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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Show Off & Inspire - Jennifer Rizzo

You are in for such a treat today.  I have the honor to be able to Show Off Jen from 
She is a designer, artist, lifestyle coach, speaker and now an author too.  This lady is absolutely amazing.  She is constantly renovating something or has about a million diy projects going on and she shares every step as she goes along.  You are going to be so impressed, so sit back and enjoy.

I am so honored that Marty would ask me here today! I think she is so inspiring herself!
I am so happy to share a bit of myself and my home with you today! For those of you who don't know me, I write the blog I am a blogger, Home decor designer,speaker,I teach art and lifestyle classes and soon to be first time author (My holiday book will be out in October 2014!)!
My home is a cozy split-level nestled in the suburbs of Chicago with my hubby and three girls Oldest, Middle and Little.
While I love a modern vintage cottage style,because our space is precious, everything has to have a use so we have a home that works for us.
Jennifer Rizzo's kitchen summer time

I love to mix vintage with new and throw in an artistic touch and I love a neutral base with a touch of color!

Jennifer Rizzo summer ktichen

Our kitchen had been an unplanned renovation that is still my favorite project to this day.
Our Bathroom is my second most favorite!
My blog itself focuses on projects to help people make their home their own.
Our homes should reflect who we are and how we use it, and it shouldn't look like anybody else's home.

Jennifer Rizzo front entry

I think home decorating can take a lot of experimentation. I am constantly moving furniture around. My husband says it's never the same house twice. But, that's one way we discover what works and what doesn't. He also says every room of our home is 4 inches smaller because of all of the paint. That Mr. Rizzo. What a joker (I think!).
Such as these two pictures of my living room.

Jennifer Rizzo's living room

Same space, I just shopped my house for accessories and other pieces and swapped a few out here and there.

Jennifer Rizzo's restyled living room house, it's amazing to see the difference just by moving furniture!

It's a whole new space!
Our new project is a sub-level rehab.
Last year, we were in an area with major flooding, and had a huge loss of an entire level of our home.
We are now bit by bit renovating that space and making it fresh and clean and new again.

DSC_1135transome window in basement

It has felt so good to finally get some drywall up again and start the slow process of making it a livable space again.

I hope you'll stop over to say hi at my main site JenniferRizzo. com
and see the renovation as we go along! In fact if you like renovations, we rehabbed an entire home last summer. You can click here to see every project step by step!
Thank you so much for having me here today Marty! It was a huge honor!

Wow, aren't you impressed, this is one talented lady and such a lovely and gracious person too.  If you don't know her, be sure to rush over and click that follow button, you really don't want to miss a single post.  Thanks so much Jen for allowing me to brag a little about you.  This has been a real honor.

I am linking to the following parties:
 Imparting Grace for Grace at Home, My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fri
                                            French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
 The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Fri, Common Ground for Be Inspired Fri
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home ,
 Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Fri
 Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fri ,Rooted In Thyme Simple & Sweet Fri.
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
 Redoux Interiors Friday Party, Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
 Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky, Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat., 
Be Different Act Normal for Show & Tell Sat.

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  1. What a lovely feature Marty. I love Jennifer's style and I am really looking forward to her holiday book. I love that fall photo above....that is adorable! :) Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

  2. Looking forward to your holiday book Jennifer :) Beautiful home. Luv the acquired style. Thanks for letting me peek in.
    Thanks for the wonderful feature Marty.

  3. Hey Jennifer! I love your blog and your beautiful home! Congratulations on your book!
    Thanks for sharing, Marty!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  4. Love, love, love Jen! So happy to see her and her gorgeous home here!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  5. Wonderful feature, Marty! Love Jennifer and her blog. She really knows how to renovate a home! Congratulations on the book.....will definitely get a copy!~~Angela

  6. Thank you for sharing dear Jennifer's gorgeous home, and renovations, Marty, she's a real inspiration! Congrats on the book too, I'm sure it'll be a book to have, for us lovers of the home.
    Have a great and blessed weekend sweet Marty.

  7. Lovely home! I take inspiration from these photos! Thanks for linking to TTF!

  8. Hi Marty,
    Great choice with Jennifer. I have actually met Jennifer and have gotten to know her. She is so sweet and so talented. I am so excited she is doing her book. It will be so great. Have a great week end.

  9. Jen's home is so beautiful and her kitchen is "iconic"...Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Jen's homer is always beautiful, no matter what she does. Great feature, Marty. Hope you both have a great weekend.

  11. Just love it. I would love to sit on that pretty sofa and just breathe and relax. It's a very cozy room with lots of character and love in how you've put it all together.

  12. Such a beautiful home! Thanks for joining us at Best of the Nest!

  13. This was a fun home tour! Her house is full of great ideas. I will have to follow her progress on her newest renovation now.

  14. "Four inches smaller because of the paint".... that's just awesome! Hehehe. I hope you get the renovating done soon so you can get your space back! :D


  16. Wow, what a wonderful post! I am so looking forward to Jen's holiday book!

  17. Jennifer is a talented lady with a beautiful home. Thanks for giving us a peak at her lovely home.