About Me

Hi and welcome!

When I started this blog, it took me a couple of months to come up with a name and finally, “Unmeasured Journeys” came to mind.

Seems like we’re all on a journey to somewhere and I love how the word unmeasured sounds so freeing.

Even though I have my feet planted in my Iowa roots, I’m a a bit of a gypsy soul, too.

Thanks for joining me as I share pictures and ramble on about life and such things.



80 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Elizabeth October 10, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Jess – there’s something so special about being a small town girl… I am one and with an old soul too! You my dear have a true gift to be able to find the best in any circumstance and the ability to shed light on things to make one think hard about where we’ve come from and where we’re going. But most importantly, what we do along the way is what really counts and I love how you bring that into total perspective! You are truly a blessing to many. I can’t wait to follow along with you as you share your gift on this unmeasured journey with endless possibilities that you’re on.


    “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

    • Jessica Adam October 10, 2015 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you so much Elizabeth! You certainly have a way with words yourself! I truly appreciate each of those kind things you said! Here’s to small towns and old souls! Glad you’re here!

  2. Cathy October 11, 2015 / 9:46 am

    “INTO THE MYSTIC” MY FRIEND OF MANY YEARS. I love you dearly and I am so excited about your blog. Hugs Cat

    • Jessica Adam October 11, 2015 / 10:39 am

      Oh my, girl! Thank you so very much!

  3. Gene Byrd October 16, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Love it Jess…, Now this is the kind of reading that i can relate to, down home stuff just like i would some day love to write, maybe you will understand the way I feel, where I was raised here in Florida we only had dirt roads the kind that you.could leave your foot print in every step you took and it the rain did not wash them away, I bet they are still there.. Good luck and someday you might be real famous..

    • Jessica Adam October 16, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      I hope you start writing soon. You certainly have a way with writing. Made me imagine I was standing on one of those old dirt roads in Florida looking at your foot prints from when you were a kid.

      Since you, my parents, and some other kind souls already like my writing, I feel quite famous already. Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate them.

  4. karenlee December 30, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    You have great photos, and I like how you zoom in to capture your images. Really nice site, and thanks for the follow as well. :)

    • Jessica Adam December 30, 2015 / 11:28 pm

      Oh my, thank you SO much for your kind words! That means a lot to me! I really do love close ups. Seems to bring a different perspective sometimes.

      I love your post called Rhythm of Color, those close ups and gorgeous pink flowers. I just have to tell you, I am loving your site! The thing about history is, we can all usually relate in some way or another, but I love how you really bring it to life with the old photographs and letters. I’m so grateful that I stumbled across your site. :)

      • karenlee December 31, 2015 / 9:18 am

        Thank you right back!! :) I am completely overwhelmed. Last night I found letters written 127 years ago, written by my great great grandparents to their parents. They are copies, but priceless to what I am doing. I just shake my head…since others writing family history would kill for a collection like this. All I can say is Onward! and hope my children like what I am doing. Keep up those great photos. I’ll be watching. Happy New Year!

        • Jessica Adam December 31, 2015 / 9:32 am

          127 years? That’s amazing. I read a story recently about throwing away sentimental letters and cards. It made me cringe just thinking about it! Not me, I’m a keeper of such things.What I love best is that our loved ones live on through stories, photos, and their letters. What a gift!

          Lucky kids! :)

  5. Miriam January 17, 2016 / 5:31 am

    Hi Jess, how lovely to find your blog. I look forward to following you on your journey.

    • Jessica Adam January 17, 2016 / 11:58 am

      Wow!!! What an amazing surprise! Thank you for your sweet words!

      I found your blog on Weird Guy With A Dog and I could not figure out how to “follow” your blog. :) I’m SO EXCITED to see you here! Thank you for following my blog, now I can follow yours. Ha!

      Love what you said on his blog about enjoying your kids. We have something in common! :)

      Welcome! So glad you’re here!

      • Miriam January 17, 2016 / 2:00 pm

        My pleasure. Very happy to connect and look forward to sharing the journey.

    • Jessica Adam January 17, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Oops! Make that Weird Guy With The Dog! :)

  6. you.theworld.wandering February 21, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Absolutely love the name of your blog, very beautiful. Nice to connect and cross paths x

    • Jessica Adam February 21, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Wow! Thank you so much! Nice to “meet”. I appreciate your kind words! :)

  7. Gameplan Happily Ever After March 12, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Hello. I came across your blog from the comment you left on Miriams post and I must say I am glad I did :) Love the different roads of ramblings and I like your blog title a LOT <3 Unmeasured Journeys. So much depth :) Looking forward to welcome you to my little corner in the world of blogosphere as well :) Cheers and Warmest Wishes,Minaxi

    • Jessica Adam March 12, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Oh my goodness! Welcome! And, thank you so very much! It took me forever to come up with a blog title because everything I loved was taken. Then, suddenly Unmeasured came front and center!

      I’m sooooo glad that you checked out my blog. I can’t wait to see yours! I just love Miriam’s writing, and she’s so nice. Thank you for reading my stories. I truly do appreciate it! :)

      • Gameplan Happily Ever After March 12, 2016 / 10:52 pm

        I am glad I found your blog so the feelings are mutual I guess <3 Yes Miriam is indeed a wonderful person and her articles are so awesome :) Thank you for visiting my blog and following. Much much appreciated <3

  8. Tammi Kale May 2, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I relate to your every word and I am so glad I stumbled unto your blog!

    • Jessica Adam May 2, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Hi there! Welcome! I love the word “stumble.” Glad you’re here! :)

    • Jessica Adam May 6, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Welcome! Thank you so much! My blog name has come to mean a lot to me since I started in October. :)

      I’m excited to have you join me. I checked out your blog and am following it now as well. :)

      • fromdreamtoplan May 6, 2016 / 9:34 am

        Oh Thank you! so nice of you! :)

  9. SnowSomewhere May 18, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I’m an old soul, too :) And I love pictures. Happy we “met”!

    • Jessica Adam May 18, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Excellent! Gotta love old souls… We’re some good eggs, as they say! I love your blog and photos! I’m glad we crossed paths! Welcome!! :)

  10. moonskittles June 21, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    “Unmeasured” is the perfect term for your blog. I always want to keep reminding myself that it is all about the journey and not the destination.
    It is wonderful to meet you Jessica.
    Dajena :)

    • Jessica June 21, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      It’s my pleasure to meet you. I’m glad you stumbled onto my blog today! I feel lucky that you did!

      Thank you so much for your kind words! :)

      • moonskittles June 21, 2016 / 6:19 pm

        :) You are welcome. I had some time today to myself. It is not always the case with two little ones (i have twins 4 and a half years old)

        • Jessica June 21, 2016 / 6:26 pm

          Oh!!!! Lucky girl! Love twins! My dad was an identical twin. That’s so awesome! I bet they’re a lot of fun!

          • moonskittles June 21, 2016 / 6:31 pm

            Yes they are :) Boy and girl :) Funny and Fun :) How wonderful that your dad was a twin. I have a higher appreciation for mothers of multiples now :)

          • Jessica June 21, 2016 / 6:37 pm

            I bet so! My grandma Wilma adored those boys. I nearly had twins myself, but lost one. That’s why I call myself a miracle momma, my kiddo that’s here, is a miracle. :) We love twins. Several of my friends have twins. :)

          • moonskittles June 21, 2016 / 6:38 pm

            Oh no :( that is sad to hear. I am sorry for your loss.. Miracle momma and miracle baby for sure! :) :)

          • Jessica June 21, 2016 / 6:42 pm

            Thank you, we were sooooo glad to get our miracle! Blessed and blessed and blessed… 💜

          • moonskittles June 21, 2016 / 6:43 pm

            What a joyful testimony!

          • Jessica June 21, 2016 / 6:45 pm

            You make me smile. :)

          • moonskittles June 21, 2016 / 6:46 pm

            :) So kind of you to say so :)

  11. nowathome October 26, 2016 / 1:57 am

    Hello Jessica! Thank you for following my blog!

    • Jessica October 26, 2016 / 8:07 am

      Hi! Thank you soooo much! I did a tag search for Houses in my reader and your lovely photographs came up! Photography is such a great medium for bringing like-minds together. 😊 I can’t wait to see more of your blog. I truly appreciate your comment!

  12. thecraftingbakinggodmum January 24, 2017 / 5:26 am

    Just found your page on Facebook YAY can follow you there as well as here :) x

    • Jessica January 24, 2017 / 5:29 am

      Awesome!! I love Facebook! Do you have a blog page on there or a personal page?

      • thecraftingbakinggodmum January 24, 2017 / 5:30 am

        I have a personal page and a blog page :) Am always on Facebook lol

        • Jessica January 24, 2017 / 5:31 am

          Me, too!! What’s your blog page listed as? I’ll look you up.

          • thecraftingbakinggodmum January 24, 2017 / 5:33 am

            YAY :) Have sent message on my name to you on facebook so you know its me lol

          • Jessica January 24, 2017 / 6:34 am

            Got it!

          • thecraftingbakinggodmum January 24, 2017 / 5:41 am

            Thankyou for liking my 2 pages :)

          • Jessica January 24, 2017 / 6:35 am

            You’re very welcome! Thank you for liking mine!

    • Jessica February 20, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Oh my goodness, what a total surprise to see that you said you love my blog name! 😊☀️💗 Thank you! Thanks for nominating me. You’re very nice!

  13. Tamara Hoerner April 15, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    OMG! You’re a midwestern girl! I was born and raised in South Dakota! Awesome! ;-)

    • Jessica April 15, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      Ohhhhhhh!!! Love South Dakota! How cool. I live in southern Missouri now, but was raised just south of the southwest Iowa line in Missouri. Are you still in the Midwest?

      • Tamara Hoerner April 15, 2017 / 6:48 pm

        No, we have moved around a lot, and are now in Northern Virginia, just outside D.C.

        • Jessica April 15, 2017 / 6:53 pm

          Heard it’s really beautiful there. I’ve never been there myself. Someday, maybe. My husband served in the Coast Guard in New Jersey and he wants to take a big trip to Virginia and north sometime.

          My husband and I moved around a little bit before we got married, then we came home. :)

          • Tamara Hoerner April 15, 2017 / 10:37 pm

            Yes it is pretty here, just expensive, taxes and stuff. :-( But other than that, we like it.

          • Jessica April 15, 2017 / 11:38 pm

            Oh, I bet. I forgot about expensive. Glad you like it. Hopefully better winters there than South Dakota. :)

          • Tamara Hoerner April 16, 2017 / 12:43 am

            Lol! 😂 Most definitely! No -30 degree days here. They call 30 above frigid. 😊

  14. Jovina Coughlin August 7, 2018 / 7:24 am

    Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

    • Jessica August 7, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Hi. You’re very welcome! Thank you so much!

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