Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Currently Loving and Selling...

Stella & Dot

Stella & Dot jewelry is right on trend and oh so yummy - I fell in love the first time I was introduced to the line which was just one short week ago. The difference with this line of jewelry is that it isn't available in retail stores, but only through direct in home selling. Now, I've never been a big direct sell party kind of girl - (except for Tastefully Simple because that stuff is easy and people suddenly are amazed with my cooking/baking skills!). That is - until now. I was so impressed that I decided to sell the line myself!!! Can you believe it - I went from avoiding direct sell parties to now selling it myself?! The big difference - I think the product speaks for itself!

So, if you love it as much as I do and you'd like to receive some of your favorite pieces for free based on the show sales plus additional jewelry at 50% off - then give me a shout and you can host a party! Or you can purchase direct from my Stella & Dot website. Well enjoy and maybe we'll be in touch!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Commercial Break?

How long did it take them to choreograph this number?!! I can't believe they were able to go right back to the nightly news without cracking a smile or bursting out in laughter - that is the most amazing part to me!

(via A CUP OF JOE via Abby)

In other news (he, he), I came home from work and running some errands to this - how exciting!

Much to my surprise Joe had started priming the walls for the new room update. I was planning on starting tomorrow in between a birthday party for Wyatt & Amelia's friends and a girls night out to celebrate my BFF Esther's birthday, but now I won't have to. Yipee!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dining Room Redo

I've been wanting to update our dining room for some time now, but time and money have slowed me down. This is what our dining room currently looks like - I haven't done much to it since we first moved in (5 1/2 short years ago) and it is needing a little attention to detail. Not to mention that it is a little too dark for my taste so I'm ready for a clean, fresh update.

So, what do you think about this for an update?

Dining Room
Dining Room - by jennstorey on

I made a run to Target yesterday - something that I try to not do that often because my will power isn't strong when it comes to fashion or home purchases. I've known for a while now that I wanted to paint the walls in Porter Paints Fern Glow, but I just haven't had the motivation to start. Until yesterday - when I found these gorgeous white and green damask plates. Ohh, I couldn't deny them entry into my dining room - immediately I loaded them into my cart.
Then, I found these amazing black lamps with cream drum shades marked down!!!!!!! Then I really couldn't say no.So, I'll plan to keep all of the large pieces currently in the room and just use some paint and accessories to transform the space! I'll share with you the final product once it is complete!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Party On

We did it - we celebrated Amelia and Jesse's 4th birthday with friends and family this past weekend at Jesse's home. They have known one another since they were born 5 weeks apart just a short 4 years ago. Amelia adores Jesse and we were so happy to all share this fun day together.

I know it is cliche, but it is so hard to believe that my little Amelia is now 4 years old! She was a surprise to us from day one and she has kept us busy trying to keep up ever since.

We love you Amelia and look forward to many, many more birthday celebrations - let's just not rush them though. If time could only slow down a little!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Learn Something New Every Day

Once again, we were hit with more snow. As I was slowly heading in to work on Tuesday I knew that I was going to have to do the impossible once I got there - somehow, some way I had to clear a path for our UPS man! He comes daily to pick up our shipments and as much as we love him and he loves us - he has made it clear that he wants that steep drive clear when he comes to pick up our packages. Let's face it, we don't want to upset our UPS man. So, duty called.

My mom was in disbelief when I got to work and told her that I was going to head out and work on snowblowing. Again, I've made it clear in previous posts that I'm domestically challenged and all outdoor work is included when it comes to my short comings.

Amazingly, I was able to get the snowblower started, but after that I had no clue. Mom was right by my side to witness this hilarious undertaking. I started pushing, but I couldn't get it to budge and no snow was "blowing" - so mom thought she would help by pushing behind me and we were laughing so hard that all we ended up doing was piling up the snow in front of this large contraption. Finally, I figured out how to get it to actually start "blowing" the snow and then suddenly it was as if the paparazzi were on top of me - mom popped out from around the corner and started taking as many photos as possible. She even risked life and limb to get this shot!

She took the photos as proof for Joe that I actually could do manual labor outdoors. They had a good laugh discussing it and Joe said to my mom, "You know those yellow shoes Jennifer has? Well, I am going to expect her to wears those this summer while mowing the lawn!"

Well, we all know that will never happen! To top it all off as I was leaving that night I bumped into Charles, our UPS man, and he yelled over to me that the drive was the best it had ever been - ha, little did he know what all it took to get it that way!!!!

So, needless to say, you learn something new every day!