Sunday, January 22, 2012

About Me

Hi, I'm Jen

Thank you so much for visiting A Place 2 Call Home. I am a 27 year old wife and stay at home mother. I blog for my own sanity. I became really obsessed with design when my husband and I first moved in together, a whole new world was opened up to me. Now that I am a stay at home mom, I really focus on cleaning, organizing and decorating my home. I love reading about all things home related, and so naturally after years of reading blogs, decided to start my own. Thank you so much for taking the time to read, follow and comment, it really means the world to me.

And now 30 pretty random facts about me
  1. I was born in Scotland and lived there until I was 7 years old. I have 2 accents the Scottish one, and the American one.
  2. My family moved to the USA to NJ, but I have also lived in PA, GA, and now live in NY
  3. My daughter makes me believe that god must be real
  4. My husband and I had crushes on each other for about 6 months, and neither of us knew it.
  5. I like to be in control and in charge
  6. I believe that I am a very creative person
  7. I don't sew, I hot glue, and that doesn't even embarrass me.
  8. I believe that paint can pretty much solve anything
  9. I believe I would be a fantastic employee at the paint department, paint = possibility
  10. I talk to myself...ALL the time. At least when my daughter is around I don't look quite as crazy
  11. I cant cook, and although I'd like to learn, I am unapologetic about it.
  12. I think clean sheets are the best thing ever
  13. My style is becoming much more eclectic and it surprises me
  14. We had a small wedding of only 60 people because more than anything I just wanted to be his wife
  15. I have tummy aches frequently
  16. I love chocolate, and I eat too much of it.
  17. My mother works for Godiva and I like good chocolate just about as much as cheap chocolate
  18. I would like a friend who's as into design as I am who lives close by so we could go shopping
  19. I believe that your environment is such a big influence on how much you enjoy your day
  20. I don't stress out over laundry, it always gets done
  21. I didn't know how to use a can opener until very recently
  22. I wish I was more patient and kind
  23. I wish I knew how to turn off my creative mind at night
  24. I love kids movies. My favorite is How to train your dragon.
  25. I cry at any movie or commercial where there's kids involved. Like how harry potters bedroom was under the stairs, or that commercial where the dad is telling the little 5 year old girl to drive safe and no texting while driving, and then the girl turns into her 17 year old self. Or any video where children have no food or water, I cant help but donate immediately, my heart hurts for those babies.
  26. I have had blond hair for a large portion of my life. I do believe now I will stay dark, until I want to go blond again
  27. I am spontaneous with certain things and completely rigid about other things
  28. I do not understand how my husband puts his dirty clothes on the floor near the hamper everyday...despite my asking him not to.
  29. I feel so lucky to only be 27 and be married, with a daughter and have a house. Although most of my friends are just getting engaged, I feel I am exactly where I should be
  30. The pottery barn magazine is like porn to me
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Jen, I totally feel like I was reading a list about myself! We have so much in common and I wish we lived closer to eachother so I could be your shopping partner in crime :) I love the way you have decorated your home and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  2. I agree with Amanda, I totally felt like I was reading a list about myself! LOL. 2 things....I grew up in Long Island and now live in we are pretty close. And, my favorite is #14...almost made me tear up! So cute :)

  3. this was so much fun to read, and i also feel like we have a lot in common! i was married at 25, and my son was born on my 27th bday... i am older than you (33 now), but i felt the same way- where i should be and so happy to be married and starting a family before most of my friends.
    and i lay in bed thinking of things i want to do to the house, etc.... so i am right there with ya!
    and i would love to come shop with you. :)

  4. what fun facts about you- I loved getting to know you a little bit better! I love what you said about knowing that you're right where you should be- beautiful!

  5. I'm stalking your page now. ;)

    I can so relate to not cooking and being unapologetic about it, about Pottery Barn Magazine being like porn (It's "This Old House" for me!), and about being rigid about some things and much free-er about others. I see a lot of similarities between us. :)

  6. Good morning! I simply wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog so much (Oh and love the new look too), so I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog <3 award. You have great taste and great tips for a tidy home, so I wanted to share that. Visit me @ to see how it works.


  7. Ummmmm, I just write that list or did you?!?

    Saw your blog over at Primitive and Proper and just had to come over.

    I want a friend who lives near me and loves decorating as much as me, too. Then I wouldn't have to drag the hubs everywhere with me and pretend he's my decorating sidekick.


  8. OMG, I was reading your list, and going "that's me, and that's me" too funny!!! You and I seem to think alike :) I'm your newest follower! Stop by sometime!

  9. I LOVE your blog, I LOVE your style and everything about it. I feel like we have very similar styles. I also saw that you also like to read, what is your favorite magazines other than Pottery Barn, and what are your favorite books. I hope your break is going great. I am a Huge fan, enjoy:)

  10. Oh my gosh, I laughed out loud when I read # 30- I feel the exact same way, although I do love Ballard Designs as well. We have so many things in common I felt as though I was reading a list about myself!! I wish I lived in NYC- we could totally be shopping buddies, but I now live in Arizona (originally from Boston, MA). I think your stuff is amazing!!!


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