we ARE.

We're Shannon and Jen, the two crafty masterminds behind eat. sleep. MAKE. We have both been blogging separately for several years (Jen at My Own Road and Shannon at Details of a Love), but we wanted to be able to offer our readers as many ideas and as much inspiration as possible - and the best way to do that is together! We fuel each other’s creative fire and push each other to be better and step outside the box.


Here, you'll find lots of fun and easy DIY's, fashion tips, and home decoration ideas to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and make something new with us. We hope you have as much fun following along as we make things, experiment with ideas, have epic wins with projects and even epic failures (which we do plan on sharing!)

I'm Shannon and I guess this is where I need to tell you everything important there is to know about me and make you think I’m really awesome and cool and live this super amazing and creative life.

That would be great, huh?  Well, unfortunately, that’s not happening.  The reality is that I’m an assistant to a VP of a major retail chain.  I spend my days making travel arrangements, formulating Excel reports and taking care of my boss’s schedule.  And you know what?  I love my job.  I love it because I’m good at what I do, but also because it allows me to do what I love when I leave work.  And that is MAKING things.

I have a degree in architectural drafting that I put to no use whatsoever.  That’s alright, though.  I live in Pittsburgh and all my family is within a couple miles radius. I don’t have any kids, but my nieces and nephews are pretty much the most important people in my life.  I would do anything for them (except clean their boogers.)

In the equation of eat.sleep.MAKE. I take care of the interior design elements and a lot of the fashion/style side of things.  I love clothes and I love decorating. And more than anything I love creating something new and unique.  My husband and I go to Estate Sales every weekend to find one of a kind items to refresh or long lost fashion to revive. 
Jen is my little brother’s wife, but more importantly, she’s my sister.  I really think he married her because she’s MY soul mate.  We decided to do this because our skillsets and our tastes really balance each other out.  Stick around because this is going to be fun!


You can also visit Shannon's Etsy shop, Gather and Disperse, by clicking HERE



Hi, I'm Jen. I'm a blogger, crafter, and mama to 2 wonderful kids who are a constant source of inspiration. My husband and I recently moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family, and it's been the best decision of our lives so far (especially since I now have Shannon to help fuel my crafting obsession!)

Shannon is my sister-in-law, but she's really become the sister I always wanted and the person responsible for getting me hooked on blogging in the first place. I make sure Shannon stays up to date on all the latest craft trends, and Shannon makes sure I don't go out into public wearing a cardigan as a cape (and yes, that did happen.)

I started crafting at a very young age, back when making lanyards and friendship bracelets out of plastic craft lacing was cool. I secretly hope those come back into style because I would totally dominate the plastic lanyard market. These days I prefer fabric over plastic lacing, and I can't seem to get enough of sewing and crafting for myself and my kids. I blog because I love to share my ideas with my readers, but also because I need a way to justify my crafting purchases to my husband :)

You can also visit Jen's Etsy shop, Brass and Thread, by clicking HERE


Thank you for reading! We'd love to see your finished projects or answer any questions you may have. Our contact points are listed below!

To reach both of us:        ESM@eatsleepmake.com
To get just Jen:               Jen@eatsleepmake.com
To get just Shannon:       Shannon@eatsleepmake.com


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