About



Hi! Welcome to Domestic Bliss Squared! We're Jessica and Hilary - two sister-in-laws who are best friends (or is it best friends who happen to be sister-in-laws? Chicken or the egg, people!).  Anyways, we married two brothers who could not be more amazing men. We even each had two kids with those amazing men, a boy and a girl. The girls are less then two months apart and our boys are only two weeks apart!

We've known each other for over ten years, since Hilary started dating Jessica's husband's younger brother. But it wasn't until the birth of our daughters (9 weeks apart!), that we started talking every day.

Gradually our discussions moved from parenting issues to other passions we have and we discovered we both love DIY, sewing, Little House on the Prairie, cooking healthy foods, exercise and coffee!  We both learned how to crochet at the same time, we've fallen in love with jewelry making together and we swap recipes constantly!

Our family's are even so close that In January of 2013 a dream came true for us. Jessica's family relocated to Boise, ID, where Hilary was living with her family! Now we live a mile apart after years of long distance friendship! You can read all about our announcement of the move, as well as a super detailed history of our friendship, in this post.


Jessica
Hi! I'm Jessica. I'm a college educated stay-at-home mom by choice to my two children, a sassy five year old girl (Jill), and a hellion little boy (Ender). My husband is Hilary's husband's big brother!

I'm the one you'll usually see doing style and sewing posts here, with some cooking, jewelry making, crochet and general crafting thrown in for good measure. I'm sort of a "jack of all trades" crafter/diy-er.

I'm also the main social media person here at Domestic Bliss Squared! I post across all our social media, comment on other blogs, Tweet and Pin and return emails. Basically this translates into me spending way too much time on Facebook while drinking coffee and calling it "work."

Some of my favorite things:
Food: Sushi. Color: green. TV show: Red Dwarf. Doctor Who and Star Trek come in close seconds. Drink: Coffee. People drink other stuff? Guilty pleasure: fashion magazines. And thrift store shopping. Can't live without my: coffee!





Hilary
Hi! I'm Hilary! I'm the home decor and home improvement guru here. I love love love home projects! (My husband and I actually built an addition to our house, ourselves!) I also cook, sew, crochet...and I'm in charge of all things tech and budget related for Domestic Bliss Squared. Like our cute layout? That was me!

I have a master's degree in Social Work, and I'm a proud working mom of two beautiful kids. They're the same ages and genders as Jessica's kids, how cool is that? I'm also married to Jessica's husband's little brother!

Some of my favorites:
Food: sushi. Color: Anything bright! And preferably worn together. TV show: Sex in the City. (Non crafting) Hobby: Running. Drink: Coffee.  Guilty pleasure: Smartphone games. Can't live without my: budget planning math journal.




This blog has become a place where we share what we've learned (the good, the bad and the really ugly) along with tons of tutorials, recipes and pictures. It's yet another thing we have in common!

We love homemaking and saving money and are always striving towards Domestic Bliss (cheaply, of course!).

Check out our tabs or follow us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Questions?  Comments?  Concerns?  Or do you just have an awesome recipe or tutorial you want to share with us?  Contact us at domesticblisssquared @ gmail.com (take out the space...)!

We'd love to hear from you!

~ Hilary and Jessica


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7 comments:

  1. Amei conhecer o seu blog e achei maravilhoso. Me visite:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  2. New follower via "Meet and Greet".
    Looking forward to reading your blog.
    Now following you via Bloglovin, Twitter, and GFC.
    Have a great day :)
    Bismah @
    http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

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  4. Fun story! Nice to be so close to each other, too, now!

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  5. Fun story! Nice to be so close to each other, too, now!

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  6. Just found your blog!
    I am now following! Looking forward to keeping up

    xo
    Christina
    christinawhoblog.com

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  7. You guys are so lucky to have family so close. Love your story and blog. The free patterns are super super cute! Would you guys grant permission to sell finished products with a link back to the patterns? Thank you.

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