Isn't this THE best photo? That is such a great capture of Jen's personality! I met Jen at Alt Summit when I was feeling a bit nervous and alone. You see, I had gone on my own knowing no one and being new to this blogging gig. Nothing like jumping in with both feet!
And then I met Jen. She's creative and fun and imaginative and makes things happen. She blogs at
about creative families sharing ideas and inspiration for playful family living. Not only is she a blogger, she also runs a small business making toys. And has two fab kids. She inspires me to live a more creative life AND to follow my dreams.
I actually have two places in my home where I do the majority of creating. The couch is my writing spot. See my elbow indent right there?
And my dining room table is the place I pile things to play with and craft. It's a hodgepodge of my kids' collections and mine. It's kind of fitting though since I blog about kids and family. It's all intertwined right there on the dining room table.
What time of day do you do your work and why?
I have found that I have two excellent hours of the day. Hours where I feel I'm at my peak—my thoughts are clearer, I feel more confident and creative, etc. Yes, sadly that only happens twice a day. From 8:20 am to 9:20 am (it's weird that it's at the 20 minute mark isn't it?) and 4 pm to 5 pm. The rest of the time I just push through.
What's your go-to snack when you are feeling peckish?
My go to snack are those wafer thin Trader Joes Lemon cookies. So good. A few, (read: stack) of those and a nice black tea or afternoon coffee? Bliss.
When you are procrastinating, what do you do?
If I had a super power, it would be procrastinating. I'm ridiculously good at it—I hop on facebook, pinterest, see who's updated their blog and click on over for a read.
Spend some time over at
- Jen will inspire you to up the creative play in your family. You can thank me later!