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 →

Jenny Louise Marie Ladies, can we have a real, honest conversation?  Today I want to discuss gifts for the teacher – the ones teachers really want.  I know that Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching in a few short weeks, and many of you are trying to come up with adorable gifts for your little one to take to his/her teacher.  Well, let me help you with this task.  After all, you don’t really KNOW this teacher.  It’s hard to figure out something good, right?  I know exactly what the teacher really wants. I remember the days when I searched high and low for an adorableRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie I am one of those girls who likes to look put together when I go out.  Make no mistake.  I said I LIKE to.  It does not always work out that way.  I am a real girl living in the real world.  I have 3 kids, a house to clean, meals to cook, and endless things on my TO DO list – just like everyone else.  Sometimes pulled together is just not going to happen.  However, I find that if I just put on a little lipstick and mascara I feel MUCH better and don’t look so much like a walking corpse.Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey friends!  As a new blogger, I am learning as I go.  To say there is a huge learning curve is an understatement.  It’s not as easy as writing a post and sending it out into the blogosphere.  Not at least if you want to grow a real following or grow a business.  In order to achieve that you have to play the social media game too.  That alone is a full-time job.  You have to get your content out there and reach a lot of people.  And, you have to do it multiple times a day on a consistent basis. ManyRead More →