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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

Sharpening the Saw at my First Blogger’s Conference

I’m a huge fan and follower of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.  The 7th Habit of Highly Successful People, as stated by Covey, is Sharpening the Saw. Sharpening the Saw is a commitment to preserving and improving one’s self in four areas: • Physical • Social/Emotional • Mental • Spiritual  … View Article

The Gift of Time

What would you do if you had a little more time? Would you go to the gym, read a book, cook a home cooked meal, take a nap, spend some quality time with a loved one or maybe you would take some “me time.” Imagine what your dad would do with the gift of time… View Article

Feeling Good and Looking Good

Last month while preparing for my Mother’s Day segment I discovered Christopher and Banks. I must admit that I’ve passed by the store many times because I thought their clothing was only geared toward a more “seasoned” audience, but boy was I wrong. They have a variety of styles and SIZES (Missy, Petite and Women)… View Article

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas…a little token to say, “THANK YOU MOM!”

Mother’s Day is a day designated to honor and celebrate mommies, moms, mommas, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, Godmothers and those that stand in the gap by serving as a mother figure through ongoing support, guidance, encouragement, advice, assistance and LOVE. All though it’s not necessary to give the mothers in your life a gift; Mothers not… View Article

Sunrise Faith

This morning I am reminded of sunrise faith which is so fitting as me and my faith group prepare to commemorate the SON RISING tomorrow. Sunrise faith is knowing that you will make it through. It’s believing in abundance, and your worthiness; it’s understanding that miracles can open up your life in ways you’ve never even… View Article

2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Last week I partnered with Macy’s to serve as the Macy’s Social Media Ambassador during the 10th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The Black Enterprise Women of Power brought together over 900 influential business women who work in various sectors of businesses… View Article

Party with a Purpose, Good for Generations: Celebrating United Way @100

I love a Party with a Purpose and today the Greater Twin Cities United Way is celebrating their 100th birthday and launching their Centennial year with their Good For Generations Celebration. The FREE party is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 5 – 8 PM and I’ve been told there’s going to be… View Article

Forgiving, Freeing and Releasing

Today is the beginning of Lent. Lent is viewed as a time of repentance for many denominations of Christianity. According to Wikipedia repentance is “the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs. Repentance generally involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane… View Article

Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Today is Monday, January 5, 2015 and for many of us it’s the first day back to work after taking a few days off to celebrate the holidays and New Year. A New Year means new things and many of us set New Year’s Resolutions aimed at bettering our lives. Did you… View Article

{VLOG} The Power to Choose

The holiday season can be a time of mixed emotions. In our darkest moments there’s always a little hope! Holiday Giveaway # 3 – The Miracle-Gro® AeroGarden® 3SL  I’m having a lot of fun growing fresh herbs with my hydroponic AeroGarden! I’ve become an urban farmer and this past weekend I harvested dill and basil… View Article

National Believe Day – Holiday Giveaway # 2

One of my childhood Christmas memories is going to Rich’s in downtown Atlanta with my mom to take my picture with Santa Claus and to ride the Pink Pig. Rich’s is now a part of the Macy’s family and the downtown Atlanta location is no longer open but Macy’s continues the Pink Pig tradition and… View Article