About Me

Hi I'm Jana!  I was raised in Idaho and now making a life in Texas.  I have a little girl and a little boy who are the joys of my life.  My husband is an amazing man who puts his family above all else.  I have always been a "busy" person.  I love yoga, dance, mommy fashion, DIY projects, reading, learning about photography, reading blogs, Pinterest, and the beach.
I recently quit my job as the director of a competitive hip hop program to spend more time with my family and concentrate on my etsy business, Ashes and Lace.
I have always loved doing crafts but my love grew after having my baby girl. There were so many cute ideas and I tried them all but found I LOVED making accessories! Anything from leg warmers, shoes, hats, etc. My little girl was a baldy so I always made sure she had a headband on. (The few times I didn't, I was told I had a cute little boy!) My husband had to "approve" the headbands because he hated her having a mark left on her head. This is when I started making my own!  I found a lot of cute headbands out there, but a lot of them were for elaborate occasions or photo prop. I wanted to create something for everyday. Something that was comfortable to have on around the house (for those picture moments) but cute enough to run errands.

More about me:
I grew up as a farm girl in a really small town in Idaho.... in fact the population sign says 179!  I went to college at Idaho State University where I received my bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Secondary Education with a Minor in Dance and Social Sciences.  I was a Bengal Dancer and met my husband who played football there.  Talk about opposites attract!  I was this little small town girl who loved rodeo and getting good grades, and Dave was this city boy who could probably count on one hand how many times he had been on a horse.  He also was the one that sat in the back of the classroom trying not to fall asleep while I sat at the front answering all the questions!
I graduated and got married in 06, shortly after I started teaching part time and realized it wasn't for me!  We decided to to move to Texas just for a change of scenery and to get out while we really had no commitments holding us back.  At the time, I was nervous about living so far away from family but now realize it was the best decision or us!  We have lived here for 7 years and have loved every minute of it!  Well not every minute... when its August and super humid, I want nothing more than to be in nice dry Idaho.  Since living here, we have had our two children Ashtyn (3) and Campbell (1).  I absolutely love being a mom and wonder why we waited so long to have kids.  There are days I want to pull my hair out but luckily there are more good days than bad.  I'm realizing how fast they are growing and want to be as present in their lives as I can be.

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