olive june: her


hello! i am janelle 
life is precious- so i blog. 
a very warm welcome to my little space here. i love the beauty in life. i am inspired by people, books, scandanavian decor, cafes, florals, photos, motherhood and living the most healthy life possible. i thrive in the thick of love and understanding the massive human impact each one of us most definitely has on one another.  i light up and live in my truest passion when surrounded by people or when on i am on my yoga mat. for more about the meaning behind my blog / shop, 'olive june' here

i am a bird,
finding my wings,
learning to fly.
i will jump out of the nest,
expand my wings
fold my wings
and spread my wings.
i may fall many times
but i will take a risk
i will try to fly.
and when i get better, stronger
i will soar higher than the birds
i will ride on the winds
i will dance with the clouds
i will go over the rain
i will fly whether day or night
until i touch the sky.
within me, i know it's a dream,
but it doesn't seem so.
someday i will fly
very very high,
because i will try.
a little over four years ago, i married the love of my life
a gentle and kind soul
then on january 15, 2016, my lifelong dream of becoming a mom came true as we welcomed our son, parks james into the world... and i have never been happier
i love celebrating motherhood, family, and just how beautiful life is!i love to plan and curate small, intimate gatherings 
twenty-four weeks along with our baby boy | at a wedding in cincinnati
exploring new cities, coffee shops, and food are also passions of mine
living in the carolinas brings lots of days with sunny skies, the beach and the mountains
our home, our nest, is a sacred space that i love to decorate - always striving for a cozy and personable space to call home. 

other loves: hazelnut coffee, documentaries, yoga, reading, acoustic/folk music, football, and florals. thank you so much for following along :: i am so glad you are here. 


  1. Your wedding gown and sash are stunning!! Love that pic of you with the balloons!! So much fun!


  2. Thank you so much, Elena- you are so sweet and so excited to follow your blog :)

  3. What a beautiful "get to know me" page! I love everything about your blog and you sound like someone who I would get along with wonderfully :) Love your positive attitude and style! I found your through the September Farm sponsor FB page :) xo

    1. thank you so much, tawnya… you are so sweet! i feel the same way about you <3 really appreciate this!! xo

  4. I loveee your wedding dress! So beautiful & classic.
    I completely understand your sushi craving ... I would eat it every day, three times a day, if I could. Also, my husband and I were married on June 29, 2013 as well! I thought that was kind of cool. :)

    I'm so glad I found your blog through The Peony Project. Happy Sunday!


    1. awe- thank you, kelly! i loved my dress :) your comment means so much to me… and how cool we share the same anniversary? love that. so glad i found yours as well! have a great day and thank you SO much again. xo

  5. there is joy in every photo. I enjoyed learning about more about you xo

  6. Love your blog, Nelle! Excited to follow along :) And your wedding dress is to die for! Love the lace.

    1. awe, thank you so much!! means so much to me! appreciate you stopping in… xo

  7. Your blog is beautiful! I am looking forward to reading more posts!

    1. thank you so, so much! it means so much to me <3 welcome

  8. Love this "about me" page! Your photos are absolutely stunning! I found you through blog-tember and couldn't help but click around through your gorgeous blog!

    1. hi!! thank you so much and welcome! it means a lot to me... can't wait to follow you as well.