About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Garden

Gardens have been on my mind a lot lately. In just over one week I will be moving to a new little townhouse with a cute little garden patio in the back! I’m not a gardener by any means (although I would like to be) but I do know that gardeners everywhere will soon be planting their seeds.

I would like to try growing a few things this summer myself; there is just something about being able to grow your own food that is so satisfying. And if that fails I can always walk down to the farmer’s market and reap the benefits of a more experienced gardener’s hard work.

I think I’ll do some research and see what plants are easiest to grow. Any gardeners out there with suggestions or advice? I gladly welcome it.

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Rain

It’s April — and you know what they say, April showers brings May flowers. I don’t mind the rain, though, it’s kind of a treat for me. Los Angeles weather is pretty consistent all year round so when it does rain I gladly use it as an excuse to wear warmer sweaters, drink something hot and splash around in my Wellies.

Can’t you just smell the rain already?

In a Word: Rain / Rounded up by Jamie Bartlett

The next time you wake up to a dreary day this April, don’t fret. Grab your boots and play a little.

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Morning

Hi Everyone! This is Jamie, from A Pair of Pears, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be writing my first post for Dearest Nature as a regular contributor! I had so much fun putting together this roundup for you.

This week I chose the word “morning”. I hope by now you are finally adjusting to the time change. It’s crazy how only one hour can throw you off. I can’t really claim to be a morning person (just ask my husband), but whenever I do manage to make it out of bed while it’s still early, I really do enjoy it. The air is still cool and crisp, everything is so quiet and the day ahead seems so hopeful and full of posibilites.

With that in mind I gathered up a few things to share with you to help you enjoy your mornings a little more. I would love to go on a morning walk with a french press mug and then organize my day in the pocket planner. All this talk about early mornings makes me want to start my day a little sooner. We’ll see if I change my mind when the alarm goes off, though.

morning roundup by Jamie Bartlett of A Pair of Pears

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.