This and That

By Jenny Jiménez on June 21, 2019

It’s been a while so I wanted to pop on and give an update of some things going on in my life recently.  I’ve had quite a few major changes occur lately in both my personal and professional life and I’m still struggling to find a comfortable balance with it all.  #TheStruggleIsReal 😉

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I completed most of my kitchen renovation two months ago but still have some minor details to complete, along with replacing my kitchen window (still trying to decide on which style), two doors (the door leading to the garage and another to the basement) and finally installing my new back splash.  

Along with finishing the kitchen I wanted to install ship lap on one wall in my dining room which is really more like a breakfast nook and on the kitchen peninsula to tie it all together.  I’m repainting my hallway and living room also to keep with the new look.  I know, I know , you’re probably thinking the same thing I am right…WOW that’s a lot of projects.  Well as if I didn’t have enough on my plate, they let go two people at work in late April so my schedule is changing every other week to maintain the workload.  Then to top it off the transmission on my Jeep is going so I’ve been using our other car.  Had to get some repairs done on that first to make it driveable.  I’ll go into those details when I do my Teen Driving post in a few weeks.  

Most days when I get home it’s late and I’m so tired so house projects are the last thing on my mind.  Then the last several weekends it’s been raining and I don’t like to paint when it’s raining out because of the humidity and time it takes for the paint to dry.  On the other hand, I’m very please with the few (very few) projects that are complete.  When I’m done our home will look completely different.  I have many major ideas for the outside but I’ll keep that to myself for now and focus on the smaller ones. lol

On a more happy note, I was so happy to see my climbing vines blooming.  That’s the picture above AND finally my Canna lilies are starting to grow.  Those are so beautiful but I’ll have to relocate them to the side of the house by my bedroom window so they can get more sun and multiply.  The thing about these beauties is that they (along with many other bright red flowers) attract hummingbirds…my favorite.  I could look out the window and watch them all day… well not all day but you get what I mean.  They are just lovely. 


I purchased some climbing clematis in a deep purple and burgundy color along with pale pink and white with hints of pin peonies.  I have hydrangeas outside also.  Basically I have gorgeous plants everywhere but not all in the best spots so I’ll have a lot of gardening to do in the upcoming weeks.  If it’s not raining this weekend (after weeks of raining weekends) perhaps I can do it then.  I’d love to get it out of the way and allow them time to flourish so I can enjoy their beauty the rest of the summer.  I absolutely love color.  




I’m also trying to put together a schedule for my blog post and be a bit more consistent like I was initially.  It’s been difficult to do lately with so much going on and I’m sure that as things calm down I may need to adjust my schedule for posting again.  For now I’ll go with the flow and do what feels right.  

I’d love to take you guys along as I continue to make changes in life and work on my ‘Passion Projects’.  If you would like to recommend a specific topic for a future post or just have comments, feel free to reach out to me.  I value feedback and it helps me narrow down topics that you guys want to see like parenting, finances and home life – so give me a shout out!


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Have an awesome weekend!



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By Jenny Jiménez on November 5, 2018

Happy Fall! While I don’t particularly enjoy all the rain we’re getting I absolutely love the beautiful colored trees during this time of year. The fresh air and finally being able to go out without melting.

I figured this is the perfect time to clear out the clutter. Most people associate cleaning with springtime however this is the perfect time to clear out… AND I don’t just mean your home. Your calendar may need some ‘cleansing‘ also. I encourage you to pull out those calendars and agendas and take a closer look at your commitments.

Don’t let clutter rob you of peace and joy. Clear your mind. Start the purge!” – Jennifer Jiménez

This can be a bit overwhelming to tackle so consider the following questions when deciding what to eliminate…

Is this a priority? Was this event on your goals list? Was it important enough to make it on your schedule?

Am I getting some type of fulfillment? People do things for different reasons. We each have organizations and things that are important to us and we feel add value to our lives. Be sure to consider that when deciding whether or not to take on a new project or dedicate your time.

Do I have the time to commit? Don’t just say Yes to every opportunity that presents itself. While we generally get bliss from doing things for and with others, no one will benefit if we are not at our best. Remember your time is one of the most valuable things YOU own.

Am I doing something positive or even charitable? Volunteer work and charity work can help so many others. Make time for helping others but also know when it’s time to say NO.

Did I leave time for other important dates and/or holidays to spend with loved ones? Often people forget to leave time for those closest to them such as kids and loved ones. Don’t risk missing that birthday or special ladies night out.

Can this be rescheduled? Don’t occupy each time slot on your calendar to the point of feeling anxiety and overwhelmed. Some things can be moved to another day. Don’t be afraid to ask to reschedule. They will understand.



“Stop waiting for the ‘perfect’ time to get organized. Take this moment and make some progress.” – Heidi Leonerd


Now that all the heavy lifting is complete you’ll have time for…

Family and Friends Make the most of your time with them. Most of us work or are busy throughout most of the day. Make time, don’t wait for it to happen because it never will. Remember that it’s those little special moments we remember most in life.

Holiday Events Most of us love this time of year. Although it is a very busy time of year, it is also the time of year when most of us get to spend time with those people we hardly see. Whether it’s relatives or long time friends, enjoy the time you spend in fellowship and catch up.

Relaxing and Enjoying home time If you are anything like me, you can be a bit of a hermit during the winter months. This is okay. Keep those pajamas on and binge watch some of those shows you’ve been meaning to catch up on for some time. Treat yourself to some relaxation. You deserve it.

Regrouping before Spring Use this time to take a deep breath and if the cold weather has you trapped at home then take advantage because it may be the only downtime you’ve had in a while or will have for some time. Learn to recognize and grab that opportunity when it presents itself. AND finally…

Goal Setting I know, you probably thought it was all about laziness and relaxation but NOPE! You still need to make time to look ahead to 2019 and jot down a few goals. Whether it’s paying off that credit card (like me) or finishing that linen closet (me again 😦 ) you need to take a few moments to think about what it is that you would like to accomplish in the upcoming months or year. Don’t be afraid to think about this. You don’t need to have an entire list. Perhaps it’s just one goal at a time, but the point is that you are thinking about it and writing it down. Yes, you need to write it down and give yourself a deadline. Studies show that those who write it down are close to 80% more likely to accomplish it.

…I’m not here to judge, just help 🙂 Now enjoy your free time. You’ve earned it!

“Clear clutter. Make space for YOU.” – Magdelena Vendenberg


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Now go de-clutter!


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