October 1

October 1, 2014

My favorite season is here AND my favorite month. I’m going to make every effort to value and enjoy each day (even though I can’t believe it is here ALREADY!).

Happy Birthday to my brother Bill today.

If you haven’t already and particularly if you are in your 40’s, I recommend listening to “Bossy Pants” by Tina Fey. I just started it on my commute this morning. VERY enjoyable and I’m amazed at how much of it I can relate to. I might even go so far as to say it’s inspiring me (MIGHT – don’t want to set¬†expectations that I’m going to DO anything with the inspiration).

Happy day all!



Hippo Birdies Dad!

January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to my dad! Thanks for all the great conversations that no one would believe we’ve had. ūüėČ

LOVE you –

jen (and the Arch)

Happy Birthday Mom!

January 19, 2013

I’ll spend my day today finishing a winter wreath for my front door, organizing my dressing room and¬†doing some creative projects.¬† Wonder where I get it from?¬† The one I call mom.¬† Thanks mom for everything you’ve taught me – some things you realize and some that you don’t.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Hope you have a wonderful day in the woods of Missouri.



Happy Birthday to my mom today.  May the coming year be one full of nothing but happiness.

love jen

(from Archie too – mrweowp!)


What a beautiful weekend in Plainfield, Ill.  Although I was out in the back yard most of the time, I had to pause to take a few pictures of the front of the house. Thanks to my awesome girlfriends for their gifts that help to make the front porch fall-festive.

The pumpkins are from Teri and the beautiful white mums are from Sue.

Love you girls!

I hope you all have been enjoying this great time of year too.

Peace and pumpkins!


Happy happy happy Birthday to my friend Lisa!  I met Lisa at my first job out of college (which lasted all of 3 months I think) but our friendship has lasted now for holy cow about 17 years!

Love you, Lisa!  (The Pinot Grigio is raised high)

Happy Birthday Dad!

January 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to¬† my Dad today!¬† As he is a man of¬†few words, I will make this a post of few…

love ya


Happy Birthday Mom!

January 19, 2010

Wow.¬† What to write on this one…

I guess I’ll keep it simple.

Raise a glass of Pinot Grigio to the best Mom a girl could ask for! 

She’s a cheerleader, a nurse (although admittedly not a great one), a decorator, a chef, a business woman, a friend, a fabulous daughter, and a pretty cool grama; she can solve the worlds problems over a glass or two¬†on any given Saturday afternoon :); she’s funny, talented, and smart.¬† Ok.¬† So this is not so simple, but our relationship hasn’t always been either… but that is all part of what makes it so good today.

Cheers!  Mom!