Jenny Louise Marie Don’t you think winter is a wonderful time to curl up and get cozy with a good book?  I do!  I have several books on my wish list ready to download for the upcoming holiday break; however, I’ve recently read a few books as well.   From time to time (like here) I try to share recent reading to help you find a new book.   So today,  I thought I’d share a quick review of my most recent reading.  Maybe you’ll find one here that sounds good. First up on my list is this one, A Man Called Ove.  SO, a friend recommendedRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie I’m not sure where I first saw the favorites party idea.  It was probably Pinterest as it is the database of all great ideas.   I decided this was the year to give it a try.  After much debate, I decided to host a party over the holidays.  Although, I do think there are other times of the year that might work even better.  I reached out to my trust online invitation source and threw together an invitation and sent those off.  I wanted to give plenty of notice to my guests so that they could fit this into their schedule and theirRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Welcome to my home! Since I love to take a peak into other homes ~ especially at the holidays, i thought it was only fair for me to open my home to you.  I love to peak in and get inspired to try new things or I see an idea that I simply must do in my own home.  Maybe a peak inside my homer will do that for you.  I hope so!  So, welcome to my Christmas Home Tour. As you walk into my home, you’re greeted by this tree.  I’ve covered it in green and gold with touches of burlapRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there friends.  I’m so glad you stopped by to visit today.  First of all, it’s Wednesday ~ which means we are half way to the weekend!!  So, there’s that.  Also, it’s time for this week’s Hodgepodge questions.  If you’ve been around then you know the drill  Joyce from From This Side of the Pond throws out some random questions and we bloggers answer them.  It’s kind of fun because you never know what the questions will be and, it’s fun to get to know other people.   1. What title would you give this current chapter of your life? Seriously.  IRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  If you’re a frequent visitor, you have no doubt noticed that it’s been hit and miss on Wednesday posts.  I haven’t been able to find something I love EVERY week.  Well, a couple of the blogs I follow share a What’s Up Wednesday once a month.  I fully intend to link up with them later this month, but thought I’d try it out this week to see how we like it.   Make sure to let me know what you think! What We’re Eating This Week So far, it’s been a lot of salad and turkey.  HOWEVER, with temperatures finally coolingRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi y’all.  If you’ve been following along, then you know I wrote here about some things that would make great gifts for all the ladies on your list.  However, let’s be honest, the men are the hardest to buy for.  Right?   The things they really want are either things they have to select on their own or they go out and buy them for themselves.  So, to help you out I’ve come up with a few ideas that might just help you with your shopping this season.  These are some fun things that are great wish list items and maybe some ideasRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey friends.  Are you in the same boat as me?  Your kids are older now and all of those “magical” Christmas activities and traditions you once did just aren’t age appropriate any more?  Your teens are no longer wanting to visit Santa or decorate cookies? Well I’ve come up with a new, fun and meaningful Christmas activity for my family.  A family Advent calendar ~ a new and improved version. Over the last few years as my boys have gotten older I’ve had to say goodbye to some of my favorite holiday traditions.  So long elf visits.  Goodbye cousins sleepover.  Farewell matchingRead More →