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Things I Love Thursday!


Things I Love Thursday!

This week has been one of the most difficult ones as of late. Gut-wrenchingly difficult. I’ve been a hormonal mess, my face “leaked” 4 times in less than 24 hours and I had to be unbelievably straight forward and throw myself under the bus. Grant you, it was all my own doing, but when it’s something you never had the pieces for until now, it’s difficult to avoid. Despite all of these things, I am also grateful that it is happening now. Because I know it is suppose to. Before my class all of this probably would have been my undoing. But with it, I know it’s all built upon each other and moving forward, however trudging that may be, is starting to live from an honest and truly genuine place. Something I hope all people can strive for.

♥ Goodbye (temporarily) Dinner ~ My good gal pal Kpooh is leaving the country for two months next week. Ack! So in true JKJ fashion, we are doing it up in style. It’s easy when you’re busy (re: lazy) friends to get into a comfortable food rut. Well that won’t be happening tonight sir! Through my wonderful friend standing up for her needs of not being the one to come into town, we are brringing the town to her. By going out on the town. You dig? I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on getting gusied up and having a great night with my girls.

♥ Terrarium Class ~ A  month ago I got this random email from one of my favorite nurseries about classes they were doing. And wouldn’t you know it, smack dab on the list is terrariums! For those who don’t know, terrariums are class containers (i.e. vases, jars, big and small aquariums, hanging bulbs, etc) that are then potted with small fragile plants like ferns, mosses, air plants, etc. Think “ship in a bottle” for plants. I’ve been in love with them for the last year or so and always wanted to know how to do them. I’m super stoked for class!

♥ Date Night! ~ Finally date night is here! Having to wait two weeks is not.so.easy. But it makes for a good build. And I have a good feeling that a fun time will be had by all.

Little Loves . . .

♥ Air plants ♥ Pants deliveries! I’m praying my package gets here today or tomorrow before date night. ♥ Honesty ♥ The deli lady that I always thought was crabby. Turns out she’s not, she’s focused and purposeful. I’m coo wit dat. Any woman who remember my dark rye bread without me saying and knows I meant pan roasted when I just said turkey on accident is my hero. ♥ Daffodils ♥ Sticking to no caffeine or sugar (mostly) ♥ Late night convos ♥ Genuinely laughing ♥ Simple sandwiches ♥ Hope ♥ Comfy Jeans ♥ Finally doing laundry! ♥ Boo letting me have the bed at night and then coming up to snuggle in the morning ♥ Fun pink color on my toes. I needed a little love! ♥ Going through the perfume section in Ulta on to come to the conclusion that I prefer the men’s scents rather than the women’s. ♥ Throwing away my desk pumpkin. It had become so much of a staple that I hadn’t been seeing it anymore. Ugh! ♥  Trimming my nails super short. Sometimes it’s good to look unified. It’s classy. ♥ A couple days of little to no rain. I’m loving the little sun breaks! ♥ “A Girl Like You” by Edwyn Collins and “No One Like You” by the Scorpions ♥

Wishing you all a lovely end to your week!



Things I Love Thursday!

Happy almost-Christmas ladies and gents! I hope the man, and the market, aren’t getting you down and instead that you are sitting back peacefully with a smile on your face and your shopping all done. And for those of whom that is not the case . . . HUGS!  I have to say, thank heavens it’s thursday. I could really use the end of the week. And a 3-day weekend is nice for sure. I have big plans for monday that involve sleeping in, Boo time, a cup from J&P’s and hopefully some kick in the pants for me.

But in the meantime, here are some of my little loves this week . . .

♥ Sleeping in ♥ Productive Saturday mornings ♥ Holiday nails! I can’t wait to add snowflakes to them ♥ A clean-ish house ♥ Spicer’s market! How have I never gone in there before? I’m in love. ♥ Asian pears. A complete non-guilty pleasure. ♥ Homemade chocolate-covered raisins. A complete guilty pleasure. ♥ Making magic bars and guac for the office party ♥ Buttoning down the hatches on the budget and committing to being debt-free again. Even if it takes me awhile to get there. ♥ Buying peace of mind . . . with a duck. ♥ Semi-casual holiday weeks ♥ Overtime pay ♥ Taking a 4 day weekend to ring in the new year and recommit to goodness ♥ Oranges ♥ My blue chunky ring. It’s huge, but I love the blue. ♥ Onion slices with lime juice, salt and pepper. Weird, but a good snack. ♥ Anxiety class this week & writing out my fears, though irrational, on a giant blackboard. It’s weird to see them in big print. I should do more. ♥ Baking again ♥ A new do. Now I’m contemplating dyeing it for the new year. A new year, a new look? a’la Carrie Bradshaw? ♥ Getting a little Christmas present early. I can’t even begin to tell you how giddy I am for new sneakers! After my last sneaker fiasco, I’ve been making due with what I had, but they weren’t really sufficient. Now there is shiny and new and perdy new sneakers. Shoe shopping with big feet is always an interesting adventure. ♥ And side by side, I also found a stupendous pair of new kicks for my pops which amazingly enough, HE LOVES! Mucho bueno. ♥ My cute lil therapist gal. She’s slowly growing on me and it’s nice that she’s also the group leader for my class. Makes it a bazillion times more easy  to not be dealing with multiple people while trying to build a good environment. ♥ Class ending early this week. One lady’s perfume was absolutely killing me! ♥ “What if what you’re trying to change into is who you are meant to be?” ♥

From my heart to yours, wishing you a lovely thursday!




Now Introducing . . .


Come visit me at my new self hosted (and easier to find) site, RemindMeOfLove.com! Same rad things you love, new wonderful sparkle and glam coming your way with paintings, giveaways and more. I dearly hope to see every one of my lovely ladies and jellyspoons there. Here’s to new goodness!

Hugs & love!


Things I Love Thursday!



Happy thursday loves! Hope you all are snuggled in and as excited for goodness this week as I am. Btw, how amazing is this Mercedes ad? I don’t think I featured it before, but I absolutely love it. They did a whole series of them and I think they are tremendous. I am in love with whoever’s brain came up with this. My loves this week . . .

 RemindMeOfLove.Com ~ I finally got my .com up and I’m proud to announce that it will soon be open for business! I hope to have the rest of it put together and going this weekend. Minor technical difficulties. I will be running my blog through there as well as options for my shop that I plan on releasing shortly thereafter. I’m super excited for a new blog design with more options and terrified, but elated to soon be open for business. My art has always been a very personal outlet for me and soon it will be available to the masses. Eeeek! There will be big paintings and small paintings, as well as mini pint-sized paintings that are perfect for that little space you want to fill up with goodness and love. All are one-of-a-kind and made with mucho amounts of heart and vulnerability. I can’t wait to share with you all!

My Forearm ~ I got a sweet henna piece done on my forearm over the weekend and it’s amazing! I find myself hiding it at work for the most part thus far just to avoid a funny Boss look. It’s like a secret I have with myself. I catch it out of the corner of my eye and am giddy or shocked at how huge it is. I often wonder if this is what it’d be like to have a tattoo. I’ve long debated them, especially with being in such a tattoo-friendly city, but then again, I don’t know how I’d feel about giving up a whole year of blood donorship. I’d have to get all thee work done at once because it would irk me to have to keep going through it. For now, this will definitely do!

Balloon Ideas ~ I have this weird idea to go downtown with a giant bunch of red balloons and give one to random strangers for their ideas of love. Idea is still in developement. We shall see.


Little Loves . . .

Hitting a new record. Oh yeah baby! ♥ Long hair & lush curls  Feta & spinach stuffed chicken breast and terryaki skewers  Long sweaters ♥ Bright colors  Grilling in the fall  Sunny, cold days ♥ Weekend adventures  Dexter  Clean piles of laundry Rearranging my room into goodness  Plaid flannel sheets. It’s getting colder out and these hit the spot!  Real peanut butter. I never knew how much other crap I was consuming before in my beanut putter. This difference is ridiculous. ♥ Chai tea lattes  Driving to work at the sunrise. I think I might get up early one day this weekend and go for a photo drive. I keep seeing all of these great fog landscape shots. I’m dying to capture some goodness again!  Girly dates to new restaurants ♥ Cranberry cleansing. It makes me not ever want to look at liquid again, but it’s good for the kidneys and bladder.  Getting up mucho early to be in to work early and productive  Having business coming out of my ears and committing to it. Mama’s gotta pay some bills!  My black turtleneck and patina disk earrings  Jewelery pocket exchanges with my mom  Thinking of business card and logo ideas Realizing how little I know. It’s humbling. Twitter. I confess, it’s addicting. Follow me – @RemindMeOfLove Having exploding ideas for the new work program Holiday surprises for some of my favorite bloggers Thinking of Christmas cards already. It’s horrible, but I think I’m going to be proactive and get them done before December. I see this holiday season being monster good! Buckling down on my budget Cooking at home Friday!!!


 Hugs & Love!


A Love Letter To November


The best way to show November your love is to enjoy it and live in it. I feel like today was the complete embodiment of that in the most delicious way.

To be honest, I had planned to work all day long, but I think the universe had something else in mind. And I’m so glad it did! After a week of weird dreams and semi-conciousness, I made myself get a little extra sleep this morning. Then Boo and I lounged together and I made myself get up and look presentable. Yes, this takes persuasion on a weekend day. But by golly I did an outstanding job. I think it’s important to show yourself a little love on your day off. It shows that you mean something to yourself.

After that, I dropped off the dry cleaning and started making my way to NoPo for yummy coffee goodness at Jim & Patty’s. Never been? GO. And what did I stumble across along my travels? The year-round Hollywood farmer’s market! Oh my stars! I’m so incredibly excited to find out that there’s a close year round market. I get bummed each year at the end of farmers market season because I love fresh goodies in my kitchen. So of course I had to stop. I was helpless. I found myself parallel parking and walking in the rain amongst the tents of goodness . . . Asian pears, giant bunches of celery, humongo garlic cloves, scrumptious tomatoes and onions and big bags of lettuce . . . it magically all ended up coming home with me. I can’t wait to cook this week!

Eventually I finally made it to coffee, but alas it was beyond full there so it was coffee-a-go-go. But of course, there’s always time to talk to the mocha minions and plot our gangsta crew. Complete with buttons too! We might have to discuss our world domination again soon. On my way home to finally commit to doing work the gal pal called and we spur-of-the-moment coordinated lunch plans. But of course, in between I managed to squeeze in a little henna work at new place in SE on Belmont. I heart groupon for turning me on to this place. Silk & Stone is a great studio with lots of variety and quality products. And, the gal was able to fit me in as a walk in and do a stunning job. I’m so very happy with it! I can’t wait to see what it looks like once it completely dries and flakes off. Eeeeeee! After that, I met up with Kpooh for hugs and lunch at the Original Taco House on Powell. I have distinctly fond memories of this place from when I was little with my mom and I am pleased to say that it’s still just as good. Thoughtful conversation and yummy food always makes for goodness.

And finally, after an unexpected day of gallivanting around, I made it home safe and sound and in one piece. And ready to work. I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to get my domain up and converting over to self hosting at wordpress.org and it feels like it’s been anything but easy. I’m a tech nerd that had to call godaddy three times. Thank heavens for their awesome support team! I have mucho respect for fellow support staffers and I love coming across great ones that do their job well. It makes me smile. So I was finally able to get things in a happier place technologically speaking; now if I could only figure out that server error. A to-do for tomorrow.

I have high hopes for November and thus far it’s shaping up nicely. How’s your November?


Hugs & Love!




Well folks, today I am off on a crazy adventure for football with the boys. If it weren’t 6am and I hadn’t woken up an hour earlier than planned, I’d sound more excited about that lol. It will definitely be a fun and interesting day, that’s for sure. I’m going to try and keep my hormonal crap at bay and just relax and have an uber fun time. Fingers crossed!

In the mean time though, I though I’d share my most recent photoglob so you can ooo and aahh and wonder what you’re missing out on. Love!

My stick rendition of a heart hug. Because that’s how I roll.

The rainy season has held off a bit here (does that mean snow this year?), so Boo and I have been taking lots o’ trips to the dog park. See the happy face? I live for that.

Bigwigs have been visiting us so I’ve been dusting off my shoe collection. May not be comfortable, but they’re hot.

The pink box of evil delight visited my work. ‘Nuff said.

I found a star on my lolipop wrapper. Celebrate the little things in life.

I discovered that google has an awesome sense of humor . . .

I rebel against early Christmas things. Apparently, so does this guy because he almost lost his head . . . in traffic . . . while I watched in giggling delight as he scrambled to retrieve it. Oh, snowman.

Stay tuned for a Halloween edition. Happy Sunday everyone!


Choose Happiness



I’ve been a wee bit absent the last month or so, as-you-might-have-noticed. I feel like a self-made pariah lately. To be honest, I’ve been wading through so much junk in every aspect of my life that I couldn’t really fathom writing. That sounds like an oxymoron or something though because if there’s any time to write everything down it’d been when everything is happening. Perhaps it was simply that it was overwhelming to think of writing. Too much swirling around in the thought nugget to try and sort it out. And then couple that with the migraines of early this week and you might as well just shoot me and my potential. But alas, I’ve waded through the muck. And while there’s still much to sort out, I feel confident about the light at the end of the tunnel.

I read the most amazing quote this morning . . . “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it”. It blows my mind. Mind. Blown. So much of my life has been spent trying to survive it rather than live it. Which is no life to live at all. I decided two years ago that my life could look like whatever I wanted it to. And that whatever was standing in my way was of my own doing. I’ve spent the last 6 months or so opening myself up to the concept of being vulnerable again. Truth be told, it scares the hell out of me. I put myself out there and then for unforeseen circumstances had to yank it back in. Now I’m trying to convince myself to come back out of my shell. I suppose there’s no time like the present.

I’ve also come to some new conclusions . . . I need to get back into being healthy. What does this mean you might ask . . . Eating better (sort of fell off the wagon on that one), cooking more at home, and being more active again. This isn’t a health kick either. Just a simple feel-good necessity. Not really an option. I need to get back to living for me. Not trying to validate myself in an effort to feel less alone. And doing things to be more vulnerable. That’s an awfully vague way of phrasing that, but it’s so open to new things . . . Going on an unexpected coffee adventure randomly, letting go on the car trip tomorrow and having fun at the game without caring about anything else, putting my work out there finally.It’s ridiculous that it’s taken me so long, but I guess everything happens as it should.

Anyway, just a little love note to myself and anyone reading . . . I’m back.

Hugs & Love!