Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  Glad you stopped by today.  We are one day away from Friday!!  Hip hip hooray!  Today’s post is answering all the questions for this week’s Hodgepodge.  Maybe you’ll like it.  Ha!  The theme this week is all about may…  See what I did there?  Anyway, I’m linking up at From This Side of the Pond to join in the fun.  I’d love to hear what your answers to these questions would be.  Make sure to leave me a comment below. 1. Can you tell I’m embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do you like Mexican food? What’sRead More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Well, hello and happy hump day!  We’ve made it halfway through the week.  How’s it gone so far?  My week is going well, but I have a to-do list a mile long.  Can you relate?  Well, Wednesday also means it’s time for Wednesday Wondering – those random things that occur to me and make me wonder about them.  So, let’s get right to it.   Male Humor I am honestly typing this as I am wondering about males and their sense of humor.  My boys have all forced me to watch a movie with them tonight. Family time is my favorite, andRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  How was your weekend?  Mine was quiet – at last.  I’ve got to say that I really needed some quiet, down time, and I am glad I got it.  So, nothing new to report on my end.  However, today, I am going to show you how to make an easy and inexpensive centerpiece for your table.  If you have a large table or perhaps console that needs a little somethin’ somethin’, I’ve got a super do-able DIY for you! So, I picked up this wood – what do I call this? – trough? at Round Top this year.  I loveRead More →

mothers day - don't buy this

Jenny Louise Marie We’re all friends here right?  Yes?  Okay then I am going to get real about Mother’s Day and what we moms really want and what we DO NOT want.  First of all, let’s talk about what Mother’s Day is.  It’s a day to show our love and appreciation for the moms in our lives.  The women who gave us life, cared for us, taught us to be the people we are today, and are still in our corner cheering us on all the time.  There is nothing like the unconditional love of a mother. I think it’s safe to say that most mothersRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  How has your week been?  Mine has been tough and full of drama.  More on that later.  Suffice it to say that I am desperately looking forward to the weekend.  Rain is in the forecast, and I would welcome the excuse to lounge on my couch this weekend. 🙂  Anyway, welcome to this week’s edition of Hodgepodge from From This Side of the Pond.  Joyce provides the questions and we provide our answers.   1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker,Read More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  Today’s the day I share with you some of the things I wonder about.  These are the things that make me go “hmmm…”   If you’re a regular around here, you probably noticed that last week, I did no wondering.   That’s not because nothing crossed my mind.  Rather, it’s because Wednesday snuck up on me and I had an extraordinarily full plate. Life happens, right?  Anyway,  I do have a few things I’m currently wondering about.  I hope you’ll weigh in on my thoughts in the comments below.  I really need a remedy for allergies, the low down onRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Well friends, it’s spring.  Its’s time to start enjoying warmer temps and the great outdoors.  This is the perfect time for sipping cocktails on the patio.  On the weekends you can find me starting my day on the patio with some coffee, lounging in the sun reading a book, or chatting with friends and sharing wine in the evenings.  Consequently, that means I need to get my patio in shape so that it’s a space we can enjoy.  A space I want to be in.  Let me show you how we brought life back to our patio set, and how you canRead More →