Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Update & Pinterest



It is a blistery fall morning here in my sprawling midwestern metropolis.

There is a harsh wind roaring outside my kitchen window and the sky is a whitish gray.

I'm bundled up in a wool blanket, sipping steaming chai, surrounded by kleenex.

My allergies have been severe all summer and now that fall is here, they're even worse. I'm completely miserable.

I haven't really updated you on my life recently, so here I am.

These days I have been freelancing for a smaller newspaper, filling in for a reporter who is on maternity leave. I'm back to covering city council meetings and writing feature stories, which is fun. The town I'm covering is about an hour away from here, so it is a little bit of a drive, but totally worth it. I love being back in the game.

This weekend, I'm actually covering a couple events, so I'll be kind of busy.

I have also been spending a lot of my free time pinning.

I've been on pinterest for a while now, but I just added a button to my sidebar in case you want to follow my boards.

Anyway, that's really all I have to say for now...

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

47 comments:

Vivas said...

Una imagen preciosa!!,feliz viernes!!.

MG said...

yay for freelancing! so excited for you and i hope your damn allergies get better. as for pinterest, i'm a delinquent. lol.

Josie said...

Jen, I could NOT be happier for you! You sound really comfortable in your life right now, and I think that's so amazing. Hope you feel better soon -- drink some cocoa and curl up under a blanket this weekend!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Awwwww....pinterest is addictive, and yay for a freelance job!!! :) So happy for ya!

Shannon said...

yay for freelance work! :)

and I looooooove pinterest. Love it!

Gayatri said...

How awesome that you're back in the game!

Cannot believe summer is over already :( ... Hope you feel better soon :) ... And I haven't explored pinterest yet because I cannot understand it!!!!

Gayatri

BlueVanilla said...

You always give the best compliments/comments! Thank you they are appreciated :)
I am so stoked to here your back in the game and busy! Your writing skills will get you far!
xx

Hot Pink Day
Shop Blue Vanilla

Tights Lover said...

Glad you are back doing what you love!

It's cooled off significantly here too, but that's the kind of weather I love so I'm...er...cool with it...

Have a great weekend!

FRANCESCA GIUSTI said...

love this pics!
pass to my blog and follow :)
http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

Sherin said...

The freelancing job sounds like a lot of fun! Good luck with it. Yay for you.

Venus In Virgo said...

Congrats on the freelance! I would die for a job like that, the pickings are slim these days.Unemployment sucks ass!
I see I have to register to follow you on pinterest, I'll do it soon. Have a great weekend XOXO

Sarah said...

Such good news about the freelance work my dear! Hope you feel better soon :)
x

Emily Ulrich said...

Fantastic picture. And the imagery you created with this post just sounds too good to be true. My perfect autumn day (minus the allergies, of course).

j. littlejohn said...

every girl i know is obsessed with pinterest

Al Penwasser said...

Going to a Connecticut casino to drink beer, gamble, and watch a comedy act.
Life is good.

indianmakeupways said...

nice to know that u r enjoying life.have a great weekend

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I am so glad to hear that you're back to reporting my dear! Stay busy and fabulous!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Bad Joan said...

Love Pinterest! It's so addicting!

GTBB,
http://badjoan.blogspot.com
http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hoorah on the freelance job girl! It's always good to get back into something you enjoy! BUT don't forget to get round to writing a book funny girl! I will be SO DISAPPOINTED if you don't! You're awesome at writing!
I hear good things come in three's, let me know if anything amazers happens.

x.o.x.o

Koltunovskaya said...

Beautiful image. Makes me want to go for a walk in a park))

Dawn (Sassy) said...

Very nice! Also...thanks for the great comments.

xo

Dawn

http://www.sassybagblogettes.blogspot.com/

FashionJazz said...

So excited for you babe! Happy Saturday :D xx

Stephanie said...

Ha! You have a "hot mess" pinboard! That's hilarious. Congrats on the job...I'm glad that you're starting to get back into doing the things that you love to do. I already put up my seven links a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd just feature of few of yours in my Reader Grab Bag this week.

Dana said...

I love the picture ;)

Couture Carrie said...

Great job on the freelancing, darling!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

xoxox,
CC

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh feel better asap!!! I had no idea seasonal allergies get worse come fall :(( Really not fun, especially when you have things that need your full attention, like work!

Imogen said...

That is interesting. I saw on a social networking site (can't remember which one) that you were a freelance journalist and I had been meaning to ask about it.

Antonia said...

this is wooow!^.^


xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

Movies on my Mind said...

Be honest, city council meetings are in no way as fun as blogging.

Still, pays the rent I guess. You ought to float this blog on the stockmarket. The number of followers you have will get you a fortune!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i have to get into pinterest! glad that you are writing features--you are an incredible writer! i love writing features.

good luck with your allergies!

Marina said...

I wish you great weekend too.. Have a great time on all that events, hope they are not boring :)

Ka$h! said...

beautiful picture!!!
how exciting for you!! and i hope your allergies get better! :)
XOXO Kasia
http://misskasia.blogspot.com

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Your life sounds exciting but I'm sorry about the miserable allergies. Thanks for the pinterest intro.
Be well.
xoRobyn

Miksu said...

Thanks for your comment on my Barbie post! :)

I once considered the idea of me being a freelancer, I like writing too but I'm not good at it in professional way :D I write just random things for myself :D

xx
absofuckinglutely

Tanvi said...

Yay!!! for the freelancing work! So happy for you.

Pinterest is very addictive! :D

♡ from © tanvii.com

-E- said...

ah, thanks for the link. i kept hearing this new word "pinning" but i had no idea what it meant! you kids and your internet.

julie fedderson said...

Wow, where you are sounds exactly like where I am, although I'm drinking vanilla lattes. I hear you about the allergies, my son has them too and I can hear the poor kid snoring all night.

Mimi said...

oh gosh, i love pinterest! i hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
$25 Apothica Gift Card Giveaway :)

Chyrel Gomez said...

I hope the allergies are all gone over the weekend.

Esmeralda said...

I hope you get better soon ;)
Kisses

fashion meets art said...

wow, nice pictures- nice blog. thanks so much for your comment- i'm following you now. follow back?! wish you a wonderful day.
maren anita
www.fashion-meets-art.blogspot.com

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Pinteresting. I hope you feel better, though Kleenex probably hopes you don't.

love jenny xoxo said...

I just started getting into pinterest a few days ago and i'm a little obsessed :) I'm following you now, and I'll have to add a button... good idea!

XOXO

David L Macaulay said...

glad you are back covering councils - what is pinning, tho?

Meri said...

although your allergies sound like NO fun, your freelance gig sure does! Enjoy!

Kavery said...

So glad you are back doing work you love.

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I of course missed the awards show. But thank you for the post as I loved looking at the dresses. The top two are my fave. I love vampire diaries too.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com