There is nothing like Staying At Home for real comfort. Jane Austen quote


My name is Jennifer Carroll and I am delighted to welcome you to my virtual home! Just like most working mom's, I wear a lot of hats: magazine editor, photographer, blogger, designer, writer, and more. I love God, and I adore Jane Austen, England, tea, anything vintage, decorating, making things beautiful and watching the Hallmark Channel.

I am slowly renovating my home (which is named Hartfield from a Jane Austen novel). Elizabeth Bennet is my Jane Austen alter ego and I even have a dog named Mr. Darcy (you can meet him here!).

I've been blogging for 10 years so you can imagine there is a lot of wonderful things awaiting you inside this blog.

It can be a bit overwhelming so I thought it might be nice to give you a tour.
Here are the main categories that I write about:


If you want ideas for CRAFT ROOM ORGANIZATION start here. You'll find lots of ideas for storage, room layouts, and other projects to create a dream craft room!


Looking for EASY CRAFTS ideas? Start here. There are tons of crafts for every season and every level of crafter! You'll find loads of crafts that help you create a beautiful life with less stress and on a budget!


Want the ultimate tool to transform your home on a budget? Then Chalk Painting is for you! Find CHALK PAINTING ideas here so you can turn trash into treasure! Or, at least breathe new life into pieces that might otherwise need to go.


I'm a gal who has champagne taste on a ginger ale budget and have worked hard to create a beautiful home on a thin shoe-string budget. In these posts, you will find practical tips and ideas to help you live luxe for less! If you want DECORATING ideas, start here.


Selling Your Home and want proven tips to help sell it faster? Don't know where to start and need some experienced guidance to help you make your house shine? Find HOME STAGING advice here.


Like to entertain but want it to be easy and not stressful? Want quick recipes and pretty tablescapes to make you the hostess with the mostest with Easy ENTERTAINING advice here!


With a name like “Celebrating Everyday Life,” you may guess that I love the holidays! Are you planning for a special season or occasion? Check out the Holidays section!


Are you thinking of starting your own blog? I have tips for finding & following your passion here


Getting your home organized can have a huge impact on your daily stress levels. Find Organizational & Decluttering Tips here.


Life is full of challenges and we all need some encouragement from time to time. Find Encouragement for Everyday Life here.

Celebrating Everyday Life magazine Fall Winter 2017 is here! Brimming with entertaining, decor, and recipes to make this Fall and Winter your best ever!

An amazing fact about this blog is that Country Sampler gave me a real-life, hold-in-your-hands MAGAZINE deal in 2017 (still pinching myself!). You can order a digital OR PRINT copy here. You can also read my post about it here. It has been amazing to see the things God has done through this blog!

My efforts at magazine publication actually began back in 2013 when I started an online magazine. You can still get digital copies of it here in my shop. Little did I know back then what would happen in the future!


I love to share fun behind-the-scenes news and tidbits with readers via my email newsletter. I'm even learning how to segment it so that I only send you posts on topics that you are interested in! Pretty cool, right?! Fill out the form at the top or bottom of this page to join in!


If you like social media, please follow me on Facebook for even more Celebrating Everyday Life fun! I share behind-the-scenes to projects I'm working on, ask fun questions, share links to other blogs and sites I love and lots more! It's a good place to find me.

I'm also on Instagram some, and I'd love for you to join me there.

Pinterest is probably my favorite hangout spot though and I'd definitely invite you to join me there too!


I mean it sincerely when I say Thank You for being here! I truly love sharing my passion for DIY and decorating on a budget, creating beautiful and not overwhelming tips for entertaining, cooking, and truly celebrating everyday life.

You can learn more about me here.