Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Jamie and this little area of the web is where I share my love of decorating, DIY projects, organization, and making your home beautiful. In fact, it’s been 11 years since I’ve started this blog in 2010.
I’ve been DIY-ing, decorating and organizing since I was a young girl. I used to rearrange my mom’s kitchen cupboards just for fun. I’ve always loved decorating and re-decorating my room and my mom’s decor items in our family’s living room. My first big DIY projects were painting my bedroom when I was 16 with a friend and I refinished a table sanding it by hand for what seemed like an eternity!
It’s taken me years to find out what I truly wanted to do with my life but deep down I guess I always knew. I love to inspire people to find their passion too, it makes it all worth it for me!
My book, French Vintage Decor, has 70 DIY projects that are all French vintage inspired.
1. Why is my blog called So Much Better With Age?
Besides the fact that I love vintage items, I feel like I should have been born in a different era! I love incorporating pieces in my home that tell a story and the older the better. I love European decor as well but I also believe a home should be decorated similar to the style of the house. Our 80s home (even though it was renovated) just doesn’t do too well with lots of French stuff so I’ve listened to that. Just like farmhouse style doesn’t necessarily go with any type of house. I feel that I only get better with age and love incorporating vintage touches throughout my home.
2. Where do you live?
I grew up on a hobby farm about an hour outside of Vancouver then lived in Vancouver for many years. I currently reside in the rainy forest of North Vancouver with my two kids (a boy and a girl) and my husband, Aaron.
3. Why don’t we ever see your kids on your blog or social media?
I don’t show my kids’ faces on here because we’ve chosen not to share them on social media. It’s a decision that was made between me and their dad but the kids themselves don’t want me to share their faces. Occasionally, I’ll share the backs of their head when they want me to!
4. What did you do before you started your blog?
I worked for 13 years as a Medical Office Assistant and it wasn’t until I was home with my kids in my late 30s that I decided to start a blog.
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