Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blog Every Day in May & Whimsie Doodles: Something Wet

Hello!  So I'm starting a day late because I just became aware of it through my friend Regan's blog, but I thought it sounded like fun and I wanted to participate.  It's called "Blog Every Day in May" and you can read about it here.  The idea is just to get you writing for fun - which I adore.  So I'm going to do Day 1 and Day 2 prompts today, since I missed yesterday.  Day 1 is to write your life story in 250 words (basically, one paragraph).  So here goes:

My name is Jenn and I'm 41 years old.  I was born and raised in central Massachusetts, the oldest of 3 children.  My sister, one year younger than me, is my best friend.  My dad left when I was a teenager due to a drug addiction, and my mom got re-married to Paul, the best step-dad and the only Papa my kids have ever known.  I moved out of my mom's house at 20 and met my husband that year.  We were pregnant and living together a year later.  This August we'll celebrate our 20th anniversary.  Our son Trevor will be 20 in July and our daughter Cass just turned 18.  I went back to college after my kids were born and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology, something I'm very proud of.  I've been involved with cancer support groups and sending "happy mail" to sick people for many years - it makes me feel good.  I love doing RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness).  I have loved writing and art (coloring, especially) since I was a little girl, and I've had several things published.  I just got my fifth tattoo yesterday and my daughter and I are going to get our zodiac signs tattooed on our feet next month - her very first.  A year ago, I moved to northern California with my husband and children.  I love it, but I miss my friends and my family back East. We have 2 cats, Cubby and Oliver - but Oliver is the "baby" and everyone's favorite.  Don't tell Cub.  And I'm out of words.  ;)  Peace.

Day 2 - Educate us on something you know a lot about or are good at.  OK - I'll give it a try!

Something I've become very passionate about since moving to this area is  quality of food.  We eat almost completely organically now.  You have probably heard a lot about GMO's, or Genetically Modified Organisms, but you may not know what all the fuss is about.  I cannot stress how important it is to educate yourselves.  You really are what you eat - do you want to be a genetically engineered experimental combination of bacteria and viruses from different plants and animals?  I definitely do not.  Please click here to learn more.  In more than 60 (yes, SIXTY) countries around the world, GMO's are restricted or banned.  BANNED.  I could seriously go on and on and on, but you can read the facts at this great site called Occupy Monsanto.  Please spend a few minutes reading the articles, you won't regret it.  On a side note, I've always struggled with my weight - since I cut processed foods out of my diet, I have lost weight and gained an unbelievable amount of energy.  My diet every day pretty much consists of organic granola with an organic banana and Silk Vanilla Almond Milk (non-GMO certified) for breakfast, a salad (with all organic veggies) with olive oil and lemon juice for lunch, and a healthy dinner made with either Harris Ranch beef or free-range chicken and lots of organic veggies.  It only took about 2 weeks before I started to feel the difference in my body and now (about 2 months later), I no longer crave any of the processed foods and fully enjoy my diet.  Thanks for taking the time to read about this, I hope it encourages you to make a positive difference in your life the way it did in mine.
Today I have a card for the:

The images I used are Margarita and Margarita Sentiment, and I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I added some red pearl stickers and a little ribbon tag.  Peace.


  1. Jenn,

    I LOVE this card! The sentiment is just! Really cool reading about your history. I love doing RAKs too, but can't get into Tattoos because I hate needles. Just had to have two poked into me today...sigh..


  2. I'm so glad I inspired you! :-) Wonderfu read and fabulous card! Thanks for sharing both! I'm happy to have met you before you moved and it's awesome to call you my friend! You are an amazing person!

  3. I really enjoyed reading about your life, Jenn! Thank you for sharing all of that! :^)
    Love the sentiment on this cute card--I prefer it over the making lemonade--I wonder why, lol! Really wonderful colors & great design! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. LOL!! LOVE it!! Now that's my kind of card! 8-) So glad you could join us at Whimsie Doodles! ;-)

  5. So fun, great idea for our wet challenge and it looks yummy too! Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsie Doodles.