Organized Chaos

Life as an Associate Pastor's wife: community, family and God

Stockings with Pizazz December 11, 2009

Filed under: Art/Dsn,Holidays — Jessi @ 9:16 am

This year we decided to make homemade stockings.

We made each cuff match each family member's personality.

Click here for instructions on how to make your own homemade stockings.


Tales of Long Ago April 15, 2009

Filed under: Art/Dsn,Inspiration,Me — Jessi @ 11:27 am

Growing up, I remember my mamaw taking me to her treasure trove of books. She and my papaw worked at a school, and when the school threw out the old books they would salvage them. My mamaw would let me go through the books and pick out ones that I wanted to read. I still remember the smell and touch of those old, musty, worn out books. I’m still captivated to this day by the texture and smell of books, especially those old musty books.

We took a trip into the bookstore the other day, and my eyes were drawn right to the Old World style Italian handmade leather looking journals! I’m on a journal binge lately. They just look like they’re waiting to be filled with tales of adventures on the open seas like Moby Dick or a classic love story like Anne of Green Gables or Little Women. What great literary works! For someone who has such modern design tastes I’m such a sucker for these classic tales.

If I ever go missing in a bookstore you know where you can find me!


Spring Has Officially Arrived! March 23, 2009

Filed under: At Home,Entertainment,Family,Holidays,Inspiration — Jessi @ 9:02 pm



The smell of freshly cut grass, budding flowers, warm breezes, chirping birds… Spring has officially arrived! It’s the season when things come alive after being taken over by the cold harsh winter.

The flowers in our backyard have started blooming, and I just love it! As you can see, I’ve been spreading some of that love to Billy. Oh, and not to mention our home as well. I think there’s a clear winner, and it’s not the one you think! Haha.

I enjoy decorating, and the pictured centerpiece is one of my creations. I just gathered different height candles, picked some fresh flowers and put them in a bowl with some fresh berries, and arranged. And WHa-La there you have an inexpensive way of brining the joy of Spring into your home.

Share some of your ideas with me!


“Canned” Coffee? March 17, 2009

Filed under: Art/Dsn,Entertainment,Inspiration,Uncategorized — Jessi @ 7:47 am


So yesterday I did my daily ritual of checking to see if there was anything new on my fav blogs. Yesterday I skimmed over, and saw the image to the right. It is an advertisement for canned coffee. This little space is supposed to simulate the feeling of being a ski jumper which is somehow related to the tag line of this canned coffee. I was sort of confused as to why someone would go into that claustrophobic space just so that they could feel like a ski jumper. I thought nothing of it until I went back to this morning and read the title of the blog (Ski Jump Toilets in Japan promote Canned Coffee). This little space is actually a public bathroom. WOW! I think it’d be an awesome experience, but I’m not sure I’d want to buy the canned coffee afterward. I don’t think “canned” coffee goes with sitting on the “can” if you get my drift.


“Think” Campaign March 10, 2009

Filed under: Art/Dsn,Entertainment,Inspiration — Jessi @ 9:06 am

School of Visual Arts “Think” Campaign

Clever advertising campaign for the School of Visual Arts encourages  people everywhere to “think” by giving them a place to write down their ideas.

School of Visual Arts: Toilet Paper
School of Visual Arts: Tray Liner
School of Visual Arts: Sugar
School of Visual Arts: Napkins
I think this is such a great concept! I’m not sure about the toilet paper one though! If the toilet paper is soft then it might rip while you’re writing on it, but you’re backside would thank you, and if it’s rough like sand paper then all I can say is YAY for ideas, but OuCHhh for the derriere! BAhahHAHA! Seriously, the idea just fascinates me! I enjoy doodling, especially when I get bored, so it would just tickle me pink if I walked into a restaurant and saw everyday items functioning as a piece of paper. That’s one of the reasons I fell in love with the “Macaroni Grill”. They have your table smothered in that white paper and have the little crayons to draw with. Lets just say that Billy and I never leave the restaurant with a bland white table. I’m such a little kid, but it’s so much fun!

Blue Skies March 8, 2009

Filed under: At Home,Inspiration,Me — Jessi @ 9:25 am



I love the warm weather (if there just weren’t so many bugs). It was such a gorgeous day yesterday so I took my sketchbook, pencil, camera, and a blanket to the backyard. Sketching and journaling are a great way for me to reflect.

My mom always says that she can’t draw because she can’t even draw a straight line, but drawing is not about being able to draw straight lines. That’s great if you can, but most things don’t have straight lines. Sketching for me doesn’t have to be exactly perfect (although I am OCD about that), but I’ve found that the more I sketch the better I become (not sure how much better).

What is a warm weather activity that you can’t wait to do?


Cardboard Creations March 2, 2009

Filed under: Art/Dsn,Inspiration — Jessi @ 8:52 am

cardboard-furnitureCan you believe this was made out of cardboard?!? We just threw out some old boxes that were cluttering the basement. I should’ve kept them and tried to make something like this! Check out some more awesome cardboard furniture that was created using the techniques of Eric Guiomar.