Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend - Jennadesigns

This week was spent putting together my daughters’ room … painting, assembling furniture, making shelves, decorating and organizing. I can’t wait to share the reveal with you next week! I’m working again this weekend, but I’m hoping to find some time to be creative too. This week, I’ve been: Reading Artful Blogging Magazine, a beautiful magazine highlighting equally beautiful, eye-catching bloggers across the globe. Buying …

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 …

Featured Artist: Perrine Rabouin

Featured Artist: Perrine Rabouin

This week’s featured artist is French artist Perrine Rabouin. She is a painter,  living in Paris and exhibits at Galerie Elisart, at Galerie Carrés d’Artiste in Toulouse, the Galerie ECLAT d’Art in Colmar and in various contemporary art fairs such as the Comparaisons Nouvelles fair in the Grand-Palais. Her website is in French, which I don’t speak, so pulling a lot of information was quite …

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend - Jennadesigns

Well, this week Ella figured out how to crawl out of her crib, all on her own, while mommy slept. And you think she could just crawl into bed with me and snuggle? Nope. She scooted down the stairs to the kitchen where she found a Sharpie marker on the kitchen table. She took the cap off and climbed back upstairs to the master bedroom …

Book Review: Excavation by Wendy C. Ortiz

One of the best books I’ve read lately is Excavation: A Memoir by Wendy C. Ortiz. As many of you know, I was molested by one of my high school teachers over a period of nine months when I was 15. I’ve blogged about it before here. It was a complicated time in my life and I was struggling with a lot of things. Unfortunately, …

Something for the weekend

This weekend is my weekend to work again – my four day stretch of nights. This past week off, I had a really difficult time getting back in the swing of sleeping at night and being up during the day. Usually I can transition just fine, but something was definitely off the last week. Here’s to hoping for a better transition next week! So, what …

Building my tarot journal

Building my tarot journal - Jennadesigns

One of my current projects is creating a tarot journal, something Susannah Conway outlines in her course 78 Mirrors, a course about tarot cards. Once I read about the idea of creating a “little white book” as she calls it, I was intrigued. Learning more about the meaning behind tarot cards appeals greatly to me and this project is a way to explore that even …

New camera addition: Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera

Here is another addition to our camera collection – the Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera, also a gift from my mom! I finally had some time to shoot a picture of it, all cleaned up! This camera was part of the series of Polaroid cameras that started with the Automatic 100 and finished at the Automatic 450. It shares a common set of features with …

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 …