Saturday, 1 September 2012

Welcome to Building Beautiful

It's the beginning of September, the beginning of a new school year, and a the beginning of a new project for the two of us.   This blog is about finding the best parts in life.  Not settling for average.  It's about participating relentlessly in the task of making this the most beautiful life possible.

So who are we?   We are friends who are lucky enough to be related.   We are both at a point where chasing this beautiful life nourishes, inspires, motivates and excites us.

This is us in a nutshell:

Jess in 10:  Always chooses the sparkly thing.  Isn't the girl in the boat.   Highlights when reading anything 90% of the time.   Loves to cook.   Unnatural love of squirrels and blank notebooks.   Thinks big hair and lipstick are as good as war paint.  Is not musically inclined.  Whatsoever.   Anthropomorphizes all animals (or nouns in general). All the time.  Happy moods are accompanied by a off-tune sung narrative [ref above].   Has a tiny but fiercely loyal family.

Shannon in 10: Married into an incredible family 5 years ago.  Loves the smell of the ocean.   Has mastered the art of procrastination.  Feels separation anxiety when she gets rid of books.  Has a serious love/hate relationship with her old home.  Uses baking as diy therapy. Tries to resist brand names. Believes every day needs laughter and a good cup of tea.  Loves the sound of rain, champagne corks popping, and the quasi-meow the cat makes.  No matter how tough a day is, she still loves her job.

Shannon & Jess


  1. Way to go ladies!!! I am so excited about this venture you have started... Cuz by golly... Life IS beautiful!

    Cant't wait to read on!!

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement Karen - we really appreciate it. Your sentiment is exactly what we're after!