Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  I am up to my eyeballs in back to school stuff.  How about you?  However, I am still fondly remembering my family vacation this summer.  You might remember that we took a 9 day road trip. #4boysandamominavan I talked more about it here.  Part of our family road trip this summer included a stop at Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park.  As it says in the park’s brochure: Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues toRead More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  I’m so glad you dropped by today.  So, how’s your week going?  I am knee-deep in back to school. 🙂  I must confess that it is Tuesday evening and I am just now starting this Wednesday Wondering post.  It seems more and more I am having a hard time fitting it in.  I’m not sure if it’s I’m doing less thinking or just having difficulty managing my time.  Can you relate? Regardless, I have a few things on my mind this week so it’s time to start a new rambling.  I hope you’ll leave me a comment below and shareRead More →

An honest review of Boxycharm, a beauty subscription service.

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there.  How’s your week going?  As per usual, mine is busy, busy, busy.  I am missing the freedom of summer.  However, fall is approaching and I do love that season!  I love the cooler temps. and football season.  So, have you noticed how many subscription services have been popping up the last couple of years?  I have.  You can subscribe to services that send you everything from clothes to scrapbooking supplies.  I’ve never really been interested in trying them, but maybe that’s because I live near two big cities where I can find anything I want pretty easily.  However, if youRead More →

The route & itinerary of our California & Oregon Road Trip.

Jenny Louise Marie You might remember that I posted about planning a road trip here.  Well, road trip is now done, so I thought sharing the details of our drive route might help some of you out for planning a future trip.  Soon I will share specific details for each stop as well. So, we decided that we would fly into San Francisco.  California is just too far to drive in just a week  ~ which is about all Mr. LouiseMarie can take all at one time.  We knew that there is SO much to see in the northern part of California.  There are NationalRead More →

A blogger's resource ~ link parties for every day of the week.

Jenny Louise Marie If you’re new at blogging, like me, link parties can be a great thing.  They allow you to share your latest content and make some online ‘friends.’  Also, you get to see what everyone else has been up to and maybe get inspired as well.  I have been a frequent visitor to link parties over the last few months.  So, I’ve created a list of some awesome link parties that I visit and thought they might help you as well. If you host a link-up, I would be happy to add you to my list below.  Just send me a quick messageRead More →

love to read books

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  I am so glad you decided to stop by today.  I am already mourning the loss of summer.  It’s time for me to start getting ready for a new school year.  I hate to lose my free time, having no schedule, and getting to read as much as I like.  On the other hand, I like having routine – I seem to be more productive that way, and I have missed my friends.  Anyway, I have had time to do some reading this summer, and I’m here to share with you my summer reads – and they are ALL good!Read More →

A handbag is not only your personal workhorse, it is also the way to a better life.

Jenny Louise Marie Hi friends.  Are you a handbag girl like me?  Does the thought of a brand new bag make you almost giddy?  Do you, too, have a collection of bags that you will not part with?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then you and I are soul sisters. 🙂  I have been a purse carrying girl since I could walk, and I’m not even exaggerating.  #askmymom  I’d like to think I have a good eye for bags as well.  Maybe a handbag is my spirit animal.  I know for sure that a handbag can make your life better.  Let’sRead More →