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 …

There’s actually a name for how I feel things

There's actually a name for what I feel most moments of my life: Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP for short. - Jennadesigns

Last week, there was a moment I thought I was going to totally lose it. We were downstairs, Mike, the girls and I. Hannah was riding around the basement on her hover board, Ella was banging wooden balls thru a toy my parents had got her for Christmas and Mike was simultaneously playing music and watching a TED talk on TV, all while trying to …

With which tarot card does your personality identify?

In her book Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards, author Kim Huggens assigned the 16 personality types determined by the Meyers-Briggs personality test to corresponding tarot cards she thought embodied the essence of each personality. If you’ve never taken the test, hop over here and spend a few minutes … it’s enlightening. I’ve taken this test a number of time, most recently …

Sewing up a little gift

I got out the sewing machine for the first time in a very long while last week. I wanted to do something special for our daycare provider who takes amazing care of Ella while I’m sleeping after working night shift. We switched daycare providers before the start of the school year and it was the best decision ever. I didn’t realize how bad it was …

Something for the weekend

As with most of my posts, some links may be affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I may make a small commission on anything you buy through the link. You don’t pay anything extra, but you help support your favorite blog with something you would have bought anyways. Merry Christmas everyone, a few days early! I’m spending this holiday weekend working …

Featured artist: Julie Kirk

Julie Kirk, a mixed media artist, is this week’s featured artist pick. I found her via Pinterest (isn’t that where I find all of my new favorite artists?). I have an Art Journaling board and I’ve been pinning her work to it over the last few weeks. Kirk blogs at Notes on Paper about everything from her adventures in the UK, to photography and art …

Everything you need for a home photography studio on a budget

Check out everything you need to set up a home photography studio on a budget!

As with most of my posts, some links may be affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I may make a small commission on anything you buy through the link. You don’t pay anything extra, but you help support your favorite blog with something you would have bought anyways. Ever wanted to get into photography but have no idea where to start? …