Guest Blogger, Jaclyn Bressette

JPBI am so excited to announce my first guest blogger. Jaclyn is a dear friend and my go to source for all things wine related. I think we all can benefit from a little wine education so I asked that she share her vast knowledge with us. Allow me to introduce Jaclyn…

Hailing from South Carolina, Jaclyn is a proud Air Force Wife to her husband Kyle and mother to their 2 year old son, Knox, who never fails to keep her on her toes! She’s constantly on the move with their military lifestyle but loves the challenge and all the new people she meets. Jaclyn completed her Sommelier studies with the International Sommelier Guild (ISG) through UNLV while stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada. She holds her certifications both through ISG and the Court of Master. Wine is more than just a fabulous libation in her eyes, it’s art and history corked (and often screw capped) in a beautiful bottle!

Look for wine insight from Jaclyn on the blog next week.

Paper Treasures


For more than 86 years Clay Rice and his family have shared their passion for silhouette art. His grandfather, Carew, was known worldwide as “America’s Modern Master of Silhouette Art,” and Clay carries forth the tradition creating keepsakes for new generations.

Each profile silhouette takes Clay about 1 minute and he estimates that in his 32 year career, he has cut over 900,000 paper silhouettes. Clay’s nationwide following has families flocking to have this talented artist create keepsake silhouettes and to have him sign copies of his award-winning children’s books.


A few months back we traveled to Mount Pleasant to have Harlowe’s silhouette made. Wonder Works in the Belle Hall Shopping Center hosted Clay for the afternoon, and the store was bustling with mothers and children of all ages waiting to sit for the master.

Described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion,” we were pleased to meet Clay and honored by the opportunity to participate in such a timeless tradition.


Happy Weekend

36 inches of the roundest happiest balloon you can find. Any Party City has them. Ask for the 36″ round balloons. They don’t last a long time like normal balloons so blow it up right before you need it. They are perfect for birthdays and photoshoots and happy weekends!

Buzzfeed says, “balloons bring instant joy and happiness to one’s life. It’s a fact. ” Here are 32 unexpected things to do with balloons this weekend.

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