Fringe Friday: Week 7

by jessicaturner on March 27, 2015

IMG_3868Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know we have been in the Smoky Mountains this week. We have explored the Smoky Mountain National Park, seen shows at Dollywood, raced cars at Nascar Speedpark and more. It’s our first family vacation here and I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks about what we’ve done, what’s worked and what hasn’t.

IMG_4251IMG_4131We decided to rent a cabin with our close friends the Larsons and have had a blast together. It is so nice to experience this vacation with them – our kids love their kids and life is easy with one another. I have savored the time in community.

Vacation with kids is wonderful, but it’s work too. At Dollywood I didn’t get to go on a single ride because Ezra wanted to eat or sleep on me the whole time. Walking theme parks all day has left me tired. I have had to be intentional about taking care of me during this time.

IMG_4563Being away has given me time to catch up on writing a few overdue thank yous, which has felt so good. (The cards are these from The Fringe Hours collection and they are BOGO right now! Details here.)

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I also started three books this week- Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, The White Queen and I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time. I haven’t finished any of them yet, but have been enjoying each for different reasons.

Lastly, I have squeezed in a bit of writing – here on The Mom Creative (so much good stuff coming this next month!) and in preparation of my first edition of The Fringe, my new monthly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up for it, you should (click here!). It is going to be really delightful, lots of exclusive content not here on the blog and worth a space in your inbox.

The one thing I didn’t do was start my Project Life album, but I am going to work on it this weekend. It’s been a great week. Can’t wait to hear what you have been up to.

Fringe Friday


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NEW Fringe Hours Products – BOGO Sale

by jessicaturner on March 26, 2015

pouchWhen I wrote my proposal for The Fringe Hours, it included a line about a Fringe Hours product line.

It was a pipe dream.
A if I say it, maybe it will be real, sort of thing.

After signing my book contract, I pitched the idea to DaySpring. A product collection that would tie to The Fringe Hours, inspiring women to do the things that they love and encourage others.

They said yes.

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After months of brainstorming, writing and collaborating on design, I received the product samples.

I might have squealed a little.

Today, I am delighted to share the collection with you. These products tie perfectly to The Fringe Hours. From note cards to write in your fringe hours to a pouch to keep sewing or art supplies in, this collection was created with you in mind.

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Also, in honor of the launch, DaySpring is offering a buy one, get one sale on all Fringe Hours products (the lesser priced item will be free) – simply use the code FHBOGO at check out.

Below are all the products in the collection. I hope you love them as much as I do.

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The Fringe Hours – Postcards, Set of 6: $5
I am not normally a big postcard person, but I absolutely adore these cards. Their design is simple and lovely and the messages (choose joy, you matter, live well, etc.) are the perfect way to bring a smile to someone’s face.

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The Fringe Hours – Pocket Notebooks, Set of 3: $6
Little notebooks are my favorite. I have loved them for as long as I can remember. Perfect for my purse, the car, my desk. This set of three notebooks feature bold navy and greens that you are sure to love.

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The Fringe Hours To Do List Memo Pad: $6
This 6×9 memo pad is the perfect size for a to list. I love the blue trim and quote from the book: “To not allow the stress of too many good things to invade our lives and stay our joy, we have to say no and prioritize.”

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The Fringe Hours – Inspirational Journal: $10
The Fringe Hours is all about making good use of your time to do the things that you love. This journal is sturdy and features The Fringe Hours manifesto on the inside cover.

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The Fringe Hours – Encouragement – 6 Assorted Premium Cards: $10
I love sending greeting cards to loved ones as a spontaneous way to encourage someone. This set of greeting cards is an affordable way to reach out and send a hug to someone you love. I wrote each message thinking, what is something I have needed to hear?

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The Fringe Hours – Canvas Pouch: $10
Pouches are an awesome and chic way to keep organized. Make-up, pens, notecards, etc. can all be wrangled together for your purse, an overnight bag or in the car. It’s made of a thick canvas that will wear well.

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The Fringe Hours – Blank Note Cards, Set of 50: $16
Every home needs a block of blank note cards. This big set of 50 cards come in 5 designs (10 of each) and are incredibly versatile. From birthdays to thanks you, this one set will have you covered. The stock is thick and super nice to write on (an important feature for a paper snob like me!). I also love that the envelopes are light brown.

And if you haven’t picked up a copy of The Fringe Hours yet, you might want to buy one from DaySpring. They still have a few of the signed editions!

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Go shop The Fringe Hours Collection sale today. You are going to love these products – both for yourself and to give as gifts.

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Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Review

March 24, 2015

My husband Matthew loves to vacuum. When we received a Shark Rotator vacuum to review, I asked him if he would be willing to write a review because like with our Shark Rocket, I knew he would be passionate and honest. I was right. I think he should do infomercials. If you are looking for […]

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How to Get a Passport for a Newborn Quickly

March 23, 2015

At the beginning of the month I went to Canada for some television appearances for The Fringe Hours. Obviously, since I am nursing full-time, Ezra went with me. He was eight weeks old. My smart publicist said in November, we will want to be sure that Ezra has a passport for the trip. I did […]

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Fringe Friday: Week 6

March 20, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. My big fringe hour project this week was gearing up to get my 2015 Project Life album underway. First about my album plans. Album Plans If you are a long-time reader you might remember that […]

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On Saving, Remodel Projects & Sunny Days

March 19, 2015

We bought our house in September 2012. Since that time, we have slowly been making changes to make it our own and update it from its 80s glory (duck wallpaper anyone?). These changes have happened slowly, as life with kids, full-time jobs and other responsibilities means limited time for house projects. We also are very […]

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The Year of Birth: Ezra & The Fringe Hours

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“2015 is going to be the year of birth. First I’ll birth a baby, then I’ll birth a book.” I don’t know how many times I said those two sentences last year, but it was a lot. And since having Ezra and releasing The Fringe Hours, questions about how having a newborn while launching a […]

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Fringe Friday: Week 5

March 13, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. Sorry it has been so quiet here on the blog this week. If you have been following me on Instagram you know that last week Ezra, my friend Katie and I were in Canada doing […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Class Treat + Printable

March 10, 2015

How is it already almost St. Patrick’s Day? Also, when did St. Patrick’s Day become like Valentine’s Day and kids bring in treats? I don’t know the answer to either of these questions, but I have a quick solution to the treat dilemma. I made these adorable pirate tags (click here to download) that will […]

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Fringe Friday: Week 4

March 6, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. This past week I had two Shutterfly codes expiring – one for a free calendar and one for a free photo book. So one night, I hunkered down and got them both done. It was […]

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