Today on JORDANJEAN.COM I shared 100 things to do while practicing self distancing at home along with some pages to color! One of them was to paint your fingernails/toenails. It's something I said I'd do all the time once I left the food industry (you can't have painted nails because of potential food contamination) but spoiler alert- I still never do it. Today I figured why not add some color to this quarantine? Better yet, every time I share this gel nail DIY though you guys really love it so why not share it on here too? Head over to my stories to learn all of my secrets. 💅🏼Can you spot something else that needs some paint? 😂I wonder who could've done such a thing..... It'll look exactly like that until the minutes before we have potential buyers walk in. 🙊Maybe they'll be too occupied looking at the window boxes to even notice? Probably just wishful thinking. 😂
Feeling extra grateful for our miles in the woods today 🌲🤎
HAPPY 🍟DAY! During this season especially we’re trying to support local businesses if we can so pickle chips, fish and chips, and a po’ boy for takeout it was. I was hoping I’d be able to make these overalls work for the next 20 weeks but after tonight that might not happen. 😂 What are you guys eating tonight? Are you meatless on Fridays during lent too? @stupta is Catholic so he practices this. I’m not but most of the time it ends up being that way for me anyway since we both have to eat around here!
This morning Stephen drove me to the big 20 week ultrasound appointment. Our doctor's office/hospital has a strict no visitor policy right now with everything going on so he sat in the car and waited for me like a champ. They also checked my temperature the second I walked in the door and made sure that my hands were sanitized. I'm so appreciative of their preventative measures and the people putting themselves at risk daily to enforce them. It was humbling to talk to some of the nurses and doctors, ask how they're doing, and offer some life giving words. I just can't thank those of you on the 'front line' enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The appointment went well! According to the baby's measurements, the due date is still my birthday. We're really grateful. Scroll to see the Tot waving hi! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have this tradition of getting a celebratory treat after each appointment so today we stopped at a local chicken and ice cream joint where they brought take out to the cars. I could’ve eaten a few of those cones. 🙊 Back to quarantine we go! I just wanted to document a few hours from this day that were filled with joyful results, quality car ride conversations, and a yummy chocolate vanilla swirl.
I recently found out that my mom has been hiding this award-winning chocolate mocha cake from us FOR YEARS! FOR YEARS!!! She made up for it by giving me the stamp of approval to share the recipe with all of you. She’s one special lady, that Mama Newk... So is this cake. Whip this bad boy up mid quarantine and your chocolate loving family members will love you forever. You can find the recipe and more on JORDANJEAN.COM!
I asked, What are your recommendations for maternity clothes?” and goodness did I receive an overwhelming response. You guys are AWESOME! I've compiled all of the stores, brands, and specific items you love/loved and shared them in one post on the blog (jordanjean.com) today. One of the most common responses I received was DRESSES! I'm right there with you guys! I've always been a fan of dresses in warmer temps so I'm sure they'll also be my BFF during this season. It reached the 70s today so you best believe that I whipped out this cute little number right away (I linked it on the blog under 'shop'! I sized up to a medium so I'll have room as the #TuptaTot grows). ☀️
We may have absolutely no clue what house we’ll live in when we get to Mississippi but at least we’ll have a beautiful table! 🤷🏼♀️ I was able to get 3 levels of sanding done today on the top and sides. We’ll see how much more I can get done tomorrow! First and second photos are the current state, and third is the original (with no filter).
Last year out of obedience, @emygrace22 invited me to a conference put on by a local women’s ministry that we’re a part of. She didn’t know how I’d respond but I said YES! And was so happy to bring another friend along too. I remember sitting in a crowd full of hundreds of women thinking, “What if I shared my story and proclaimed the goodness of God up there on that stage someday?” When I was prayed for over and over that weekend and felt Jesus speaking directly to me because my now friends were listening, acting in obedience and enabling the Lord to use their vocal chords to speak to my heart I said, “Next year, I will serve on the prayer team. Despite my fears. Despite my introvert desires. I will be a vessel for Jesus like Denise, Stacy, Kelly, Emily, Natoisha, and so many other women were to reach me (and dozens more).” A year later and it feels full circle. This weekend I was honored to share a glimpse of how I walk from a place of VICTORY amidst my fight on stage along with four lovely women that have trekked/are trekking theough their own battlegrounds. I was given the privilege to pray and pour life-giving words over so many women. Best of all, I experienced the gift of having my mom alongside me through it all (bummed I didn’t get a picture with her too). All of this because of one person asking a question despite her fears and because of one yes! He. Is. Moving. 🙌🏼 P.S. Last year at conference little Nathan was “just” a prayer. This year he was my little buddy watching and listening to his sweet mama lead worship. Thank you Jesus! #saturated #fightconference
So far 71% of you have voted that you prefer neutrals in the home over color. How interesting!! My take? I have a tendency to keep the “big items” neutral and then add in color with the smaller things if that’s what I’m feeling at the time. In the next house though I do want to add more color from the get go! I shared an example of what I mean in a bedroom design board on today’s blog post. I also shared when we’ll be moving, my dream scenario for selling this house, the color that I think is a must in every room, and more. It’s a lot! If you’ve read the post, what do you think about it all?! I’d love to know. It sure will be exciting to see how this adventure unfolds.