Who am I?
My name is Jaclyn Larisa…people also call me Jac or Jax, just please don’t call me Jackie! I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, but now I live in the country with my husband Zack.
I met Zack in 2010 through my cousin and a group of mutual friends. He told me the first day I met him that I was going to be his girlfriend. Sure enough we were inseparable after that first weekend together, and things progressed quickly. From adopting a dog (often referred to as my dingo) 3 months later, to moving in together 7 months later, to getting married just over two years later (read about our little wine country wedding here)…I guess when you know, you know. I moved three hours away from my friends, family, and all that was familiar to me so we could be together. Three hours doesn’t seem that far, but the rural area I live in is a far cry from the luxuries and conveniences of the Chicagoland area. More importantly though, I miss seeing my family and friends all the time. However, Zack is a farmer, so where we are is likely where we will stay! As much as I miss it all, I also love my family out here, I love our house, and country life does have its perks…but I will also always love to go back to where I first called home.
How I started Blogging/Why I Blog
I actually had a rather opinionated political/current events focused blog while I was in college-I know, pretty opposite end of the spectrum from lifestyle blogging. I can be a very intense person, and a therapist once told me that I needed to stop taking life so seriously. I get pretty wrapped up in a cause, and in the troubles of the world. So lets be real: this blog is basically the opposite of the things that truly matter in this world, and thats okay! Food, fashion, decorating…can’t get much more light-hearted than that. Of course, I can’t help but throw in a bit of the real life serious stuff as well. Consider this my escape, and yours too.
My Dad’s Glioblastoma
Traveling Through Europe – Italy
Traveling Through Europe – Paris
The Tornado in Cameron, IL
Valentines Day Engagement Party
Capella Pedregal – Cabo San Lucas
My Thoughts on Black Friday
Our Napa Wedding At The Auberge Du Soleil
A Weekend With The Sister I Never Had
Family Week At The Lake
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