Who am I?
My name is Jeanni. I am a blessed wife to an amazing husband and mom to two incredible gifts from God. My daughter is 8 and my son is 9. To us, life is all about living life to its fullest and giving back. I am guided by my faith and driven by my mission to serve others. I am a firewalker (yes, I actually walked on hot coals between 1200 and 2000 degrees) , Certified Spinning Instructor, Travel Agent who specializes in Disney, and a Independent Beachbody Coach! I love to help people live their best life ever. I love blogging on Guard the Door and my Disney blog for moms, MamaMouse! I am also busy homeschooling my two children, leading a local homeschool group, traveling, and most importantly enjoying new experiences with my family and giving back in whatever way we can.
I am passionate about serving others, whether it is through local charities or through this blog. It is my mission to help women live an authentic life that is focused on their hearts, minds, and soul.
One organization I thoroughly support is Give Kids the World Village located in Kissimmee, Florida. So much so, that I have become one of their Awareness Angels! Give Kids the World partners with wish-granting agencies like Make-a-Wish all over the world and provides week-long all-expenses paid vacations to children with life threatening illnesses and their families. It still amazes me that people (just like myself) never knew the wonderful and important work that they do. If you have never heard of Give Kids the World Village, please check out my three part series to learn more about them!
I love working with brands, sharing and reviewing. I only work with companies that I feel my readers would benefit from hearing more about. It’s a very personal thing to me and I believe that being completely honest is one of the most important aspects of developing and maintaining a strong relationship with my readers.
Why I started Guard the Door:
I started Guard the Door after I felt God’s leading to share the journey of marriage and life. As time has gone on, I have felt that my mission was to help women. Guard the Door was to be a place where women could learn how to live an authentic life that is focused on their hearts, minds, and soul. It is my hope and prayer that I will serve you by sharing my stories and thoughts and that you will be blessed by them. When you go back through my blog, you will see the progression of where Guard the Door started, to where it is now. I thank God for the journey.
Recently, my husband and I were blessed to attend Peak Performance Coach Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within Seminar. It was life changing. The tools that we learned, combined with our focus and guidance of our faith, has brought us to where we are today. I hope to share with you some of the insights and tools that we learned.
Some facts about my family or me, you might not know:
I love anything having to do with Walt Disney World, and we go as many times as we possibly can.
My husband and I love watching really bad B movies, especially if Mystery Science Theater has gotten a hold of them. We are still hoping they do an MSTK riff on the movie, The Warriors.
My husband and I are opposites when it comes to camping and the outdoors. My idea of camping is a Red Roof Inn!
My kids’ favorite show to watch with me is House Hunters and anything HGTV. They sound like realtors and home builders now.
I am married to The Grillmaster. My husband can grill some really yummy ribeyes, in addition to so much more.
I am not a seafood fan at all. For some reason I am always the one that gets the bad piece of fish!
I have seen Les Miserables and The Scarlet Pimpernel on Broadway more times than I can count and can and will sing every song. If we ever have anything big planned that will happen in one day, I will at any point start singing, “One Day More” from Les Miserables.
My hubby played the part of an army man in an episode of Army Wives. Blink and you might have missed him, but he was still there!
I spent a good portion of my younger years doing charity work alongside a professional hockey team and used to participate in one-ice scrimmages with the players. I even tripped a Hall of Famer. He shouldn’t have gotten in my way! 😉
From Me to You:
I ask you to join me on this journey. If something gives you an “a-ha” moment or you have a story to share, I would love to hear it. You can find me on Twitter or on Facebook! With that being said, “Welcome” and “Thank You” from the bottom of my very humbled heart that you took the time to visit my blog!