jam grams and dance parties {plus, friday favorites}

by jacin on February 24, 2012

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say what? you haven’t sent a Jam Gram yet? you don’t know what it is, either? my side project, Jars of Love, is back at it with some yummy, fresh homemade jam and i thought it could be fun to create little packages so you could “spread love” to your loved ones. a jam gram is a package containing a jar of homemade jam, a notecard and a little elephant jam spreader. All proceeds are directly benefiting the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center where my hometown friend’s son, Matthew Bolduc, a fun and brave 4 and a half year-old boy who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, is being treated. He loves to make arts and crafts in Preschool and his favorite activities include playing on the playground and swimming at the beach. Matthew also loves the Toy story movies and Clifford books. All proceeds (minus shipping and handling) from Jam Grams will be donated to this cause and 100% of your donation will be utilized for the children at the center.

i make my jam using a reduced-sugar recipe to let the fresh fruit flavor shine through. it tastes yummy by the spoonful if you’re my husband, or on an english muffin, or as a sweet topper for ice cream. i learned to make jam with my late grandmother, Mimi, and i use her techniques to this day with a little spin of my own additions here and there. i hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoy making it!

oh, and here’s a little friday afternoon dance party from last night’s rue/gap event to get your weekend started right:

{image altered with instagram, my username is lovelydetails if you want to follow along}

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so, on to some friday faves, shall we? first, let’s start with today’s song of the day (go ahead, press play. i’ll wait):

*if any bay area brides are getting married in the next few weeks and still need florals, please let me make you a bouquet with kumquats. i’m dying to do this.

*she stirred sea shell cocktail stirrers and i’m feeling the need to get tipsy.

*my sparkly friend had a birthday yesterday, go say hello and leave her some love.

*i’m obsessed with these earrings. but i’m also in love with the designer, she’s a sweetheart!

*so excited to be working with this photographer on a wedding this fall. take a look at this stunner!

*i’m also working with this amazing guy for a seattle winery wedding in june. to say i’m freaking out with excitement is an understatement.

*i want to do my nails like this.

*i might just buy this dress in the wrong size and have it altered. that’s how much i love it.

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happy weekend, everyone!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Aleah and Nick February 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I just love your Jam Grams - such a great way to give back….happy weekend! {A}


Liesl February 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Love all the links and the Jam Gram, how fun is that! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)


Ka`ili February 25, 2012 at 7:51 AM

this sounds delicious!! I’m definitely going to try this sometime =)


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