Allow me to reintroduce myself.
I'm Jen, an interior architect and graphic designer. I started documenting my home improvement journey in the summer of 2010, when I bought my first house with my ex-husband. In the fall of 2012, with the birth of my son Leo, I began my biggest project yet, motherhood.
It's been awhile since I've shared. The timing of my last post coincides with the beginning of the end of my marriage. It was a time of necessary internal focus to work through the transition of my family, and make sure that we all got through the necessary changes in the healthiest way possible. I may talk more about this process on these pages, I may not. I have yet to decide how much I want to share.
What I do know is that I am on the other side now. My spirit has taken a beating. But I continue to make small changes & add finishing touches to my home while I re-design my life and seek out that sparkle once again. I'm ready to shine. And one of the things that has always made me feel full is writing about things that make me do so.
I've begun contributing small articles to 30seconds, an online community that strives to make life better through quick tips and essays. It's made made me realize how much I miss the feeling of my fingers clicking across the keyboard. And how much more I actually have to say. I'm limited there to 1200 characters, and it's a challenge! If you are interested in checking out any of my tips, please see the feed in the upper right hand corner of this page.
I welcome you back to my story of things that make life sparkle—from improvements to my home that make it look beautiful and function better, to adventures in parenting that make my heart sing on a daily basis, and the art & design that fuels my creative soul.