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Jessica Flores
Northern Indiana
Interests: flea markets, moon rises, bungalows, children's books, dark chocolate, folk music, feedsack and rickrack
Recent Activity
When I interviewed for my job as a Communications Specialist at a library straight out of college, my future boss asked me what one of my goals was for the next five years. I remember telling her I'd like to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Jessica Flores Design
I'm on a bit of a painting roll lately. Finished this watercolor today. Take a look at my latest newsletter to see more recent paintings and sign up for future monthly editions. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Jessica Flores Design
Every day I see a new house renovation or great DIY project or furniture refab online that makes me itch to tear out a wall in this place or paint a room or replace a floor, but day in and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Jessica Flores Design
So every day of this challenge, as I shimmy into my tights in the dark of morning, I am reminded of how little I truly need, how tiny my inconvenience truly is, and how much good a collective voice can do when "men thier songs employ".....ahem or "women!" Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
I'm weepy this morning. I'm not sure what opened the flood gates. It started with my friend, Erin's, IG post of a round white barn with beautiful morning shadows and her honest confession about a roadblock she's facing. I sat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
I spent today stitching up a few last-minute pretties for the Hunt & Gather show in Crown Point, IN, coming up in just 10 days! We made some little sets of handwarmers filled with rice. These are great for waiting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
It's autumn: time for harvest and plenty and front porches spilling over with gourds and mums and corn shocks. If I had a pumpkin, I would photograph it for you, but shopping for vegetables I do not intend to eat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
....serving as Market Coordinator for For the past month many meals have consisted of a handful of pretzels here and there, and a frenzy of on-my-feet organizing, fidgeting, sorting, planning, sewing, doodling, and other forms of hysteria. In fact, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
I've been wanting to show you all summer long how I cozied up my patio on the cheap. With school back in session and most of my to-do list done today, I thought I'd sit down and give you an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
I'm on Instagram, and I'm in love, obsessed, making new friends, inspired. Here's one of my favorite shots so far from our trip to Nashville this summer. Follow me! I'd love to make some new IG friends! Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
A couple of weeks ago I held a mini handmade market in my back yard. The peonies were in their prime, and I'd had another show cancelled, so decided to invite my best customers to a garden party at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
....I do like to have a vanity in my room. In my last post, I told you about an old hutch we removed from Nora's room in the mini makeover. With only 1,200 square feet in this little house, we... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
This Spring Break while everyone was headed south to the beach, we stayed close to home and took on Nora's clutter-busting "bigger girl" room makeover.....right after a trip to Legoland.... I wish we had a before picture, but you know... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
It's art fair season!! I've been loading up my car, truck, and/or SUV for fine art and craft fairs for almost 15 years now, and it seems that just this year they have become more simple. Sad that it's taken... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
A couple of years ago I bought a giant lot of vintage calendar towels at an auction for a song. I've been offering them in my booth and on Etsy for a while, but have had no more than a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
Every year, I get a bumper crop of volunteer tomatillos in my veggie garden. They are the most beautiful little verdant fruits that look like Japanese lanterns and are the main ingredients for my green salsa. I always have more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
Handmade/Vintage Bliss Coming to a Farm Near You Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
I've got several more days of working with some remarkable event-planning mavens to bring this show to life! I've been blitzing the newspapers, bulletin boards and web-ways for the last month with my Communication Creations. Today we tape a segment... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
Thanks, Lindsay. I thought of you while I stitched it, knowing you would have nailed it.
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Day by day our world becomes fuller and fuller of gadgets and gizmos and new products to make everyday tasks easier, more "simple" and efficient. Drugstores now have entire aisles dedicated to the "as seen on TV" products. Wow! I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
Thanks so much Cheyenne! That touches my heart. I just loved Shannans post today! To:
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This morning a wave of ambition crashed into me, and I've been riding it all day long. Woohoo! I did a load of laundry (hung to dry, because there's an emergency LP shortage people), cleaned the bathroom top to bottom,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
Thanks for the encouragement Vicki! :)
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The road has drifted closed about three times today, but we made it out to fetch some groceries shortly after the last plow went through. We ran out of LP earlier in the week, because it's been so cold, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design
Day two of Nora's flu-recovery marathon: I used to get so much done when I had a sicko in the house. Not this time around. I need to get the Etsy shop restocked for spring, but I'm not feeling much... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Jessica Flores Design