About Me


Hi there!  I’m Andrea.



I’m Andrea Jewell-I’m a wife and California mommy raising her 3 wild kids in Virginia. I’m trying to give my children the childhood that I had: lots of imagination, play, adventure and laughter with color and food thrown in, along the way.

My gang: Georgia (1 year), Pat, Colby (8) and Rory (5)

We are an imperfect family not striving for perfection.  In a world full of social media and perfectly posed photos, I live for the candid, fuzzy, and not so perfectly posed pictures of the people and things I love the most.

This blog follows us on our  adventures of living life the best way we know how, with some home renovations, crafts, baking and real life talk thrown in.

Andrea Jewell {JewellPartyof5} is a California born girl who is married to a Virginia boy.  Together they live in Loudoun County, VA with their 3 giggly and wild kids.  She is a jack of all trades from changing light bulbs to baking cookies to hanging pictures and painting furniture.  After not knowing what she wanted to do in life she moved to Northern Virginia in 2007 and has never looked back.  There have been many failed attempts at finishing college until now.  Andrea has returned to school, majoring in Elementary Education, with hopes in becoming a teacher for sweet little people in the near future. You can currently find her renovating her family’s “new” home with her husband, Pat, making memories with her kiddos in their new neighborhood and eating ice cream, with cookies as spoons, in the middle of the night.