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Spreading Holiday Cheer with Baked Goods

There’s something special about spreading holiday cheer with holiday baking. Here are a few holiday baked good recipes I shared on WCCO-TV MidMorning today PERFECT for the busy person or non-baker looking to spread a little holiday cheer with fresh yummy home cooked baked goods.

A Christmas Gift to Myself

There are seven days left until Christmas, and I finally know what I’m giving myself for Christmas this year, GRACE. Carolyn Myss defines grace as “a power that comes in and transforms a moment into something better.” I’m a person that strives to live in the present moment, but regrettably, I’ve myself not able to… View Article

Small Space Entertaining Hacks

Perhaps you’re like me, and you live in a condo, or maybe you live in an apartment, or your house isn’t as large as you would like it to be. Here are a few tips for maximizing your space when entertaining in small spaces.    1.) Host something other than dinner   Photo Credit: Evite… View Article

Fashion Trends for Spring 2016

Photo Credit:   Personal style isn’t about chasing every single trend seen on the runway at fashion week. Style is about having clothing that allows the wearer feel confident and beautiful based on fashion trends and personal preference. Style is about wearing clothing that works for YOU.   COLOR Bold colors, jewel tones Expect… View Article

Guess Who’s in O, The Oprah Magazine

    Imagine my excitement when my friends at O, The Oprah Magazine invited me to participate in a fashion shoot for an article about their spring fashion collection exclusively available at Talbots. It’s not every day that a girl is styled by Adam Glassman, Creative Director for O, The Oprah Magazine.   Click here… View Article

Super Bowl 2016 Commercial Bingo

Add a little friendly competition to your SuperBowl Party with Super Bowl Commercial Bingo. Click the graphic to download the printable template.   

Wendy Williams and I Discuss An Unexpected Opportunity for Change

  Thanks Wendy for the congratulatory wishes on Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day! Many of you know I have a love-hate relationship with reality TV. The Real Housewives are one of my guilty pleasures and on the other hand, I believe that reality TV is one of the reasons so many people… View Article

Not Your Mother’s Minivan

I don’t have kids, and the majority of my mommy friends drive SUVs instead of minivans. However, during a recent encounter with the Toyota Sienna, I discovered the minivans of today are nothing like the minivans moms drove during my childhood. The week before Christmas I was given an opportunity to cruise around the Twin… View Article


I’m excited to share a project with you that I’ve been working on for the past 2 years. My first book, Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day published by Minneapolis based Wise Ink Publishing will be released on January 12, 2016. This book is a labor of love and it contains tangible… View Article

The 2016 Camaro, An All American Car

I was invited to take a road trip in a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro as a part of Chevrolet’s Find New Roads Trip Tour. My road trip buddy, Sara Jensen and I journeyed to #FindNewRoads in a Red Six Generation Chevrolet Camaro SS by traveling over 1,000 miles, visiting seven states, discovering new sites, talking to… View Article

Wendy Williams Wants YOUR Opinion

Friends, Wendy Williams, wants YOUR opinion on the HOTTEST topic of the WEEK! Watch the video below and share YOUR opinion on this HOT TOPIC in the comment section.     I believe in redemption, and I grew up with my mom saying, “it’s not over until the FAT lady sings.” I’m reminded every day… View Article

Cruising Around in Arizona in a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

My friends at Mitsubishi graciously allowed me to borrow a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL during a recent trip to Scottsdale to scope out a location for an upcoming “special event.” Here are my TOP 5 Mitsubishi Outlander features and benefits. Size—> The car is solid, and I felt very comfortable driving it. It wasn’t too light… View Article

Beer and Personality Type

A few girlfriends and I recently got together for a casual “Girl’s Weekend.”  We divided up the planning and preparation of meals and activities. One of my friends, Heather Manley led us through a pumpkin beer tasting that included a few none pumpkin beers. Shortly after my girls’ weekend I discovered an article about Beer… View Article

{Event} SEIZE YOUR LIFE by Maximizing Your Personal Image

 Following the “Roadmap to Success,” Join us for a transformational experience and event focused on personal image held at the world headquarters and design studio of Minneapolis-based KOKOON.   Sara Rogers, Style Expert, Wardrobe Consultant and Trend Expert for the Mall of America will lead attendees through an interactive session on image, fashion and dressing… View Article

A Self-Confidence Boost

A person that lacks lack self-confidence is likely to feel like they cannot achieve their goals and that they are incapable of SEIZING THEIR LIFE. Those lacking confidence have the tendency to view life with a negative lens that distorts their perspective about self and what they gain accomplish in life. The good news is… View Article

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

Until moving to Minnesota, I didn’t have an appreciation for state fairs.The Minnesota State Fair changed that in one visit! The Minnesota State Fair also known as the Great Minnesota Get-Together is the second-biggest fair in the country and always ranks as one of the United States’ best state fairs. It last for 12 days… View Article

Jasmine’s Thoughts on the 2016 Kia Sorento

Last month my dear friend, Dara Beevas from Wise Ink Publishing  and I headed out west to California to work on a Carpe Diem writing project I’ve been trying to complete for 3 years. During our time in California, my friends at Kia let me use a brand new 2016 Kia Sorento SXL V6 in… View Article

Seize the Day with a Bubble Bath

Bubble baths are one of my favorite things! I find sitting in a tub of hot water filled with bubbles and a pleasant aroma to be extremely refreshing, relaxing and calming. Bubble baths allow me to still my body and free my mind of chatter, “to do lists” and random thoughts.   No matter what… View Article

Preserve a Little of Summer’s Bounty with Canning

I’m a self-proclaimed foodie and when it comes to food not only do I enjoy eating out, I love preparing a home-cooked meal with fresh and local ingredients.  The past few years I’ve extended my enjoyment of the garden goodies my friends and neighbors share with me by canning tomatoes, corn relish, and pickles. I’ve… View Article

Summer Cleaning and Organizing

The last few months of summer are the perfect time to take a little time for some deep cleaning in preparation for fall. Or perhaps you’re like me, and you didn’t complete all of your spring cleaning projects.  There’s no time like the present to clean and organize. Here are ten cleaning and organizing tips… View Article