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Beyond the Notebook

Hi friends! Jenny Komenda from Little Green Notebook here. I’m so excited to be joining my blogging friends on Babble and I can’t wait to have another place to share my favorite home decor and organization tips. Here’s a little bit about me, some facts more random than others:

1. I have a decorating business, Jenny Komenda Interiors, and I blog every day about my projects at Little Green Notebook. I love coming up with easy ways to overhaul inexpensive items to get a designer look. My blog has been featured in Elle Decor, Better Homes and Gardens, Vogue, Canadian House and Home, Parents Magazine, the Washington Post and others.

2. I live in a downtown Manhattan loft with my husband, Michael, and our three little girls. Gracie is 6, Claire is 4 and Evelyn is 18 months. And guess what? I’m desperate to have another baby eventually even though we live in a pretty small apartment (maybe a boy this time?)… It’s okay to think I’m crazy.

3. My background is in Finance, but I’ve been doing interior design officially since 2008. Unofficially since the mid 90′s, when in junior high I helped my mom sew coverlets and curtains for my bedroom (I opted for butterflies and sunflowers with a healthy dose of Kurt Cobain and Smashing Pumpkins. So chic!).

4. I met my husband at a party in college. He asked for my phone number even though I was clearly on a date with another guy. I love that man. He makes me laugh every single day.

5. Here’s a link to all my DIY projects. There are lots and lots.

6. Living in the city is such an adventure! Did you know Home Depot doesn’t really sell lumber here? Not so good for a DIY blogger without a car. Also, milk is like $5 a gallon. (What?) On the plus side, grocery stores deliver for free, our daughters’ school is about a block and a half away from our building, which in turn is about three blocks away from my husband’s office. He comes home for lunch and dinner most days even though he has really long hours. Trade offs…

7. My favorite fabric stores in the city are JEM, B&J, Mood and Gray Lines Linen.

8. The best furniture shopping I’ve ever had was in Delaware. We lived there for a year while my husband was clerking for a judge. We were on a crazy tight budget that year, but I still managed to replace almost every piece of furniture in our possession with vintage gems. The shopping is that good people! Dixon’s Auction in Crumpton, MD deserves its own post.

9. The best weekend flea markets here are in Chelsea. I love the Antiques Garage the most.

10. My dream is to buy a major fixer-upper farm house in the country so that every weekend and during the summers my kids can play outside all day while I paint/plaster/wallpaper/DIY/accessorize/style every nook and cranny! Some day…

Thanks for having me, Babble! I’m so happy to be here.

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