Jennie Love

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Jennie Love is a native Phoenician turned Scottsdale-ite. Jennie and her wonderful husband Scott have two adorable little boys, Robert, the sweet & spunky "threenager," and baby Weston, who is full of cuddles and smiles. As a family, they enjoy the Phx Zoo, riding the rails at the train park, and exploring hiking trails. Jennie is a yoga instructor at Modern Milk in Scottsdale and routinely subs at Moksha Yoga Phx. While indulging in all things beauty related, Jennie also loves cooking, wine, chocolate, and spending quality time with her family & friends. But her favorite pastime is to browse through Target all by herself.
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Dr. Kelly’s Trusted, Convenient, Affordable Surgical Care for Our Four-Legged Friends

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Bonnie is our family's four-year old shepherd and lab mix. She is such a good dog. We adopted her as a very young puppy from what I refer to as a backyard breeder. As...
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Pumpkin Chili Served with Pumpkin Cornbread

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5 Trader Joe’s Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

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I love Trader Joe’s.  I love the unique food items and I get super jazzed for all my favorite seasonal treats.  I always find cute gifts to give a hostess or to surprise and delight...
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How to Wean a Stubborn Toddler from Breastfeeding

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Everything’s Fine: Confessions from the Wife of an Underreactor

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Mama Has the Kindergarten Blues

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My first born headed to Kindergarten last week and I am not okay. I know that I will learn to deal with it and eventually I’ll be okay, but for now I am not....

Fireworks, Food and Fun! 4th of July in Scottsdale and Surrounding Areas

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Let's Celebrate Independence Day! The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! I love that it is a time to gather with family and friends, but in a more laid back...
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Easy Summer Dinners – Minimal Effort Required

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Food Allergy Friendly Restaurant Round Up

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Spark of Joy in Five Ordinary Items

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Brussels Sprouts: Go-To Veg for Everything

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Teal Pumpkin Project Makes Halloween Inclusive for All Trick-Or-Treaters

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A Love Letter to the Hot Mess Mom on Halloween

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A Limited Understanding and Knowledge Guide to Selecting and Caring for Houseplants

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Viral Foot Soak Recipe Put to the Test

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Homeschool: That’s a Wrap!

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Avocado Toast Served Four Ways

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Semi-Homemade Boxed Cake Mix Hacks

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A Fan Girl’s Ode to The Office Ladies

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Clueless: Confessions of a Homeschooling Mom

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Simplified Organization for 5 Chaotic Areas

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Liberty Wildlife: Nurturing the Nature of Arizona

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Spooky Slime – Easy Halloween DIY

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