My name is Jen and I live in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. Yes, that Naperville that Reddit hates.
I started this site a long time ago to document life in the only way I know how, with a little bit of messy and complicated overlaid with humor. I have ADHD and while I don’t generally write about that experience, you should know that about me going in.
I did have 15 years of Martha Stewart magazines saved, but at some point I recycled them and moved on with my own level of building an empire.
Once in a while I take on subjects like having a bipolar parent, gun safely, and gay equality, gifted education. I support equity, diversity, BLM, and public education. If you don’t like my politics, I actually don’t care. I’m not a moderate but I’m also not without reason.
I’ve been on MSNBC, NPR, Good Morning America, some local Chicagoland media and probably something else I’m forgetting but that’s not generally my goal. I’m an introvert but will step out into the “light” when warranted.
I don’t generally do reviews but when I do they have to be a good fit. I have worked with the brands: Moen, Martha Stewart, Staples and Sherwin Williams. If you want to read more of where I’ve written, performed, interviewed or quoted then you can find that on this page (which is woefully out of date but who can keep track of every place that links you.)
If you stick around, I’ll bake you cookies. They’ll be gluten-free because I’m a jerk like that.
I’m really obsessed with Halloween. Think of me as Glinda the Good witch mixed with Michael Myers.
I used to freelance IT work and then the pandemic hit so I took a pivot to something more fulfilling and started a gardening design business. I know that’s quite the range of skills and I actually consider myself a multipotentialite.
I also collect 3 ft dolls and am taller than I look online.
Thanks for stopping by.