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Jess Downey is a freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, shop owner, crafter, and DIY-er. She’s a former Brooklynite who now lives in the Midwest with her husband and two little doxies, Brooklyn & Grendel. Most days you can find her creating garlands for her shop, working crafts and DIY projects for her home, making tasty food and drinks, or writing on her lifestyle blog, Chaotic & Collected. On other days, she’s pinning things to cook or craft, learning about being a vegetarian, drinking beer, or watching Food Network.

She’s written for We Love Dates, The eFlirt Expert, Examiner, Bad Online Dates, and Get2Know.Me. Jess also ran two successful dating blogs, All The Single Ladies (on ChicagoNow) and Not What I Ordered, for nearly four years before creating her lifestyle blog.

Her claim to fame was taking over the #1 spot on the Google search for “All The Single Ladies” when she wrote for ChicagoNow.

Jess currently runs her blog and store, Chaotic & Collected. She's also the Social Media Manager for Holl & Lane, a lifestyle magazine based out of Pittsburgh, PA.