Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  How’s your week?  I’ve been busy preparing for a new school year and tonight I am hosting my book club.  This meant tackling a couple of craft projects, which I will share later.  I’m a little late to this week’s Hodgepodge link-up, but I’m still going to join in the fun with Joyce from From This Side of the Pond.  So, are you ready for this week’s Hodgepodge q and a? 1. Do your actions match your words? Elaborate. Gosh, I hope so!  However, I guess you never know who’s watching and what they’re thinking.  I do try to liveRead More →

Here's the info teachers want you to know for back to school. Tips for parents.

Jenny Louise Marie Well hello there!  Chances are if you’re reading this, you are a parent with a kiddo heading back to school.  You’re probably excited to get back to a routine and dreading getting back to a routine – in equal measures.  Summer is nice, right?  Moving at your own pace, doing whatever feels good for the day.  Once everyone starts school or schedules really aren’t our own anymore. 🙁  On top of those mixed emotions is also the headache of getting your child ready to head back.  Lucky for you, I have a teacher’s insight for back to school.  I can help youRead More →

Summer Cocktails that you'll want to have again and again.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  How is your week going?  We are recovering from our family vacay and sadly, getting ready to start thinking about heading back to school  Boo.  However, you’ll be happy to know that I have some awesome recipes to share with you today for delicious summer cocktails.  Moreover, I’ve tested them out myself and give them all two thumbs up.  I don’t know about you, but when it’s hot out, I really do not enjoy drinking red wine.  It makes me feel hotter.  I want something that is refreshing and delicious. These will give you just that. Cocktail #1 Watermelon ColadaRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there friends.  How are you and how’s your week?  I have discovered a Netflix show this past week that I have binge watched it for HOURS.  I could be ashamed at this blatant waste of time, but hey…it’s the end of my summer and I’m soaking it in.  Have you watched Bloodline?  It’s one of those you can’t stop watching.  Check it out.  Anyway, today I’m sharing this week’s Hodgepodge questions. You know, where I link up with Joyce from From This Side of the Pond and other bloggers to answer some random questions.  So let’s jump right in. 1. DoRead More →

Tiered stands are versatile decor pieces and easy to style. Here's a round up of inspiration and pics.

Jenny Louise Marie Have you seen all the tiered stands popping up on Pinterest and in magazines?  When I first saw one, I fell in love.  I love the idea of being able to have a staple accent piece that I can style for the seasons or holidays or use for entertaining.  The first one I saw was in a Pottery Barn catalog.  Pottery Barn…enough said.   I have been smitten ever since.  If you don’t have one, let me assure that it is a versatile piece and there is so much you can do with one.  So, to inspire you, I’ve rounded up ideasRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Oh no! It’s coming…faster than I would like…back to school time. Time to load up on those back to school supplies.  That’s right friends, it’s time to start thinking about sending those sweet little kiddos back to school. That means it’s also time for teachers to start preparing for the year ahead too.  If you’re a teacher, like me, then you already know how important it is for you to be happy in your classroom.  You want to use tools that make you feel happy and allow you to work more efficiently.  So, I’ve created a teacher school supplies must-have list.  TheseRead More →