Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Ancestry Journey Continues....



Did you watch "Who do you think you are?" last night? Well, I did and I loved the story on Cindy Crawford's family. Her family history took her all the way back to the 700s! Wow! I'm not going to summarize her story here but I encourage you to watch it on TLC.
Well, I finally got my results from Ancestry! I was shocked! And not that I didn't have American Indian in me. I did have 4% "Uncertain", so I upload my DNA results to Gedmatch. What is Gedmatch? Well, it's a website that offers a service that makes a deeper comparison between genealogies and DNA test results to identify ancestral connections with distant cousins. Exciting, right? So, Gedmatch will unveil the 4% "Uncertain" and will breakdown the other ethnicities cited by Ancestry DNA.
I am happy to report that I have met via the website, several new cousins. One of which, I've become friends with on Facebook. This journey is turning out to be pretty amazing thus far.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Chop Salad....



During the summer months I really don't want to eat anything but fresh veggies and fruits. And how can you use them for dinner...nothing quite beats a good old chop salad. The beautiful thing about a chop salad, is that you can make it however you want using those fresh veggies and fruits. Chop those veggies and fruits in small bits, add your favorite salad dressing and there's dinner....or lunch. And because there are many different variations of mixing veggies, fruits, and salad dressings...you shouldn't grow too bored with the chop salad. 

jenessasdinners.blogspot.com or my pinterest page

















 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Farmhouse Love...



I love the conveniences that living in the city offers. However, I grew up in the country and there are things about the country that I love as well...gardens, farm animals, pastures, trees, streams, and country cooking. Most of all, I really love the architecture...barns and FARMHOUSES! Who doesn't love a well kept farmhouse, right?
If you are lucky enough to find an original farmhouse with the perfect surroundings, chances are it will need some repairs. 
Take a look at some of the farmhouses I found on various sites and saved to my Pinterest. If you click on the link, it will take you to my pin. The pins will take you to the original site.




Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Who do you think you are? You might be surprised


Have you ever sat down with older family members and listen to their stories about your ancestors? Has any of the stories left you wanting to know more about your family? Well, I've heard so many stories that it left me wondering about the DNA that flowed through my veins. It's no wonder I became hooked on the television show "Who do you think you are?". If you haven't seen it and don't know what it's all about, the show shares celebrities discovering amazing things about their families/ancestors. I'm currently working on my family tree and my husband's family tree on Ancestry.com. I've got to tell you, we are having a lot of fun with it. There's a lot of research involved but well worth it.