Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and while I’ll be celebrating another year of singledom, I thought I’d help those of you with special someone’s out with some rad gift ideas. I know that I personally would love each and every one of these and they’re pretty practical, not overly mushy, because who wants a super mushy gift they’re going to hide and never use? Not this girl (okay maybe this girl). Oddly enough there are 5 things, but it is not Monday; apparently I just have a thing for giving you lists of 5.

1. Feeling sentimental and have a ton of awesome photos laying around? Put together one of these awesome photo journals for you and your sweetheart to keep building on!

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2. Does your sweetie love plants? This may be the coolest planter I’ve ever seen, I’m completely smitten. (And what’s with the random dog in the background? Cracks me up!)

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3. Have tons of photos but don’t want to make a photo journal? Turn them into custom playing cards!

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4. Love playing games but don’t want to make cards? This gorgeous scrabble set it absolutely worth dying over.

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5. Got a sweetheart who spends a lot of time with a laptop in their lap? This laptop surface is the best one yet. So beautifully done.

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How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? What’s your favorite gift you’ve ever gotten?

Happy gifting!

Jennifer

Five Things Monday – Restaurant Branding Edition

Welcome to “Five Things Monday.” As a graphic designer I thrive on inspiration, I try to look for it and find it everywhere. Sometimes you just need a little pick me up when you’re starting or stuck on a project. Some people need an extra cup of coffee on Mondays, I need a little extra jolt of inspiration (and lets be honest, that extra cup of coffee as well).

To me, restaurant branding is one of the funnest things to explore. I love the process, the back story, the invention, all of it! Here are 5 restaurant branding’s I adore.

1. How cute is this? Seriously. I love the simple white and black with the adorable illustration. Beautiful. (source)

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2. I would love to eat at this restaurant. They make it look so fun to order chicken! (source)

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3. Can’t go wrong with some coffee, ever. (source)

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4. The S is Saloon has me week in the knees. (source)

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5. Monochromatic with stamps and checkered plaid?! Where do I get in line?! (source)

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What inspires you when you have a case of the Mondays?

Happy creating,
 Jennifer

My Week [2014] 5/52

If you didn’t know already, I’m a fan of photos. I’m also a fan of my iPhone so you can imagine that it’s loaded with photos of my life; many of which are shared via instagram, facebook and twitter. So I thought I would bring them to you here in a synopsis of my week according to my phone. Of course lots of things happen that my phone doesn’t record, those things will not be welcome here. So here’s my week according to my iPhone.

My Week [2014] 5/52

ONE: Dave Barnes’ new album is absolutely fabulous. “Little Civil War” is definitely my favorite song. TWO: Cuddling with my baby. She’s so cute. THREE: Playing Bananagrams and watching Silver Linings Playbook with Hannah while she was in the hospital. She’s out and doing much better now. FOUR: Playing Monopoly with Hannah while she recovered at home. We’re all about the sick board games.

Happy iPhone Photo Taking,

Jennifer

Tuesday Tip – #21 – Yoga Poses

Tuesday Tip is brought to you from a desire to increase my knowledge of all things fitness, weight loss and health. My challenge for 2013 is to post one tip a week. Hopefully this will help me in my weight loss journey and others who search to live a more knowledgeable life.

I’m back with more yoga here for Tuesday Tip! I love this guide to poses that I found, I’m definitely going to be utilizing it in my weeks to come.

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What are your favorite yoga poses?

Happy yogaing,

Jennifer

Five Things Monday – Recipes Edition

Welcome to “Five Things Monday.” As a graphic designer I thrive on inspiration, I try to look for it and find it everywhere. Sometimes you just need a little pick me up when you’re starting or stuck on a project. Some people need an extra cup of coffee on Mondays, I need a little extra jolt of inspiration (and lets be honest, that extra cup of coffee as well).

I thought I would take this morning to share 5 recipes with you that I made last year that have currently made it on to my list of “DEFINITELY MAKE THIS AGAIN!” They’re all great cozy recipes, perfect for this never-ending winter days.

1. Chicken Pot Pie with Chive Biscuits – spoiler alert, I definitely used canned biscuits and it was still delicious. (source)

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2. Italian Drunken Noodles – Oh my goodness this was SO GOOD! I could’ve eaten it for a week straight! (source)

Five Things Monday - Recipes To Make Again // JennMann…

3. Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie – This was SO delicious, and froze and warmed up so well. (source)

Five Things Monday - Recipes To Make Again // JennMann…

4. Smashed Potato Salad – I’m really picky about my potato salads and this one is now easily my favorite. (source)

Five Things Monday - Recipes To Make Again // JennMann…

5. Stuffed Red Pepper Soup –  This was an amazingly delicious wonderfully cozy soup. If you don’t like chili or are looking to change it up I definitely recommend this soup! (source)

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What inspires you when you have a case of the Mondays?

Happy creating,
 Jennifer

My Week [2014] 2-3-4/52

If you didn’t know already, I’m a fan of photos. I’m also a fan of my iPhone so you can imagine that it’s loaded with photos of my life; many of which are shared via instagram, facebook and twitter. So I thought I would bring them to you here in a synopsis of my week according to my phone. Of course lots of things happen that my phone doesn’t record, those things will not be welcome here. So here’s my week according to my iPhone.

My Week [2014] 2-3-4/52

ONE: I needed lots of extra coffee this week. Winter is really starting to take it’s toll on me, I’m so over it. TWO: I built a table!! I’ll post the full process soon! :) THREE: Uhura likes to sit in my sweatshirts while I work, she’s the best. FOUR: You can’t name your guinea pig Uhura and NOT get her star trek bedding, hehe. FIVE: Hannah made dinner tonight, so delicious. I feel so spoiled, now we’re watching the Grammy’s and working. Thrilling Sunday night here in the Mannhardt/Lloyd/Moon household!

Happy iPhone Photo Taking,

Jennifer

Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal is this fantastic, analog way of keeping track of every day events, lists and goals. I’m completely in love with it. It’s an absolutely brilliant way of doing things, so much so that it solves all the “I need to put this some where but I don’t know where it fits issues” and makes everything so beautifully organized and seamless.

What’s your favorite way to keep track of your life? Analog? Or have you switched over to an app?

Happy list keeping, 

Jennifer