On this site, you’ll find my self-care playbook for remarkable joy, which consists of a lot of good habits, good food, good style, good hair and good vibes, and hopefully, while you’re here, you'll also find the inspiration (and some useful tools over on the resources page) to define and pursue your own playbook for joy as well.

Life is short. Joy is unlimited. Chase it relentlessly, y’all.

A self-care platform focused on empowering and inspiring others to find long-lasting, deep-rooted and unshakable joy. 

I’m Janelle: your everyday ATL lawyer bae with an ever-growing, blonde corporate fro. I’m also the creator of Hey J. Nicole:


Looking for a little guidance in creating your own playbook for joy? Head over to the Resources page for some tips, tools, swag and info on upcoming Hey J. Nicole events.



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If you’re interested in wellness & self-care, exploring Atlanta, entertaining at your home, loving on your natural hair, easy weeknight dinners or home decorating style and tips, I think you’ll find an article or two to jive with over on the blog. If you do, be sure to leave a comment or share with your own community via your social networks!

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A positive in Corona quarantine is seeing how all my amazing friends are electing to use this time. Y’all have been doin’ the damn thing with your creativity and in your gardens and in your kitchens. And that’s been the biggest treat for me, because I feel like so many of us mute our creative […]

I have a confession: I thoroughly enjoy self-quarantine. To be clear, I’ve been enjoying the heck out of self-quarantine. Except for the occasional grocery store (read: Home Depot) run and walks with my dog, I’ve been locked in the house and freaking loving it. I’m very, very, very, very lucky and blessed to be employed […]

Hey friends! Today, I want to talk to you about the three reasons you should seriously consider hiring an interior designer. Saves You Time How is it going to save you time? If you’re anything like me, you’re extra type A. Buying a sofa isn’t as easy as just going to West Elm and picking […]

Janelle, Principal of HJN Design Studio and creator of the Hey J. Nicole platform sitting on white bedding explaining why you should hire an interior designer

I love following interior design accounts online and watching design shows on TV, but I always have one major complaint: they never show how to make homes livable. Have you noticed that not one “after” home on HGTV includes a TV mounted on the wall?! I can’t speak for you, but I have a TV […]

“I never want to run my own business.” I used to say those words. Regularly. Crazy enough, I now run two…and manage to half-way maintain a full-time job… I’d say that’s a lesson in never saying never. But a couple weeks ago, I was sitting in a training program at my law firm regarding a […]

The dust is finally starting to settle on my big move into my first place as a homeowner (jk – dust is still flying everywhere because renovations are def still happening), but thankfully the master bathroom is actually done done, folks. And by “done done,” I mean not a single thing is hung on the […]

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Enjoy all of the decorating and home styling tips here on Hey J. Nicole? Well, you should definitely check out the HJN Design Studio. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, HJN Design Studio is a boutique design firm specializing in the delivery of inviting, highly functional and remarkably lovely interior and exterior spaces with subtle, mid-century and modern farmhouse flare. 

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