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Improve Your Financial Health

During my speaking engagements and vision board workshops, I often hear individuals say that their finances – or lack thereof – are holding them back from fully seizing their life. I admit that I’m not the most financially savvy partner in my marriage, but I want to change that in 2020. One of the tools… View Article

Have an Eco-Friendly Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and while it is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids and adults. There’s a dark undertone to the festivities and that’s the huge amount of waste that’s produced. In fact, more than 12,500 tons of Halloween costumes get sent to landfills every year and… View Article

Margarita, anyone?

Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo    May 5th or Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexicans victory over the French in 1862, but for most Americans (at least in my household) it’s an opportunity to pay homage to Mexican culture by eating yummy Mexican food a drinking refreshing margaritas to celebrate.  Here are… View Article

Easter Recipes

Easter Sunday is right around the corner. Are you hosting your family and friends for this year’s Easter meal? If so, chances are ham or lamb are somewhere on your menu. But what about your sides…my favorite part of any meal😉!   Here are 3 easy side dish recipes designed to complement your Easter ham and a… View Article

Add a Little Spirit to Your Holiday Festivities

I’m a firm believe in signature cocktail when entertaining and I know find a cocktail for Christmas and New Years can seem like a daunting task. Here are 3 easy cocktail recipes destined to add some spirit to holiday festivities.   Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Spiced Hot Toddy   MinneApple Mulled Cider   Revel Avila… View Article

Jasmine’s Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I have a confession to make. Unlike most Americans turkey and dressing are not my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving. I’m ALL ABOUT the side dishes….collard greens, green bean casserole, salads, sweet potato soufflé, twice baked potatoes and cranberry sauce- you get the picture. Fellow foodie and local journalist, Mary Lahammer from Twin Cities… View Article

Clean, Organize and Get a Fresh Perspective this Spring

A few weeks ago I shared Spring Cleaning tips on my weekly WCCO MidMorning segment. When trees start sprouting new leaves, and bright color start popping up everywhere – that is when you know it is finally Spring! It seems like Spring into Summer is a pretty quick transition, and for me, I want to be ready… View Article

KODO: “Soul of Motion”

My most recent trip to the west coast didn’t go as planned but it did afford me the opportunity to connect with friends and former co-workers. My friends at Mazda graciously provided me a 2017 Mazada3 hatchback to use during my time in LA in exchange for a review on Carpe Diem with Jasmine. I… View Article

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

Special Delivery

Our time in Arizona is coming to an end. Before returning to the home to Minnesota I took a special road trip to deliver copies of Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Every Day.  I’m humbled, thrilled and honored to announce that Seize Your Life is available at Canyon Ranch’s Ranch Store (aka bookstore)  in Tucson, AZ.   … 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