Aprons = Awesome

Aug 31, 2010

Question: Jessica, why do you wear an apron while cleaning the house? Does it help? Keep your clothes clean? Is there any practical reason why you wear one? Is it perhaps whenever you can find the slightest excuse? Today we’re going with the vintage pink – what can I say, I’m feeling extra girly today! […]

 This past weekend we decided to take my inlaws to the Red Barn Antique show down in Cheney – and they loved it. It was kind of like a mini Farm Chicks show, with vendors, really good food, live music, and plenty of rustic farm treasures. While we strolled around we were treated to the […]


Aug 27, 2010

 Congrats to Laura – our randomly selected winner – who won our S+P Shaker & Etsy Gift Certificate Giveaway!!!  Thank you to everyone who entered! My wonderful in-laws are in Spokane for the weekend, so I’m off to show them around our lovely town. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

I am getting so excited…La Lune Events is hosting a Harvest Celebration in September up in Hayden, Idaho…and Alisa and I have been busy planning and gathering pieces for decor, and finalizing the menu. Guests will dine on an al fresco menu straight from Alisa’s garden – think pesto, beet & goat cheese salad, roasted […]

Happy Birthday Dad

Aug 26, 2010

This is one of my favourites from our wedding – we kept joking that Dad was going to fall down those stairs… Today would be my dad’s 52nd birthday. And although he passed away a few years ago, we’re still celebrating and remembering his hilarious storytelling, goofy laugh, and great personality.There is no one else […]

 So as you know from my previous post on entertaining house guests, we are welcoming Mom and Pop Roy up to Spokane for a long weekend visit. We are so excited – taking them to our favorite spots, going on scenic walks through the park, introducing them to drinking chocolate (!!!) – it’s going to […]

Well folks, we’re growing up over here at Roy Joy. It’s time for our first GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will receive this pair of Vintage Porcelain Salt & Pepper Shakers and a $10 Gift Certificate to the Roy Joy Etsy shop!  How does one enter, you may ask? For one entry: leave a comment on […]


Aug 22, 2010



Aug 22, 2010

I love having house guests. Fun dinners, late night talks, culinary adventures, photo shoots, nostalgic storytelling, laughing so hard your abs ache…I just love it.  As I contemplate welcoming my in-laws this weekend for the first time in our new home, it makes me think of how house guests serve another purpose: they make me […]

Chicken Tamales

Aug 20, 2010

I was hit with the urge to make tamales the other day – and have such fond memories of the last time I made them with some CA friends from work. This time it was just Matthew and I, but it didn’t take us long to make a huge pile for the freezer. We decided […]