Jenny Hodges. Librarian. CrossFitter. Weight Watcher. SharePoint Wife. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living in the Autism World. Tree Hugger.

23. January 2015 07:03
by jennifer

Because I'm all about them books #StartingIsBelieving

23. January 2015 07:03 by jennifer | 2 Comments

The following post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid. I received no monetary compensation and all thoughts are my own.

Because I'm all about them books, 'bout them books, 


I'm all about them books, 'bout them books,


I'm bringing READING BACK,

Go 'head and tell your parent's that....

Seriously though...

I LOVE TO READ. My oldest daughter can always be found with a book (or seven) in her backpack. I work as a professional senior level librarian for Hillsborough County. Books and literacy ARE MY LIFE! 

Countless studies show that children that read both fiction or non-fiction, will broaden their understanding of the world. Those who read have been known to have more finely-tuned brains than those who prefer more passive activities, so anyone hoping to improve their mind both psychologically and cognitively might want to think about taking up the habit of regular reading.


I'm so happy to be able to tell you today about the Florida Prepaid book fair with Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble will be hosting a Bookfair at nine store locations in Florida, as well as online. Through the use of the Florida Prepaid Bookfair ID number, a percentage of each purchase will benefit the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Since its founding in 1990, the Foundation has committed to giving aspiring students the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and our state by providing college scholarships.


The idea of this partnership will be to encourage parents to enable their children to continue their education at home through books, informational DVDs, etc.


Barnes & Noble will be hosting the bookfair from Feb.6-9, and the following cities will be participating: Tallahassee, Ocala, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando. Floridians statewide can participate by shopping online. The Bookfair ID needed at the time of checkout is: 11549573


But that's not all!!


The Florida Prepaid College Foundation is having a scholarship giveaway with the primary purpose of educating Florida families across the state about the importance of saving for college and encourage them to start saving by showing them how easy and affordable saving for college can be.

–     There will be TEN winners which will receive a 1-Year Florida University               Plans.

–     The promotion will run 30 days – Jan 21 through Feb 18.

–     Accessed from:

–     Floridians can enter daily for a chance to win a 1-Year Florida University Plan

 I have already entered for my chance to win a one year scholarship for one of the #TampaTrio. Now it's your turn!!



21. January 2015 12:01
by jennifer

A day in the life of the CrossFit Librarian

21. January 2015 12:01 by jennifer | 3 Comments

I've been back to work full-time for 9 weeks. 9 weeks?!?! Time flies. So what does a day in my busy life look like? Something like this: I wake up at 4:30am, and head to my Happy Place. I'm at the gym by 5am, and get myself ready for our daily WOD. For this particular "day in the life" this was our WOD. I hit my activity goal by 6am!! Such a lovely sight. After my WOD, I head home, and generally walk through my front door about 6:15-6:20am. Usually I find my husband sitting on the couch drinki... [More]

10. January 2015 07:55
by jennifer

52 Week Reading Challenge

10. January 2015 07:55 by jennifer | 5 Comments

I often post on my blog different challenges that I participate in. To date, ALL of those challenges have been FITNESS challenges. But here's a new challenge for all my readers. This is a READING challenge. Technically you should read 52 books in a year, so one book a week. But like ALL challenges, this belongs to you. If reading 52 books in one year, or one book a week seems too daunting, then use one book for multiple weeks. You make this challenge YOURS!  I'll update this post throughou... [More]