5.30.2011

canvas classics.

i want to get my closet ready for summer and the first step is to stock up on a few classic pieces that i can wear over and over again. i am pretty smitten with lands end canvas lately... they have great pieces at affordable prices. i have my eye on a few light sundresses and tops::


happy memorial day!
xo, 
jillian
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5.28.2011

story time.

Growing up I had a few favorite books: Mr. Popper's Penguins, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda all topped my list. i have fond memories of reading the dahl classics in the summertime and building a shadowbox in grade school featuring the little Popper penguins. I randomly told H about the shadowbox and a few months later he bought me a vintage copy of the book :) 

Sooo naturally, I was a little sad to see that Mr. Poppers Penguins is going to be made into a movie...with Jim Carrey. I used to like Ace Ventura back in the day.. but after a string of flops not so much. ugh. I hope he doesn't ruin my penguins!


What childhood books do you hold close to your heart?

xo, 
Jillian
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5.26.2011

barcelona birdies

Judy Kaufmann is one of my favorite illustrators. She has a soft spot for birds, houses, cars, people and other animals. Her prints are bright, fun and unique::
 lady peacock print / peacock and friends / houses and birds print
Oh and did I mention she lives in Barcelona?! And now i cannot stop dreaming about the city and our upcoming trip :) 
birds and color print / viaviavia

You can see all of her work here!
-xo-
Jillian
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5.19.2011

shop crush - {fishs eddy}.

my latest home decor obsession is fishs eddy: the new york shop specializes in dinnerware, glassware, flatwear, and servewear. i love all the unique and classic pieces and i would love to go to a retail store (maybe next time i'm in NYC!)

'clean up your act' soap dish $4.95, carnival tote bag $10.95, white milk cake stand $74.95, take 5 dishtowel pair $14.95


psst: another huge bonus for all of you engaged ladies- they have a gift registry

xoxo, 
jillian
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5.18.2011

pantone love.

while i was shopping at paper source this past weekend i noticed a fun pantone folding chair for sale. i laughed and thought "okay nerdy. but i like it." it got me thinking that there must be other gifts to give all the other pantone junkies. i found a few gems... my personal favorites are the espresso cup set [6], the homemade pantone cookies (what a fun idea!) and that uber impressive art installation (i want to call it pointillism via pantone?!) 

[1] stairs via [2] folding chair via [3] notebook $15 [4] mug $12.50 [5] colorstrology $7.50 [6] espresso set of mugs $50 [7] iphone 4 cover $36

pantone tins $28/each, cookies via, art via


are you fascinated by pantone colors and products? or is it a little too tech-y for you?


xoxo, 
jillian
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5.09.2011

the best

this weekend started off with a huge shock. i got let go from my day job (i worked in marketing at an architecture firm). the company is downsizing and had to make some cuts (an all too familiar story in the past few years). when i left the office on friday with all of my stuff i was bit shaken up. later that night, after a long talk with h and a few bud light limes i started to realize that this unexpected event is just what i needed to push me into a career that really made me happy. i liked my job, loved the people but i really want to focus my time and talents on something that is more design driven. this blog has been an incredible creative outlet, i am so grateful for it and for all of you and i look forward to posting everyday. i want to get more involved in the blogging community and i plan to start offering blog layout and additional custom design services (stationery, brochures, invitations, recipe cards, etc) email me if you're interested in more info.
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a huge thank you to all of you who sent me supportive tweets :) i feel so lucky to have such loving friends and family. happy monday and keep smiling. 

xo, 
jillian
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5.08.2011

happy mothers day.

{that's my momma, me and my little brother nicky}
happy mothers day :) - love you mom!

xoxo, 
jillian
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5.06.2011

friday link love

I awwwwed out loud when i saw this adorable sketch:



And then i promptly repined it to Pinterest. That's right i officially joined (this is old news if you follow me on twitter). sooo i am officially retiring friday link love. sad. but filling that void with lots of Pinterest LOVE (check out the new pinterest button on the left sidebar!)

Do you pin?
-xo-
Jillian
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5.05.2011

blog crawl - cinco de mayo fiesta!

my perfect fiesta would involve fun decorations, a lot of food and drinks, and a really cute dress::
uno: 
decorate your fiesta space with colorful pennant banners, a fun pinata, and creative centerpieces.

dos
eat tasty chicken quesadillas with peppers and chicken and guacamole tostadas 
dip avacado-feta salsabasil guacamolequeso fundido with corn-bread dippers
bake cookies with a margarita cookie cutter and splurge on cupcakes from wild orchid baking company . 

tres
dress in something bright!! [1] [2] [3] and grab a drink!
and don't forget little love notes for your guests. 


besos
jillian

bloggers--it's your turn to link up below and share your fiesta inspired posts!

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5.04.2011

here's to you.

happy birthday the lovely miss audrey hepburn, my favorite fashion icon and humanitarian.  

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are you a fan of audrey? if so what's your fave hepburn film? i always loved sabrina -i remember taking a 'sick day' in high school to see the film with my grandma in the theater :)


xoxo, 
jillian
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