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Something for the Weekend – Inspiration & Fun Links!

Hey you guys – it’s Friday! I hope you all have great Memorial Day Weekend plans … I’m going to be spending the weekend resting up, again. Here’s a quick update and then on with the fun inspiration – This past week has been rough. On Tuesday I had my gastric emptying scan which confirmed what I had suspected – severe gastroparesis, a condition in …

Something for the Weekend – Inspiration & Fun Links!

Something for the Weekend - Inspiration & Fun Links! - Jennadesigns

I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day or at least got out and enjoyed the weather/had some adventures last weekend! It seems my Something for the Weekend posts have turned into life updates of sorts as I’ve been unable to find the energy to blog during the week the past few weeks. Sorry about that you guys! I miss it and the community …

Happy Birthday to Ella – the Big Two!

A look into the personality of my lovely little two-year-old - Jennadesigns

I almost can’t believe it – my baby girl turns two today. The time has gone so fast. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital and now she’s this amazing, unique real little person with an amazing personality. I almost feel like my words cannot do justice to what a beautiful little person she is. She is absolutely amazing …

Top 12 Tips for Nose Surgery Recovery

So, you're about to go under the knife to repair your nose. What should you expect for your nose surgery recovery? I'm here to tell you!

So, you’re about to go under the knife to repair your nose due to injury or because you’re simply not happy with how it looks. What should you expect from your nose surgery recovery? I’m here to tell you! A couple weeks ago, I fell and fractured my nose. A head CT showed my nasal bones were aligned and I didn’t need it reset. About …

Four things I’ve learned my first year as an L&D nurse

Today marks my one-year anniversary of becoming a labor and delivery RN. If you had told me when I was in nursing school that I would someday be a labor nurse, I would have laughed at you. It was never something I thought I wanted to do.

Today marks my one-year anniversary of becoming a labor and delivery RN. If you had told me when I was in nursing school that I would someday be a labor nurse, I would have laughed at you. It was never something I thought I wanted to do. I was convinced in nursing school that I wanted to be a mental health nurse because of my …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge – Week 1 recap

The first week of the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge is complete! I love this sign that I have displayed in my writing nook as it reminds me that every day we have the choice to make the next a better one. And that’s what this challenge is about – making choices to make subsequent days better days. Below is a reflection of the first week …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge

Last month, two bloggers I follow – Kiara at Blissfully Brunette and Erin from A Welder’s Wife – undertook the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge. I enjoyed following their progress weekly and have been motivated to give it a shot the month of March. It just sounds like a nice way to ease into spring and something my mind and body is telling me it needs! …

8 tips to become more organized

8 tips to become more organized - Jennadesigns

I’ve always considered myself an organized person. Lazy, at times, but mostly organized. I love it when every item has a place where it belongs. I thrive on organization, almost to the point of being a little OCD about it. Knowing where everything is saves time and is a huge benefit to being organized. The past few years, I’d slipped a little. Well, actually, quite …

Q&A with the girl behind the blog

The girl behind the blog - Jennadesigns

I realized the other day, it’s been a long time since I stepped in front of the camera. Somehow, over the past year, I became very comfortable going without makeup, without doing my hair, even when I go to work. Most days you’ll see me bare faced with my hair pulled back with a rubber band and a headband. Maybe it’s because I work night …

Self-care to nourish the body, mind and soul

For 2017, I’ve chosen the word “Nourish” as my mantra. I’m really looking at ways to nourish my body, mind and soul. I spend so much time being a mom, being a wife, being a labor and delivery nurse … I don’t get to spend much time just being me. And I want to get to know myself a little better and be kinder to …