My tiny piece of internet real estate

Aaaand another week starts. Happy Monday folks! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

When I started this blog just over 2 months ago I wasn’t really sure if it would be something I’d stick to long-term. I know that I felt like I needed a place to write and that I wanted to connect with other like-minded individuals but above and beyond that I had no idea where my blogging journey would take me and whether it would even be something I’d enjoy doing.

There was fear because I’m really an open book (too much so sometimes) and I worried about oversharing. There was apprehension because I’m really just a run of the mill stay at home mom with nothing extraordinary or exciting to share since most days are fairly predictable and mundane. Yet, every time I open my dashboard to write a new post I feel myself drawn to writing about our debt-repayment journey, our struggles to bring Margs into the world, saving money and how living a simple and minimalist life continues to bring me happiness and reduce my anxiety.

If you’re subscribed to my blog – thank you. If you take the time to comment, like and email me – thank you. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough but please know that I read every email, every comment and am beyond grateful for every like and subscription here on This Tiny Blue House.

I reached 1000 followers on Friday and I’m still in disbelief because I never imagined anyone would really want to read what this stay at home mum had to say. I’m beyond grateful that each and every one of you has given me prime real estate in your reader and take the time to read my posts! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

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My 2 month blog anniversary is literally a nano-second in the great big world of blogging. Some bloggers have years, even decades under their belt and my tiny little piece of blogging real estate is still very much in its pre-infancy.

As my blog grows a little and starts to take shape, I’m beginning to realize that I really enjoy sharing my ideas with you fine folks. I enjoy reading other blogs, commenting and building a sense of community in this vast space we call the internets.

But what I couldn’t figure out these last couple of months was what compelled me to blog in the first place; what pushed me to register This Tiny Blue House on that fateful day in November? So, today I want to share the 5 reasons I’ve discovered fuel my desire to share my life with you lovely people.

1. I want to give my loss history a voice. I hope to share the message that although devastating a happy life after child loss is possible. I’ve grown a ton emotionally since we first lost our twins and I know that I want to spread awareness about baby loss. Lost pregnancies happen more often than we’d like to acknowledge and I’m hoping that other loss moms who find their way here will see that after the raw devastation subsides a little – putting the pieces back together is possible. It just takes time to adopt a “new normal”.

2. I want to share my imperfect experiences with motherhood. I’m still figuring out this parenting thing. Raising Margs is proving to be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. I’d like to continue blogging transparently about how difficult it is to parent a child when you suffer from anxiety. I’d like to continue sharing my struggles with my parenting decisions and choices. I’ll never claim to have all the parenting answers because I just don’t. I’m figuring out this motherhood thing as I go and trying to be the best version of myself I can throughout the process.

3. I want to talk about how we live a frugal lifestyle and how we manage our day to day life on less than 1000$ per month. I’ve already discussed how we’ve gotten ourselves out of  hefty credit card debt but haven’t really touched on how we spend our money on a monthly basis. I’d love to show you fine folks that it is possible to live well, eat well and enjoy life on a 1000$ a month budget. We’re by no means experts but we’ve found a way to save money and live what we consider a relatively comfortable lifestyle for about 1000$ per month. I look forward to sharing more about that part of our lives with you.

4. I want to discuss how simplicity has changed our lives. We were once the “worst” type of consumers, living a life of gross gross excess. Scaling back our spending to pay off our debt taught us so many valuable lessons about what truly makes us happy. I’d love to share how we overcame the need to “keep up with the Joneses” and accept that we’re the happiest versions of ourselves when we have less stuff.

5. I want to give you a peak into the life of our run of the mill imperfect family, living on a lower-middle class income. I’d love to share my experiences with marriage (Mer and I argue), finances (we still worry about money), parenting (I’m just terrible at it some days) and cooking (I make a few good go-to meals on a budget). In a nutshell, I’d like to share our very ordinary life with you without creating the illusion that we’ve got it all together which we just don’t – probably never will.

So thank you thank you thank you for reading, communicating and exchanging ideas with me. I look forward to continuing on this journey and I hope that you decide to come along!

If you’d like to keep in touch outside the blog feel free to follow me on twitter, instagram & pinterest.

Why do you blog? I’d love to hear what pushed you to create your blog and why you keep at it!

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  1. January 16, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Congratulations on your growth! Blogging can be such an amazing form of therapy – it starts with just getting your thoughts onto “paper” and out of your head but eventually, if you’re consistent and genuine, you build yourself a little community of support as well. Sounds like you’re doing extremely well!

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:53 am

      YES! I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for sharing!

  2. January 16, 2017 / 8:16 am

    I really can’t tell you how much I love reading your blogs. It gives me great ideas and advice, and it’s hard to believe you only started 2 months ago! I hope you stick with it and continue to write because you inspire me!

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:52 am

      Aww thank you 🙂 This made me smile!

      Thank YOU for reading.

  3. January 16, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Wow! I didn’t realize your blog was only two months old! You definitely write like the seasoned pro!

    I’m also a blogging newbie though, only two weeks in. I started writing because we had just moved across the country and I was unemployed. My husband joined the military and I decided to make this an opportunity to transform my career. I’ve always been drawn to writing and thought I could use my experiences with military life, weight loss and traveling to help others. I don’t intend on making money off my blog, but writing has given me such wonderful feeling of purpose and when someone says they’ve really connected with something I’ve written, it’s truly a fabulous feeling.

    I look forward to reading more on your budgeting tips since we are also a single income family.

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:51 am

      Thank you! 🙂

      Those are wonderful reasons to blog. I’m sure your posts are connecting with a ton of people in similar circumstances!

  4. January 16, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Congratulations on such quick blog growth that is amazing! I’ve been blogging on and off for nearly 20 years my reasons and the blogs/platforms have changed but ultimately it’s because I love to write.

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:50 am

      I can’t imagine blogging if you didn’t love to write which is probably a common thread we all share. Thank you for sharing!

  5. January 16, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Congratulations on your milestone!! I’m a newbie as well and would love to chat more about your every day life as well as blogging – it’s a bit overwhelming and I have no idea how to do things yet! (Is tags, get followers, etc.). I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts!

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thank you so much!

      The tags serve to categorize your posts. I don’t know that much myself but generally when I write a post I assign tags that are relevant to what I’ve written.

      • January 16, 2017 / 9:51 am

        Thanks!! Now just to figure out how to tag! Keep up the great writing! Love reading!!

  6. January 16, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Good job! I love following you! I started blogging because I wanted to keep all of my friends and family updated my pregnancy last year, since we had gotten a diagnosis for Down syndrome. Then it transformed into advocating for Down syndrome and now, other topics too! I love seeing the growth in myself and that is why I continue!

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:54 am

      I love everything about this. 🙂

      Thank you for sharing – you are blogging for such an important reason!

  7. January 16, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I want to read how you live off $1000 a month thats awesome.

    • January 16, 2017 / 10:30 am

      It’s not always exactly 1000, some months we’re over a little if something unexpected comes up but usually we’re right around that mark. I look forward to sharing 🙂

  8. January 16, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I enjoyed finding a like-minded gal living the tight-budget life… you make me smile, and I love comparing my experiences to yours when I am reading your posts. You do many of the same things I do, and its nice to see the re-affirmation of the frugal lifestyle choices that we’ve made.
    I am impressed at your stats – good job! 😀

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you so very much! I love to connect with like minded frugal folks! thank you for reading!

  9. January 16, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Well done on your achievement with the blog. I blogged to try and spread support to parents and home educators. So much about parenting and learning overlaps in mindful ways to all parts of life and I wanted to share that because few think of it in those terms. Good luck. x

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you Ross!

      I’m actually a former teacher so I love what you’re doing!

  10. January 16, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Hey Jenny! Wow what an amazing milestone! 2 months with 1000 followers! You’re already a pro! I’ve been blogging in and off for years… lol I have no idea how many followers I have but definitely not 1000! I started a blog for crafting years ago! And it evolved as I became a wife and now a mother… after I was married my blog really turned more into a life blog just documenting my day to day to and really to just express myself and to jot down what’s happening in my life. ☺ I’m definitely going to start following your blog so don’t give it up! Just keep writing and blog on!

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      I love that your blog has changed along with you. That’s wonderful!

      Thank you so much for following!

  11. January 16, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Congrats on your milestones! Love reading your blog. You have write really well and connect to so many. Keep it going!

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Wow. check my grammar! It’s supposed to read: You write really well…lol Too many margaritas for breakfast.

      • January 16, 2017 / 12:14 pm

        No worries! I understood what you were saying 🙂

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you so very much!

  12. January 16, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Jenny, I’m not surprised at the growth of your blog. It is well done and hits on many topics that young women and moms deal with, particularly miscarriage. My own daughter has had 3 miscarriages and is having surgery the 3rd of February to take care of some issues which will hopefully resolve the problem. I’m going to forward your site to her. I’ve been blogging for 5 years this month and wrote about it here: https://jodyleecollins.com/2016/01/25/five-things-ive-learned-in-year-five-blogging/ My goals are different for being in the blogosphere–I’m more of a connector, encourager and communicator and want to see bloggers grow in their gifts. I have no idea how many followers I have–maybe 100–but I have great connections/relationships with many, many good writers and I am grateful for that. May God continue to grow your work and your words.

    On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:13 AM, this tiny blue house wrote:

    > Jenny posted: “Aaaand another week starts. Happy Monday folks! I hope you > all had a wonderful weekend! When I started this blog just over 2 months > ago I wasn’t really sure if it would be something I’d stick to long-term. I > know that I felt like I needed a place to writ” >

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you for the kind words 🙂

      What is your daughter having surgery for? I had surgery as well because I was found to have a uterine septum which helped shed some light on my repeat losses. Please please please tell her she can contact me either via the blog or email. I wish her the absolute best on this very difficult journey.

      • January 26, 2017 / 9:03 pm

        Jenny, I’ve forwarded your site to my daughter–your similarities are very, very close in the pregnancy arena. I can talk with you more if you don’t mind emailing me (couldn’t find your email on the site) heyjode70 at yahoo dot com. Thanks for your sensitivity and reaching out.

        • January 27, 2017 / 4:23 pm

          Hi Jody! So glad you sent it her way. Feel free to email me at thistinybluehouse at gmail dot com.

  13. January 16, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Jenny, I’m not surprised at the growth of your blog. It is well done and hits on many topics that young women and moms deal with, particularly miscarriage. My own daughter has had 3 miscarriages and is having surgery the 3rd of February to take care of some issues which will hopefully resolve the problem. I’m going to forward your site to her.
    I’ve been blogging for 5 years this month and wrote about it here:
    https://jodyleecollins.com/2016/01/25/five-things-ive-learned-in-year-five-blogging/
    My goals are different for being in the blogosphere–I’m more of a connector, encourager and communicator and want to see bloggers grow in their gifts. I have no idea how many followers I have–maybe 100–but I have great connections/relationships with many, many good writers and I am grateful for that.
    May God continue to grow your work and your words.

  14. ladyinthemountains
    January 16, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    Hi, I actually started blogging to fight my way out of a horrible suicidal time in my life. Unfortunately, I lost those original blogs as my ex-husband was offended that I was writing them and I chose to also fight for my marriage. I came back to blogging to let people know that it does get better post divorce and there can be recovery from depression. I, also, never thought people would actually read or care about my posts but the writing was healing for me. I am loving being here more and more every day. I love reading these other blogs and connecting with others. I have loved writing my entire life but gave it up for many years. This has been good for my mental health.

    • January 16, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      I’m so glad you’ve found an outlet and that you find it helpful. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share this very important message with me.

  15. January 16, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I could have written this entire post! I’m excited to read more of your blog and to really kick off my own blogging journey (a mere 2 weeks old now!) what a great read, thank you for sharing xxx

    • January 16, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you for stopping in Aleena!

  16. January 16, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Dear Jenny,
    The reason I love to read your blog is because I was you about forty years ago and there was nowhere to turn with those constant questions about parenting, kids illnesses, fights with husband and constant fatigue. It brings back how unsure I was back then. The fact that you sort of let it all hang out is a blessing to readers, believe me.

    • January 16, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much. It’s such a wonderful feeling knowing that i’m not alone. Thank you for reading!

  17. January 16, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    OK…. You got me crying here. I too are an open book. You will tell what’s on my heart when you read what I have written. I believe it’s beautiful to be transparent and allow others to share in that. Thank you again for continuing to share your heart, your life with us.

    • January 16, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. They truly mean the world to me 🙂

      • January 16, 2017 / 8:52 pm

        You are not alone!….You are precious and are loved 💞

  18. January 16, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    I, like you, wanted to share the story behind losing a child and trying to continue on with life. I’m finding that now, two years from losing my daughter, that my blog is in some ways is needing to evolve. I’m not sure how yet though! Love reading your posts xx

    • January 16, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      It’s such an important message and I’m so glad you’ve blogged about it since it is so so important. Our babies take up such a huge part of our lives and it’s so important to share their stories.

  19. January 16, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Aw! Congratulations on hitting 1,000 followers! I’m glad I get to be one of them! I love reading your content:) I started blogging to connect with other moms…to support and inspire each other. <3

    • January 16, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      You’re too sweet! Thank YOU for following along!

  20. January 16, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I love how honest you are on your blog. I feel like I started it for a lot of the same reasons you did. I also have a lot of anxiety and having children one day gives me MAJOR anxiety and feel guilty a lot of times. I have anxiety about having kids some day just because I know I will feel guilty about almost everything (guilty if I work, guilty if I don’t, etc.). I also have anxiety about possible miscarriages because my mom had 2 later miscarriages. I respect your bravery for writing about your experiences. Thank you. I look forward to reading more.

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:18 am

      I’m so sorry you struggle with anxiety too. It’s just awful. I look forward to following you! Thank you for stopping in!

  21. January 16, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I would love to learn how to be more frugal. We have 5 boys & 1 girl. Feeding these fools requires a second job!!! 😜

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:18 am

      Wow! 6 kiddos must be expensive! So glad you found me, thank you!

  22. January 16, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I love your post and your honesty! I try to be frugal, I was raised that way and to appreciate money, respect it, don’t abuse it…
    I blog to spread the word of veganism…. to help the animals, help people with their health and to help the planet. It is a win win win situation! And I love the food! And I feel sooo good and my blood test results are amazing!

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:17 am

      Thank you! I love that you are so passionate about veganism! I’d love to know more about how veganism improved your health!

  23. January 16, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Now you are amazing! This is my kind of blog. Very helpful and encouraging! You are a wonderful writer & I can’t wait to benefit from your advice. I’m so excited to follow!

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thank you for your kind words! 🙂

  24. January 17, 2017 / 5:42 am

    I’m looking forward to the plans you have for this blog! Your honesty and openness is so refreshing and I look forward to each post. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thank you so very much Kelly! Thank you for following!

  25. January 17, 2017 / 6:04 am

    Jenny, first- thank you for visiting and liking my blog Mother Lucker. Second, congrats on the success of your blog. I just started mine a week ago, but am absolutely loving it. I am a writer by nature and I love having a medium where I can let it all hang out. I started my blog because all of my co-workers and customers begged me to put my stories in writing and share them with the masses. I obliged and am so glad that I did. I have had a childhood that was so horrific that I developed a sense of humor and a knack for storytelling. The only way I survived my childhood was by making myself laugh and now I love to make others laugh. Laughter to me is the greatest sound in the world and it is so easy to come by. I look forward to reading more of your blog!!

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:16 am

      So glad you found a positive way to share your stories! Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to following you and reading your stories!

  26. January 17, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Congratulations on how well your blog is doing. I only hope mine does as well! I started my blog just over a week ago too share my experiences of motherhood whist disabled. It helps to write down how I feel and has made me feel more positive in general.

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you! I wish you the very best of luck and I look forward to following your journey.

  27. January 17, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Can you share how you gained so many followers? I started blogging the last week in December. I’m still a newbie!

    • January 17, 2017 / 1:03 pm

      I’m still not sure. I do take time to interact with my own readers and follow/read as many blogs that are relevant to my own life as possible.

  28. January 17, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Happy 2017
    Good posts, beautiful blog.
    Congratulations.
    Welcome to see my creations:
    paintdigi.com

  29. January 17, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Wow Jenny! Thank you for liking my blog and therefore giving me the chance to know about yours. You know back in college days I used to be an avid blogger, but with marriage and new parenting like yourselves, there was never enough time to go back to blogging. This new year I decided to change it, decided to force myself to take out time to blog. I guess it’s after the realisation that you can never perfect parenting so it’s better to relax a bit than worry. Guess you are not there yet. My daughter is now 2 and half, how old is Marga?

    • January 17, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you for your kind words!

      My little girl is nearly 14 months old!

  30. January 17, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Your blog looks very interesting! I started to blog to find a like minded community and I think that was a right decision:)

    • January 17, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Wonderful! Thank you for stopping by!

  31. January 17, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    The reason I started a blog was to share my infertility story. Infertility is awful and frustrating and I felt so discouraged and out of options other than IVF. Then I read someone’s blog and it gave me hope. It actually encouraged me to try a procedure that my doctor had said would probably not help me. So I went to a different doctor who thought we should give it a try, and voila! I got pregnant immediately! I felt that I needed to share my experience just in case there was one other person out there like me who felt that they were out of options. Just in case they stumbled on my experience and it gave them some hope and helped them achieve pregnancy. Now I am due with my first baby at the end of April, and so my blog is morphing a bit from the experience of trying to get pregnant, to now being pregnant, and eventually my adventures in motherhood. I am going through a lot of life changes and it’s fun to share those and find others who have gone before me to derive some knowledge from. I love reading your story and getting your tips! Keep up the good work!

    • January 17, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      I am so incredibly happy for you. Struggling dealing with IF is awful – there really are not words to describe it unless you’ve gone through it. Thinking of you and that beautiful baby – grow baby grow!

  32. January 17, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    I think what you have here is pretty special, and what a feat to reach 1194 followers in two months! Keep sharing and oversharing. Sometimes it’s the only outlet us at-home moms get.

    • January 18, 2017 / 9:01 am

      Thank you Robyn!

  33. January 17, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Jenny:

    Thank you for the “like” today and congratulations on hitting the 1,000 follows. I have been blogging since September 2013 and have yet to reach that point.

    Opening up your life for reflection is a wonderful objective and it is often the focus in memoir. Just about anything worth saying, can be said with grace, if you take the time. Grace for your audience, but also grace for your own person.

    I am currently editing my own memoir entitled, Called Along the Way: A Spiritual Memoir, which I blogged over the past year. The first draft of my preface laid out my objectives as I started out (Looking Back; http://wp.me/p3Xeut-1jb). The current draft is much edited, but it may be more helpful seeing my starting point. I have cried a lot over this manuscript, but I have also grown measurably. We own the pains that we can talk about; those that we cannot talk about own us.

    BTW. You may enjoy joining a writing club for support and counsel.

    Stephen

    • January 18, 2017 / 8:57 am

      Thank you for sharing Stephen!

  34. January 18, 2017 / 9:47 am

    It’s like you took my feelings out of my own heart for starting my blog. I need to give a voice to my own losses in the hopes of helping to normalize this subject. We are a boring mundane family living a life of routine, but I still cannot stop writing about all that I have experienced and learned. I never knew I had so much to share!

    • January 18, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      I’m so sorry for your losses Julia. It changes us in so many ways doesn’t it? Thank you for stopping by!

  35. January 19, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Thank you for starting your blog and sharing your thoughts and ideas. You definitely are resonating with people! Thanks for all that you do, and thanks for this post, too. It was very interesting.

    • January 20, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      So nice of you! thank you!

  36. January 20, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    That is amazing! I hope my blog reaches that many followers one day!

  37. January 22, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading more.

    Eli

    • January 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you Eli!

    • January 24, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Yes! Blogging is such a wonderful way to get your ideas on virtual paper. Thank you so so much for the nomination 😍

  38. January 26, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Congrats! I started blogging recently to, in a way, hold myself accountable to my objective of being conscious of what I purchase & consume. Even if no one ends up reading, there’s something about adopting a routine & putting progress/anecdotes out into the internet that helps. I think you’re blog speaks to the fact that so many experiences people have, though not identical, are shared – and that resonates with readers. Keep up the good work!

    • January 27, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m going to head over and have a look at your blog too!

      It’s such a great way to connect with people and like you I never thought ANYONE would want to read what I had to say!

  39. January 30, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal site now 😉

  40. Stephen
    January 31, 2017 / 5:54 am

    Jenny
    Ive just discovered your blog today and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your life experiences. it is truly inspirational Ive been wanting to start a blog for some time but always found an excuse but you may have just convinced me to start good luck and thank you very much

    • February 1, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Thank you Stephen!

  41. February 1, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Thank you for dropping by my blog 🙂 I really enjoyed your blog post about why you blog. There are so many reasons why I personally blog, mostly to help other people through their anxiety and depression through my own experiences. I think you’re a wonderful writer and person. Let me know if there is anything you would like me to write about or if you would like a guest contributor. I look forward to reading more of your blog posts!!

    • February 2, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you! I might be in touch about setting up a guest post!

  42. February 7, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Hi Jenny,

    Your blog is beautiful and honest. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    We also lost a baby and I can relate to a lot of what I read on your blog so far. I’ve written a little on one of my own blogs. Well done you for your honesty and sensitivity. x

  43. February 9, 2017 / 11:17 am

    At the end of your post you ask why I blog. I could give you a million false reasons, but the honest reason is that my emotions are deep. My faith has provided me strength through a great many things. I know that I don’t struggle alone and for those that don’t have the strength to share what they are going through, I at least hope that some of them stumble upon what I have written and it helps them know that they are not alone in their struggle.

    • February 9, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      I love this. Thank you so much for sharing!

      • February 9, 2017 / 7:39 pm

        You are welcome. I wish I would have been a bit more gramatically correct in the sentence though. ^_^

        • February 11, 2017 / 8:11 am

          No worries! No judgement here – it made total sense!

  44. February 13, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Jenny, I saw that you stopped by my blog and so I went to see who you were, and I am so glad I did. You have a goodness to your writing that draws your reader in – like I’m sitting right there with you having a little chat.

    I started blogging a little over 4 months ago. I quit my day time job to do what I felt inspired to do. I don’t know that I’ve made a difference, but I will keep on doing it because I feel like it is what I’m supposed to do.

    Thank you for what you do and keep on writing!

    • February 14, 2017 / 8:36 am

      Awww thank you! What a lovely comment to wake up to!

  45. February 15, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I checked in every so often but as I’m not a wife and mother I thought it wasn’t too relevant to me. I decided to follow for food and frugal tips though. I started blogging a few years ago but for personal reasons I deleted my blog. A year or so after I started my current one and it’s just because I like thrifting and styling and get bored of so much fast fashion and sponsorships. I like sharing my styling tips for thing I or a reader would have in their wardrobe instead of encouraging more shopping

    • February 15, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Fair enough! Glad you found our way over though to share your ideas.

      I really enjoy your blog for the very reasons you mention above. I suck at styling and hope to be inspired to take a few more risks with my clothes.

  46. February 21, 2017 / 3:37 am

    Am glad I stopped by…I blog at Test2testimonies about my journey through miscarriages and still births, and I stopped because reliving the pain was becoming too hard for me. I do now have 2 boys, but have been told to not even dare try again, so I am at peace with the two, although I always wanted a little girl. I am new definitely going to be a regular follower of yours. Much love.

    • February 22, 2017 / 7:25 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by <3 I'm so sorry for your losses and struggles.

  47. February 27, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Congratulations on your success, but I’m sorry to hear about all that you have been through. I’ve been through a lot, too, so that’s why I write. I figure it may help someone. I have no doubt you’re helping people by telling your own story. Keep going.

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:02 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

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