Hi and nice to meet you!
My name is Jessica and I’m from a small town in Massachusetts and love sharing my unique multigenerational living lifestyle which all started in 2008.
Prior to starting my blog in 2012, I had no experience with social media and didn’t even have a Facebook account. I am a self taught mom blogger who stumbled upon blogging while searching for Star Wars party ideas for my son’s 5th birthday party in 2011.
How this all started
In 2008 my family moved into my childhood home, owned by my parents. The original plan was to stay for a short time while we looked for a new home but we never left. Within a couple years, my grandparents (my dads parents) also moved in. We were now 4 generations all living under 1 roof.
my parents and grandparents
my step daughters
In 2011, Four Generations One Roof was born by accident which quickly became a popular spot for family, friends and new readers to visit on a daily basis. My dad, my grandfather and I started renovating our home together and the blog became a popular hub for DIY interior design projects, DIY home renovations, room makeovers on a budget, family recipes and how to successfully live in a Multi-Gen Home while maintaining privacy, style and your sanity.
In 2017, a lot changed and life as I knew it for so many years ended. My grandmother passed away on the eve of Thanksgiving, 2017 and my grandfather became a permanent resident at a local Nursing Home near my home in late 2017. My grandfather had severe Dementia which left us unable to care for him at home. This was one of the worst days ever, taking him to the Nursing Home knowing he would never return home :(.
In February 2018, my parents sold my childhood home . My now ex-husband and I along with my parents purchased a new house 1/2 mile down the street with more land, one kitchen and a home conducive to now three generations under one roof. The funny thing about buying the new house was my ex and parents loved the house and me, well it wasn’t my ideal interior style (don’t get me wrong it’s really nice just not something I would have picked) but my ex really loved it and at the time it seemed like a good idea. My parents also loved the house so it was 3 yes’s and an “ok” from me with the idea of remodeling down the road to create a home that was more my style and something they still loved too.
2020 and beyond
Shortly after purchasing the new home, my grandfather passed away and my marriage ended. Boy, I had no idea what the next couple years had in store for me! If you had told me one year prior, that a year later my grandfather would die and my marriage would end AND I would meet an amazing guy (Jimbo!) and get engaged in 2020, I would have said “no freaking way!” I wrote a handful of blog posts during this time and you can read them below.
- Surviving separation , divorce and the death of my grandfather .
- 3.5 Generations and marriage proposal
- adjusting after divorce & 2nd job” and “Jess do you still like blogging?“
- Fast forward to 2023, we are modernizing our home – finally!
My little blog that started off as a way to keep friends and family updated on life living with my grandparents and parents somehow turned into my full career and has landed us some pretty fun local and national features. We have been featured (see press features) in a variety of national publications, radio, print and online as well as magazine features. Over the years I have met some amazing people and now work with a variety of sponsors as well as contractual relationships for brand ambassadorship. Working with HomeGoods as a blogger, Better Homes and Gardens as a StyleMaker since 2013 and a freelance prop stylist for local and national brands has been a tremendous experience.
Some of the brands that we have worked with and/or currently works with are Home Depot, 3M, Shaw Flooring, Sherwin-Williams, Joss and Main, MasterBrand, HomeGoods, Wayfair, Better Homes and Gardens, Tylenol, Birch Lane, Proctor & Gamble, HomeRight, PineConeHill, Dash & Albert, Minted, Cree, Country-Time Lemonade, Flooring Decor, Kohler, Quaker, Ellios, Shaws supermarket, Whole Foods, Hood, Oreo, Old Elpaso, Folgers, New England Coffee, Jasco, Sears, Lightstream Banking, New Hampshire Travel and Tourism, Hinkley Lighting as well as a variety of smaller scale brands. See a list of full past and present sponsors here.