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About A Magical Mess

Welcome to A Magical Mess! My goal here is to make life a little more magical. When everything around you appears to be a mess, let’s try to find the magic!

Jennifer Soltys of A Magical Mess



Owner and founder of A Magical Mess. I live in the Chicagoland area with my husband and three dogs.

Mike and I were married on June 25, 2011, on the Pirate Ship at the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas.

When I am not working feverishly on my blogs, you can find me reading, hiking, playing with our dogs, or just hanging with friends and family.

Favorite Blog Topics:

  • I mainly like to keep the blog light and fun with magically-themed recipes and easy-to-do crafts.
  • With three rescue dogs, I love to incorporate our cuties into blog posts whenever possible.
  • Upon exiting the womb I’ve been interested in business. I share my journey trying different online side hustles. <– Update: I love the topic so much, I started a new blog for it.
  • With an older home, we constantly have projects to do. I write about our experience with home improvements.
5 Ways My Rescue Dogs Rescue me Right Back

Running this blog has been quite an experience for me. When I started, I knew nothing about blogging.

This has been the most humbling and educational journey for me. I continue to eagerly and actively learn about all forms of social media.

What I am working with: iPhone Xs for photos/video, Canon Rebel T3i for food photography and hi-res images, Olympus Tough for underwater/boating pictures, Cowboystudio lighting kit, and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for editing.

Jen and Shelley from A Magical Mess


Jen’s sister who contributes to the blog.

My kids–ages 18 and 14, and rescue cat live in Bozeman, Montana.

Topics I Cover:

Green Sand Beach

Some blogs posts include Royalty Free Images from Can Stock Photo.

Feel free to contact me today!


Saturday 23rd of October 2021

I certainly like your attitude, I, too. like to put a light spin on everything and have fun. I am a very creative person, being creative is my happy place. Thanks, take care...


Monday 25th of October 2021

Hi Laura!! So happy to hear that and glad you found us! :)

Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Friday 22nd of April 2011

Hey Jen. Y'all look so cute in your pics. I just wanted to pop over and wish you a Happy Easter weekend!

I never realized how far apart our ages are until I read this page. You were born the year I graduated high school. UGHHHHH - say it ain't so. I feel too young to believe that. ha-ha.

Anyway hope you take a break and have a great weekend. Thanks for being such a good friend and providing so much help to me.

Hugs...Tracy :)


Friday 25th of February 2011

Thank you for the follow on twitter!! Do you do Social Sparks yet? I don't know if I e-mailed you about them yet... It's a great site and they pay you to do sponsored posts...

They are the highest paid ones that I have found, so I thought I would share! They are having a referral contest right now too - I am actually in the top 20! So, join and then join the fun :)

Take care, Tracy