• Jill

    Who Am I?

    I turned 38 a couple of weeks ago. 38!!! It sent me into a mini mid-life crisis. I love the song “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman. I love the message and could listen to it on repeat till my kids scream! Over the past month I have more been pondering the line of the song that says, “this is who I’m meant to be, this is me!” It has got me thinking… WHO AM I?? In an earlier post I mentioned that I got married 2 weeks after I graduated from high school. After that I went to 2 years of college and got an Associate Degree from a…

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    Bad things happen to good people and it SUCKS

    I have never been one to share my life on social media. I struggle even sharing the good, but for sure I don’t share the bad. I don’t want pity and I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. However, if by sharing my story it can help even ONE person, then it will be worth coming out of my comfort zone. This is a brief summary of some of the struggles I have had in my life. I probably could have written a book, but I will give you the short version! I feel like I’m about to address a support group: My name is Jill. I have…

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    State Inspired String Art

    I was put in charge of a craft activity for about 40 women. When I was trying to find something fun and cute to do, I kept coming across all of these super cute string art ideas. I also noticed that state decor is all the rage. I thought why not combine them both?!? So this is what I came up with. I live in Idaho so we did Idaho string art, but you can adapt this to whatever state you live in! I’m going to use the great state of Texas in my tutorial because my good friend Sunny lives there and it was her birthday so I will…

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    New Adventures

    Two years ago we decided to purchase 5 acres of land up a canyon, in the mountains outside of the city we live in.  My husband has been wanting to do this forever. Me, being as city girl as they come, had been pumping the brakes, trying to convince him our kids needed to live in a neighborhood with kids all around them. Well some land fell into our lap. The perfect land. Something that we had been looking for, but something you never find around here. We are at the bottom of the canyon so still close to the city. This was a must because my kids are involved…