About

 photo 2014avatar250_zps56cc7625.jpgHello! Thanks for stopping by on my blog. My name is Jen, and I've been blogging here on A Thousand Words since December 2005. We lived in England then, but have since moved to New Zealand (although we're originally from South Africa - yup, we emigrated not once, but twice!) Through all of the changes in my life, my blog has been a constant source of enjoyment for me - I've loved sharing my thoughts and projects with my readers.

I began this blog as a place to showcase my photographs as I learnt about photography. I later began sharing our adventures in home renovation. I now enjoy posting about all sorts of aspects of my life that I'm passionate about - decorating, organising, photography, crafts, sewing, cooking and baking, fashion, our chickens, life in New Zealand, family fun, and more.

I've been married to Grant since December 1995 and we are blessed to have to precious sons: Daniel, who is 13, and Noah, who is 9. We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints (i.e we're Mormons).

My blog is real. I share what I already do, rather than creating projects just to blog about. I find myself doing / eating / wearing things and thinking, "I should blog this." The positive feedback I get from my readers means so much because it's personal to me, rather than about manufactured projects or rooms. It's been an amazing journey watching my readership numbers grow through the years. I so appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my posts - blogging wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you!

Thanks again for checking in on my blog. Please browse around and come back later for posts that reflect my little corner of the world. I post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a Fashion Friday post every week as an extra.


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6 comments:

  1. I had the exact same idea for a blog title so in researching it.. I found myself here! I am also Mormon. As it so happens, my husband served in the Auckland NZ mission.lovely blog!

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    1. Hi Jessica! Happy blogging and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. So fun to find things in common.

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  2. Hi Jen! Just a couple of lines to say Thanks for your excellent Photoshop turorials...

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    1. You're welcome, I hope they are helpful.

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  3. I saw your bathroom makeover on BetterAfter...the second I saw your pics I thougt that you must live in New Zealand! Every bathroom I have ever seen in NZ looked excactly like yours. The build ins, the rimu flooring, the wonky drafty windows ;) I have lived there for 10 years and recently moved back to my native germany. I miss it every day.
    Take care
    N

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    1. I fell in love with Germany when we visited. But I know how horrible homesickness is :( I hope you get to visit NZ.

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