I’m so excited that you’re here! My name is Jill McCarthy, but most call me Jilleysue and this is my little corner of the internet. Jilleysue.com started back in 2010 and has transformed many times over the years. At one point I was literally working on 3 blogs/websites at once not really knowing what the heck I was suppose to be doing. You can only get to where you want by learning and making mistakes. 10 years of mistake making has brought us here.
Finally in 2018, I dug deep and asked myself what I wanted to share with the world. From business and social media to creating your perfect space to wellness and personal development. I wanted to share all the lessons
I have learned things that have helped me create my cozy. You know doing all the things that get you to the point where you feel good, calm, where you can breath in your home, business & being. But to really get there, you have to ask yourself, “When am I truly the happiest?”
I wanted Jilleysue.com to be a modern day, home, business & lifestyle blog. A creative outlet where I could inspire other women to take that step forward, to try new things, to be confident, to turn adversity into life lessons and create their cozy. Now………with the newest redesign, this blog has quickly turned into my passion, my heart and soul and a career. I hope to become a resource for you to “Create Your Cozy”. A place where I share everything from home decor, recipes, wellness, beauty, business, you name it! I love reading Amazon reviews, scrolling Instagram stories & planning our next adventure.
I hope I can help you step forward in the world, use my tips & inspire you to be the best version of you. Whether you are looking to be your own boss or just stopping by for a quick peek, there is something for everyone. So grab your girley drink of choice & let’s hang out.
We are about to be besties & I want to help YOU realize that YOU ARE AMAZING!
I get a lot of questions, so feel free to read some FAQ’s below!
Q: What city do you live in?
A: Coral Springs/Parkland, Florida 25 Minutes from Fort Lauderdale
Q: Do you have children?
A: Kids never happened for me. I talk about it in my blog but if you consider animals kids like me, we have 6 fur babies and I am an over protective crazy fur momma!
Q: What type of animals do you have?
A: 4 dachshunds, a Yorkie and a Maine Coon Cat
Q: How long have you and Rob been together?
A: About 3 years but we have been best friends for almost 14 years and met at our old office. He handled our tech department and I handled compliance, so we had to work together a lot.
Q: How long have you worked from home?
A: My company shut down in 2014. I had been with them for over 14 years as their Compliance Director & Social Media Strategist. Because of this blog, my social media consulting & my Scentsy business, I was able to officially call myself a work from home girlboss. It was quite the transition but I wouldn’t change one thing.
Q: Do you both work from home? How does that work?
A: Yes, We both work full time from home. Rob owns his own tech/IT company and I do my thang. We get along very well, have our own offices and it works. Of course everyone needs their own space sometimes. Yes I would love to have the house to myself more often (just to blast them music and sing from the top of my lungs lol) but I wouldn’t trade not having to leave every day for anything. Its an adjustment from corporate america but we make sure to put the phones down, stop working and I gotta say…..we are doing just fine.
Q: How long have you been blogging?
A: Since 2010 but I truly had no clue what I was doing. I dove in, taught myself, made a bazillion mistakes, spent a ton of money and had no clue what heck I was doing till about 2016….for real.
Q: What is your side hustle/direct sales business?
A: I have a been a Scentsy Consultant since 2009. I am now at the top of the compensation plan as a Super Star Director and have team members world wide. I joined for something to do during a toxic, highly abusive relationship to keep my head on straight and I quickly saw that it could become my exit strategy. It was the perfect fit because of my love for home decor & fragrance. I’ve been going strong ever since, helping other women run their own businesses and traveling all over the world.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I studied business and marketing at the University of Maine.
Q: Where did you get all of your Social Media training?
A: While I had my corporate job, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to train with some of the best of the best in the digital space. Kim Garst, Gary Vaynerchuk and so many more. I was in an apprenticeship for over 5 years as Social was just getting started and used all of what I learned to launch my own businesses. I knew immediately back in 2007 that Social was going to be big and I dove in.
Q: What are your favorite things to do?
A: I love reading Amazon reviews & scrolling the isles of Target or Home goods. I love being outdoors, having family & friends over by the pool/firepit. Visiting my home state of Maine, watching football. Planning events. I love to travel and visit new places. I love learning & reading, scrolling Instagram stories but most of all, I love to pile our entire fur baby family in bed and watch our list of favorite shows.