About Me


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and here is my Media Kit for brands that are interested in contacting me for product reviews:

{Updated as of October 2015}


My little family:

My love-Noah, Brandy our Boxer, Sadie our American Cocker Spaniel, and Abby the Mini Lop bunny.  Sadly Abby went to bunny heaven 10-07-2014 and our we are still grieving the loss of our Boxer-Brandy.  Brandy went to doggie heaven on 11-02-2014.  

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Me…In a nutshell

Sweet, southern gal that loves:

all things craft (DIY)





Lover of Music: some of my fave artists include Amos Lee, Florence + the Machine ,  A Fine Frenzy, Of Monsters and Men, The Weepies,  The Civil Wars, Marc Broussard, Will Hoge,  Mumford & Sons, Ray Lamontagne, The Avett Brothers, Mark Kano(formerly of Athenaeum),  Mike Garrigan(formerly of Collapsis and Athenaeum), Adele, Lana Del Rey, Norah Jones, Ellie Goulding, Dave Matthews Band, Sister Hazel, Hootie & The Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies, Toad the Wet Sprocket, They Might Be Giants, Parmalee, Imagine Dragons, O.A.R., and the list really goes on and on!  I like oldies, alternative, soft-rock, pop, r&b, jazz, rock…pretty much everything!

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I’m 37 years young and live in North Carolina!  Carolina Girl all the way…football, basketball, and especially HOCKEY-Let’s Go Canes!!

Amatuer Photographer…self taught and learning something new every day!  You can see my Photoblog here.  I LOVE nature photography and I’m getting serious about Portrait Photography these days!

I currently have a job as a retail merchandiser that I absolutely LOVE!   Holidays are my busiest season!   

I’m finally getting to chase my dreams of being a homemaker, crafty DIY gal, baker, product tester and reviewer, and photographer!

Some random tidbits about me:

I ❤ flowers-especially peonies, irises, calla lilies, tulips, and hibiscus

my camera and extra batteries are always with me-no matter where I go

Starbucks is my fave place to relax and unwind with a Salted Caramel Mocha Frapp, Vanilla Bean Frapp, Caramel Macchiato,  or a Caramel Apple Spice

I love to visit state parks, museums, and art galleries

Fall is my favorite season of the year

I  occasionally do product reviews on my blog in which I review the products of my choice.  I will give my honest opinions only.  I will not endorse products that I don’t approve of.  In exchange for my product reviews, I am given samples and products to test out by Influenster, BzzAgent, PinchME, EXPO, Freefly’s, Smiley360, Tomoson, & House Party.  You can e-mail me at Jennaync79 (at) gmail (dot) com if you want to learn how to be a product tester!   I post about these reviews here on the blog, on my Facebook page, and via  Instagram and Twitter!

I also LOVE  handmade businesses and love to review those products as well.  If you are interested in me reviewing your product and blogging about it you can contact me at the e-mail listed above.  I am a sucker for anything handmade!!  Some of my favorite handmade business are:  Gussy Sews-now Maggie Whitley Designs, Lisa Leonard DesignsAllora Handmade, The Pleated Poppy,  Happy Little Lovelies, Loo De Loop, Ivy Lane, Doodle Bug Baby, Krafty Kash Designs, &  Horsefeathers…just to name a few!

I love candles-mostly anything coffee, caramel, vanilla, pumpkin, or mulberry scented

I love to organize and decorate

I’m a bit of a magazine hoarder…I read and subscribe to:  Food Network magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart Living,  All Recipes, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Redbook, Cosmo, Glamour, Redbook, and Shape!

Fave TV shows:  Criminal Minds, Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, The Killing, Fringe, Bones, Continuum, The Fall, Private Practice, Body of Proof, Law & Order-SVU, NCIS, Gilmore Girls,  The Voice, The Walking Dead, Revolution, Cake Boss, and of course…The Big Bang Theory (I’m a big nerd) 

My cocker spaniel-Sadie is my fitness partner…she loves to go on long walks & hikes with me

All of my photos are shot with the following:  Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm lens and 75-300mm lens + the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens & the Canon EOS Rebel T5.  Please do not use my photos without my permission.

If you find something you like and would love to share it on your own blog, PLEASE make sure you link your post to the original source-whether it is my post or another blogger’s post! 

All other photos used are duly noted with Photo Source and link to original post when available.

Also, I do like to share what I find in the blog world.  I try my best to respect other bloggers and in no way do I intend to misuse any material.  If there is something that I’ve posted (mainly photos in my DIY projects, Free Printables, and/or Pinterest Find pages) that you would like me to remove…please contact me at jennaync79 at Gmail Dot com.  I’ll be glad to remove them if you so desire.  My intentions are only to share and link to your page so that you may get more traffic and followers.

65 thoughts on “About Me

    • Thank you! I’m looking forward to keeping up with your posts! I’m enjoying looking back on your older posts, love the sunset gold and your black and white rose!!

  1. I, too, adore the fall and all things related to fall (pumpkin lattes at Starbucks for instance) and designing and decorating…. plus many other things you like! Thanks for following my blog…… I think I will have fun following yours! 🙂

  2. Hi. Just stopped by to say thank you for following my blog. You have SO many departments to your site, and they are all interesting. I love North Carolina. In fact, I love the whole southeast section of this country. I’m particularly partial to the Smoky Mountains. A few years ago, I passed up an opportunity to take a job in Bryson City, NC, and I’ve never stopped kicking myself. I was just down there about three weeks ago, and felt the misery of making that decision again. But I did enjoy my time there just the same.

    • Thanks for following me back! It’s beautiful state…I enjoy it so much! Looking forward to following your blog! I love the mountains here…especially the Blue Ridge Parkway…Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad…and we have some awesome state parks! Never a dull moment.

  3. Thanks for being a new follower of my blog. I thought I’d check out yours –you have some gorgeous pictures. The cemetery pics for Veteran’s Day remind me of our yearly trip to D.C. and Arlington. Looking forward to reading and seeing more!!

    • Thanks so much for following my blog and for nominating me for the Sisterly Love Award!! =)
      You made my day! I really started this blog just for myself-a way to keep up with my projects, recipes, photography, etc., and I’m amazed at how fast it has drawn attention! Thank YOU for following along on my journey! I’m so glad you enjoy it!

  4. EmmieElle says:

    Hello, there! Thanks for visiting and “following” my blog. I hope that it interested you as much as your blog is interesting me 🙂 You have quite the variety of posts and interests (much like me). Keep having fun!

  5. It’s very nice to meet you. And fall is becoming my favorite time of year. Not sure what’s so special about it, but I feel so happy and at peace with fall.

  6. You are a very good photographer. Did you take any classes? I have a question, how do you make you picture this big on wordpress? All my inserted pictures are like thumbnail size now in wordpress, although it’s normal big size like your if inserted into regular word doc.

    Thanks for visiting and following up with me. Looks like we have a lot in common. Will check on more of your pics later. Have a good one

    • Hey there! Thanks for following and commenting on my blog posts! I have self-taught myself how to use my Canon PowerShot! The blog layout that I’m using lets my photos be as wide as the blog itself…I suggest changing up your layout and finding one that allows bigger images! I am enjoying catching up on your posts as well! =)

  7. Thank you so much for stopping by! I will stroll around…saw you have animals and love about much the same things as I do too! Great photos the ones I’ve seen so far. I’m also an amateur photographer but loves to learn more.

  8. Ginny @ Buttergirl Diaries says:

    Hey I’m Ginny (sorta similar to your name) I’m from Raleigh NC! I found you through the NC bloggers linkup. I was born in Durham, went to college at Meredith in Raleigh and still am here in the capital city. I love your dogs. I have a bulldog and he is such a sweetheart. Peonies are also my favorite flower. I can’t stop looking at them. SO glad to see other NC bloggers! Nice to meet you! I love your blog design. It’s really pretty. Now following you! 🙂

    • Hey Ginny!! So glad to meet you through the NC Bloggers Linkup! I am not too far from you at all! I have a brother that lives in Benson…right outside of Raleigh. It’s so nice to meet fellow local bloggers and I’m excited to get to know you some more! Looking forward to following you as well. I’m gonna head over and check out your blog right now! =)

  9. HI Jennay, I am Ritu from the blog ‘Beyond Beauty Tips’. I saw that we were connected through my blog. I announced my new domain but I haven’t seen you there yet.
    Please show some love to my new blog ‘Things To Rave About’ (http://toraveabout.com) which is just BBT at a new address.
    Hoping to see you there. Thanks!
    BTW you have amazing pics on your blog.

    • Hey Ritu!! Nice to meet you! Looking forward to following your blog as well! I am now following you on your new domain and via e-mail, twitter, instagram, and pinterest! =) Thanks so much for the sweet comment about my photos! I truly love my hobby!

      • Thanks for the follow, Jennay. I would love to connect through all these channels with you too. I just bought a new DSLR so maybe I’ll start posting more images soon. From today count me as one of your official blog stalker 🙂

      • Glad to have you! =) I hope you do post some images, I’d love to see them! I’m not a professional by any means, but I sure do enjoy photography. Have a great week!

  10. Miranda says:

    I followed a link from Pinterest to your recipe for peanut butter fudge. It sounds like the one my grandmother used to make. I cannot wait to try it! It led me to read your bio. Maybe because we’re both Carolina girls, (I’m in Hendersonville) it felt like I was reading about a family member. You have a nice, relaxed writing style. Thanks for sharing your recipes and experiences. I have bookmarked your page, and look forward to reading about your future adventures.

    • Hey Miranda! So glad you were brought to my blog via Pinterest! The fudge is to die for! It was passed down to me by my boyfriend’s parents and it’s so delicious. Please let me know when you make it and let me know if I can be of any help! I’m glad to know you are a Carolina girl as well!! I hope we can stay in touch! I love meeting people in my home state! My blog is getting a little makeover right now…but I hope to be back to blogging everyday in the next few weeks! Working on getting some posts planned as we speak! Thanks for your kind words and I do hope you stick around! =)

  11. Hello!
    Thank you for following my blog. I know how many interesting blogs are out there and feel honored that you picked mine to follow. I hope my stories entertain and inform and my photos bring you joy and wonderment.
    I travel mostly local but try to always find interesting places. I have lived in several different places and dig through my archives of photos to bring glimpses into places I have been. Sometimes I post a recipe because food tells a lot about culture.
    I am not a professional photographer, so my photos are sometimes a little fuzzy and there are telephone poles and wires and other things along with what I was photographing. The older photos are 35mm, the newer are point and shoot digital and a few are Samsung Smartphone.
    I am new to blogging so if you have any advice or critique please drop me a comment.
    Thank you again for following and to quote Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

  12. Hi Jennay! My name is Cameron Von St. James and I had a quick question for you! I was wondering if you could email me at your earliest convenience at cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com 🙂 I greatly appreciate your time!!

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