Hi! I'm Jennifer and I'm so glad you've taken the time to stop by and do some reading about my adventures at home. I'm a Philadelphia girl at heart but live now in the Boston area with my husband and our two daughters, Ada and Elle. They're two and four years old and are hilarious, sweet, energetic, precocious, adorable, exhausting, and the best part of waking up every morning, even if it's a little earlier than I'd like.
If you had told me ten years ago that today I would own four different power saws, know how to use them all, and kind of love them, I'd have thought you had a seriously faulty crystal ball. Five years ago, I very clearly remember waiting to change the hardware on our built-in cabinets until my husband, Scott, could use the drill to do it, because I'd never held one before and power tools are for the boys, right? Crazy what five years in a semi-fixer-upper will do to a gal!
Woodworking and upholstery projects have become my favorites and I especially love to build and rehab furniture. I also love home decorating and filling the spaces around me with things that are meaningful or that I think are beautiful. As a girl I used to rearrange the furniture in my bedroom every few months and I still like the puzzle of piecing it all together in my home.
Food has always been a big part of my life. I love to cook and I love to eat delicious things. I'll try pretty much anything once. These days I tend to stick to quick-ish meals for my busy family but love using fresh, healthy, seasonal ingredients and preparing them in simple but delicious ways. I have a fierce sweet tooth, but also like fitting into my clothes, so usually reserve my dessert tinkering for the weekends. You'll find a mix of healthy and indulgent recipes here because that's how I eat at home.
So on any given day you can find me with a jigsaw, fabric swatch, or rubber spatula in one hand and a child in the other. And I wouldn't want it any other way :)