Hi, I’m Jessi and welcome to Practically Functional! I live with my wonderful husband and two adorable kitties in Chicago.
Practically Functional is a blog about simple, practical ways to love your home, no matter where you live! We have a tiny apartment just 5 miles north of downtown Chicago, but the small space (and lack of a car!) doesn’t stop me from crafting, cooking, gardening, organizing, and even big DIY projects!
We love every single square foot of our little home, and you can love yours too! And don’t worry, I’ll give you detailed instructions and pictures in every tutorial.
I like to cook and I’ve recently rediscovered my love of crafting. I organize everything: our home, our finances, our day-to-day lives. I love anything and everything DIY. I’m clearly no expert at any of this, but since I’m organized, practical, slightly domestic, and super optimistic, I’ve got a good feeling about it!
My goal is to build a community where creative people of all skill levels can talk, share ideas, be inspired, and make friends. I don’t believe that amazing crafts and DIY projects can only be done by skilled, professional crafters with a workshop full of tools. Crafting and DIY is for everyone, in any space!
So stick with me and I’ll walk you through my practical attempts at creating a home, step by step!