Welcome to my blog. My name is Jess. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus and grateful for the new life I have in Him. I live in Washington D.C. with my amazing husband and the most adorable toddler you will ever see.

If you knew me well back in high school or college, you might be somewhat shocked at the life I currently live. With two college degrees, I was supposed to be single, running an organization, and undomesticated at the age of 27. Instead, I’m a stay-at-home mom who loves to cook, decorate, sew, and dress my son up in cute clothes. As I write this I’m butchering a chicken and making my own stock for the first time (which turned out pretty successful, I might add). Some days I even shock myself. My life is not at all what I pictured it to be, but I love it.

I really enjoy trying new things, and every time I try out a new love, I think I’m going to master it (and by master, I mean win a reality TV show). My love for cooking started after I got married, and by necessity, I had to learn. I try out a new recipe a couple times a week, just because its fun for me. I figure, since I have to feed my family, I might as well keep it interesting. I started sewing after my obsession with a  reality show convinced me I could start my own clothing line. Let’s just say that that dream died pretty fast. I do love to sew but I’m pretty much on the pillows, hems and curtains level. I think my love for decorating and design came from my mom, though she would probably beg to differ. She was rearranging the furniture in our house every other week. I learned that if you can’t get new stuff, just put it in a different place -and it feels new. Although I would argue I might have a real shot at winning a design show, ain’t no body got time to decorate someone else’s house.

The truth is, I don’t want to be a master of all those things, just the aspects I like most. I love cooking but I don’t plan on learning how to make lobster (gross). I really love design and decorating but my complete lack of math skills and distain for measuring will keep me from putting 17 holes in anyone’s walls but my own. So this blog is about all the things I like to love. And a little of everything in between. Maybe it will inspire you to try something new.


19 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, Jess!

    I found your blog via your husband’s Twitter. I haven’t actually started reading yet, but I’ve enjoyed your “About” page. It sounds like we are cut from the same cloth, and I look forward to reading more!

  2. Jess – I really liked reading your blog. It is awesome to see what the Lord has done in you guys’ life since the days of Epiphany!

    Grace & peace,

  3. Hi Jess I Love Your Blog And I Do Agree You’re Son Is The Cutest 1 Yr Old Ive Ever Seen You’re Really Pretty Thanks For Sharing You’re Life And What You Love And Its Awesome Hearing From You:D

  4. Hey Jess, I just read your guest post on your husband’s blog. It was awesome and so true. I often find myself feeling discontent after spending hours on facebook, which why I’m hardly ever on anymore. When I saw “master of nothing lover of everything” I immediately thought that’s just like me. Looking forward to more blogs from you. btw your son is so adorable!

  5. WOW!!! I love this blog. I look forward to reading more, I love your posts and pictures. Continue being an example to young girls (e.g. me)! Grace & Blessings…

  6. i absolutely adore you and Trips love for Christ
    im one of your new fans who will be praying to God to keep gracing you up daily and that your son Q be found in Gods business as he grows in your love and Christ Unconditional love tooo
    i love you already
    cant wait to tuck into all the posts you have

  7. Hello Jessica. I too found your blog via your husband’s builttobrag site. Yes, I read your post and couldn’t agree with you more regarding the pitfalls of social media sites. Nevertheless, after reading through your site, I’m truly blessed by the candor you’ve shared concerning the realities of life as a woman of God, a wife and mother. Like you, I had “big” dreams for how my life was to play out. (i.e. 42 and single, worldly successful so that I could eat out every night, and adopting children). But GOD, in His sovereignty, had greater and better. Married at 24 in 1998, mother of four sons, and, according to my family, a “good” cook :-). “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purposes of the LORD that will stand” Proverbs 19:21. Let God be true and every man a liar. Be blessed.

  8. Hey Jess I’m Carrie I love listening to your husbands music and the rest of the reach records. I love how the heavenly FATHER is working in you and your family and he maid you beautifully. And I just can’t forget the little cutie wow your son is the adorablest little thing i’ve ever seen and a Big CONGRATS to the newest little member in your family I was so excited to hear that you was expecting another one:) and this is just an Idea I had I think you should put up a galley to your blog so we can see great pictures of you and your family well I will love to hear what you think about it well I guess that’s all may the heavenly FATHER bless you and your family:D

  9. This is awesome… Thx for sharing with us all! I’ve been trying to convince Whit to do a blog too! Good stuff. Blessings to you and the fam

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