Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans? I am going to be cleaning the hell out of the closets and getting some chores done around the house that have been driving me NUTS. Also, taking some things to the dry cleaner and we’ve got a vintage hi-fi record player that my husband is finally taking into the shop to get fixed. I think I must be full in spring cleaning, fix-it and reorganizing mode. The thing that motivates me is anticipation of that weightless feeling once everything is all done. I don’t know how much time I spend a week getting a twinge of crankiness because I’m aware of all the things I don’t have time to get done. It always makes everything else in life more pleasant when those nagging thoughts have been exorcised. Clutter be gone! I hope your own weekend madness goes well! xx Jen


Don’t forget to check out my swell giveaway with Colette Patterns!

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I bought this shirt in petal pink–it’s dreamy! I used 30% off promo code: LOVEJCREW

Super cute shoes! And on sale.

A sweet striped skirt. A good deal!

GORGEOUS! Such a dreamy bridal lookbook.


A sweet braids tutorial.

If you have to ship a Mother’s Day gift–THIS IS PERFECT. My mom loved it last year.

Kate’s pretty new jewelry collection.

I LOVE the anchor wallpaper.

Tamera’s dream office accoutrements are so lovely!

Fantastic kitchen inspiration.

YUM. Isa posted a recipe for vegan almond poundcakes–looks so good!

MMMmmmm… this sounds like a delicious side dish!




On Friday, April 5, Wanderlust is going to be having a First Friday Party with artist Alissa Thiele. Check out Alissa’s new shop window installation, lovely handmade jewelry and paper products. There will be drinks and treats, too! Wanderlust is at 2804 SE Ankeny St.–MORE INFO.

YAY! Ink & Peat is having a fun Spring Floral Workshop on Sunday, April 7 from 4–7PM. There are limited spots, so email or call 503-282-6688 to reserve your spot! Pam has an amazing way with flowers–you’ll learn so much from her! Ink & Peat is at 3808 N. Williams.

On Thursday, April 4, new Portland shop, Vintalier, will have their grand opening party from 6–9PM. There will be drinks, treats, makeovers and discounts! Vintalier is at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Friday, April 12, Mabel & Zora will be celebrating their 7th Anniversary! Stop by from 3PM—8PM for a fun party with Sephora makeovers, big discounts, personal styling help, locally made jewels, chocolate, Champagne and the launch of M&Z owner, Tiffany Bean’s new spring collection. Mabel & Zora is at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, April 18, from 7–10PM Portland Made Collective is having a big launch part at ADX and you’re invited. Join them to celebrate their fun new venture and Portland makers. Mayor Hales and State Representative, Jules Bailey, will speak and there will be music, food, drinks and fun! ADX is located at 417 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

Photos by one of my favorite photographers, Jacques Henri Lartigue.

6 Responses to “Friday!”
  1. kate says:

    Thanks for including me, Jen!! Have a great weekend.

  2. That fattoush recipe on Not Without Salt is stunning. I need to rekindle my love of salad, it’s so easy to just ignore vegetables altogether when the weather gets colder…also thanks for linking to the blog post about DOMA, what a beautiful read! We’re just about to put marriage equality to the final vote here in New Zealand so it’s rather lovely feeling the momentum on the other side of the world, too.

  3. Inge says:

    Glad to hear I’m not the only one that gets that twinge of crankiness from all the unfinished chores! Especially when working from home, I often have to walk past right the dishes and the dust on the floor and into my workspace, or else I’d never get any work done! Lovely links as usual, love that shirt and skirt!

  4. Jill says:

    Ooooh, I hadn’t seen that photo of Renee Perle before. The second image is a DREAM, too. LOVE Lartigue. Off to check your links now. Happy Easter weekend!

  5. dacy says:

    what a great gift idea for mother’s day – i have one of those moms who always insists that there’s nothing she needs – but she can’t argue with sweet treats!

  6. Greta says:

    Finally got around to clear up the horrible mess on my worktable. T h a n k y o u for the inspiration! Everything feels much better and I am ready for spring :)