Monday, September 13, 2010


Not ME really, but my blog. I moved it over to a different address. Same content though. If you are a follower, go here and click "follow" please! I'd love for you to join me there!


See you there! -Jenn

Make It Monday

This may or may not be a new feature on my blog...we'll see how often I remember to do it! I'm going to try to post a tutorial every monday that I think is either super cute, very useful, or both.  Here's the first one!  This is one of my favorite websites. The author is incredibly witty, and I am inspired by her creativity every time I read her posts! I hope you enjoy.

Little Boy's Shirt out of Men's shirt from Made by Rae

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

When things get tough...

Whenever I get discouraged or start going through a time in my life that I know I need enrougagement, these are the things/friends/sayings/pictures/whatever that help me remember and stay the course...

My favorite book of all time, God's living Word. No other thing is as life-giving as His promises.
My other favorite book.  If you are a mom or a family member of a kiddo on the autism spectrum, this is an absolute must.  I have read this book 3 times. I'm pretty much always reading it. It is full of encouragement and truths when I am in the midst of the world reminding me there's no hope.
The first time i read this book, I was on a self-inflicted retreat of solitude. I locked myself in my friend's guest bedroom for 3 days and read, prayed, slept, repeat.  This book changed my life that weekend. Such a great picture of our journey with the Lord through all of the valleys, on the mountain tops, and in between. I think I'll re-read this one soon.
Not sure where I found this photo, but every time I look at it, I think about how God created this world with the eyes of an artist. Isn't it just so pretty?
Cheesy though it may be, it's true. :)
My Lora.
 My Sooz.
My man.
My sis in law.

My Danni

And of course, my whole family!  (need a good pic of all of us!)

 There are so many other people, pictures, etc that I could post here.   I am blessed, God really loves me alot.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Thrift Store Finds!

Sorry for the quality of photos, it's an overcast dreary day here.  But I just had to show you what I got today at our local thrift shop for just $5!!! Seriously. Thats all! I always just happen to show up there when there's an amazing sale going on. Today it was 50% off of almost everything. Pretty sweet. 
1.  Fabric, some vintage containers (I'm a sucker for these kinds of things.), a sugar dish, and some really sweet vintage patterns!
2. a closer look at the awesome containers.
3. a really close look at my new sweet sugar dish. I have been using a smuckers peanut butter jar for ages, so I'm stoked to have this! Even if it doesn't totally (or at all) match my kitchen.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Life has been crazy....

...and my sweet husband knew it's been tough lately to keep up with the demands of being a mommy, wife and friend.  

This is what I woke up to this morning.

He bought these at midnight last night on his way home from a very busy day.

Aren't they just beautiful? I love you, Joel. Thanks for making me feel like a million carnations.