Hi, I’m Jeannie!

I grew up and currently live in Sunny San Diego with my husband and daughter. This blog is my happy place. Here’s a bit of what you can expect around here:

  • Recipes that don’t suck – I really hate spending time and money making a mediocre dish. We have more than a few dinner recipes on our “favorite dinners” note (more on this here), and I’m happy to share the stuff that my family loves
  • Easy and Fun ideas for life – You have enough pressure from society to be constantly amazing, you certainly don’t need any more from me. I love sharing ideas that you haven’t seen a million times, and I will be sharing ZERO Elf-on-a-Shelf ideas because I am putting that off as long as I possibly can (my daughter is currently 6)
  • Life with a minimalist/environmentalist/budget-friendly slant – Make It Blog is just for fun for me. I make some money off ads and affiliate links (full disclosure!), but I’m not interested in keeping up with the Joneses and overloading you with STUFF for the extra pennies. I am money-conscious, earth-conscious and mental health-conscious, and that is more important to me than hawking widgets. I really want you to enjoy hanging out here.

About Make It Blog

Make It Home: do-it-yourself projects and organization tips that work for me

Make It Fun: events, fun activities I’ve done with my daughter, travel stuff and holiday ideas

Make It Yummy: recipes I love and easy dinners

Make It Family: all things kids and relationships

Make It Favorites: my favorite clothes, hair & beauty products, gift ideas and home stuff

In Closing,

Please feel free to reach out and let me know what you’re thinking. You can also follow me on Instagram where I try to be helpful in grid form and share stuff I think is funny.
In case nobody told you today, you are AWESOME. The world needs you because there is nobody else exactly like you and I am honestly happy you’re here.