Excitement and exploration. Chaos and confusion. Whisk and wander.

Veterans Day at Home Depot

By Jessica

I’ve read many stories over the years of deplorable treatment of active duty military, veterans and spouses, but…

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DIY Treasure Chest Bank

By Jessica

The day started with a bit of tragedy. I was lying in bed, still half-asleep when I heard…

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Will You Accept the Plastic Free July Challenge?

By Jessica

It’s Plastic Free July. Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either until a few weeks ago. But…

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A pinch of this. A dash of that. And a whole lot of DIY. This is my journey. A chronicle of my adventures (and misadventures) with do-it-yourself projects, simple recipes and experiences surviving parenting and adulting.

Join me for the good, the bad, and the ‘nailed it!’ moments along the way.


Hurry up and wait. My life in a nutshell. And the concept behind Rush & Ramble.

Whether you're looking to spend some time with a DIY project or buy something already made, I've got you covered. In additions to projects, crafts and kid-friendly activities, I'll be sharing my thoughts, experiences and experiments along the way.

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Handmade accessories, art and decor, perfect to gift or keep for yourself. All items sold in the shop are handmade and often one of a kind.


Military spouse and mom of one with experience in marketing, volunteer management and, most recently, project support and copy writing. Currently leveraging a BS in Marketing from a top University to negotiate with a pint-sized version of myself.

Outside of work and managing the household, I am a serial dabbler and have rarely met a craft or hobby I didn't enjoy. Whether it's painting, volunteering, or running through the sprinklers, there's always some small way to make every day its own adventure.