Jelly Design Studio // Office Tour

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I am so excited for today’s blog post and couldn’t wait to share it with you all! Last week I worked with the super talented Supal from chevrons and éclairs to capture some photos of my shared workspace.

It is sometimes hard sharing an office with a boy because that limits how girly the decor can get. I can’t add confetti and glitter everywhere because that is not what my guy is into. He prefers Iron Man inspired decor and lots of Iron Man artwork. So little by little we made this space work for us. It merges all the things that we both love – I have lots of Disney pieces and he has lots of Iron Man.

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(Side Note: At the beginning of the year we but this jar in between our desk. We add little notes about something special that happens or just something that made us feel good. That way when the year ends we get to go back and see all the little things that we normally forget about. We don’t tell each other what we put in the jar, it will be a little surprise for the end of the year.)

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You can see what things are mine and what is his – and that’s what I love about it. We found a way to merge it all together and I just love how it looks.

Of course the office is usually a little messier (we have 2 extra monitor and lots of random scraps of paper that I leave everywhere) but I wanted to show you the clean side of it all. And I am excited to say that it’s still just as clean a week later. I feel that these photos will always motivate me to keep my desk nice and tidy. At least most of the times. ;)

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Setting up this workspace has definitely been an ongoing project for us because I spend many many many hours in here and so does N. So it has to be a place that inspires us and that we enjoy being in.

We work all random hours – sometimes you can find us in here at midnight typing away or on a Sunday night. So I wanted to make sure the room would be a place that we actually want to be in. And after so many years of sitting in a sad little cubicle – I wanted to make sure this room would reflect the things we love.

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It is our room for work, crafting, random projects, and even to just relax in. The decor constantly changes to keep things fresh and exciting – but I do love how it all looks at this point and hope it always evolves with us.

I hope you have all enjoyed this little tour of the Jelly Design Studio & A Design Geek workspace. And a very special thanks for Supal for capturing such amazing photos of this little space. :)

Photographed by chevrons and éclairs

xo,
Meli

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My Insta Weekend: 04.21.14

Little Mermaid Ears

My Guy at Disney

Magic Kingdom

Extra Large Easter Egg at Disney
P.S. – That’s a real chocolate egg. All edible. It was part of the amazing Easter Egg display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

After a stressful week I was glad the weekend arrived. The Hubby and I got some well desired R&R. We had plans for going out on Friday night and realized that what we really wanted to do was order some pizza and watching movies. :)

On Saturday we pretended to be Disney tour guides with our friends who just got their Annual Pass for the parks. We shared random little tips (like the best times for rides/restaurants) and also shared some random Disney facts. So much fun!

So hopefully this week is a little less crazy – that way I can share a very exciting post with you that I worked with my blog friend Supal. :)

xo,
Meli
Photos by Blush + Jelly

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My Insta Weekend: 04.15.14

Hot Cocoa on a Friday Afternoon

Shirts and More Shirts

Busy Sunday

Disney Outfit

Beautiful Sky - Epcot

This weekend was all fun. Even the part where I had to take photos and edit images for the new apparel section on A Design Geek’s site. Yeah, it was a good amount of work but I have to admit that it doesn’t feel like work when I get to work next to N. :)

And I am a strong believer in the “work hard, play harder” motto – so after a long day of work and adding new items to the shop we got ready and went to Epcot for some fun. Plus, it gave me an excuse to wear my new favorite shirt.

xo,
Meli
Photos by Blush + Jelly

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide & UncommonGoods

Tea Times and Scones

Today I partnering with UncommonGoods to talk about a couple of important things: Mother’s Day, good business practices, and scones.

Ok, maybe scones aren’t that important but it’s still going to be talked about.

So last year Mother’s Day was a bit of chaos for me – I ordered her gift sorta late and it got there extra late. She definitely deserves better than that. So this year I am getting into Mother’s Day earlier to make sure we don’t repeat that big mistake.

I wanted to make sure that her gift this year was extra special, and I really feel that UncommonGoods is the place to go to for something special for my Mom. And I love how they have so many gifts that can be personalized, it really makes it extra special.

UncommonGoods Gift Ideas

You can find more gift ideas for Mom over on UncommonGoods.

Baking for Mother's Day

I love their mission and the type of business they are – a “B Corp” which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Not a bad way to run a business. ;)

UncommonGoods focuses on working with talented (and oh so amazing) designers and artists – and most of their products are made here in the USA, which is so uncommon these days. Plus, they offer “Studio Tours” over on their blog so you can read more about the designers and their inspiration.

One gift that I couldn’t resist getting my Mom were these super cute “Zenguin” mugs (it’s Zen Penguins, cute right?). My Mom and I have this crazy love for cute little penguins so I know she will love them. This year she’ll be in town so I want to make her gift extra special with something that I make. As we both love a good cup of tea and a sweet treat I know she’ll love a fresh batch of blueberry and lavender scones with a warm cup of earl grey tea.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Blueberry and Lavender Scones
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon lavender syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  3. Cut the stick of butter in small cubes, make sure the butter is cold. Add butter into dry mix and mix on medium speed until you have chunks in your mixture. If you are not using a mixer just use you hands and really mix it all in together.
  4. In a small bowl whisk the sour cream, lavender syrup, and egg. Slowly add the mixture into the dry mix. Mix in blueberries. Do not over mix.
  5. Dust flour on a clean surface and knead until dough forms a ball. Pat dough into a square about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Cut down into 4 even squares. Then diagonally cut dough to form triangles.
  7. Place scones in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from sheet and let them cool on a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy with a warm cup of tea.

 

Zenguin Mugs from UncommonGoods

Have you started planning for Mother’s Day?

xo,
Meli
Photos by Blush + Jelly

Disclaimer: I received 1 set of mugs to review and keep. All opinions are always my own and do not reflect the company.

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Style // Swimsuit Season

Swimsuit Season

In Central Florida it already feels like summer is creeping in at full force and I am not 100% sure how I feel about that.

The main issue with summer in Florida is that it really makes going to the theme parks hard for me. Cause the second it gets outside I become a 5 year old child on the brink of a temper tantrum due to the heat.

Poor N has seen me in my “it’s way too damn hot” meltdown so he makes sure to always keep cool and hydrated.

A good solution to keeping refreshed in the summer heat is going to our local pool. Last year we just ended up going twice during summer (which is so sad as we live 2 minutes aways from a pool) – but I am going to make it happen more often this year.

Especially after I found so many cute bathing suits (both one and two pieces) over on Mod Cloth.

1. “Snack Bar Beauty”
2. “Red Hibiscus”
3. “Beach Blanket Bingo”

Are you getting ready for some beach or pool time already?

xo,
Meli
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