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 we’re being real, cooking for one is always hard. I feel like I am constantly throwing away food. Whole30 helped me get more creative with cooking and eating fresh foods before they went bad. If you want to read more of my tips for successfully completing Whole30, I wrote all about it here. I’ve built […]
I love August, y’all. As it’s my birthday month, I’ve had a fondness for August for as long as I can remember, but now that I perpetually live in the world of higher ed, I love that it means campus will be full again, new students will be starting their journey at Baylor, and the return to […]
The unfortunate truth is this: as women, we have all experienced some sort of feeling of shame about our bodies at one point or another. I don’t like that. I rebuke that. But we live in a fallen world, so it’s true, nonetheless. I will admit to you, then, that the first time I tried […]
If you’ve followed Jolie Joie on social media for a little while, you’ve probably seen a post or two about an upcoming brush lettering class. Maybe you thought, “Oh, that’s definitely not for me,” and kept scrolling immediately. Maybe you paused, thought about it, but decided you didn’t have time for two hours that weren’t […]
Because I was in New York for the beginning of July, my PowerSheets sat untouched for a few days beyond their normal prep time. Last week was my first full week back in the office and the studio, and my to do list quickly spun out of control. So on Thursday night, I threw in the […]
A friend told me early on in my business that I should find a way to incorporate watercolors into my work. I brushed her off with my recurring “I can’t draw, I can just write” line. Now, I still stand by that—but watercolors and writing aren’t mutually exclusive. I discovered watercolor brush lettering shortly after […]
There is just no city on earth quite like New York City. I fell victim to its magic the very first time I visited, and even after so many return trips, the awe and wonder haven’t quite dissipated. This time, though, I got to share one of my best places with two of my best gals, and […]
June feels fresh and exciting and new and I’m thrilled about it. There’s nothing like a new season to reset and jump in headfirst with new goals. This summer is going to be a great one. I can feel it! First, to reflect on May… –Be present. Put the phone down. Made progress here! –Find and […]
Say “yes” and figure it out. “Can you do T-shirts?” “Can you do a table runner?” “Can you make my logo?” These are all questions I faced in Year 2 of running my business. The real answer to all of them at the time? “Nope, I don’t have a clue how to do that.” But […]
“It’s okay to grow slow.” Those are the “encouraging words” I picked as a theme to go back to for all of my May goals. Slow progress is still progress, and I can always use a reminder to slow down. The Lord is working in big, deep ways in my life right now, and as […]