Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Tea Party

"All you need is love. But a little 
chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. "
                 ~Charles M. Schulz

   We're in the thick of winter right now with heavy snowfall and very cold temperatures so when I get a day with a little relief from the weather I take full advantage of it! Today that meant an impromptu Valentine's tea party! My Mum, sister, and my little niece and nephew came over and we threw together a Valentine's extravaganza complete with pink pom poms, roses, chocolates, mini homemade pizzas, and treat bags! We had a fabulous time together and tomorrow I will spend with my sweetheart. Happy Valentine's day to you and the ones you love! 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Making Magic

"Creativity is piercing the mundane
to find the marvellous." 
                   ~Bill Moyers 

   I started working from home a few years back because of a health problem that made it impossible for me to have a normal 9 to 5 job. It felt like divine intervention that I was introduced to the online world of selling and inspiration around the same time and I embraced it! It took awhile for me to learn exactly what worked for me and to build my own name and style in this universe, but it was definitely an exciting journey. I didn't start out with a special workspace but it became something that was absolutely essential and my "studio" as I liked to call it was born. Now I have everything right where I need it and I know exactly what kind of mood and environment I work best in. I love to be surrounded by beautiful things. They feed my soul and inspire me. You can't be imaginative in an unimaginative space! I also love music and I listen to it everyday while I work or play. I am constantly uplifted by positive phrases and affirmations and I love to read books that help me to be confident and to value who I am. At the moment I am obsessed with Miranda Kerr's Treasure Yourself and Empower Yourself. I choose an affirmation from them everyday to repeat to myself and it helps me to focus on positive thoughts and weed out the negative ones that creep in. These are just a few of the things that help me to be me and to do what I love to do here on Jennelise Rose. How do you access your creativity? 

A list of a few of my favourite songs right now...

Friday, January 26, 2018

Roses and Thorns

"Fill your paper with the 
breathings of your heart."
        ~William Wordsworth

   I remember the first time my Mum let me read her journal. It was like meeting her for the first time even though I had known her all my life. I felt closer to her and through her simple words caught on paper I learned a little about how to live my own life well. It made me want to write the special moments of my days down too if only just for myself and not any future reader. I've kept a journal ever since! Granted not always with real dedication but I have always had one. I think it's important to capture our memories somehow even if you only record a few words or a single picture taped to the page. Those things will mean something to you later that you can't imagine now. I was given a beautiful journal for Christmas from my Mum by Georgianna Lane Photography and what is special about it is the layout. You can divide your day into "roses" and "thorns" and simply jot down the good and the bad that meant something to you. I love this concept! I think the more that we record our blessings and challenges the easier it is to appreciate the good things in life - and trust me there are ALWAYS good things. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Decor Inspiration

"Your home should tell the 
story of who you are, and be 
a collection of what you love."
                 ~Nate Berkus

   The last few months have been a whirlwind of exciting new experiences! My husband and I have now been married for 6 months! How time flies. I am beginning to really feel at home in my new space and getting excited to decorate and bring more of my own presence into each room! I have spent a lot of time planning and looking for inspiration and I thought it might be fun to show you some of that "research". :) You never know - maybe some of my ideas will inspire you in your homes and I would love to know which of them you think I should run with! To begin with here is an inspiration board I made with a few of the ideas I am mulling over...

The very first thing I wanted to do when I moved into my husband's house was buy a mantle mirror for above the fireplace. I simply love that look! I actually tried three mirrors before I decided on the one that I have now (which I will show you in a later post!). This one from Anthropologie definitely started me dreaming...

I love the Trumeau style. I couldn't get away from my love of vintage though and I always felt like I wanted something round like this... 

I also think that curtains are a huge part of making a room look cozy. I was looking for something soft and neutral like this.. 

Or this...

Lamps are something that I looked at online for hours. Soooo many styles to choose from. I ended up liking quite a few. This lamp from Regina Andrews is one of my favourites. But in white or silver? 

Of course this pink glass lamp from Bella Cottage made me swoon...

Art is very important in a home. It adds depth and colour and really speaks to your individual personality. I love Pino...

But I have also been looking at subtle and soft pieces like this one from Studio McGee...

Or perhaps some lovely photography? These are so beautiful from Georgianna Lane... 

I would love to have a beautiful gallery wall too...

Furniture is important because you want pieces that will last and that you won't get tired of. I think everyone already knows that I am drawn to the French style...

I adore this little bureau from French Market Collection!

And of course after you have all of the staple pieces to fit your room you have to accessorize and my favourite accessory for a home is flowers... 

What are your decor ideas?

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