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...jen o'connor's...Artful Adventures & Daily Inspirations

I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

wish I could go to DENVER!!!


Holly Kuhn of Old Glory Antiques - Urban Home + Design and Prince Street Dry Goods has a fab event in the works! Mark your calendar for June 15 & 16, 2012 for the

I wish i could be there this year with Earth Angels and the Art Girls' RoadShow but our calendar of events and appearances is utterly packed for the Spring...

BUT my plan is to BE THERE NEXT YEAR HOLLY!!!!!!!

So stay tuned for more news on our first Colorado jaunt...and in the meantime, please get out there to this fab event for me...

xxoo Jen

Monday, May 28, 2012

chocolate in my kitchen...and me in Where Women Cook...

The new issue is in and I am proud to be included...thanks to my friend JO PACKHAM for the opportunity to welcome readers into my kitchen to share my style and love of all things chocolate.
 (I am pretty fond of polka dots too as some of you have noted...)

It's an 8 page article, but I cannot spill all the cocoa beans here...
As an editor of the magazine I need to tell you all to get out there and buy this issue!



...not just for a peek at my kitchen, but the many others of all those interesting gals included among the pages...including my pal Jaye McLaughlin of "The Life in Your Years Photography" and her Breezy Point beach kitchen in New York City...yes, I just used the words beach and New York City in the same sentence...(it was a fun shoot Jaye -- glad I could share a peek of your space and style too!)



So many shots never make it among the pages...but the story does let you have a super peek and I have to thank Melissa Cruz and Kathy Nuttall for their help on the shoot....

 And remember...love art, eat cake and have fun!

And to those of you new to WWC, WWCook and Earth Angels, additional press coverage on me, the biz, and what I do can be found on the press pages of the site....

And if you need to order a copy of this or any back issues of the mag, remember Earth Angels can ship, just mention this post for free domestic shipping...xxoo
 xxoo Jen

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Special...The Blackberry Briar...



NEW:  SUNDAY SPECIAL...we will be POSTING EACH AND EVERY SUNDAY...
The Blackberry Briar is in Where Women Cook too!!!To say congrats...and share the love


ENJOY FREE SHIPPING on any domestic order for these wonderful candles and sprays, reduced shipping on international orders....



See the candle bottom left...cool!! 

My personal 2 current faves:

Apple Clove...and Lilac Blossoms...

SEE THEM ALL ON THE SITE....mention this post for free shipping...

Thanks to Michelle Sylvia for the honor of working with her to share these amazing, all-natural creations that warm my heart and home...

xxoo Jen

Saturday, May 26, 2012

...ohhh...at the Porch...




 ...our next event is in just 2 weeks at the wonderfully charming 
vintage chic, cottage boutique called Rose Petal Porch...

...and if you have not visited the super antiquing destination of Lafayette, NJ -- where there are more than  40 antique dealers and shops -- this is your perfect excuse to go!



And just so you know what to expect from our Artists' Showcase at Rose Petal Porch, here's a peek at the Porch...I was recently there with my great gal pal Kathy to plan for the event and get a little vintage shopping fix!




Here's a shot of my personal loot...I had been watching that black vase for sometime but had to have it, the book and pillows were presents for friends....


I love Joyce's displays and all the goodies she has at such reasonable prices too...





  


 
I adore the shop where we'll create out Artists' Showcase...here's a peek at the event we hosted there last year... 


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE ON 6/9 & 6/10
Details are on the events page of the site...and visit www.RosePetalPorch.com for directions...
xxoo Jen

Friday, May 25, 2012

the big 2-0...peek at the week...

Link Love with Life Rearranged...linking up to peek at my week in cell-phone shots to share...
this is the big 2-0...#20 of these week in Reviews...
Hope you had a wonderful week too...here it was sheer craziness with our event...more on that in a post later today...

xxoo for all so many of you did to help me get through this week -- anytime we have an event there are many hands on deck for help and support...THANK YOU ALL...

My young friend loves her kitty....

 It rained all week (except on our event a big THANKS to you Momma Nature)...here the umbrella has become a fashion accessory...

 Why are these here already, they usually bloom mid-June, everything is sooo early this year....
 Yes, I have gone and committed myself, or I should perhaps be committed??!! Kickboxing 3x a week, it should be called "kick-your-butt"-boxing.... #$@!%^^!!!!
 There are flowers everywhere I look, and I could look at these flowers forever....my very fave new piece from artist pal Jennifer Lanne presented at the Spring Fling....I am in lust...
 Jo under her "Packham Pavilion"...thanks to Dick and Jen Lanne for the vision and style!
 Ohhhh a new book to devour....Jo congrats on this latest release and thanks for traveling from UT to Saratoga to share in our fun and sign....
 Look at these ladies...love you all...
 The lone bowler....you would never know this place was actually crawling with cub scouts...

 WOW! Nephew Logan is behind the wheel...just last week he was 5, really!!??? Time flies...I think I am gonna have to ask him to drive his old Auntie Jen to the grocery store...I need a chauffeur...
Hope you had a good week too...
xxoo Jen
Earth Angels

event peek...our 11th Annual Spring Fling...

...it is no small undertaking to take the show on the road...
and we did it!!!
The Art Girls' RoadShowrocked the 11th Annual Spring Fling at 
Schuyler Pond Home & Garden this past weekend...



A BIG THANKS TO the artists who particiapted...Krys Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Lanne, Melody Doyel, Marie Pendley, Sue Parker, Laurie Meseroll and Letty Worley...

A BIG THANKS TO JO...Jo Packham made the trip to share in the weekend and hosted both a lunch and breakfast and her story of a NEW MAGAZINE called Where Women Create:BUSINESS (more on that soon)...




....and talked about and signed her new book "The Book of Organization" (yes, we have copies...)





AND BIG THANKS TO my friends who made the weekend possible....Denny and Robin, Kathy, Tess, Sue and Katie...to our host Amanda and her staff, a million thanks too!!!





Here are some of my fave pics of the day...you can see more on Facebook in albums on my personal page as well as the fan page for www.EarthAngelsToys.com...


HERE ARE THE ARTISTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE....

There's the gals and Sal McClelland on the right... 

Nancy Wiley and her daughter, Elizabeth...
 Jo with Chloe and her Mom, Shelly Kennedy of Drooz Studio...featured in the current issue of WWC...
 There Tamara Stopinksi of Tahlulah's Fancy!!!

Sue Parker of Skippy Doodle... 
 Marie Pendley of Derby Blooms...
 Letty Worley of Letty's Bears...
 Melody Doyel of Melody Elizabeth Designs...
 Krys Kirkpatrick...
 Jennifer Lanne...
 Jo Packham...

AND SOME OF MY FAVE ART AND DISPLAYS....

































THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY one of you that attended and cheered us on, supported the artists and made the weekend not only possible, but a success...

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT EVENT on 6/9 & 6/10 in Lafayette, NJ at Rose Petal Porch...

xxoo Jen O'Connor
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