Midsummer Update

Midsummer Update

I honestly CANNOT believe the summer is half-way over! I thought I’d take the time on this family Friday to reflect, so as to remember!  Time slips away… and leaves you with nothing, Mr., but boring stories of… Glory Days.  Haha!  Thank you Bruce...
Blue and White Design

Blue and White Design

I’ve been working with this adorable and amazing young family of 7 out of Sugar Land Texas over the last few weeks, and I’ve had so much fun!  I’ve known this sweet sweet lady since before she was a momma and NOW she is a FABULOUS mother to 5 kiddos...
A Letter To My Dad

A Letter To My Dad

Dear Dad, Thank you for EVERYTHING! Thank you for your faithfulness to your family. Thank you for your loving spirit. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for never being too old to learn and grow. Thank you for your gentle nature. Thank you for your selflessness....
The Wedding – JJR2

The Wedding – JJR2

Jenny & Jeff Round 2 is what the hashtag stands for I feel I have blogged about my upcoming nuptials to Jeffrey Tamplin for a while now and I don’t want to over-extend the topic.  However, I DO need to share our wedding experience with my online community as...
My Love On His Birthday

My Love On His Birthday

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. “I wanna have the same last dream again, The one where I wake up and I’m alive. Just as the four walls close me within, My eyes are opened up with pure sunlight. I’m the first to know, My dearest...
Connie Price – One of my faves

Connie Price – One of my faves

This week I was so honored to be asked to speak at Connie’s memorial service.  I wanted to share with you all what I said… “There are ‘friends’ who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24...
Grand Cayman – The Honeymoon

Grand Cayman – The Honeymoon

“And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb, and by their testimony.” Revelation 12:11a This is the verse that continues to reverberate through my brain right now. Jeff and I, are indeed “at it again”.  We spent our honeymoon in Grand...
Texas Winery Tour – 9 Stops On The Tour

Texas Winery Tour – 9 Stops On The Tour

I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a fairly original post on “Family Summer Vacations”.  And we’ve been on some great vacations that I’d love to share tips on, however, I’ve also been trying to think of things we could do just around...
Emma Jack – 19 and Counting

Emma Jack – 19 and Counting

Emma Jack - 19 & Counting Emma Jack is 19!  And she’s not home from college yet.  Ugh!  I don’t like being away from my kids on their birthday!  It feels unnatural! Emma was named after my beloved Grandma-Emma, whom I loved so much!  Her real middle...
Nuptial News #4 – Guest Gifts

Nuptial News #4 – Guest Gifts

Oh MY!!  I am 8 DAYS away from this big bash!  I’m so excited!  But I’ll miss posting wedding plans!  I may have to come up with some other way to continue this wedding theme!  If you need to be caught up begin HERE with our story.  Then you can find...
Nuptial News Part 1

Nuptial News Part 1

If you don’t know the origin of these wedding plans it would be helpful for you to start here! We are a VERY SHORT 3 weeks away from the Wedding!  YIKES!  Keeping in mind that the entire goal was to keep it simple and concentrate on what really matters and that...
The Perfect Pantry

The Perfect Pantry

In the process of moving into the Jenny-Mike House, we’ve had to do some downsizing, having lost 1500 square feet.  This includes pantry space.  My new pantry is quite a bit smaller than the old one.  I’ve actually enjoyed figuring out ways to minimize.  I...
17 Years of Audrey Michal

17 Years of Audrey Michal

It doesn’t seem possible!  17 years ago last Friday the 3rd, I gave birth to Audrey Michal. My name sake.  As a blue eyed, blond headed Tamplin, she has always stood out! God blessed us for the 3rd time that day, with another extremely unique and complex and...
The Reality Of Perfection

The Reality Of Perfection

Planned Perfection Finally, the Jenny-Mike house is complete and we spent the last week in a whirlwind, moving our lives from one home to another. In the process of this project, as designers do, I have planned every detail.  From floor plan to cabinet hardware and...
Time For Everything

Time For Everything

WildEyesSigns There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to be born and a time to die, A time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal, A time to tear down and a time to build, A time to weep and a...
Family Friday – Tailgating Aggies

Family Friday – Tailgating Aggies

So, it’s football season!  Living in Aggieland (and for that matter, Texas) Football Season is more important than just about any other season.  We take it pretty seriously.  And I do realize there are college towns all over the world, but I contend there is...
Monumental Monday – Preppy Passion

Monumental Monday – Preppy Passion

  I must admit, no matter how old I get, I LOVE PREPPY STYLE!!  I can’t help myself!  It seems my preppy obsession is only growing as I discovered several months ago that I am not far at all from a Vineyard Vines store.  This fact makes me happy.  Possibly...
Family Friday – Madeline Claire

Family Friday – Madeline Claire

For Family Friday it seemed totally appropriate for me to write a post on my baby.  Madeline Claire turned 15 last Friday!!  It’s ironic! She’s one of my favorites!  You’ll see why!! Madeline Claire is my 4th baby.  She is my 3rd girl.  She was born...

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