Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hello again!

Hello long lost friends, and new ones too! I had no idea it would take this long to blog again. Part of the delay has been waiting for some things to happen so I could have my creative space.  Still waiting. I have decided the blog will just have a different feel for awhile and we can make it about crafting, cooking, and creating, we will!!! Until then, it will be about being a small town girl and the things that go with that. That being said, I wish I had started this long ago, after I created the new blog.

While I have been absent from blog-land, and creating, I have been busy busy...busy with friends and family. People I have neglected for way too long. I also have a pretty big announcement to make. First things first.

I mentioned I moved "home." Home to where I grew up. Home to where most of my family is. Cousins, Grandparents, Dad and Step-Mom, Step-sister and family and many in between are here. Still almost two hours from my Mom, but closer. Home is two hours from where I was before. PA Route 6 is one of "home's" main roads!

Being home means I get to spend time with these people. That means I can spend the day with my buddy, who has somehow grown up so quickly.

Above Warren, at a place called Washington Park.

Geocaching! Yep, this one is magnetic!
He found it right after he told me there was no way it was there!

Being home means discovering places that have been forgotten.

Being home means getting to go to rummage sales with my Grandma and Great Aunt.
Summer isn't even here yet and we are hitting the sales already. UH OH!!!!....

Being home is soooo many things. The other day as I was leaving for work, my Grandma drove by on her way to work (not the Grandma pictured). That was a pretty cool start to the day!! Last week I was on my way through town and passed my Dad on his way to work. Little things I have missed! Little things that many people take for granted!

Now don't get me wrong, being home has some down sides to it too.
Some of the very things that I love about being home, are some of the very same things that have kept me from coming home. I am now close enough that everyone can have expectations. I am adjusting to being home. I love it. There are moments that I think I am crazy for having come home, but as long as they stay moments and don't turn into days, all is well!!!

I am house hunting. That is probably one of the things I will blog about.
I will be blogging about different things that happen and places I go. I have pictures ready from two different walks around town. It is a pretty town. There are other nearby towns that I want to do the same with.

So, things might feel different around here, but we'll still have fun and we will work toward the cards and recipes!!! I hope you will choose to join me along the way. I am going to create a Facebook page too. There I will be able to share some of the things I find for gardening and crafting and whatever else strikes my fancy. I will get the links to Pinterest put on here and get everything updated! Some of the first crafts and recipes and stories you might read will be about a wedding. OH MY! WHAT??? Yep, did you forget I said I have an announcement to make? Well....the announcement is, "I'M GETTING MARRIED!!" Yeppers, there is going to be a Small Town Guy. You can think all those crazy thoughts that are running through your head right now. I've thought them and so have so many other people. We aren't strangers. I tell the story that we were the right people at the wrong time and this is a very rare 2nd chance! {squeal}

Here are some pics of me with Small Town Guy!

Can you see that ring? Perhaps we can talk about it another day too.
The center stone is black diamond. Who knew?!? I didn't!!

These pictures were taken on my Dad's deck.

Being home means a second chance!

I had no idea that moving home would change my life so quickly, but I will take it!
I love my family, friends, and Small Town Guy and am thrilled that I get to spend time with them and share in things I have missed out on! First up, summer!!!

I hope you all are well and I am looking forward to being here again!!!

Hugs!!! (as always)
~Just A Small Town Girl Jen


  1. Jen,
    Maybe you are now finally with the person that you were meant to be with all along????

    I believe in Fate! Congrats to both of you!! I see he is a Pittsburgh Fan so I already like him!!

    I am following you!!


  2. OMG!OMG!OMG! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you! I really didn't like thinking of you being down in the dumps. Thank God for second chances! Small town guy is also a bit a hunk!
    Hugs and kisses, Darlene


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