Isn’t she Lovely…


This is my first post from my new laptop! I am SO excited to have it, you have no idea. My other laptop (HP netbook) took a half hour to load the internet. Not Cool. So in honor of my lovely new toy, I thought we would do a little get to know you Q&A.

1. Who are you named after? 

Hmm I seem to recall a story about a movie with either the lead actress’s name being Jenna or the character she played being Jenna. Either way, my mom liked the name and here I am!

2. Do you like your handwriting?

Not at all. I tend to rush as my brain works way faster than my hands can write. It gets very sloppy, very fast and I apologize to  my pen pals! (let me know if you want me to start typing letters haha)

3. What is your favorite lunch meat?

Turkey, without a doubt but I will definitely chow down on a roast beef sandwich if the opportunity arises.

4. Longest relationship? 

Current one. We’ve been together almost nine years now and married nearly four.


5. Do you still have your tonsils?

Yes! I don’t a have my gallbladder though just in case you cared 😉

6. Would you bungee jump? 

I have! Years and years ago, I probably wouldn’t do it now though

7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Depends on the shoe. If they are new or impossible to get off without unlacing them, then yes. If they  are nicely broken in or old,  I kick those mofos off and  never mind the consequences.

8. Favorite ice cream?

Either Ben & Jerry’s “Cherry Garcia” or Nestlé “Crème Brûlée” my choice depends on two factors: 1) How much cash do I have? and 2) How much ice cream do I want to consume?


9. What is the first thing you notice about people?

Usually their teeth. I have this thing with teeth and I find it very hard to talk to people with  gnarly grillz (yah, I just did that)

10. Football or baseball? 

Baseball. I played softball for ten years (back catcher and left field) so I kind of have a bias.


11. What color pants are you wearing? 

Black yoga pants. I’m at home after a long day of work and don’t plan on leaving the house, so it’s ok.

12. Last thing you ate?

Macaroni & Cheese!

13. If you were a crayon what color would you be?

Hmm. A pretty aqua or a vibrant pink.

14. Favorite smell?

Bath and Bodyworks candles in “Salted Caramel” or “Pumpkin Caramel  Latte“. Or else Frost Beard Studio’s Le Cirque des Rêves” candle.

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

Oh my gosh. Not counting work I don’t tend to talk on the phone. It was probably my momma though.

16. Hair color? 

Brown with some caramel highlights

17. Eye color?


18. Favorite foods to eat?

Cupcakes, macarons, Jazz apples, pizza, watermelon, gummy bears,  celery and peanut butter, bagels & cream cheese…

19. Scary movies or happy endings? 

Happy endings! I don’t watch scary movies, they give me nightmares. It’s bad because Matt loves scary movies.

20. Last movie you watched? 

I hate to admit it but… Fifty Shades Darker. It was bad, but better than the first one which isn’t saying much. The only thing that made this movie bearable was the lovely company I  saw it with (Lisa & Stephanie <3)

21. Favorite holiday? 

I love Christmas and I have ever since I can remember. I would (read: still do) stay up all night watching movies and drinking hot chocolate.

22. Beer or wine? 

Wine. White or Rosé.

23. Night owl or early bird?

Night Owl!! I’m an insomniac too.

24. Favorite day of the week? 

Probably Saturday because you don’t have to go to work and you still have one more day off!

25: Which three of your favorite bloggers do you want to know more about? 

I want to know more about a lot of people – so I’m not going to nominate.

I’d love to read everyone’s response. So, if you want to fill out the questions and post them, make sure you let me know in the comments so I can go read them.

xx J

P.S. –  These answers are current and it’s my hope that as I continue on this journey to a healthier lifestyle that some of the food answers will change. Don’t get me wrong, I will still love the things I love but I am hoping to add some healthier options into the love category!


Clothing Sizes {small rant}

So the company I work for gives us jackets with the company logo on them every year as a holiday thank you. In the past, I have ordered true to size and it’s been WAY too small. So, this year I ordered a two sizes bigger. Imagine my shock when I put on the jacket and it didn’t fit! My only relief came from the fact that it fit my 6’4″, thin as a rail, coworker (I’m 5’5″ and well… not thin as a rail obvs). Seriously, something that should have been big on me should NEVER fit him.  Ever.

So, when you are told not to worry about what size the label says and to be more concerned with how the article of clothing actually fits your body, believe them. In fact, go and cut all the tags off your clothes right now. It will make you feel a tiny bit better not having to be defined by an untrue number!

I don’t understand why ALL clothing designers/manufacturers/companies don’t have to adhere to a set sizing guide. Anyone should be able to go into any store or online and purchase an item in their size and have it fit. Every time. (keeping in mind fabric type allowances. I understand lycra and, say,  linen will be different. The the size should be the same)


xx J

Well Hello There!

Disclaimer: This is not a blog about a cupcakery/bakery or reviews on cupcakes/bakery goods.  Go HERE if you want a list of delicious baked good sites.

If you’re still with me… HELLO!

This is going to be the hardest blog I have ever started, because it’s about me and the difficult and LONG journey towards weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. I’ve been thinking about doing this, in companion to an Instagram page, for a long time now. I follow several people who have shared their journey and struggles for a long time now.  It wasn’t until my little sister had the bravery to put herself out there on IG and share her own journey that I decided to do the same.

Ambie, don’t cry, you’re an inspiration to many and so many people will see that. You are such a strong woman, you truly amaze me and so many around you. I promise to help support you on this journey.

This journey will be honest. It will be ugly. It will be difficult. It will be worth it.

Lets do this!

xx J