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Kohler-Andrea’s Camper’s Halloween in Photos

More Halloween fun! On Saturday night, Mike and I took the girls to Kohler-Andrae State Park for their annual Camper’s Halloween. This is something of a tradition in our family and the girls look forward to it more than trick or treating on Halloween! Ella was a little apprehensive at first, but quickly warmed up when she saw you got candy from strangers! Here’s some …

Bookworm Gardens Trick or Treat: A Photo Essay

This year Mike and I tried something new with the girls – we headed over to Sheboygan’s lovely Bookworm Gardens for their annual trick or treat event, which is held the weekend prior to Halloween. It was so much fun to see the gardens all decorated with lights and everyone dressed in costumes. I’ll let the pictures tell the story…

Dealing with a toddler speech delay: 19 months

Ella is 19 months old now and she continues to be an absolute joy to be around. She is bright and funny, always making us smile and laugh. I think her purpose here is to show me absolute joy because that’s what I get from her. I look at her with amazement… that Mike and I created her out of our love for each other. …

A portable first aid kit for back to school

I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, LLC. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #PositivelyPrepared #BacktoSchool #CollectiveBias Summer is wrapping up and it’s time to think about heading back to school. I know I’ll miss the lazy days of summer – the pool, the beach, the kids playing in the neighborhood. …

Movie night from the comfort of your couch!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias The busy parents of four, my husband and I don’t always have time for much every week, but we try to always include a movie night, which usually take place on Friday or Saturday nights so the kids can stay up past their bedtimes. …

What I’m loving right now

These sandals by Taos – the Trophy Sandal in embossed pewter. Find them here. Zappos, $100. (I was super lucky and found the exact pair I was looking for, in my size, on Ebay brand new for $53.) Couldn’t be happier with that! They are super comfy and I love wearing them. Finding sandals I like is always hard as I cannot stand anything between …

My favorite new skincare product

I don’t do product reviews very often – well, just about never – but after this last month I feel motivated to write one because I found a product that I’m really pleased with at a very reasonable cost. If my review helps one other person struggling with the same thing, then I’m happy. I’ve struggled with acne most of my life. I’ve done three …

Friday Favorites: Quilts

In the past months I seem to have gotten away from doing my Friday Favorites. Here’s a smattering of quilt-y goodness. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in it. I know I’m looking forward to getting out my machine this weekend and sewing something!

Brave Girl University: I am still becoming!

I finally had some quiet time to sit down at the computer and choose a Brave Girl University class to get started with. I chose I am Still Becoming by Melody Ross, one of the founders of the group. I had time to listen to the first lesson: Becoming more of who I am. Although only ten minutes long, it gave me a lot of …

Liebster Award 2016

Jennadesigns is currently in its eighth year of publication with a small following and I’m so honored and excited that it has been nominated for its first award! The Liebster Award is an online recognition given to new bloggers (or bloggers with few followers) by fellow bloggers who value and enjoy their work. The word Liebster is a German word that has many meanings including …