Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A quick hello and overdue update....

Hello, hello.... anybody out there?

This week, I was delighted to get not one but two sweet emails from former readers inquiring as to whether or not I was still, well, alive and all that. It was totally, completely heartwarming to hear from old blog friends, and felt hardly deserved. It's been a good long time since I've posted on my blog, and I am rarely able to comment on all the bazillions of blogs I spend the wee hours of the night/morning poring over (I always want to comment, but I am usually on my phone and juggling a baby with my other hand. I am silently following along though!!). I basically up and disappeared and am really sorry to my blog friends and readers for that. It was never my intention. I blame these guys:

Just kidding. But, I thought a stop in with a quick hello was long overdue. 

I am not back to regular blogging. This is more of a pop-in visit to with a bit of an update. I hope to get back to blogging one day, but not just yet. Fingers crossed that one of these days I get it together though. 

First things first -- a few personal updates. Regular readers might be wondering about the pic at the top of this post. When I last posted, Violet was still a newborn. A lot has changed. When Violet was a year old (13 months to be exact), we welcomed our third baby! Meet our little Tessa Shannon, who was born summer 2014. 
She has been such a gift and brings me so much joy. Her big brother and sister adore her, too. 
All the kids are doing great. Benjamin is a thriving, chatty, hilarious little man who at age 3 is as fascinating and wonderful as can be. Violet will turn 2 in May and is growing into a fearless, funny, affectionate little lady who I just can't get enough of. I'm running around like mad just trying to keep up with all of them. I've also been lucky to have another nephew and two new nieces since my last post. The kids are truly beginning to outnumber us, but I couldn't be happier about their adorable little crew. At 3.5, Ben is the oldest of the seven! 

The house is coming along well, too. I hope to share some updates soon -- so many projects have been worked on, completed, and dreamed up since I last updated. But that will have to wait for another rainy (freezing rain, currently) day. Matt and I have loved working on this house and really making it our home. I'm still loving the process and hope I will get the chance to share the nitty gritty of it with you all.

Anyway, this is all a very long-winded, rambling way of saying hello and that I miss you. I miss blogging and being part of this wonderful big network of like-minded people. No one in my day-to-day life is nearly as interested in talking about Ikea's new kitchen line, spray paint techniques, or tile trends as I would like (Matt really does try, god bless him). So if you are reading this (which, frankly, seems unlikely) please know how grateful I am. Thank you for keeping your wonderful blogs going to get me through seemingly endless strings of sleepless nights and keep me motivated as I work away at our own little home. 

See you soon!

Jenny xo


  1. Hi Jenny!

    I DID wonder where you were but figured that your TWO children were taking up your time (along with your studies.) Now you have THREE already? Amazing how time has gone by. You are doing the right thing by not putting a priority on blogging, your children will grow up so fast you will be glad you spent the time with them and not online. There will be lots of time for that when they are in school and more independent. Until then, enjoy every moment!

  2. So nice that you popped in to update us! Not surprising you don't have time to post, with all your lovely little ones! Look forward to the occasional update, when you have a minute!

  3. Aw congrats on the third baby!! You have a pretty sweet family there :-) I also love the sneek-peek of what you've been doing at the house! Love the gallery wall around the tv!

  4. Congrats on the second and third babies! I love the name Tessa--my daughter's name is Tess. Looking forward to seeing what you've done with the house!

  5. Beautiful space and family!

  6. Hi, Jenny. I think one of the emails you received was from me--I think I remember checking in on you because I always enjoyed your blog. At any rate, how nice to find your update post announcing Baby #3! Congratulations. Believe it or not, I still remember your first home--it was darling! Ben's nursery was darling, and I remember enjoying your nice pieces in your china cabinet--many your age aren't interested in such things! It was nice to see that.

    I'll keep you in my sidebar so I can get updates. I'm kind of out of blogging--well, not blogging as regularly as I'd like--only due to limited time, but as you do, I peek in on my faves from time to time

    Best wishes to you and your sweet family! ~Zuni

  7. What a lovely home you have :) Love this open plan kitchen and living space- so perfect for families! Everyone can hang out while making meals / doing homework/ watching a movie and no one feels banished to the kitchen to do chores.

  8. Do you need a quick loan? We offer loans at 3% interest rate. We give out personal loans, auto loans, mortgage loans, agricultural loans, business loans. We give out amount between $5000 to $20 Million dollars. Repayment period is between 1 to 25 years. To get more information: zionloanfirm.ltd@gmail.com


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love hearing from you and read each and every message :)