INSPIRATION: HEARTS

I have loved hearts in fashion for a while now! With Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought it fitting to collect some of my favorite pieces I found on Pinterest.

 

 

1     I LOOOOVE this Love Ballad Tunic from ModCloth. I think the versatility of it is limitless.

2     A fabulous DIY design for Heart Print Jeans from My Little Secrets.

3     I think this sweater would be super cute for a casual look with black jeggins and wedge sneakers. Here are some additional angles.

4    I love elbow patches and the We’re Young at Heart Sweater gives a different spin on the standard patch. Another must-have from ModCloth.

5     I’m seriously all about scarves and the whimsical print of this Heart Print Wool-Silk Scarf would compliment any outfit.

6     Elbow patch!! I love how the coral patch pops, a nice design detail on the Little Intarsia Heart Sweater created by Chinti & Parker for Goop (founded by Gwyneth Paltrow).

 

Which pick is your favorite?

BABY SHOWER INSPIRATION VOL. 3


All images (and links) can be found on my Shower Pinterest board.

I’m really loving the combination of this palette lately – soft gray and brown tones mixed with white + the natural texture of paper and burlap + a little glossiness with the gold – rustic, yet sophisticated. It has truly inspired the direction of my baby shower. Even though I’m having a boy, I love how it’s gender neutral and I think it would be lovely for one who doesn’t know the sex of their baby.

BABY SHOWER INSPIRATION VOL. 2

Staying true to form, I’ve created another inspiration board for the baby shower – this one, fun stuff for the guests to do!

Starting from the top, left

1. Special Wishes Cards via Emily Ley //  I thought this would be an amazing time capsule for my little man to look back on and read all the love his family has for him – could be wishes, bible verses or any love they want to share.

2. Polaroid guest book via On To Baby //  I love this idea. I thought it could also couple as a way for my guests to leave me and Shelvie their best baby advice.

3. Block Decoration via Bump Smitten //  In lieu of signing a guest block, guests at this shower signed a baby block. This, by far, is my favorite idea! and.. would be perfect to later decorate the nursery.

4. One-sie Decoration via On To Baby //  I’ve seen a few ways of doing this, check it out here, here and here – this last one being my favorite!

5. Make Your Own Necklace via On To Baby //   This would be fun to do for a sophisticated girl-themed shower!

6. Tile Design via On To Baby //   Hand designed tiles – a nice personal touch for the baby’s room. These would even be nice framed and used as artwork for the room.

7. Baby Bingo via On To Baby //   A fun game to keep the guest entertained during the shower.

8. Rhyming Station via On To Baby //   I love this and think this would be too funny to re-listen to my family and friends flow!

9. Baby Madlibs via On To Baby //   Another fun game to keep the guest entertained during the shower.

10. Custom Perfume Station via On To Baby //   This is another favorite! Perfect for a girl-themed shower.. although, I’m still considering it for my own!

As you can see, I’m in-love with On To Baby – it’s a great resource for shower inspiration (and you should see the nursery inspiration.. I die!). Another great resource for parties is Le Partie Sugar – tons of great pictures to get you inspired! One last website I go-to, after I check out Martha, is Hostess With The Mostess – one of my all-time favorites for party inspiration.

Have any good websites on your go-to list? Due share them in the comments below!

xo

Jessica

SHOWER INSPIRATION

I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t create an inspiration board for everything I do!

So, when whispers of plans for my shower hit my ears, I was all about injecting my two cents.. well, umm.. anyone who knows me, knows that’s a nice way of saying that I kindly took over! haha

My mom, bless her heart, has let me totally take over the details and she rallied in her troops (aka. friends, called in some favors, even got a cherry tree involved) to help make it come to fruition.
pun not intended.. haha

First up, the inspiration board I created for the menu:


all images where collected on Pinterest and can be found on my Shower board

Because I loove breakfast, we decided that brunch would be ideal. My mom and I are getting together on Sunday to finalize the menu – the star, her famous french toast!!

Challah Bread
Raisins
Eggs
Cinnamon
Buttermilk
Nutmeg
Cranberries
Bacon

Mix all the wet ingredients.
Place the big pieces of bread in a deep pan and pour the liquid mixture all over the bread.
Cover with plastic.
Leave over night in the refrigerator.
Bake 375 for 45 min the next day.
Crisp bacon – crumble and sprinkled over the top.

YES.. it IS as good as it sounds!!

 

LOVE LETTER

Excited to take her website to the next level with a complete design overhaul, Katie McKnight was the first to respond to the current JLM promotion. Visions of Pottery Barn, whitewash and the soothing comfort of the ocean danced around in her head.

Before I embark on any new project, I ask my clients to answer a few short questions. I get to know them through the answers, are they short and to the point or do they weave a story out of their words. Katie took THAT to the next level, instead of a word document or an attached PDF, she wrote a four page, hand-written letter, introducing me to the story of her life, loves and desires for her business.

As soon as I held that thick, two-stamped letter in my hand, childhood memories flooded back in an instant. Those long summers I’d spent in Virginia with my grams, writing home to each one of my friends. Pages of yellow-lined paper, catching them up on, what was then, a very exciting lifestyle of water-skiing, pig roasts and learning how to drive a golf cart.. but, I was most excited when I drove to the post office with my gram and she would hand me their response. I knew that inside would be frayed notebook pages, filled with words written in big bubble letters, filling me in on all I was missing back home.

In a world filled with email, Facebook and texting, I loved to feel the weight of each page as I hung on to each word, dreaming of Ms Katie’s new website.