Hi, my name is Jen Farr…thanks for stopping by!
If you are anything like me, then your life lands on your kitchen counter. A few years ago I decided to start sharing our adventures in parenting, crafting, baking, gardening and greening our lives right here on Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Here’s how this all came about…
In what I like to call my “previous life” I studied and worked in the field of mental health. I found the work incredibly challenging and rewarding. However, after having my first daughter was born I decided to stay home and make this “mom” thing a full time gig.
Two daughters and over 15 years later – I am still at it.
In 2006 our lives were rocked when my mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. We welcomed my mom into our home and cared for her through the end of her life. Her battle was far too brief and it left me heartbroken, but thankful for the time we were able to spend together.
I learned a lot about myself, my husband, my parenting skills and life in general through that experience. In the months following my mom’s passing I searched for an outlet for everything that was swirling around my head – I turned to writing as an outlet.
Over the years I have shared countless craft projects, family friendly recipes and the many steps we have taken to live a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle.
Now that my girls have entered their tween and teen years our world has been rocked yet again. Parenting has shifted. Phew! A tween and a teen!
Ready to get to know me better? I’ve put together a set of questions and answers which should help you learn some fun facts about who I am and what this blog is all about.
3 things you might not know about me
1. I battle with my hair daily…too curly, too fuzzy, too grey, too brown, too…daily!
2. My dog George drives me crazy and makes me smile…he’s an important member of our family.
3. I love listening to music…I need music on wherever I am…it feeds my soul.
3 things that are on my kitchen counter right now
Left over lasagna, a glass canister filled with dog treats and my grandmother’s ceramic bowl filled with fresh fruit…oh, and random piles of children’s artwork/homework…of course!
Would I like to change anything about my kitchen counter?
I actually love my kitchen counter…I think if anything I would like to make my kitchen counter bigger. There never seems to be enough room (for those random piles of children’s artwork). I would love it if we had enough space to pull up a couple of stools and enjoy an afternoon cup of tea.
What is my favourite thing to do on my 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 my answers gave 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.
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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!
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!!!
Thanks so much Robyn. I don’t homeschool…but, sometimes it feels like I do. Glad that you found us!
Love your kitchen! (and counter of course ;))
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.
Emily, thank you so much. Can’t wait to check out your site too. Thanks for stopping by.
Ivana @Gift Light Bulbs says
Jen I love your parenting articles.
I just recently happened to come across your blog and I really like it
I am so happy to have found your recipe for fruit tray dip. I was in the middle of making it when I realized I didn’t have any vanilla extract or plain Greek yogurt. I did however find a tub of Greek yogurt that had vanilla seeds in it. It was wonderful. I will be making it forever after. Thank you so much for your fantastic recipe.
Margarita Trujillo says
Hello Jenn. I am a Spanish teacher and I plan on having students design / decorate calaveras (skeletons) for Día de los Muertos using white pumpkins and permanent markers. How do I remove the wax from the pumpkins? Any and all advice is very appreciated. Thank you