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 →

Jenny Louise Marie Father’s Day will be here before we know it.  It’s time to start planning a wonderfully, unique gift for your dad or for Hubs, dad to your kids.  Now, I know that Pinterest abounds with gazillions of ideas for handmade cards and craft projects that the kids can make for dad.  Those are wonderful.  However, I also like to give a gift that is useful or something that he would really want.  In addition, most men are not super sentimental.   So, while I am sure they love the cute little hand print art, they would also love something awesome.  Lucky forRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie The season of graduations is upon us.  Maybe you find yourself in the same place as me and have a senior graduating from high school this year.  As a matter of fact, two short years ago, my oldest was graduating, and I wanted to do something for him.  Something that was truly memorable.  I wanted to give him a gift that was meaningful; something he could cherish forever.  Ultimately, I think I hit on a great idea and today I’m sharing it with you. What I did was create a hardcover photo book using an online photo album service like Shutterfly orRead More →

mothers day - don't buy this

Jenny Louise Marie We’re all friends here right?  Yes?  Okay then I am going to get real about Mother’s Day and what we moms really want and what we DO NOT want.  First of all, let’s talk about what Mother’s Day is.  It’s a day to show our love and appreciation for the moms in our lives.  The women who gave us life, cared for us, taught us to be the people we are today, and are still in our corner cheering us on all the time.  There is nothing like the unconditional love of a mother. I think it’s safe to say that most mothersRead 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 →