Jenny Louise Marie Happy Friday!  I am so excited for this weekend.  We are headed to east Texas for our nephew’s wedding.  Do you have any fun plans?  Well, as usual, it’s Friday so I’m linking up with Erika, Andrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites to share my favorites. This week I thought I would share some of my favorite highlights ~ and few finds.  SO, let’s get this party started.   Up first, a highlight of this past week was definitely all the beautiful flowers that surrounded me.  Following a tip from other bloggers, I visited Trader Joes to check out their fresh flowers.  And wouldn’t youRead More →

How to host an Oscars Party.

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  For years I have always wanted to host an Oscars Party.  The fact that it falls on a Sunday can make it more challenging ~ especially if it runs late.  However, throwing together an Oscars party does not have to be hard.  Today, I’m going to give you plenty of ideas of what to do and what to serve.  So, if you’ve got some friends you’d like to get together for a fun evening, read on.  Here’s how to host an Oscar’s Party. First, let’s talk logistics.  You need a date.  This year’s Oscars will be on March 4, 2018.Read More →

Can you explain these antiques?

Jenny Louise Marie Recently, Mr. LouiseMarie and I went treasure hunting, a.k.a. antiquing.  We decided to go explore some antique stores in Ft. Worth.  These were places we had never visited  before.  You know it really is like a treasure hunt because you’re looking for some amazing find in the midst of a lot of junk.  At least that’s been my experience.  However, I’m not going to the high-end spots either.  Nonetheless, each and every time we go hunting, we find some things that really defy explanation.  So, on our last trek, I snapped some pics.  Someone, please explain these antiques to me. Before IRead More →

Friday Favorites at

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  I’m so glad you’re here and I’m so glad it’s Friday!  Around here, Friday doesn’t just mean it’s the weekend, it also means it’s time to link up with Erika, Andrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites. Last week I shared some of my favorite finds here.  For this week’s Friday Favorites I thought I would share some of my favorite reads from some of the blogs I visit.  I’ve got a little bit of everything.  Hopefully there will be something here you like.  Make sure to let me know how you like this in the comments below.  Okay, ready? I found thisRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there friends.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  And Happy Birthday to Mr. LouiseMarie!  Today, in honor of both, I thought I’d share the story of how we met.  I hope you’ll indulge me.  So, on this day of love, let’s go back to the beginning of our love story. Photo courtesy of Google Images Before I begin this story, let me back up just a bit.  My mom remarried when I was 16 years old.  Imagine if you will teenage drama, teen hormones, new member in the family, new rules, etc…  Stepdad and I had a rocky start for sure.  Truthfully we didRead More →

Galentine's Day Party

Jenny Louise Marie I was going to post this on Monday, but then decided that might not give you time to get this together.  So, I am going to post this off schedule to allow you time to throw this fun evening together.   I recently hosted a girls night in at my house to prepare for Valentine’s Day.  However, I kind of wish I had waited a bit to host the same event for Galentine’s Day.  Have you heard of Galentine’s Day?  Well, it’s actually a fictional holiday ~ turned into a real holiday.  It’s celebrated on February 13th and it’s the day where weRead More →

Friday Favorites at

Jenny Louise Marie   Happy Friday!  I don’t know about you but I am  more than ready for the weekend.  This week has felt like a long one, and I am ready for some down time.  This Friday I’m linking up with Erika, Andrea, and Narci  again to share a few of my favorite things.  If you want to know my favorites from our last link up, you can find them here.     Without a doubt my favorite thing this week is the ’14 Days of Love’ that I am doing with Mr. LouiseMarie.  I mentioned it here.  We are alternating days and doingRead More →