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12 books on my Summer Reading List

One thing I’m very much looking forward to this summer is reading. I usually read a few books during the summer, so that isn’t necessarily new. But the older I get the more I enjoy the quiet of reading good book. And the older the kids get, the easier it is for me to take […]

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week was filled with track meets, piano lessons, sitting in the sun, barre class, Audrey’s field trip, closing the watercolor class, watching Harry + Meghan tv specials … I guess all of that makes for a full week. Last weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day at our house with 17 adults, 11 kids […]

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15 lovely watercolor-ers to follow on instagram

Instagram. The place where I keep up with family and friends, fellow bloggers, get fashion inspiration, drool over gorgeous homes and darling babies and admire talented photographers. Also, the place where I’m consistently in awe of lovely watercolor artists and their work. I follow quite a few artists on Instagram. Each one has her unique style and […]

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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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Special necklace for mama

I took my little charm necklace off about a year ago. I’m not really sure why. Maybe I just needed a break. This necklace has been with me for almost my whole time of being a mom. I ordered the two little charms when my first two boys were tiny and added more with each […]

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What March Taught Me

I’m keeping up with this year’s goal to document a few of the things each month has taught me. You can read about what I learned in January here and February here. Now for March. March has not traditionally been my favorite month because it usually just rains every day. But this year was a little […]

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14 housewarming gifts anyone would love

It’s that time of year when we get the itch to move (well, not us. We’re not moving anytime soon. But lots of other people get that itch.) Spring is always a busy real estate season with people selling and buying houses, moving into new apartments or rentals, trading up or down and starting fresh. […]

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A friendly reminder from your resident plant lady

I posted this picture on instagram yesterday: It makes me laugh every time. Side note: When messing around with the letterboard, I cut that delicate skin underneath my fingernails on two of my fingers and now they hurt. Oh, the things you do for letterboard-ing. It is no secret that I have a thing for […]

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Friday Favorites

This week our kids are out of school for Mid-Winter Break. Since we haven’t seen much snow this winter, we went east of the mountains to our favorite vacation spot for a few days. There wasn’t much snow east of the mountains either, but that didn’t stop us from driving up as high on the […]

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! My week was half productive, half completely not. Lunch with friends, super hard barre classes, meeting with my spiritual director, napping on the couch, baking, driving to the middle school (twice!) to drop off forgotten lunch and homework, watching that crazy National Championship game, finally packing away all of the Christmas decorations, making […]

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week flew by … the kids went back to school, piano and basketball started back up, and I finally took down Christmas which led to furniture rearranging (my favorite). rug | couch | lamp | coffee table (similar) | x pillow | plaid pillow | leather pillow | curtains Let’s talk about […]

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The best of JDC in 2017

JANUARY We started 2017 with big plans and plenty of motivation to continue updating our new house. A few big projects were finished in January … The unfinished storage space turned studio was an exciting transformation. Once the shell was complete, I got to work coming up with a classic/modern design plan. We moved into […]

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Gift ideas for the boys who only wear athletic clothes

This post is sponsored by Nike When my boys were little, I loved dressing them as sweetly as possible. Fisherman sweaters with those adorable elbow patches, mini flannel shirts, corduroy pants and lace-up leather shoes. Then they got older and all those sweaters were replaced with hoodies, pants were traded in for year-round basketball shorts […]

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