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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Fifty Shades

Hello all!!! I hope everyone had as relaxing of a weekend as I did! It's always the best in Pennsylvania at Pop's house! Great company, good food, relaxing atmosphere, and someone else for Naomi to focus her attention!

Leaving me room to indulge in the world of Christian Grey.....Oh My!



I had no idea that this was an erotic fiction, but from the first line I couldn't put it down! I started Fifty Shades of Grey on Saturday afternoon, and just finished Fifty Shades Darker 10 minutes ago(yes I'm at work)...all I know is I have been laughing and crying and pissed the hell off and I am tired. I can't imagine how Anastasia felt! I guess that is the Christian effect, well she stayed and so am I! Guess I better pick up Freed on the way home!

If you have read these amazing books, you know that there is talk about a movie and many speculations have been floating as to who will play the duo of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Here are my picks!




 Perfect....but little Rory Gilmore would definitely have to prove herself worthy! Who are your picks? What?! You haven't read it yet? Well, turn off your computer and get to the book store!!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Feel Good Friday: 3 Things That Made My Heart Skip A Beat

Hello Loves! Guess What?! We made it! It's Friday! TGIF! It's the Weekend Baby, and a 3-day weekend at that!!!! Who is excited as I am?! Well darlings, I hope that everyone's weekend plans turn out as wonderful as expected and wish safe travels and festivities! 

A couple of things that made my heart skip a beat this week!

Set up for a manicure, after a bit of a rough Monday

Some colorful new additions to my nail polish collection

Working on my accessories game. The Buried Bauble from a couple of weeks ago. Bracelets~BaubleBar:: Watch~Tourneau:: Custom Wedding Band by Hubby

Am I the only person who looks forward to Friday's just because of the Buried Bauble?? I love it! They have such great pieces for only $10!!! I guess it's the trill of the hunt. Who's ready?!

Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Looks I Love: InStyle Work Chic Celebrity Style + A Question

Anh has truly been my Muse for the week. Her chic work wear has be yearning for some wardrobe additions to make my office ensembles more interesting, versatile, and attractive. I have said it before and I will say it again, If I have to work I want to do it looking (therefore feeling) my absolute best. 

A little inspiration for those of you who feel the same.








All images via Instyle.com

So much of the time I feel like I would be better dressed if my circumstances (location, size, income) were different. I am not sure if I am using that as an excuse or if it is a legitimate issue that other people are having, so I am asking you. 

How, if at all, do your circumstances affect your personal style? And how do you overcome those obstacles to achieve a bangin' wardrobe in spite of?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wellness Wednesday: Wish List

Hi all!!! I hope you all are making through the week wonderfully! Today is Wellness Wednesday and I want to talk about my Workout Wear Wishlist. Smack dab in the middle of Spring with Summer quickly approaching, wardrobe adjustments are quickly being made, but what about our gym wear? Shall we be forced to workout in the same gym clothes from our massive this-years-resolution-will-happen spree in January? I don't know about you, but working out is not something I want to do looking a mess! I need a great looking outfit to take the attention away from the unattractive facial expressions and sweat stains!

I mean what better motivator is there than a cute outfit to show off!!!
Here are a couple of outfits that would keep me looking good on the grind!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Love Jones

Yesterday's Muse seriously has me jonesing for this Kenneth Cole Blouse. I have 
been stalking it at Nordstrom.com for the past two months and it is finally
 on sale!! Although, I cannot justify spending $60 on a blouse to Hubby 
when we are seriously saving for a house and some other upcoming events
this needs to make its way into my closet.
Love Jones

Ha! I just gave myself a giggle for using the word "jonesing." I just might 
feel the way Darius (Larenz Tate) felt about Nina (Nia Long) when it comes 
to this beautiful top. If you haven't seen Love Jones, it's a must. Perfect 
for those cozy nights when you are in the mood for something romantic. 
Maybe after a date night in this sexy silk piece! 


Muse Monday: 9 to 5 Chic

Working should always look like this... Anh from 9 to 5 Chic is an inspiration for all working women.



I love this dress! This shirt needs to go on sale ASAP!!!!

Monday Meditation

Happy Monday Loves!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Finally back into the swing of things after my Mother's Day New Orleans Trip. Most of the time I am thinking a million things at once and trying to make it all fit. Frankly, all that mental energy is exhausting and can make things more frustrating.

If anyone of you reading experiences the same thing, you might need to be reminded that...


Friday, May 18, 2012

Feel Good Friday


It's Friday!!!! 

I am so excited about this weekend at home! Last weekend I went to visit my mommy in New Orleans for Mother's Day. After the 13 hour drive there and back (yes a whopping 26 hours) and no break before going back to work, my house needs some TLC and I really need a nap! This low key weekend is definitely  in order...hopefully Naomi will be a relaxed as I need her to be...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

House Hunting Dreams

Hubby and I have been talking about buying a house for a while and now we are finally getting to it. We are looking at a number of different options, buying vs. renovating vs. building but all I can think about it how I am going to decorate!!! Ooops, I mean we. 

All day I have been looking for decorating inspiration. Pinterest is wonderful for home decor!!! Here is what I have come up with so far...
Amazing Mudroom

Chef's Kitchen with Hidden Pantry

Open Kitchen/Living Room Concept


Modern Living Room with Clean Lines

Dream Room for my Baby Girl

Master Bathroom Vanity

My Closet

Master Bedroom Sitting Area

Main Entry Foyer

Mirrored Jewelry Closet

Master Bedroom 
We always say we want to make our house somewhere we want to be. This is definitely where we want to be!!! I look forward to keeping you posted on our house hunting...exciting yet daunting at the same time.  

Follow me on Pinterest to see more inspiration!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wellness Wednesday: Cut It Out

Happy Wednesday Loves!!! Some recent events in my family have caused me to think about all the ways we take our health for granted. We don't realize how important our lives are until they are threatened when aches, pains, and ailments catch our attention. It is so important that we are always mindful of how we are treating our bodies and what we put into them. Thankfully we were created with a body that will not hesitate to sit us down when we have been mistreating it. Otherwise, people might be dropping dead left and right because there was no warning that something was wrong. 

So how do we stay in tune with what is happening on the inside? How do we change the way we are (or aren't) taking care of our bodies? In my opinion, it must first become a mind change. Once your mind is changed, then you are ready to take on the responsibility of actively changing to healthier habits and lifestyle. Of course I am not saying go on a crash diet and exercise 6 hours a day, because really who had that kind of time unless you are on NBC? Small things like cutting portions in half and removing 100 calories a day from your diet can make huge improvements to your overall well-being. One of my favorite online wellness resources, Fitness Magazine outlines some ways to do just that. 
Even in the midst of your life, which has a tendency to overshadow our goals as it "goes on."

 
Cut 100 Calories at Breakfast
  • Use skim milk in place of flavored Coffee-mate in your two morning mugs.
  • Eat a bowl of high-fiber cereal and you'll consume fewer calories all day.
  • Order bacon, not sausage, with your eggs.
  • Choose a yeast doughnut instead of a denser cake one.
Cut 100 Calories at Lunch
  • Use 1 tablespoon of mayo and 1 tablespoon of low-fat cottage cheese to make tuna salad.
  • Put barbecue sauce, not honey mustard, on your chicken sandwich at Wendy's.
  • Top your burger with onions, lettuce, and tomato and skip the cheese.
  • Ask for the 12-ounce child-size soda instead of the 21-ounce medium at the drive-through.
  • Slim down your sandwich by using Arnold Select 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins instead of whole wheat bread.
  • Toss your salad with 1 tablespoon of dressing until every lettuce leaf is coated. You'll get away with using half the usual serving size. Try this trick at dinner too.
  • Skip the crackers and shredded cheese on your chili.
Cut 100 Calories at Dinner
  • Trade butter for a flavorful spread made with garlic, fresh rosemary, and light, trans fat-free margarine.
  • Making meatballs? Mix half the amount of ground beef the recipe calls for with half as much cooked brown rice.
  • Instead of two slices of medium pepperoni pan pizza, choose thin-crust.
  • When munching on chicken wings, don't toss the bones midway through. Seeing the evidence of your feast may help you eat less, studies show.
Cut 100 Calories from a Snack
  • Trade 1/2 cup of premium vanilla ice cream for 1/2 cup of Breyers Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.
  • Ordering a cone? Make it the sugar, not the waffle, kind.
  • Munch on Pirate's Booty. In a study, switching to an air-puffed cheesy snack twice a day saved about 70 calories a pop.
  • Grab a Dannon Light & Fit yogurt, not a low-fat fruit blend.
  • Replace half the butter in cake, muffin, and brownie recipes with an equal amount of applesauce or mashed bananas. You'll save about 100 calories for every tablespoon you swap.
  • Indulge in a slice of angel food cake drizzled with chocolate syrup rather than three cookies.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Meditation

I am having a mean case of the Moondays....This is definitely in order. I read it and it made my day a little brighter...



Friday, May 4, 2012

Feel Good Friday

Top-Forever21(old):: Jeans-NYDJ

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Anna Dello Russo for H&M

I usually don't cover major collaborations because everyone else is, but when I saw this I had to share...this is the first collaboration that has given me heart palpitations!!!


October can't come fast enough!!!

So Tell Me....

Hi Lovies!!! I started From Jasmine With Love as a way to share the things I love with whomever is interested and also a way to reach out and speak to people who share the same interests as myself. I have spent the last 2-3 years putting feelers out and trying to find my place, but the one thing I haven't done is what I started this blog for in the first place. Learn more about you, my reader.

I am so completely grateful for everyone of you who read and comment on a daily basis. I love each and everyone of you individually and want to know who you are and the things you love. Leave a comment below or @JazzieSinclair telling me about yourself. If you have a blog link, business, website or just wanna tell me something special about yourself! I am all ears! I love meeting new people so why not start here!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wellness Wednesday: Let's Move

Toward Realistic Goals....

A couple nights ago, the Hubs brought home this month's issue of Ebony magazine, with none other than First Lady Michelle Obama gracing the cover. It is no secret that I think she is the most amazing First Lady we've had since I can remember. She shines of grace and poise inside and out. I flipped straight to her article and it was all about her healthy living habits and initiative on childhood obesity, Let's Move. After reading, it made me love her more. I realized that everyone goes through the same struggles, even the First Lady and all her perfection. You just have to know how to cut back on the small things and it will produce big changes. 

Here is a little bit of information on Let's Move.  


I love the last line of the interview. "You just don't wake up one morning and not love pie." Amen to that!!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Day

Smile and be Happy Loves!!!

M by MJ shades:: gifted earrings:: thrifted blazer 

My face at 5:00pm.
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