Jenny Louise Marie Who doesn’t love mac and cheese?  I’ve loved it since I was a child.  Isn’t it just good old-fashioned comfort food?  Yes.  Which means, I can’t have it often. However, every once in a while you just gotta have some.  Right?  Well, today I am sharing the absolute best, most yummy mac and cheese in the history of ever. Okay, let me preface this whole thing by telling you I am by no means suggesting that I am some fabulous chef with fantastic cooking skills.  Truth be told, I don’t really even like cooking that much.  I do love to cook ifRead More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  I am knee-deep in projects around here.  How’s your summer going?  I have started a HUGE project on my patio.  If you’ve been following along on Facebook, you might already have a good idea of what it is.  Stay tuned, I’ll definitely be sharing details soon.  Today though is Wednesday, and that means it’s time for me to share what I’ve been wondering lately.  You know, those random thoughts that pop into your head and frequently, you can’t get a straight answer to them.  womp womp  Anyway, let’s get going.     Why is when you feel you have soRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Do you by any chance have a stash of items on stand-by just in case you need a quick gift for someone?  I do.  I know.  You may think that makes it very impersonal; however, I would argue that sometimes an emergency arises and it’s good to have some things on hand.  Also, if I come across an amazing deal on something that would make an excellent gift, I can pick it up and save it for later.  On the other hand, keeping all these items on hand does create a bit of a storage problem.  I was throwing all my gifts,Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  I was not intending to talk about decorating and celebrating the 4th of July.  We usually mark the day with gathering with friends (maybe) and end the day with a fireworks display.  There are plenty to choose from around our town.  Don’t get me wrong.  It’s not that I’m not patriotic.  It’s just that by July 4th, it is H.O.T. around here and we tend to either be in a pool or inside.  There’s never been much of a point to go to a lot of trouble decorating.  However, now with son #2 on his way to the Navy, itRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Good morning friends!  Happy hump day for those of you who are still doing the work thing.  I am basking in the glow of having NO schedule.  That’s right, I have no place I must be and nothing pressing to do.  Well, except for laundry, cleaning, and hauling kids.  I never said life was perfect. 🙂  Anyway, it’s time for the weekly link up with From This Side of the Pond for some random Hodgepodge questions and answers.  Enjoy! 1. The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you’d put on your list of  quintessential summerRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Good morning & happy Monday!  I should have already had this post ready to go, at least according to my posting schedule.  However, for some reason I cannot seem to get myself on top of things.  Weird, right?  I’ve been at this blogging thing for 6 months and doing it while working full-time.  Now, it’s summer break and I have more time on my hands.  Oddly enough, I cannot get it together.  I have a lot of irons in the fire and am not completing any of it.   So, though I had planned on working this out a little more, IRead More →

Living room refreshed for summer.

Jenny Louise Marie Do you ever feel like you need to change things up a bit?  As the weather is warming up and we are full-on summer, I decided to make a change.  I wanted to refresh our living room.  Make it feel a little brighter and lighter.    One quick and easy way to bring a little new life to a space is through the use of color.  So this past week, I decided to insert a little color into our space and give it a quick refresh. In case you don’t remember what it looked like, here is a picture of our livingRead More →