Today we have Jennie McGarvey on the show. Jennie is a SAH turned work-from-home mom of 3 school-aged boys, who has been scrapbooking since 2001 and involved online since 2011. Jennie added a paper planner to my line-up in 2014 and has never looked back! She’s been published in print magazines & a member of many design teams since getting involved. Currently, Jennie is am a member of The Happy Planner® Squad, Doodlebug Designs Design Team and Citrus Twist Kit Club design team. In addition, she loves teaching, educating + meeting other paper-crafting and planner enthusiasts.
This episode feels likes the Jennie McGarvey Master Class! Jennie begins the interview talking about the low-lows + the high-highs of her ‘Unexpected 2018’, including the passing of her mother & the opportunity she took to teach in Chile.
Jennie then takes us back through her scrapbooking journey - from the first day she was hooked! The ladies also talk about doing what works for you when it comes to social media, and how to redirect your thoughts and move on from the things we dwell on.
FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE EP //
Jennie on why she makes & shares:
"…it was just fun! It was just…FUN! …and quite frankly, if I’m going to work on creative time, I really want to enjoy it. That’s all. I’m not trying to impress you, I’m not trying to impress anyone else…and if they like it, that’s amazing! That makes me feel good. It makes me feel validated, it makes me feel heard, but at the end of the day, I make them because I like them.”
“I don’t create it because it speaks to people, I create it ‘cause it spoke to me…and am I thrilled that it spoke to someone else? Of course I am! We’re not alone in this. We all want validation…so that’s wonderful. It feels good. …BUT, you really should be creating it because it makes YOU happy, or you wanted to try it, or you were interested in it…not because you wanted to get a boatload of followers…I’ve notice the authentic and the genuine ones that make me feel good are the ones that people really relate to…”
SHOW NOTES //
• The Happy Planner®
• Doodlebug Designs
• Kaitlin Sheaffer
• Geralyn Sy
• Citrus Twist Kits
• Jennie’s regular planner
• Travelers Notebook
• Jennie’s TN HERE + HERE
• Jennie’s Commonplace book in her mini Happy Planner®
• Jennie’s BANANA spread
• Conan O’Brien’s quote
Jennie’s LESS/MORE //
MORE: meaningful experiences + time for experiences, connections, & friends
CURRENTLY ROUND //
(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)
WATCHING: Netflix; Vampire Diaries
READING: Big Magic + Into the Wild
LISTENING TO: podcasts; Casefiles
MAKING: in her planner, her memory planner, TN, & commonplace book
PLANNING: her son’s senior year
LOVING: this season of life
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month + hang out backstage with Amanda, Kristin, and Jennie to hear the convo continue! See ya there!