Saturday, July 19, 2014


it has definitely been awhile.
it's not easy having a newborn and a 2-year-old.
as in...still having meltdowns a few times a week.
not just my toddler, or my newborn, but me as well.

but look at this sweet little doll i get to hold all day long!

2 weeks

1 month

2 months

i have yet to share about her birth on here,
but new mamas are allowed to be behind on life, right?

Thursday, May 29, 2014


our new little family member came on may 13th, 2014 at 12:50pm.

meet ivy gold.
this was taken just after she was born.
i'll share more photos and my birth story later.
we are spending all our time cuddling this sweet little doll!
we are in love!

Saturday, April 5, 2014


tonight i used to select
the winner for my freshly picked giveaway!
there were just under 500 entries,
including blog comments and instagram posts.

the winner is @beverlopolis!
lucky girl!
please email me with your mailing address
and your size & color choice of moccasins.

to the rest of you fine people who entered,
i'm sorry i couldn't spoil you all with a pair of moccs for your little ones!
they are worth every penny though,
and although they are for your little ones,
i truly enjoy the cuteness and functionality of these moccs on my little one everyday!
so they are like a gift for yourself too!

also they go on sale every once in awhile for $45!
what a steal! happy shopping,
and thanks for entering :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014


i was so excited to receive this invite to
timree paint studio's blogger paint night last month!

timree gold is not only adorable,
but she is so sweet and has the most bubbly personality.
i just loved her!

oh yeah, and her artistic talent is out of this world.
she is an amazing teacher too!
her studio offers group and private paint classes,
and paint parties for birthday parties, baby or bridal showers, or any event.
and timree even does live event painting...wouldn't that be a rad wedding gift?!

here are a few photos from our paint party.

what an adorable studio too!

we each got to create our own painting,
with the help and guidance of timree herself.

brought my bestie nicole and we had so much fun together!

here i am with timree. she's the best!

and our finished products :)
not gonna lie...we were proud of ourselves!

it was such a fun night! we can't wait to go back.
thank you timree gold for sharing your beautiful studio and amazing talents!

and i always love spending time with this lady!

photo credit for first 3 images goes to
disclaimer: this post was sponsored by timree paint studio.
all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


i had the pleasure of meeting miss susan petersen of freshly picked
when i was in SLC at the cricut explore event in january.
she was the sweetest girl ever!
she sent me some of her lovely moccs for my little girls,
AND...freshly picked is giving away a pair of moccs on my blog!

here is my favorite new pair: the heirloom moccs.
and an outfit i can't wait to put on my new baby girl this summer!

violet wears these moccasins everywhere, and they go with everything!
her feet grow so slowly, she wore the same pair for almost a whole year,
and they held up the whole time! so many great memories in these...
here she is wearing moccs when she learned to walk at 11 months.

they are perfect for learning to walk in because of the soft natural soles.
they are so easy for parents to get on and off,
and the best part is, violet is old enough to get them on and off herself now!
that makes it so much easier to get out the door!

1) check out freshly picked's website.

2) leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite color of moccs.
    make sure your comment is linked to your blogger username,
    or make sure to include your email address.

3) for extra entries, share the post on another social media site or on instagram.

     + share the link to this blog post on facebook, your own blog, or other social media sites.
         make sure to leave an additional comment on this post with a link to each share.

     + on instagram, follow me: @jennrocket, and repost my giveaway post.
         make sure to tag the post with #goldfeathersfreshlypicked

4) the winner will be chosen via this saturday, april 5th.
    i will contact the winner via email, and freshly picked will send you
    the moccasins in the color and size of your choice. that's it, hooray!

disclaimer: first & last photo credit go to
this post was sponsored by
all opinions are my own.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


about a month ago we got a pretty new side table for our living room.
i was eyeing quite a few pretty side tables at
i was so impressed by all the clean simple midcentury modern designs.
when i saw this one in person at the store i just had to have it!
gold legs...yes please.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


when we got married in 2008, we received this 
crate & barrel spice rack as a wedding gift.
i'm not a big fan of silver, and most kitchen accessories are silver.
also, dill weed? coriander? celery salt? mustard seed?
many of the spices were never being used.

after years of only using certain spices,
i decided to customize the spice jar lids.

(please forgive the low-light instagram photo.)

now my spice rack is cheery, but more importantly,
i get to choose what spices will be out on my counter!
our top three faves are sea salt, cayenne, and ginger :)

my next step will be to take the jars off the rack,
and just spray the whole rack gold!

this is a super easy DIY, but here is a little step-by-step tutorial,
in case you are interested.


1) chalkboard paint - i used a spray can

2) chalk marker or chalk

3) primer is optional - i used a spray can


1) discard any of the default spices that are expired,
or any spices you know you will never use.

2) wash and dry all spice jar lids thoroughly.

3) outside on a tarp, spray all lids with primer.
(you can skip this step if you want.
it may depend on the surface of your lids.)

4) when primer is dry, spray all lids
with chalkboard paint, making sure
to cover the top and sides of each lid. 

5) after the first coat has dried, repeat step 4.

6) after the second coat has dried, 
use a chalkboard marker to label each lid.
chalkboard markers are more permanent than chalk.


+ if you want to use regular chalk,
you can easily change the labels on your lids.
keep in mind that if you handle the lids a lot,
or if water gets splashed on them
the chalk labels will fade.

+ when you remove the lids from the spice jars to paint them,
you might want to label some of the jars with post-it notes,
 if you think you might not remember which are which.

happy painting, and happy cooking & baking!