Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by.  If you know me, then you already know that I am a shoe girl (aren’t we all?).  I believe you cannot have too many shoes.  The more, the better for me.  Hubby completely does not get this.  He says you need a pair of brown, a pair of black, and a pair of tennies.  He would probably add a pair of sandals to this list as well (though they would be seriously unattractive!).  Who cares what he says!  Bring on the shoes!  With a new season quickly approaching (or already here if you’re in Texas), it’sRead More →

street sign with challenges onit

Jenny Louise Marie Well hello friends!  Are you back to check on me and see how we’re doing on the biggest challenge ever?  I am ready to give you an update.   If this is your first time visiting, welcome and let me bring you up to speed.  I convinced hubby to join me for the Whole 30 challenge.  I am pretty sure he didn’t completely know what he was getting into, but wanted to support me. For those of you that don’t know, the Whole 30 is basically 30 days with no dairy, grains, sugar, or alcohol.  There are a few other small “rules,”Read More →

blue and turquoise abstract

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  I am so glad you’re here today.  Normally, I hope to offer you something that you find useful.  Sometimes it is a book recommendation.  Other times it might be a home project.  Today, I am giving you my top picks for some beautiful artwork and asking for your help in selecting a few.  Like me, if you’re in need of art for your walls, I can help save you some time because I have scoured the internet to find some great choices. First, I should preface my selections by telling you that I find myself drawn to abstract works lately.Read More →

Wednesday Wonderings - stuff that's on my mind and making me go hmm...

Jenny Louise Marie Okay, I am seriously wondering about a few things.  If you can enlighten me on some of these ideas, I’d love to hear from you.  If you have things that you are wondering about, throw them out here.  Maybe we can help shed some light on it.   Teens & Chores Up first this week comes from a conversation I had with my 18-year-old son,  The conversation went something like this: Me:  Hey, I need you to help me and clean the wood floors. Son:  I don’t think so.  I worked all day. Me:  Me too, and they still need to beRead More →

book love

Jenny Louise Marie So, I have mentioned before that I love to read.  I’ve always been a reader.  And I have instilled that love into my children as well.  However, sometimes it is tough to find a great book.  That’s where I can help you.  I’ve read lots of books  ~ some good, some not so much ~ and I can give you a few recommendations.  So, let’s get this (book) party started. First up is  The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell. I enjoyed this book, but it seemed a slow read for me.  At times it felt like it was dragging.  It’s a storyRead More →

street sign with challenges onit

Jenny Louise Marie Dear friends, I have decided to take on the biggest challenge today. Nope, not motherhood. Been there, done that. Nope, not going back to school. Done that too. No, not getting married. I’m a veteran. #notchallengingatall #sarcasm “What could this big challenge be?” you ask. It’s the Whole 30. Don’t laugh – this is a HUGE challenge AND I consider myself a healthy eater to start. So, how hard could it be? Well, in all honesty I have no clue.     Still, with the rules including, no sugar, no alcohol, no grains, no dairy, nothing with sulfites just to start, I’dRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello my friends.  I am so excited to share an awesome idea with you today.  This is something I have done in my home, and I love it!  I am sure you have walls in your home in need of some artwork.  Or maybe you’d like to add a more personal touch to your home.  Something that reflects your life and loves.  Well I have THE idea for you! There is a narrow wall in my home that overlooks my family room below.  You  can see it while sitting on my couch and every time I glance up to talk to one of myRead More →