Making a pillow isn't hard, but you should read on to find out what not to do.

Jenny Louise Marie Hey friends!  Today I’m talking about how to make your own pillow cover.  It’s not hard.  You absolutely, positively can do it.  It doesn’t even take much time.  And, I’ve learned a few lessons that you could use to help you get your own pillow cover done. However, first, I have a confession to make.  For six months I have struggled to figure out how to do this whole blog thing.  I am unsure of what I’m doing, but determined to keep at it.  In addition, finding my own voice while writing has been difficult as well.  Sometimes it just doesn’t feelRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  I am so excited to finally be sharing this with you.  Excited because I finally got my printer to cooperate with my Silhouette.  Excited because now I am able to design my own personalized sticker designs to include in my planner or wherever.  Really the possibilities are endless.  So, today I am going to share with you exactly how to make your own stickers as well.  Your planner will thank me. 🙂 Okay, so I knew that my Silhouette was capable of doing a print and cut design.  This means you can create a design in the software, print itRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there.  Glad you’re here!  We are mid week for those of you still working hard every day.  For those of you on summer break, like me, it’s another day in paradise. 🙂  So, what have you been up to?  I’ve been busy on a few project around the house, which you will be seeing soon.  I’ve also been fabric shopping so that I can complete my master makeover that I started here.  That means more projects are on my horizon before we head back to school.  In the meantime, I’m linking up with Joyce from From This Side of the PondRead More →

I'm taking the challenge of writing a list of the 99 things I love.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  I was reading a blog recently, Sizzling Toward Sixty  and stumbled upon this post.  In it Sue talks about taking a challenge to write a list of 99 things she loves.  Although intimidated at first, she did it.  I loved the idea of taking some time to think of all the things that I love and am grateful for.  Isn’t it funny how when you really stop and think you realize how much you already have in life?  I know I take a lot for granted.  I’m happy to have put in writing some things that I love. 99 Things IRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  It’s almost time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Last year at this time I was introduced to the sale ~ and the rest, as they say, is history.  I am now a fan of Nordstrom and shop there frequently.  If you’re anything like me you might be thinking that Nordstrom is a little too pricey for your budget.  I had that same impression.  However, that is 100% untrue ~ especially if you shop their sale.  Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely designer, high-dollar items as well; they are just what I look for when I’m shopping. 🙂  Today, IRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  I’m so happy you stopped by.  How was your 4th?  We had a great day with family ~ a cookout,cocktails, fun games, & fireworks.  I love those kind of impromptu gatherings.  Do you prefer to plan ahead or does spur of the moment work for you?  Since I’ve been busy working on a serious home project, I did not get to my normal Wednesday Wondering this week.  So, I’m using today to link up with From This Side of the Pond for a weekly Hodgepodge.  I’d love for you to play along and share your answers to these questions inRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie   Hello friends!  I am so excited to share this post with you today.  I’ve been working on it in my head for quite a while.  Now, I’m ready to ‘go public’ with it.  The truth of the matter is that this idea is straight out of my childhood.  Do you have any memories of gifts that for whatever reason were simply “magical” for you?  This balloon topiary was just that for me. So, my sister received a balloon, I’m calling it, topiary, or something like this when she was five years old and in the hospital.  See?  It wasn’t even forRead More →