Shabby Miss Jenn

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Always in our Hearts! September 11

An Addiction of Mine...... PURSES!

Don't you just LOVE this purse?????

A really good friend of mine made it!She is making all kinds of wicked ones and is going to be launching a website for them!

I am so excited, I am shaking! She and I have already been in touch about a special purse for me! heehee

So make sure to keep your eyes on my blog....when she is ready to open the new site....I will be shouting LOUD for all you fellow purse lovers to hear!

ON EBAY as thrutheatticdoor........ look for my creations by typing
Beneath the Attic Eaves(BTAE)
Also found at

Needle Punch Sunflowers

OH MY GOODNESS! My pal Susan has once again shown us what beyond wicked things you are able to achieve with punching!!!

Aren't these sunflower pins mindblowing?

She was the first gal that I knew that did needle punching. I have asked her so many questions as I tried my hand at this artform. She is such an inspiration as her creations are so unique. Susan always thinks "outside the box" and it really makes you want to try something new and be just as creative.

She is a true inspiration to many in this artform and I look forward to watch what she creates next.

ON EBAY as thrutheatticdoor........ look for my creations by typing
Beneath the Attic Eaves(BTAE)
Also found at

Heartache for a friend

Many of us in the "Primmart family" have graphics done by an incredible woman named Cheryl. She is the owner and graphic artist of such websites as and
Our hearts break for our friend Cheryl as she has had to bury her nephew.
He was only in his 20's and fighting the demons of drugs. Cheryl had already lost Caleb's mother (her sister) to a drunk driver a few years ago.

To help raise the money for the funeral and to help the family he left behind....she has been hosting sales on
This sales are incredible and you are sure to find something that you just must have.

We all love you sweet friend!
May your heart mend and no longer cry!


Saturday, September 01, 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns

My aunt brought this book home on her vacation and I picked it up last night around 9pm......I didn't put it down again until just after 3am!!!!
Those that know me know that I read ALOT. I always have my nose buried in one book or another.
NEVER have I had a book effect me so.
As a woman blessed with freedoms of so many kinds.....I think everyone woman possible should read this book!!!
The author weaves the words so as to wrap you in the sounds, smells and sights of these two womans lives.
The emotions that raced thru me with each page that I turned. I felt happiness, rage, shame and sadness. Decriptions so vivid that I felt dust in my lungs and the weight and darkness of a burka. The final pages of this amazing novel made me shed tears of such deep sadness and yet mixed so with a great pride for these woman.
This novel has greatly effected me. More so then I could have ever imagined it was going to when I picked it up off the table and settled down into my chair for the evening.
Read this novel........ let yourself be touched forever by the tale of these two incredible woman and all that they go thru in their life. Let yourself see a world so very different and yet so very much woven into our own as we are all woman and connected!!!!!!!!

Round Barn pt2

Round Barn

On the drive back home as we went thru the Granville area, we went past this barn. Both of us made the comment on how cool it would have been to take a picture of. Then we both laughed and made a uturn! LOL

This barn has been there for as long as I can recall and I think this is the first time I took pictures of it. I just think its so peaceful looking.


Lions Head

Saw this on one of the buildings we walked by downtown Halifax and I had to take a picture of it!

Road Trip with Pam

So my aunt is home visiting from Virginia and says she would like to make a road trip to Halifax. She looks at me and asks me to join her. SURE! LOL
So we pack the car early on Tuesday and hit the road. We have a few loose plans of where we want to make sure to stop at. Then we are going to spend the night at my sisters place and come back home the next day.
First off let me say that I do not I am not really good with "which road do we take next" kind of questions. Eric drives me everywhere and for the most part already knows the route. I just sort of "arrive" at different places! LOL
Pam used to live in Halifax but over 20 years ago so things have changed quite a bit.
We get into town and head to one of the main streets we are wanting. I get us in the right area for an underground parking spot as we've borrowed my grandmother's car and she didn't want us parking it on the street. (She told us she didn't want someone stealing the tires!heehee)
We have to park on the 9th floor of it though as pam is horrid at parking! LOL
Had to keep going higher and higher till we found a spot large enough for her to pull into.
We were laughing so hard.
Out we get and head out onto the city to hit the shops.
Pam really wanted a new purse.....we went into a shop and she was looking at an amazing leather messenger style purse. We couldn't find a price tag anywhere on it which is never a good sign!LOL
Call a lady over to help us find the price and she tells us that its going to be $265 plus tax.
I look at Pam and give her the "holy freak out" look with my eyes and we leave. LOL
We walked all around downtown. All the little side streets and shops that you don't always see when you are driving by. Both of us picking up a bunch of little odds and ends for family and friends. I'd share pics of some of the things but Dani reads my blog and she's getting most of the goodies! LOL I want her to be surprised!
I'll take a picture and post once i know she's gotten the parcel.
The sun was out strong and even though we were getting a slight breeze off the waterfront...I was getting quite hot. I needed to eat something too. So we opt to eat at a little Mexican spot. The waitress was horrid and didn't seat us for the longest time. She walked by at one point and I just happened to say a bit loud that I was pretty sure we could have walked to Mexico by she came right over and took us to a booth!
Now the fella that served he was mighty fine! LOL
Really sweet and really fine on the eyes.
He actually came over and was talking to us at one point and I seriously can't tell you a thing he said! LOL I was a bit focused on his hair and wicked green eyes. My aunt says I even did a coy silly giggle..... I swear it was from the sun! ;)
We ate fantastic food and did lots more laughing. There was a little tiny bird of some sort walking on the balcony that kept scooting inside and grabbing the odd little piece of tortilla shell. It was so cool to watch.......course I'd have freaked if it had flown! LOL
We are done on the Halifax side of the city and decide its time to head over to Dartmouth and my sisters. We of course hadn't been paying attention to the time and we hit the rush hour traffic.
OMGoodness! My nerves were shot! LOL
No one was letting in on the streets we needed to be on. My aunt is not an aggressive driver either. We took a wrong turn at one point and ended up in quite a seedy part of town. Didn't take us long to lock our doors! We finally make it to where we cross the bridge and are heading to my sisters. I tell Pam that we just have to stay on this main road that we are on and then make a few turns. Somehow we went OVER instead of UNDER something and we were lost AGAIN!
We keep driving and are getting into worse and worse looking places. I'm like turn this thing around....we are going BACK! We get ourselves back on the road and over to the large mall.
We get out and are laughing about the whole thing when my purse rings. I had borrowed Eric's cell phone. Its my sister wondering where we were. I explain that we are at the mall and going to do a bit more shopping. We are to call her when we are thru and she'll come over and guide us to her house. YIPPEE! LOL
So we go to Chapters and look around. I swear I could spend all day inside a good book store. There is always something that grabs my attention. I could have spent so much money inside there! LOL
My sis comes to get us and we go to visit my cousin Jennifer. Stay to her place for about an hour. Lots of laughter and giggles. She is very excited as she and her family are moving closer to where my sister lives. I can't wait to see the new place.
We finally get to Tara's....... show her all our treasures from the day.....and hit the hay.
We are beat! LOL

Apple Season in Nova Scotia

When you step outside and take a deep breath, you can smell the apples that are in the orchard!!!!

This is the start of my favorite of the seasons. The air is crisp and you sometimes need to wrap yourself under a blanket or in a wool sweater.

The trees along the valley are hanging low and heavy with wonderful apples.

Mmmmmm The need to make an Apple Crisp is just around the corner.

Do you have a favorite apple? Do you like to bite right into the side of a fresh picked apple? Do you make apple pie and serve it with a large scoop of french vanilla ice cream?


The Middle Name Game~ I was tagged to play!

The Middle Name Game
I've been tagged for the Middle Name Game. I've also tagged 6 others, so if you've been tagged here is what you do . . . .Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My middle name is NICOLE

N = Naughty! heehee (Oh like I could have chosen any other word!LOL)
I = Inquisitive..... always interested in expanding myself about the world and people
C = Carnival.... never been able to say my life is boring! LOL
O= Open-Minded and yet Opinionated! LOL(I had to use both!)
L = Laughter....... anyone I've ever met knows how important laughter is to me.
E= Enlighten........ if I am able to share something of my own life story so that it aids another..I will

I'm tagging . . . .