One year blog anniversary

This month marks the one year anniversary of my blog (woo hoo) and I’ve actually run out of space, thus the infrequent posts here lately.  I’ll be working on getting more file space soon so I can keep posting about stuff I’m lovin’.  Thanks to you guys who read and check in with my little blog; it really does keep me going!  Here are some of my favorite posts from this last year:

DSC_0306tilecoastersasian pear martiniface vaseNOLA anythingdipIMG_6652butterdishbwDSC_0090gltrplteDSC_0006chair redoDSC_0016DSC_0004DSC_0355DSC_0028Let me know If I’ve forgotten any of your favorite posts!  I’m super excited about this next year.  My goals are to really learn to use my camera and improve my photography skills, learn editing in photoshop, find more things that really inspire me, and as far as crafts/diy goes, I want to make more art and keep improving my sewing skills. I just think it’s such an incredibly useful skill to have.  Cheers to whatever comes next! JessicaDSC_0261 _Snapseed



Weekend Instagram: Bishop Arts district

Me and Instagram get along.  I find a lot of inspiring photos out there from regular folks who find beautiful moments and things everyday.  Here’s a few of my favorites from this weekend where we spent an afternoon at the zoo and a fun evening in the Bishop arts district in south Dallas.  It’s probably my favorite area of Dallas because it’s super funky with tons of great bars and eclectic restaurants, boutiques and people.  This was the first time I took the hubs there since I discovered it a few years ago while working in the area.  I’m pretty sure he loved it and all the different beers on tap at each place we stopped.  If you’re in Dallas check it out for sure; it’s on Bishop and Davis streets in Oak Cliff right off 35E south.  Lemme know what you think!dallas zooMcCaws at the Dallas zooIMG_8300Coveted couch at Tilman’sIMG_8240Bar at Tillmans with a funky wood cut out wallIMG_8299Tillman’s roadhouse grill, awesome place for drinks and eclectic dishes like goat cheese and truffle tater totsIMG_8242His (‘Velvet hammer’) and Her (‘Ginny’) drinks at OddfellowsIMG_8246Funky cafe, OddfellowsIMG_8245Cozy bar at Whitehill ExchangeIMG_8298Street musicians on BishopIMG_8292Jeans sculpture art
IMG_8289Window display for a vintage storeIMG_8297Art at Ginger Fox galleryIMG_8293‘Laughing Willow’ boutique window display
IMG_8266Enos pizza tavern IMG_8290Bishop arts districtIMG_8294‘Dirt’ looking through the window

Cute succulents at ‘Dirt’IMG_8295More succulents at the store ‘Dirt’ in Bishop arts district
IMG_8291Me + Bishop arts wall muralIMG_8288Calypso + coffee after our exciting weekend

For more Instagrams look here, here, here, or here. Here too. Follow along with me for more pics on Instagram at Jesshm28. Have a super day!