Hi, I’m Jo-Lynne. Welcome to my li’l home on the Internet! I’m a Christ-follower, real foodie, style watcher, recovering runner and self-professed girly-girl. My husband says I have two speeds — stop and go. I like to say I’m the most outgoing introvert you’ll ever meet. I love a good party but I’m just as happy to stay home with my Kindle and a glass of wine.
I started blogging in 2006 as Musings of a Housewife, but now I write under my own name. What started as an impulsive hobby has evolved into a full-time job that has provided some amazing experiences and unique opportunities, but best of all, a diverse group of friends around the globe. I adore the smart, encouraging community of women who gather here to read about my most recent antics or my latest obsession. Blogging would be meaningless without them.
I enjoy sharing my life as a Christian woman, wife and mom of three, along with healthy recipes, information on gluten-free living, nutritious weekly meal plans, fitness inspiration from a recovering runner, reviews of family travel destinations, and relatable style and beauty advice for the modern mom.
I live and work from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with my husband of 20 years and our three children, ages 9, 12 and 15.
My Blogging Schedule
On Saturdays, I post my weekly meal plans in hopes of inspiring and equipping others to plan healthy meals for their families.
On Mondays, I often publish a new-to-me recipe or an old tried-and-true favorite. All of my recipes are filed by category in my Recipe Index.
On Tuesdays, I share my beauty secrets, new product discoveries and tips and tricks for looking younger and more fabulous.
On Wednesdays, I post my daily outfits. I’m not a fashionista, I just play one on the Internet. Ha! No, really, I’m just learning as I go, trying to stay fabulous after 40, and sharing what I learn with YOU! I hope these posts inspire you to take a little extra time for yourself and help you keep tabs on the latest styles.
On Thursdays, I often share my family travel adventures or a sponsored post. Sponsored posts help offset the cost of running this site and keep everything running smoothly. I enjoy partnering with like-minded brands to bring you the latest in fashion, beauty products, tech, home and food.
On Fridays, I co-host the popular (and the original, I might add) Fashion Friday linkup. I use these posts to share my most recent finds, great sales, and the latest trends and how to make them work for the average suburban mom.
We love to travel as a family, and I record our adventures in my Family Travel section. I share these posts as our experiences allow.
Why I Blog
Besides the fact that I have no unspoken thoughts and the incessant need to over-share, blogging has opened up many exciting doors of opportunity. One of my greatest honors was being named one of the 50 most powerful and influential women in social media by Nielsen Online in 2009.
I’ve made appearances for Hebrew National, Huggies, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales and traveled as press for CAbi, TJMaxx, iRobot, Chick-Fil-A, Target, CVS, Bosch and Disney World.
I’ve worked as a brand ambassador and/or spokesperson for brands such as Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, Krusteaz, Tanger Outlets, InStyle Magazine, Shout Laundry, Payless, Ross Dress For Less, Rack Room Shoes, and CAbi; and my writing has been featured on Mothering.com, BlogHer.com and various local publications.
My recipes have been featured in Redbook, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Southern Living magazines and on DoctorOz.com. I also authored The Everything Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch Cookbook with Adams Media.
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