Hi Everyone! My name is Jackie and I am a stay-at-home mom living in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago. I left the work force in 1996 when I married my sweetheart and fellow work companion in the Windy City. I managed my husband's law firm for several years and after we planned to marry, I decided to stay at home to parent our Brady Bunch of sorts. At the time, we had three young boys from our previous marriages and have since added two beautiful girls and some livestock (two cute dogs) to the mix. Our boys are all growed up and our girls are now ten and twelve years old. I just celebrated my fiftieth birthday on November 9th! I do not feel 50!!!
I am looking to share my world and my home with others who share my vision and my philosophies. I knew that there were other creative stay-at-home moms out there, but never expected to find so many out there in print!!! That is when I decided that I might as well take the "leap" to the Blog World. I am new to this, scared as heck, and I hope to find inspiration and friends along with some gentle nudging to mix things up.
I feel that one's home is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life and should be as warm and attractive as possible without costing a fortune!
I am on a quest striving to make Me the Quintessential Me and hope that my home and my outward reflection represents who I strive to be.