Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  I have got a fun project to share with you today.  Have you maybe seen on Pinterest or at a craft fair those tall seasonal welcome signs?  In fact, I’ve pinned quite a few that I like.  I’ve seen them at different events and shops.  I’ve admired them and think they make a fun welcome.  However, every time I’ve looked at one I have been unwilling to pay the amount being asked for it.  Well, today I am going to show you how you can DIY six to twelve tall signs for about $15.  Even better…it’s super easy to do. Read More →

Our summer road trip included a stop on the Oregon coast at Coo's Bay.

Jenny Louise Marie Well hello there.  If you’ve been following along, this is the fourth post in my summer road trip series.  If you’re new around here, you can read more about our road trip here, here, and here.  Anyway, today’s post takes us to the Oregon coast, specifically Coo’s Bay.  If you live in the Pacific northwest, all I can say is that you are very, very lucky.  The beauty found here awed me, truly.  Let me tell you about our visit and share some tips if you’re planning a visit to this area. So, as you know, our family took a road trip circlingRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there.  If you are new around here, welcome!  I’m so glad you are stopping by today.  You might be visiting because today is Hodgepodge day.  If you’re new around here, Hodgepodge day is the day where I join with other bloggers to answer the questions from From This Side of the Pond.  It’s kind of fun and random, but a great way to get to know each other.  So, without further ado, let’s get right to this week’s questions. 1.  In a rut, in a jam, in the groove, out of synch, off balance, out of touch…which saying best fits someRead More →

One of my most cherished family traditions is that of our Thanksgiving tablecloth.

Jenny Louise Marie Good morning. I wrote and scheduled this post  for today before the events of yesterday unfolded.  Now, it seems so trivial to talk about this when so many others are deeply hurting.  My heart is heavy today.  It seems like a violent event is playing out on the TV every time I turn around.  This world we are living in makes it challenging to keep your faith, especially in light of what happened In a small town church in Sutherland yesterday.  Still I pray.  I am praying for our world and especially for anyone who has been touched by yesterday’s violence.  IRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  How are you?  i thought last week was going to put me right off the edge, but I’m still here. 🙂  I’m sure I will have plenty more to say about that later, but today, it’s all about my Ears & Beers party that I hosted.  Where did I hear about an Ears & Beers party?  I have no idea ~ probably Southern Living magazine.  I can say that I have wanted to host this party for several years, and I am thrilled that I finally got to do it.  Today, I’m sharing how I put it together and howRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there friends!  We’ve made to the half way point in the week!  It’s now a downhill slide into the weekend.  So, what’s your week been like?  I went out to grab some fun things to “boo” my neighbor with for Halloween.  I ran into Home Goods (#favorite) and got totally side-tracked by all the Christmas stuff.  Honestly, the thought of decorating for the holidays makes me so excited.  How about you?  Anyway, today is not even remotely holiday related.  Today’s What’s Up Wednesday is all about some cool new finds that I thought I’d share with you. First, let me beginRead More →