Sunday, November 23, 2014

An Early Sunday Adventure

Grab your coat and hat, and let’s explore. Wander off to a familiar place that we adore.

It was absolutely beautiful this morning! I loved this fog that lasted through the afternoon.

It's always more fun to enjoy these places with someone else. Love you, Brady! ♥ ♥ - Jean

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


So happy I was able to photograph Jena from Perfectly Human and her cute little family! Though Jena is one of my favorite local Fashion Blogger, I actually met Jena from her husband. I had gone to the same middle and high school as him. It’s such a small world and glad to know them. =)

It was a Friday that Jena and I kept texting back and forth regarding the weather and her photo session. It had been sprinkling all morning long and stopped right before our time slot. Sure enough, drizzling again! I was going nuts by now. The drizzling had died down and I said to just quickly do this and when we got out of the car, it stopped. Whew. I’m so glad we finally did this because post-poning it meant there would have been snow (because it snowed a few days after)! Funny thing was, when we were done with the shoot, it started to drizzle again. OMG! I loved how ALL the photos turned out! =)

You can hop on over to Jena’s blog to see a few more photos! I should also mention that she is an illustrator and can re-create your photos! Her work is just so adorable!


You can also follow her via Blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook!

Alrighty folks, hope you are all staying warm. It’s not too late to get some Holiday photos in, too! Shoot me an e-mail ( if you are interested. - ♥ J

Saturday, November 15, 2014

new coasters!

i was ready for new coasters for our living room and came across these cute pieces that i turned into our coasters. :) i had mixed feelings on how to decorate them. . . i didn't know if i should have done one side or both... i just stuck to one for now... they're so adorable and i'm kind of a coaster snob now... i mean, they are more eco friendly than napkins/paper towels. ;)

simple DO IT YOURSELF stuff because it's the end of the semester for my class and i need to focus on that more... anyway, i get all excited about decorating and end up slacking off. it doesn't help that my sense of decorating is horrid. perhaps, i need some real help.

well, what are you putting on your coaster these days????
for me? besides coffee? i've been able to tolerate a drink a week. :D
whatever you're drinking, stay warm! :)

♥ J

Monday, November 10, 2014

first snow fall of the season!!

you guys! we (minneapolis) had our first snow fall of the season!!! i made it into work on time with being able to grab a few things at the grocery store. i was also happy that my evening meeting was rescheduled so i could get home to study for my test later this week. this snow kept me in and busy with school work and house chores. meanwhile, brady took care of exterior house chores. love that we are able to compromise house chores. :P i won't argue. and he wouldn't argue to come into a warm home with coffee and a home cooked meal. i love him ♥ :)

anyway. . . sneaking some blog time in with the weather channel as background noise until i'm ready for bed. i wasn't expecting the snow, but what can i say, we're minnesnowtans.

hope you all have a safe drive into work tomorrow! stay warm! :D

♥ J

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Peanut Butter + Chocolate

you guys, funny story. . . i had a dream about eating peanut butter and chocolate treats and woke up wanting some real bad!

brady and i went out to the grocery store to purchase some:
ritz crackers
peanut butter (i used smooth)
semi sweet chocolate chips

when i got home, i went to work with the ingredients.

i laid out a sheet of wax paper on the cooking sheet then i spread the peanut butter onto the cracker and topped it with another cracker to make a "sandwich." oh yeah, i should say, before making the pb cracker sandwich, i poured the chocolate chips into a steel bowl and did a double boil to melt the chips on very low heat. (so bad with cooking directions. so bad). when the chocolate is melted, i dipped the pb cracker sandwiches into the chocolate melt. boy, this was messy, messy, but so easy to make. you can dip it all or just half. i did both. >.<

this craving may be due to the chill weather or just that. . . . . my secret. hahahaha.

anyway, we've been cooking pretty good here at home, but due to daylight savings time, photographing in the dark with my gear isn't the best. . . so i'll let you imagine what good food we are making at home. :)

have a great week!