Patio inspiration for small spaces

Patio Inspiration for Small Spaces | A Girl Named PJ

Have I mentioned that we'll be downsizing when we move to DC? In Omaha, we had a two-story house on almost a half-acre of land. Our new place is a townhouse with a shared backyard resembling a college campus quad. Before the grass begins, however, is a small private patio. It's not quite big enough for outdoor dinner parties, but it's just the right size for sitting in lounge chairs … READ MORE!

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Working from my happy place: Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen NYC #workfromhappyplace | A Girl Named PJ

Have you ever tried a cronut? We were living in Omaha when Chef Dominique Ansel's croissant-doughnut hybrid went viral two years ago and quickly became a worldwide sensation. A bakery near our house even started producing their own version of the trendy pastry, but I wanted my first cronut experience to be at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City where it was invented … READ MORE!

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Weekend reading: link roundup

Weekend Reading: link roundup on A Girl Named PJ

This weekend's link roundup includes Jenna Lyons's first job, one woman's secret baby, a new denim trend, all-natural skincare products, and more … READ MORE!

My vacation reading list

Books to bring on vacation: My vacation reading list on A Girl Named PJ

When was the last time you read a book on vacation? I always intend to start and finish at least one book when we go away, but having to pay attention to my kids at the beach, in the backyard, or on the road prevents me from losing myself in a good book … READ MORE!

Introducing The Hello Sessions

The Hello Sessions blog conference

If you've been following A Girl Named PJ for a while, you already know that I'm a big fan of blog conferences. I've been to Alt Summit four times since 2013 -- twice as an attendee and twice as a speaker. And this October, I'm planning to attend The Hello Sessions in Portland, Oregon … READ MORE!

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