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About Jen

Hi All! Jen here, I'm a work at home, web designer mom to two wonderful kids and wife to my wonderful husband of 19 years. We live in the Chicago suburbs. I used to be very creative and then kids and life came along. About 8 years ago I discovered Pinterest and it has rekindled the homebody creative person in me. We live in a house that we got 'a great deal on' but it severely needs to be updated!! So my goal is to get a kick start on doing a few things around here. I've learned so much from other blogs so that is one reason I decided to do this one...I'm hoping to share a few of my ideas and well, I'm sure a few laughs too as I am not Martha!!

My other passion lately is cooking and DIY recipes  I was diagnosed Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and with that came many food allergies, lots and lots of food allergies. At first, I thought it was a curse but I have slowly come to realize it was a blessing because I have really been looking at the food we have been eating. I am allergic to wheat, cow's milk, beef, soy, sesame, eggs, tree nuts, gluten and a few other things I have lost count of, so as you can see my menu is a challenge. I've been having fun learning and while most meals have been good there have been quite a few disasters 🙂 My Saturday morning addiction is watching all of my Food Network shows that have been recorded throughout the week.

My son does have Down syndrome so you will see some articles related to special needs too.

I hope you enjoy and please be sure to let me know your adventures.


So what's this blog about?

This blog is sort of a mix of ramblings and how-tos. My main goal is to be entertaining and to teach you how to live a toxic-free and chemical-free life, well as much as you can.

A few years ago my dad passed away from cancer and about that same time I developed EoE. Because of those 2 life-changing events I really started looking into what was in our food and then that leads me to what we're also using for cleaning products, what I was using for beauty products and other things around the house. I am finding how simple and less expensive it is, to start living a cleaner life. I'm not perfect but I strive to make myself a little better each day.

I hope you can join in on this journey and please let me know about yours.

Have a joyful day!


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