Jenny Louise Marie Hello sweet friend.  I am so glad you’re here!  I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately.  You know, the start of a new year can do that.   It’s good to have a goal, to have something to focus on.  Today I want to put into writing one of my goals for 2017.  Putting it in writing will hold me accountable, and it’s one reason this blog has been created. Let me take you back in time a few years.  When my boys were young one of  my favorite things to do was to plan their birthday parties.  I LOVE everythingRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Well hello friends.  Here we are at the end of the year which makes us reflect on the past year ~ the many challenges and the many blessings,  and look ahead to the new year.  I really don’t believe in making a New Year’s resolution. Perhaps because I don’t keep them?  There’s just something about resolutions that makes me feel like I’m getting set up to fail.  They seem like an all or nothing proposition.  However,  I have really enjoyed finding my “One Word” for the new year.   I had the privilege of hearing author Jon Gordon speak two years ago aboutRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie I am headed out today to shop for some new jewelry. Not the pricey kind, but the trendy, this-won’t-hurt-too-bad kind.  Specifically, I am going to Accessory Concierge in Dallas. I’ve taken a day off work ~ that’s right I’m playing hooky #don’tjudgeme ~ to go shopping. What can I say, sometimes a girl NEEDS to do a little shopping.  Plus reading all those other blogs that mention their awesome picks, has planted the I NEED that seed. I’ve been stalking reading a few blogs lately, and have a serious case of the I WANTs. Does anyone else peruse through blogs or Pinterest andRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello!  I am so glad you’ve found me.  I’ve been reading ‘how to start a blog’ posts for some time…wanting to….wondering if I could….thinking I have nothing to say….BUT ~maybe I do, maybe you wonder about the same things as me, maybe you just want to feel like you’re not alone in life’s challenges.  As a new mom (back in the dark ages) I joined a new mom’s group at my church.  This group became my lifeline as I embarked on the trip of a lifetime – motherhood.  I can’t put into words how much those friendships meant to me as well asRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Need a Good Read? I  to read. Do you? I have always enjoyed good books and especially a book I can’t put down.  They are full of good information, can be uplifting, or maybe just serve as a good escape. A chance to live a life you’ve dreamed of.  I have found a few excellent books for you to check out.  You won’t be disappointed. Here’s what I’ve read lately. Black-Eyed Susans   If you enjoy books with lots of twists and turns – a la Gillian Flynn – then you’ll love this one.  This is a story of the lucky victimRead More →