby girl turns six (SIX!!) next month and while she will still wear a headband from time to time, she’s mostly a ponytail or leave it down kind of girl.  So when my sister […]

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Cozy Up with a Pom Pom Blanket

Do you follow Annie @zevyjoy on instagram? If not, you might want to. Her photos are bright, soft, cozy and full of glorious neutral texture. About once per week, she tags me as the source when questioned about where she found the pom pom blanket that pops up in many of her photos (a very sweet and […]

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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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The Easiest Way to Update a Ho-Hum Bookshelf

Audrey’s room has been an in-process project for well over a year. (Please tell me I’m not the only one whose projects drag on way longer than expected?!) We started with this design board idea, made the first updates, added a darling gallery wall and a cute diy bulletin board.  Things are going slowly, but […]

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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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Fun freebie: Back to school clip art

Well, it’s back to school season. We still have two weeks before our kids head back, but it seems like facebook and instagram are filled each day with smiling kiddos in new shoes wearing too-big backpacks starting off their new school year. In honor of our kids and teachers and schedules returning and quiet houses (ahhh), […]

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How To Create A Gallery Wall

Audrey’s room has been in it’s incomplete state for well over a year. This seems to be a theme in my life – this starting and not finishing projects around the house – and I’m determined to wrap a few up.  I’ve been collecting art for her room and knew a gallery wall was in order. […]

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