What I wore to Blog Party

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Blog Party | What I Wore

I wanted a new outfit for our first official Blog Party, plus our bloggers sure are a stylish group! I went to my local Anthropologie, my go to store, and asked the store manager to pick out some outfits for me. She came up with a ton of brilliant options (I ended up getting more than one outfit) and I went with the colorful summery one. I love the way the colors photographed and I felt comfortable in it the whole time. The pieces are versatile and I’m excited to wear them different ways for other occasions.

Blog Party | What I Wore

Blog Party | What I Wore

Photos by Simone Anne of We Are Adventure.us

What I wore:
Fluttered Silk Cam in Mango
Blockprint Pencil Skirt in Multi
Quimara Layered Necklace in Multi
Michael Kors Berkeley T-Strap in Nude

 

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Blog Party Box

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Blog Party | Party Box

I am so excited to share what was inside our Blog Party Boxes. We had a very talented group of sponsors contribute some great products for our bloggers to enjoy, take a look!

Blog Party | Party Box

Social Print Studio gave us customized bookmarks with a special discount code just for our bloggers. I made customized hand blocked Furoshiki wraps to wrap the boxes with.

Blog Party | Party Box

Lindsey of Pennie Post gave us these adorable vegetable-themed stationary sets. She was also able to join us at Blog Party to mingle with the bloggers!

Blog Party | Party Box

We each got bags delicious vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free cherry almond granola made by Nicole of Sweets Simply. Some of you may be doubtful of vegan sweets but Nicole will definitely make you a believer!

Blog Party | Party Box

We had a repeat sponsor, Lilikoi Design + Letterpress, who gave us these great Northern California love letterpress print. They also did a giveaway at Blog Party for custom letterpresses business cards.

Blog Party | Party Box

These cute mini scoops were given to us by Sucre Shop. I’ve used mine to scoop candy, lavender and even sugar for my tea. They’re just so perfect!

Blog Party | Party Box

Casey at Ebba shared bottles of my absolutely favorite perfume, Miss Marisa – I wear it everyday. We got perfectly appropriate party-themed temporary tattoos from Tattly. And Darling Magazine gifted each blogger with a free digital copy of their latest edition.

Blog Party | Party Box

Traci of 45 Wall Design was another repeat sponsor who gave us these amazing screen-printed Jotters in a variety of prints.

Blog Party | Party Box

We got the best British candy in a variety of flavors from Fiona’s Sweetshoppe. Flavors included Sherbert Lemons, Jelly Babies, Strawberry Bonbons, Licorice Allsorts, Wine Gums and Cola Cubes. Yum!

Blog Party | Party Box

Buluchu, another repeat sponsor, gave us this great dark coral backpack to giveaway during the event. It definitely deserved the oohs and aahs when we revealed it!

Blog Party | Party Box

Lastly, Bradford of Xumma Cola, brought a couple cases and helped pour whiskey + Xumma drinks for our bloggers all evening.

Blog Party | Party Box

Blog Party | Party Box

We’ve been told the Party Boxes felt like Christmas came early so we’re quite pleased! Tell us, what were your favorite items in the Party Box? What companies would you like to see in future boxes?

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ASMBLY Hall + Dear Creatures

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J for Jamie | ASMBLY Hall

I know what I’m doing this weekend. Going to my new favorite store, ASMBLY Hall, in San Francisco for the Dear Creatures sample sale! I first learned about ASMBLY Hall on our way to the Cherry Blossom Festival. I picked up the Dear Creatures Mojave Maxi Dress that I love and get so many compliments on when I wear it. This weekend, there will be a sample sale where everything will be $15 – $50. If you’re in the city this weekend, stop by and pick up some adorable pieces for yourself, I will be there on Sunday!

 

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July Blog Party

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Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

We threw our first official Blog Party this weekend! Social Print Studio hosted us in their beautiful and eclectic office in San Francisco – around 30 bloggers and a few Blog Party sponsors joined us for the fun. Thanks to Simone Anne of We Are Adventure.us, who photographed and captured the evening beautifully. All of the photos can be found here, but here’s a little recap.

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Our amazing caterer, Andrea of Bakin’ Bits, created a colorful spread of salsa bar toppings so the bloggers could build their own chips and salsa bowls. She also made some delicious desserts and drinks that were the perfect and light for summer.

Her menu included, Heirloom Tomato Salsa, Tomatillo Cucumber Salsa, Peach Pineapple Chipotle Salsa, Melon Mint Salsa, Strawberry Jicama Basil Salsa, Shrimp Mango Salsa, Corn Black Bean Roasted Red Pepper Salsa, Guacamole, Cotija, Passion Fruit Mousse, Mini Coconut Cakes with Marshmallow Frosting, Rosemary Lemonade, Cucumber Water

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Nicole of Sweets Simply sent us some amazing vegan, gluten + dairy free double chocolate brownie bites. I can’t believe there’s no milk, butter, or eggs in them – she’s crazy talented!

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

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Bradford, the creator of Xumma Cola, brought over a few cases of Xumma and a couple bottles of whiskey. Lucky for us, he stuck around to serve up drinks – they were oh so refreshing!

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by Jamie Wong

 

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Each blogger took home a Party Box full of goodies from our talented sponsors. Social Print Studio even set up their live printer for us, anyone who used #spsblogparty on Instagram during the party, got a printout of their photo! We also did 2 amazing giveaways – a beautiful backpack from Buluchu and a set of custom letterpressed business cards from Lilikoi Design + Letterpress. Because what would a blogger event be without a couple giveaways?

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Blog Party | Photo by SimoneAnne

Of course, the whole point of Blog Party, where bloggers and creative companies can meet and mingle – and our bloggers and sponsors did just that. It was so fun to watch new (and old) connections and friendships form. I think the Blog Party group photo is a new tradition. Also, doesn’t everyone just look fabulous? We sure do have a stylish group of bloggers!

 

All photos by Photos by Simone Anne of We Are Adventure.us + Simone Anne Photo

 

 

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Southern California

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J for Jamie Blog | Southern California

Whenever we go down to Southern California, we try and see as many friends and family as we can. We only had a couple days so we squeezed in quite a few activities aside from the wedding. For our weekend trip, I decided to give the Bare Minerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation a try. It’s light and stays on so well, just like the powder foundation I normally wear. The best thing is that it doesn’t feel cakey, feels natural, and stays on all day – even in the warm Los Angeles heat. I’m definitely hooked! Here are some highlights from our trip.

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

We drove down with our 6 year old nephew, Henry, who had quite and adventure with us! We spent the night at an Air BnB (Henry’s first time!), ate delicious Mexican food and looked for seashells on the beach.

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

Before the wedding, we met up with Henry’s two sisters and their mom (Chris’ sister). We went to the aquarium to see the fishes and then had lunch by the water. We love seeing our adorable nieces and nephew – I mean look at those eyes!

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

After Santa Barbara, we drove to Los Angeles where I met up with some of my favorite girlfriends. We had a picnic and wine at the Hollywood Bowl and danced to the Robyn and Royksopp  concert. Such a lovely and much-needed girls’ night out!

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

Before heading back up to San Francisco, we stopped and had coffee with my friend Hailee and her adorable daughter, Harper. We walked around one of my favorite streets in Los Angeles, Abbott Kinney, and did some window shopping. 

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Mark and Jen’s Wedding

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J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

Happy 4th of July everyone! We’re still recovering from our busy trip down to Southern California and now we’re busy preparing for the Blog Party that’s in ONE week! It’s been quite a week but here a couple of my favorite photo booth pics of us from the wedding of our beautiful friends, Mark and Jen. We’re getting pretty good at this wedding photo booth stuff – we call ourselves the Wedding Club. Congrats you two!

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | So Cal Weekend

J for Jamie Blog | Mark and Jen Wedding

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Pennie Post

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J for Jamie Blog | Pennie PostOne of my favorite things in the whole world is receiving thoughtful mail. These days, unfortunately, personal mail comes less and less often. Pennie Post is bringing back the thrill of receiving mail in an adorable way! It’s is a monthly stationary subscription service that sends you three new stationary items a month (brilliant right?). Pennie Post is the brainchild of the talented designer, Lindsey Chin-Jones of Elsie J. Lucky for us Pennie Post is a sponsor for the July Blog Party so our bloggers will be getting some of the stationary from the Pennie Post line!

Here are some words from Lindsey about Pennie Post - I’ve been designing invitations and cards for my company, Elsie J for many years. Specializing in mostly wedding and party invites and I wanted to create something new that centered around everyday stationery greetings. Thus, Pennie Post was born. Pennie Post makes it easy for people to send that birthday card or thank you note since items are delivered to your mailbox on a monthly subscription basis. Plus, it’s always fun to receive little surprise every month!

J for Jamie Blog | Pennie Post

J for Jamie Blog | Pennie Post

 

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Enter the Blog Party Giveaway!

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J for Jamie Blog | Blog Party Giveaway

 

I ordered my Printstagram book from Social Print Studio and I love having my favorite Instagram photos in one book. The quality of the paper is great and I chose to have my pictures ordered randomly so it’s fun to look back on the last 2 years and see how much has happened! I plan on printing a book every year with the previous year’s Instagram photos. Lucky for us, Social Print Studio is giving away a custom Printstagram Book and Printstagram Magnets to celebrate the next Blog Party on July 11th that will be hosted at their headquarters in San Francisco. And to make the prize extra sweet, we’re throwing in a free ticket to the event! It’s so easy to enter, you can see all the different ways below, and you can enter once a day with the Twitter option. And if you’ve haven’t already done so, RSVP for the July Blog Party here because there are only a few tickets left. So tell me, have you entered the Blog Party Giveaway yet?

Feel free to share this giveaway on your own blog by using this link. This giveaway is open to US readers only and ends on June 30th. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.

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The Torrez Twins Turn 2

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J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

I can’t believe these little babies are two already. It seems like yesterday we were celebrating Hazel and Eli’s first birthday and now they’re talking and running around! We celebrated with their families in a beautiful backyard in Oakland with delicious Mexican food and of course, a drum circle dance party. I just love watching these two little ones growing up!

J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

J for Jamie Blog | Torrez Twins 2

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San Jose Printers’ Fair

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J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

I’ve been taking a 12 week long letterpress class at Foothill College in Los Altos. One of the classes was a field trip to the San Jose Printers’ Fair, put on by the San Jose Printers’ Guild at History Park. Chris came with me and we spent the Saturday being type and print nerds. The fair was held in History Park which has a printing office full of old printing presses which they let us play with. There were also exhibitors selling everything letterpress-related including actual letterpress machines, old wooden and metal type, printing ink and stationary. I’ve learned so much about letterpress the past couple months so it was great getting to talk about all things letterpress with some really passionate printers!

J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair
J for Jamie Blog | Printer's Fair

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