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About Me

Hi! I’m Jennifer and welcome to Sincerely, Mrs.JMM, I’m so glad your here!

I’m an introvert which often surprises people who don’t know me very well. I will often strike up a conversation with strangers in a store or give advice about managing curly hair to people who come up to me an ask.

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I married a very patient and loving man and together we raise our two amazing sons in small Maine town. We have two black labs who are pretty much two additional kids without the future college tuition bill. We also have a sassy cat who runs the show and pretty much manages the dogs.

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I’m an Italian girl who can make a mean lasagna, I love to cook and try new recipes. I just love to feed people, no one leaves my house hungry..

I have naturally curly hair which is one of my reasons for wanting to start a blog. I used to hate it but after learning how to manage it I absolutely love it. I often have people come up to me when I’m out and about to ask for advice about how to take care of their curls.

I am a huge bookworm! I carry a book or two that I’m currently reading with me at all times. Nora Roberts and Liane Moriarty are just a couple of my favorite authors. I just read The Obsession and The Husbands Secret both great reads if your looking! I also like non-fiction, I pretty much just want all the books!

I love routines, to-do lists, decorating my house and organization. I have never met a room I didn’t want to decorate or organize.

Within the last 4 years I have taken up gardening and discovered I really enjoy it.This year I am trying my hand at growing vegetables in raised beds that my husband made for me.

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I also enjoy a bit of retail therapy. Shopping for house decor and clothes are my favorite things to shop for. I also have a slight obsession with the fall scented Bath and Body Works candles.

Ahhhhh Fall, my favorite season.

I also enjoy living a healthy lifestyle and working out while still enjoying the simple and delicious things in life like fresh from the oven homemade chocolate chip cookies.

I look forward to sharing my life with you as well as tips for taking care of naturally curly hair. If you ever have any questions or topic requests don’t hesitate to reach out. My favorite form of social media is Instagram @sincerelymrs.jmm but you can also email me at sincerelymrs.jmm@gmail.com

This past week was my 20th birthday. And the weeks before it my boyfriend kept telling me that my gift was a surprise, and would give me clues here and there on what it could be. Mind you that they were horrible hints, he said it was green, red, and yellow…..so a traffic light. Well no, it was a trip to New York City. He said the green was the Statue of Liberty, the yellow was for the cabs, and red made no sense,  he said it was for the fire of the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

No matter what odd clues he gave me I didn’t really see this coming. We left on Friday the 19th at 11 pm, we took the Mega Bus and it was a very long six hour bus ride. But when I saw my favorite view in the whole world come into view I didn’t even feel tired anymore, or the cramps in my legs. When the sun rises behind the New York sky line it is breathtaking.

This was our second time returning together to the great city. We stayed at St. Nicholas B&B that’s located in Harlem. It’s a great place to stay, the subway is literally a 30 second walk from the residency. The price isn’t horrible, the gentleman who runs the B&B serves   a fresh breakfast every morning, and did I mention the price isn’t horrible for staying in New York City?

We were only in the city for two days, but they were a great two days with the goofy guy I call my boyfriend.

IMG_3951It was an incredible birthday trip, however, the weather was not on our side this past weekend. The first day, well the same day we arrived, we took a two hour power nap after getting there at six in the morning. We went to Chinatown and Soho where it poured down rain. When we got onto the subway it was fine outside, when we were leaving…it was raining so hard where you would be soaked head-to-toe the first minute you step into it.

The first day was just filled with a few shopping trips, one being where I had to buy rain boots because my shoes were completely soaked through to my socks.

Since it is my birthday month, I had to make the trip to Sephora to get my birthday gift. My life has become complete since I have finally made it to VIB ROUGE, I don’t think I can keep up with it because you have to be constantly spending money there, and being a poor college kid doesn’t help. Some would call me crazy spending my money there instead of maybe saving it. But they are all like my children…..ok dramatic and off topic. I got the little Tarte gift that included a blush and mini liquid matte lipstick. I got a few other things that I am going to try out.IMG_4081Travel

We also took a stop to the Chobani restaurant they have in Soho, I got the blueberry and granola yogurt. Very tasty. We then went to the Birch Box store, the collaboration box they have with Vogue was very tempting, it had all rose scented or infused products in the box. I actually decided not to get anything there. Actually, my mood was ruined in the middle of that day. While walking in Soho a man shouted at me “sexyyyy” but it was in a very sarcastic/asshole way. Since it had rained my hair was a mess, my makeup did not look the same as how I had put it earlier that day, and I had rain boots that went to my knee while my black overall denim dress went just above the knee. So there was about two inches of leg showing (I didn’t take a picture of that outfit, but I’ll have to post one later).

Before he had said the comment I was having a good day, the rain didn’t bother me, I was just glad to be there. I don’t know, just after he said it, it got to me. I looked at myself in a store window and didn’t see a girl having a good day, I just saw a hot mess. Thinking back on it now, I shouldn’t have let that ass get to me. I should have told him to shove it and kept on walking like I’m the fucking queen of New York. It’s just very easy to go back to old ways of getting down on yourself when someone pokes at your self-esteem.

After looking around the Birch Box store I just wanted to go back to where we were staying. I love Mike dearly, but he doesn’t catch onto things very quickly, and at times doesn’t know how to help the situation. But after we got back I told him what happened and he said something that actually helped, “fuck that guy, he’s just an egotistical ass.” We then spent the rest of the night getting Chinese takeout and binge watching Orange is the New Black. So all in all, it was an interesting/good first day.

 

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Fast becoming one of my favourite basic tops! Usually impulse buys end up collecting dust in my wardrobe, but not this one which I got from Cotton On while on my lunch break a few days ago. They’re currently having a $5/10/15 GSS sale!

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Crew-neck Cropped ‘dazed’ Top: Cotton On
Graphic Print Skirt with Slit: MDS Collections
Black Cross Body Bag: Topshop

On a side note, I’m currently looking for a new lip balm (spf is a must!).
Any recommendations? :)