Jess Forster

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Ripley is where Jess Forster was born and raised; on a volleyball court is where she spent most of her days. Currently, Living in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto, with her husband Aaron, daughter Rowan, and mini doodle dog, Charlie, she is a social worker by day, Project Lifer and lifestyle blogger by night.

Jess started her blogging adventure in 2010 at Life on Lee Avenue as a way to showcase her traditional scrapbooking pages and life as a newly married homeowner. Fast forward to the summer of 2014, her family of four moved into their dream home: same hood, different street. In 2012, Project Life became her go to memory keeping system of choice.




“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…they are made with the eye, heart and head.”


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Who are you?

I am a creative, curious extrovert who has watched the Princess Bride more times that I care to admit. I am wife, mama, and “one of those annoying morning persons”. I ask way too many questions at parties regardless of how much I have drank. I am a social worker by day and Project Lifer by night. When I get excited, I talk with my hands. I believe in love, simplicity, and getting things done above all else.

What do you believe with all of your heart?

Love always wins.

When did you know that this was your path?

The first week at my medical social work job, I took over coordinating a scrapbooking group for girls with Type 1 Diabetes. The woman who brought the supplies was the owner of the local scrapbook store. After visiting her store and Ali Edwards blog, I was hooked!

Where is your favorite place on earth?

Anywhere I can take my camera/iPhone. Also anywhere that has a beach and fresh air.

Why do you love your life?

As I child, I could never imagine the wild and wonderful adventure that my life has turned out to be. To date, I have travelled to many countries included but not limited to: Australia, Argentina, Chile, Ireland, Italy, India, France, Spain, and various parts of Canada and the US. Although I am proud of these adventures, I also very proud to be present for the small everyday moments in my life.

How do you do everything you do?

A unquie combination of strong coffee and my Type A personality/need to cross to do’s off my list.