Day 3 #30daysofThanksgiving

Lake Lincoln

Day 3: I'm thankful for autumn beauty. The ground closing in, curling up, the sweet smell of the earth in a post-feast stupor, ready to rest for awhile. The coldness closes in like a blanket, softly enveloping the buzz on life. Sleep, smiles, cuddles, smokey warmth. Rest. This song has meant a lot to me lately, every now and then a song attaches itself to me for a time and when I hear … [Read more...]

Day 1 #30daysofThanksgiving

Great Day Farms Eggs

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and has been for as long as I can remember. Well, of COURSE when I was a child Christmas and my birthday ranked higher because of how it served me, but as I got older I started to be drawn to the simple beauty of Thanksgiving. (Oh and since food is my love language that also helps...) This year for me has been about getting back to the basics. About seeing … [Read more...]

BlogHer13 Recap

Blogher13 JustJasmine

This last weekend in Chicago was my first time to a BlogHer conference. It blew my mind. That might seem to be overstating it, but I assure that is not the case. The fact is that I went with low expectations. I mean, there were thousands of people there- a huge expo, sessions and parties every night and having decided to go only a week or two prior to the conference, I knew that I'd be … [Read more...]

Do You Have A Date For Prom Yet?


The title of this post was a text I recently sent to one of my friends who is a senior in college and to remind you that I am neither in high school or college anymore so this on every account was a strange text to send. In the last post I wrote I shared that I would be writing about another event that we recently attended... Well... Here it is. I am going to tell you a story about the best … [Read more...]