Jenny Louise Marie Happy Memorial Day friends!  I hope you’re enjoying the holiday today. I want to take a minute to remind everyone to thank a veteran today.  Although not all of our brave soldiers were lost in service, we owe them all a HUGE thank you for the service they provide our country.  Many men in my family have served, and I always think of them today.  My grandfather fought in World War II, my uncles have served, my brother served and spent a year in Iraq, and now my son in considering serving.  Let’s keep them all in our thoughts and prayers today. Now,Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie If you’re a regular reader here, it is no secret that I love to read.  I’ve written about it here and here.  I always have at least one book going, and sometimes two.  I’ve always been a reader and have (hopefully) instilled a love of reading in my boys as well.  So, I have read lots of books over the years.  Today, I’m sharing with you a few recent picks.  Maybe you will find one that sounds good to you too.  Alright, let’s get this show on the road. 🙂 ~ note~ I found all the book overviews at Barnes and Noble asRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Howdy friends.  It’s time to link up again with From This Side of the Pond for this week’s Hodgepodge.  As I read the questions this week I thought that this one was going to be tough.  #5 especially.    That’s okay, I still love participating each week.  So, without further delay, I’ll start answering. Enjoy!   1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it? I am in a new home and that gave me the opportunity to kind of makeover my whole look from my old house.Read More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Well hello friends!  Are you like me and counting down to summer break?  As of this posting I have 5 days left.  Goodness I hope I’ve counted that right. 🙂  It’s also half way through this week with a long weekend ahead.  Things are looking good.  Around my neck of the woods, we are just trying to make it through this year and we’re preparing for son #2’s graduation.  I seriously can’t believe it’s time for that already.  Where does the time go?  Seriously.  It’s Wednesday, and therefore, it’s time for Wednesday Wondering ~ my time to share the randomness that goesRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  It’s a Monday – again.  However, it’s my LAST Monday of the school year!  Summer is so close I can almost taste it. 🙂  So, how was your weekend?  I had a pretty low-key weekend.  We attended my nephew’s Rite of Passage – more on that later, had dinner with good friends, and a few crafty projects.  I also spent a little time on Netflix with my youngest.  Is anyone else watching 13 Reasons? Since it’s the end of the school year, and I am seriously running out of steam, the post I had planned for today isn’t ready.  So,Read More →

Biotulin bottle

Jenny Louise Marie So, like most women on planet Earth, I would like to age gracefully.  I would also like to look my best and make  it difficult for people to guess my age.  In short, I want to avoid the inevitable wrinkles for a s long as possible.  Unlike many  women though, I have not been able to justify the large amount of money you have to spend to achieve these results.  I have not gone down the Botox or fillers road.  If you are able to utilize those products, hooray for you.  So, what’s another option for us women?  Wouldn’t you like toRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello!  I am so glad you’ve dropped by today.  I’m linking up with From This Side of the Pond for this week’s Hodgepodge questions.  I love this weekly random Q and A because I never know what to expect.  It’s also fun to read what other people write as answers.  Read on and make sure to leave me a comment below.  I love hearing from you! 1. May 17th is National Pack Rat Day. Sidebar-should we be celebrating this? Hmmm… Are you a pack rat? Even if you’re not a full fledged pack rat, most people have one thing or another theyRead More →