Saturday, June 19, 2010

Selling my Wedding Dress!

I have decided to post my wedding dress on eBay so that maybe it will help someone else in their big day. I allowed my sister to pick this dress for me while i was engaged last summer and it just wasn't for me. We were doing a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding and well it just didn't fit me right. It is from David's Bridal and it was on clearance so I am selling it fairly cheap. Let me share some photos and talk more about the dress itself.

The Dress.... It is a size 12 and it fits a womans size 12 street size. The sleeves to the dress are an off the shoulder style.

(This is the bottom of the front of the dress.)

The back of the dress is really what gave it the Beauty and the beast/Princess style. Notice the pin ups. It has a chapel style train and because this dress has never been altered it would still need to have the bussel stuff put into it. Once the train is up though it gives off the complete "Belle" look.

If you have any other questions about the dress feel free to ask here, on ebay or to email me at

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Late Congratulations....

Here is a late shout out of Congratulations to Mady and Kathryn; as well as all of Kat's friends that graduated on Sunday. We have gotten so used to seeing them all around the house that they have practically all become family as well. Anyways... here is some pictures from this past weekend....


I am really proud of both of them. :0)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Eli Visit's Alex's Lemonade Stand

Some friends of my from Ohio, (Shannon and Jim) decided to hold a lemonade stand this week at their yard sale. The special thing about this is that these are the same people who are in charge of the Herdsman Puppets. I had asked for a picture of Eli with some lemonade and this is what I got instead. You will have to turn my music on the side off and turn your volume up. This was taken on a cell phone so it is kind of quiet. Just click below
Eli visit's Alex's Lemonade Stand

I personally set up an online stand earlier this year in hopes of auctioning some of my crafts off to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer but I am still far from my goal of $250 and due to health issues I am just getting some of those crafts up and going. If you stick around then you will see some of the crafts made for Alex's lemonade Stand and if you would like to donate to my stand in general the like is always posted on the side of my blog as well as below

JenniBean's Stand Against Childhood Cancer

I will be working more on updating my page and getting things off and running here shortly. So until next time.... Keep Smiling and enjoy a nice cup of lemonade for a good cause.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

4 out of 21

So because things have been so crazy lately I forgot to post about the shirt that I made the other day. I had planned on making 2 different shirts, 1 for Maraih's graduation and one for Kat's but things didn't really work out aka it was too cool to wear this to Maraih's so I am saving it for Kat's. I haven't starting working on the other shirt that I planned on making but still might in hopes to wear it to Madyson's dance recital on Saturday....everything providing. Since today I am currently stuck in doors, I am watching movies and working on Knitting blocks for the last 2 baby blankets I have to make. (Not counting the fire dept blanket though. That will be done a little differently.) Everything is slowing working its way together and things are getting completed and out of the house. This is a very good thing because I had originally planned on not starting new projects until I get rid of what is already in my room. Although there are quiet a few scraps being left behind from blankets and shirts... I have a few ideas in mind to help get rid of those as well. I have also been thinking more about that store that Paul always wanted me to start opening online and I really think that I might consider it but again I am not too sure yet. I really don't want to get into anything that might be too involved at the moment with so much that I already have going on. Im thinking maybe I could just start a page on facebook and link it to my page and then Im thinking I can have the money help both Alex's Lemonade Stand and Herdsman Puppets. It isnt that I still don't love St. Baldricks but I think that I am leaning more toward Alex's Lemonade Stand and at least they are both raising money and awareness for the same cause; Childhood Cancer Awareness. I am going to have to look more into but like I said I am really considering it.
Well I better get back to knitting. I have 4 blocks down....12 more to go. :0(
Keep Smiling!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


(Mariah and friend after their 8th grade Graduation)

So this week is the week of events for me. Just today alone there were 2 graduations in my family and another yet to come on Sunday. The funny thing is...they are all my sisters. Kay graduated from Kindergarden, Mariah from 8th grade and then Sunday Kat will graduate from High School. Talk about feeling old. I still remember changing Kat's diapers. :0( Its kind of funny to see them all entering a new faze of life. Kat is about to go to college, Mariah is about to enter high school (yuck) and Kay is about to enter 1st grade which means she will finally experience school  for a full day instead of just half. I will say that I dont worry about any of them because after today I know they are all ready to enter the new points in their lives. I was really impressed by how well Kay can read. She is already reading Junie B Jones books and I mean we are talking reading at the 2nd grade level. I so remember those books when I was younger so listening to her read and sound things out was just as amusing as reading them for the first time way back when.....again did I mention how old I am feeling right now? Im thinking will all the said, I had better get on to other things in my day. Something that maybe makes me feel a little younger maybe?.....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another one finished... 4 more to make

Well I had time to finish yet another baby blanket so that is 2 now that are currently sitting wrapped on my table waiting to be given. Jeff and Angel's baby shower is next weekend so that works and heather will get hers the same time. I have 4 more left to make and then I am thinking of maybe making a larger one for some friends who are getting married but that will be awhile before I make that quilt. I have a few other projects that are musts to be finished in the next few days which are scrub shirts and a few dress shirts I need for the girls graduations. Hopefully I can find the energy to get them done. Right now I am lacking that.

I did get to go spend some time with the girls I used to work with 3rd shift tonight and I had a blast. We all met at our old charge nurse's (Patty) house and sat out in the rain and just drank and talked. Although I personally didn't drink, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time and I realized how much I miss them already. Nurses are a lot like EMTs and Firefighters. The mentality and family/team work just kinda makes you stick together even after we all leave each other. They (Patty, Heather, Shayla, Katie, Sara and Nick) have all become family to me and as it has proven true so far...hopefully it will stay. :0)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Soothing Day with the Reinwalds...

So everything is changing yet again in my life, which seems to be the only constant for me these days. I guess really its just like grandpa just have to roll with it. Well since I am currently "resting" if there is such a word; my older sister thought it best that I come visit her and her kids yesterday. It was actually pretty entertaining in the area that she also had everyone elses' kids at some point to so you really didn't know who was staying and who was leaving. lol. Finally when the right children were left behind... we all went to dinner where I watched all the kids pile enough food into their stomachs that I think I could have barfed. lol. Thankfully non of them did and after playing in the down pour of rain to get back to the car and much fighting....they ended up calming down and going to bed shortly after minus the littlest one who ran amuck until almost 9:30 while my sister, brother-in-law and I watched Dear John. It was a good movie and I dare say it... I almost cried. It takes a lot to make me cry these days but trust me... I was almost in tears. One of the other benefits of last night... I got to spend time with the Sid mister. Who may just be the most pathetic guard dog ever...unless you come after one of us or the kids. To me though, he is just one of the kids. They were actually taking turns (dog included) sitting next to me on the floor and couch. It was funny. I miss them all alot and realized it even more last night when I actually got to spend time with them. I hate that I have gotten to busy for them. :0( Hopefully soon things will calm down so I can see them more again.
Keep Smiling!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

GoodBye Mr George...

Michael (Mina) George
Beloved son, father, grandfather, and brother Michael (Mina) George, age 63, a resident of Erie passed away unexpectedly Sunday May 30, 2010 at Hamot Medical Center. Mina was born in Erie on November 17, 1946, the son of Agnes Simon George and the late Ivan George. Mina was a 1964 graduate of East High School where he played football, water polo, and baseball. He then played baseball for his father at Gannon University where he graduated with a B.A. in social studies in 1974. He was currently a social studies teacher at Girard High School and also was the head football coach as well as their track coach and senior class advisor. Mina began his storied coaching career at Kanty Prep leading them to the District 10 championship in 1979. In 1980 he moved to Cathedral Prep and in 1986 won the first of seven consecutive district titles. At Prep, he became their all time winningest coach with a record of 131-44-2 from 1980 to 1995. Then in 1996 he took over the coaching position at Girard High School and turned that program into a winner having won or shared three Erie County League titles. He is Erie County's winningest high school football coach with a combined record of 230-126-2 and was honored in 1991 as the Pennsylvania High School Coach of the Year. This month he was slated to be inducted into both the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Hall of Fame as well as the Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Besides his mother, Mina is survived by a daughter Amber Guerra and her fiance Brandon Bradford of Santa Monica, Calif. and a son Owen George and his wife Julie of Asheboro, N.C. He is the brother of Jacqueline George of Studio City, Calif.; Jeanie Ditrich and her husband Michael of Erie; Gary George of Greer, S.C. and Gene George of West Palm Beach, Fla. Mina is also survived by two grandchildren, Ava Guerra and Lia George along with the mother of his children, Carol George, and his fiance, Louise Vogt. Friends are invited to call at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity, 251 East Front St., Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. and are invited to attend Funeral Services there Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. John the Divine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church's Endowment Fund or to the Alzheimer's Association , 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501. Arrangements by the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St.

Published in the Erie Times-News on June 1, 2010

Kathryn and I went and added our flowers to the football field yesterday but little Katie still is having a hard time believing it. I know she said that once she got to school today and saw him gone it would hit. I think that we all need to pray for the seniors at Girard High School right now because not only are they getting ready to graduate this week but Mr. George was an amazing teacher and was in charge of the graduation this year. Its going to be very hard on a lot of them. I know it is shocking to me and I haven't had Mr. George in over 8 years now. He will be greatly missed by everyone!