Jill-Smith-valentine-collection-launchCupid says it would make his life a whole lot easier if you’d send out some Valentines this year. Speaking from experience, if a little naked cherub asks you to do something, you do it. My Valentine photo card collection for Tiny Prints found here. And classroom cards for the kiddos here.

Photograph by Rebecca Sanabria who is already taken. Sorry, boys.


Jill Smith Shutterfly magnets
We have an extra refrigerator in our home, lovingly referred to as the “beer fridge”. It’s smaller than a regular fridge and while it’s not ugly, it’s definitely not pretty. And since it’s in our laundry room, I spend quite a lot of time looking at it while I fold little boy underwear. Over the holidays a spark of inspiration struck and it’s stark white front would not be staring at me much longer.

I’ve seen some cleverly wrapped refrigerators that I think are beautiful. Exhibit A. But I ended up going with Shutterfly magnets for 2 main reasons. First, I wanted something that wouldn’t take much time to do. And second, since I haven’t been very efficient recently at printing, framing and hanging current family photos (I reeeaaaaally love family photos) this was a great way to get some recent shots in our home and in our hands. This fridge now makes me so happy every time I look at it. And the fact that our kiddos can talk about each photo, move them around and laugh at them is a huge bonus. I plan to order a handful at a time every few months to keep up with our ever growing and ever changing kiddos.
Jill Smith Shutterfly magnets
PS. It has never looked the same as the day I first put them up in perfect lines. But I like the way the kids have made it theirs too. And there’s always a little pile of magnets on the floor that didn’t make it back up before those little hands moved on to the next exciting thing for the day.

Magnets are 3” x 3” from Shutterfly. I ordered when they had one of their 50% off promo codes.
Photography by Rebecca Sanabria who helped me put all of those lovely things on top of the fridge that are not normally there but looked way better in the photo than the incredibly dusty top of said fridge.

Paul - Wonderful idea Jill, I sure miss all your radiant faces! Love seeing the fun pictures so thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!


Megan - Cute idea! Love seeing all those pictures!! I bet the kids love playing with those!!

Jenny - Amazingly cool and awesome. Like you. xo


“I really regret playing,” said no one ever. Here is where I will share a photo of a moment that could make me happy forever. If you’d like to see all of the photos in my PLAY, PLAY, PLAY series, click here.

{ We put on fancy clothes. We try to sit still and smile. But then this happens. And it’s even better than we imagined. }
Feliz fin de semana everyone!
Photo by Blue Lily Photography.


Brazien Design

If Braizen and I were a Hollywood couple, we’d be called “Brazill” in the tabloids! But that’s not why I hired them to help me with my redesign. The fact is that these guys are masters at creating a feeling. They ooze personality on everything they get their hands on. It can sometimes be a tough game of balance when art, design and communication meet authentic, relatable and relevant. But the folks at Braizen have it mastered. And they’re nice. Collaborating with them gave me more time to focus on product design and to eat ice cream with my family. So, big thanks to them.

Photo by Rebecca Sanabria. Follow her on Instagram here.
Braizen.  And come up with your own tabloid name.

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