About Jeanne :-)

 My Story

As a home do-it-yourself, design and lifestyle blogger, single mom and caretaker to my father, I share decorating, design and do-it-yourself tutorials and ideas here on my blog.  But, more importantly, a beautiful home begins with creating a happy and healthy environment.  We can do all of the beautiful cosmetic renovations and fill our home with beautiful things and decor but surrounding ourselves with positive energy and promoting emotional and overall wellness and joy are the most important accessories.  Living our best life is the most treasured do-it-yourself project of all.   Part of my overall wellness and joy is to share with you and inspire, right here on my personal blog.

A little history

I began my blog in February of 2013 as I was searching for a creative outlet while inspiring people like you! I didn’t really know what I was going to blog about, but I knew what I loved to do, and that was to create something I love out of nothing, to turn something ugly into something beautiful, to constantly decorate or remodel my home and to cook/bake something that my family, friends and neighbors love to eat!  So, these are a few of the things I blog about. I didn’t really think anyone but my sister and a few friends would ever read it…I was wrong!

I took a leave from blogging in March of 2017 when I lost my dear mother.  My younger sister and I immediately began caring full time for our father who has dementia.  About year later, my family moved, then I went through a divorce.  Now, I am a single parent and caregiver.  Needless to say, so many life changes had happened in quite a short amount of time.

Recently, I decided to open up my blog to continue what had once made me happy…having my creative outlet again.  I discovered that my blogs hosting company had inadvertently deleted five years worth of my blog content that was now unrecoverable.  All of it… every post, gone.  I was devastated, as you can imagine.

After a few months, I decided to put my big girl pants back on and jump back into putting the pieces of my blog back together again, rebuild it and start over.  Thankfully, I still have my older blog photos and I’m able to share some of my favorite past posts with you again.  Creating makes me happy, so I’m back on my creative blog journey.  I have a lot to share with you and I hope you enjoy my little space on the web!

While you are here, look around and you will find all things creative, do-it-yourself, yummy eats, design tips, my home renovation tour and so much more!  You can even submit your own projects, do-it-yourself tutorials, or share a creative idea of your own.

Stay a while and look around and thank you for stopping by, I’m so glad you’re here and I hope I can inspire you!

Jeanne Marie – The Practical Fanatic

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