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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Jennifer, but most people call me Jenny. I'm a small town Texas girl, born again Christian, mommy to 2 beautiful boys, wife to my high school sweetheart, scrapbook supply junkie, and occasional paper sniffer. :) Here you will find bits and pieces of my scrapbooking projects, daily thoughts, and just general randomness. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My New Adventure!

Hi everybody! Well....hi to anyone who even reads this blog anymore. I had to dust the cobwebs off just to log back in. What can I say? Life has just been too busy to allow time for blogging lately....but I had a few minutes today to revisit my poor, neglected blog...so here I am! :)

Last month, I decided to leave my preschool job. I just wasn't "feeling" it anymore, know what I mean? I think if you don't LOVE your job, then maybe you should find a job that you do. That's my philosophy, anyway.

So in searching for finding something for some income, in addition to my crafting business on Facebook, I stumbled upon Jamberry Nails.

Now, let me first start off by saying that I have never been a "nail" person. Not that I don't LOVE all those super cute and trendy manicures/pedicures we all see on Pinterest....but because
A) It takes me forever to paint my nails, only to have them smudge or chip minutes later;
B) I can't paint with my left hand worth a FLIP; and
C) Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!!!!!!

Enter Jamberry Nails.....
Super cute vinyl nail wraps in over 300 designs that adhere to your nails with a little bit of heat and pressure! No chemicals, no toxic fumes, no mess, no smudging, no chipping, and no drying time!!!!! Sound too good to be true? It's not! I signed up as a consultant, and I am HOOKED.

Not only do I now have super cute nails, I'm making some income too! Please check out my website and see all the designs and awesomeness. Maybe you're looking for a stay-at-home job where you can help your family financially, or maybe you just want a change of pace.  I can help you with that! If you are interested in hosting and online party (done through Facebook only), or if you are interested in becoming a consultant too....PLEASE contact me. I would love to share the wealth and enjoyment of this great company with you!!!!
Please click on these links:

My Website
My Jamberry Facebook Page

Sunday, February 16, 2014

DIY Reclaimed Wood Art

Hey y'all!

Long time, no blog! ;)

What's been going on in your world? Mine's been crazy busy.  My sister and I have a Facebook page where we sell our handmade items, and that has been a great extra income (but a LOT of work!) for us both.  I've also been working on redoing our master bedroom, which has been a slow-going process.

I painted the walls "Revere Pewter" by Benjamin Moore after seeing rooms in that color pinned so many times on Pinterest. I LOVE the color...so nice and neutral, but really pretty and clean looking.  We've just bought a few things here and there as we could to revamp our space it make it more "us."  I'm going with a gray/teal/white color scheme, and so far, it's coming together very nicely.  But like I said....SLOW-going process.

What did we ever do before Pinterest? Seriously...love it.  I've pinned so many craft ideas and rooms I like on there, and that's where I'm getting all my inspiration for our bedroom redo.  Today, I finished up and hung an art piece that the hubby and I made. 

Here was my inspiration:





And here's my version:





Mine isn't near as distressed as the inspiration piece because I wanted a cleaner look...but I'm super happy with how it turned out!  My grandpa had some old torn-down fence panels that he gave me to make this with. It looks great hanging on my freshly painted wall! :)

More updates at a later time...laundry is calling! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 6, 2013

September 2013 kit from The Scrap Room

Happy Friday, everybody! So glad to see this busy week come to an end. Even though we had last Monday off for Labor Day, it still was a LONG week.

I haven't had much scrapbooking time lately with school starting up and all, but here are my September 2013 projects for The Scrap Room monthly kit club:







As I mentioned before in my Sneak Peek post, I challenged myself to scrap ONLY pictures I already had printed. These are all older photos from when my boys were much younger, so I'm so glad to get these stories finally documented and into albums. :) 

What are you working on these days? I'd love to hear!





Saturday, August 31, 2013

Um.....Hi.

Remember me?  Yeah...haven't blogged in FOREVER....but here I am.

Just quickly sharing my Sneak Peek for The Scrap Room September 2013 kit today.  This month, I did something I've never done before.  I challenged myself to use ONLY photos that I had printed already, mainly older photos.  It feels great getting all those older photos into the albums!  I will share all of my projects after reveal day, but here is my sneak:


Look at my baby boy! *sniff  He's a 2nd grader now....yeah....SECOND GRADER!!  We started school this past week, and everything is going great.  I now have a 2nd grader and a 5th grader.  Time flies so fast!

Anyway, these pictures were taken one day when my little guy and I were outside playing with sidewalk chalk while big bro and dad were shooting water guns.  It was just one of those lazy summer afternoons where we were just enjoying being together outside in our backyard.  I love days like that. :)

I hope you all have had a great summer! I hate to see it come to an end, but I am looking forward to some cooler temps.  These 100°+ Texas heat days sure do start to get old after a while.  Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone!

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Scrap Room - June 2013 kit

Busy, busy, busy around here (baseball 24/7 pretty much!), but here are my June projects using the monthly kit from The Scrap Room:







Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Just Scrapped 17 photos!!!

Good morning, everyone!

I'm awfully chipper for a Monday morning.  Wanna know why?  NO SCHOOL TODAY!! Woohoo!  Our school is having a "Bad Weather Day," and since we never had to use one of our allotted weather days this winter, we get today off.  We slept in until 8:00 a.m. (I remember when that used to seem so early to me), and now the boys are up watching MLB Network (ugh) and having a bowl of cereal while I work on laundry and catch up on the computer.

I haven't done much scrapping lately, but I did manage to get these 2 pages done from our mini vacation through a drive-through wildlife park a couple of years ago. I used scraps and leftovers of kits with some divided page protectors and got these done in no time!


The best part? That's a total of 17 photos scrapped and documented!!!! I love using divided page protectors to get a lot of photos scrapped in a nice, uncluttered way.  Pages go together so quickly using this technique.  It's a great way to use up leftover scraps and kits too!

I really love the "Project Life" type of scrapbooking, but I'm not one to document every single day or every single week.  My pictures would be pretty boring and monotonous if I did that.  Instead, I use divided page protectors and "Project Life" types of pages for those occasions where I have way too many photos to scrap on one page.  I just add the divided page protectors in with my regular 12x12" pages...so my albums are a good mix of regular pages and divided pages.  Works great!

Have a great Monday, everyone...I'm going to enjoy the day off with my kiddos, followed by my oldest son's baseball game tonight. :)