Jenny Louise Marie Good morning & happy Monday!  I should have already had this post ready to go, at least according to my posting schedule.  However, for some reason I cannot seem to get myself on top of things.  Weird, right?  I’ve been at this blogging thing for 6 months and doing it while working full-time.  Now, it’s summer break and I have more time on my hands.  Oddly enough, I cannot get it together.  I have a lot of irons in the fire and am not completing any of it.   So, though I had planned on working this out a little more, IRead More →

Living room refreshed for summer.

Jenny Louise Marie Do you ever feel like you need to change things up a bit?  As the weather is warming up and we are full-on summer, I decided to make a change.  I wanted to refresh our living room.  Make it feel a little brighter and lighter.    One quick and easy way to bring a little new life to a space is through the use of color.  So this past week, I decided to insert a little color into our space and give it a quick refresh. In case you don’t remember what it looked like, here is a picture of our livingRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello & happy Thursday!  I am so happy you’ve decided to visit my little corner of the world here.  If you’re a regular visitor, you will have noticed a ‘slacking off’ around here.  I will admit I have been a tad lazy with my posts lately.  It is summer and the beauty of down time has been more than I can resist. However,  I am working on some new ideas to share soon.  In the meantime,  I am joining up with From This Side of the Pond for this week’s Hodgepodge questions.  Enjoy! 1. The Hodgepodge lands on June 14th this week,Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie It’s summer!  Hooray!  That means we have a little more down time.  Our schedules ease up a bit and we allow ourselves time to do the things we enjoy.  And, if you’re like me, you don’t have any set schedule.  In other words, you are free as a bird.  So, if you like lounging and reading all day, you do it!  With this mind-set in mind, I have come up with my top 20 binge worthy shows and the books that have made my summer reading list.  Maybe one or two of these will appeal to you too. So, here’s my topRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Father’s Day will be here before we know it.  It’s time to start planning a wonderfully, unique gift for your dad or for Hubs, dad to your kids.  Now, I know that Pinterest abounds with gazillions of ideas for handmade cards and craft projects that the kids can make for dad.  Those are wonderful.  However, I also like to give a gift that is useful or something that he would really want.  In addition, most men are not super sentimental.   So, while I am sure they love the cute little hand print art, they would also love something awesome.  Lucky forRead More →

Wednesday Wonderings - stuff that's on my mind and making me go hmm...

Jenny Louise Marie I have survived son #2’s graduation, his party, and the end of the school year.  It’s time for me to get back to my normal schedule.  That means it’s time for me to share what I’ve been wondering about lately.  You know what I mean, those random thoughts that occur to you but maybe don’t have a clear answer.  So, I share those thoughts and you weigh in with what you think too.  Got it?  Okay, let’s get to it.   Wall Color First, I will readily admit that this is a silly thing to wonder about…but then again, many of myRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  So glad you decided to stop by.  I am happy to report that I am full on summer mode here at Casa Louise Marie.  I am all about shorts and tees.  Which brings me to today’s subject.  I was recently reading another blogger’s post which showcased the cutest tee. That means I quickly clicked over to order it.  However, I found it was sold out.  I also found a $38 price tag. Now, I am clothes girl and I was tempted to go ahead and order it.  However, since I had to wait for it anyway, I decided to tryRead More →