I’m Jen, and this blog is a record of my adventures: crafting, cooking, mom-ing, traveling, whatever — it’s all fair game. My current interests include: photography, sewing, Montessori/early childhood education, crafting toys for my daughter or pieces for my home, gardening, updating our home to be more functional for our expanding family, and of course, blogging.
Jason is my super-sweet hubby. We met in 2003, and were married on a beautiful Milwaukee day in October 2008. You can read more about the best weekend of our lives here: pre-wedding fun (including a skating party and brewery tour!), getting ready, the ceremony, between the ceremony and reception, and the reception.
In 2009, we moved to rural Michigan. Neither Jason nor I had lived in the country before, and we were intrigued. We bought an 1800 square foot center-entrance colonial surrounded by 9 acres of woods. We fell in love with the quiet, private, natural surroundings, but our house is lacking in a lot of the old-fashioned charm and style that I’d loved in our previous homes. So we are slowly (SLOWLY!) updating and personalizing our home while relishing in the chance to live in nature.
Our sweet baby girl, Lilly, joined the family in July 2011 and our lives were forever changed. We waited almost two extra weeks for her arrival (my belly growth is documented here), and her birth was one of the most wonderful, amazing, incredible moments of our lives.
Some exciting family news: we look forward to welcoming a new little one to our family in September 2013!
Our pound dogs, Barley and Jezebel, round out our little family. The dogs get along so well – they’re constantly playing, sunbathing, or sleeping together. And of course, they provide hours of endless entertainment for Lilly. It’s adorable.
Thanks for following us on our everyday adventures! I’d love to hear from you in the comments!