About Me

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Hi, my name is Jen…welcome!

If you are anything like me, then life lands on your kitchen counter.

I’m a stay-at-home mom to 2 beautifully intelligent, young ladies, aged 9 and 11 years old. I’m married to a funny, supportive man, who I started dating when I was a teenager! We are committed to raising our children to be eco-conscious individuals. We live in a fantastic neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. We love our city…spending time outdoors exploring and indoors using our imaginations.

A few years ago I decided to start sharing our adventures in crafting, baking, gardening and greening our lives right here on Kitchen Counter Chronicles.

From time to time I like to interview other moms around the world…I call it Kitchen Counter Confidential. So, I thought the best way for me to let you know a little more about me, would be if I interviewed myself, with the same questions I have asked many other moms.
Tell me 3 things about yourself
 I battle with my hair daily…too curly, too fuzzy, too grey, too brown, too…daily!
My dog Arthur drives me crazy and makes me smile…he’s an important member of our family.
I love listening to music…I need music on wherever I am…it feeds my soul.
Are you for, or against, small appliances on the kitchen counter?
I am against small appliances on the kitchen counter. However, I know that realistically small appliances end up on the kitchen counter, after all you need them on the counter in order to use them, right? I dream that one day my kitchen counter will be perfectly clear…but, then what would I write about?

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 Name 5 things that are on your kitchen counter right now
Left over lasagna, my KitchenAid stand mixer, a stack of library books, a canister filled with dog treats and
my grandmother’s ceramic bowl filled with fresh fruit…oh, and random piles of children’s artwork…of course!
What, if anything, would you change about your kitchen counter?
Well, I actually love my kitchen counter…I think if anything I would like to make my kitchen counter bigger. There just never seems to be enough room (for those random piles of children’s artwork). I would love if we had enough space to pull up a couple of stools and enjoy an afternoon cup of tea…but my kitchen is just too small.
What is your favourite thing to do on your kitchen counter?
My kitchen counter is made from Carrera marble, so it was built for rolling out pastry and baked goods. There is nothing I love more than baking with my girls in my kitchen. Unless of course, it’s making a delicious Saturday night dinner with my husband and my girls. We have such a great time cooking, baking and hanging out in our little kitchen. 
I hope answering these questions has given you a little more insight into who I am. Of course, if you want to know even more about all of us…and what’s on our kitchen counter…read the blog, silly.
Thanks for stopping by!


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MultiTestingMom June 10, 2013 at 6:10 am

I’m really happy to have found you today while I was searching through B-Inspired Mama’s site! I’m following you now and can’t wait to read your updates!


Robyn November 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

I love your blog. We just did frescoes and I found your page of learning about Leonardo. I am not sure if you homeschool, but you should. I love the things you do with your girls. Especially how you expand your reading/learning….

I have bookmarked you!!!



Jen November 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

Thanks so much Robyn. I don’t homeschool…but, sometimes it feels like I do. Glad that you found us!


Steph July 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

Love your kitchen! (and counter of course ;))


Emily August 21, 2014 at 5:24 am

I’m really pleased to have discovered your amazing blog through the Outdoor Play linkup. I love your family eco challenge and the crafts. I’m just off to follow your food board on Pinterest, and will be signing up to follow Kitchen Counter Chronicles with interest! You are a great inspiration for a rookie blogger.


Jen August 21, 2014 at 8:52 am

Emily, thank you so much. Can’t wait to check out your site too. Thanks for stopping by.


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