We transformed our patio. Here's how we did it.

Jenny Louise Marie Hey!  Glad to see you.  I am so excited that I finally get to share our newly improved patio!   That’s right, today I will reveal my patio makeover that we’ve been working on for a while.  You might remember that I started my patio makeover a few months ago when I wrote about adding life back into your patio furniture here.  Well, after that was done, it was time to start making our patio more of an outdoor living space. That is exactly what I have done.  So, you want to see the transformation? First, let me show you what we started with.Read More →

How do you plan a road trip? I'm sharing my strategy.

Jenny Louise Marie Hi friends.  Happy you’re here today!  I am so excited to share with you that I am busy planning our family summer vacation.  That’s right, it’s almost the middle of July and I am just now getting on this.  I guess you can say we aren’t so good at planning in advance. We are now planning a trip to northern California and part of Oregon.  Want to follow along in the planning process?  I could sure use your help.  In exchange, I will share with you my strategy for planning our trip. Honestly, it’s not always easy working around the schedules ofRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  How are you?  I was feeling pretty good about recent sewing projects and then the tension on the machine got all messed up.  Now I am cursing sewing projects.  Yep, that’s pretty much how it goes if you’re me.  Anyway, enough about my issues.  I am thrilled to be back with another Hodgepodge.  I am linking with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond along with many other bloggers to answer her questions.  Today’s questions take us back in time to our childhood.  Kind of fun reminiscing.  Next week, I’ll be taking a break from the Hodgepodge for someRead More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Hello sweet friends!  You probably cannot believe that I am actually posting on a regular schedule.  That’s right, it’s Wednesday and time to share what I’m wondering about these days.  You know, those random things that pop into your head and you wonder….someone surely has to agree with me on this.  Or, really?  That can’t be right.  They’re the things about which  you can’t seem to get a real answer.  You know, you just wonder about them.  Many of those type of thoughts are actually about my kids and the things that come out of their mouths.  However, those are not alwaysRead More →

Making a pillow isn't hard, but you should read on to find out what not to do.

Jenny Louise Marie Hey friends!  Today I’m talking about how to make your own pillow cover.  It’s not hard.  You absolutely, positively can do it.  It doesn’t even take much time.  And, I’ve learned a few lessons that you could use to help you get your own pillow cover done. However, first, I have a confession to make.  For six months I have struggled to figure out how to do this whole blog thing.  I am unsure of what I’m doing, but determined to keep at it.  In addition, finding my own voice while writing has been difficult as well.  Sometimes it just doesn’t feelRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  I am so excited to finally be sharing this with you.  Excited because I finally got my printer to cooperate with my Silhouette.  Excited because now I am able to design my own personalized sticker designs to include in my planner or wherever.  Really the possibilities are endless.  So, today I am going to share with you exactly how to make your own stickers as well.  Your planner will thank me. 🙂 Okay, so I knew that my Silhouette was capable of doing a print and cut design.  This means you can create a design in the software, print itRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there.  Glad you’re here!  We are mid week for those of you still working hard every day.  For those of you on summer break, like me, it’s another day in paradise. 🙂  So, what have you been up to?  I’ve been busy on a few project around the house, which you will be seeing soon.  I’ve also been fabric shopping so that I can complete my master makeover that I started here.  That means more projects are on my horizon before we head back to school.  In the meantime, I’m linking up with Joyce from From This Side of the PondRead More →