February 27, 2011

Do you ever smell something and have it trigger a memory? No? Just me? Hmm.. I can't be THAT weird... Oh, it has happened to you? I knew it!

I can be walking through a store and smell someone's colonge or perfume and I'm instantly reminded of anything from my mother to a bad first date. The smell of leaves burning or a campfire reminds me of a family camping trip and a church youth group bonfire.The smell of Country Apple lotion from Bath and Body Works reminds me of a girl I used to sit with at church when we were kids. Peppermint candy reminds me of my first kiss, the smell of suede and lipstick reminds me of my older sister and sweet candy smells remind me of my baby sister. When I smell oatmeal and/or baby powder I think of my son and vanilla and clean laundry reminds me of home.

What scents are memory triggers for you?

February 25, 2011

Friday Favorites and Giveaway Winner!!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a lovely Friday to end their week. This week has been super busy for me! I did manage to find some lovely things for my dear readers.

My favorite Etsy finds are

I love love love this Bronze and Turquoise Necklace by Tom Bjorn Designs

I'm also a sucker for anything with shamrocks/clovers so I adore this simply lovely necklace. You can find it as well as other lovely pieces at Robinhood Couture

The Winner of the Alterity Ring is

Comment number 2....


Congrats!!!! I'll email Lisa tonight and let her know who won!

February 20, 2011

Ring Giveaway!!!

Are you ready my dear readers?
Look at these gorgeous pieces!!!!!!

I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to do a give away for the amazing Lisa at  Alterity Art.

The ring Lisa is creating for this give away is similar to this one.

To Enter

1. Become a follower of MY blog and leave a comment letting me know. If you are already a follower, just say you are.

2. Become a follower of  Alterity Art Blog and leave a comment letting me know you did.

3. Go to Alterity on Etsy and leave a comment telling me your favorite piece.
4. Comment on the Alterity Blog  telling Lisa you're following from my blog.
5. Facebook the link for this give away and let me know you did!

6. Become a follower of Alterity Art on Twitter

The contest will end Friday Feb.25th at 11:00 pm!!

Good Luck!!!!

Friday Favorites???

** I wrote and edited this on Friday and completely got sidetracked and didn't post it,. I hope you guys weren't holding your breath or anything... cause ya know.. I'd be sad....

I hope everyone is having a good week and is looking forward to a great weekend.  As some of you know, I love love love cupcakes.  This Friday Favorites is all about the cupcakes and it is a bit different than the usual set up.

Here are some random cupcake goodies I <3.

via http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Cupcake-Coin-Purse

My favorite Etsy find of the week is   http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBlissfulBaker?ref=seller_info

Just look at theses goodies!!!

Star Trek Cupcake Toppers!!!!

Mustache Toppers!!

My favorite blog is


Look at this!!!

February 17, 2011

Guess what?!

 I have another giveaway coming soon!
Who wants to win ring like this?!?! 

February 16, 2011


I am really behind on the 30 day blog challenge. Does anyone mind if I skip or combine them? Maybe condense them into a few sentences??          No? I didn't think so. Here goes nothing....   ;)

Day 3.. My parents. They are awesome! I am so blessed to have parents that love me so much.  My mom passed away and I miss her everyday. I wish she could meet her awesome grandkids. My dad is grumpy but we love him. He is the best pawpaw ever. Monkey loves him tons.

Day 4...What I ate today... Hmmm Not very healthy but... Breakfast 2 big cups of coffee and a fruit and grain bar
Lunch a chicken bacon Dijon lean pocket and a cookie. and dinner was a bowl from Genghis Grill with chicken shrimp scallops lots of veg some pineapple and brown rice with a Ginger Passion to drink :)

Day 5. My definition of love.. I can't even begin to define this. I didn't fully understand how big love could be until I had Monkey. Sometimes it feels like my body/heart can not contain it. I am completely over-whelmed by the love I have for him. Now, romantic love is completely different. The love I have for my guy is a constant fire. Sometimes the fire burns bright and strong;  I feel like it will burn me up and sometimes the fire smolders quietly keeping me warm and safe. His happiness means so very much to me. I love him so that I'd want him to be happy even if that meant being apart.

Stay tuned for tomorrow when I tell you about my day, my best friend and a favorite moment in my life.

February 13, 2011

They like me!! Oh, they really like me....

Awe.  I was awarded the Stylish Blog Award!

That really means a lot to me!  Thank you Janette! You are one awesome lady. Everyone should go read her blog!

*To accept this award, I have to…

1. Thank and link back the blogger who awarded me!

2. Share 8 things about myself

3. Award 8 more “Stylish Blogger’s” of my choice!

4. Contact the bloggers and inform them of the Award!

** 8 Things About Me **

1. Sometimes I can't beleive I'm an adult. I really feel like a kid.

2. I feel the need to change my hair about every 3 months. I don't always follow through on it.

3. I am seriously addicted to Ghiradelli Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree. So Yummy.

4.  The song "Don't Take the Girl" by Tim McGraw ALWAYS makes me cry.

5 .Clowns creep me out sooooooo BAD.

6. I have mild OCD and dislike odd numbers except for the number 3.

7. I will not swim in a lake. It's gross.

8. I played World of Warcraft for about a year. I would probably still play if I wasn't a mommy.

** Now, I am awarding this to.....


A Craft A Day


Ok, so I picked this one for a Friday Favorite... but it's awesome..... Read it.

Life Buy The Beach Ok when I grow up I want to live on the beach and be just like Michelle on Life Buy The Beach. she's fab.. What? The helll you say???
I AM a grown up....?? Well, crap.

http://www.starfishblog.com/       Ok this is some of the prettiest jewelry ever! And Amber is so sweet!

The Hickman Four
Lovely family! Good Blog

February 11, 2011

Friday Favorites!!!!

I hope everyone has had a nice week!!! Are you ready for Valentine's Day? I am! I think!!
 Here's my Friday Favorites!

Favorite Blog!!  I just <3 Jennifer. Not only does she have the best first name ever but she has ferrets in a closet! :)

Favorite Fab Etsy Find

I am sooooo in love with this ring from Alterity Button Jewelry and Gifts on etsy. http://www.etsy.com/listing/63334613/purple-flora-vintage-button-ring

and this is just tooo cute from IvieRidge on etsy.


Happy Friday loves!!!!

February 10, 2011

GiveAway Winner!!

The 30$ giftcard giveaway winner is....

.................drumroll please!!!!.............  Janette at  http://thejohansonjourney.blogspot.com/

Congrats Janette!!!

February 9, 2011

Starfish Designs!!!

 I am in love with my necklace!!!! The circle says "c+j" and the rectangle says "scout". It is gorgeous!! Thank you Little Miss Momma for hosting the giveaway and Thank you Starfish Designs for making my gorgeous necklace!

February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day!! Giveaway!!

I love the Fifth Avenue Present

Don't you just love Valentine's Day? I do! My favorite part of Valentine's Day has to be getting flowers! What girl doesn't like to recieve a dozen roses in a vase? When someone gets flowers at work all the girls ohhh and ahhhh over them. Admit it you've been there, the jealous one in the corner cube. I have. Don't be jealous anymore. Here's your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to The Flower Shop in Coppell. Give it to your honey as a big hint to get the bigger bouquet. Use it to send yourself flowers! Use it to make a friends day. I love the Flower Shop in Coppell and shopping on http://www.flowercartusa.net was such a wonderful experience.

So, if your looking for a dallas florist delivery this February or beyond, be sure and check out The Flower Shop in Coppell. You won’t be disappointed.

Here's how to win: You get one entry per activity.

1. Comment on this entry. Tell me your favorite flower on http://www.flowercartusa.net and why you like it.

2. Tweet this! "I just entered a giveaway for www.flowercartusa.net" Ckomment below with a link to your twitter.

3. Follow me on Twitter and comment below.

4. Become a new follower of this blog.

Contest Ends Thursday Night Feb. 10th at 6pm

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February 7, 2011

Supah Bowl!!!!!!

Yay!!! This year I continued my streak of picking the winning team! I was all for the Saints last year and this year I called it right with the Packers!  Before every game watched in this house Cturns to me and asks " how do you have winning?" Last night I oh so confidently looked at him and declared "Packers by 6." I just had this weird feeling about it. I'm not a football guru. I don't know all the rules. I usually have to ask a few questions during the gaame. I love the game though.

My favorite thing about the superbowl will forever be the commericals. My favorites yesterday were.....

February 6, 2011

My First Love

This is a hard post for me to write. I thought I'd be okay with blogging but I have some concern that it could get back to him. I wouldn't write anything negative but he might not want his past in everyones faces.  I'm going to be vague and hopefully if you guys know who I'm talking about you'll keep it to yourself.

My first boyfriend was my first love. Granted it was puppy love, cute and innocent. I adored him. I adored his family. They are and were wonderful kind people.Even though we have grown apart, I consider them part of my family to this very day.

It was a typical pre-teen romance. We fought, broke up and made up often. He gave me a teddy bear of Valentine's Day once. I kept it till I was 17. He was my first kiss. He was a great friend. We lost touch over the years and when we found each other, it was like we hadn't been apart. He would picked on me and I would tell him he was a jerk.( all in good fun).

He has grown into a wonderful man. We don't talk like was used to. We both have very different lives.
 I will always look back on that time in my life and smile.

February 4, 2011

Friday Favorites

This idea was totally inspired my Mama Jill at http://mamajillblog.blogspot.com/

Friday Favorites!

Hope everyone has had a happy Friday. It just doesn't feel like Friday to me. I've been stuck at home all week because of the weather and Monkey and I are sick. :(

Here are my Friday Favorites

My Favorite Blog this week is........

I wish I was as crafty as this lady!!

My favorite Etsy find....


And I love My Strange Addiction on TLC.

Allow myself to introduce... myself... :)

Day One in the 30 day blog challange is to introduce myself. I'm not sure how to do this to be honest with you guys. I mean I've written an about me already.. So here goes nothing.. or something.. :)

Hi! I'm the Nerdy Momma a.k.a Jenna, Jenn or Jennifer.. and if youre family or a very old friend you probably call me Jenny.(If you're not please dont ever call me Jenny.) You should know I'm a genuis and a big deal. :)

I live with my boyfriend C, our son Monkey who was born in 2009 and our two dogs, Ranger the Beagle and Rebel the Corgi.

I've been attending college off and on for about 10 years. That's sounds terrible but I've had a lot of major life events that delayed me. The goal is to be a elementary school teacher someday. I'm currently a pre-school teacher at a school I love and in a classroom I really enjoy. My job is a lot of stress and a lot of fun.

My favorite things are (besides my family and friends) coffee, music and books. The colors grey and purple. Now I'm sure you're wondering why I call myself a nerd. Let's see I've played WoW, for those of you not in the know that would be World of Warcraft. I love Star Trek, Star Wars and most other nerdy movies and shows. I like playing Lego StarWars,Lego Batman and Lego Harry Potter on the Xbox. Although, living with C and sharing the remote has removed some of the nerdiness.   I love scrapbooking, and trying to be "crafty".

All that being said I'm probably more of a bookworm than an actually "nerd" but I like the word nerd. After all I'm sure high school Jenna was called that a lot. :)

And yes the title is an  Austin Powers quote. :)

February 3, 2011

DIY Shredded Scarf

Are you looking for a quick easy craft to do? I found one over at http://peasandcrayons.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-shredded-jersey-scarf-part-2.html

Raid your hunny's closet. Check with him before you cut up a shirt though!

I grabbed one of C's old polo shirts and got to crafting. :)

Step One. Cut off the top and bottom of the polo.

Step Two. Fold shirt in half, like a book. * I didn't a picture of this step *

Step Three. Cut stripes into the scarf. Leave about an inch give or take at the top.

Step Four. Hold onto the base of each loop and GENTLY stretch.

Step Five. Wear it and rock it. :)

I've got a cold so I'm not posting a pic of me wearing it. :

30 Day Blog Challenge.

Last night I was playing on the interwebz when I ran across the 30 Day Blog Challenge that was apparently all the rage last year. Since, we all know how hip and with it I am. I'll be starting this tomorrow. I'll be posting once or twice a day in order to blog about my normal nonsense and then add in the challenge topic.

Here are the topics so you can prepare yourself :)

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Your first love
Day 03 – Your parents
Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your definition of love
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend
Day 08 – A moment
Day 09 – Your beliefs
Day 10 – What you wore today
Day 11 – Your siblings
Day 12 – What’s in your bag
Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret
Day 20 – This month
Day 21 – The best advice you've been given
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – A first
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place
Day 28 – Something that you miss
Day 29 – Your aspirations
Day 30 – One last moment

February 2, 2011

Follow Me Wednesday!

I ran across this while surfing for new blogs to enjoy.

It seems like a great way to "meet" fellow bloggers and gain followers.

February 1, 2011

Happy February!

It's February 1st! I love the love month. February is my second favorite month. **March, my b-day month is 1st**

This February, I'm going to blog more, read more and craft more.

Now for my actual blog entry...

I've been thinking about so-called guilty pleasures. Some people keep theirs a secret but I'm not embarrased by any of mine. At least not enough to keep them secret.

My 10 "Guilty Pleasures"

1. Vampire/Wereworlf/Witch books. I know I know...I've read Twilight but I'm not nuts about Robert Patterson..
2. Coffee. Oh my gosh, how I love coffee.
3. Long hot showers or bubble baths
4. Baking. I love to bake. I just never get much of a chance to do it.
5. Sleeping when its raining.
6. Pedicures. I get this happy sassy feeling when my toes are pretty.
7. Finding "new" songs. I get a huge kick out of finding new or new to me songs and bands.
8.Tex-Mex and 'Ritas Especially with my BFF Melonie!
9. Soft cozy fuzzy socks.
10. Hedgehogs and Hippos. I love them.

What are your ten "guilty pleasures"?