Hello! Nice to meet you! I’m Jennifer Froese from Cedar & Stone Farmhouse. I live in Western NY with my husband Dave and our two miniature dachshunds – Tui and Cheeto. I’m a pharmacist by day, but I started this blog to write about the things I’m most passionate about. Here at Cedar & Stone Farmhouse I share my favorite recipes, DIY home projects, travel, and tips about simplicity / minimalism.
*Nerd Alert* I’m a personality test junkie and so for my fellow junkies – I’m a Type 5 (5w6 to be exact) on the Enneagram, and a Myers-Briggs Type ISTJ.
I grew up in Western NY with my parents Cliff and Abby, two sisters Laura and Emma, our cat Fluffy and our dog Chloe. We lived on a quiet dead end street in a 100 year old brick house that had several acres of woods. My sisters and I spent much of our childhood playing in the woods and roaming around outside, and I think that spending so much unstructured time outside growing up is one of the main reasons that I have such an appreciation for nature and just being outside.
My husband Dave had a similar childhood growing up with his three brothers. He spent part of his childhood living near Lake Placid in the Adirondacks. Over the years they’ve shared many fond stories of their wanderings in the woods and along the abandoned railroad tracks that ran through their property.
Here in Western NY we get about 6 months of winter (no joke! We get snow from October to April and sometimes even later than that). When I’m not working, I like to fill the dark winter days with home projects and baking. I have a major sweet tooth, and most of the recipes that I share here are my favorite desserts.
I also love home projects and anything that I can build with my own two hands. In the summer, I enjoy gardening and beekeeping. I’m still a beginner at both (so much to learn!), but they are two of my favorite warm weather hobbies.