About Jennifer Todryk
Hey there! I’m Jenn.

Things get a little loud and chaotic over here from time to time. I blame the three child beasts ... and Mike is loud too. But, I hope to bring you nothing but happiness, inspiration, good home decor and only the comfiest clothing recommendations because, who really enjoys pants .... ? And most importantly a good laugh. I hope you laugh a lot… even if it’s at my expense.

- Jennifer
May 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

At Age Eleven I Was Published In A Book. Here Is What Was Published (it’s breathtaking).

by Jennifer

Just thought I’d share something fun on this lovely Saturday morn’.

I know that my writing has changed a lot over the years, heck, my writing has changed a lot since my first blog post last July (there were so many typos).

But this gem is real different. This poem was resurrected when a classmate posted it on Facebook recently, and I’m so glad she did. Because of this poem, I was able to remember what life was like in the year 1999. What really mattered to me as an eleven-year-old child. I was a fifth grader, and I was selected as one of the few students who were to be published in a book. Where is this book? What is this book called?

No clue.

Here I am in the fifth grade, rocking my Tommy Hilfiger turtle neck and Limited Too lime fleece vest.

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But here is the poem that launched me into stardom.

Or launched me into sixth grade. That is the only place I was launched. 

Grab some tissues, it gets deep.

“The Rodeo”

By: Life as a Rambling Redhead in the fifth grade.


My favorite line? “It feels like Heaven, we all know, when you win a prize in a rodeo.

or, “but when you ride them it seems faster not slow” – definitely a close second.

So poetic. So deep…. so hick.

If you couldn’t tell, I loved horses and competing in play-days (rodeos for children).

This was it, guys. This was the start of my blogging career. Mrs. Karen Pillars saw raw talent. I mean, it’s almost exactly the same tone as I have now, right?

Would you still follow my blog if I wrote about horses and rodeo prizes?

don’t answer that in the comments section.

-Until the next time this redhead rambles.

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  • Keep it up, I love your INSTANtgrand
  • This is so adorable Jen. Also, very brilant for a 5th grader, such wisdom. I loved that you shared this treasure. Thank you! Yes! I would be reading your horse blog too, I love horses and rode them when I was younger. Many Blessings to you and your sweet family.