“Empty pockets never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”

The most difficult part of blogging is the expectation that you find yourself a niche and confine yourself there….there’s home improvement bloggers, mom bloggers, cooking bloggers, homeschooling bloggers, and so on.

What do you do if, like me, you’re a cooking crafting reading thinking painting traveling gardening baking collecting blogger? Faced with the challenge of categorizing my life and my interests,  and ignoring posts I’d really like to write just because they didn’t easily fit within the cooking theme of my blog, I decided to put together a new blog and just do it all.

And so, here is La Petite Chaumière, my  cozy little cottage, where I do lots of fun and semi-exciting projects of all sorts. While speaking French. Badly. Très Mal. Horriblement.

Just kidding, I’ve no idea why I made my blog name in French. I guess I just strive for linguistic diversity or something. If it helps (probably won’t), my Etsy.com username is in Polish. One day I’ll share it with you. One day when I’ve got things on it worth sharing. It could be a long time in coming.

As always, I am encouraged and delighted to hear from readers—please feel free to comment with any observations, suggestions, critiques, and thoughts you may have!

ps–In case you came to this page wanting to know about me…well, I’m 23 years old and going nowhere fast, lover of most anything that can be described as cute, (but also a lot of things that aren’t). I’m curious and passionate about the world, confident taking off to anywhere with my backpack and a guidebook as companions. I believe in the kindness of strangers. I love art and creating. I’m not a perfectionist at either. I’m not concerned with being successful so much as I’m concerned with being happy and doing what I love doing. I’m a passionate reader, a thinker, an experimenter, an explorer, a giggler…I’m mostly made of dreams. and some fluff. I think that’s an adequate enough description.


pps–At the risk of sounding mean and harsh, I have no time for so-called “Grammar Nazis.” I am college educated and very literate, but still sometimes make sloppy mistakes. I’m ok with that (it’s a blog! I’m doing this for fun! I’m not handing it in for a grade!!) and I don’t appreciate your arrogance in suggesting that you don’t also make spelling errors or forget to capitalize. If you have a snarky “its vs it’s” comment, think twice because I refuse to acknowledge your pettiness and you will be promptly deleted.


3 thoughts on “About”

  1. J,

    Your blog is wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to do this.


  2. I have received the Wonderful Team Member Award and I am happy to be passing it on to you. Your blog inspires me, thank you!
    Visit my award post to gather the info to pass on the award. http://ellepeterson.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/bestowed-with-awards/

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