A special thank you for reading & following along

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Today, a special thank you for reading and following along with us. Last night after I tucked my son into bed, I was looking around on pinterest and really doing a bunch of nothing. Do you ever do that? Just get sucked into the internet and before you know it, an hour has gone by and you don’t even know what you looked at? Anyway, I started thinking about how and why I started a blog in late August 2011 and where we are now. This blog has been a gift in so many ways and most of those gifts are because of YOU! We have been afforded so many opportunities not just personal amongst our family but so many fun exciting adventures through the media. None of these things would be happening if YOU didn’t read, comment and cheer us on.

thank you for reading

Never in a million years would I have thought that our first blog post about my son’s 5th birthday party, celebrating in good old “Star Wars” fashion would have turned into a passion of mine, new friendships with readers and other bloggers, and an opportunity to make a little money. Don’t get me wrong, we are not making millions over here but it covers my Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks monthly fund.

While my family doesn’t converse with you all like I do, they have had the exciting experience of being featured in magazines, tv and radio shows. This is all because of YOU. I know that sounds kind of corny but it’s true, if you didn’t read our blog, send us the funniest most inspiring comments and words of wisdom, I wouldn’t be motivated to write about our multi generational family, our unique living arrangement and our DIY home projects. It just wouldn’t happen.

So with all that said, a huge thank you for reading and following along with us  in our journey through life together. You have no idea how much I appreciate you all :).

I hope you all are having a great day!



Meet Jessica

What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.


  1. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen says:


    This is a such a sweet post and at the perfect time, too, just when I’m thinking about family. Today would have been my grandmother’s 100th birthday. We learn so much from our family members, young and old. Although my grandmother passed away before my grandchildren were born, I make sure to tell them stories about her so they’ll know all about her history, her crafts and her recipes.
    That’s what your blog is – a modern day story book so your readers – your “extended family” – will know a little bit of your family history. We love it, so never stop telling us your stories!

    1. Thanks Ashley! I’m glad you found us to, you are one of the loyalist readers out there! 🙂

  2. Gail DiMarco says:

    Hi Jess and the entire family. I love staying in touch with all of you. You do a
    tremendous job with all your DIY projects and give us enlightening ideas on what to do
    and how to do it. Besides, I feel like a know a celebrity, personally! L, g

  3. Thank you! Love your blog and I’m inspired how you’ve taught yourself to do so many great projects around your house. I enjoy reading about your family dynamics too!

  4. I just found a link to your blog from Pinterest! We are a family of 3 generations (my husband and myself, our 4 children and my mother) who all live under one roof together. We decided to build this house together 5 years ago and it has probably been the best decision we ever made. We’ve been able to help each other through some really tough times, and have created some amazing memories together! I feel so blessed to have my mom here and she has a bond with her grandchildren that I know will never go away! I will have to spend some time perusing your blog. I’m glad it’s here and that you’ve been able to inspire so many and perhaps open the door to others to maybe consider a similar arrangement for themselves. It can take a lot of work but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!!

    1. Glad you found our blog Kari! Sounds like you guys have a good thing going as well. Sounds like you guys are building great memories!

  5. Jess, I would like to thank you for the entertainment, inspiration and good reading each morning. Give your Gramps a hug for me. I expecially enjoying reading about his adventures….the special relationship you have with him brings to heart wonderful memories of the relationship I had with my dad before he passed away. Your a sweet and generous woman. I hope to follow your blog for years to come. 🙂 xo

    Thank you,

    Hey! Gramps! *Big Hug* 🙂

    1. Thank you Patty. I’m glad my gramps and I make you smile 🙂 So sorry about your dad. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet encouragement 🙂

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