Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Remember the post about succulents? Well, check out these bad boys! Seriously succulents, people! These are about 10 times larger then the succulents I grow at home.
I saw these in Half Moon Bay, Ca last week, and my jaw dropped. Half Moon Bay is right on the coast, which is the PERFECT climate for succulents... ya think? I immediately had succulent envy.
Monday, April 14, 2014
(Jen) I am currently INTO Wheat Berries. I use them every morning to make fresh pancakes for my family. They are full of protein and flavor! My daughter loves wheat berry pancakes, and they often make a good go-to when she won't eat anything else.
I am OVER regular couscous. I much prefer the Israeli couscous. Regular couscous is small and hard to eat. A 14 month old and regular couscous are just not a good match.
Scott is INTO finishing projects around the house that have been put off too long! (Woo HOO!!)
Scott is OVER the large dirt spots in the lawn! (maybe fixing the lawn is next on the to-do list!)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Pink pink pink.... this is my nod to Spring. These pink satin rosette clutches are soft and lovely and would make a great bridesmaids accessory for a spring wedding.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
This week, I will keep it brief.
I am totally INTO Kisses from my one year old daughter. This is her new favorite thing, and it melts my heart every time.
I am OVER the Harley Motorcycles in our Neighborhood. They are nice guys, but they are loud.
Scott is INTO mowing our neighbor's lawn. They never mow it, and he loves serving others- so there you go, it's a win-win! ( I love my servant-hearted husband!)
He is OVER studying for the Exam he just took today. He is ready to get back to "Normal" life without studying. (BTW he is pretty sure he passed! Go Scott!)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
I grew up in the country, and every winter we would have a bon fire with our burn pile. It's simply the best thing ever! This past weekend we visited my parents who live about 2.5 hrs away in "the sticks", and we had ourselves a fun old-fashioned family burn day. It was fabulous- the smell, the smoke, the heat from the inferno. It really is one of my favorite things.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
I have just added Framed Coin Purses to my line! These little wallet/coin purses are so small and cute and I just love them! They are the perfect little size for holding your bare necessities- credit cards, id, lipstick, and Money! They measure 4.25" across the top, 5.5" across the bottom, and they are approximately 3.5" high.
Like all my other items, they can be custom made in any fabric or color you would like. Frames come in antique bronze (shown here) and silver.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Well, to begin, I have been married to my handsome and wonderful husband for 8 years. Some days 8 years feels like 80 seconds, other days it feels like 80 years.... He is my love, my adventurer, my kind hearted and generous man. He is the best father, and the most loyal friend. Marriage is hard, I won't lie. It is refineing. Conversely, it is the best feeling in the world to know that your heart belongs to a man who loves and cherishes you and who is committed to seeing us grow old together hand in hand. My heart is full of thanks for the wonderful man God has given me.
Just over one year ago we brought our beautiful darling daughter home from the hospital. Our precious girl is a gift from God and we consider each day with her a joy and a blessing. We waited a very long time to be parents, and the "missing link" in our home was completed the moment we met our H.M. We celebrated her first birthday this past month! She is a daily reminder of God's gracious goodness and faithfulness.
My Christian Faith is the core of who I am. I am a sinner saved by God's grace, forgiven and free. Am I perfect? No! But by the Grace of God and His continual work in my life, I hope that I may say I am becoming more like my perfect savior, Jesus.
Jennifer is my given name, but I never go by it. In fact if you call me Jennifer I may not even hear you and completely ignore you... not intentially of course. "JennyGirl" is a very special name- in fact only a few select family members and friends call me Jenny, and the only two people that call me "JennyGirl" are my mom and my husaband. The name Jenny is so special that you have to be on "the list" to use the name. "The list" is nothing more than a random selection of people who have made the cut. Mostly these are people whom I have known for a very long time and when they use the name Jenny it makes my heart smile and feel loved. To most people, I am Jen. Short simple, Jen.... Isn't it fun to have such a versatile name!
When choosing the name for my business, JennyGirl was an obvious choice- it is very personal and it represents the deepest core of who I am. I want my business to be a pure reflection of me. I want everything I do, from communicating with customers to creating unique custom gifts, to come from my heart. I put my all into my business and I hope that is evident in my work.
Finally, I do not take for granted the opportunity I have to work from home. It has always been my heart's desire to be at home with my children while contributing to the household income. For years I was not sure how this desire would play out, and after quite some time I started to see it all come together in a way that I could have never imagined. Who would have thought that a sewing hobby would become a significant home business and contribution to my family's livelihood?
Thank you for supporting hand-made, and thank you for supporting JennyGirl Designs.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
It's Been Quite some time since blogging. I have decided to give it a shot again since I am debuting my new website!! It's been a LONG time in the making, and it's finally ready to go!
Drum roll please..... announcing www.jennygirldesigns.com
Drum roll please..... announcing www.jennygirldesigns.com