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Mascara and Macchiatos is my place to share my life; to talk about fashion, styles, home, and beauty; and hopefully to inspire others to make the world a bit more beautiful by living in it.

   — Jessica Murdoch

I’m Jessica Murdoch, 31 years old. I married the love of my life, David, 10 years ago. I have 2 kids ages 5 and 2. I love fitness, fashion, traveling, home decor, and helping others. I volunteer at The Lovely Project, a non-profit organization that helps young girls grow into women who will create a positive impact on the world around them.

Some questions I’m often asked:


Where are you from?

Orlando, Florida, all my life.

Why write a blog?

I have been asked about different areas of my life and how I balance things and seem to do it well. Here is the thing, I don’t do everything perfect but I learn from my mistakes and hope that I can share my experiences with you so you can learn along with me. I’d like to inspire you to be the best version of yourself, try new things, and have fun.

Who takes your pictures?

My husband, David, mostly. He also made this website, it’s what he does: davidmurdoch.com

How tall are you? / How much do you weigh?

You know you’re not supposed to ask these things of a lady! I’m 5’3” inches short and about 102ish pounds.

How do you stay fit?

Like they say… abs are made in the kitchen. Enjoy your food in moderation. I do track my calories daily and do my best to stay in a healthy calorie range. And I do indulge in chocolate or ice cream once in a while – and don’t put it in the calorie counter (shhh… it’s our little secret).

Do you have a specific workout routine?

I work out at home with David using free weights and/or online videos in our living room. We’re currently starting a round of Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Trainer. We usually work out 6 days a week for about 45 minutes. I use cardio sparingly.


If you have any other questions not answered here, feel free to ask!