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 10, 2019 | Red's Weekly Threads

Red’s *First Ever* Weekly Thread! 5/10

by Jennifer


Mother’s Day weekend to be exact ? Hope your Sunday is exactly how you want it to be. I feel like each year is different as far as what I want. Some years I like doing lunch and normal life with the family and other years I want to board a flight to Mexico only if it meant I’d have to come straight back that same night… at least I got out and drank some mojitos on the flight. Do they sell mojitos on airplanes? Not important.

First Newsletter in the books y’all! So how this works is super simple- I’m listing out all the things for easy skimming. Some people don’t like to read much and I want to make this as painless as possible to find what you’re looking for each week. For my peeps who dig a good life update with personal details, I’ve got that for you down at the end of each newsletter ??

Blog Posts Published

Mother’s Day Amazon Gift Guide– May be a little late for Mother’s Day but all of these things I would buy for myself so thought I’d re-share!

Things I’ve mentioned this week in IG stories

American Eagle White Shorts: Fav white shorts because they are granny panty safe- none of that see through business. I’m talking, dark purple granny panty approved ??

American Eagle Bermuda Shorts: Waiting for these currently but thought I’d share since they will most likely be my new favorite and they are BOGO 50% off right now!

American Eagle Denim Shorts: Favorite denim shorts I own and they aren’t show-your-butt-shorts which is a complete win in my book. Longer in length but not bermuda length.

Amazon Earrings with Flower back detail: OBSESSED with this ten pack of earrings. And they are $11. These were my number one seller this week after I showed them in my stories. I’m surprised they didn’t sell out! (They just raised the price a dollar… we see you, sneaky Amazon.)

Layered necklace: One of the Amazon necklaces I’ve been wearing in stories this week. Love me an inexpensive Amazon necklace.

Tanning System: I gave away this tanning system for my April giveaway! Lots of people ask about this weekly so I’m posting it here for ya!

Tanning Solution: I get the liter and it lasts me over a year, tanning once a week.

Foot covers: These keep the bottom of your feet looking like an oompa loompa. They work great!

Outfits from this week

Black Jumpsuit: Amazon find and I’m buying a second color! So so cute! I have the size small.

Old Navy Kids 2 Piece Swimsuit: Berkley’s gingham two piece that was in stories!

Old Navy Kids Blue One piece Swimsuit: Berkley’s blue stripe with ruffle one piece!

Flowered Shoes: Her little rubber tennis that make great “pool shoes”

Over-sized olive lightweight sweatshirt: I always get a ton of messages asking for this link when I wear it. One of my all time cozy-favs!

Amazon leggings: The bomb and one of my best sellers. Comes in like 1,956 colors.

Weekly Try-on (Old Navy)

Mid Rise Cuffed Denim Shorts– $10

Mid Rise Boyfriend Dipped Dyed Shorts

High-Rise Secret-Slim Shorts

Pocket front button skirt

Slim fit high neck tank My new FAV for Summer! A must have and only $10 right now!


American Eagle extra % off clearance & 25% off online only with code: YASSS25

American Eagle 25% off all Jeans and Shorts!

Old Navy up to 50% off jeans and more!

Old Navy Shorts Sale starting at $10!!

Joe’s New Balance Outlet FREE SHIPPING + EXTRA 20% OFF WITH CODE: MOM20

Carter’s 50% off swim this weekend

Currently Watching

Netflix series You: We are only three episodes in. Graphic “adult relations” sessions may do me in… we shall see how long I can be uncomfortable. Definitely intriguing and holds your attention!

Currently Reading

The Wife Between Us: So, I’m only a few chapters into this book but it’s good. It’s in the same wheelhouse as Gone Girl and Girl on the Train- suspenseful- psychological thriller, so I’m hoping it keeps my attention… I’ll keep you posted!

The 52 Storey Treehouse is what I am currently reading with the kiddos! Von and I take turns reading aloud and Berkley is just along for the ride. It’s super goofy, language is okay… I’ve skipped over stupid one time “that was a stupid idea” but other than that it’s just a silly and over the top read. The kids will learn nothing but will laugh!


Dry Shampoo: I use this even when my hair is clean just to give it more volume! It’s seriously magic. Once you use it you’ll never switch, for real.

Detangler: This smells AMAZING and what I use to tame all of the rats nests in my hair as well as Berkley’s hair. So so good! It’s very apparent when I forget to use it…. ?

Summer outdoor fun/toys

Slackline similar to ours! Ours is sold out, y’all sold out two models to be exact! The kids have had the best time with ours, such a great find!

Infant / toddler swing we attached to slackline for Vivi!

I thought this fort structure kit was awesome for indoor fort building during hot days! $30- just add sheets on top ?

Educational Tools

For all of my Mamas who need Reading and Letter Practice suggestions- this is for YOU! *You can pin and save for later ??

(All items are numbered and linked below graphic)

READING part 2

 1. Tracing book / 2. Sight words Readers / 3. Phonics Pathways / 4. Dr. Seuss / 5. Roll-A-Word / 6. CVC Toolbox / 7. Letter Cubes / 8. Letter Practice Dry-Erase Board / 9. Beginners Reading Book / 10. Letter Cube Blends / 11. Silly Sentences / 12. Sight Words Practice Pages / 13. Wipe off Sight Words / 14. Sight Words Bingo / 15. Wipe On-Wipe Off Letters / 16. Self Correcting Puzzle / 17. Word Puzzle / 18. Uppercase Letters / 19. Word Study / 20. Lowercase Letters

Personal Updates

Coffee shop news: We’re working on getting gift cards and awesome merch! We still have a long way to go with the renovation that hasn’t started yet and the entire re-branding process. We’re so ready to not only get started but also be done with it completely. Mike and I stop in the shop for a while almost daily so come by and see us!

Mike is still lucky to be married to me 😉 He’s doing well and is finding so much happiness in that little coffee shop. He can’t wait to expand to more locations- it’s coming!

I’m always tired since Vivi started waking up in the middle of the night once she hit five months old, her sister did the exact same thing! BUT I’m so happy right now. Tired but the happiest and most content I’ve been in a long time. I consider myself to be an overall happy person, always have been, but lately it’s just been this constant “I love my life” joy that I’ve been carrying and for that I am so grateful ? Choosing to wake up and be happy is a skill that we have to choose to practice but once we wake up looking for the happy stuff in our day to day grind life just becomes a little more sunny, don’t you think?

Von and Berkley are still crazy.

Vivi sits up so well, farts as loud as the rest of her family members (not me though, duh), and is obsessed with the chaos her brother and sister force upon her every day which is so good because there is just so much chaos ?

As always, I am so glad that y’all are here doing life with us. Your encouragement and support mean more to me than you will ever know! Wishing all of you a GREAT weekend!sign off2

*one of the pictures I ended up not using for our recent giveaway… the balloon releasing air and flying in action ?

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  • The Wife Between Us is a great book!
  • Well I have to say your first newsletter is an amazing success! You are so organized listing everything. I only wish I lived in the USA so I could take advantage of all these fantastic sales and deals. I love your style of writing, you are so funny, you make me honestly laugh out loud! I also love what you said about “choosing to wake up and be happy”. That is so true and something I try to do every day as well. Look forward to your next newsletter and of course seeing your wonderful stories and pics on Instagram. I did drop in the coffee shop a couple weeks ago when I was visiting my friend but sadly one of your staff said “oh you just missed her” when I asked if you were available - you can imagine how bummed I was! I’ll try again when I visit next year ???
  • Loved this weekly round up, I catch up on your instagram daily and still read this over ?❤️ Thanks for the educational stuff will definitely look into getting some of these things
  • You are hilarious!!!
  • You discuss your sizes when you try things on but I can’t find your stats (height, weight) anywhere. Any chance you can share so we can compare?
  • you rambling makes my days so much better:)
  • How fun!!!!! Wow this seems like a lot of work for you though!
  • Great format and easy to use. Two thumbs up. Love your IG stories, you always leave me with a smile. Thanks for all your hard work with all the content you cover. Just the cutest family
  • I cannot wait to hear your review of A Wife Between Us. It’s one of my favorite books!
  • You make me laugh every day! Hope you always keep choosing to be happy!
  • Love that you recommended Phonics Pathways! Taught my sons how to read with that wonderful resource years ago!
  • Love it! Really like the format with personal stuff at the end! Thank you for the summer outdoor activity ideas!
  • This is great! I watch your stories everyday! You make me laugh! I am a redhead, too! Thanks for sharing your joy with all of us!m
  • I want the same Moms Day as you...the thought of going somewhere would be wonderful but the thought of being away makes me sad. Ya can’t win for trying! ?
  • Enjoy spending time with you and your kiddos- a bright spot in my day!
  • love all of you! Your bring fun and laughter to many... So thank you for being you.
  • Thought this was a really good start to the weekly threads! Love how its organized and the personal life updates at the end. I cant definitely "hear" your voice while reading this! Keep it coming! And I just love keeping up with you on IG and now here. Also love your positive attitude! Thanks for making me smile every single day!
  • So love your ramblings! You are my daily dose of laughter. I can't do much shopping right now but love how you don't take yourself too seriously. Keep doing what your doin' girl, your family makes me smile! (And SO love watching Miss Vivi grow!)?
  • I love this post! The format is perfect! Thank you for sharing your life and humor! You inspired me to wake up and choose to look for the happy in life!!!
  • I’m bummed I didn’t win the spray tan gun?. But, I love watching all the crazy, fun things you post. Makes my day! I especially love showing friends and family you as a hotdog! That really makes me smile. So thank you! Leslie
  • Love this post! You make things so easy to find. I may need that jumpsuit :-)
  • Thank you, RRH for your first newsletter! Entertaining and informative...you make me smile.
  • Enjoy this page that is so well organized and just fun to read. It has a very positive vibe.
  • This is a great idea..... I love watching your stories and never want to miss a thing but sometimes all those little dots seem overwhelming so this is perfect and keeps me up-to-date with what’s going on in your house (because I need to know ~I’m obsessed ?) I love the book rec! I will definitely be reading that now . Happy Mother’s Day ?
  • Love the family update ! Love your posts and stories! I'm a middle aged plus size, and no one I've see on IG shares clothes for us........ But I still enjoy you emensley !
  • I watch you every day! You bring such happiness to my day, as well as great ideas for fashion, home decor , and educational items for kids! Thank you for being real and always looking at the bright/humorous side of things! It’s so refreshing! You are such a great mom! I have 6 kiddos and I think you too should have more! Your kids are adorable ☺️?
  • LOVE how this is organized! (Though my bank account is certainly suffering as a result!) thanks for the laughs and good humor and positive outlook on life...we could all use more of that in this world<3 hoping to someday see your coffee shop, til then thanks for what you do from Iowa
  • Love , love your stories daily and seeing those adorable kiddos ! My husband always tells me , " stop watching the Rambling Redhead , you just want to buy stuff!" ? Seriously I do want all the stuff ! You are my laugh for the day...don' t ever stop !! :) Happy Mothers Day !!
  • Thanks so much for putting so much effort into everything that you do! I truly look forward to following along with you and your family as you do life! As a mom of four, I know how hard it can be to just make it through the day sometimes so I truly appreciate that you make time to share with us!
  • Loooove it!! Thanks for all the links! I love the reading section! I just finished The Wife Between Us! It’s good! Thanks for the laughs every day! Happy Mother’s Day!
  • I am loving this weekly recap!!! Thank you for all you do from the info to the laughs! It makes my day to watch your stories!
  • You are a hoot! ?. Watching you maneuver through each day, chaos and all, reminds me that our life is normal. ?. You and your family are precious! Thanks for opening up your home to bring us all so much joy and laughter.
  • Great idea for a weekly post. It makes things really easy to find. Love your instagram stories. They make my day. I no longer have young kids in the house (actually 2 out of 3 are not in the house at all lol) but it is a great reminder of what things were. Your kids are adorable and Vivi omg just want to bite her cheeks! Thanks for letting us into your world!
  • Love this post! Easy format! Perfect! Happy Mother’s Day!
  • I love this page!! This makes things so much easier and if I miss something then I will be able to see it on here. I tell everyone about you and your family. You are so funny and so real!! You have so many moments that make me think, " so I am not alone." Happy Mother's Day to you!!! Keep up the funny post love watching them daily while on the treadmill. Makes time go by allot faster.
  • Love this! Thanks for doing this for all of us! Happy Mothers Day!!! First class may get you a mojito! ???
  • For the one with ADD, this is perfect! To the point and full of great content! Keep it coming girl!
  • I just started getting your email letter. Love the format. So easy to jump to a certain item! Love your happy crazy life and that you choose to share with us. Wish i lived there so i could visit your shop and also meet the crazy gang. I think mentioned having merchandise, I assume that will have your new coffee shop name. you do know that all of us fans will want to purchase your stuff even if we can't visit your shop. We want to be part of Armor Up! Be ready for all your fans pursue of Texas!!!!