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New and Improved!

For those of you who may remember, it was a goal of mine this year to revamp this here blog. I had been utilizing Google’s Blogger since it’s inception for several reason; it was cheap (free to be exact), easy to use, and had decent templates.

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However, the time has come to move on to bigger and better things. I was limited in some ways and wanted to have a blog that was my very own. So I have officially purchased the domaine name (thanks for your help Shane!). I have spent a few weeks playing around with the new site trying to make it as close to perfect as possible before launching. I think I have it as ready as it ever will be. Plus, I think it looks so pretty and I can’t possibly write any more posts without showing you all here!


I hope you enjoy the new and improved Essentially Jackie.


A wise young woman once told me that every person should have a blog of sorts at some point in their 20’s. Being that I am well into my upper 20’s, I figured I better get a move on. So here we go…

I reside in upstate NY. A little over a year ago, my babes and I bought a house and renovated the entire thing floor to ceiling (more on that to come later). Outside of fixing up the house and my day job I mostly tend to our beast of a dog, Quattro. I play soccer once a week, bake and cook often, and travel whenever time and money allows me to. 

Essentially Jackie is just as it sounds. I will delve into my every day life as a home owner, “mother” to an Alaskan Malamute, baker extraordinaire (well maybe that’s a bit of a reach), and will share with you any helpful tips and tricks I have on travel and entertaining. 

I hope you enjoy!