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January 2016

Lilly Pulitzer from top to bottom

Lilly Pulitzer from top to bottom 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Hello Love!
We’ve got a little bit of a warm wave here in the south for the next few days so you bet cha bottom dollar I’m going to be dressing for spring! I’m SOOOO over layering and dark colors and all my Lilly pieces are just begging to be worn! 

Herringbone + Gingham = pattern matching heaven

Herringbone + Gingham = pattern matching heaven 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Hello Love!
It was 64 degrees here in the beautiful TN Valley today so we ventured out to one of our favorite places, the Tennessee Aquarium.  We usually buy a year pass and we love to go and see all the fish, butterflies, and of course, penguins.
This outfit has become one of my favorites.  The pattern mixing makes my heart super happy!

Snow + Lilly

Snow + Lilly 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 Hello Love!
We finally got a little snow this morning here in the TN valley and the kiddos couldn’t wait for daddy to get home and play outside.  It doesn’t take much to us Southerners happy!

I so love this vest but it’s an oldie.  You may be able to find it on eBay like I did!
Here’s some other pieces you may love!

American girls in the kitchen

American girls in the kitchen 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Hello Love!
Sister-girl is all about baking.  Every weekend we get a dessert mix and she just bakes her little heart out.  She got an easy bake oven last year from Santa and this year she got her favorite American Girl character, Grace, along with these adorable baking pieces from Williams Sonoma.  We got our her Easy Bake Whoopie Pie mix and she had a grand time making these little mini treats.
You can find these adorable apron & mitt baking set along with all the other Williams Sonoma American Girl products here and below.

Fair Isle + Herringbone

Fair Isle + Herringbone 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Hello Love!
It’s been sooooo cold this week I’ve had to get really creative with my layers.  I feel like I wear this basic set-up almost every day, but oh well!
Shop these pieces and similar ones below!
Shirt // Kohls
Sweater // Merona (Target)
Vest // Unknown (similar here)
Bracelets // Alex + Ani 

My kitchen is for dancing!

My kitchen is for dancing! 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 Let’s be honest…
my husband definitely didn’t marry me for my culinary skills.  He used to joke before we got engaged that the more I learned to cook, the bigger the rock…
well, that still didn’t motivate me.
With working a full time job at a middle school, being a blogger, managing three kiddos busy after-school schedule, and basically being a single parent every third day when my husband is on shift, I’m never interested in going home and spending hours in the kitchen.  It’s just not my thing, but when I find a super easy and super scrumptious (I love that word) crock pot recipe, I’m game.  I found this one on Pinterest many moons ago and my family LOVES it.
Steph, over at Plain Chicken, shared this wonderful Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili recipe on her blog and I’m so glad I came across it.  We always eat it with tortilla chips and will even eat it on a tortilla shell!
It’s definitely a must try!

 This adorable sign is definitely fitting for my kitchen!


It’s my B L O G G I V E R S A R Y!

It’s my B L O G G I V E R S A R Y! 150 150 Jenn Pennell
Hello Love!
Today I’m celebrating my BLOGGIVERSARY!
One year ago I started this little blog and I’m so proud of how far it has come within a year.
Your love & support is never overlooked.

As a special THANK YOU for all your support, I’m hosting an awesome giveaway on my Instagram page!
Up for grabs is a $75 gift certificate to MarleyLilly! Hop on over and enter!