Collectively Inspired Blog

Homemade Mac and Cheese

It’s time that I share my tried and true mac and cheese recipe with you!   This method can take a little effort, but I really love cooking it “from scratch,” and it;s become an easy recipe as...

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Moving, Like Never Before

I took my first walk the other day since welcoming our child a few weeks ago. I tried to give myself grace, especially considering all that my body has been through in the past few weeks, but of...

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Stir Fry

A staple in our house, this is my stir fry recipe that I developed years ago when I had a craving and wanted to try and make it myself. This is really great for meal prep, and you can even do it on...

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Lemon Risotto

Years ago, I came across a Lemon Basil Shrimp Risotto recipe from the Pioneer Woman, and I was eager to try it because I absolutely love most anything with lemon! However, I realized a few things...

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Quick Pico de Gallo

Ready for a quick appetizer or fresh taco topping? Here you go! This is a “recipe” that is very loose in that you can adjust your quantities to your liking. When I prepare it, I consider things such...

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Hey there, I´m Jenn!

I established Emerald Pine Collective in 2021 to pursue my creative passions after a 10-year career in Human Resources. Through my HR career, I recognized the special connections that I seamlessly made with people, and am fortunate that now, in my creative endeavors as a business owner, to remain rooted in connecting with and establishing relationships with people, celebrating them and their lives, through creative floral design.


With deep roots in North Carolina, I have a true desire to pour back into my local community and environment, so you’ll often find me gifting flowers and even planting pollinator-friendly plants in my community.


As an extension of my creative nature, I am also a self-published author of two children’s books: “What Might You Find At A Produce Parade?” and “Finley’s Findings.”


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