Jenny Louise Marie Hey!  How’s your week so far?  Right now I’m feeling pretty good.  My to-do list feels manageable and I’m not stressed out.  Did you grab any good deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?  I did.  Are any of you able to really just think of gift giving or do you mainly shop for yourself?  I lean more to the grabbing a good deal for myself category; however, I did snag some gifts.  So, today is Wednesday and that means it’s time to link up with From This Side of the Pond for this week’s Hodgepodge questions.  You know the drill.  JoyceRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie It’s time….the Christmas season…time to deck the halls and put up a tree.  I have always loved putting up our Christmas tree.  In fact, as newlyweds, we ventured out in an ice storm just to save 50% of a HUGE Christmas tree.  I didn’t have near enough to decorate it properly, but year by year I added to it.  As our family and house grew, so did my collection of trees. 🙂  What can I say?  It’s just always been ‘my thing.’  However, I realize not everyone feels the same as I do about this task.  I’ve even heard that some peopleRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  It’s the holiday season!  And for some of us, it’s also elf season.  Do you have elves that visit your home over the holidays?  Elves came to our house for several years when my boys were young.  It was so fun.  Because I loved this tradition so much, I wanted to share it with you.  I 100% believe that everyone should start this tradition.  That’s why today I am sharing lots of ideas of what Elfcapades your elves can get into this year.  So, grab a glass of wine or cup of coffee, sit back and read on. This post isRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey y’all!  How are you?  Are you eagerly anticipating the holidays or are you already drowning in to-do lists?  I look forward to this time of year just like a kid.  And for me, the holidays start with decorating our home.  I can hardly wait until the day after Thanksgiving when it all starts.   When my children were younger my goal was to make our home feel magical.  Well, the boys are past those innocent years now.  Still, I guess I want a bit of magic even now.  I want our home to feel festive and be memorable for my family and anyRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey y’all.  Are you in full holiday mode yet?  I am busy making my list….make that lists… and checking them daily trying to get things done.  Between the decorating, party planning, and gift giving my mind is always going.  Well today, while I’m out celebrating my birthday, I thought I would help you (and Mr. LouiseMarie) with some things that are on wish lists of the women on your gift giving list.  These are sure to make your Christmas shopping easier or maybe you should share this post with a loved one. #senditotohubby First up, how about a new fragrance?  I haveRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Oh my goodness!  I look forward to decorating for the holidays all year long.  Some people count down until Christmas.  Not me.  I count down until time to decorate.  I’m not even joking.  Seriously, I look forward to it like nothing else.  Then I generally get stressed out while I’m doing it.  But in the end, I always love the result.  Today, I thought we could kick off the holiday decorating season with some awesome holiday front doors.  We want our guests to feel welcome right?  And, it sure makes a statement to anyone who passes by as well.  These pics thatRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  How are you?  I’m good and SERIOUSLY looking forward to next week.  A week away from school and a week that includes a lot of Christmas decorating!  Honestly, it’s so close I can almost feel it.  However, today is Wednesday and that means it’s Hodgepodge day with From This Side of the Pond.  You know the drill.  It’s random questions that some blogger buddies all answer and share with each other and our readers.  So, maybe these will help you get to know me a little better.  Ready? 1. What takes you out of your comfort zone? Walking in toRead More →