Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Inspiration: Nautical Baby Shower

Happy Wednesday! Today, we're sharing a darling baby shower invitation we designed for a client's niece.

Her niece is expecting a baby boy this December and knew she wanted her nursery to be nautical themed. Our client came to us and knew she wanted something nautical without the traditional sailboats.

At the risk of sounding punny, we had a whale of a time designing this one!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Tip: Stay Hydrated!

Although the cooler weather has hit Athens (yay!), we can't forget to drink at least 64 ounces of water every day. Aside from the obvious - your body is comprised of about 60 percent water - here are some additional benefits of water:

  • it helps keep your skin soft and nourished
  • helps with hunger cravings; if you feel hungry, you're usually just thirsty
  • assists muscle development and repair, especially when exercising
  • serves as a toxin flusher for your body 
See? You just feel better when you drink water! Luckily, we have some pretty cute tumblers that make drinking water that much cooler. Come grab one in the store and drink up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Wedding Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!

Today we're sharing a few photos from the wedding of one of our brides, Betty! Betty and Josh went with a classic invitation suite with a unique twist - because their wedding was on a farm, they opted for their invitation to have an oak tree behind the text.

We think it turned out wonderfully, and think you'll like it, too!

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*images by Victoriya Evich Krudu by way of Molly McKinley's blog. Check out more photos of their wedding here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday Tip: Make Time to De-stress!

Midterms are in full force here in Athens, Ga., and we're here with a Tuesday Tip geared toward our college friends. 

Before you pull all of your hair out, depend on ramen for the week and think, "I'm going to go crazy after this week is over!!", light a candle, set aside 10 minutes for yourself to just relax (no phones allowed) and feel immediately better. 

Above, we share our favorite scents that melt our cares away - for a little bit, at least. 

Happy Tuesday; you can do it! 

All of the candles shown above are available in the shop - stop by for a candle calmer! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Tip: Say Thank You!

Today's tip is about showing gratefulness to loved ones, whether they hosted you for a holiday weekend or sent you what will be your new favorite pair of earrings.

At plainjane designs, our favorite way to communicate our thankful attitude is through a handwritten note. You may be thinking, "Wait a minute. The kind with real paper, a pen and EVEN a stamp?! Yep. We're talking about those. 

We live in a society who communicates via text messages, emails, Facebook posts and Instagram comments - so why do we need to write a note? Two reasons: 

1. The extra time you take in crafting a note, stamping it and handing it to the postman makes it even more evident just how grateful you are for the receiver's friendship and generosity. 

2. When you sit down to write a letter, your notes are often more personal and less harried, producing a sincere and kind thank you note. 

So, next time your friend takes you out to dinner or even if they're just being extra encouraging lately, return the favor with a thank you note! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Inspiration Board: ALL THAT GLITTERS


We're hoping the gilded frenzy never goes out of style. Below is an invitation we created with this inspiration board in mind:

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Tip: Setting the Table

Setting the table correctly can create elegance no matter the occasion, whether it's a dinner party for 10 or a simple holiday supper with a few family members.

We stumbled upon a few brilliant ways to remember how to set a table for a basic dinner party, and one of them came from a plainjane girl herself!

The first way to remember is with the acronym FORKS, courtesy of our girl Emily Post. Think of it like this: your fork goes first, then O is the shape of your plate, followed by your knife and then the spoon. OK so it's really FOKS, but you get the picture.

The second way to remember comes from our graphic designer, Sallie. She said one way she's learned which side of the plate the fork, knife and spoon belongs is with this simple formula: fork has four letters like the word "left", and knife and spoon have five letters like the word "right." Brilliant!

Now that we've learned about the silverware placement, we need to learn where the bread plate and the drinking glass belongs.

To do this, make a "b" symbol with your left index finger and thumb and a "d" symbol with your right index finger and thumb. Bread and butter plate goes on your left and the drink is on the right. Easy as that!

We'll be back next week with another Tuesday Tip!