Thursday, December 15, 2011


New Blog - XoXo Penelope
I decided to go to Word Press for my main blog.  I am keeping this Tumblr as is.  
Check out my new blog . I am doing a little writing there.
Thank you for following me.
Jeanine Marie

Monday, November 28, 2011

Candy Cane Martini



  1. Pour the rum, schnapps, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with the candy cane to serve.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

What To Wear On Thanksgiving (or any holiday party!)

Happy Thanksgiving

A Few Black Friday Survival Tips Off The Top Of My Head

  • Wear comfortable shoes. Forget the heels. choose a loafer or sneaker for walking through the malls and parking lots.
  • Dress in layers. I do not know why stores are so hot. I am roasting the minute I get into the store. Ditch the heavy coat for layers. Your arms will thank you.
  • Go shopping with a mission. Know what you are there for and have a back up list of items to get if the original item is sold out.
  • Eat a good breakfast. The last thing you want is to run out of steam and do not want to wait in the long food court lines.
  • Bring some muscle to help you carry the packages. Buy them lunch for their troubles.
  • Use a GPS tracking device to help you locate your car. There are several apps you can download.
  • Make sure you are parked in a well-lit area and there are a lot of people around.
  • Bring the fliers with you so you can show the sales associate the product you are looking for.

So much for my tips. What are yours?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Do You Remember Judy's?

When I was a little girl I was always fascinated by space age themed Judys stores. By time I was old enough to shop there, the stores were on the decline. I always wondered what happened to the once successful retail chain.

If you are interest in retail history, this book is for you. It was written by Marcia Israel Curley, the founder of Judys. She takes you on journey from her days in New York to the LA, where she started the Judy's chain.

I really enjoyed this book. It inspires you to reach for your dreams.

Moon Manicure In Black

French Manicure With Glitter

Personalized Twitter Jewelry

I ordered this necklace over a year ago from Survival Of The Hippest .  I can't tell you how many compliments and Twitter friends I have made since I started wearing this necklace.  Its the perfect conversation piece.

I had to make two changes to the necklace.  I swapped out the original diamond for a bigger one and added a thicker chain.  I do not well with delicate chains.  

If I were to order another one, I would see if I can get it in a brushed gold.  

They carry more customs items like: bracelets, anklets ect.....

Great customer service and the prices are very reasonable.  Go check them out!