Let's Shake the Dust Off with a....Fancy Finds Friday...Kinda.

This Fancy Finds Friday will be slightly different.

I hope to continue either this or alternatively my, Mid-Week Coffee Break, but I wanted to take a minute and re-introduce myself and introduce my husband!

If you follow me on Instagram, @ThatGalJenna, none of this will be news to you. Really my entire story since 2016 won't be news to you! But hopefully, it'll be a fun glimpse either way.

When I left Gainesville and moved back to Jacksonville. I was at a complete loss. I had no idea what any day would hold. Little did I know that in the massive amounts of chaos, there would be a shining light at the end of the tunnel.

Tinder was introduced when I was married to my first husband. Therefore, I had no idea what all the fuss was about, so I took the opportunity to explore the craze when I left my ex. What a weird world to dive into after being married. I was really using it as a tool to get myself out there. I met a handful of people that didn't amount to much of anything except a Tinder story or two but then, I met someone who would end up being my future husband. Whoa. What? Yep. That fateful first date back in December of 2016. We were both in similar chapters of our lives. Both on the road to divorce. Same old story, married before we were really ready and then divorce happening before too much time had passed. My advice to any ladies in their mid-20's out there...just because someone asks...doesn't mean you have to say yes! It's true what they say, you change A LOT in your 20's, I know I did! What seems like a great idea at 25 may not feel all that great at 29 or 30. So think before you leap! Just an old lady's advice that you didn't ask for!

So yes, I met my husband on Tinder. Never did I think I'd utter those words. So we dated, we had our ups and downs, we both got divorced within a few months of one another (please keep in mind, our separations and following divorces, were already started before we ever met! It wasn't a drama-filled situation) and we went along our merry way. In December of 2017, a year after we met, we got engaged. On Christmas. I was one of THOSE girls! Fast-forward to November of 2018, we were getting hitched in Asheville, NC. My childhood second home where I spent many a holidays with my mom and my grandparents who resided in Asheville. I couldn't imagine a better place to tie the knot.

We kept it simple. We were what was important. We got married with only my parents and my husband's mom and family friend. We said "I Do" at the Sky Bar attached to the Flatiron building in Asheville, NC. What a view. We honeymooned in a cabin a couple hours away from Asheville for a week. We explored NC and TN. We made a promise to ourselves to go back to continue or explorations.

We came back home as husband and wife. My husband now a "father" to my cats (Benny, Olive, and Trixie) and me...now a step-mom to the best kid a gal could ask to be a second mom to. Oh yeah, I have a son now! Who would have thunk it?

Let's jump ahead 7 months....we bought a home together. A townhome that is officially where our family resides. I will share photos of the house and the progress another time! Also, DIY projects, not for the faint of heart.

So with all that said, here are some photos of all the stuff mentioned above. I hope this wasn't a miserable recap and you were able to stick it out!

Wedding Day - 
**Tip - have the wedding YOU want - even if it makes other people scratch their heads in confusion. It happened to us, it's a good thing we didn't make our choices for other people!

Oh yeah, I got a few more tattoos since 2016 too. Spoiler alert.

Flowers from Lot450Shop
Floral Crown from BeauXOXO
Dress - Thredup - second hand
Groom's Ring - GrownRings
Bride's Ring - MichelliaFineJewelry

If there's any other item you see that you're curious about where it came from, drop me a note!


A few honeymoon photos because...it's so pretty.
**Tip - Take as much time as you can to see new things, revisit old things, talk, and explore on your honeymoon. No matter where you go. 

We spent a good chunk of time at our cabin located in Robbinsville, NC. If you're looking for a cabin make sure to check out Watershed Cabins. We had a fantastic experience with them!

We fished, or my husband did, and I caught one and felt bad for catching it so I was a spectator and cheerleader most of the time! We went to Coopers Creek Trout Pond in Bryson City, NC. Boy was it tricky to find and get to, but worth it!

We ventured into Cherokee, NC to see the views and to do a little tourist shopping.

We ventured down the Dragon's Tail to get to Knoxville, TN and had a blast walking the streets of downtown Knoxville. What a neat place. We will definitely be back there!

We took a hike in Stecoah, NC. 

And smooched our way through all the mountain-side views. 


I'll stop there! It goes without saying...the past 3 years have been a whirlwind and good and bad...and ugly. But boy did making my way through the bad and the ugly prove to be worthwhile. 

Come back soon, I'll be here!

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