Howdy! Welcome to my new blog home! I’m so excited for a fresh start.
So you wrote another blog?
You betcha! My first blog, Life on Lee Avenue, was a family and memory keeping blog that I sporadically wrote over the last four years. When I started it back in May 2010, all the cool kids were “doing it”. I had recently discovered scrapbooking and thought, I spend enough time reading other people’s blogs, why not start one myself? I’m just that kinda gal. It wasn’t daunting or scary. In fact, it seemed like a really, really fun thing to do. And it was. I quickly realized that it allowed me to share my creative work and house an online diary for my daughter’s development. Some of my most popular posts include: Day in the Life Meets Project Life; Layout: You Should Know; 2012 Week in the Life Completed Album; and Scrapbook on the Road Using Project Life.
Fast forward to May 2014 – a decision to sell our first family home and purchase a new one meant that the name of “the blog” was no longer relevant in my eyes. Ugh. Given the existential crisis I faced (read: created myself), I seriously questioned / agonized over the direction I should take. So staying true to Jess fashion, I decided to create a new blog / website. I mean, why not try something new on top of moving? Not the smartest decision I have ever made, I know, but I am totally up for a new challenge!
Why the name, Cheers, Jess?
First, Jess Forster.com seemed a little plain – too plain, for my liking. If you’ve meet me in person, you know that for the most part I am a upbeat, “the glass is half full kinda person”. I am have a sarcastic side and have been know to drink a few *ahem* glasses of wine. The name Cheers, Jess seemed to fit with who I am and what I want to blog about. I want this space to reflect life’s celebrations, both big and small.
What can you expect from Cheers, Jess?
Monday to Thursday, you can expect more of my “winning personality”. At the heart, this space will continue to be focused on family life, memory keeping and decorating our dream home. I may even throw in some of my adventures / disasters from my kitchen. I have an editorial calendar ready to go and I hope to inspire and entertain you, so that you will come back to visit again and again (and again).
Dude, where are your archives?
Dude, I am so glad you asked! I am in the awesome (read: not awesome) process of transferring all my popular post from Lee Avenue over. It takes time and I am getting there. Look for more content to show up over the course of the next couple weeks + months.
Bottom line: Thanks for sticking around and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to!