When I first considered starting a blog, I just couldn’t find time. I was teaching up to nine courses each semester at two major mid-western universities and was just too busy. That all changed when my husband Brian started a fantastic new job that required us to move to north-eastern Ohio. Although I applied for seemingly endless jobs over several months, I was initially unsuccessful at finding a new job.

After a brief existential crisis (and with the help of my very supportive husband), I realized that this would be a great opportunity to start the project that I had envisioned for so long. This lead to the creation of the Jack + Bax blog. Here, with the assistance of my miniature English Bulldog Baxter, I hope to provide interesting ideas and information on travel, décor, shopping, and DIY that will help others plan great trips, design great projects, and save lots of money.

I am now happy to be working as a full-time forensic psychologist for the local courts. Although I have a bit less time to focus on the blog, I am committed to continuing to post about our projects, trips, and ideas regularly. I have also recently started an Etsy shop focused on vintage and upcycled items that I find on my many shopping adventures. You can view all of my latest treasures at etsy.com/shop/JackandBaxCollection.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit us at Jack and Bax! If you haven’t already done so, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter (sign up available either on the right sidebar or at the bottom of the page). And please follow me on Instagram and Facebook so that you don’t miss any of my upcoming projects!

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I look forward to seeing where this journey will take me. Thanks for stopping by!