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)
When we moved here seven years ago I could not for the life of me understand why anyone who lived in Jacksonville would want to live anywhere other than where Lane and I ended up. It was the perfect little spot, nestled safely in an established residential area, with downtown 15 minutes to one side, and the ocean 10 minutes to the other. “Across the ditch”, as we say here in Jax, (which means on the other side of the Intercoastal bridge from the beach) and a mere three minutes from Target and basically any eatery you could imagine. It should have been our FOREVER HOME, right?
Cut to seven years later and we are smack-dab in the middle of minivan mecca, without so much as a Taco Bell for an available dining option past 9 p.m. So why did we do it?
Oh there is just so much to share on our home tour and lots and lots of renovation stories to tell, but all in due time! For our first stop on the JSH home tour I’m so excited to take you through one of the happiest rooms in our Jones Sweet Home, the Princessory, a.k.a. Lila’s room! This room is bursting at the seams with love, and almost every single thing I look at in here has some special meaning that makes me smile.
little majorly obsessed with organizers and planners. I could never find one that I love and that fits exactly how I use it, so about two years ago I made my own out of a mini-binder and some inserts from Office Max. It had a good run, but I recently realized that I’d used the poor thing to the point of near disintegration, so I was on the prowl for new ideas. Enter the $1-$5 section at the entrance of Target. They got me again!