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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!