Happy Sunday readers! Welcome to the first edition of Jennifer’s Journal. This post feature is my way of sharing with my readers my everyday thoughts and struggles. I miss the days when I participated in the Simple Woman’s Daybook and just gave a rundown of my week.
Life has been crazy of late. It’s still hard to believe that oldest is almost done with his first semester of college. He participated in a Summer session that allowed him to ease in the busyness of college life. He loves being a student at Penn State, but this Mom can’t wait for her boy to come home(even if it is just a week between semesters).
AROUND THE HOME:
In anticipation of his coming home, we took the time to repaint his room. The color scheme was from a long time ago, and it was time for a complete makeover to reflect that he is now an adult. Before he headed off to school, we had him pick out his colors, as we wanted him to be part of the process. I think the color turned out well.
Here is a preview of the finished room:
I will be sharing a post on the blog shortly sharing the entire process. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. The room looks great, and I know that he will really enjoy it when here is here. After all, there is no place like home!
IN THE KITCHEN:
I really need to get back into a consistent menu planning mode at home and on the blog. It is so weird only shopping and cooking for 3, but I am still WAY over budget each week. One way I am working on that is by using my slow cooker more and by finding meals to cook on the grill. Being an ambassador for Project Envolve has taught me a lot about being energy-efficient, and I really need to step up my game.
ON THE BOOKSHELF:
I am really embarrassed to admit that I have not read anything new for weeks. While I am at work, I see a ton of things that I *want* to read, but I just haven’t had time or the motivation to grab a book when I leave work and start reading. Do you have anything that you recommend?
NEW ON THE BLOG:
I am SO excited to say that I have finally purchased a DSLR camera! It has been on my blog tools must-get list for quite a long time. I am really happy with it, and feel really grateful that I got one. After a lot of research, I finally decided to get a Canon Rebel t6. While I am still learning how to use it, I couldn’t be happier.
So thank you stopping in for the first edition of Jennifer’s Journal. I am hoping to do this feature weekly on a Sunday, just as a change of pace. I am also conducting a blog survey, and would appreciate it if you could take a moment to fill it out!
See you next time and have a wonderful week.