Summer is Watermelon


Today is the Summer Solstice, which means it’s the first day of summer and the longest day of the year! The one thing I look forward to most during the summertime is watermelon so I pulled a few of my “make-this-summer” recipes from Pinterest, see below and enjoy.


A refreshing Blueberry Watermelon Feta Mint Salad made with a simple balsamic dressing for a perfect sweet and savory salad for any summer celebration.


Totally irresistible! The watermelon and lemon flavor combination pairs perfectly together. It has the perfect amount of sweet and tart, and a delicious depth of mellow watermelon flavor.



As fresh as a fruit salad, mixing sweet and savory this Watermelon Salsa Recipe, so good with the perfect chip (or pita cracker)!



2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet is a light, refreshing frozen treat that comes together with just fruit and yogurt, the perfect healthy snack or dessert for cooling down all summer long!


Watermelon illustration by FreePik

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I have a favor to ask you, will you vote?









Etsy has organized a Small Business Contest inviting shop owners to share their story. The way the contest works is that the shop with the most votes by midnight, April 6th wins $10,000 to grow their business. And this is where you come in. I would like to humbly ask for your support in this endeavor.

At Jessica Haas Designs, I believe that eating healthy is essential for our physical and emotional well-being. And it begins at home. JHD Seasonal Food Guide provides families with the knowledge and the information to bring home the freshest food possible.

The winnings would go a long way in growing this business. So, please take a moment to visit my voting page and show your support. You will get to read my story on how this all got started and what I would do if I won the prize.

So, please get your vote in soon, there’s only a few days until Thursday, April 6th, 2017.
Thank you so much!

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Free March 2017 Herb Wallpapers

Jessica Haas Designs Free March Calendar and Herb Wallpapers

Traditionally March is know to be the month of green due to the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day 🍀  and also for many, we are already celebrating warmer weather. With seedlings already sprouting🌱, we know Spring is only round the corner.

It’s the Season of Herbs
Spring may have an official start date, but late freezes are still bound to happen so start planting indoors this month to yield a great harvest come summer. The best plants to thrive this season are herbs. Herbs are easy to plant and are pretty portable throughout most stages of growing (so if they’re outdoors and surprise cold weather comes along, simply bring the pots indoors).

The best herbs to start growing at this time are basil, oregano, thyme, lemon balm, rosemary, and sage.

What else is happening in the month of March? (Follow us on Facebook for reminders)

• Daylight Savings 🕒  (when clocks spring forward) – Sunday, March 12th
• St. Patrick’s Day 🍀  – Friday, March 17th
• Spring Equinox🌱 (first day of Spring) – Monday, March 20th

Download your very own 2017 March Herb Wallpaper Calendars!

Jessica Haas Designs Free March Calendar and Herb Wallpapers

Herbs Home Screen: Desktop // iPhone // Android
Calendar Lock Screen: iPhone // Android

Jessica Haas Designs Free March Calendar and Herb Wallpapers

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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Wrapping Paper


OMG life saver! And it’s as cute as my sweetie.

See ForTheMakers FOUR free printable Valentine’s Day gift wrap designs!

The templates are sized to 11″ x 17″ so you can wrap larger gifts. Simply print at 100% on any paper. If you need to use 8.5″ x 11″ paper, simply adjust the paper size in your print settings.

Also, don’t forget your personal touch, the card. Print from your desktop print and make a homemade card for anyone you love. You’ll receive both Bee Love designs, ready to cut and fold. All artwork prints on standard letter size, 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

BONUS: Use this limited time offer for $2 off, enter promo code LOVEDL to get this pair of love notes for only $3!


If you like these cards but don’t want to pay, see my post for free February desktop and phone wallpaper downloads. Happy last-minute Valentine’s!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Jessica Haas Designs Valentine's Day Cherry Love

Fill your heart with what’s most important… LOVE!

Animation by Jessica Haas Designs.
Image from Google+

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Top 6 Valentine’s Chocolate & Fruit Treats


Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are a match made in heaven. Making homemade treats of chocolate dipped raspberries, cherries, and strawberries keep your loves’ healthy this February 14th.


Move over, chocolate-covered cherries. There’s a new chocolate-covered candy king this year, chocolate-covered raspberries. These aren’t just raspberries dipped in chocolate, these are dipped in melted fondant, like how chocolate-covered cherries are made. This like everything that you want to last forever, takes some (waiting) time. They will last about 5 days, but will have the best texture within the first three days of making them. See for the recipe.


Presentation is always a labor of love. This fun, yet glamour chocolate dish is cute way to say “i love you” and it’s also a great kid-friendly project. Dip clean, lightly greased balloons in melted chocolate, set them on parchment paper for about an hour, and repeat for a second dip to strengthen the bowl. Total time about 2 hours and 10 mins. See the Gunny Sack recipe here.


These Chocolate Covered Cherries couldn’t be easier. They take minutes to make and use only a few ingredients. The dipping options are endless, seen here are cherries covered in white Almond Bark or have a double coating of white and milk chocolate. You can also use sprinkles and crushed graham crackers. Eat as is or top any dessert you chose from ice cream to Chocolate Mousse. See Hoosier Homemade’s recipes here.

You can always do the traditional Valentine’s strawberry too.

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Or make your strawberries heart shaped, see One Little Project’s tutorial here.



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Happy Groundhog Day

Animated GIF by Jessica Haas Designs and FreePik

This early morning celebration has become a tradition in the United States celebrated every February 2nd (and thanks to the popularity of the Bill Murray Groundhog Day film).

According to folklore:

☁️️ =  NO Shadow =🌱🌷
If it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, some time before the vernal equinox.

☀️️ =  Shadow = ⛄❄️
If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.

Illustration designed by FreePik.
Made cuter, with eye wear, and animated by JHD (moi!)

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Free February Wallpaper Calendar


In last month’s news, the Bumblebee was added to the Endangered Species list. The eighth bee to be added. This raises serious concerns about the future of the global food supply. So for the month of love, we are making our Valentine’s for the bees.

What can you do to help save the bees?

• Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs. Start planning your garden this month, Spring is just around the corner.

• Buy local raw honey. Eating local honey can also help decrease seasonal allergies.

• Buy Organic foods. Pesticides are bad for you and the bees. Make the move to organic, even a few items in your grocery basket can help.

• Be bee friendly. Many people fear bees but for the most part they have no intention do anything but find pollen and make honey.

• Lastly, share these bee loving designs and spread the word to help save the bees.

Download your very own 2017 February Wallpaper Calendars!
Bee Heart: Desktop // iPhone // Android
Calendar Lock Screen: iPhone // Android


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Discounted 2017 Calendar Time

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

You may not get the calendar you’ve been pining over since last year, but many goodies remain. The last weeks of January are the best time to buy a calendar, many are marked down 20%, 30%, and 50% off or more depending on day and how many are left. So act fast! Here are some of my favorites I’ve been waiting to go on sale, and they finally are.

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Color your world with this Paper Source exclusive 17-month, spiral bound calendar. Turn the pages and enjoy a fresh palette of paint for each month! This spectrum of colors is sure to have one that’s your perfect match.

August 2016 to December 2017
Size – 12.25″ x 12.25″ folded

Item 842612062560
Price $24.95 $17.47* 


2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Rifle Paper Constellations

New Constellations calendar includes 12 full rose gold foil illustrations that beautifully
feature the hand-painted artwork by Anna Bond.

Size – 14.875″ x 9″
Price $28.00 $14.00* 

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

This practical desk blotter is accented with bold typography and gold foil for a bold and chic look. Includes monthly views with space for notes on your blotter calendar.

August 2016 through December 2017
Size – 19.25″ x 12.25″
Price $29.95 $20.97*

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Andrea Ferolla Illustrated Calendar
by Kate Spade New York

Add some style to your space at home or work with this fabulous wall calendar. Each month features a gorgeous illustration by Andrea Ferolla.

Size: 7 1/4 in. x 11 in. (18.4 cm x 27.9 cm)
Price $26.00 $13.00*


2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Rifle Paper Alice Wonderland Calendar

This limited edition desk calendar features 12 original illustrations by Anna Bond from the 150th anniversary edition of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

Size: 6″ x 7.5″
Price $16.00 $8.00*

Please share your calendar deals in the comments below.
*Prices from website’s page seen on January 27, 2017. 


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