mothers day - don't buy this

Jenny Louise Marie We’re all friends here right?  Yes?  Okay then I am going to get real about Mother’s Day and what we moms really want and what we DO NOT want.  First of all, let’s talk about what Mother’s Day is.  It’s a day to show our love and appreciation for the moms in our lives.  The women who gave us life, cared for us, taught us to be the people we are today, and are still in our corner cheering us on all the time.  There is nothing like the unconditional love of a mother. I think it’s safe to say that most mothersRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  How has your week been?  Mine has been tough and full of drama.  More on that later.  Suffice it to say that I am desperately looking forward to the weekend.  Rain is in the forecast, and I would welcome the excuse to lounge on my couch this weekend. 🙂  Anyway, welcome to this week’s edition of Hodgepodge from From This Side of the Pond.  Joyce provides the questions and we provide our answers.   1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker,Read More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  Today’s the day I share with you some of the things I wonder about.  These are the things that make me go “hmmm…”   If you’re a regular around here, you probably noticed that last week, I did no wondering.   That’s not because nothing crossed my mind.  Rather, it’s because Wednesday snuck up on me and I had an extraordinarily full plate. Life happens, right?  Anyway,  I do have a few things I’m currently wondering about.  I hope you’ll weigh in on my thoughts in the comments below.  I really need a remedy for allergies, the low down onRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Well friends, it’s spring.  Its’s time to start enjoying warmer temps and the great outdoors.  This is the perfect time for sipping cocktails on the patio.  On the weekends you can find me starting my day on the patio with some coffee, lounging in the sun reading a book, or chatting with friends and sharing wine in the evenings.  Consequently, that means I need to get my patio in shape so that it’s a space we can enjoy.  A space I want to be in.  Let me show you how we brought life back to our patio set, and how you canRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Ladies, can we have a real, honest conversation?  Today I want to discuss gifts for the teacher – the ones teachers really want.  I know that Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching in a few short weeks, and many of you are trying to come up with adorable gifts for your little one to take to his/her teacher.  Well, let me help you with this task.  After all, you don’t really KNOW this teacher.  It’s hard to figure out something good, right?  I know exactly what the teacher really wants. I remember the days when I searched high and low for an adorableRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello peeps!  How’s your week going?  It’s been a bit of a tough week around here.  Lots of visits back and forth to the hospital ~ that’s a post for another time though.  Anyway, sorry to have been a little MIA this week.  I’m sure things will get back to the normal routine soon.  In the meantime, here is this week’s Hodgepodge. 1. Tell us about a time you felt like you were ‘flying by the seat of your pants’. Every.  Single.  Day   2.  When or where would you most like to be ‘a fly on the wall’? I have actuallyRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie I am one of those girls who likes to look put together when I go out.  Make no mistake.  I said I LIKE to.  It does not always work out that way.  I am a real girl living in the real world.  I have 3 kids, a house to clean, meals to cook, and endless things on my TO DO list – just like everyone else.  Sometimes pulled together is just not going to happen.  However, I find that if I just put on a little lipstick and mascara I feel MUCH better and don’t look so much like a walking corpse.Read More →