Category Archives: Friendship

Goodbye Jelly Bean Journals: That’s a Wrap!

Today we are sharing the last post that will appear on Jelly Bean Journals. While it is challenging to say goodbye to this beloved community, the blog has served it’s purpose and we are moving on to our next chapters. We have loved sharing our parenting stories, wins, struggles and experiences just as much as we have loved hearing yours. You have brought us so much joy, laughter, peace, and comfort. We only hope we have offered a small piece of the same to you. Thank you to our family, friends, readers, partners, and guest bloggers, for coming on this journey with us. We will forever be grateful for your support, encouragement, and friendship. We take you with us, and you will always be in our hearts. Here are some words from each of us: Continue reading

Mommy Juice: Ranking Recap of “Momscow Mule Tour!”

Here at Jelly Bean Journals, we honor our very purpose as a blog by celebrating all things sweet and sour about mommyhood. We openly and honestly talk about the good, bad, beautiful, and challenging things we have experienced being mommies. Being a mom also means finding other moms to lean on for support, sisterhood, and fun! Thus, enter our ongoing Mommy Juice Series, our third Mommy Juice event and a recent Momscow Mule Tour with 37 awesome friends! Scroll down to check out details about this event and the drinks we tried.  Continue reading

My Thanks for a Captured Authentic Moment

To this day, this picture is one of my favs. Beautiful L posted it on social media for our group of friends four years ago and Kerstin recently shared it, again, as one of her favorites.

This photo of friends is posed, but it’s not formal or professional. This is a true image. It captured a group of people living in an authentic moment. Continue reading

Mommy Juice: Hot Pumpkin Tom and Jerry

Today’s Mommy Juice Pick: Hot Pumpkin Tom and Jerry

Why I Picked This Mix: I’m still not sure why white girls get a black eye for liking fall and all things pumpkin. Nor do I fully understand what being basic means, but I will readily admit that my favorite season, since forever, is fall. In turn, this may be why I fit the stereotype…but, let me tell you why I don’t care. Continue reading

Mommy Juice: Momscow Mule Tour!

Moms! We are offering another Mommy Juice Tour!

Join us in downtown Casper for a night of drinks featuring Moscow Mules and Moscow Mule inspired drinks. Our “Momscow Mule” Tour will feature sips and eats from some of our favorite local places including Raccas Pizzeria NapolentanaGaslight Social, and Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom. Registration is required.

                       

As always, transportation from Casper Executive Car and Limo will be provided for drop offs in Casper, Mills and Evansville. It’s the perfect way to spend time with old and new friends after the hustle and bustle of Halloween. (If you have a college sports fan in your life, have them catch the University of Wyoming vs Colorado State game at Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom at 5:00PM and let them know you will join them close to halftime! They can have a ride home at the end of the night, too, for an extra $8.) We call this a Mommy Juice Tour in honor of our series, but you don’t have to be a mommy to participate!

                                            

Your night will include great company, Moscow Mules and mule inspired drinks; dinner featuring pizza, bread, and salad; a ranking card to provide feedback on your drinks; entry to a copper cup prize drawing; and transportation (within the Casper, Mills and Evansville area)! Have your ride drop you off at Raccas Pizzeria Napolentana (430 S Ash St, Casper, WY 82601). We will take you home at the end of the night. You must be 21 years old to join us.

We had an awesome turnout and an amazing time on our Mommy Juice Margarita Tour and our Mommy Juice: Hang at the Hangar with Mystic Mountain Tour. Like last time, spaces are limited and your spot is not confirmed until your registration form is complete and payment arrangements have been made. No group registrations will be accepted.

Mommy Juice Tour Agenda:

4:00 pm     Arrive at Raccas Pizzeria Napolentana (430 S Ash St, Casper, WY 82601) to Meet Up & Dive into Your Moscow Mule Flight

4:45 pm     Enjoy Raccas Pizzeria Napolentana’s Yummy Eats for Dinner

5:25 pm     Head Out to Gaslight Social for Moscow Mule Stop #2

6:30 pm     Head Out to Frontier Brewing for Moscow Mule Inspired Sips

7:00 pm     Enjoy Sweet & Savory Eats for Dessert & Snacks

7:30 pm     Door Prize Drawing: Moscow Mule Copper Cup Set

8:00 pm     Partners, Friends & Spouses Meet Up at Frontier Brewing Co.

Remember, the University of Wyoming game is playing at 5:00PM at Frontier Brewing Co. Send your plus one to their taproom and let them know you’ll be in around half time!

9:00 pm     Catch the White Bus for East Side Rides Home

OR

10:00 pm  Catch the White Bus for West Side Rides Home

Cost:

Prepay $55

Pay at the Event $65

This price includes great company, drinks, food, a ranking card, door prize entry, transportation, and a hoot of a time.

CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER, only. Payment for prepay must be postmarked by Friday, October 27, 2017. Make checks out to Jelly Bean Journals.

To Register:

Register using the form below, mail your payment, and mark your calendar for Saturday, November 4th @ 4:00PM!

Our Sponsors

To Sponsor

If you’d like to sponsor our tour, contact us at contact@jellybeanjournals.com.

Past Mommy Juice Tour Info

Mommy Juice: Ranking Recap of “Hang at the Hangar with Mystic Mountain Tour!”

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Margarita Tour & What Does Being a Mom Mean to You?

Mommy Juice: Join Us on a Margarita Tour

Mommy Juice: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzers

Mommy Juice: Irish Hot Chocolate Buzz

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks Tour #2

Mommy Juice: 3 Classic Margarita Mocktails

Thank You Casper Executive Car & Limo!

She’s At The Lake

Since losing my dad a decade ago, my mom has been rolling solo. Watching my mom lose her very best friend was almost worse than holding my dad’s hand for the last time. Part of me wanted her to find another companion. She certainly never planned to say goodbye to such a young husband and as each year rolled by without him, she was reminded of the plans they made but would never enjoy together. I watched this wear her down. She started to believe she would live the entire second half of her life alone. My fun loving and vivacious mother was turning Continue reading

Yes To Tomatoes Face Mask Review #momtruth Vlog

Get ready to hear some hilarious mom truth in this not-so-expert review of a Yes to Tomatoes Face Mask. Epic failure using beauty products is just part of the mommy game for me! I also know about one of life’s best kept beauty secrets – laughing at myself!

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Mommy Juice: Ranking Recap of “Hang at the Hangar with Mystic Mountain Tour!”

Here at Jelly Bean Journals, we honor our very purpose as a blog by celebrating all things sweet and sour about mommyhood. We openly and honestly talk about the good, bad, beautiful, and challenging things we have experienced being mommies. Being a mom also means finding other moms to lean on for support, sisterhood, and fun! Thus, enter our ongoing Mommy Juice Series and a recent night out with 39 awesome friends! Scroll down to check out details about this event and the drinks we tried. At the very end of this post you will find out what our participants had to say. Continue reading

All the Single Working Mommies

All the Single Working Mommies:

I see you and I couldn’t possibly pretend to fully understand your reality. I will tell you that when my husband is away at a work conference, I can barely hack it. From the moment he leaves I start a mental countdown to the time when my support will return. Continue reading

Mommy Juice: Hang at the Hangar with Mystic Mountain Tour!

We are offering another Mommy Juice Tour!

Join us at The Hangar for a night of drinks featuring Moonshine from Mystic Mountain Distillery, live music from Ten Ton Cadillac, and transportation from Casper Executive Car and Limo! It’s the perfect way to spend time with old and new friends. We call this a Mommy Juice Tour in honor of our series, but you don’t have to be a mommy to participate!

Your night will include great company, five drinks, pizza, salad, live music, a ranking card to provide feedback on your drinks, entry to a prize drawing, and transportation! Have your ride drop you off at the East or West Side WalMart in Casper, WY. We will take you home at the end of the night. You must be 21 years old to join us.

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We had an awesome turnout and an amazing time on our Mommy Juice Margarita Tour. Like last time, spaces are limited and your spot is not confirmed until your registration form is complete and payment arrangements have been made. No group registrations will be accepted.

Mommy Juice Tour Agenda:

4:00 pm                 East Side WalMart Drop Off (4400 E 2nd St)

OR

4:40 pm                 West Side WalMart Drop Off (4255 CY Ave)

5:00 pm                 Drink Tour Time at The Hangar with Mystic Mountain Distillery Spirits

6:00 pm                 Pizza and Salad

7:00 pm                 Prize Drawings

8:00 pm                 Ten Ton Cadillac Live Music

10:00 pm               East Side Rides Home

OR

11:00 pm               West Side Rides Home

Cost:

Prepay $55

Pay at the Event $65

This price includes great company, five drinks, pizza, salad, live music, a ranking card, door prize entry, transportation, and a hoot of a time.

CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER, only. Payment for prepay must be postmarked by Monday, February 27, 2017. Make checks out to Jelly Bean Journals.

To Register

Register using the form below, mail your payment, and mark your calendar for Friday, March 4th. Registration form must be completed by Monday, February 27, 2017.

Our Sponsors

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To Sponsor

If you’d like to sponsor our tour, contact us at contact@jellybeanjournals.com.

Past Mommy Juice Tour Info

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Margarita Tour & What Does Being a Mom Mean to You?

Mommy Juice: Join Us on a Margarita Tour

Mommy Juice: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzers

Mommy Juice: Irish Hot Chocolate Buzz

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks Tour #2

Mommy Juice: 3 Classic Margarita Mocktails

Thank You Casper Executive Car & Limo!