welcome to Stansberry Jam

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! I am so excited to continue my blog at this new site and plan on having a lot of fun doing it! To catch up on my old blog go to I ran out of photo space on the blog and knew I needed another blog with easier format so I could focus on all the things I love! I'm fo... > Read More



January 09, 2015

Best Face of 2014

It was hard to choose which picture from 2014 to enter into the I Heart Faces photo contest. It came down to this one, I love it.    I you want to see more entries into this contest go to  >Read More

Creating My Cottage
December 31, 2014


Christmas at the new house this year has been fabulous! I have always loved Christmas, but it was always so cramped in our little house that I kind of looked forward to taking down the tree and getting back to normal Not this year! I was actually sad to take everything down. I love the light the Christmas tree provides in the evenings. It makes me ... >Read More

January 10, 2014

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I saw some gross looking bananas in my fruit bowl this morning and decided to make some banana bread. I also added chocolate chips because they make everything better. This is a very simple recipe and the bread turned out moist and delicious!  Side note: it's 1 tsp of vanilla and baking soda, not 1/2. Sorry about that!  Violet wan... >Read More

December 02, 2013

New family pics

We recently had some new pics taken for our Christmas cards and this is one of my faves:  Also this crazy one:  I'll show more after our cards are sent out! I had Laura Vanderzee do our pics this year and she was great! And super sweet also!  >Read More

January 05, 2012

My Photos on Pioneer Woman

At the beginning of 2010 I made a goal to have one of my photos featured on Pioneer Woman. I'm a major PW fan and having a photo on her website was very important to me! By January 21st, I had achieved my goal! This photo of a beautiful sunset in Belfast, Ireland was featured during the Sunset Contest: The next contest I was featured in... >Read More