Jenny Louise Marie Hey there.  How’s your week going so far?  I feel like I am knee deep in projects, vacation planning, and trying to enjoy the ‘lazy’ days of summer.  I have to admit, I am enjoying a lot of pool time these days and loving every minute of it. 🙂  If you’ve followed along with me on Facebook, then you know that I have mentioned a desire to paint my patio.  Well, guess what?  I did it.  If you are wondering if painting a patio is something for you to try, I’m here to dish all about it. First of all, let meRead More →

Here are my hits and misses from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello ladies.  Have you taken advantage of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  Well, I did.  You might remember that I posted about my picks from the sale here.   Well, as it turns out, there was WAY more included in the sale than was in the catalog.  This required a little picking and choosing on my part.  #youcanthaveitall  #canyou?  Anyway, today I am going to update you on what I did pick and what I kept. In case you don’t know, one of the reasons I love Nordstrom is because of how easy they make it to shop.  You can order online andRead More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for me to dump all the random junk in my head; all the things I’m wondering.  Maybe you can answer some of these conundrums.  As you read this I will be mid-road trip with all my boys.  I am excited to go and have a solid week of uninterrupted family time, but let’s just say that a family road trip has some pros and definitely some cons.  In fact, some of the downside things are exactly the things that I’m wondering about.  You know, like, how much CAN they actually eat?  Why areRead More →

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 →

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 →