Lane Jones – It would appear that I missed years 2014, 2015, and 2016 of my birthday “To The One” post to you on your birthday… such shame! Though in fairness we’ve lived in and renovated five houses and had a baby over those few years, so maybe you didn’t even miss this silly post that I try to pawn off as a “gift”? Either way, I’m back!
If you were around last week you know that I started decorating for fall like a madwoman. I gave a fugly piece of art a new chalkboard life and I’m loving it so much. I had originally intended to do the big reveal of all the fall pretties today – I know you’re all just holding your breath, right?! – but I’m going to push it to later in the week because I have a few more things I really want to do. And if also I don’t really want the decorating part to be over yet! I thought today it would be fun to start a “fly on the wall” series, to give you some glimpses of real life in our house… the before to our after, if you will. So had you been a fly on the wall at our Jones Sweet Home this weekend you might have seen… VIEW POST
Guys it’s ‘Tini Friday Eve and I am so pumped. This has been a long week. It started with the super speeder ticket – which ONLY cost $325 btw!!! I feel like I made $200! – and it’s been a little grueling since then. Point being, I’m ready for a signature Lane Jones dirty martini. It’s not even so much about the ‘tinis, but the fact that Lane and I just plan on this evening each week to shut the rest of all the garbage out and chilllll. We talk and laugh and solve the problems of the world and reconnect. It’s just fun and usually much needed. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day craziness that sometimes it can feel like after we put Lila to bed, Friday night is the first time we really even look at each other all week.VIEW POST
Happy Weekend people!! I sit here feeling gluttonous and gross because, you guessed it, I finally got my Taco Bell fix. Never in the history of my life have I eaten Taco Bell for lunch, but as we all know, there isn’t a cheesy core burrito to be found once I make it out to Suburbialand, so today I went for it.
Three months ago when I had the light bulb moment for this blog and started building all of it, I happened upon some info about the Haven Conference. It is the largest DIY/design blogging conference out there, and just so happened to be in my hometown of Atlanta. I had already set a target blog launch date of August 1st, and thought that going to a conference a teensy four days after my official launch was insane. But then I thought, “go big or go home.” I decided that if I was truly going to be dedicated to this blog and really make something of it, then the Haven Conference was where I needed to be! I wanted to learn and meet other bloggers. Also the idea of sleeping in a king size bed in a frosty cold hotel room all by myself didn’t really hurt my feelings either.