Monday, March 30, 2009


Welcome to Fireflies and Jellybeans.

We are Fawnda and Jeannine, best friends, and we run this blog together! 
 Our blog name is after our names... Fawnda and Jeannine... F&J.... Fireflies and Jellybeans. 
 In case you were wondering, now- you know! ; )
Here are some random BFF facts about us:
  • We have known each other since Kindergarden and have been best friends since 7th grade.  
  • Jeannine technically got deported from Germany coming home for Fawnda's wedding.  It was OK since she was coming home anyway, but it was scary for her none-the-less!
  • We pranked one of our friends once by mailing him Fawnda's dead fish (don't worry, we put it in a plastic bag first).  He never found out it was us and he blamed someone else for years and years.  We didn't have the guts (pun intended!) to tell him it was us in the end. 
  • We went to the same college, but we were never roommates to save our friendship!  It worked! :) 
  • In junior high we would call each other every morning and talk on the phone for a 1/2 an hour before school.  Then Jeannine would walk over to Fawnda's house and we would walk to the bus together.   
  • We celebrated Christmas Eve-Eve by having a sleep over every year up until Fawnda was married.  We still talk on the phone on Christmas Eve-Eve! :) 
  • Even though we live states apart we talk on the phone regularly and keep up through e-mail and blogging! 
Here is a little about Fawnda;

Hello, I am Fawnda, I live in the Twin Cities Area of Minnesota, and have my whole life. I have been married to my wonderful husband since 1998, and have 3 kids -  2 kids adopted from Korea  and 1 biological son. (1st son- born 2008 and 2nd daughter born 2010 3rd son born in 2013). Before kids, I was a middle school math teacher, and I still have a passion for middle school kids and teaching so I plan to return to that field once my kids are older.

I have always loved being artistic and creative. When I am not creating, sewing, or crafting, I enjoy reading, watching a good movie, cooking, playing out side with my kiddos and talking on the phone (I LOVE to talk on the phone, I could do it all day... wait - sometimes I do)  Some of my favorite things include: new clothes, summer, Harry Potter, sleep, and peanut butter! I am on Pinterest here, and Twitter here. And F&J's FaceBook page is here!

Here is a little about Jeannine:

Hi, I’m Jeannine. I grew up in the ‘burbs of Minneapolis, and migrated to Northern Indiana in 2000.
It is here that I met my husband, married in 2003, and have since acquired 5 beautiful children. I
say “acquired” because they came to me by different means. My oldest is my husband’s {which makes her my step daughter, but she lives with us full time so I get to claim her}, the next two are mine biologically, and the last two we fostered from birth until we adopted them in 2011. We are a multi-racial, blended family, and I love it. I also love all kinds of art, gardening, photography, “green” living, healthy eating, coffee, camping, and anything “outdoorsy.”

I’m not as crafty as Fawnda (but someday, when the kids are older and I have more time, I hope to be), though occasionally I come up with an easy craft or activity to share. With my busy household, I’m always looking for easy, healthy recipes, organizational ideas, and simple, fun things for my kids to do. I love being part of this blog, hanging out here in the background. You can find my family blog here, and my photography blog here. I am also on Pinterest and Facebook!

We love to read comments, so let us know if you like something!

If you would like to contact us with project ideas, questions or sponsorship, here is our e-mail:

Fawnda and Jeannine


Tai Bender said...

oooOOOooo! I emailed! Thanks for the opportunity!

CassieU said...

Love the pics...glad you used them! It was fun to read about your history together...really enjoyed it.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this site!!! So cute!!!

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