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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

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

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

EXCITING NEWS!!!!

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

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

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

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