illustrated watercolor valentine via seejaneblog shopWe had a new idea for Sela’s valentine’s this year – she modeled for me, and I took her picture then turned her into an illustration. I also did a little watercolor, then we scanned, and printed on yardstick to make them into cards. This was the funnest project. And now her cards are little Sela’s! We just added some of her favorite treats in red and pink, and a little leather tie. wha-la! If you happen to have a little hipster who would like these too – the download is available in the shop.

girl hipster style via seejaneblog
hipster valentine printable via seejaneblog shop
illustrated valentines via seejaneblog
TOTES HIP printable valentine via seejaneblog
Hipster valentines with labradoodle photobomber via seejaneblog
Totes HIP valentine with labradoodle photobomber via seejaneblog
Illustrated watercolor hipster valentines via seejaneblog
Totes hip hipster valentine via seejaneblog
Hipster valentine via seejaneblog shop
All photos by me,


valentines day in our home

February 15, 2015

minimalist valentines day home decor via seejaneblogAs each holiday approaches I find myself craving more and more simple traditions. Less decorations, less focus on what we should buy for people and an increased focus on the time we have with those we love. In the past few years I’ve had numerous conversations with friends about this – tell me what you think…

minimalist valentines home decor via seejaneblogIn my twenties, after getting married and starting a family, I had this inner urge to consume STUFF. Whether it was furnishings for my home, decorations for holidays, kids toys and gadgets… I collected and purchased stuff like Gus from Cinderella collected cheese. I couldn’t wrap my arms around the items I was bringing home. I was prone to overspend with anything I could easily convince myself I needed.


laptop valentine

February 9, 2015

laptop valentine card printable via seejaneblog shopIt’s hard to give out valentines cards when you are in sixth grade – you want something cool and more mature, something unique, a card that shows your style. So this year when I kept thinking about my techy son, and his obsession with the Beattles I kept trying to think of how we could combine the two…

I finally went to the store and stood in the candy aisle attempting to create something techy when I finally had the idea to create a laptop out of a Trident pack of gum! I liked the silver packaging on the ends that help the appearance look like a real macbook. Considering the fact we are apple fans in our home.


Succulent valentine.

February 9, 2015

love succs valentines tags via seejaneblogSometimes, love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and someone in your life might enjoy a smile based on honesty for valentines day… So, choose your favorite succulent and attach one of these gift cards found in my shop HERE!

I could have made an endless supply of options for the gift tags, but narrowed it down to “LOVE SUCCS” – “LOVE DOES NOT SUCC” – “BEING YOUR FRIEND SUCCS” and “BEING YOUR FRIEND DOES NOT SUCC” I’m positive we each know someone who would like one of these. Brighten someone’s day with a succulent!
succulent valentine printable via
succulent valentine tags download via
Graphic design by: Lovely Lindsay,


friends, i have a real valentines date tomorrow night. {!!!!!!!!!} i don’t think my husband has been in town for valentines day in over a decade. and technically, he won’t be here this year either, he goes out of town early that morning. but. we have a real date scheduled for valentines eve… at a swanky restaurant, with friends! and i plan on wearing heels. this is big time. do you have plans?

the season of love is in full swing around our home. check it out:

antlers with heart garland via seejaneblog

valentines day around the house via seejaneblog

DIY yarn wrapped canvas via seejaneblog

heart doily garland via seejaneblog

valentines chalkboard with pom pom garland via seejaneblog

valentines day antlers via seejaneblog

spread the love peeps!


DIY yarn-wrapped canvas

February 12, 2013

creating change. since i took down my christmas decorations i’ve been craving change. something new. specifically: a new large piece of art. so, this is what i did:

i picked up a 36″ x 48″ white canvas with my 40% off coupon from JoAnns. i chose some new thick wool yarn in an almost-ombre selection of colors + red, and started wrapping my canvas! the red was chosen in honor of valentines day.

DIY yarn wrapped canvas via seejaneblog

all you need:

  • canvas
  • yarn
  • scissors

DIY yarn wrapped canvas supplies via seejaneblog

when the blizzard came to town, i had plenty of time to wrap yarn around a canvas!