My girl & me. She’s stepping outside her comfort zone and heading into an audition this evening. I am so proud of her 💗
I don’t get a lot of cards in the mail. But when I do... I put them in my journal. Thinking of @thesdwood 💭 . #friendship #yayfriendship #bulletjournal #bujolife #peaceandsparkles
Shout out to @homerightps! I was sent this paint shelter MONTHS ago. I AM SO EXCITED... THE TIME HAS COME! I was also sent their Super Finish Max paint sprayer so as soon as I lay down a cover for the ground and figure out how to thin my paint for said sprayer... there’s an old Pottery Barn desk I just sanded down the other day... just waiting for a makeover 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #diyhome #diyhomedecor #decordiy #homeright #paintsprayer #furniturediy #furnituremakeover #bedroomfurniture #officefurniture #jennyonthespot #peaceandsparkles #dothethings #dothethingsyoulove
When I saw this emerging bud this morning... on a rose bush that I nearly left for dead only 2 months ago... I said to the bush, “Well aren’t you just a perfect little metaphor for hopes and dreams...”
Went for a walk this morning. #thanksinsomnia #pnwonderland #pnwoutdoors #pbo #kitsap #libertybay #jennyonthespot #peaceandsparkles #onawalk
Our apple 🍏 is probably the most neglected of all apple trees. But they don’t let that stop them. Show offs.
Just when I think I’m not a fan of purple... silly sweet peas 😍
My office this morning/afternoon. #nofilter
This is me. At church. It doesn’t look very churchy. But it’s a core piece of what we “do”. One church “meeting” a month we seek to serve/meet a need. This particular week our home church went to the home of a woman who recently lost her husband. We (entire families) mowed & built a gate & replaced faucets & chopped wood & dusted & cleaned windows & listened to a woman who longed share about her beloved. This part of church hard for me. It’s vulnerable. It’s uncomfortable... very comfort-zone expanding. The first service act our family experienced, years ago, was throwing a Valentine Dance at a retirement/memory home. We played music from the 30’s and 40’s. We danced with the residents who couldn’t resist … some using walkers and in wheelchairs. We decorated for the event, and visited & snacked on cookies with those who wanted to just watch and listen and enjoy the scene. The service days are often tough for me to launch into… the not sitting comfortably with people I know and such. 😬 The meeting new people… the digging (figuratively and literally)… the extra time I didn’t plan for sometimes… But if there is anything a church body should be doing … it is this very thing. Meeting the needs of strangers and friends. Digging deep. Sharing in the burden, or… as in the case of that Valentine Dance, creating joyful experiences for others. And it’s good for our kids. To stretch. To see need up close. To MEET need. To be actively affecting community on a micro-level. It’s good & important to be part of serving big things and to help raise money for good things big and small. But to be part of something like this… it’s special and personal and a changing experience. I can’t say I am genuinely excited for what our next project might be. I still struggle the anxiousness of the unknown and doing things I may not like to do. But I can say I know this is what we should be doing, and selfishly… at the conclusion of each time our whole family walks away feeling good. We know, without a doubt, there was no better way to spend our time than showing love to others through service.