Jennadesigns reader survey – Take a moment to help me out!

Jennadesigns reader survey - please take a moment to help me out and let me know what you do and don't like or want to see more of in the future!

Please take a few moments of your time and fill out the Jennadesigns reader survey I created. I’d really appreciate all the feedback I can get as I’m looking to make this site the best it can be in 2017! I promise it will only take five minutes of your time and your responses will go a long way to helping me determine the direction …

Where I’m at right now: A little depression check in

It's been a while since I've blogged about my depression. I last addressed it here back in May of last year. Things, for the most part, have been good until just recently. It seemed my psychiatrist and I had found a combination of medication that works really well, when you remember to take them.

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my depression. I last addressed it here back in May of last year. Things, for the most part, have been good until just recently. It seemed my psychiatrist and I had found a combination of medication that works really well, when you remember to take them. I realized the other day that it had been about six …

Starting a “Mommy & Me” journal with my daughter

I wanted a way to stay connected with Hannah even when we couldn't get out and do something together, something that showed her just how much I was thinking about her, how much I appreciated her and how much I loved her.

Ever since Ella was born nearly two years ago, my almost 8-year-old Hannah has had to give up a lot of attention, which she’s done with absolute grace. Hannah has the hugest, kindest heart and she always puts her little sister first. Many times, just due to Ella’s age, Hannah loses out on my attention. I feel bad every time this happens. Because I know …

New tarot deck: The Zombie Tarot

This week's new tarot deck is the The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions.

This week’s new tarot deck is the The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions. I picked it up off eBay, but it’s also available on Amazon. It comes in a beautiful art deco-looking box which houses the deck of 78 cards and a 96-page full color instructional booklet. The box is sturdy and serves as a nice place to keep …

How to pack the perfect diaper bag (with free printable!)

How to pack the perfect diaper bag (with free printable!)

This shop has been compensated by CollectiveBias, Inc. on behalf of its advertiser, ZonePerfect. #MyLittleWins #CollectiveBias Let’s face it – life with a toddler is not always easy. Simple things like a trip to the grocery store become expeditions – getting her dressed and in a coat and shoes, buckling her into the car seat, getting to the store, unloading her from the car, buckling …

Meet Wally, our newest family addition

Meet Wally - our new family addition

Ever since we got Kenai, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a cat. Mike’s always been a dog person, and truthfully, while I like dogs, I’m just more of a cat person. I enjoy their personalities. And independence. The last few months, I’d been looking around at available cats in the area and last month fell in love with this adult male cat …

The Wild Unknown: The Hermit

The Hermit features an ancient-looking tortoise in black and white with a beautifully decorated shell.

The ninth card in The Wild Unknown tarot is The Hermit. The Hermit Creator’s Keywords: Solitude, Meditation The Hermit features an ancient-looking tortoise in black and white with a beautifully decorated shell. A lamp with a small flame sits upon his back, the yellow/red flame being the only color on the card. The tortoise has retreated into his shell and looks out at the reader. …

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend - Jennadesigns

This week has gone by so fast … how are we at the weekend again so soon? Most of the time, being a labor and delivery nurse is an awesome job and very rewarding. Last week, I’m not going to lie … it was rough. People tend to think of having a baby as a happy time, but not everything we deal with is happy. …

My 2017 year-ahead tarot card reading

Shortly before 2016 ended, I sat down late one night and pulled a reading for the following year just for fun. It was suggested in Susannah Conway’s Unraveling Your Year workbook and despite doing the workbook every year for the last four years, this year was the first time I did the actual reading. I used my favorite deck: The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck. For …

The Wild Unknown: Justice

Justice features two cats - one black and one white - with tails entwined. There is absolutely no color on this card.

The eighth card in The Wild Unknown tarot is Justice. Justice Creator’s Keywords: Decisions, Karma Justice features two cats – one black and one white – with tails entwined. There is absolutely no color on this card. The background of the card features cross-hatching that slants diagonally inward where it meets a small diamond of which one half is black and one half is white. …