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I just realized that The Ultimate Blog Party is going on this week, so I’m joining up! It’s a great way to mix and mingle with other bloggers and find some great blogs you may have not known about before. For those of you who are new here, welcome, and here’s a little intro to Practically Functional.
Hi, I’m Jessi, and this is Practically Functional, a blog about a little bit of everything in a practical attempt at Domestic Goddessery!
I got married about six months ago to my wonderful husband JonMarke, so now I’m learning (trial-by-fire style) how different married-life-with-two-cats is from single-living-in-a-college-dorm. Hint, it’s very different, but I’m really enjoying it!
I am finding that I enjoy a lot of domestic things much more than I used to. I like to cook and I’ve recently rediscovered my love of crafting. I love to organize everything: our home, our finances, our day-to-day lives. I love anything and everything DIY. I’m clearly no expert at any of this, but I’m organized, practical, slightly domestic, and super optimistic, so I’ve got a good feeling about it!
I started this blog in February of 2012 to share some of my experiences in crafting, DIY, cooking, organizing, gardening, finances (my interests are fairly eclectic so I’ll stop here, otherwise we could be here a while!) I’m just beginning my career in IT and I work full-time, so my job can be a bit stressful. But I love having this blog because crafting etc. and then blogging about it is fun, relaxing, and a great way for me to de-stress and disconnect myself from the office (and hopefully inspire others in the process!)
If you want to get a feel for the local color, here are a few of my favorite posts to get you started.
With just two ingredients you can make your own chalkboard paint in any color! I was excited to find this out because it isn’t the cheapest paint to buy. I painted the lids of a few jars in our kitchen so that we could label them (and re-label them, if needed!)
These are my FAVORITE appetizers of all time! They are so delicious and easy to make. My husband almost got punched by a friend of our back in college for stealing the last one of these off the plate, no joke! 🙂
My job is a bit stressful sometimes, so every once in a while I love to de-stress, relax, and just chill out with this simple detox bath. I guess everyone else likes to relax as well, because this has been my most popular post so far!
I also have a couple of series going on right now. One huge change in “becoming an adult” was learning to be responsible for my own finances, present and future. I had to figure out what I wanted to do about health insurance, retirement, and a bunch of other things, and it wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done. So to share some of the things I learned I wrote a post titled 10 Important Financial Lessons To Learn While You’re Young and turned it into a series. Check them out. Even if you’re not just out of college they can still be helpful! 🙂
I also just started an indoor herb garden in our kitchen, and it’s doing pretty well. I’ve never really had a green thumb, so I’m having fun learning how to take care of plants and having it actually work! I’m sharing tips and tricks I pick up along the way in my Herb Garden Series which starts with my post about Starting An Indoor Herb Garden. If your thumb is a little more black than green, check it out!
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