Friday, November 25, 2011

i PRINTED a book!

I'm coming up on my 2 year anniversary of starting "nightly doodles" and to celebrate i printed a whimsically inspiring book of my drawings JUST IN TIME for the holidays! :) I'm elated, and can't wait to share it with you! I should get a shipment of them on December 6th and then can photograph them and show you how they look! 

Stay tuned....

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

I hope you are spending the day relishing in the fact that YOU ARE LOVED, and that you are spending the day with whomever you feel most love for. Weather that is your blood related family, or people who just make you feel joyful, i hope it's a WONDERFUL, gratitude filled, DELICIOUS day for you!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hooray! NEW card images!

My INCREDIBLE friend Alyssa showed me how to create new product images of my cards and prints and they look SO AMAZING! I'm excited, and i wanted to share them with you! 

Clearly, these are all my holiday cards, but i'm [ s l o w l y ] working on making ALL of my cards look a nice as these! 

I hope you have a LOVELY thanksgiving folks! 
smiles to you,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today: You ARE enough!

Pronunciation: /pər-ˈfek-shə-ˌniz-əm/
: a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable
especially : the setting of unrealistically demanding goals accompanied by a disposition to regard failure to achieve them as unacceptable and a sign of personal worthlessness.

In essence…ME.

I am a HARDCORE perfectionist, which has hindered my life for over 20 years. In fact..the reason i haven’t even written in this blog in SO long, along with not cooking, disliking my own business i spend hours creating, and hindering other areas of my life, relationships and physical body, are due to an unhealthy addiction of perfectionism.

It seems like a logical thing for many folk to just say “it doesn’t have to be perfect” “it’s great the way it is” “just DO it!” or “good enough”. But…my brain has never understood this way of thinking.

Instead… I reject myself, countless times, regardless of how much support I’m given, because nothing. was EVER enough.
Perfect enough.
Pretty enough.
Creative enough.
Thin enough.
Smart enough.

After talking with a consular, and some INCREDIBLE people in my life [Hello friends IRL and from Dream Boogie!!!] I am FINALLY making the brilliantly large task of taking the steps to REALISE and microMOVE away from this fear of un-perfection and failure.

It scares me to write this; for fear has always been my security blanket…but life is not fun this way, and will not FLOURISH in the way[s] i have faith it will if i continue to wear my perfectionism [and in return FEAR] as my [pseudo super hero] cape.A very wise women named SARK told me tonight that FEAR and EXCITEMENT come from the same part of the body. Enjoy the exhilaration of fearful excitement!

I challenge you to take a step in the same direction!!
Smiles to you,
Jenipher :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inspired. Learned. Quoted.

"Admitting your struggles and seeking help for them does not convey weakness. Not only does it mean that you are striving wholeheartedly to become the person God wants you to be…it also means you want to bless your family and prevent your issues from becoming genetic."

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dear Friends...

Dear friends,

I’d like to think I’m not hindered by perfectionism.

But to truly state this, I would be lying. I project outward that you try to embrace your inner imperfection. My hope to you is that your better at it then I.

BIG smiles to you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Have a healthy day!

I [just] bought SO many delicious veggies and fruits at the Farmers Market. 
It makes me feel oh, so healthy. :)
Have a healthy day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I think i drew this doodle about a year ago when this idea seems like SUCH a dream. 

Ironically, just a measly year later i'm actually in the process of fulfilling that dream. Right now I'm 'hunting' for binders, printers and publishers and it's WAY harder then i anticipated. But I'm super thankful i have this opportunity and i hope it goes well!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nightly Noodles

Camilo: sorry, i was reading nightly noodles
it's a blog kind of like yours
but about noodles
for dinner and breakfast

Jen: LOL are you serious? 

Camilo: lol no i was reading nightly doodles
can I make a spoof of your blog?
is that legal.. will I be ok?"

Jen: hahahaha yes!! i would LOVE that!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The snow[man] butler is HERE!

A couple weeks ago i was INSPIRED to create a whole line of Holiday cards. I made 6 in two days, and i'm SO VERY proud of them!

This one is by far my favorite!
I shall show you some more tomorrow, but until then, i hope you have a GLORIOUSLY festive evening. 


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Daily Challenge: Get Well!

I've been trying to get over being sick, having allergies, and feeling less then 100% for a while now... I love sprinkles so much, and i actually DID use sprinkles to make my meds go down better. :)

Hope you're feeling well and happy!
smiles to you,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Doodles For a Friend. :D

I made this doodle for my friend Lauren for Christmas last year, and i love how it came out! She loved it to and hung it in her office when she was teaching.  

I love being able to give handmade, meaningful gifts to friends!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

reminder TODAY

Monday Encouragement!
  • Today will be  IS  a good day.
  • Patience and faith are with you. Embrace them.
  • You are SO VERY loved.
  • You are a beautiful, talented person.
  • Have a glorious day.
  • Dreams DO come true.
  • Do at least one thing for YOU a day.
  • Relax. It WILL be okay.
  • Breathing comes naturally, but it’s NOT always easy.
  • You are NOT alone.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Daily Challenge: Let You SOUL DANCE!

Do you let your SOUL dance?

  • Hello beautiful people!
You know when you just get the URGE to dance. It might be because you are blissfully happy, that you hear a song you love, that you’re alone and just…WANT TO!!
If you’re like me, you may feel hindered, or self conscious. Thus, one of my personal 2011 [life] goals is to really really LISTEN to my inner soul. And folks, my soul wants me to BOOGIE DOWN.
I don’t know about you, but i am a HORRID dancer; my dancing consists of jumping up and down in various areas of a room, while being a very ungraceful ballerina. It’s ridiculous, and i LOVE it. I have FINALLY embraced my inner [bad] dancer and am GOING for it!! I’m dancing for Me, and Me alone, so really, who am i fearing while dancing?
  • My heart and soul have been dancing for over a week now. Thus, i shall listen and DANCE!
I hope if you feel the urge that you take the time out to dance too. Dance with someone else! With yourself! In public, or alone in your room; Make time to dance!! You’re soul will thank you for it.
  • Smiles to you beautiful people!
  • xoxo,
  • Jenipher

Monday, October 10, 2011

Daily Challenge: be DIFFERENT!

I was having a conversation with one of my friends about how she was losing faith in humanity. I will be honest, there have been months, and years even that i have been in her boat.
It’s hard NOT to get wrapped up in how many icky people there are on this planet.
People aren’t perfect. Things don’t go the way we planned. There are so many things tearing us away from the path we are trying to head in.
For this reason alone, i find it SO VERY important to post on this blog, and just be a ‘different’ person in general. I want to be the light, the breathe of fresh air, i want to be d i f f e r e n t.
I realize this is a hefty goal; nobody is perfect, and nobody is happy all the time. And focusing on being that for the [entire] world could potentially seem unobtainable, but  i will tell you..
Every moment counts. Every nice thing you say counts. There is a bright side; and we are all  l i v i n g  in it. We just need to train our mentalities to THINK this way. To FEEL how thankful we are, even when it’s so very hard to feel that way.
I hope those of you who have lost faith in humanity will meet someone who can show you the bright side of life.
There is always, ALWAYS a bright side.
It’s just sometimes  hidden behind the clouds.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I want you to remember this, SO VERY OFTEN, and hope and pray you do.

smiles and love,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

EVERY bit counts.

I truly think that every little bit counts.
It’s not some false facade people want you believe. it’s truth.
Life adds up so quickly. It’s so hard NOT to get wrapped up in the ups and downs of responsibility, work, love, and pain.
  • When nothing ever seems like it’s enough.
  • When there never seems to be enough people around.
  • When you can’t seem to do anything right.
Just know…”Every. Little. Bit. Counts.”

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today's Challenge: DONT hide FEAR

I found this doodle in my iphoto a couple days ago and had the urge to color it. Perhaps you've had a week while you were hiding behind your fears as well....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today: INDULGE via cupcakes.

Sometimes life tries to get you down! 

And the only thing you can even THINK of doing is indulge in a really great cupcake.

I think today you should do that.
Close your eyes.
Fully ENJOY the cupcake.
And indulge in that the fact that the simplest things in life can bring 
So. MUCH. Joy.

Have a beautiful day!
Jenipher :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Today: DO NOT judge yourself!

Isn’t this the truth?
How often to you judge yourself?

Goodness…i know MY life would be easier if i stopped judging myself.

I hope you have a stress free day my lovely friends!

Jenipher :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


THIS is one of my FAVORITE-ist doodles I've done. 

It's not necessarily encouraging, but it will certainly make you chuckle.

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
jenipher :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Be Still [and] Listen.

This is hard isn’t it?
Listening is a technique i TRULY had to teach myself almost 5 years ago. I never realized what an art form it really is; how much JUST LISTENING could really change lives.
Over the past five years, i have grown into this person who strangers and friends alike can really rely on to listen to them, and give them honest feedback. It’s an attribute i am really proud i own.
When was the last time you REALLY REALLY listened to someone you loved.
  • Someone who needed a friend?
  • A listening ear?
I challenge you to call someone… ask them about how THEY are doing…and TRULY listen to them kindheartedly. It might just change both of your lives.

Smiles to you DEAR friends,
Jenipher :)

Friday, September 23, 2011


sometimes life is just about living and enjoying the simple joys of life.
i hope you are able to do so.
smiles to you DEAR friends,
Jenipher :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nightly Doodles is ON Facebook!

Okay! Welcome to my "Nightly Doodles" Facebook page! I have finally taken the PLUNGE and made my business' separate! Hooray. :)

Today: Have a little Faith!

Sometimes, it's SO very hard to do, don't you think? Deep within my SOUL, i do have faith in everyone... but a lot of times i either forget it, or have had SUCH a bad experience with someone that i don't WANT to remember it.

I'm sure you can relate. 

So today, i challenge you to step back a moment when someone is well... 'challenging' you, and try to have faith in them. 
Your heart will thank you for it. 

Have a beautiful day!
Jenipher :)

Welcome to the new Nightly Doodles Blog!!

Hello friends!

Wouldn't it be swell to change the world and make a happier, more joyful place to be?

I want to save the world and be a smiling super hero, and i want you to par take in my adventure!

Together we can save the world one smile at a time!

Huzzah! [to all of us]