November 24, 2015
by Jessica


I am so excited because we are heading to Norwich, Vermont again this year for another Friendsgiving! You can read about our trip last year here. I really wish it was going to snow again, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. :( However, I am still really excited for chilly weather, making new friends/catching up with old ones, warming up by the cozy fireplace, apple cider mimosas, watching endless youtube videos/playing games, going to the nearby towns and of course…lots of eating! Packing has always been a struggle for me as I feel like if I don’t have my entire closet, then I won’t have anything to wear. It’s hard for me to plan outfits! But since having Evie, I’ve been better about packing since I have to make sure her bag is packed each time we leave the house. So here’s what I have so far…What I'm Packing for Thanksgiving in Vermont // Oh, I Design Blog What I'm Packing for Thanksgiving in Vermont // Oh, I Design Blog What I'm Packing for Thanksgiving in Vermont // Oh, I Design BlogWhat I'm Packing for Thanksgiving in Vermont // Oh, I Design Blogone // jcrew cocoon coat (the one everyone & their dog owns) ;)  two // goorin bros. felt fedora hat  three // zara turtleneck sweater  four // chambray shirt (similar to this one)  five // jcrew black quilted puffer vest  six // buffalo plaid scarf  seven // (I pulled the trigger on the boots!!!) sperry for jcrew shearwater buckle boots  eight // deWolfe billie bracelet (I got it embossed with Evie’s birthday)  nine // wandertruck black & brass stud earrings

pause. I have to tell you how much I adore Wandertruck. I recently met Laura, the founder of Wandertruck, online and I have loved getting to know her and her travel boutique. Yes, you heard me right…travel boutique! I can’t wait to attend one of her events or find her on instagram and see where she is that day. She has so many things I want and the bonus? Her curated products are American-made. I love my new black & brass studs…and you will see a couple of other items below!

Untitled-1ten // (sorry for the blurriness) farmaesthetics face cleanser  eleven // organic bath co. enhance face oil  twelve // follain lip balm  thirteen // follain one love organics eye cream  fourteen // wandertruck ceramic water bottle  fifteen // wandertruck cordito leather cord wrap  sixteen // wandertruck leather tote bag in camel

Also, Laura at Wandertruck was so kind and wanted to extend a promo code to you guys  to receive 20% off until 12/15/15. Just enter the code: OHIDESIGN20

Where are you going for Thanksgiving?!

November 23, 2015
by Jessica


jonathan adler x oh i design blogI had such a blast at our Jonathan Adler Sip & Shop Event! It was so fun to gather some friends + new friends in the store, sip some champagne and look around at the fabulous Jonathan Adler store on Newbury St. There are so many perfect host + hostess gifts in the store for the holiday season and I have rounded up my favorites below!
jonathan adler x oh i design blogThese pillows have been on my wish list for awhile now! One day ;) Also, sorry for the blurry photo – I am certain apple makes the older iphone cameras worse with each upgrade. So a new phone is going on my Christmas list! Any tips for making the iphone 5 take better photos? I have tried cleaning the lens but it doesn’t seem to help – maybe I need to do a better job? Anyway… :)
jonathan adler x oh i design blogHow cute are the ladies at the Jonathan Adler store for putting my family in the place card holders?! Haha Bella definitely needs a spot at the table. :) Also, I went home with that gold zebra stacking dish and this amazing holiday candle! Thank you to everyone that stopped by Jonathan Adler and the amazing JA team that put it all together! jonathan adler x oh i design blogone // marseilles coasters  two // pipe strike match  three // gold zebra stacking dish  four // nixon alpaca throw  five // turner frame  six // dora maar vase  seven // brass tic tac toe game  eight // brass muse place card holders

November 20, 2015
by Jessica


five-friday-favoritesThe winter season has arrived and although it’s still fairly mild weather in Boston, I know a snow storm is right around the corner.  That means wearing snow boots everyday. That being said, I am in the market for new ones because wearing the same ones everyday gets old really fast. When you are dealing with feet of snow… you at least want your boots to make you happy…am I right New Englanders? ;)

shop: 2 // 5

shop the rest below.

November 18, 2015
by Jessica


handwritten-thankyou-ohidesignblogI have been writing a lot of thank-you notes lately as a lot of our friends/family have been spoiling little Evie. It honestly takes me awhile to actually make myself sit down and write thank-you’s, even though I really enjoy it! Then they will sit on my counter until I go buy a book of stamps. Oops – working on getting better! ;) Anyone else like that? I really hope the art of a handwritten card never goes away because there is something so special about someone taking the time to write and send a “thank-you” or “I’m thinking of you” card.thank-you notes - oh i design blog1. A handwritten note will make someone’s day! A little smile goes a long way and I don’t know about you, but a card from a loved one makes me so happy.

2. A handwritten note only takes 5-10 minutes.

3. A handwritten note is the perfect keepsake that won’t get lost in your emails. We kept all of the cards people sent welcoming Evie into the world and are going to show them to her when she is older.

4. A handwritten note might get you a job over the person that only sent a follow-up email!

5. A handwritten note will keep the mailman and the artist who created the card in business!

6. A handwritten note is the ultimate thank-you, I am thinking of you, good luck, congratulations, & get well.

Below are a few of my favorite cards I’ve seen lately and 6 more reasons you should send a card to someone special.cards-ohidesignblogone // two // three // four // five // six

Where do you find your cards/stationary?

November 13, 2015
by Jessica


/You guys! I am so excited to share that I am teaming up with Jonathan Adler in Boston for a “Sip and Shop” Holiday Event next Saturday, November 21st! This is the perfect time to pick out host/hostess gifts for Thanksgiving and chat about how we want every single thing in the store! Hope to see you there :)

RSVP: boston@jonathanadler.com