Steinway Piano Sale at Denton, Cottier & Daniels

Shopping, Western New York

Steinway Piano Sale at Denton, Cottier & Daniels If you’ve EVER thought about owning a Steinway piano, seriously, there’s NO time like RIGHT NOW to purchase one from Denton, Cottier & Daniels. And there will NOT be another chance like it in the future, so you’re on notice. Denton, Cottier & Daniels cutting historic ties with […]

December 14, 2017

2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets

Holidays, Shopping, Western New York

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Shop Local This Season at Artisan Vendor Markets 2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets While hustling and bustling your way through the month of December many people forget to take a moment to connect, enjoy and discover stumbling upon by accident that oh-so-perfect gift for your best friend, […]

November 29, 2017

Gwynnie Bee: Frog Print Dress


You guys look at this frog print dress from Gwynnie Bee. Now, look closer. It’s a dissecting a frog print dress? Is that possible? I think it’s possible! And I am thinking who on earth decides this is a print for a dress? And if they do decide it is a print for a dress, […]

November 10, 2017

A Very Merry Main Street

Shopping, Western New York

Reprint of article in Springville Times: A Very Merry Main Street Shop small. Support local. Come join downtown Springville on Black Friday, November 24 from 10am-5pm and Small Business Saturday, November 25 from 10am-4pm for another festive weekend with friends, food, shopping, and prizes at A Very Merry Main Street. Sure you can spend your […]

November 1, 2017

No MLM Sales Here

Personal, Shopping

No MLM Sales Here. (MLM = Multi-Level Marketing) I originally wrote this in 2015. Interesting. Replace Jamberry with LuLuRoe, same story. PLEASE no one take offense at this next post, but if you invite me to a group for something salesy—I’m going to politely decline. I know a lot of people. (I mean a lot…of […]

August 30, 2017

A Letter of Adoration to My Instant Pot

Randomments, Shopping

Dear Instant Pot, In case there was any doubt, I wanted you to know that I love you. I’ve loved you from the moment I opened that beautiful Amazon Prime box… I knew you would be a good fit for Weber Wonderland. The multitudes of crockpots in the kitchen welcomed you to the family, they […]

April 4, 2017

Cassette Tape Dispenser

Randomments, Shopping

My sister-in-law gave me this Cassette Tape Dispenser for Christmas. Tee hee. Love it so much. A Cassette Tape, Tape Dispenser! (And while this is not the exact one, I did find one on Amazon if you are so inclined to have one for yourself!) Also please notice all the BLUE Pilot Pens. My color and […]

February 1, 2017

Game of LIFE

Family, Shopping

I know, I know I’m old and nostalgic and everything was better back in the day. But honestly friends, the GAME OF LIFE back in our day? SIGNIFICANTLY better than the versions they have out now. I mean no contest. I remembered this quickly after attempting to play the game with my niece and her […]

December 19, 2016

All Things Jennifer Favorite Things: Fitbit

Health & Wellness, Shopping

In the interest of taking care of myself, knowing I’m beyond woefully neglecting my health… I just ordered this. I was doing REALLY well with challenges a few months ago and then ye ol’ Fitbit I thought I resurrected from the dead, bit the dust. Flex 2 also tracks SWIMMING. And when you are a […]

November 28, 2016

Fitbit Time!

Friends, Health & Wellness, Shopping

Fitbit Time! Inspired by my friends Elise and Mike, I’ve started wearing my Fitbit again to get moving. Anyone else out there? Come friend me and let’s cheer each other on! Funny aside…when you accidentally type in your weight 100 pounds less than what the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale,states, you get lots and lots […]

June 13, 2016

Roomba Love

Home Sweet Home, Shopping, Weber Wonderland

When you live in a giant home covered with white carpeting (why white? WHY?) that you haven’t ripped out and replaced with hardwood floors yet and have five cats and a two giant brindle puppies you’re going to end up spending a lot of time vacuuming. AND you have to have a decent vacuum cleaner […]

March 29, 2016

Seed Shopping

Garden, Shopping

Seed Shopping “Disturb a piece of earth and throw some seeds on it…you’ll get food.” Oh so many seeds, so many seed catalogs. I get the gardening bug the same time every year, right around when SPRING arrives and the first few sunny days of March and open windows and chirping birdies and peeping tadpoles […]

March 28, 2016

Vintage Real Estate Sweater

Real Estate, Shopping

Vintage Real Estate Sweater Oh. Oh. Oh. I love this vintage real estate sweater more than anything in the world right now. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? I mean I think wearing this incredible sweater as a real estate agent at one of my open houses IRONICALLY would lead me to instantly weed […]

February 23, 2016

Butcher Block Island

Home Sweet Home, Shopping, Weber Wonderland

HWMMS has been wanting to get a butcher block island for our kitchen since we moved into Weber Wonderland. I’ve pretty much disagreed, thinking an island would take up too much space. And then I found this on a Black Friday Sale. And Weber Wonderland rejoiced. Also how adorbs is my kitchen wall right now? […]

December 3, 2015

Homegoods Score!

HWMMS, Shopping

I love Homegoods. I tend to want every pretty thing in the store. However a lot of times it is overpriced. Once in a while I find a deal that makes me squeeeeee! For example this gorgeous ceramic rooster canister. Regular price $50 on clearance for $15. Most of the time, I just take pictures. […]

December 2, 2015

Plus Size Formal Dresses

Music, Personal, Shopping, Theater, Western New York

Curtain Up Buffalo is a must attend event in my social/professional calendar. This year, we splurged and bought tickets to the Shea’s Gala Dinner coupled by our theater tickets at Road Less Traveled Productions. Also secured concert tickets for Opening Night at the BPO with Lang Lang (who was INCREDIBLE when we saw him a […]

September 3, 2015

Mad Hatter Party

Friends, Shopping

Mad Hatter Spring Has Sprung Party Accessories When you are invited to a “Celebrate the 2nd Day of Spring Mad Hatter” party, you must find the exact right outfit for the occasion. I chose this hat from Party City. Because it matched the new dress  that I’ve been wearing for the last several days in […]

March 22, 2015

Giant Chicken


Giant Chicken. I wish, I wish, I wish I WISH we had enough wall space in our kitchen for this GIANT CHICKEN SHELF, but alas, we do not. I settled for this wee consolation chicken instead. Never enough, never enough I tell you. Save

February 26, 2015

Jordan’s DNA Test Results

Pets, Shopping

Jordan’s DNA Test Results When we adopted Jordan (Giant Puppy) the best guess from the rescue said was she was a Plott Hound/Great Dane mix. Today, we found out the results from her Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed DNA Test Kit And? Well, darn close right? Bluetick Coonhound (50%) Great Pyrenees (25%) and Mixed Breed: Most […]

January 28, 2015

Sharpei Pens?


Sharpei Pens? I *CAN* Believe It’s Not a Sharpie! Today while at the Springville Auction/Market, He Who Makes Me Smile bought a giant package of Sharpie pens for only $1 Except…our SIL pointed out that she new someone who did the same thing, and we needed to look a little closer to the name… YES! […]

July 23, 2014

There’s Always Room for Jello!

Food & Drink, Shopping

Jello? When HWMMS was sick the other week he asked if I could make Jello. Er, Jello? Do I have any Jello in the pantry? I mean I do when it is cookie baking time, hello Jello Cookies, but in general? Not usually. His smartass response was “well, my mom always made sure she had […]

February 27, 2014

Let there be (a new dining room) light!

Shopping, Weber Wedding Weekend

Let there be (a new dining room) light! You do see this is HWMMS attempting to remove the ugly ceiling fan by stepping on a step stool on top of Mama Weber’s antique dining room table right? You do know that is going to end badly in some way shape or form, right? Yep. Right […]

December 13, 2013

Kitchen Remodel: New Appliances

Home Sweet Home, Shopping

Kitchen Remodel: New Appliances Best life ever! I go to brunch with one of my besties and HWMMS installs our new wall oven and stovetop! Old Appliances (I think from 1978?) And so, so, so dirty and inefficient. And now…our stainless steel convection stove top, wall oven and refrigerator. Not only did I get the […]

February 10, 2013

Tequila. Bacon. Egg. Purse?


Tequila. Bacon. Egg. Purse? I had no control. I mean for the love of Bacon I mentioned Tequila on our wedding invitation, how could I pass up this Kate Spade bag which speaks DIRECTLY TO ME?! Splurge. Also a Christmas gift from HWMMS. One month early. I shall be very careful not to get it […]

November 29, 2012

My First Tiffany


Um, I may or may not have splurged. My First Tiffany! Back in September when I went to Toronto, I stepped foot into my first Tiffany storefront. And came out with a key. With a Daisy and a Diamond! Of course at the time we thought the condo was SOLD and under contract…little did we […]

November 27, 2012

Freezer Time

Home Sweet Home, Shopping

Freezer time! Yes friends, these are the things I get excited about these days…a new freezer! The last few months I’ve been guilty of lazy blogging, you know status updates on Facebook. Fast, easy lots of comments right away and painless! I posted a while back about the need for another* freezer since we ordered […]

November 10, 2012


HWMMS, Shopping

And The Wife Shall Happily Oblige… Last week while HWMMS and I were out and about checking out the Tall Ship at the harbor a comment was made about a pretty sundress. “I like that dress. You should get more sundresses.” Um, are you telling me to go buy more dresses? Yes please? Gee let […]

August 15, 2012