Life Driven by Caffeine + Creativity

I’m Jess. I’m a mama, wife, dog mom and writer driven by caffeine + creativity. I’m the voice behind caffeine + creativity, and I’d like to welcome you to my tiny corner of the internet.

Here is a crash course on me:

  1. I’m a late 20-something with a passion for shopping and Instagram.
  2. I became a wife on September 3, 2016. My husband Mike and I live in Pittsburgh, PA.
  3. And a mom on June 10, 2017. My son Max is the coolest kid alive.
  4. Our corgi Bowie rounds out our family.
  5. I have a degree in journalism + public relations. My career has included stints at small and large agencies, a position at a university, and freelance.
  6. In 2016, my first children’s book was published: Marcella Umbrella and the What Ifs.
  7. I’ve been blogging since 2007. My longest running blog was In Pursuit of Simple. I started caffeine + creativity in January 2017.
  8. DMX once paid my cover at a bar in Atlanta.
  9. I was an extra in The Dark Knight Rises.

Topics covered on this blog include:

  • Motherhood
  • Style
  • Shopping + Reviews
  • Travel
  • Pregnancy
  • Health
  • Current Events
  • Pittsburgh
  • Dogs