My name is Nicole and I first started this blog back in 2007 when Lurlyn and I were both expecting our first babies. It was my way of keeping family in touch. In 2011 I did a post on Sticky Buns Breakfast Ring which then blew up all over Pinterest... and low and behold, I have followers loads of traffic to my blog! I tried to add a few more good ideas/recipes, but with my two crazy little kids and photography I do on the side, I couldn't keep it up. This is where I insert >Lurlyn<, my confidant and SIS (in-law)! I'm so excited to add her expertise and creativity to the blog. Be prepared for pure AWESOMENESS!!!

A little bit about me... I am a SAHM to two adorable, energetic, crazy kiddos! Aubriana is 5 and Timmy is 2. I'm a grateful wife to my hubby Tim.  Neither one of us can do without the other. Interesting fact: we've lived in 6 different states in 12 years of marriage. I love him to pieces and we have lots of fun together!  We live in the beautiful yet "rainy" state of Washington. We bought a home here in 2011 and I'm excited to show any and all changes we make to it along the way.

Photography is my addiction. I love it! I can't do without it. I also love trying new recipes, crafting, sewing, design and clothes (I like to look better then I feel). I love to explore new places (especially if I can bring my camera along to document it). I'm definitely a visual person. I hope you gain lots of great ideas and inspiration from visiting this blog! 

My name is Lurlyn, think "Merlin", the wizard for pronunciation help. Sadly, that is where our similarities end.

I am a twenty something, living in SW Washington, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Portland, OR. I am a SAHM to a 5 year old boy (Leif), 3 year old girl (Sophi), and a 2 year old boy (Soren). I know what you're thinking, and yes, I am cray cray! But it's AMAZING, too. Most days. Chocolate and caffeine come into play on the other days, that, and sending Nicole text messages about my sanity level.

I am a runner, p90x'er, hiker, want to be cycler, and all around outdoor lover. I love doing crafty things; checking out new recipes, baking, and sewing. I love to challenge myself, and see what both my mind and body are capable of.

The Hubs, Leif, and I have been married for 6 and half years. He is the cheese to my macaroni. Seriously, the guy is amazing. At the moment he is in an MBA program at George Fox, all while dealing with a crazy lady like me. Mad props. I adore him, and the kids want to eat him up. I am lucky.

And in case you haven't noticed, I speak fluent sarcasm.

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*Our kids make our world go round with a little bit of crazy tossed in. From Left: Sophie (3), Lurlyn, Soren (2), Leif (5) then... Timmy (2), Nicole, and Aubriana (5).

We don't belong in the Jones Family unless there is a little bit of CRAZY! This is the real Jones Way. ;)
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  1. Love your page!!
    Looking forward to trying out some of your recipes!
    Thanks! :-) Jan

  2. I really! love your blog, please don't stop!. Thank you for sharing Ladies and take care:D
    -Amber Morris, stay at home Mama to Joshua, Gabriel, and Autumn.

  3. Just tried the sticky buns recipe and for some reason the sticky topping came out hard as a rock. What do you think I did wrong? Yours looked delicious! Thanks!


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