Hi and welcome to Quinntessential Home! I know the spelling is a bit wacky, but that is because my name is Quinn, and it just seemed right to throw it in there somewhere! As I blogged and wrote web content about Medicare in a past job, I wondered if I would be able to pull off writing about the things I do in my free time: cook, shop, craft, Groupon/Livingsocial travel, explore, and more. So here is my attempt at sharing all of these experiences with the world!

Let me start by letting you know that I am a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young lady, only a few years out of college, so my crafting and decorating originally began in a 600-square-foot apartment barely big enough for my cat, Misty, and myself. But we made do. Now that I have moved on and upgraded to an over 1,000-square-foot apartment in a beautiful, old row house, I feel compelled to decorate and cook all the time. My documented journey will most likely include cats (Tuukka, my little goalie and Misty, my little peach), failed mishaps, imaginative creations, photographs of many adventures, and more. Regardless of the size of your home, you can make it your own!

Many of these recipes come from my mother, who rarely fed me anything other than home-cooked meals growing up, and many of these craft ideas come from friends and family. Enjoy!