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ABOUT ME

I’m Jen, a thirtysomething wife and Mum who’s lucky enough to call Dublin home. I have two main loves (after my four boys of course!) ...interior design and savouring great food. So it’s fitting that my two jobs since leaving college were in publishing (I worked for my favourite interiors magazine, The White Book) and also in the restaurant industry - I can honestly say they've always been jobs I’ve loved.

ABOUT THE BLOG

I started my blog when I became a full-time Mum in 2014 and have been blogging ever since. I upload content on a weekly basis and have a genuine love of sharing (hopefully helpful) information with others. On Maison Jen I share home décor projects, delicious easy recipes and bits and pieces from daily life. In 2014 my blog was a finalist in the Blog Awards Ireland and was nominated for an Amara interior design award in 2016. I’m also a regular contributor to the Xposé website in their Parenting and Heath & Wellbeing sections.

CATEGORIES on Maison Jen...

1. Food

I'm certainly no authoritarian and don't cook everything from scratch but I do try to make as many home cooked dishes as I can. I sniff out the simplest recipes from cookbooks, pin and note amazing, wholesome, delicious eats online, come up with recipes that are easy to make with kids underfoot, and jot down ingredients from restaurants, cafés, family & friends that taste unbelievably scrumptious. As a result, the food section here is a collection of all of these; the simplest and best. Also in this category you'll find a variety of recipe topics including 'Family Friendly Food', 'Weekend Cocktails' and 'Homegrown' - a sub-category celebrating exclusively Irish produce.

2. Interiors & Design

If DIY is your thing you're in the right place - I'm always painting, fixing and improving my home. I believe the home is the most important place in one's life and should be respected, loved and adorned. Click on 'INTERIORS & DESIGN' to see my latest home improvements and other design news.

3. Life

Having three young boys and an insatiable love for France means that both of these subjects crop up quite a bit in this category! In the 'LIFE' section you can also catch 'Weekend Web' a regular post with links to things I've come across over the weekend that I've found helpful, funny or just loved.

4. Home Organisation

I'm a boarderline minimalist when it comes to my home and LOVE to organise. You'll find my tips and tricks to keeping my home organised and clutter free here.
I hope you can take something helpful away from Maison Jen, and try out some of the recipes, home decor projects and organisation tips yourself. 
Thank you so much for reading.
Jen x

*Note 
All recipe temperatures listed are for conventional ovens (for fan ovens reduce temperature by 10%). 
All eggs used in the recipes here are large. 
Anything else, I’ll let you know as I go along!

All photography and content © Jennifer Lawlor unless otherwise stated.







Contact details: maisonjen@gmail.com


You can also read some of my parenting articles here:
TREASURED MEMORIES
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
MINDFUL MAMA 
DUBLIN AT CHRISTMAS
A SWEET TRADITION
BEDROOM BUDDIES
http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.1196&article=150801

YES DAY

http://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/parent-trap/172154/YES-DAY



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