Hello friends! Today is an extra special day, it’s Marlowe’s birthday! We had a fun little morning/afternoon together, with her dad. Later, he took her back to his moms, I went thrifting (my first time in for-ev-er… and I made out like a bandit.), cleaned the house a bit, and now I’m taking in this quiet time to let my mind settle and relax because this summer was crazy…. and starting next week: things are only going to get crazier. There are a TON of photos from last sunday, and a few cute ones from today. I can’t wait to look at them (and upload them!)… but in the meantime, I have two very wonderful giveaways coming your way! Today’s giveaway is brought to you by the very talented, Jeff Claassen!
Jeff Claassen is a dad, blogger, and super fun and talented artist. His sweet wife contacted me about sponsorship, and when I looked at his art, I said “Yes! That will fit right in!” Just like I told Coral, his wife, his work reminds me very much of Lebo or Sam Flores (the artist of my favorite *RIP* shower curtain, seen on my very old home tour). Much of Jeff’s work is created with acrylic, sprint paint, or very beautifully done with black ink on wood. He’s not much of a planner, just throws on paint, jumps right in, and creates. One of my very favorite approaches!:)
Here is a little bit about Jeff and his spectacular life:
“I live in San Luis Obispo CA. I opened an art gallery in 2004 so I could make and sell art full time. after 8 years it slowly transformed into running a retail shop and making less art, so i recently closed the doors to experiment with making art full time as originally intended all those years ago. In the past year since jumping on the iphone bandwagon I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with iPhoneography, so I’ve become a total instagram and hipstamatic addict. I have a beautiful woman that puts up with all my “stuff” and we have two children aged 12 and 10 and also a baby that is 15 months old. When not at home with the fam I can usually be found riding my bike around town or drinking Thai iced tea at the local donut shop wearing headphones and doodling.”
For the giveaway! Jeff is kindly giving away one limited edition print on wood from his Etsy shop to an ohdeardrea reader. Print’s range from 50$ to 100$ and the winner get’s whichever of their choosing, from this collection. My favorite two prints are totally this one and this one! There’s a bit of something for everyone, but what can I say, I love bright pops of color 😉

To enter the Jeff Claassen giveaway:
head over to Jeff’s Etsy and choose your favorite of the prints on wood. Then, come back here and leave a comment letting us know which one you would choose if you won! (please be sure to leave a contact email in your comment)
For an additional entries:
“Like” Jeff Claassen on Facebook, &leave an second comment letting us know you did so.
Tweet about the giveaway, leaving an additional comment you did so. 
( Jeff Claassen on ohdeardrea!  ) 

And as a bonus! Jeff is offering a 50% off his entire shop to all ohdeardrea readers! 
Just enter “OHDEAR” at checkout to receive your discount! 

Jeff Claassen links:
and be sure to check him out on instagram: @JeffClaassen

**Giveaway ends: Tuesday October 2nd at midnight EST. Giveaways winner will be announced and contacted shortly after. Thank you everyone for entering! And thank you, Jeff!


  1. I love compliments don't pay the bills but the Swim with me and Cahoots with me go so well together that if I won one I'd have to buy the other and put them on my photo wall.

    What a fresh artist! Jessa at Riotousliving dot com

  2. Such interesting prints…I really like Compliments Dont Pay The Bills.
    smith.d.brittany at gmail.com

  3. I adore You and Me and Everything in Between. I just moved to a new place and have been looking for something to hang over my kitchen table. This would be perfect!

  4. i follow jeff on ig! when i get my first home i need his art on my walls, but for now I'm in love with his ocean prints
    – mating call
    -swim with me
    -demetri the curious

  5. Those are some awesome prints! Friends & Lovers or Return to Me would go perfect in my little ladies' room.

  6. My favorite would absolutely be "Happy Little Time". I think its darling and very serene to me. Beautiful print.

    Kristin.kohler AT ymail DOT com

  7. Definitely either "return to me" or "chicken king". Maybe win one, buy the other. I'm loving his work, perfect with our aesthetic.