Q&A with Jennifer Vallez


Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY

Current city: Ellington, CT

Would you rather travel by plane, train, car or ship?

Terrified of flying, so I would say train. I can’t reIax in a car and a ship would be a little extreme to go the supermarket in. I look forward to long train rides so I can catch up on reading, watch a movie or binge watch a new TV show.

You can find me eating __for breakfast.

Breakfast is my favorite meal.  If I have time, I will make an egg white omelet, toast and fruit. If I am in rush…Irish oatmeal or Special K.

On the weekends, you can find me… 

I work FT during the week, so the weekends are for doing errands with the family, toting my kids to gymnastics and bday parties. I wake up early both days and paint my custom portraits & pack orders before the kids wake up.

How many times do you usually hit the snooze button after your alarm goes off?

Never. I don’t even need an alarm. I am usually up about 6 am.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

My kids would probably say Black or Gray because of my wardrobe, but I am drawn to Cerise (pink).

How long can food be on the ground and still be fair game for eating? 

Hah! We usually chuck it if it fell on the floor. But MAYBE 2 seconds depending on what it is!

Your dream vacation would be…

Traveling to a great city with tons of shopping, art, good design, food – London, Amsterdam, Paris. I am not a huge fan of the beach or hot weather. So definitely in the the Spring or Fall.

Do you have a current celebrity crush?

Probably too many…Idris Elba & Jamie Dornan to name a few. 😉

Got any pets? Tell us about them.

Not yet! We just looked at a Siberian cat that is ready to have babies this week. My husband & daughter have allergies, but had no reaction when we met the momma cat. We may have a kitten VERY soon!

Tell us about your personalized wall art for The Land of Nod, how you made it or your inspiration behind it.

I design a line of soft dolls for little girls – inspired by my two daughters (6 & 11). These four drawings are an extension of my Sophie & Lili brand & style. I sketched the girls with pencil and painted with watercolors. The process was so fun and the people I worked with at Land of Nod were great. I am very flattered and excited to be a part of the Spring launch!

Girls Night Personalized Wall Art