Hey there! I'm Jacquie and I'm the creator behind Lumberjacq. How did Lumberjacq begin? To be honest, Lumberjacq began because of a cancer diagnosis and the need to not focus on that cancer diagnosis!
At the beginning of 2020 I was diagnosed with Stage 4b Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My treatment history is pretty extensive (including approximately five different chemo regimens, two bouts of radiation, and a stem cell transplant in the summer of 2021). Each treatment, however, has allowed new spots of cancer to emerge. The fight continues. I look forward to the day that I can change this bio to "cancer survivor" and more of a "I kicked cancer's a$$" theme.
Lumberjacq gives me a sense of purpose and an ability to take a mental break from the reality of my current diagnosis. I truly feel like it's been a vital part in my survival thus far.
I specialize in repurposing arcitectural salvage such as vintage trim, casing, barn board, window frames, and picture frames and turning them into home decor. Growing up with a contractor as a father, I've found myself on the right-side of 'handy', often joking that between my husband and myself, I am the handy one. Speaking of my husband, he and I have two young boys, a cat, and a life we've built out in the country just north of Napanee, Ontario.
One more piece of info about me: I'm currently taking a breather from my 'real job', an elementary school teacher - usually teaching grades 6-8. I have a passion for giving children a positive school experience while nurturing their skills and helping develop their almost-teenage personalities into the best version of themselves. I recently had the opportunity to bring woodworking into the classroom, and I look forward to incorporating those skills in my future classroom.
For you: Thank you for being here. Just having a look or sharing the Lumberjacq name is the support a small business needs. Take the time to explore my website. You'll find gallery images, product launches, and even a chance to grab a Lumberjacq gift card for a fellow Lumberjacq-fan.
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