I am a mom, wife, wanna be writer with a passion for cooking amazing meals for my family. I live frugally, but am able to share my love of all things while staying within our budget.
Here on Jen Around the World, I love to chat about food, family, faith, and fashion. Now that my kids are grown, I can focus more on what women my age — the “over 40” group — can do for themselves. 🙂 Yes — it is okay to splurge on yourself.
For the past 9 years, I have watched this space blossom from a hobby blog about homeschooling into so much more. Being able to provide delicious meals on a budget is always a plus. I also share fun getaways that won’t break the bank. Staying within budget is important to me.
I also love to have fun with my friends, family and YouTube subscribers. If you love to laugh and cook, and just have plain old fun — be sure and join me. For a free printable of homemade mixes, join my newsletter as well.
I love spending my time in the kitchen creating and tweaking recipes and trying out new kitchen tools and methods of preparation.
My delicious Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
When I’m not making something myself, I most definitely enjoy getting out and dining at new restaurants all over the United States.
In fact, traveling is my newest hobby and I love sharing about exciting places to visit like a visit I made during the holidays to the Patti’s Settlement in Grand Rivers, KY.
If you have an event you need covered, I would be happy to discuss the details with you. Simply email me below to obtain a copy of my media kit, or you can give me a call. I can also provide links to past trips I have been on and covered.
What I write about on Jen Around the World:
Family + Parenting: Having grown kids makes for great content on my site. I share stories about me, my hubby, our children and our fur babies. And yes, pets are considered part of our family.
Movies + Entertainment: I love entertainment, so you will always find me posting about the latest movies, television, books, theater, gaming.
Beauty + Fashion: Over 40 and trying to deny it every step of the way. I am always on the lookout for a product that can make me look and feel younger.
Travel + Adventure: The worst form of torture is requiring me to stay home for too long. Always looking for my next adventure.
Really Cool Stuff Reviewing things I think are cool and interesting that I would actually use.
Our top post in 2016: 10 Restaurants You Need to Try When You Visit Gulf Shores
Quick Social Media Stats
- 12,906 Twitter followers
- 6,649 Pinterest followers
- 6,403 likes on Facebook
- 6,045 followers on Instagram
- 1700 people have me in their Google+ circles
- 663 subscribers and over 450,000 views on YouTube
Tech that keeps us going
- My computer: HP Pavillion
- My Tablet: Apple iPad Mini 3
- Husband’s tablet: Apple iPad Pro 7.9
- Camera used for blog pictures: Canon T5i
- Camera used for YouTube videos: Apple iPhone 6/Canon T5i
- Programs used for editing: iMovie, iPhoto, Canva and PicMonkey
Would you like to work together? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.