Friday Favorites...and a Giveaway! :)

When I think of favorite things I think of feeling good. So I guess the synonym would be 'feel good things.' Fashion and personal beauty make me feel good...delicious sweets, decorating, vintage things, getting creative...Maybe these things aren't mandatory for living but they're necessary for living well. And being that life can get a bit busy...these things can often take a back seat to simply getting through the day. That's what is so great about blogs, pinterest, flickr, etc... They're all home bases for remembering the feel good things. 

So without further ado, my Friday Favorites:

Starting with this above...
Katie's Pencil Box dress...the color and those polka dots make me melt.

For a while me and Aaron were addicted to scones, and each morning we'd get in the car to find the best in the area. One of our fave kinds to get were Orange Scones!

Life can get topsy turvy and all that. One thing that I think is a bit grounding is to do your nails in a fab way. It's a great accessory and when you look down at your busy hands it's a little reminder of simpler things. I love this Gold Leaf manicure tutorial.

Cottage style furniture...all peely paint and faded color. A well lived in piece of painted furniture warms my soul. I love things with history. Things that are used and used a lot. This piece by Rachel Ashwell  is amazing.

I Love Where Women Create. I love all Jo Packham publications. (It was such an honor meeting her in NYC at the Where Women Cook magazine launch, and getting to spend time with her again when we taught at The Creative Connection.) Getting creative is a must for me, and I hope it is for lots of gals...even those who don't do it for a living. And seriously, one of the biggest hurdles in freeing your creativity is first getting organized. There are so many fantastic and outside of the box examples of esthetically pleasing methods for organizing your creative workspace in this book.

Ok, I hope my favorites made you feel good too! Happy Weekend!
xo Jenny

Ps..... I'm co-hosting a FUN giveaway over at Wonder Forest! Pop over and enter to win an 8x10 print of your choice and some super cute note cards from Row House 14