About Me and the Blog

Hello! I'm Jessica. I love Jesus, my family, friends and making the things around me prettier. I'm a former art teacher, now stay at home mom to two sweet girls.


My husband and I bought our house in a great little North Texas city in 2008. If you're new, start with our house tour here. Pretty soon after we started knocking down walls, scraping ceilings and ripping up floors. All without a blog to chronicle the experience--the shame.. Flash forward to today, we have almost everything the way we want it--for now.

I'm always, I mean ALWAYS, moving things around or painting (or dyeing) this or that to meet my newest whim.  Thriftiness is one of my favorite things so if I add something to my decor, you can bet that it's either clearance, thrifted or re-purposed from my own collection.

My heart for this blog is to encourage someone who just needs a little inspiration.  I want to show you how to work with what you've got or to give you ideas to change something you don't love on a very small budget.  I want you to love your house too!

It is NOT my heart to show off or make you look at your house and feel defeated. It takes TIME and money and there's no rush. But, if changing a few things around or buying a can of spray paint or a thrifted somethin'- somethin' will make you feel like you're making progress then GO FOR IT. Be brave!

I know that there are way more important things than a pretty house but loving our home and making it a nice, cozy place for family and friends to be is a thing that brings me so much joy. I hope I can share things that are easy, fun and doable on any budget. Helping other people love their home brings me tons of joy too!

Contact me by email at Jessica@Househomemade.us
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