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

Jenny Louise Marie Okay, I am seriously wondering about a few things.  If you can enlighten me on some of these ideas, I’d love to hear from you.  If you have things that you are wondering about, throw them out here.  Maybe we can help shed some light on it.   Teens & Chores Up first this week comes from a conversation I had with my 18-year-old son,  The conversation went something like this: Me:  Hey, I need you to help me and clean the wood floors. Son:  I don’t think so.  I worked all day. Me:  Me too, and they still need to beRead More →

open book with heart

Jenny Louise Marie So, I have mentioned before that I love to read.  I’ve always been a reader.  And I have instilled that love into my children as well.  However, sometimes it is tough to find a great book.  That’s where I can help you.  I’ve read lots of books  ~ some good, some not so much ~ and I can give you a few recommendations.  So, let’s get this (book) party started. First up is  The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell. I enjoyed this book, but it seemed a slow read for me.  At times it felt like it was dragging.  It’s a storyRead More →

street sign with challenges onit

Jenny Louise Marie Dear friends, I have decided to take on the biggest challenge today. Nope, not motherhood. Been there, done that. Nope, not going back to school. Done that too. No, not getting married. I’m a veteran. #notchallengingatall #sarcasm “What could this big challenge be?” you ask. It’s the Whole 30. Don’t laugh – this is a HUGE challenge AND I consider myself a healthy eater to start. So, how hard could it be? Well, in all honesty I have no clue.     Still, with the rules including, no sugar, no alcohol, no grains, no dairy, nothing with sulfites just to start, I’dRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello my friends.  I am so excited to share an awesome idea with you today.  This is something I have done in my home, and I love it!  I am sure you have walls in your home in need of some artwork.  Or maybe you’d like to add a more personal touch to your home.  Something that reflects your life and loves.  Well I have THE idea for you! There is a narrow wall in my home that overlooks my family room below.  You  can see it while sitting on my couch and every time I glance up to talk to one of myRead More →

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

Jenny Louise Marie Hello dear reader.  Thanks for stopping by today.  This is the time every week where I share with you what’s on my mind.  Seriously random thoughts and often times, totally mind-blowing.    Truly.   I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, dear reader.  Let’s get right to what’s been running through my mind lately. Poop Have I mentioned that I am a teacher?  You cannot imagine the amount of topics that I could write about based on my job alone.  Suffice it to say, some of this stuff you simply cannot make up.  That brings me to this thought that blowsRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie I have mentioned before (here) that I have lived in my home for about a year.  It’s a new home that we built and it’s lovely.  However, new homes sometimes also mean – lacking personality.  They need to have your own personal touch added to them.  We want our homes to be a reflection of who we are.  Our homes should make us feel happy to spend time in them. One room that I wanted to add some personality to is our upstairs half bath.  This is a room off our gameroom and media room.  It’s small.  Therefore, it was also anRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  I am glad you stopped by today.  So, I was thinking recently that I was ready to start making my mark on my home.  We built our home about a year ago and since that time it just felt too new and perfect to make any real changes (except for the one I wrote about here).  However, after a year I guess the newness has worn off enough for me to begin tweaking things and adding my personal touch. So, what to start with?… There are certainly lots of things I’d like to do, but what should I tackle first?Read More →