I might be an accountant by trade, but I’ve got a whole lotta words to share with you around here! You’ll find everything from treasured family recipes to lettering tutorials, from my preferred pens and paintbrushes to the must-sees in my home sweet Waco, Texas.
Pull up a seat and stay a while, friend! I’m so glad you’re here.
If you’ve planned a wedding, you know the importance of having a good calligrapher on hand. But who says you have to get married to have cause for a little extra flourish? I believe that there’s something worth celebrating every day, and custom calligraphy is the perfect way to make a day (any day!) feel […]
I’m stuffing my mouth full of chips and queso as I type this, and that meal was preceded by about 18 mini Kit Kats. We are starting from the very bottom here, people. So if your excuse is that your diet is too far gone to be salvaged and shaped into a Whole30-compliant one, I […]
If I had to use a cliche to describe the manner in which I’ve released products up to this point in my business, I believe the best one would be “flying by the seat of my pants.” During the Jolie Joie days, there was really no rhyme or reason to items I put out into […]
When I look at all I’ve learned and experienced in the first 65 days of 2018, I should be exhausted. God’s doing some huge heart work, rooting out a lot of lies and fears I didn’t even know I had. I think somewhere along the way I finally stopped trying to figure out the next […]
And just like that, here we are. January was challenging and exciting and reminded me of all the goodness I’d been missing out on at the end of 2017 when my prayer life had pretty much bottomed out. I have learned and am continuing to learn a LOT about prayer, and my biggest takeaway is […]
I might’ve been a little less bold in my January goals if I’d known how heavily and actively the Lord was going to work on me through them. But, then I’d be missing the point, so instead I’m closing January out with more gratitude than I could’ve ever imagined. God’s answered some big prayers this […]
I’m going to be honest with you, friends. 2018 looks a little messy and hazy still. The start of a new month, and certainly a new year, get me all giddy and hopeful, and this January 1 is no exception. But I have a feeling that there is still some major work to be done […]
November was an absolute whirlwind. As I sat down to prepare my December goals, I realized I hadn’t marked any progress past the first week of November. That’s what CPA studying and week-long work trips will do for you! I knew November would be a bit of a wash. I focused on the key things […]
Someone asked me recently what motivated me to continue to invest time into this little lettering business of mine. I quickly rattled off some classic Enneagram 3 answer about loving the ability to be in control of every aspect of the business. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized that control […]
October?! Gracious day. Where has 2017 gone, y’all? I’m going to keep this short and sweet. My calendar in October is full of BIG, GOOD stuff, but that means I have to hone in *tight* on the right things. I’m keeping my goals for this month as simple as possible to keep me focused on […]