Welcome to OrganizedJen.com!

Hello, Friends!

Welcome to my blog!  OrganizedJen.com is the new home of content related to my three YouTube channels, OrganizedlikeJen, MyHousewifeLife, and TheBusyBeeBuzz.  I will be posting about all of my favorite topics, ranging from organization and home care to beauty favorites and product reviews.  Launching this blog has been a longtime dream of mine and I am excited to begin 2013 with this new parking spot on the world wide web.  I hope you will join me in my blogging pursuits by checking back for updates in the new year!

I’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to Erin at Designer Blogs for making this blog a reality for me.  I had a vision and she really hit the nail on the head with the design!  I hope to film a video for OrganizedLikeJen in early 2013 discussing the building of this blog journey with you and all of the related decisions I made.  And you can bet there will be related blog posts!

Thank you for your support & enthusiasm for all of my social media endeavors.  I cannot wait to become a true blue blogger now, as well!  Stay tuned for new posts coming soon 🙂

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166 thoughts on “Welcome to OrganizedJen.com!”

    1. I’m sorry you find it difficult to read. My designer & I spent a lot of time & attention on working the colors. All of them suit me & the look I was going for. I don’t find it difficult to read the yellow tab. Perhaps the setting on your screen is set too brightly?

      1. I, also, do not have any trouble reading the tabs on any of my devices. Maybe it is the monitor or screen she is viewing it on? I checked on my phone and my desktop and it looked good on both. Great job Jen and designerblogs.com!

      2. Hi Jenn, Really like this new web page. It is very well “organized.” lol. Well, it is really well thought out and will be so easy to navigate to any area we want to view. Congrats, it’s fabulous. Be proud, you have another winner!

      3. Don’t change a thing Jen! The colours look great 🙂
        I have had the flu since saturday and I am soooo tired of beeing in bed. And so happy to have you in my life to brighten it up 🙂 I hope you have megasuperfantastic christmas! Big hug from me

      4. I have trouble reading it too. Too bright. But it may be a matter of taste that causes some irritation too. Some designers are better than others, just as with doctors, teachers, hair stylists.

    1. Don is such a supportive and proud hubby! Got any brothers? LoL, I’m married but what a sweetheart! I’m glad he lets you include him and seems very relaxed about it, it wouldn’t be the same without Don 🙂 everything looks fantastic Jen!!!! Great job!!!!

    2. I told Jen but I’m telling you Don that I want a Don and Jen cookbook. It needs to be filled with your favorite recipes, photos and maybe a couple stories… I would like it for Christmas next year.. work on that will yah?

    3. Don, I just love how much you love your sweet wife and unabashedly express your love for her. Your unwavering support and encouragement is so admirable. You are such a wonderful man and what I consider to be a role model for how a spectacular husband acts. To me you are the quintessential “real man”… one that is smart, ambitious, kind, handsome, funny, doting and not afraid to express their emotions. The two of you are absolutely adorable together. Kudos to Poopsie & Suzanne for doing a fantastic job raising such a lovely man. Big squeezes to you and Jen!

  1. WOW! I love the site layout! I am SO beyond excited for your blog! I love all of your videos- so keep them coming! You are such an inspiration to me, and a beautiful person inside & out!

    Carlye

  2. Hi Jen.

    Love the look of your new blog! Can’t wait to see some “real” posts. You are such an inspiration!

    Thank you so much for all you do!

  3. Dear Jen,

    WOW…. The site is LOVELY!
    You have come so far in such a short time, a testament of all your hard work!

    Hearty Congratulations and Best of Luck!

    Kathleen
    Southport, CT

  4. This blog looks beautiful Jen, all that time and effort was certainly well spent. I think you and your designer have come up with a wonderful design.

    Congratulations!

    Emma x 🙂

  5. Congratulations dear friend! I am so very happy for you Jen! People like you who are positive and live life with a good heart and open arms always get good things in return. This is one of those good things! You deserve it! I can’t wait to read everything you have to share. Thanks for making this messy world a whole lot brighter…and organized! 🙂 Blessings! ♥

    1. Cricket,
      I could not have said anything better. Thanks for expressing my thoughts and feelings also.
      Jen,
      I am a fairly new follower of yours and in a very short time I have become a great supporter and appreciative of all you have done and shared with us. I am a good deal older than you, yet you are a wonderful inspiration to me. I thank you greatly for that. You put your best effort in everything you do and it shows! You new site looks terrific – would have expected nothing less from you. I think this site reflects who you are and that’s a good thing. ; o)
      You do provide us with a beacon of light by just being Jen – happy, kind, inspiratonal and good hearted (which is so apparent). As Cricket says, you are a light in these days which seem so “messy” at times. Many of us thank you for that from the bottom of our hearts <3. Keep being true to yourself.
      I am so happy for you, finding the career that fulfills you and makes you happy! You are blessed.

  6. Hi Jen!

    I’m so happy things are working out for you! Love all the videos and I am so excited to start enjoying your blog too. I hope you can ignore the negative posts about things be hard to read and all that junk. I think everything is wonderful!!

    You are a great person and are so kind-hearted..

    Keep doing what your doing because your are awesome at it!!

    With Love,
    Kaitlin from Canada!!

    1. @Kaitlin,
      Hi. You’re from Canada?!!!!!!!!! SO AM I!!!!!!!! Where are you from? I’m from the prairies 😀

  7. Congrats! I love the blog and I think the design is great! I love your YouTube channels and I can’t wait to see all of the great things I’m sure you’ll post on your blog.

  8. Congrats again Jen! Love the new blog and I think the colors are perfect. You work hard on all of your projects and really give back to your subscribers. So happy for you.

  9. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL! the colors, the layout, the graphics. All so beautiful!! Congratulations on making your vision come to life, Jen! So excited for all that is to come!

  10. Jen,

    First of all, congratulations! Your blog looks absolutely amazing! I think the colors and the entire overall scheme is beautiful. I can’t wait to see all your posts! You have been such an inspiration to me in more ways than I could ever say. Thank you so much for helping me be more confident in my new found role as a housewife.

    Secondly, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope 2013 brings you wealth, love, happiness, and prosperity (oh and maybe a baby if the time is right for you and Don 🙂 We are on this journey together and I can’t wait to join you on this amazing adventure called life!

    Lots of love from Virginia (and soon Florida once we move in May!)

  11. Hi Jen: I discovered your videos in 2011 via WinnietheTzu channel. I have 2 furbabies Shih Tzu’s myself and was looking for ways to groom them.. I love your MHWL and OLJ videos as well. Keep up the great work. I’ve enjoyed learning from your videos and you have also inspired me to reorganized my closets, bathrooms etc.. You are Don are super cute. Thanks and look forward to seeing many more of your videos. Irene from Santa Cruz – San Francisco Bay Area.

  12. This blog is amazing! So excited to see more from you, I love everything else that you done so far, and am really looking forward to the blog too.
    You are a wonder, and such an inspiration!
    xx
    Cher

  13. Love the layout and the colours too! Very welcoming and easy to interact with too. Congratulations Jen, I really enjoyed my “jaunt” around your Blog! 🙂 x

  14. Many congratulations on your blog launch…this site looks fab!!
    Loks like you achieved your 2012 goal of getting your blog up before the year was out.
    Since discovering your youtube channels over the summer you have motivated and inspired me to become more organised in my life and for that I thank you.
    Best wishes dear friend for 2013….

  15. Hi Jen! Your blog looks amazing! Congrats! But, may I ask, how long did it take to design it with your designer and decide on the correct one for you? Thanks!
    Love,
    Bella

    1. I’ll be posting a video about this (probably next month) on OLJ. The actual design process was much quicker than I expected (total design time took about a month). Stay tuned for an in depth explanation in the new year 🙂

  16. WOW!!! Fabulous looking blog site! Love the organization of it too, simple and everything is easy to find. Congratulations on your beautiful website launch and wishing you all the future success on the www that you have earned and deserve. PS~Love the yellow!

  17. Hey, Jen

    Congratulations, sweetie on having the blog. This is great. I am very happy for you:)

    Merry Christmas, dear, and I wish you a very happy 2013:)

    Love from Egypt,

    Amal xoxo

  18. Congratulations on launching of your blog! It’s beautiful and, in my opinion, shows exactly who you are – The Buzzy Bee. 😀 Looking forward to new posts ♥ Happy Holidays ♥

  19. Congratulations on the launch of OrganizedJen.com! The site looks fantastic and you can see all the effort you put into it really paid off. I’m looking forward to reading your upcoming blog posts and seeing what you have planned for 2013. Take care and I pray that your many blessings continue!

  20. Congrats on the new site. I look forward to visit it daily. you are now a blogger and with the amount of success I expect you will achieve , you will be consider press real soon. What a turn your life has took. Proud of you

  21. Congrats on your new blog Jen!! I *KNOW* how hard launching a blog is, so I give you major props and a high five! The design looks beautiful and cheerful and I love it! So excited to see what all you will share on here. Merry Christmas!!

  22. JEN!!! Im so excited for you! I cant wait to read whatever your going to write(type) down! I love watching your videos and even my little shih tzu Chewy loves watching Winnie! Good luck in everything you do! P.S. Don is such a sweetie! You two are PERFECT for each other 🙂

  23. Congrats, the website looks great! I love how pretty and colorful it is. Have a very merry Christmas and I’m sure 2013 will be an even greater year for you!

  24. Great Job Jen! I am so excited for you!! The yellow tab is totally fine! No need to change anything! Very cute! Can’t wait to see what the future holds! 🙂

  25. Congratulations on the new blog Jen. It looks fantastic!!!!

    Wishing you continued success and happiness in 2013.

    Love Caroline from Ireland.

  26. Congratulations on your accomplishment! The blog looks fantastic, love it!! Sending you, Don and Winnie much love from Wisconsin. Merry Christmas to you all!

  27. Jen: Woo Hoo, Yippee and Congratulations on a FABULOUS new blog! It is absolutely perfect for you. It’s fresh, bright, colorful, playful, organized and really captures your lovely spirit. I love all the nuances… the colors in perfect order: pink, green, orange, yellow & blue… repeated in an organized fashion and ending with an elegant “Jen” in a lovely, favorite-blue, scripted font, only to circle back around with the busy bee staying on top of everything, as you do so beautifully! I love the compartmentalized honeycomb lightly in the background so as not to distract from the message. Your new blog PERFECTLY captures the essence of some of the many wonderful facets of Jen. I just couldn’t be happier for you and this new part of your journey. I can’t wait for the next entry!

  28. Congrats on your launching of your brand new website! I love the blog design. Very ” you”: organized and to the point. Easy to navigate. I have been watching your videos for a while now and absolutely love your videos and your organizational skills have helped me a lot.

  29. Congrats on your new blog site, Jen! It is so nice to have everything in one place. It is set up so nicely, too! Wishing all the best to you in the coming year and in all your endeavors. Have a wonderful Christmas with your and Don’s family. Hope to see some more videos from Utah as they are beautiful. A big hug to Winnie, too! Best of all things, Phyllis from Ojai, CA.

  30. Congratulation Jen! So excited for you! This is such a cute design! Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store!

    Merry Christmas!

  31. Dear Jen,
    Congratulations!!!! This is so exciting! The website looks beautiful! I love the colors, the fonts, and the overall good vibe it gives! You are an amazing person who deserve all the best! You are an inspiration to me and a joy to watch! I wish you lots of luck with your new venture! Have the Merriest Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Love,
    Amanda
    (1pamperedgirl on twitter)

  32. your designer did an excellent job!!! I am currently in school for graphic design and this is great, I love everything about this blog 😀

  33. Congratulations on your new blog, it looks great! I look forward to reading your posts. Merry Christmas to you and your family !

  34. OOOOOOOO!
    This is walking into a new boutique on it’s opening day!

    I’d send a beautiful flower arrangement for you to put up on the front counter with a card that says,
    “So thrilled at the new opening. Best Wishes to you Jen~Always!”

  35. Hi Jen! Congrats on getting your blog up before the year was over! I know that it was important for you. It looks great, I wish I could have been the designer for your blog though! 😉

    I am celebrating my 6th year of blogging this month and would love if you could stop by if you had the time!

    http://www.anewyearforannie.com/

    Merry Christmas to you, Winnie and Don and enjoy your stay in Utah! 🙂

    🙂 Annie

  36. Congratulations Jen!! I looooveee the design so much. I can really tell how much work went into it. The colors are perfect and the logo is very cute and well designed… I also love the little touch of the honey comb background. It is lovely!!!! Cant wait to see future posts!

  37. If I’m being honest I have to say I am a little disappointed in the design. I was hoping for something more original and , well.. Professional looking to really kick start what could be a very successful brand. I have young children and it looks like something my kids would like. I think you need to appeal to a more mature audience in order to really have success as a brand. My background is in Internet Marketing Strategy, I am a stay at home mom now. Thanks for letting me opine. ~ Meadow

    1. I appreciate your opinion. I feel that the website fits me perfectly, and since it is a blog, and not a store or a business, I felt I could take some liberties with a whimsical, fun design.

      1. Jen, your blog is absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m excited for and so proud of you! I’ve had my blog for 4 years and have never changed it as I’m so computer dumb but I sure could use a freshening up of my blog.

        Merry Christmas. I’m in Hawaii right now so it doesn’t really feel like Christmas but I’m not complaining! Heehee.

      2. Fair enough. You are right, it is a blog so if you are going for fun and whimsy then you nailed it. Congrats! maybe in the future as you grow and venture out into different markets we will see an upscale version of things..I’m thinking clean and simple like Martha but with a slightly younger vibe…but not too young…lol good luck, looking forward to seeing great things from you in the future.

  38. Dear Jen, welcome to the “blog world” 🙂
    I love your videos – thank you so much. You bring me lots of inspiration.
    I am a housewife too, and a dog owner.
    I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas with your husband and family and your dear dog.
    From Helen in Norway.

  39. Many congratulations Jen!! This blog turned out beautifully. It’s so gorgeous and so very YOU! Love the colors, the fonts, the lay out. What a great achievement. Something to be very proud of. Looking forward to new content! Love from Holland, Marielle

  40. Hi Jen, I’m so happy for you!
    Love the design. I’ve been watching your videos for over a year now and every time there’s a new one, I feel like I’m opening a present. So thanks to Vlogadays, right now I get to open at least one present every day!! This time of year is extremely busy for me.

    I work in a store in Belgium were we have a lot of work during this time of year. (Today is Christmas and me first day off in over 14 days). So every evening over the past few weeks I came home feeling very tired, but never too tired to watch Vlogadays! (or another video you just uploaded) Every time it’s something I look forward to.

    So thanks for sharing all your ideas, stories, hauls,…big parts of your life with us. I think it’s a brave thing to do and you do it so well! You’re an honest and genuine person, that’s why I guess so many people like you.

    Merrry Christmas to you, Don and little miss Winnie! And lots of succes with the new blog!!!

  41. Congratulations Jen! Very happy to see your dreams and vision become a reality! Passion, dedication and determination truly pays of! May God bless your new blog, future endeavors and family! Enjoy your new found success and continue to inspire us <3

  42. Jen,
    Will you still be doing open box videos (Eco Emi, Birch Box, Ipsi, and FCS box) on The Busy Bee Buzz? Or will they be on here?
    Thanks!!!
    Love,
    Bella

    1. Open box sample subscription videos will now be on TBBB. I’ve already filmed the December ones for Birchbox & Ipsy & they should be up soon. I’m SUPER behind on Eco Emi, which I’ll explain at some point. I do hope to get back on track with that in the new year, too. 🙂

  43. Jen, congrats on your new blog! I have followed you on YouTube for about a year now and can’t wait to see what great things you have in store for your followers on this new platform. I find your cheery disposition and informative videos such a treat to watch. Congrats again!

  44. This is so colorfull and festive – just like you Jen. You have done a great job. Looking forward to see how it developes 🙂

  45. Immediately saved as a direct link on my iPad! Can’t wait to see this baby goin!!! Love orginizational stuff and love your videos!

  46. You’ve done it again, JEN! Awesome job and I’m really looking forward to videos, from the Housewife Confessionals to the vlogs…you go girl!

  47. Hey Jen! Great website. I was hoping you would have your own web page. I have been telling all my friends about you as I have gotten so many amazing ideas from you. The best to you, Don and Winnie…..

  48. JEN!!! This looks awesome! I wouldn’t change a thing. When I saw this, I thought this design fits you just perfectly! I love it!!! Can’t wait for your posts! 🙂 I’ll read it daily.

  49. I googled Positively Polished to see if you maybe you had it secretly up, just not officially announced, but it already exists by another person. It’s a Blogspot blog and it’s been running several months… Just wanted you to know so you had time to think of a different name if you wanted a unique nail polish blog name. Just lookin’ out for ya girl!

    Have fun in Utah!

    1. Oh no! I actually did purchase the domain name & have set up my tumblr already (with no content just yet), so I’m going to stick with it. Thanks for keeping an eye out for me, though!

  50. Hi Jenn!! You and your team did flawless work. This is number one on my bookmarks!! My kids (3 and 5) watch your YouTube channels with me every morning, the Ross’s are in our routine 🙂 the kids really love winnie! congrats on this big accomplishment! Seeing you accomplish big things, gives me the courage to do things that I normally would deem improbable. Thank you for everything, you’ve given me so much. Take care!
    -Brittany
    Orlando, Fl

  51. Congratulations Jen–everything looks great. I’m looking forward to your videos on the design steps. I am an educator and an artist and am in the early stages of setting up my own site in 2013. It’s gonna be a great year!

  52. Hi Jen!
    Sorry I have been asking you soooooo many questions, but this is my only was to get in touch with you! I have been having a hard time with things, and you give me something to look forward too. You are inspiration to me and as you can see, many others. Also, sorry but, will you be vlogging for both your Disney trips? Hope you do. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year season!!!
    ((HUGS))
    Love,
    Bella 🙂

  53. CONGRATULATIONS, Jen!!! I’m so excited for you and this new adventure! I really look forward to visiting here on a regular basis and keeping up with you! I pray that the New Year will bless you and your family beyond measure and may this year bring you much joy! Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  54. i love the cheerful look to your blog and you shuld do a post or perhaps a video on party ettiqutte and ideas on host gifts would be a help with newyears comming up but also any time of year

  55. Congratulations Jen!!!!! The blog looks AMAZING!! I love your bee logo, it is what you are: a busy bee!! I’m a blog lover and will be supporting you in this new project!!

  56. Jen, the site looks great!!! I can’t wait for what’s to come. Congratulations on the site!!! Love the videos and all the tips, you are truly an inspiration!!! You should be very proud of all you have done, we all need a little encouragement and advice sometimes and I think this is going to be the perfect place for that. Thank you again I truly appreciate all you do for us!!!

  57. Jen,

    I just wanted to stop by your page and tell you how much of an inspiration you are to me. I found your videos about three months ago, and they have helped me out a lot. They have inspired me to start something of my own on the world wide web, as well as work on more personal things in my life. After watching your different pieces about the bit and pieces of your life I want to congratulate you on all of your success. I am so happy you decided to make videos, and I can’t wait for the many more to come. I hope you have a relaxing holiday, and thank you again for all the time you spend on your project for us.

  58. Awesome blog, Jen! I can’t wait to watch it grow! I’m very proud of you and happy for you! Best wishes to you, Don, and Winnie for the new year!

    Amanda/raammartin

  59. Hi Jen!
    Hope you are enjoying Utah! I have a few questions. 1. What label maker do you use to label your nail polish on Vlogidays December 29? I tried to label my Cinderella one from Sephora, but it kind of twirled going up the bottle. If that makes sense. 2. Is Deer Valley a resort? It would be a very nice vacation, and have you ever stayed their? Thanks a lot!
    Love,
    Bella 🙂
    P.S. Say hi to Winnie and Don for me!

    1. I use a P-Touch labeler by Brother with a 1/4″ label for those tin nail polish bottles. Deer Valley is a ski resort. There are several hotels on the premises as well as houses & condos for sale or for rent. We’ve never stayed there, since we’re not too far of a drive from the family vacation home out here. It is a beautiful place to come visit year round!

  60. Hey Jen, Happy New Year all the way from England. Congrats on the new website i love it :). Been enjoying your Vlogging ever since Disney back in February, it was our first visit last year October 2012 and you gave me so many tips from watching your trip sweetie it really made our holiday that extra bit special. Looking forward to 2013 and all the great advice to come 🙂

  61. Jen, I am so excited for you my 19 year old daughter and I are so addicted to watching your videos!! You have inspired both of us in so many way’s,, my husband and her fiancé make fun of us because we are alway’s referring to you like we know you personally.. You are very personable,, thank you for your awesome videos and now your blog.. We love you, and congratulations.

  62. Hi Jen, I am one of your YouTube subscribers (QueenOnTheSea). So so happy you have your blog now! I’ve been following you since the very beginning and you were (and are) outstanding. I am very proud of you and what you have accomplished so far. You are so inspiring in many ways, not just at organizing. Keep up the good job! Love xxx

  63. Hi Jen, great blog! I adore all your “original content!”! but like so many of your supporters, I have lots of questions. I thought for sure I would discover the answers to many on your FAQ, but not so much. So I’m hoping to ask them here. Please reply if you can! xo Lisa
    Do you speak fluent French?
    Would you ever consider doing a reality TV show (of your day to day life – travel – and organizing tips)?
    Would you consider sharing some of your art history notes? I think it would be fun to learn a bit more about art thru someone who studied it. ..and would put your hard work (back) to good use!! (please consider, maybe it could be a reoccurring feature : )
    How did you learn to train Winnie so perfectly?
    Do you have a fav celeb(s) whose style you admire most?
    Do you have coffee table books? (such a random question,lol, but I love coffee table books, and am always intrigued + inspired by what others have chosen)

    1. Here are some answers for you 🙂

      Do you speak fluent French?
      – Not remotely! I do love the language & studied it in high school & college, but unfortunately have lost most of it due to lack of use over the years. Language requires practice!

      Would you ever consider doing a reality TV show (of your day to day life – travel – and organizing tips)?
      – Isn’t that what MHWL is for? 😉

      Would you consider sharing some of your art history notes? I think it would be fun to learn a bit more about art thru someone who studied it. ..and would put your hard work (back) to good use!! (please consider, maybe it could be a reoccurring feature : )
      – I never considered it before. Maybe??

      How did you learn to train Winnie so perfectly?
      – She is not absolutely perfect, but luckily she looks up to me & listens to me most of the time. Plus, I did a lot of research before she came home & learned a lot from The Dog Whisperer as well.

      Do you have a fav celeb(s) whose style you admire most?
      – I like to joke that I live under a rock, because…it’s basically true. I don’t know a lot about celebrities & don’t follow them very closely. I do like Taylor Swift, but I’m not sure if I adhere to her sense of style perse.

      Do you have coffee table books? (such a random question,lol, but I love coffee table books, and am always intrigued + inspired by what others have chosen)
      – We do, but I keep them mostly on bookshelves. I have a few Martha Stewart entertaining ones & some art hostory books from college that qualify as coffee table books, as well. I like a clear coffee table (with the exception of candles & coasters, of course).

      Hope that satisfies your curiosity for now 🙂

  64. Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks

  65. Absolutely beautiful blog/website! Keep up the great work Jen!! God bless you and your hubby (and your Willie:).
    -Anna (Texas)

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