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Weekend Recap: Snow, Snow, and More Snow

This past weekend was COLD. And it snowed. A LOT. I shared my Friday night adventures with you already ( read about it here ). So I won't get into it but here's a much better, natural light selfie of me wearing one of my new soft and comfy Costco sweater finds....which was PERFECT for Valentine's Day don't ya think? Sweater from Costco , lipstick by L'oreal   Between Friday and Sunday my kids basically lived in the snow. I believe it was on Saturday morning when they decided to clear the snow off the trampoline. Except instead of snow it was really thick ice. They were very impressed and tried to save it...I won't even ask what the heck they're learning in school (facepalm). Then they decided to try to make a skating rink on our back patio. Sounds like a great idea in theory, but, our patio is sloped and I knew it wasn't going to work. HOWEVER they were working so well together I didn't have the heart to tell them their dreams of a backyard skating r

#CurrentlyJenBookClub: Jessica Simpson Open Book Review

I have been a Jessica Simpson fan since her first single I Wanna Love You Forever. And to say I was fangirling during her short season of Newlyweds, well, that's an understatement. Last month I read her new biography,  Open Book   and OMG it was so good. There were so many things I never knew about her life, like her claim to fame or details of her marriage to Nick Lachey. Here are my overall thoughts and impressions of what I learned about Ms. Jessica. Overall impression of the book Before I read  Open Book , I read lots of articles and reviews - mostly on gossip sites like  US Magazine  and  People.com . Everything I read was positive, but one review from the  LA Times  made me feel like I couldn't live another day without reading this book. You can read that review  here. But back to my overall impression of the book: it was raw, it was honest, and she is, surprisingly, a beautifully eloquent writer. Just the first few pages alone, describing her fear of s