WINNIE JEAN HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP

October 30, 2020

I am so excited to share this today. Ever since closing the virtual doors to Winnie Jean back in December of 2018 I have dreamed of reopening. What better time than 2020?😜 While I am not in a place where I can or want to come back full-time I am so pumped to be able to launch this small pop up. I have worked hard the last month trying to provide a small collection that contains best sellers from the past as well as some new designs I hope y'all will love. This year has been anything but normal and we've been spending even more time at home. I wanted to create a collection that is festive and embraces the coziness of the season. 



The collection will launch at midnight on November 1st and will be available for this month only. While I wish it could be longer I already have realized since working on this small project that it's just not time for me to be back fully. I love this work and when I'm working on a collection it consumes all my thoughts. I found myself frustrated during the day when I had to tend to my normal tasks - dishes, making meals, etc. because all I wanted to do was work on this project.

TOP 10 FAVORITE FALL MOVIES

October 26, 2020

 

I really shouldn't have numbered this list since they aren't really in order and it probably would have been better titled "10 Favorite Fall Movies" because honestly, this list was harder to make than I thought it would be. I didn't have as many favorites this season as I thought I did. But, anyway, here we are! Here's a list of movies that take place during the fall season that I love to watch every year.

MOVING UPDATES & BUILDING PROCESS

October 25, 2020

I can't believe its already been four months since I shared the news that we're building a house! (Above is a rough mockup I did on the 2D rendering of our house.) It has been a crazy few months and while things feel like they're starting to settle down, it will be time to move again before we know it! We met with our builder a couple weeks ago and he said that as long as things keep moving along smoothly with no hiccups we could be in by the end of the year! I'm trying not to get my hopes up incase this doesn't happen but that's nearly impossible! That would be a dream come true!🙏


I've been sharing the progress on Instagram stories but I also wanted to document the process here for my own memory keeping. I did get a few questions on Instagram that I'll answer here first!

BACKYARD REVEAL | BEFORE & AFTER

August 7, 2020

I have been wanting to share this reveal for awhile now but we were still finishing some things up and then we decided to sell our house! It has been a crazy month but our house is officially on the market as of today and we already have a couple showings scheduled for tomorrow. It is very bittersweet.

There are so many things I will miss about this house but this new backyard space is high on the list. The boys would play in the yard of course and they loved the gravel pit but it was not a place we liked to hang out in. Now, it's a different story. I'm so disappointed we won't get to spend crisp, fall nights out here!

THE BEFORE

It was pretty sad. We have a large deck but most of the boards needed replacing and the area below the deck was filled with pea gravel. Along the side of the house was completely filled with river rock. It was so hard to walk on and both areas became weed gardens.