February 28, 2013

inspiration board: scoutmob

So... have you guys heard of Scoutmob? I'm officially addicted to this site. Scoutmob is a site that hand-picks local artists from around the country and sells their stuff all in one place. The artists are pretty amazing and their stuff is very high quality. Here are some of my favorite things right now:


1 // Rainy Day Wall Clock - iluxo Jewlery & Design
2 // Fox Slash Tail Hoop Earrings - Vinca
3 // Somewhere With You Print & Michigan Constellation Print - Sibling Design
4 // Water Drop Earrings - Folia Design SF
5 // Atlanta Coasters - Neighborwoods
6 // Mint Logo Wood Print iPhone 5 Case - BlissfulCASE

February 27, 2013

sponsor love: hobby, dream, passion

Here are my lovely sponsors for February! It's been so wonderful to have you all. :) This month I asked them to share with us one hobby they have, one dream they're running towards, and one cause they are passionate about. I loved reading their answers! My answers would have to be - Hobby: Creating art. // Dream: To work full time with Savannah and have a family! // Passion: Inspiring and encouraging others to fulfill and live out their dreams!

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Allie of Between DreamsHobby: Writing and Photography. Makes my soul sing! // Dream: Leaving the corporate world to become a writer, photographer, and life coach. // Passion: Helping people realize their dreams so they can live out bigger, bolder, and more radiant lives. (va-va-va-voom!)  Blog // Twitter



Beth of Until Only Love Remains - Hobby: I love to craft & write letters and send notes in the mail! // Dream: I would love to build a house with my husband. // Passion: My passion is people. Investing, valuing, encouraging, and enjoying.  Blog // Facebook


Savannah of Maiedae - Hobby: Photography. This year, I'd really like to work with lighting and develop skills in taking killer portraits. // Dream: Running a full-time graphic design business with my amazing business partner (THE Jenny Highsmith!) ;) I'm so excited about what this year will bring! // Passion: Living well. In 2012 I started becoming super passionate about healthy living and taking good care of my body as well as inspiring others to do the same. Blog // Facebook


Maddie of Madalynne - Hobby: My hobby is easy to pinpoint and takes no hesitation for me to admit - I sleep, live, and eat sewing. // Dream: My ultimate dream would be to own a sewing studio where I could pass the knowledge that I have learned though the years to others. // Passion: One cause I am passionate about is passing it on. I have been granted amazing opportunities and I want to pass on what I have learned to others. Blog // Facebook


Ruth of Isn't That Sew - Hobby: My favorite hobby is most defiantly sewing! // Dream: A dream I am running towards is to design, create, and develop Isn't that Sewing patterns for the home sewer. // Passion: I am passionate about health and wellness. Particularly, the Paleo lifestyle. Blog // Facebook


Leah of Unearthing WordsHobby: I love drawing characters from my novels as they appear in my head. // Dream: To publish at least 3 books this year! // Passion: Creating fun, epic fantasy novels for young adults and adults to enjoy! Website // Twitter



Amanda of Amanda K. By the BayHobby: I love to spend time in the kitchen! // Dream: I would love to move to Seattle soon. // Passion: Mental health. Blog // Pinterest


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Thank you so much for sharing, lovely ladies! Are you interested in sponsoring Jenny Highsmith? Rates are low - sign up below! :) 


scout chases his tail

Drew and I gave the kitties a bath last night and poor little Scout didn't recognize his tail because it was wet. Hahaha. For your viewing enjoyment.


February 26, 2013

things i've learned: living well

Source // Source

My health journey has been an interesting one. Sometimes I joke around with the ladies at my 9-5 job that sometimes I feel like I'm in a 70-year-old body. And not necessarily because I haven't taken care of myself, but mostly because I was way too rough on my body when I played sports. Now, the past 3-4 years, I've not done the *best* job at putting good things in my body and exercising, which has only added to feeling like I'm much older than I actually am. :) 

For a long time, I've been discouraged at ever getting back into good health. Every time I've tried, it seems something puts me down or stops me from accomplishing anything. Whether that's been money, time, energy, availability, physical limitations, you name it - it's been an excuse. For the past few months, however, I've been really trying to take a look at how I can better take care of my body. No excuses. 

This brings me to the past few weeks. A few weeks ago, I found out that I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Many of you may know what this is, but I'll give you a brief overview if you're unfamiliar. PCOS is a disorder of chronically abnormal ovarian function and abnormally elevated androgen levels that effect a woman's ovulation. When the doctor told me this, I was immediately scared. Many of you may also have PCOS (or some other related health condition) and know the fear I'm talking about. I was scared of infertility, of the higher risk for diabetes and heart disease, and for what this meant for my long-term health. My already increased awareness for living well skyrocketed and I knew I had to do something. 

Now, you may think that being diagnosed with PCOS is a horrible thing. But, for me, it has been the exact opposite. It has been a blessing. A difficult blessing, but a blessing nonetheless. In all of this, I have three HUGE things to be thankful for that I want to share with you:




1. A FRIEND

So, after I found out I had PCOS and got really freaked out, I contacted a dear friend of mine who also has PCOS. She talked me through my fears, insecurities, and questions. She reassured me. She gave me tips and advice. She was an incredible blessing. One that, without, I might have become hysterical.

If you have PCOS, I hope you know that this is part of why I decided to write this post. I want to be that friend if you don't have one. Or at least direct you to some resources that have been helpful to me. I debated for a long time whether or not to post this for many reasons. But, ultimately, I knew that I needed to open up and share this part of my journey because there might be one person who needs a friend that can relate.


2. I REGAINED MY DISCIPLINE FOR HEALTH

Having PCOS means that, because I'm more prone towards diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers, if I want to have a full life, I need to take really good care of myself. This means a strict and limited diet, good exercise, and plenty of rest. Exactly what I need. It has been an extreme blessing to have this kind of kick in the butt.

I feel like I can relate to the purpose behind this quote from Kris Carr's book Crazy, Sexy, Diet - "Many patients have told me, 'Being diagnosed with cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me.' A skeptic might reply, 'What are you, crazy?' To which they might hear, 'That's what it took to get my attention to begin changing my life in ways that have made it so much more joyful and meaningful.' Not that we look for illness or suffering, but sometimes, for reasons that may be a mystery, there it is. What we do with it makes all the difference in the world. Even when we can't be cured, we can be healed, becoming more whole."



3. SURRENDER

Every dream I've ever had, I've had to - at some point in my life - surrender over to God. Trusting that He is the one who controls the course of my life. And He is the one who gave me the dream in the first place. The biggest dream I've ever had is to one day be a mom. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a mommy just like my mommy. I loved babies. I wanted to take care of them, nurture them, hold them, comfort them. I knew that part of my main purpose was to raise a family - that it was a deep part of who I was.

With the threat of infertility that comes with PCOS, I've had to surrender that dream completely over to the Lord. This is a wonderful, but very difficult thing. But one I am extremely thankful for. I know that if I don't surrender this dream over to God, that I will be holding back a part of me from Him. I will be demonstrating that I don't trust Him - that I don't think He is able to handle or *fix* this as well as I can. And I will be putting myself as Lord over my life. Instead, this is allowing me to say to Him, "Whatever your will is, Lord, let it be." And I know that, no matter what, His best is always better than mine.



SOME RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN HELPFUL:


  • PCOS Diva - This website has been such a helpful resource! Amy has meal planning tips, dinner ideas, and loves to answer questions! She is an expert and is very focused on making sure that you take care of yourself.
  • Crazy, Sexy, Diet by Kris Carr - Savannah gifted me this book and it has been a wonderful help to training my mind to think differently about food and health. Kris' inspirational story and motivational voice are so encouraging!
  • Oh She Glows - I've been trying to find more sugar and carb-free meals and Angela has so many wonderful ones to choose from! It's hard to find something I don't like!

My hope is that this will encourage you in your journey towards living a more full, healthy life. Hopefully you can find the hidden blessings in your own life and become more whole.

February 25, 2013

about you. about me.

So, lately I've noticed some new beautiful faces out there!!! I wanted to shout out a warm WELCOME to you if you are a new reader. I'm so glad to have you here. It makes me so joyful to read the comments and emails that you lovely gals send my way and I am still in awe that you guys are truly interested in what I have to say. I am honored and so excited to have such a wonderful group of readers :) For those of you who are new, I wanted to put out a list of "must reads" from the past in case you were interested in catching up. The basics that you need to know are:

  1. I am a 25 year old gal living in Georgia, but originally from Tennessee.
  2. I was married last summer to an amazing man named Drew. My mom and I had a blast putting together a DIY barn wedding on a budget --> Check out our wedding details here.
  3. I co-own my own graphic design business (Maiedae) with my best friend, Savannah
  4. I have 2 kitty cats (Ranger + Scout) who love to snuggle and are constantly making a mess.
  5. I love to paint, draw, sketch, doodle, and create! I wanted to be a portrait artist or interior designer growing up. I ended up being a graphic designer... close enough, right? :) --> P.S. I have an art shop on Society 6. 
  6. I love to help others reach their potential in life. I love helping to equip and encourage others toward accomplishing their dreams and passions.
  7. One day I would love to volunteer part-time as a women's or marriage counselor.
  8. My blog's name was originally "Pulchritude Fest", but I changed it last year to my name. Read about why here.
  9. If you are a blogger, you should come to the Maiedae Mixer on June 1st! See our announcement post here. Tickets are going on sale March 1st and we are only selling 50 spots. So make sure to put it on your calendar! I really can't wait to meet you all!!


RECENT ENDEAVORS + THINGS I TYPICALLY POST ABOUT:




BLOG POSTS YOU MIGHT WANT TO GO BACK AND READ:


What are a few things you'd like to tell me about yourself? ALSO - if you haven't entered the giveaways going on right now, there is still time! Enter the $150 Gap Giveaway here and the Clinique Giveaway here

February 24, 2013

what i wore this weekend

Leather Jacket - Gift (My mom gave it to me in 8th grade!!) // Shirt Dress - Thrifted // Black Undershirt - Target // Cableknit Leggings & Geometric Bib Necklace - Forever21 // 5-Fringe Boots - Minnetonka

Hello, friends! I hope you had a restful weekend. Drew and I were pretty busy, but had a wonderful time with family, friends, and mentors. I've been a little extra emotional this week, so it was nice to see people we love :) Speaking of love, I love this outfit! It's probably one of my most comfortable outfits - and I love when I can be comfortable. It's been a little warmer here, which I love, but I'm the kind of gal who's probably going to wear boots until May.

I told you earlier last week that I was taking Elizabeth's e-course "Style Yourself" as part of a way to spend some time loving on myself and having fun figuring out my style. It also helps me to be intentional about doing outfit posts :) So far, I think I've found that I do really love comfortable clothes. They make me feel cozy and safe. But, besides that, I really love exploring unique layers or making an outfit out of something that didn't seem to be useful anymore. I also noticed that I don't take many risks in my style, which I would like to change. Or at least try to be more daring and explore fun textures and color combinations. Anyways... I'm having a lot of fun! :) And that's what matters!

February 23, 2013

feature + giveaway: amanda k by the bay

Today, I have the pleasure of bringing to you Amanda of Amanda K. By the Bay. I met Amanda right after I started blogging and have loved her ever since! She has the cutest blog, is a makeup specialist, and is always posting great recipes and cute outfits. If you've never checked her out, now is the time, my friends! I was able to ask Amanda a few questions about who she is and why she blogs. Listen in and then join us for a special giveaway!


TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I'm a recent college graduate (psychology major) and Clinique consultant living in a small town about 2 hours north of Seattle. I live with my boyfriend of six years, Tommy, and our kitty Atticus (who we sometimes treat like a baby). I love drinking coffee like it's going out of style, watching Arrested Development, baking things when I should be going to the gym, and singing loudly, alone in my car. I hope to soon attend grad school in order to have a career helping people live happier and healthier lives. 

WHY DID YOU START YOUR BLOG?

One day I was looking at old pictures on my computer, and realized I didn't have that many! I started my blog soon after as motivation to better document my life and pursue photography as a hobby. It quickly grew into not only documenting life, but sharing my interests with other bloggers (food, style, pretty things, and the Pacific Northwest). I love how kind and supporting the blogging world is. I have met so many wonderful and inspiring ladies! 

FAVORITE POSTS? 

One of my favorite posts is definitely not the best or most polished, but it reminds me why I started my blog in the first place. It's simply a post about Tommy and me visiting a few breweries and hanging out by the ocean for a day, titled "Some beer by the bay." It was such a fun day, and I'm so glad I now have that day captured in a blog post. My other favorite post would be my recipe for Red Curry Coconut Milk Soup. So, so yummy! 

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Other blogs, Washington state, Pinterest (duh! haha), magazines, lazy mornings, my kitchen, and empty closet space. 

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY FROM AMANDA

Amanda is offering to giveaway Clinique's new Chubby Shadow Stick for Eyes in "Lavish Lilac" and Clinique's *best selling* High Impact Mascara in "Black" to one lucky winner!! Enter in below to win. 



*Giveaway will be open until March 1st. A winner will be selected shortly after and contacted via email. If the winner doesn't respond within 24 hours, a second winner will be selected.

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Thank you so much, Amanda, for being a great blogger friend and for being the feature sponsor this past month! If you're interested in being featured on my blog or hosting a giveaway, visit my advertise page or contact me for more information.

Also, if you haven't entered in the $150 Gap gift card giveaway, you still have time!

February 22, 2013

from the husband: veggified tilapia

Okay, guys! I have a special treat for you today. My husband, Drew, has agreed to contribute a series to my blog that I'm calling "From the Husband." Not long ago, I realized that I would love to post recipes and gardening tips, however, my better half is the real cook in our house, the funny one, and the expert on growing things. I am typically killing our plants and burning our dinners. So, instead of me pretending to know what I'm doing, Drew is going to be creating some posts on recipes and plant life for your reading pleasure. I hope you enjoy!

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Hello, blog world! I’m Jenny’s husband, Drew, and I am afraid that you all know a lot about me already which feels a little bit awkward, but such is life. You may all be wondering why you’re hearing from me and not my beautiful and significantly more interesting wife. Jenny told me she would like it if I wrote a couple posts for her blog and I thought if it makes her happy, I’ll do it. You just all have to promise that you won’t un-follow or defriend or #tweetnasty because she posted something I wrote.

I am under the assumption that most of you who are reading this are probably artistic, talented, polite individuals with a free spirit and warm heart (i.e. not much like the current author). But worry not. I have been told that a post on target shooting, biological process, ecology, aquariums, corporate sales tactics, and misunderstood dog breeds would probably not be what the followership of this blog is interested in. However I have found one area where I might be able to offer something!



FOOD! Let’s face it. Food is awesome. It doesn’t matter if you are right wing or left, classical or rock, refined or rough, or smart or… well … not. Good food makes us all happy and sometimes gets us to shut up long enough to remember that we are all just people and that we have far more in common than we will ever have that is different. People always poke fun because I am always the LAST one to finish a meal. This is because I view meals as an activity designed to connect us to each other! Usually this means I am chatting up my friends at the table, making jokes, or enjoying the people I am eating with, and occasionally forget to keep feeding myself. Frequently I end up in the embarrassing situation of noticing I am the only one left with food on my place and end up having to stuff my gullet as everyone is leaving the table to avoid being left behind.

Now the reason for this post! Good food. Currently one of my favorite meals is one of the easiest I have ever made, is healthy, and delicious! This meal (see a really pretty picture courtesy of my darling wife) is simply baked tilapia. Yumm! So are you ready for the first easy part of this? Here are the ingredients:
  • As much tilapia as you and your friends, loved ones, or guests are willing to eat :)
  • 1 bell pepper...or 2 or 50. Get as much or as little as you’d like!
  • Red onion, again the amount is your preference
  • Tomato
  • Salt, pepper, butter


That’s IT! Can you believe it?! Now before I go on I should clarify one thing. I am typically not a ‘recipe’ guy. I usually cook by feel, taste, and smell. To me, recipes are cute suggestions that are intended to be changed, manipulated, and otherwise adapted to your taste for that day! That being said don’t expect specific measurements, but I will try and make this dish as recreateable (#newwords) for you as possible.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400ish degrees (like I said, this just feels right).
  2. Put the tilapia on a lightly greased baking sheet and hit em with a little salt and pepper. I put 2 thin slices of butter on each fillet but hey if you like em lubricated, lather em' on up. Then put them in the oven.
  3. Dice as much of the red onion, and bell pepper as you’d like. Feel free to add whatever other veggies suit your fancy. Garlic, corn, and chopped celery are a couple of good choices but what the hey, go nuts! (unless you have a nut allergy in which case going nuts would not be advised).
  4. Once the tilapia have been in for about 8-10 minutes pull em out and flip them CAREFULLY. They’ll try and fall apart. Cover them with your chopped veggies of choice and stick them back in for round 2.
  5. After about 5-8 minutes or so check the fish. If it easily falls apart when you pull it with a fork and it is an opaque white on the inside it’s done! If you’re a stickler with fish, cook the tilapia to 155-160 degrees, but in my opinion you’re losing flavor. Anything that you would ever worry about is good and dead at 120-125 but I like mine at about 135-140. This keeps the fish juicy and tender without over cooking it. 
Well, now you can plate it and add the sides of your choice! I like to garnish the tilapia with a few slices of fresh tomato.

Well, that’s it, folks. If you made it this far you are a good sport and I appreciate your ferocious dedication to reading this post. If this goes over well maybe we’ll try another recipe. I do have this cheesy, garlic, spinach & pasta dish that is super yummy. And there is this great thing I just discovered called top ramen. Those easterners sure know their freeze dried noodles! Remember, meals = love and love on those that enjoy the time at the table with you!


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Thank you, Drew, for this yummy recipe!

February 21, 2013

giveaway: 150 to the gap

I am so excited about this giveaway!!! Beth over at Until Only Love Remains teamed up with me and a bunch of sweet bloggers to bless someone with a $150 gift card to one of my favorite places ever - the GAP.  

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The giveaway will close on February 28th at midnight MST. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email, however,  if you do not respond within 24 hours then a new winner will be chosen. Good luck to you all!!

February 20, 2013

special announcement!

Image Source // Design by Jenny
I am so excited to let you all know that Savannah and I are proud to announce that we are now offering custom WORDPRESS blog design through Maiedae! *Jumps up and down with joy* We've dreamed of  expanding our graphic design services for a while now and have been working hard over the past few months to make it happen. One of our desires was to hire someone who is an expert at developing Wordpress sites so that Savannah and I could spend more time designing. Luckily, about a month ago, we found Natasha. She is amazing, smart, and incredibly talented at what she does. We sat down with her over coffee and told her our dream of expanding to Wordpress and she was thrilled to jump in.

Maiedae is getting to the point where every day is surreal. So many hopes and dreams are actualizing and we find ourselves with our jaws on the floor quite often. All the love that we have poured into Maiedae is sinking in and producing really yummy fruit. We have loved working with customers who use Blogger and are excited to add Wordpress to our graphic design menu. Woohoo!!!

DISCOUNT FOR FIRST THREE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP

Part two of the special announcement is that we are offering a $200 discount to the first three lovely people who sign up for a design. All you have to do is contact our lovely assistant, Leah at leah@maiedae.com to request details and pricing. The first three to commit to a design package will receive the $200 discount!

February 18, 2013

i'm gonna style myself

Recently, I've been trying to love on myself more - speaking positive affirmation, eating healthier, painting my nails more often, and taking outfit photos. Last week, I came across this wonderful e-course that Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky has created. I love Elizabeth's style and, since I'm trying to be more intentional about my style, I decided to try it out! I'm halfway through and LOVING it. Not only is Elizabeth down to earth, but she presents the e-course with a healthy perspective on body image and some really great resources! I definitely recommend checking it out :) All her e-courses can be found here.



So, here starts my journey to delighting in discovering my personal style! I think that what we wear changes how we feel about ourselves. If I don't get ready in the morning, I notice a difference in my attitude and productivity throughout the day. I feel tired, unmotivated, and greasy. Not to say that we don't sometimes need a "pajama day", but I am definitely more myself when I take the time to pick out an outfit that I like and get ready. I'm excited to explore the styles I've been attracted to - sometimes classy, sometimes eclectic, sometimes bohemian - and take the tips Elizabeth has given me to really expand my wardrobe and enhance my style.

Ready? Here we go!

February 16, 2013

what i wore on valentine's day


Boots - Minnetonka // Eyelet Dress & Navy Cardigan - Forever 21 //
Chambray Top & Nude Tights - Target // Heart Necklace - c/o Style Lately

I wore this outfit for Drew's and my date to the Red & Green Steakhouse earlier this week. The heart necklace and the light pink eyelet dress added the perfect touch of feminine without overdoing it.  I love layering, especially when I can make a summer sundress "winter-wearable" :) I actually bought this cardigan months ago, but could never find the right thing to pair it with. I love it when things finally come together :)

February 14, 2013

my valentine's date

As I promised, here's what happened yesterday. So, I'm not a huge Valentine's Day fan, but I am a huge romantic. So when Drew told me two weeks ago that we were going somewhere special on February 13th, I got really excited. :) First, because I absolutely LOVE when Drew plans things for us and second, because we don't eat out much which makes it more fun when we do.

Now, I have this love//hate relationship with surprises. At first, I love them because they say to me,  "Jenny, let's be fun and spontaneous together! You're going to love it even more when you find out and are surprised." 

But then, my type-A kicks in and hates it saying, "You can't plan if you don't know what's happening. You could hate it. You don't want to be disappointed, do you?"

To which I reply, "But, I really want to be surprised and it's going to be great! Drew is always really romantic and sweet and loves me so much it will be awesome no matter what."

So finally, after my battle with Mr. Surprise, we got on the road and Drew told me we were headed to the Red and Green Brazilian Steakhouse. It's one of those places that you can eat all the meat you want. You get a card that is red on one side and green on the other. If you leave it on the green side, they will keep bringing you meat and food, but when you turn it to red, they stop. So we sat down, ate at the salad bar, opened a bottle of red Brazilian wine, and turned our cards to green. And left them there. FOR FORTY-FIVE MINUTES!!!!! Until we were laughing from the combination of red wine and protein overload.



Then, we came back to our apartment and watched One For the Money with Katherine Heigl - I love her. It wasn't the best movie, but it was romantic and more girly :) Then, we danced to good ol' Frank on the record player and called it a night. I love that we went out the night before Valentine's because it wasn't crowded at all. My sweet husband did a great job planning a fantastic date!

TONIGHT, we are doing one of my favorite things - We are taking the mattress off our bed and move it into the living room, watching more movies (we really like movies), eating snacks, and cuddling the kitties. :) I love it!!!

uniquely you: love the little you

For Valentine's Day, Savannah inspired us to write love letters to our little selves. She was inspired by Kris Carr's quote, "Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. she’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self."

I wanted to share with you what I wrote to little me.




Dear little Jenny,

Don't ever lose that big smile and joyful heart. You are full of life and you will bring that life and laughter to others. Life will bring many struggles, but never loose the joy in your heart. You are strong and can withstand a lot more than you think. Just remember that God has given you a deep purpose that is worth living.

You have the capability to love others very deeply and unselfishly. Be patient and don't get too caught up with boys too early. Heed your daddy's advice and protect your heart. You won't fully understand until you're married, but trust me. Your heart is a precious gift and one worth protecting. 

It's okay to be silly and unique. Don't fear what everyone else thinks of you. The popular kids won't like you many times, but that doesn't matter in life. Be different and creative. Your eye for beauty and passion for art will become part of who you are. 

Love,
Grown up Jenny

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So go ahead and write a note to little you today! Love yourself - you are unique and precious.

February 13, 2013

inspiration board: terrariums

I apologize I've not posted anything in the last few days, but I've not been feeling that well. I've been under the weather and have been overwhelmed with work - neither of which is a good combination. Trying to get a lot of work done while trying to recover from being sick is not fun (or helpful to recovery!) I have had plenty of opportunities to practice having a positive attitude, though! One of the things on my "Excited / Thankful About" list is my date with Drew tonight. I don't know where we are going, but he's promised it's going to be fabulous! So of course, I'm in suspense trying to figure out what it is we are doing :) I'll be sure to let you know tomorrow! *pinky promise*

I know not everyone is in a relationship around Valentine's Day, but we're all in love with terrariums! So I am dedicating this post to terrarium / succulent inspiration.

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February 8, 2013

valentine gift ideas {for him}



GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM

  1. Lab Test Games // Uncommon Goods
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies // Lindsay Landis
  3. Beer Soap // Uncommon Goods 
  4. Saddle Leather Earphone Case // Pottery Barn
  5. Victorinox Swiss Army Knife // Pottery Barn
  6. Portable Ping Pong Set // Uncommon Goods
  7. A puppy playmate :)
  8. Lip Stick Art // A Beautiful Mess
  9. First Kiss Punch // A Beautiful Mess
  10. Wooden Bowtie // Shop Good

valentine gift ideas {for her}



GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

  1. Constellation Pendant // Carla de la Cruz
  2. Leonora Red Scarf // Bellissima
  3. Amethyst Heart Ring // Moorea Seal
  4. Six Stacking Infinity Knot Rings// Uncovet 
  5. Today I Have Loved You Card // Sparrow Nest Script
  6. Diana Mini & Flash // Lomography
  7. Premium Juice Extractor // DASH
  8. Will You Be My Otter Half Card // The Little Matters
  9. Donut Hole Breakfast Skewers // ValSoCal
  10. May Your Valentine's Day Be Sweet Card // Bubby and Bean

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