Hi! I am Jen, the other half of j + j.
Nice to meet you!
I am the proud mom and wife to this cute little family that I love so much! This is our last Christmas Card photo that we had taken in my parents backyard at Thanksgiving.. Last year was such a blur that we didn’t do a fancy photo shoot. (Lie) Who am I kidding? I never plan early enough to get a fancy photo shoot done. I am lucky my brother is our company photographer…and double lucky that I could get one good family photo for our Holiday Card. Next year I will plan better! (Ha! I say that every year.)
My family is my greatest joy. My boys are always there to lend a helping hand, a funny joke and tight bear hugs. They are also amazing older brothers to their 15 month old baby sister, whom they have nicknamed “Lady J”. They love her so much and always want to include her in everything they do. They are also her biggest protectors, rushing to her aid when they hear her cry and asking if she is alright. My daughter is such a bright light and has the sweetest toothy grin you ever did see. She’s starting to talk and my heart swells every time I hear her little voice saying, “Mama.” My husband is my rock. After 14 years of marriage, we have so much fun together, and he keeps me laughing. When we have a moment to ourselves, we love to run to OHSO in Arcadia for a drink and a quick bite. But more often than not, you can usually find us sitting outside on the front porch, chatting up our neighbors and watching our kiddos play.
Design is truly a passion, and I feel so lucky that I can live my dream every day. Sure, it can be a little challenging at times, but that is what makes it fun, and keeps me on my toes! I live in what my husband calls “Jen’s La-La Land” where I zone out and immerse myself in my thoughts and daydreams. I am always “thinking”…finding inspiration in every day things, like nature, architecture, kids t shirts…the list goes on and on. I get completely lost in it and honestly, I think it’s what makes me good at what I do.
One thing most people don’t know about me is that I love the early morning. It’s a start over from yesterday full of hope and new adventure, cheesy as it sounds…You just never know where the day will take you. I’m also at my clearest in the morning. I love starting my day with a cup of coffee and coconut creamer and getting to work!
Things I Love:
Fall and Spring in AZ
Cuban Lattes with real sugar
Almost anything in Gold, White, or Green