Here in Northeast Florida we are in PANIC MODE, y’all! Looks like a hurricane’s a’comin! Quick let’s make a hurricane kit… clear the shelves of toilet paper, paper towels, milk, eggs, water, and batteries… and Bud Light!VIEW POST
A few summers ago I got the bright idea to buy and renovate a 1947 bungalow a few miles outside of downtown Jacksonville. This house was a real trash pail when we bought it, but I was in love with the bones and incredible details of it. When I saw Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra record covers on the walls of the garage, and a cast iron claw foot tub in the back yard I was done. I had to have it. VIEW POST
Happy ‘Tini Friday! I had an extra cup of coffee and am feeling ambitious, so I’m sneaking in one more post this week. This is the first in a series I’m calling “JSH Baby Time” about pregnancy, labor/birth, and the first year with a baby. If this is not your deal, tune out and it won’t hurt my feelings, but I’m doing it because I WISH that when I was pregnant I had been able to find a blog where someone who’d just been through it laid it all out there and said “this is the no bullsh!t version of everything that you need and everything that will happen”, so hopefully this will help someone who is in the same overstuffed shoes that I was in about 20 months ago. This first post is mostly a reminder for myself about how to survive being a pregnant person, should we ever be brave enough to have a second little crumbsnatcher. It took me far too long to figure out most of these tricks, so here’s the cheat sheet version of Secrets to Survive Pregnancy for sweaty, swollen, beautiful preggies everywhere!
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
Sighhhhhh. I did it again. And I wasn’t even in a hurry. At this point in my life I honestly don’t know how many speeding tickets I’ve gotten. Maybe ten? Maybe that’s not a TON for sixteen years of driving… maybe it is? I don’t know. I’m so far deep in this Super Speeder thing that I can’t see the forest for the trees anymore. 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.
I am not a baker. I am not a chef. I have anxiety attacks in the grocery store. I am very lucky to be blessed with a husband who is an amazing cook, and one who enjoys doing it. That being said, I WILL take on an occasional baking project when I’m feeling very brave, and when it came time for Lila’s first birthday party, I was ready for a challenge! Because it’s been her “theme” since day one, I just had to have some Bird Themed Cupcakes!VIEW POST
I’m so excited for our next stop on the JSH Home Tour, our kitchen remodel! I’ll show you how it looked the very first time we saw it (ew), the behind the scenes of our demo and reno, and how it looks at this very moment. It is so gorgeous that I am almost inspired to cook in there!
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.
The 90’s Beauty Renovation story below was written in April of 2014, we purchased this home in October of 2012. The people who renovated this house are members of an elite squad known as the JSH reno team, Katie and Lane Jones. These are their stories. (GAVEL SOUND)