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Sunday, May 01, 2005


My name is Jenny Dye. I started this blog in 2005 at the urging of my friend Stephanie. I blog to write, to connect, to laugh, and to share evolving thoughts and start conversations. Sometimes I'm funny.

I grew up in a tiny town in the Southwestern corner of New York. At age 19, after a short stint in the Chicago suburbs, I decided to move to Provo, Utah, with a friend to create a band, in which I played bass guitar and sang. Living in Provo was supposed to have been a temporary stop in my journey through life, but I found myself living there and liking it for 21 years. I became a mom to six children (5 alive, 1 in Heaven), and enjoyed mainly being at home with and raising my kids for many years, slowly making my way back to working in a variety of arenas.

Blogging has led to many exciting professional opportunities, including working with The United Nations Foundation, as a champion and in the National Mentor Circle for Shot@Life, and writing for Global Moms Challenge. In 2013 I got back on stage. Finally. For a number of years I specialized in hand-making a dessert sold at a popular local chain establishment. Over the years I've refined what I do, and now have the pleasure of working in social media (content, strategy, managing), as a Zumba fitness instructor, an actor (film more than stage, as of late), and in media promotion for film.

In March, 2017, I married John Dye. It's my second marriage, and his, too. Here's something about that. We live in Salt Lake City. Together we have 10 children: my 5 alive, 1 in Heaven, plus his 3, one of whom is married (5+1+3+1), who range in age from 25 to 10.

I enjoy music, dancing, singing, traveling, Zumba, running (just kidding -- but I do like to say I ran, so...), writing, swimming, skiing, radio, podcasts, learning, comedy, letterpress cards, laughing, going to concerts, and making my family happy. I usually feel like I'm running behind and falling short.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram (@formerlyphread is my handle), and I also co-host The Mormon News Report Podcast alongside Brandt Malone, as well as appear on The Cultural Hall podcast


My profile picture was taken by Scott Jarvie in April, 2016, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

My previous profile picture was taken by Justin Hackworth in March, 2011, at Justin's studio in downtown Provo, Utah.

Another previous profile picture, which I used for years, was taken by Chris Kendrick in 2005. I'm aware that it doesn't necessarily - or at all - represent what I look like on a regular basis. Still, it's one of the few photos of myself that I really, really like.

If you're wondering, I've written about how I got the name Phread.

I'm a Mormon.

My blog looks so awesome because of Megan Romo. Here's her button:

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