All About Hen

Hello! It’s so nice to “meet” you! My name is Henrietta and I’m the owner of the A Hen’s Nest Blog. If you are a PR rep and would like to learn how working with A Hen’s Nest can benefit your company or client, please see my PR Info Page. Or, feel free to contact me with your request. Thanks!


I started blogging in November of 2008 and to be honest I had no idea what the heck a blog was or what I was even doing!

Now? I absolutely love blogging and everything about it! There is always something new to learn and do! Also, before I started writing, I thought that my grammar was fairly decent. Wrong! Hello run on sentences and criminal comma usage!

I tend to post about our family sporadically in between posts about our latest review products and giveaways. The name A Hen’s Nest came about because of my name, Henrietta, and my love of raising backyard chickens. A bit silly but it’s me!

Here’s a very random video that shows my son and I playing along with a vlog hop. This pretty much sums up how we are in our everyday life… silly.  Even though my son is now grown and out of the house – we are still very much the same when we find time to hang out in our busy schedules.

Other things I love, in no particular order;  reading just about everything, baking yummy treats when the mood strikes me, gaming {LotRO forever, woo!}, gardening, crochet, Jazzercise, playing with the kids, The Walking Dead and daydreaming about someday raising another flock of backyard chickens. My photography skills are lacking but with my upgrade to the Lumix G5, I am striving to improve my photos!

Oh, and I like to sing. Out loud and badly… much to the utter horror delight of my children. Ah, who am I kidding? They just join in!

Random chicken Photo! - penny in the weeds

This is a random backyard chicken. Her name is Penny. I like to just drop a chicken here and there :)

I am so very blessed to have 2 gorgeous, awesome, creative children. While they are no longer “little kids,”

Our youngest, Pie, turned seventeen in October {when and how did this happen?!} and spends her time in high school where she plays her flute and works her bum off in Marching Band Color Guard {They 1st place at State Championships last year!!}. Oh, she also totally lives for drama club! Her very first production, waaaaaay back in middle school, “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.” was a big hit! She played the part of Petunia, one of the snooty garden flowers!

This girl of mine is whimsical, charismatic, and sometimes I find myself just giggling crazily with her when she says or does something completely random. We love to watch “Say Yes to the Dress,” “Fixer Upper,” “Glee,” Parks & Recreation,” and every musical known to man.

My beautiful, smart, dreamer daughter– I can’t imagine what I’d do without you!


Our son, Tom, has left his teens behind and is out in the world successfully adult-ing along with his beautiful girlfriend! He is very artistic and loves to draw all kinds of weirdly cool things. My son is always surprising me with the ideas that come out of his head! He loves tabletop games {Magic the Gathering, woot!}, movies & video games and also enjoys creating things with his hands, whether it was the cardboard medieval armor he lived in during his teen years, or wooden shelves in the garage. I believe he still has an avid interest in history, wars, weapons and things of that nature.

He’s fun, caring, witty and humorously sarcastic! Tom is definitely his own amazing individual.


Both are loved unconditionally– my life wouldn’t have been the same without them in it.

Life is full of surprises.

Oh, also, I’m lucky enough to be a Grandma!! My son’s child was born in November of 2012. A gorgeous, sweet, intelligent, joyful little girl who has firmly captured all of our hearts.

That’s my life! We are a family and we grow and change with each other.

No matter what is in the future, we face it and continue to love and support one another.

That’s what families do.

photo family

As a family, it’s important that We keep our sense of humor!

We love playing games of all sorts, watching the history channel, discovery channel, documentaries,  funny sitcoms and some reality shows. We have a weird sense of humor and love to laugh at and with each other! The most important thing I can tell you about our family is that we love each other.

With arms wide open and hearts bursting — we find joy in knowing that we have each other, always.

Oh, and we are pretty big dorks. Who needs perfection anyway?

Old Random Family Pictures