Monthly Archives: December 2016


Merry Christmas 2016!

December 25, 2016

From my little family to yours… Merry Christmas! As I type this, I’m currently cozied up at home in Maine under a thick knit blanket, tea steaming and Christmas music warbling. I hope this holiday season finds you happy, healthy and with the ones you love. 2016 was a tough yet rewarding year, and I wish you all the best in 2017.

Thanks for sticking with me and here’s to a fabulous 2017!

xo, J


Scenes From My 26th + Birthday Reflections

December 4, 2016

26-3A few weeks ago, I celebrated my 26th birthday. I am officially in my LATE twenties. WHAT!? While I’ve seen more than a few grey hairs appear this past year, I’m really satisfied at where I am in my life and feel like I’ve found my stride both personally and professionally. Of course, there are many many more goals I have set for myself, but I also like to sit back once in a while and reflect on my accomplishments and what better time than a birthday?

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GIVEAWAY: Handmade Christmas Ornaments!

December 1, 2016

luxe-home-decor-8Happy DECEMBER! My annual Christmas ornament giveaway is something that I look forward to every year. I love supporting small businesses at the holidays and even more importantly, I love supporting my dear friends.

Now, here’s all about the giveaway!

This year, my good friend, Kelsey, is generously giving away THREE of her handmade paper + pearl Christmas ornaments! Entering to win is so easy. Here’s Kelsey to tell you all about herself and Paper + Pearls!

Hey, Wink readers! I’m Kelsey, one of Julianne’s oldest friends from the 207. I’m an artist and crafter living in Portland, Maine. I’ve always enjoyed crafting and began repurposing old books after falling in love with an antique bookstore in my hometown of Bangor, Maine. I thrive on the challenge of coming up with new ways to use old things. I started making ornaments and opened my first Etsy shop in 2011. One of my favorite things about running an Etsy shop has been filling custom orders. Customers have sent me maps of places they’ve traveled, copies of their favorite childhood books, pieces of sheet music, and notes from loved ones to fold into ornaments. I love the idea of taking something personal and meaningful and making it into a beautiful, unique product.

I’m so excited to be pairing with The Wink again for our annual giveaway! I am also offering 20% off any order when you use promo code THEWINK between now and 12/9. Happy Holidays!serendipity-1


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That’s it! So easy, right? Three winners of this giveaway will be drawn randomly on Thursday, December 8th. The winners must have a U.S. shipping address. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

P.S. Don’t forget about the promo code at Paper & Pearls! Use code THEWINK to get 20% off your entire order, now through 12/9!