Jenny Louise Marie I’m not sure where I first saw the favorites party idea.  It was probably Pinterest as it is the database of all great ideas.   I decided this was the year to give it a try.  After much debate, I decided to host a party over the holidays.  Although, I do think there are other times of the year that might work even better.  I reached out to my trust online invitation source and threw together an invitation and sent those off.  I wanted to give plenty of notice to my guests so that they could fit this into their schedule and theirRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there friends!  We’ve made to the half way point in the week!  It’s now a downhill slide into the weekend.  So, what’s your week been like?  I went out to grab some fun things to “boo” my neighbor with for Halloween.  I ran into Home Goods (#favorite) and got totally side-tracked by all the Christmas stuff.  Honestly, the thought of decorating for the holidays makes me so excited.  How about you?  Anyway, today is not even remotely holiday related.  Today’s What’s Up Wednesday is all about some cool new finds that I thought I’d share with you. First, let me beginRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi friends!  It’s Wednesday and I cannot believe I am actually getting a post done mid-week.  This is usually the hardest one to get done because I am struggling to fit it all in.  Plus, life is crazy right now.  Son #2 just got word that his ship date has been moved up.  He leaves this week.  So, that means I am trying to squeeze in every spare moment I have with him before he heads to boot camp for nine weeks.  Anyway, I thought today I’d just share what’s up in my world.  You know, new discoveries, favorites, and maybe aRead More →

A handbag is not only your personal workhorse, it is also the way to a better life.

Jenny Louise Marie Hi friends.  Are you a handbag girl like me?  Does the thought of a brand new bag make you almost giddy?  Do you, too, have a collection of bags that you will not part with?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then you and I are soul sisters. 🙂  I have been a purse carrying girl since I could walk, and I’m not even exaggerating.  #askmymom  I’d like to think I have a good eye for bags as well.  Maybe a handbag is my spirit animal.  I know for sure that a handbag can make your life better.  Let’sRead More →

Summer Cocktails that you'll want to have again and again.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  How is your week going?  We are recovering from our family vacay and sadly, getting ready to start thinking about heading back to school  Boo.  However, you’ll be happy to know that I have some awesome recipes to share with you today for delicious summer cocktails.  Moreover, I’ve tested them out myself and give them all two thumbs up.  I don’t know about you, but when it’s hot out, I really do not enjoy drinking red wine.  It makes me feel hotter.  I want something that is refreshing and delicious. These will give you just that. Cocktail #1 Watermelon ColadaRead More →

Here are my hits and misses from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello ladies.  Have you taken advantage of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  Well, I did.  You might remember that I posted about my picks from the sale here.   Well, as it turns out, there was WAY more included in the sale than was in the catalog.  This required a little picking and choosing on my part.  #youcanthaveitall  #canyou?  Anyway, today I am going to update you on what I did pick and what I kept. In case you don’t know, one of the reasons I love Nordstrom is because of how easy they make it to shop.  You can order online andRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie It’s summer!  Hooray!  That means we have a little more down time.  Our schedules ease up a bit and we allow ourselves time to do the things we enjoy.  And, if you’re like me, you don’t have any set schedule.  In other words, you are free as a bird.  So, if you like lounging and reading all day, you do it!  With this mind-set in mind, I have come up with my top 20 binge worthy shows and the books that have made my summer reading list.  Maybe one or two of these will appeal to you too. So, here’s my topRead More →