Jenny Louise Marie So, I was dog-sitting for a friend a week ago.  As I turned on to her street I noticed an adorable pumpkin in one of the yards.  It had the family’s name on it  Then, I noticed that ALL the houses on the street had one.  Right then I knew I had to make my own hand-lettered pumpkin for my front yard.  Can you even imagine how adorable it was to see the whole street with these pumpkins?  Trust me, you need one.  For that matter, so do your neighbors. This is such an easy project, and I can’t wait to share itRead 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 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 →

Jenny Louise Marie Happy Memorial Day friends!  I hope you’re enjoying the holiday today. I want to take a minute to remind everyone to thank a veteran today.  Although not all of our brave soldiers were lost in service, we owe them all a HUGE thank you for the service they provide our country.  Many men in my family have served, and I always think of them today.  My grandfather fought in World War II, my uncles have served, my brother served and spent a year in Iraq, and now my son in considering serving.  Let’s keep them all in our thoughts and prayers today. Now,Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I think I have a tutorial that is sure to help you.  I’m sure you’ve seen the many banners that are around these days.  They are very popular.  The problem is, when I pick one up, I have a hard time paying the money for something I know is a temporary decoration and usually made of paper.  Especially when I could make one quickly and easily.  Today, I am going to share with you the process I use to make my own festive, holiday banners. First of all, I should tell you that I use myRead More →

adventure awaits sign as part of a Hobby Lobby score I made

Jenny Louise Marie So, I was in Hobby Lobby.  This happens from time to time. 🙂  I was cruising the aisles.  I’m not even sure why I went in originally.  But you know, you have to just walk the store in case anything strikes your fancy, right?  I wasn’t having any luck on this particular day.  Then, I happened upon a whole clearance aisle.  I had to check it  out.  I found these word art signs. What’s the official name for these anyway?  I did not like them at all.  I was about to pass them by, but then I had a second thought.  WhatRead More →

DIY boxwood wreath compared to store bought

Jenny Louise Marie So, have you ever wondered if it’s better to buy “the real deal” vs. DIYing one for yourself? Sometimes I wonder if DIY is always the way to go.   Let’s discuss this.   Have I mentioned that I love to decorate? I love for my home to look the way…well, the way I want it to look.  Like many of you, I scour Pinterest for ideas and pictures of rooms I love.  (Do you follow my boards yet?)  It seems there are always projects to take on, things I want to incorporate into my decor, but maybe I don’t always have theRead More →