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Self-expression has never been my strong suit. When I was younger I would dress according to how I was feeling. I would want to be comfortable if I had a busy day ahead and when I felt confident I would dress up.

Beacon Threads is amazing for my self-expression because I love Jesus and to be able to showcase my love for Him through my clothing and style is amazing. You can check out their site here. If you have a chic style you will love their stuff. They have amazing sweatshirts and sweatpants that will keep you warm and stylish in the colder months.

You can get 20% off if you use the code JAZMINMAC at checkout.

 

 

Perhaps This is Why.

This is one of my favorite Bible Verses. I recently discovered in a class I have been taking at Church. The scripture refers to doing the right thing in situations because that may be the reason you are in the position you are in. I can go off on a full on tangent over how much I live by this verse, but I wont keep you on this freezing Sunday.

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Christmas Card Photoshoot

Happy Friday!

I am slightly stressed! I am getting my Christmas Card photos taken this weekend and I didn’t prepare the way I should have. I haven’t done anything to get ready for this shoot, which has given me inspiration on what to share with you all today.

  1. Theme- What do you want to share with your recipients? Do you want to send funny cards or more pretty cards.
  2. Coordinating outfits- I like our outfits to go together, without being too matchy.
  3. Location- Remember this will be the background of your photo.
  4. Timing- Be sure to give yourself time, you still have to create the card and mail them.

Frank and I have been married for a little over year and here is what our very first Christmas Card looked like. One reason or another I didn’t share it on the blog last year. I can’t wait to show you what our card will look like this year.

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Below are some other photos from the same photo shoot. I loved them and I think they turned out so great. remi-looking-awaystanding-w-remijazminfrank

How cute is Remi? She is a natural 🙂

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Women’s Gift Guide

Hello Ladies,

It has been such a long week. I am glad it is starting to slow down. Is anyone as excited for Christmas to be here as I am? I am almost done with Christmas shopping but I am stuck on a few people. Today I am sharing with you all my gift guide for 2016.

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  1. Plaid Shrug
  2. Colorblock Scarf
  3. Faux Leather Leggings
  4. http://bit.ly/2hiuvCu
  5. Beanie
  6. J Crew Plaid Wallet 
  7. BaubleBar Drop Earrings
  8.  Plaid Reversible Scarf
  9.  Plaid Oblong Scarf
  10. Kate Spade Card Holder

I was able to find most of these gifts at Nordstrom. I like to get a lot of my gifts from department stores because they have just about everything for everyone and it makes my life so much easier.

I hope this helps you all – Happy Shopping!

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Situations 

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Happy Sunday Friends…

I am so sorry today’s post is late. Last night my husband threw me a surprise party and I had so much fun, so I wasn’t prepared for today’s post. That’s life for you.

I found this image on Pinterest and thought! Yes that is it! A few times this week I had to share something similar to this with a some people. So now it’s your turn. Really, I just want to share and be light to you all letting you know, if you are going through something that is less than ideal, and trying to make sense out of all the clamantly. Remember, everything happens for a reason and God has put you in a certain place for a certain reason. Just like this quote says, He could be trying to change your heart… just let Him. You will never win a fight with God, so try to understand what He is trying to teach you. I promise that is the easiest way out, just learn the lesson that is being given.

I hope you were encouraged.

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Fitness Routine

Fitness is actually a big part of my life. In high school I played a lot of sports. I started running track in the 6th grade all the way to my senior year in high school. I also played Volleyball in a recreational league when I was in the 11th grade. Now that I am way past my high school years, I like to hit the gym. Which is what I am sharing with you all now. First let me say, I am not a doctor, physical therapist, or have any formal training in fitness, I just do what works for me.
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I go to the gym about five or six times a week (I try at least). 
In addition, to going to the gym on a regular basis, we have to eat well. Overall, I have a healthy diet. For the most part I eat clean, and avoid processed foods. Like any other person, I enjoy my sweet treats and I don’t ever plan to cut them out in the foreseeable future. Although, I am getting older (I will be 30 at the end of the year!) I have noticed my metabolism has started to slow down. I also have been eating gluten free for about four years now, which helps with my carb intake. I try to stay away from the gluten free alternatives available, if it is not gluten free naturally it is my goal not to eat it. For example, gluten free bread, pasta, cookies and cakes. Keeping this honest, I do eat gluten free items, I try to keep it to a minimum, they tend to be packed with sugar and junk to make it taste good. Usually, they succeed.
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Before, I have you reading for days I am going to cut this short and revisit a post on my diet at a later date. It is very interesting and complicated all at the same time. Stay tuned.
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It’s Wedding Season

Within the last two years, I have attended the most weddings in my life. I went to four last year including my own, and three this year. I have to say, weddings may be my favorite type of party. I really enjoy prepping for events and occasions. To have so many this summers I was in heaven! Now I consider myself to be an expert, so let’s talk about Wedding Etiquette today!

Your Date

Let me put this out there first. You do not have to match each other, but you should go together. Just because you have on pink, does not mean your date must to wear pink. Here is a photo of me and my husband, wearing outfits that goes together but doesn’t necessarily match each other. Ladies, if you are the type who will never wear the same outfit more than once (thank you facebook) there is always the Rent the Runway option. I love Rent the Runway, they have so many designer outfits that work well for so many occasions! Guys don’t you worry, you can rent a suit or tux from The Black Tux and look equally as stylish as your date. I showed my husband the easy to use website and he definitely thought it is the way to go for our next special occasion. Oh and by the way, it is affordable too!

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Etiquette

One thing I am a stickler on, is etiquette, and not only with weddings but throughout life. There are just somethings we should not do. We all know we shouldn’t wear white or anything that can appear to be white at a wedding. Err on the side of caution, if you have to think about it, others will too. Also, make sure you look put together, no wrinkles, or stains. Please wear appropriate attire too, my rule of thumb is “would I wear this to church?” I like to wear more classy items to a wedding otherwise you can date yourself.  When attending any event, dress nice, it shows you have respect for the event and those throwing it. Lastly, be sure to dress correctly for the occasion. 

Typically if there is nothing indicating the formality of the wedding on the invitation, look at the venue and the time of the wedding. Typically, if the wedding is in the morning will be more casual, the evening tends to be more formal. For example if the wedding is being held in a castle, I recommend and evening gown or a really nice cocktail dress and a tux for the guys.

I hope this helps you all get through the rest of wedding season 

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Seek Him Early

Hi Friends,

Recently, I had been on the hunt for a new devotional. I am always on the hunt for something it seems (this is typical for me!). I came across this blog post from Sequins and Things (one of my favorite blogs) and thought I would check it out. I did and loved it.


When I found this book  my Paul David Tripp in Barnes and Noble, I ended up spending a bit of time in the book store reading this book. I love how easy it is to read and understand. It also gives you a book or chapter to think about throughout the day. Proverbs 8:17 says “I love love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me” -NKJVsignature2

 

Wifey

I thought this outfit would be very fitting to post today! Tomorrow, Frank and I will be attending a couple’s retreat with our church. This is our first retreat we have ever attended. I hope it will be fun! I will have to tell you all about it when I get back. I hope you all enjoy this post… I am off to pack now 🙂

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Top: Target| Jeans: Old Navy| Shoes: Old- Similar

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Photography: Brian Adrian Photography

Time Management

As you can guess, I have a lot going on and a lot of events coming up in the near future. A wedding, travel plans, and work that never stops. I wanted to share with you all how I manage my time to the best of my abilities. Honestly, I am not the best at managing time but, I would like to think I have been handling my time pretty well, so far things have work out. All and all, I wanted to share with you what I do to keep myself organized.


Write it down: I have noticed that when I write things down I tend to remember things better, even if I don’t go back and read my notes. I am not sure but I think there is some correlation with writing something down and memory, if not, it at least helps me to remember all that I have to do.

Keep a Calendar: Some people prefer to use the calendar on their phone and others like to have a hand written old school calendar. Personally I use both. When I am at work I like to pull up my google calender to see what I have going on. Also this is amazing because my friends send me invites to things we are doing. As far as writing things down, this year I decided to try out the Erin Condren Life Planner.


Commit: I hate commitment, but we all have responsibilities and obligations. I overcome this by telling myself if I write it down then I need to make it happen. This makes me accountable otherwise, I would probably flake on a lot my responsibilities.

Make a to do list: At the beginning of every morning (weekends too) I like to think about what needs to be done for that day and make a list. This can be a list of goals, or just things to do and I make sure by the end of the day I try to the best of my abilities to have all the items checked off.

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