Jenny Donnell

Hi everyone! My name is Jenny… and I’m a shopaholic. But here’s the thing. I’m a SENSIBLE shopaholic. I know what you are thinking. Do those words really go together? Well, I think so. I try to make good decisions when shopping. I prefer to splurge on classic, high-quality items that won’t go out of style and save on trendy pieces that won’t be so hot next year. I’ve been married to my hubby, Kurt, for 11 wonderful years and I’m a mom of two adorable little kids, Carter (5 years old) and Mackenzie (3 years old). I also have an 9 year old Siberian Husky named Rio, so I am drawn to fabrics that don’t serve as glorified lint traps. Since we all like to save money (who doesn’t???), I started this blog in order to share my sensible shopping ways with the world.

I love this colorful pom pom dress

My Style…

My favorite stores and brands include everything from Nordstrom, Tory Burch, Kendra Scott, J Crew, lululemon, Kate Spade, Gap, and Old Navy. When it comes to fashion, there is nothing that makes me smile quite like bright colors and bold patterns. Summer is by far my favorite clothing season, which is great given I live in toasty Phoenix, Arizona. I’m a fun mix between preppy and boho chic (boho prep??) and love matching classic pieces with trendy items. I enjoy trying out new styles and finding new favorite shops!

The color of this Tory bag is so pretty

Where I came from…

I grew up in Ohio and now live in the great state of Arizona. While I don’t get a lot of use out of cold weather closet staples anymore, I have years of experience understanding the importance of a good scarf and gloves in January. After graduating from college, I spent twelve years working for a Big 4 accounting firm as an IT consultant. I now consider myself a full-time mommy and a part-time blogger. You can usually find me spending my days driving my kids around town, trying to keep my head on straight.

I need this brown straw bag

My favorites…

My favorite things to do are hike and exercise (I’m an avid Stroller Strider with Fit4Mom), eat out (I can cook, but usually choose not to), travel, spend time with my friends and family, and naturally, shop. Guilty pleasures include cheese and crackers, diet coke, pinot grigio and bad reality tv (I think it is good but my husband disagrees).

I love this eyelet shirt

My writing history…

I started blogging back in 2012 with a simple baby blog, mainly to keep my friends and family across the country updated on the happenings of my kiddo’s development. After several years of focusing my time on first steps, adventures in sneaking vegetables and holiday celebrations, I realized that writing my little family yearbook had turned into a passion. I loved having my own place on the internet to say my piece and connect with others. After a little self reflection on my skills, The Sensible Shopaholic was born. And yes, I consider my sensible shopping an acquired skill with years of experience.

In addition to my own blogs, I served as a regular contributor on the Scottsdale Moms Blog and a writer for North Valley/ 85085/ 85086 Magazines. I’ve also contributed articles to SheKnows.com, one of which was picked up by Yahoo! I was also featured in the May 2017 edition of So Scottsdale magazine as one of the top 5 most fashionable moms in the area.


  1. Jenny, Thank you so much for featuring the amazing L’BRI pure n Natural line in your “Beauty” blog. I am actually the first consultant to start with Linda and her husband Brian Kaminski 21 years ago (The founders L for Linda and BRI for Brian) the infancy of the company! May you continue to have much success!!!

    • Maria, that’s amazing! I bet it has been so fun to see the company grow. Happy to share these fun products with my readers. Have a good day!!

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