I must admit that when my husband dragged me into the world of construction 15 years ago, I did not go quietly. The phrase "kicking and screaming" is probably what comes to his mind. But I’ve learned a lot through my experience with his company - from the planning and work required to design and build a house to the ideas and sweat equity that go into remodeling, expanding, and decorating a home. On my way to finding my passion for writing, I even enjoyed a short career as a kitchen and bathroom designer. I soon found house, home and construction-type publications seeking me out, thrilled at having found someone who knows about the topic matter from firsthand experience and who just so happens to be able to write a decent article. My life isn’t all about writing, though. I have two sons, 10 and 12, and those boys (husband and dog included) just don’t raise themselves. We spend a leisurely life in the countryside, enjoying the fresh air, growing gardens (mostly for the sake of the deer), and watching the wildlife who share our property (and not just deer - owls, foxes, groundhogs, chipmunks and hummingbirds, too). For several years I've been successfully finding new ways to acquire quality, affordable healthcare for my family without an HMO. My first book, Bargaining for Our Lives is available now - see more about it (and me) at www.JenniferHeyns.com. On a good day I find time to say hello to all my followers on twitter, or to post a blog (my way of thwarting therapy appointments) at www.JenniferHeyns.blogspot.com. On a great day, though, I also get to bake, knit or make crafts - after the boys are asleep and the laundry and dishes are done, of course.
Jennifer's most recent posts
- DIY of the Week: Wino Corkboard
- Arts and Crafts Kitchens Make a Comeback?
- Bathroom Sinks Made from Recycled Rubber Tires
- It’s Amazing What a True Artist Can Do
- Danenberg Design: Kitchen and Bath Extraordinaires
- “Cool Carpet” Helps Fight Global Warming?
- Inspiration for an Artful Outdoor Space
- Monitor Your Energy Usage with GreenTouchScreen
- Avoid the Pitfalls of Remodeling in 2010
- Lush, Green & Secluded: The Chrismer Cabin
- More from the New Jason Phillips Collection
- Sneak Peek at the Stunning New Phillips Collection
- Kooky “Land Peel” is a Table, Chair & Lounge Spot in One
- 5 Small Bathrooms with a Lot to Say
- How to Pay for Your Remodel without Home Equity Loans
- Cool Kirei Tiles Made From Real Coconut
- One Parisian Apartment’s Ingenious Use of Space
- Re-Cover House is the Ultimate in Recycling-Remodeling
- Utilitarian Grid-Style Kitchens Can Be Beautiful, Too
- Who Knew Cardboard Could Look This Good?