‘Let’s Blog Together’ Meet Jessica From Jessica Diaries

This weeks guest blogger on ‘Let’s Blog Together’ is Jessica from
 
Jessica is the very talented owner of

Jessica Loves Gifts & Homewares located at 105 North Main Street, Youghal in Cork.

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Jessica stocks a range of homeware, stationary and many items that can be custom made for you and hand painted by Jessica  (Box Frame – Special OccasionFlower Pots,  Personalised Animals and many more)

 
Jessica also stocks two Big Brands
 
 Stocking The Original Frenchic range and The Lazy range  as well as the Finishing Coat, Easy Crackle, FrenSheen, Clear Wax, Rustic Wax, White Wax and Defining Wax.

If anyone plans to recycle furniture, Jessica Loves has you covered from brushes to paints and lots more!

 
 
 For all you Floral loving Ladies, Jessica stocks a range of items including  Overnight Bags, Note Pads, Lunch boxes, Tea cases, Makeup Cases, Kids Rucksacks and many more!
 
 
 

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We LOVE Jessica’s upcycling projects! She provides a very helpful guide on the items she has reloved and Jessica has inspired us to start upcylcing and reloving. If Jessica has inspired you to do the same you can share your pictures on Reloved by Jessica Facebook Group here!

 

 
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Not only has Jessica a very interesting and inspiring blog, Jessica has a great personality to match. Such a sweetheart and very funny!

Add Jessica on snapchat @Jessicalovesxxx for the lols and to see all the pretty items you can purchase at Jessica’s Store in Youghal or Online Shop!

 
 

 Big congratualations to Jessica as her Blog has been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award 2017 for Best Craft Blog. The Voting Stage starts on the 7th August and Jessica will  definately be getting our vote!

 

Learn More About Jessica:

Please introduce yourself? 
 
My name is Jessica Power, I’m a mother to two toddlers Eva & Ben and wife to Eoghan, living in Youghal by the Sea.  
I set up an online craft business jesterdesign in October 2013, while on maternity leave with my first baby.  I started making soft baby headbands, personalised jute tote bags, hand painted wooden gifts and box frames.  I had my second baby 15 months after my first and it was then that I decided to give up my permanent job and take the chance on my own business full time.
In November 2016, I set up Jessica Diaries Craft Interior & Lifestyle Blog where I share my love for crafts and interiors with a bit of family life in between.  The purpose of setting up my Blog was to help promote and market my craft business but also to hopefully inspire people to #reloveyourhome by showcasing my Reloved by Jessica Furniture Projects. 
In April 2017, five months after setting up my Blog, I opened up my first Retail Store and Studio –
Jessica Loves Gifts & Homewares at 105 North Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork and rebranded from jesterdesign to Jessica Loves. 
 
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What is your advice/tips for a person just starting to blog for the first time? 
 

Blog about something you are passionate about as that will show through in your writing and hopefully engage your readers.  Join a Blogging Group to meet like-minded and motivated people.  There is nothing like a bit of support and encouragement especially from other women.  I suppose my biggest and most important piece of advice would be to triple check your blog posts.  For me, there is nothing more off-putting when reading a post than bad spelling and incorrect use of grammar.  Use the spell check or ask a friend to read over your draft before publishing, I do miss things myself from time to time!   

 
Have you done any collaborations?
 

I have not done any paid collaborations but have been gifted some products which I promoted if I really liked using it.  I do like to feature fellow girl bosses and businesses in my Friday Favourites series which I mainly do free of charge as I love to see others grow and build their brands. 

 I shared one of my Reloved by Jessica Blog Posts on Twitter and tagged RustOleum which was the Brand of Furniture Paint I used on that particular project.  Their PR company in the UK saw it, took a look around my website and contacted me to say they liked the look of my Blog and asked if I would like to receive some paint for future projects.  I was both shocked and thrilled as I was very new to Twitter having less than 50 followers!  It just goes to show that you don’t need a huge following to get noticed by Brands, you just need to have honest and engaging content.

 

 

Some of Jessica’s recent upcycling projects

 
 
 
 
 
 

Jessica’s Top 3 B
logging tips
 
1. Spelling 
2. Grammar
3. Honesty 
 

Jessica’s Photography/Videography Tips:

 
What do you use to take pictures/videos? 
 

I just use my iPhone at the moment but would love to have a professional camera eventually as it really does make a huge difference visually.  

 
 
What apps do you use to edit your pictures/videos? 
 
 I use Instagram to lighten or sharpen my pictures, I don’t really use the filters anymore, I just add a bit of light or shadow or warmth.  On Snapchat though I am filtered beyond recognition!!

 

Jessica’s Favourites:

 
 
Favourite Beauty Brand?
 

This is a hard one for me as I’m really not that into Beauty products… I do love to get my lashes done though – does that count?! 

 
Favourite fashion brand?
 

I really like New Look although Ted Baker has some gorgeous pieces at the moment but my style is just way too casual.  On a daily basis, you are sure to find me wearing a t-shirt, jeans, converse and my paint covered apron! 

 
Favourite shop?
 

My go-to shop would be New Look, I will always find something there but I also like River Island, Bella, Born, Dunnes Stores and Penneys of course.  My favourite Online Shop would be Littlewoods Ireland as they have lots of great Brands and their own V by Very Range is fab.  I bought some really nice bits from iClothing too recently! 

 
Favourite place to visit or thing to do in Cork and why?
 

As I am always on the go between crafting, blogging and motherhood my favourite thing to do is go on a Spa Day as it forces me to relax!  The Fota Island Resort and the Castlemartyr Resort are amazing and so luxurious.  I love that they are both so close to home but yet still makes you feel like you are a million miles away. 

 
Favourite restaurant in Cork and why?
 
 

It has to be Scoozis, it never disappoints and is great for fuelling up before hitting the Shops!

 

 

You can find Jessica at the following:

 
 
 
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