1. Paige Morgan says:

    I saw your comment on 4 Mothers and loved this post. I am going to be adopting Jack It Up to my life. Your pirate story was darling. For my daughter’s 3rd birthday we both dressed up as fairy princesses -wings, crowns and all- and ran errands and got pedicures. Was I litle embarrassed? Sure. But was my daughter delighted – absolutely!

    I love that your pursuing your passion for writing. I hope to get there myself one day. In the meantime, I have my blog, please stop by.


  2. Paige Morgan says:

    Would love to guest blog with you at some point. Will link to you as well! Get back to your novella!

  3. Nathalie Foy says:

    I’m here from 4mothers and so glad to find your blog. I think you would enjoy Carrie’s Obscure Canlit Mama blog. Click through from our blogroll. Her mantra is to dig deeper, to find just a bit more to give. Your Jack it Up principle at work in the soul.

    • jennifer121 says:

      HI Natalie, so glad you stopped by! I will definitely click over to Carrie’s blog – I was so excited to find you on the Freshly Pressed page and will definitely be visiting regularly! So glad you like the Jack it up principle – that means a lot!

  4. Wendy Marcus says:

    Hi Jen!
    I watch Say Yes to the Dress, too!! I prefer NY to Atlanta, but I watch both.

    I took a writing class at my local college, also for no credit. I learned so much. The teacher didn’t use a text book but handed out dozens of writing articles. I’m sure you’ll do great.

    Jack it up is a great mantra! Thanks!

  5. Jen, Good luck with your writing class. If you need a guest speaker, I’m across the river.

  6. Carol says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    I’m here from 4Mothers and have enjoyed reading your posts (and thanks for stopping by at http://thekingsandi.wordpress.com too!). As for jacking it up, last week I pulled out some costumes to play dress up with the kids and my older son (4) immediately picked out the green and yellow dinosaur costume that he wore at Hallowe’en last year (and now wants to wear again this year). He wore it ALL DAY, and we went all over the city. We got A LOT of surprised smiles and giggles. To say nothing of our own.

  7. Amy Strnad says:

    Totally cool, Jen. I agree. Jack it up works great. It’s going on my writing wall today!!


  8. Yolanda says:

    Congrats on the writing class! Very cool and there’s nothing like taking new chances.

  9. Melissa says:

    A wonderful post. I found it when Googling “jack up a bride” because it seems like an odd–and kind of dirty–expression. Your post is a good lesson. Plus, I love imagining your little pirate boy.

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