the move, the franklins pendants, the shop

Hello! My, has it been a while! I am so thankful to have had Heidi and Kelsey guest writing while I have been preparing for this move. They will continue to post until I am settled in next week.

As for my life lately… I officially begin moving my stuff into my new apartment tomorrow morning. Over the past week or two I’ve been busy preparing for the move, buying new furniture, decorating the space over and over in my head, and enjoying the last few weeks living with Erwin. It has been one heck of an emotional roller coaster, let me tell you. Sleeping has become a relatively distant memory. But I’ve had the most amazing support system of friends to help me privately through the hard (and extremely hard) parts. Prayer and meditation have helped as well.

I have a few little updates to fill you in on the shop and the apartment transformation:

The Jess LC  Update: Franklin Pendants Arrived! + Shop Temporary Closing

Franklin Pendants

The new Franklin pendants arrived! I’m thrilled to say that you can now go on and order your pendant with the corrected braille. And though the whole misspelling ordeal was not ideal, these new pedants were worth the wait. We now have them Palladium plated (they are still vermeil [gold coated sterling silver], but Palladium is a bit fancier than nickle-plating) and our guys did a great job with these new pieces.

Fall Samples + Photoshoot

We also got our fall pendants in, and they are awesome. I can’t wait to shoot the lookbook on September, 11th. A certain super secret fashion blogger is flying in from Texas with her husband to model for the shoot!

Temporary Shop Closing

And during the move, I am “closing the shop” so that I can get everything situated properly. Which means orders placed between now and Labor Day will be filled next week after Tuesday.

Apartment Transformation

Literally three hours ago after a morning run walk with my friend Cathy (hi, Cathy!), I came back to my apartment building to find this little guy sitting on the curb. Up to this point, I have been unable to find the perfect bedside table for the new place, and I’d decided to just move in and wait until I found the right size/shape. But this over sized nightstand had my name all over it for the right price: FREE. I’ve been pining after the glamorous white and gold campaign dressers I’ve seen in the pages of Lonny and this puppy is going to get a head to toe makeover! To be continued…

In the meantime, this is what my bedroom looks like currently. Pretty glam, right? I kid, I kid. These few pieces will be making their way to my new place bright and early tomorrow. In the meantime, sleeping on the ground is kind of odd.

I should also mention that I’ve turned the apartment into an Ikea Lack factory over the past two days. After a huge blowout trip to Ikea on Sunday with a friend, I have been building bookshelves faster than you can imagine. I promise, they all will should fit in the new place. And they will should look amazing.

Phew. I’m exhausted. I think it’s time for a nap.

And again, thanks for sending the kind thoughts my way; I have soaked every single one in and I can feel the grace.

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  1. arathi.

    All the best for your move, Jess! Coincidentally, I’m moving to a new place this weekend, and things are as hectic here. I can definitely feel your pain (and understand your plight). Do put up pictures of your new apartment when it’s done; bet it’s going to look awesome!


  2. Jill

    Best wishes on the move… and I think I already guessed the new JessLC model and if it’s who I am thinking it is… she is going to be PERFECT!!!! Fun stuff Jess! Can’t wait to see more.

  3. Amy

    Jess, I’m so excited for you that you found that awesome bedside dresser. It looks beautiful! That’s how I found the comfy little loveseat that I still have–left on a corner for free. Perfect!

    Good luck with the move tomorrow. Moving’s a pain, but I know your new place will be beautiful and chic, just like you! I’m thinking of you lots and lots and sending you more love every day 🙂

  4. Flavia

    Loving the new dresser! Can’t beat the price 🙂
    Good luck with the rest of the move!

  5. Lindsay

    Good luck with move! I am super excited to see what you do with that dresser! 🙂

  6. Good luck with the move! And a big hug because I can only imagine the emotional rollercoaster it brings. The new apartment will be so cute – I can’t believe you got that dresser for free! People in Seattle just don’t put stuff out on the curb unless it’s in 8 pieces! White and gold will be super chic.

  7. Kristi

    Good luck with the move. I’m excited to see what you do with the new place. And big hugs in your direction!

  8. Glad to see things are coming together — and you’re still as positive as ever. I haven’t commented lately but kudos to you for taking the time you need.

  9. Cathy

    Hi to you too! I’m glad to hear that the day is going well. And that dresser is going to be perfect for you! Nothing like projects and DIY to get your mind off of things. And think of the savings! Get some rest and we’ll hang out when things settle down in September.

  10. Best wishes are being sent your way! It’s never easy to start a new chapter but as you know when you look back you will be so happy you did!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new bedside table and can already see it all it’s GLAMness (yes I just made that word up!). Hope you can get some rest in your new place

  11. Piper

    Sending lots of good wishes your way!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your bedroom…can’t believe you found that dresser for free!! That’s just too cool 🙂 Good luck with the move 🙂

  12. I am sending you lots and lots of hug and strength from Hungary!
    I am pretty sure that this hard time will have a very positive effect on your life sooner or later!

  13. I just realized that “LACK” means something completely different in english than in swedish 😀

  14. Hang on in there hun! You are doing so well and just look at it all coming together now! xx
    I hope the move went well and that you are settled in your new place… well, I say settled knowing it will take a while to get through the boxes and all but you know what I mean.. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and best of luck with the unpacking!
    Your new life starts now!! Enjoy it!

    x Charlotta

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