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Jenilee Fleetwood
Greensboro, NC
32 year old taking this life one day at a time with daily doses of grace...
Interests: I prefer the country over the city and the mountains over the beach. I enjoy red wine, quiet, reading, movies, writing, crafts, and history. I cuss sometimes. I prefer jeans and flats over a skirt and heels. My dog gets on my nerves, but he sure is cute. I don't enjoy parties, but love getting together with a close friend or two. Snow days are my favorite. I love Jesus more than anything.
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The fear surrounding Harper Lee's second novel has been as palpable as the excitement. I purchased the book yesterday and have not read a single page, but from what I'm reading and hearing, Lee's portrayal of Atticus is less than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at TWIRL
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Galloping down the dusty street of a dilapidated western town, John Wayne sweeps in forcefully taking command of the chaos. The hero with the shiny badge saves the day. Every time. He does so with ease, confidence, and grace. Even... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at TWIRL
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Speaking of being inconvenienced, this quote has been running amuck in my mind. I can't shake these words. When I initially read it, I immediately thought, "Yes. That's it." My very next thought was, "Wait, that doesn't sound right." My... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at TWIRL
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Watch this clip first! Jennifer Garner crying on the Today show matters. Click on the link above if you haven't seen it! We cannot relate to an actress who makes millions of dollars and is on tour promoting her new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at TWIRL
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My diet coke arrives just as I become settled, because I'm known at this little restaurant. That is just so sweet to me, reminding me on a small scale how much we as humans crave to be known, visible, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at TWIRL
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I think this image came from the Hopeologie website. It's a brand new year. Again. Thank you, Jesus. BRING IT. New Year's Eve makes me cry. I prefer staying at home, listening to cute boy bands and Taylor Swift party... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at TWIRL
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These girls. Words escape me in my humble attempt to articulate the adoration and respect I have for their sweet selves. Walking in the door to a Leading Ladies meeting and becoming vulnerable is brave. They do not even realize... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at TWIRL
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Leading Ladies has ventured through a transformation. The group began as an idea that stewed in my mind for two years and evolved into a club for high school girls. Leading Ladies experienced a great run at the secondary level.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at TWIRL
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Kids teach me every day, and I am the one getting paid to help and serve them. The first few weeks of school can be traumatic for some, especially a kindergartner. Torn from all they know, stripped from the safe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at TWIRL
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Walking down the aisles at Target and Walmart, bombarded by the endless array of school supplies is a reminder of a new school year approaching. Summer is taking her final few breaths, and Fall is about to be born. There... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at TWIRL
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I'm purposely trying to mix up some of the more serious posts and the fun and random posts. I need the variety too. I think way too much and can get on my own nerves thinking about deep things all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at TWIRL
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For the first time in 2 years, I went for a morning run. Sweating it out, pushing myself, and practicing breathing in and out without thinking felt good, healthy, and right. As I turned the corner into my second lap,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at TWIRL
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I've been eyeing this rooster art, a piece of local art by Shelly Henning, for about a year now. Chartreuse, a consignment store near Spring Garden Road, is relocating to a barn in Thomasville, NC. Every thing had to go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at TWIRL
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Monster Cookies definitely live up to the title. The recipe makes at least 24 of them, which puts me in a bind, as most recipes do. I can NEVER eat all of what I make and end up wasting SO... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at TWIRL
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It is almost midnight, and I am lying in bed just having finished watching a Youtube video of Priscilla Shirer speaking. She is one of my favorite Christian speakers. It is almost morning again, and I am a weary tired,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at TWIRL
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Summer has not been experienced without the pleasure of trying a blueberry-peach something. I made a Blueberry Peach Crumble tonight, and I really have no words. The combination has never crossed my mind until Pinterest came about. Go visit this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at TWIRL
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A storm is rolling in, so the patio door is open. Nothing is more calming to me than a thunder storm rolling in on the tail of a smoldering summer day. It puts me in the mood to drink wine,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at TWIRL
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I have been avoiding blogging similar to how I avoid florescent office lighting. It has me scared. I don't have an amazing web designer to ensure my blog is aesthetically pleasing or navigationally efficient. I have NO clue how to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at TWIRL
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When it snows, I cook. It just feels like the right thing to do. Tonight, I made a Queso Taco Pasta Bake. You can find the recipe here at the Picky Palate! You literally make your own queso. I took... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at TWIRL
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As a small thank you to some colleagues who helped me put on a Valentine's Day dance at one of my schools, I assembled a little gift. I discovered the idea on Pinterest and wanted to pass it on to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at TWIRL
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I made this candy bark over Christmas break. The nice thing about a recipe like this is its versatility! It works for every holiday or occasion. Just change out the M&M color scheme! These make perfect little gifts, too. 1.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at TWIRL
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Teenage girls love donuts. After tonight, I have to say that they like donuts better than cupcakes. Now I know and will do better in that regard. They even knew that the optimal time to heat a donut is precisely... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at TWIRL
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God knows my love language. It's snow. The past three days have been so lovely. Snow blanketed Greensboro, and time slowed. The weather carved out space, allowing me to make my home beautiful and neat. At 31 years old, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at TWIRL
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