Jenny Louise Marie So, did you know that Pinterest makes predictions?  I didn’t.  However I recently came across an article where Pinterest shared their predictions of the top trends for this year.  They compile data based on of course,  pins.  If they see a particular type of pin increase in percentage a great deal, then they can tell it is going to be an upcoming trend.  It makes sense, right?  Images are pinned on our pin boards based on our own interest.  If there is an increase of, let’s say, 246% that shows rising popularity.  Over time trends are revealed.  How’s that for my veryRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there friends.  Last month I suggested an idea ~ an online book club of sorts.  I suggested a book to read and promised I would post a discussion question or two for us to “talk” about.  I am so hoping that some of you have read this book and are willing to share your thoughts.  So, the book is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  I found these discussion questions here.  I also borrowed this quick summary of the book in a nutshell (in case you might want to read it).. At first glance, Mrs. Richardson is the perfect mother. SheRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie If you’ve been with me for a while, you may remember that I wrote a post about choosing my one word for 2017.  You can find it here.  The idea of selecting one word for the year is that it helps you to focus on one thing that you really want to work on or improve. An area of your life that needs a little attention.  So,  today I thought it would be fun to revisit my 2017 word and see how I did and reveal my word for this year. Originally I heard about the “one word that will change your life” atRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Home decor is something I love.  I’m not really sure why.  Maybe it was  too many HGTV shows or issues of Southern Living magazine.  Either way, the quest to make my home feel like a place we want to be in AND a place we can proud of is something I am constantly doing.  There are so many beautiful things that inspire a change or tweaking in a room.  Plus, I tend to like changing things up now and again. To me, the most important thing about home decor is that it feels comfortable and reflects the people who live in it. Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie You may find this shocking, especially since we are in prime resolutions time, but I do not make New Year’s resolutions.  In fact, I would even say I don’t really believe in them.    Either you are reading this and your mouth has fallen open or you’re right there with me thinking “me either!”  So, which side do you fall on?  Do you make resolutions at the beginning of each year?  Let me explain to you why I don’t make resolutions (and why you shouldn’t either). Let me begin by saying, not making a resolution does not mean that I don’t reflectRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there.  You know, January is a good time to look back at the last year and kind of take stock of where you’ve been.  Along those lines, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the books I read and pick my favorite books of 2017. First, I was surprised when I looked back at my list to see that I read 27 books this past year. While I realize that many people read a lot more than that, I, nonetheless, impressed myself. (wink) Some I loved and some….not so much.  In case you missed any of theRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie So, I am enjoying the last few days of my winter break and preparing to head back to reality….work.  I SHOULD be working on my goals, getting posts planned for the year, organizing and cleaning my home after packing up all the holiday decor.  However, instead, I sit here watching Home & Family on the Hallmark channel.   Moreover, I am totally justifying this by telling myself that I need some down time and extra rest…  Anyway, watching this show has really paid off today.  It’s gotten me thinking about setting some new habits for the new year. Sure, everyone starts off allRead More →