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welcome!

Hi I’m Jenn. I’m starting this blog because I know how overwhelming social media can be with all the little snippets of info so I want to slow it down and have this space to share more in depth on the things I’ve learned, am still exploring and some handmade things.

we’re always in the kitchen
or outside #1000hoursoutside

Here are some things about me and what you can expect in this space:

  • I’m a stay at home wife and mama.
  • we’ve been semi low tox and eco conscious for years.
  • I became a first time mom at 40.
  • my passion grew on holistic living and conscious parenting.
  • we lived in a one bedroom apartment in New York City three blocks north of Central Park, so that was like our back yard.
  • we transitioned from city life to country living in December 2020.
  • we live simply in Pennsylvania on 4 acres in a 1900’s Colonial Cottage surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes.
  • our home definitely needs a lot of fixing up but we’re taking it slow. Living in it as it is so we can figure out the best solutions.
  • with our move, my baby becoming a toddler and a loss in the family I was dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety which I didn’t know I had.
  • I started using essential oils for home cleaning, emotional and wellness support while discovering what a huge issue greenwashing was.
  • I run a bag making business and am a brand partner of young living part time and of course caring for our home and land and will soon be homeschooling our little boy.
  • we are learning and growing on our four acres and i’ll be sharing my passion for holistic living and some handmade things.
our home the first day we moved in
our barn

I’m truly so glad you’re here!

We have a lot to figure out with this old house, country living and bringing up our little boy. I hope you come back and join us on our adventure. I’ll share things on simple homemaking, nontoxic living, gentle parenting and running a small business.

Are we hanging out on instagram yet? if not, i’m @hellojenneng. Come say hi and let me know you’re coming from my blog.

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It’s Spring

Hey guess what? We’re finally out from under all the snow YAY! The first winter at our home was sooo snowy! We knew there was going to be a lot more snow compared to new york city but really had no idea what was ahead. People in the area said it was the worst winter for snow they’d seen.

We basically spent most of our time the first few months shoveling cause it snowed every single day 🤣 (that’s what it felt like) and settling into a rhythm of home ownership. Anyways, we’re finally over it! We made it 🙌

It’s Spring!! 🌸 and we’re ready for work. We started cleaning the property. Clearing branches, raking leaves and cutting up fallen trees to dry for next year. It’s exciting to finally be able to see how we want to use the land. Where we want our compost, garden, patio, wood storage, you know, things like that. Things we wouldn’t have if we stayed in Manhattan.

We seem to have it figured out but it may change in a month or two and that’ll be okay. We’re living and learning. We’re doing what we’ve always wanted to do – own a home on land in the country!