Make It Friday: Embracing Emerald


DIY Emerald Projects Roundup || via Jade and Fern

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Back when I was a teenager, I was adamantly anti-trend. Well, except for seeing Titanic a million times and fawning over N’Sync. Then I got all rebellious and avoided trends like a cat avoids water.

But now that I’m a mature, sophisticated, classy late-20s gal, I know that enjoying something trendy is not the equivalent of the devil stealing a piece of your soul. And I am drooling over this new emerald trend.

In case you haven’t been trolling Pinterest for hours a day and therefore missed it, Emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year. This is great for me, as I already have a few pretty green glass containers in my bathroom. See how trendy I am now?

Happy weekend!


An exciting intro!


This is it! Jade and Fern’s first official post! Cue the angelic choir and drop the balloons!

Because it feels weird to jump right in to a tutorial, I’m going to just show you my cats instead.

This is Champ:

Champ the Cat || Jade and Fern

Champ enjoys sleeping in the sun and sleeping by the radiator.

And here is his younger brother from another mother, Wally:

Wally the Cat || Jade and Fern

Wally likes to sleep on the cat tree, the bed, the couch, all the chairs, and in any box that makes its way into the apartment. He also likes to investigate when I am making silly craft projects doing important blogging work, so you’ll be seeing him again, scurrying around in the background of my photo tutorials.

Stay tuned, actual crafting to come!