Oh.my.gosh. I am actually doing this! I feel like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone when he finally gets up the nerve to run out from under his parents bed and yell “I’m not afraid any more!” I think this is going to be my new life motto (along with “fake it ’till you make it”). This, starting a blog, is something I have wanted to try for a very long time, but talked myself out of it over and over again. I thought I was showing up too late to this party and that there were already way too many amazing people doing it, so there was no room for me. Even though that may be true, I am making room for myself! I am elbowing my way in and taking a big leap of faith. I have stuff to say, dang it! I have talents I want to share. I want to grow and learn new things. I want to be brave. I want to show my self and my kids that you can always try new things no matter how old you are.
Now so we can move on to me telling you a little bit about myself. My name is Jade Bennett and I am thirty one, (I have decided this is the ugliest number and must be spelled out always) I have been married for almost 10 years to my kind of perfect husband. I say “kind of perfect” because if you ask anyone in my family about my husband, Ty, they will declare him the most perfect human being in the world. To them I am now second best to the amazing person I chose to marry and have all the babies with. Speaking of babies, I am lucky enough to be the mama of three beautiful kids, Peighton 7, Miles 18 months and Indie 3 months. These babies and my husband are my greatest blessings.
I went to interior design school at the age of 19. I graduated from the American institute of interior design in 2004. I loved design school so much! I do, however, think my design education started way before that. I grew up in a beautiful home with a mother who had a natural talent for decorating. We moved a lot when I was growing up and each home was an exciting blank canvas for my mom to make her own. She was so inspiring to watch and naturally I wanted in on the action, so each time we moved she would allow me to be her assistant and help chose some of the things I wanted for my own rooms. I had amazing bedrooms, like, really really amazing. Flowery wallpaper with purple roses and antique wrought iron headboards. My bedding was my favorite, I never had less then 10 pillows on my bed! Ugh, the pillows! Most kids would hate to have to make a bed with that many pillows everyday but I LOVED it. To this day the thing I force my clients to do most is BUY ALL THE PILLOWS! I feel very fortunate to have been raised that way and to have known from such a young age what I wanted to be when I “grew up”.
I can not wait to use this blog as a way to showcase what I think makes a home beautiful and to share my work and family with all of you! I really hope you enjoy reading my grammatically incorrect words and seeing all of the pretty pictures I hope to share.