Rutherford Design

The Olive House

start somewhere


Well here goes nothing…

I have decided to start a blog, and to be completely 100% honest with you - I am 60% excited and 40% nervous… Or maybe it’s the other way around? I have always had a love for words and writing has been a huge part of my life, but I have never shared anything I have written. Case in point; I have kept a journal (that I write in at least twice a week) since I was about 10. I’m not sure if that is something to be proud of, or perhaps something I should keep to myself, but there it is. I mean, that’s 17 years of words written on paper that would probably bore the life out of most who read it, but I do it anyway. I am sentimental to the core, lover of all things remembered and cherished. My husband Kyle laughs at me whenever we go somewhere, because I have a habit (that I am not sure I can break to be honest), of pocketing rocks.

You might be asking yourself - ‘why rocks Jazz?” and I will tell you. It isn’t actually about the rock, but the sentimental value I get from taking a piece of that place home with us. These little treasures (yes, rocks) reside in many nooks and cranny’s of our 2100 sq. ft. home, and each time they catch my eye, the feeling of an adventure well traveled pops into my mind, lightening my mood or making me smile.

It’s this feeling that I hope to share with you (whoever is reading). Not of rocks (although I

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encourage you to check them out on your next outing!), but of the way you feel when you find that something special which uplifts your mood and makes you smile.

I hope to share my love of writing, motherhood, cooking, traditions, design, and yes even the mundane things like cleaning (hey, we have all been there…), along with the sentimental things that you can cherish with each. Some entries will be longer than others (I have a kid remember, and he is one busy little boy), but I am excited to start this new creative outlet! Mostly because I get to share it with you.

Stay posted for a weekly story, tutorials, home tours, and some insight to what goes on in our little olive house on olive court.

Start somewhere, or else you never will.

- JR