Mean Sleep Over You

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always gotten a kick out of discovering/re-discovering fairly recent, but old music. It’s kind of like a fine wine. If the music is good and a true classic, it gets better as it ages. Five years ago, I listened to Groove Theory’s album again (after letting it collect dust for several years) and fell in love with Amel Larrieux’s voice all over again… which led me to search for even more of her music and voila… I hit the jackpot and found four more cd’s to add to my collection!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about this Neosoul singer Van Hunt. I remember that when I first heard one of his songs in 2004, Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my signature homemade cookies that I’ve been perfecting since high school. I don’t often make ready made cookies, because I get satisfaction out of saying I made mine from scratch (it was the only thing I knew how to make when all of my friends were making whole Thanksgiving dinners in high school… hahaha). All of my family and friends love em’… hope you do too!

Makes: 14 big cookies/19 small cookies Continue reading

I Gotta Feeling…

JPD Updates:

1. Yesterday (and today), I finally had time to use my stocking stuffer giftcard to go to Michaels and pick up a few supplies for DIY’s. I’m so looking forward to it, because I haven’t had the time to do any in a LONG time! It’s my favorite creative outlet and I’ve really been missing it.

2. I’m working on outfit posts, fashion challenges, and style vlogs. I would already have some up if only my photographer/cameraman (i.e. boyfriend) would be patient and stop whining. *Note to self: Buy a tripod for goodness sake!* Plus, he’s not the greatest at taking pictures (a good portion of them are blurry which is why none have been posted). Until then, nothing yet, but I promise it’s coming.

3. I’m also on a mission to start cooking more. I’ve been on this mission for a year now and I’ve gotten better, because I used to eat out WAY too much. So I think I’m going to start posting about my kitchen adventures misadventures, which I think you’ll find entertaining since I’m a terrible cook. Ok, maybe not terrible, but I used to burn tv dinners and more recently I can’t seem to get rice soft enough… it’s so weird. For the most part you’ll probably find out what NOT to do when following a certain recipe, but you’ll get some good recipes in the process which I’m sure you’ll have no problems making.

4. I’m also going to be doing a giveaway pretty soon, so look out for that!

Electric City!

It’s been two days without posts on the JPD. The first day was on purpose, I was running around all day for pre-employment checks at my new job and I was exhausted once I finally got home.

Yesterday, however, was an accident. I was actually going to post twice since I missed the day before. But the power went out in my apartment and just came on less than thirty minutes ago. My laptop only had an hour left of charge on it (I figured I’d conserve that), because I only had two bars left on my phone battery since my school sent me an excessive amount of text messages alerting me of the snowstorm I could already see outside and of the school closing.

I’ll post again today, but first I have to clean my fridge out since it defrosted over night and there’s water everywhere. Jolly good fun!

What About Your Friends?

OLD Pic of me and my best friends in Spain

Friend: (noun) One attached to another by affection or esteem; acquaintance; a favored companion.

Oh really, Webster? Acquaintance? Nah, that’s something a bit different.

So what is the definition of a friend? Well, my friends are the people in my life who taught me the lessons I needed to learn, showed me support, gave me advice, were a shoulder to lean on, listened to my rants and raves, endured my moods and attitudes, challenged me, made me laugh, laughed with me, encouraged me, and were just there to talk to when I needed someone to listen. Most have been good influences, some have been loyal, but all of them had a purpose in my life. Friends are the people who genuinely care about your well-being and are your companions no matter what.

Without The L’Oreal You Remain The Same, Angel

I recently read an article on Glamour.com about a new study that says 1/3 of women are “makeup agoraphobic” (i.e. afraid to be seen without makeup). 60% of the 3,000 women surveyed wear makeup no matter where they’re going or who will (or won’t see them). Almost 50% of the women said that they’d rather wear a full face of makeup than go barefaced.

Interestingly, 1 out of 10 women said Continue reading