ABOUT ME

HELLO - MY NAME IS JENNY ESPINO

Hi! I'm Jenny! Most of you probably already know me from Facebook or Instagram, so I won't take a lot of your time, BUT I just wanted to let you in on why I'm here and how I got here in the first place. I'm a 33 year old mama of four boys and wifey to an awesome hubby. We live on a lovely little country plot that we've dedicated to our boys with a view that brings peace and joy. I work full-time as a Graphic Designer from home - and that's really basically my life as it keeps me SUPER busy. I try to live my own life as well, but honestly there's not a ton of time or money left over by the time it gets to me. So I do what I can to keep my bucket filled and when I can't, I need a place to vent to all of you - my online besties! ;)

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I met my husband back in 1998 when I first moved to the area we still live in today - the Central Coast of California. We were on a camping trip with his family and honestly (for me at least) it was love at first sight. We were only in middle school, but I had a feeling he'd be the one for me. Of course we grew apart over time, but totally reconnected on MySpace of all places and 1.5 years later, we were gettin' hitched! He's currently serving full-time in the Air National Guard at our local military base. He does go on many weeks-long trainings and even months-long deployments, so it gets pretty tough, and I want to share how I make it through (or at least try to).

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We got pregnant with our first son, Carter (9) about 6 months after we were married, and after our second, Tanner (7), we thought we were done having kiddos. Well, that wasn't God's plan. Four years later, we had Rhett (3) and SURPRISE! Another BOY, Easton (1). Life was crazy with just the two, and now, I'd like to consider it just insane... and I know it will only get even more so as they continue to grow and become involved in more things. You'll get a glimpse into our crazy life and activities that we enjoy doing together.

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I started doing Graphic Design in high school for our school's newspaper, and then started to major in it in college at CSULB. Ultimately, I switched to a Business Degree in Marketing with a minor in Advertising. I don't necessary feel like I'm a "creative artist". I like being given direction to come up with designs that my clients love. My favorite past time is designing interior spaces using design software and then implementing them in my own home, but have done so in other's homes as well. Could Interior Design be a career consideration for me? Hmmmm... Here, you'll get to see me at work and at play when I'm in creative mode.

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I also want to use this space to spare my Keto diet with you. My weight loss, my recipes and my struggles. It can be an easy diet to follow, but it can also be extremely easy to fall off track. Keto is simply the best and most effective thing I've tried to naturally lose weight, and I consider anyone that's able and needing - to try it out! Since May 2019, I've lost over 25lbs! I'll teach you my ways.

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Lastly, I'd love to share our lifestyle with you! My life is nothing special, I wake up, take the boys to school, get to working, pick the boys up, cook dinner, hang out and go to bed. BUT, people always ask "how I it" well besides the fact that I kind of have no choice... lol so now I've decided that it's time to get started on a blog that I'd love to share with you all!

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