Category Archives: Inspiration And Happiness

Day 323 – That’ll Do

“That’ll do, Donkey. That’ll do.” -Shrek It’s Fairy Tale Friday! What an amazing modern day fairy tale Shrek is. An ogre who finds true love with a princess who is beautiful on the inside. Shrek goes on quite an adventure all in the hopes of getting his quiet, lonely life back to normal and having […]

Day 321 – Lovey Dovey

“Really love your… apples, want to shake your tree” – Steve Miller Band, with a slight improvisation. This song takes me back and makes me sing it in the goofiest of ways, swaying my hips and hearing the tune in my head. If fact, since I decided to post this apple and topic today, I […]

Day 319 – Leap And The Net Will Appear

“Leap and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs I first saw this quote a few years ago on my step-daughter Amanda’s facebook page and I was thrilled. Thrilled because I loved the quote but thrilled mostly because I felt so proud of the woman she had become. Leaping isn’t an easy concept, in fact […]

Day 315 – Sit & Watch

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence August is marching on.  I’ve started to feel the air change and the weight of the hot days lift. Last night the first hint of fall showed up with a blessed cool breeze that allowed me to snuggle under my down comforter. […]

Day 314 – A Good Man

I have been blessed with a good man. He is someone who I can laugh with, share my day, my successes and failures, and someone to lean on in the difficult times. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve had our times and our disagreements as all marriages do. Doug has dealt with the ups and […]

Day 313 – The Earth Laughs In Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I love to create and tend a garden. Although our dry and dusty climate here in eastern Colorado can be a challenge I feel a huge sense of accomplishment in watching my vegetable garden come to life. Eating foods you have sown, tended, and picked feels […]

Day 311 – Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright, The first star I see tonight; I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight. Until tomorrow. Jenna Day 311 was created in Golden’s Fluid Acrylic – my favorite! The Starlight Foundation helps children with chronic illness – please consider donating.

Day 310 – Situational Awareness

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington We all have a certain amount of situational awareness or (SA). I can predict […]

Day 304 – A Saturday Apple-A-Thon For A Sunday

I didn’t do a Saturday apple yesterday. So since I had a very long day I decided to do it today – but with a twist… This apple is representative of the apples I will be doing for the Apple-A-Thon. How many of these do you think I can paint in 24 hours? Closest guess […]

Day 295 – A Smallish Nap… or Two

”Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two.” -Winnie the Pooh Poor Pooh has been lost in the Harry Potter buzz. I adore Winnie The Pooh. Ok, so who doesn’t? There is a new Disney animated film about the Hundred Acre Woods with the whole cast of characters – Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga […]