Thursday, May 24, 2012

Y'all, Meet Country Bumpkin

I'd like to introduce y'all to my brother-in-law's wife (though we just cut straight to the chase and call each other sisters-in-law).  Her name is Jessy LIT (or Jess to us) and you can find her over at Country Bumpkin!  Jess and her Husband live back home in the great state of Kentucky, right near my in-laws and they love country living!  You might remember their wedding.  I've known Jess for as long as I've known Husband.  She and Patrick were best friends even in middle school so, in my mind, Husband's family has always included Jess.

Jess now works full-time and her Husband is an attorney.  Until they're ready to have kids (hint, hint), they spend their time cooking, shopping, crafting, decorating, hunting, building, traveling, gardening, Kentucky name it!  And Jess blogs about it all, including fashion (my favorite subject)!  One thing about the two of us....we both love to craft, decorate and shop while the men love to build, hunt and fish. 
The only real difference between us is that she cooks....and actually enjoys it! Me...not so much.

If you recall, a while back I posted about my MASSIVE recipe collection.  No, I do not enjoy cooking, but I do LOVE to read and collect recipes.  It's an obsession really.  I have cooked a few of them.  After all, I do enjoy eating and feeding my family (actually, it's kindof a technicality). 

For Christmas, I copied the entire recipe book of over 600 recipes and then left it at home.  Woops!  I FINALLY mailed it out to her a couple weeks ago and being the super crafter and even more organized than I, she went right to work putting her collections into a neat little binder.  Hers is much prettier than mine.

I think Jess has given me a little direction and inspiration on how to spice up my collection.  Now, where do I get a laminating machine?  Hmmm....

Please hop on over and check out Country Bumpkin.
Happy Thursday Y'all!


  1. Like you, I have a ton of recipes but don't enjoy cooking. I'll be sure to check out your sister in laws blog!

  2. I've enjoyed going through your blog again. I want to continue to follow it.

    I can't seem to find a way to put you in my dashboard. My computer crashed so when I get my new one, I'll bookmark you.

    1. Why thank you! And oh no! It won't let you even copy my web address and add it that way through Manage? That's strange and hope you figure it out! xoxo

  3. I have recipes stuffed everywhere! I think I'll take a cue from you and get a notebook! BTW--I bought a laminating machine for pretty cheap several years ago at Office Depot.

    1. Oh! Thanks for the tip, I would love one to help protect some of Lallie's drawings too.

  4. Fab notebook! I love me some organization! I adore my recipes to be handwritten BY the person giving it to me. That gives it the personal touch! I smile when I follow my Grandmother's recipes!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled