#JJCreates – Well Hello There!

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Howdy! I'm JJ... Welcome to my creative chaos.

I use this space to share my creative endeavors… from cooking, crafting, quilting, crocheting, SoulCollage® and more… to discovering places of creative inspiration. You’ll find it all here.


I am professional marketer – have drunk the social media kool-aid. I am ridiculously, happily married to Fab!Hubby and the proud mom of 2 amazing kiddos, AK & The Z-Man. I am a passionate member of the Woman Within International community, I give my time to the South Central Region. My mission is to create safety & acceptance in the world. I will probably hug you when we meet. Until then, if you are into all things creative… you’re in the right spot… come on in… wander around… get inspired… go create!


I turned to Fab!Hubby the other day and declared, “You know, I just like to make stuff… to take anything… and make something that wasn’t there before!” He sighed… “I know. My issue isn’t that you make stuff, its that you make so much stuff, all at the same time.” He’s got me there. The Creative Source has always just flowed through me, effortlessly, and I enjoy being able to harness it. From quilting to murals to photography and much, much more… on this site I’ll be exploring the creative process, documenting projects, and sharing the joy I find in color, crafts, and creativity… check out CREATE now >>


To say I like to cook is an understatement… big time… like calling The Mississippi River a creek kinda thing. I come from a very long line of what we call today “Comfort Food” aficionados. To those women who came before me, bacon and cream gravy were just kitchen staples. My new journey is to learn to cook good tasting food that’s good for us… its an adventure. I also have a passionate love affair with cookbooks and am experimenting with cookie recipes in hopes of pulling together a great cookie cookbook… check out COOK now >>


“… as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” ~ Marianne Williamson

I have made a commitment to be present in my own life, to do the personal growth work required to be the person God created me to be, and to share my light with the world. I will be blogging about the things that inspire me, help me to grow, help me to live more consciously. You can catch a glimpse in my Personal Mission Statement here and check out INSPIRE now >>

All about me... in no particular order


  • My Favorite color is turquoise
  • I am ridiculously smitten with my 2 boys, AK and The Z-Man
  • I would rather spend time with my family than just about anything else
  • I hope to never, ever go to Disney Land
  • I would rather get certified to updated, done that, check! scuba dive
  • I think life is a grand adventure where making mistakes is how we learn
  • I have lots of pets… I would have more but 2 teenage boys, 3 dogs, and 3 cats, seems excessive already…
  • I have a Fab!Hubby
  • I am not a newly-wed
  • I think marriage takes dedication and true commitment… cause the rough spots ain’t gonna work themselves out
  • I believe in muddling through
  • I cried when Optimus Prime appeared in Transformers
  • Yes, I am a geek
  • I love to read
  • I have drunk the social media kool-aid
  • I Instagram too much
  • I wish I blogged more
  • I am more concerned with the creative project than documenting it
  • Given a good camera I like to take pictures, a bad camera has the opposite effect
  • To say I love to cook is a gross understatement
  • I come from a long line of comfort food aficionado
  • My husband did not know I could cook when we got married (he loves to say that)
  • I wish I had more time to paint
  • I crochet baby blankets for most of the babies in my life
  • I wish I had a list of all the baby blankets I have made
  • I believe in the Law of Attraction
  • I strive to make conscious contact with God every day
  • I pray a lot
  • I believe Love is the answer, no matter what the question
  • I would love to have a ga-zillion dollars so I could start a super-secret love-ist network and perform massive acts of global kindness
  • My brother says I am not a democrat… I am socialist
  • I may be a tree hugging liberal
  • I am a Quaker
  • I consider my political views to be spiritual
  • I am mom, please don’t call me a mommy-blogger
  • I don’t really like to write
  • I love bulleted lists
  • I can write HTML in notepad
  • I have a studied Chemistry in University
  • I love to laugh
  • I am a hugger – you have been warned
  • My made up dream job would be a color namer… you know for paint and nail-polish and…
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