HEY YOU!! WASSUP?!Welcome to my humble internet abode, Jessica Brigham, Magazine Ready for Life, the place to equip and empower creatively-inclined women to live out their best magazine-ready life. Here I’ll breakdown my personal lifestyle tips to inspire your strong desire to create an intentional and fulfilled life around home design, healthy food, and home organization.
Listen, girl; a little bit of planning, will go one long, heckuva way.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
So, as a good Italian would say, it’s all my Ma’s fault. 😂 Ever since I was a little girl, she’s loved antiquing, DIY-ing, house hunting and keeping a neat, mag-ready home. Not so much cooking, that one goes to Grandma. They both foundationally taught me how to design and cook the exact same way: intuitively and “by eye.”
Home has always been my sanctuary—my place to retreat—and a reflection of who I am at any given time.
My home vibe has rapidly evolved since January 2017. I’m often embracing (and trusting my gut about) a wilder, more vibrant atmosphere. I’ve always been an eclectic collector and a lover of color. I’m avidly inspired by the glammy ’20-30s, mid century, and the boho vibes of my grandmother-in-law’s Southern California home.
I like challenging myself to combine big, bold and beautiful (BBBs) statement pieces + thrifted goods with my husband’s California roots. The Brigham Craftsman has since grown into a modern-eclectic-glam abode that’s super cozy to all who enter.
I’m all about creating high end design on a dime. It’s the relentless thrifter embedded inside me. If you’re in need of a refresh, check out my affordable design services. I totally want to hang and talk pretty with you.
A FEW TIDDLE BITS
I’m a professional photographer as well as creative jack-of-all-trades (which is a nice way of saying I have way too many hobbies and interests).
I’m an early riser, a tidy house keeper, an avid yogi, and if I don’t have multiple artsy fartsy, extracurricular projects going on the side, my brain may implode.
I’m a chef on the side, a chronic house rearranger, a DIY-er who likes to get her hands dirty, and a green thumb kinda gal. Mostly, I love my nail gun.
I’m married to my dashing husband, Christopher, “El Capitan” 👨🏻🚒💕 and we live in a 1934 Craftsman Bungalow with two cooky cats, Sylvester + Marla, and goofy mutt, Murphy. FUN FACT: we closed two days before we got married (we cray).
I have a knack for making up my own old sayings, which I correlate to my Mom making up song lyrics in the car throughout my entire childhood. Actually, who am I kidding? She’s my “Ma.” Thanks, Ma!!
Born and raised in Queens, New York by off-the-boat Italians, I’m well known for being vivacious and talking with my hands (this 🙌🏻 will always be my favorite emoji). I also use emojis like they’re going out of style. 🎉👏🏻🙋🏻✨
Welcome to my online magazine.
Enjoy the general sassiness and spontaneous creativity.
Photo by Constance Schiano Photography