Javajune's Blog

Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

Things that inspire me, today

So feminine and  fabulous in a boho kind of way. As you know I love boho.  This dress is drop dead gorgeous and I must confess that I put a bid on it. Not sure it will fit me  but I think I could hang it on my closet door and be inspired,  no words except love , love!

Vintage fashion is so classy and inspiring.

Once again I’m in love with this look, the crisp white accented by those dramatic black beads. Found this image at junebug weddings, fabulous!

Dita Von Teese's Vintage Fashion Secrets!

This little number from posh24 is so flirty and fun, let’s do lunch!

Drum roll, please, the most inspiring thing of the day is…

My little princess babies.  Ahhhh, okay I’m ready to start my day!

BTW the company, Stella & Dot, is launching a new jewelry line for little girls, it’s available April 26th.

 Won’t my baby girls look amazing in these? I can’t wait!

Oh and wish me luck on the bid for the dress.

xo-jj

April 21, 2010 Posted by | bad boys, confessions, Hello Miss Manners | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Milo and the peculiar princess

After enduring many days of blowing snow and frigid temperatures Milo’s visit to the crazy kingdom of this and that began to improve. A fabulous party was under way and he was the guest of honor.  He danced, he ate, he laughed and then the moment he had been waiting for came to pass. It was time to meet the peculiar Princess Giselle and her wee under study Fabulous Fairah. He graciously offered his hat to the princess as she inspected his dapper attire. The giggling, the kissing the sugary snacks, it was almost too much for a bug who had spent the better part of his life in Debra’s closet.

Milo with the peculiar princess of  peppermint peak

Milo with Fabulous Fairah, a princess in training

Alas it is time for this traveling bug to head on down the road for a visit to Linda at Lime in the Coconut. His journey will begin after a wee winters nap.

Thanks Debra for sending Milo on this world tour. He will be on his way in a few days.

xo-jj

February 18, 2010 Posted by | Hello Miss Manners, me, should be illegal | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Me with a frosty nose and a cup of Joe

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I bundled up this morning for a frosty walk down the lane.  The sun was fighting its way through the frigid mist on the pond.  What a beautiful way to wake up. Me in my pjs and a long wool coat and high heel clogs (they were handy) trudging down the hill with my camera in one hand and a cup of Joe in the other. Three feral cats from the neighborhood were following not far behind. I felt a bit like the pied piper ( no flute though). As I got closer to the water, I could see the fog lifting and a few geese enjoying a frosty swim. Brrrr…

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I can handle a little frosty weather as long as the sun promises to stick around.

My book is done and I’m waiting for a copy so I can inspect the quality and decide if I want to sell it in the studio. I’ve been working a little at Pottery Barn and yes my cable has been out intermittently. No resolution as of yet. It’s getting old. I’ve been mulling over my Christmas list and thinking about the menu for Thanksgiving. Wow I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. It seems like only a day or so ago I was cheering for spring. Of course I’ve already started shopping for Princess 1 and Princess 2, I just hope there’s money left for the rest of the fam. Tee he…

BTW happy V day

So whats happening in your neck of the woods?

xo-jj

November 11, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, rants | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Just a little silly

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My day started out with a crazy little photo shoot.

I just had to share a little silly fun with you. I hope it will inspire you to have a little fun and maybe even get a little silly this weekend. My little princess loves to strut around the garden in her nightie and tend to the flowers. One of her favorite ways to do this is by spritzing the plants but something silly keeps happening every time she attempts this task.

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I have to mention the jewelry. She insists on wearing lots of babbles while in the garden. So before we head out to the garden she raids my bowl of bracelets. I honestly don’t know where she gets her crazy from 😉

I just follow her around with my camera and try to keep the snickering very quiet because watering the flowers is serious business you know.

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A few other things manage to get wet like the princess herself but  then there is dancing with a few of the other grounds keepers. It was a beautiful day and we took full advantage of it.

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It was truly a wonderful day. I’ll share more of it in a later post. BTW I did go back and get the angel. Now common you knew I would, self control what is that?

Now I really must go get some work done, there has been entirely too much dancing going on around here.

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Have a great week!

xo-jj

June 5, 2009 Posted by | me, photography | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Can you explain unconditional love?

IMG_2625 2She is never hungry, always clean, and never lost, she feels loved always. How can that be? Maybe she’s special like a princess or has some magical guardian angel, maybe she does something really great to deserve such a comfortable life. Maybe… but then perhaps it is something else entirely. Perhaps there is someone who loves her for no special reason at all, perhaps she is a daughter and has a mother with unconditional love. Perhaps that’s true but “why then” she asks, “are there children who go to bed at night with an ache in their empty tummy or a cry that nobody hears?”  

Can we explain the difference between this little girl and the girl who cries alone or feels unloved? Doesn’t every child deserve to be loved?

“Honey we all deserve to be loved!” Says the lady who dreams too much (that’s me).

I want to wish you all a very happy Mother’s Day but I would like to dedicate this post to the children who go without the unconditional love of a Mother. I will be spending the weekend in the woods with family. I’ll see you on Monday when I’ll pass along a very special award that was given to me, stay tuned.

Enjoy this day and every day. You deserve it, we all do!

xo-jj

May 8, 2009 Posted by | family woes, me | , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments