The Sweetest Thing.

" I feel there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people" ~Van Gogh

Jess. August 20, 2008

Hi, I’m Jess. I am pretty in love with life and do my best not to take any of it for granted. I am a good cook, an awesome aunt and sister, a loving partner and a great best friend. I live in a small city in Western New York where I pay the bills by substitute teaching and working at the public library. I spend the rest of my time just trying to soak up all the good stuff this world has to offer and put out some good stuff in return. I read a lot of books and drink a lot of coffee & tea. I hang out with my family and friends and laugh a whole lot. I’m a crazy dog person. I write everyday. I read cookbooks like novels but rarely follow a recipe. I like being outside. I’m very neat and organized and love planning. I like shopping a lot- mostly at thrift stores. I always have a project going. I like to live well without spending a ton of money. I’m very silly at times and obnoxiously optimistic. My dad died when he was pretty young and I learned early to enjoy this life while you’ve got it. I’m pretty awesome at that most of the time.


As far as blogging goes, I have been an avid blog reader for about 6 years. It started with food blogs and is still primarily focused around them but I do enjoy lifestyle, fashion & home blogs as well. I have been trying to get my own going for awhile but was all over the place with it.ย  I decided to relax the format/schedule a bit and keep it something I enjoy doing instead of something I “have” to do. Iย  hope to post 2-4 times a week on a variety of topics. Many food centered, but also some lifestyle, community and just plain old good living posts thrown in.


Since this is a food/healthy lifestyle blog, I feel it is important to touch on what that means to me. I love food. I love real food. I love to cook. I love to feed people. Food creates communities, perpetuates culture and heals on so many levels.ย  Good health starts with good food and a bad day can be cured with chocolate or something your mom always made you. Finding a healthy balance is important. I have struggled in my relationship with food my entire life and I finally feel that I am making progress with it. I don’t want food to only be a means of nourishing my body, I want to enjoy every part of it, but I want to do it in a way that is healthy and guilt free. It is, and always will be, a work in progress. Thank you for stopping by and sharing in that process with me.

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4 Responses to “Jess.”

  1. crystal Says:

    You forgot to mention your essence of awesome. Love you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Just thought it was worth mentioning that I found your blog as i was interested in the name “coffeeandcupcakes” for a blog myself. When i saw that was taken, I looked at “cupcakesandcoffee” and of course wound up here.

    What is worth mentioning is that my name is also Jessica, and I am just shy of the same age as you.

    I found this amusing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Tiffany Haight Says:


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