Unnecessary Dress Browsing


HWMMS, Shopping

Unnecessary Dress Browsing. I’m currently wasting time, ok, not wasting, rethink—choosing to spend my time browsing pretty sale dresses on the interwebz. I found this one and sent it to HWMMS. Truly You Tulle Ruffle Dress With Eyelet Detail His reaction? Well, I like it but it’s not you. The length is too short, you’d […]

February 17, 2018

Winter Break Activities Around WNY


Western New York

A reprint of my article in Springville Times: Happy February Break! Here we are in the middle of February and it’s already time for the kids Winter Break. There’s no shortage of activities to participate in throughout Western New York, you just have to decide your preference of indoor or outdoor activities (and make sure the […]

February 17, 2018

A Rural Internet (Sort of Win!)


Home Sweet Home, Weber Wonderland

Slowly. Creeping. To. Civilization. A Rural Internet (Sort of Win!) HWMMS just installed the new satellite internet router from Viasat which gives us almost, normal, sort of internet speeds instead of AREYOUKIDDINGMESLOWESTSPEEDEVER. “Broadband for All” (cough, cough ) promises 100 Mbps in most places and 25 Mbps in the most remote, unserved parts of the State—-hence, […]

February 12, 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Loved Ones!


Western New York

Repost of article in the Springville Times. Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. No matter if you subscribe to the “Love is All You Need” view on life of perhaps the cynical view that Valentine’s Day is just a made up “Hallmark Holiday” there’s no escaping the next two weeks of events to […]

February 9, 2018

New Year & New Jobs!


All in a Days Work, All Things Jennifer, HWMMS, Personal

New Year & New Jobs! Monday, I put in notice at the Chamber of Commerce. When I landed there two years ago, I had committed myself to the world of Real Estate. Just a short while later the opportunity to serve the community I live in called, I accepted the Chamber gig and moved forward […]

February 7, 2018

Tacos Are Life


Food & Drink, Friends

“They paved paradise and put up a taco truck…ooh, la, la, la, la, la…”  Never question the journey, enjoy the ride. Today while accompanying a friend to a doctor appointment we started out getting stuck for 20 minutes in a parking lot behind a delivery truck…was then led astray by the GPS which had us […]

February 1, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon?


Mind and Spirit

Super blue blood moon? Huh? What happened to just plain ol’ full moon? Super blue blood moon sounds like a phase my body goes through every day 28 days, give or take. Lunar trifecta: Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ will light the sky this week The Super Blue Blood Moon Will Rise Early. Watch It […]

January 30, 2018

Join the Springville Calico Club!


Give a Little Bit, Western New York

Join the Springville Calico Club! Are you looking to meet more people and hang out socially once a month? Would you like to be in a club that makes a difference in our community? Well, then the Calico Club of Springville just might be your answer. And they are looking for new members to join […]

January 25, 2018

NE/JAX


Football

The only way I would ever consider rooting for the Patriots would be if they were playing against Donald Trump and his disciples. Yep. #eitherwayyouchooseyoucaanotwin https://t.co/YatI9oFjMt — All Things Jennifer (@AllThingsJen) January 21, 2018 Must be great to be Tom Brady and know any deep ball you heave will either be caught or result in […]

January 21, 2018

My Musical Inner Dialogue Tonight


Music

I rarely dive into the music wormhole. But tonight, for some reason I needed to hear these songs. Enter into my musical inner dialogue. All make me cry. “Oh, it’s a fragile thing This life we lead If I think too much I can get overwhelmed by the grace By which we live our lives […]

January 17, 2018

Randomments: I Like Sharing


Randomments

I like sharing. THE WORLD NEEDS MORE MERB’YS! Newfoundland calendar of burly mermaid men raises $300,000 for mental health This is the kind of political news I miss reading—WNY GOP candidate playing to NYC. Also, bringing the legalization of marijuana into the discussion. Brilliant. Giambra sees legalized pot as transit funding source THANK YOU. ALL NEWS OUTLETS […]

January 15, 2018

Weary Weekend


Personal

New to us car? CHECK. Brought it home from Emerling on Friday afternoon. Wheee! When cleaning out the truck this week, we found one of these. I cried. Sentimental Jenny. Bye-bye ol’ truck. You brought me back and forth to HWMMS when we were first dating, drove us to and from Weber Wedding Weekend and […]

January 15, 2018

Big Pile of Poo


Politics

Big Pile of Poo. That’s all I can say. Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment is his new rock bottom This person has turned our country’s highest office into a big pile of poo. It’s not ok. It’s not been ok, it’s never going to be ok. And yes, yes, he will sink lower. Hard to believe, but […]

January 11, 2018

WNY Bucket List: Time to Relax!


Health & Wellness, Writing

Breathe in deeply. Welcome to January and a New Year! Along with the regular resolutions we all start off the year with, eating better, getting more exercise, starting yoga or mediation, same story different year. Why not start off this year with a smaller commitment, one you can easily accomplish with minimal efforf and make […]

January 11, 2018

Stuck!


Weber Wonderland

Stuck! A familiar sight in Winter Weber Wonderland. Must have four-wheel drive for our treacherous windy, uphill driveway. Didn’t even get to Bogert Curve this time. Kubota to the rescue! Fingers and toes and hairs in our nose crossed — this will be the last time our rattletrap no longer 4WD truck will get stuck […]

January 10, 2018

Jaclyn Levesque Art


Art, Friends

I just picked up my friend Jaclyn Levesque‘s art from an exhibit at Springville Center for the Arts. I don’t want to give it back to her. I want it all. Lovely, just lovely. Those two top pieces and middle one, mine. ALL MINE. Follow her her work on Instagram! (Buy her work at her website here!)

January 10, 2018

R Word. ENOUGH.


Randomments

R Word. ENOUGH. THIS WORD IS SO OFFENSIVE TO ME AND SO MANY PEOPLE I LOVE. Eliminate it from your vocabulary. Spread love and kindness. It takes one second to stop and choose a different word. 225 Substitutes for the R-Word

January 9, 2018

Give a Little Bit: Help Inclusive Theater Grow!


Friends, Give a Little Bit, Theater, Western New York

Help Inclusive Theater Grow! Inclusive Theater of WNY is giving people of ALL abilities, ethnicity, and backgrounds a positive and safe place to find their strengths, and to create something new. Started by parents and advocates who believe in TRUE inclusion, ITOWNY is located in The Foundry, a creative “maker space” in Buffalo, NY. The […]

January 8, 2018

LET’S GO BUFFALO!


Football, Sports

LET’S GO BUFFALO! Me: TODAY THE BILLS ARE GONNA BEAT JACKSONVILLE & THEN MAKE TOM BRADY CRY & GO TO THE SUPER BOWL OHMYGODITSALLHAPPENING! #GoBills ❤💙🏈 NERVOUS. So nervous.

January 6, 2018

Baby It’s Cold Outside!


Personal

Baby it’s cold outside! Also be jealous of my awesome below zero style…bright orange jacket, Chilly Willy penguin hat and fake Burberry pattern scarf. 🐧 

January 6, 2018

Fire and Fury


Blogging, Books, Politics

Fire. And. Fury. Pretty sure these are the feelings I’m gonna have while reading this book by Michael Wolff: Fire and Fury. Start by reading this excerpt in New York Magazine. Just. Wow. Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration’s shocked first days. Then while […]

January 3, 2018

How is this real life?


Politics

How is this real life? January 2018: Just came back from Village Board meeting. Simple, small-town politics. Swearing in a new Police officer, wishing happy birthday to a Trustee, thanking street department for all their hard work. And then I came home and logged on Twitter. A statement by the President: pic.twitter.com/qIk5H4XAE5 — Real Press […]

January 2, 2018

Doctor Appointments


Health & Wellness

After seeing a commercial now about for the 27th time about 3D mammography at Roswell Park I feel like the universe is reminding me, I’m past my checkup date. Dear God does this commercial play every hour? I haven’t even had the TV on all day! Sigh. Damn it. I’m listening. But see that’s the […]

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year


Friends

Happy New Year: Love. Love. Love. Spend more time with people you love. Spend more time doing things you love. Spend more time thinking about things you love.

January 1, 2018

Playoffs


Sports

I’m old enough to remember, really, really, really, REALLY remember the good ol’ days. The Super Bowl years. It’s been a very long time. Embarrassingly long time in fact. Think about this. The phrase "The Bills are in the playoffs" has never been tweeted, posted on Facebook, or uttered by an Uber driver. It has […]

January 1, 2018

My Three Words: 2018


Mind and Spirit

My Three Words: 2018. From Chris Brogan. Pick any three words that you can use to guide you forward to success in the coming year. 2016: Healthy, Determined, Successful 2017: Me, Myself & I My Three Words 2018: Love, love & love.❤💙❤ Sure. Technically it’s the same word three times. BUT it has been the word THE […]

January 1, 2018