Wednesday, April 23, 2014

hard times//looking to the sky

(can I just mention that I love doing this to my hair, pretty great)

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. 
It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 2:6-7

As I always say on here school is hard, life is hard, things are just hard. The reason I share these little stories is because first, I just kinda like to share how it is and second I know through hard times that I can help others that may also be going through times like mine.
I am in this little pit where things are just stressful, school is getting harder and harder, I feel that I cant control my future, and the job search is making me sick. 
But reading this verse Proverbs 2:6-7, my icky thoughts were lifted up as I looked to my Father in Heaven.
Jesus is greater.
He has my future, He is my comforter, He is my loving Savior

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Glorious Weekend to Celebrate Our Jesus

Happy Easter everyone!
(yes I may be a day late no judging... wait count that two days oopppps)
This past weekend was such an amazing weekend. To celebrate the time of our loving Savior, on the cross, His blood being shed for all our sins, then Sunday, the glorious day to celebrate Jesus risen from the dead! Spring is my absolute favorite time, mainly because it the time we celebrate the greatest act of love ever. 
My Easter weekend was absolutely amazing. 
Good Friday was filled with a nice morning run with Mitchell and then Good Friday service at church. 
Saturday was study day since I had a huge exam that next Monday morning and did not want to study on Easter. I did get to enjoy the beach for a little with my friends to celebrate "in the tomb Saturday" 
and then it was Easter day, oh so wonderful. I was at the lake house with the Hadley family. We went to a morning service and then came back to get ready for extended family to come. We made such yummy food, enjoyed dancing around in the kitchen and greeting everyone in (and of course eating lots of Easter candy). The day was filled of playing with all the lake toys like the quads and playing out on the lake. I couldn't image a better way to spend the Easter day. I'm so thankful for the Hadley family including me and being so wonderful!
I am so eternally grateful for my loving Savior. Died for my sin, through Him, I have life, my heart is full, He rescued me from death. Now I live for Him. That I can glorify Him in all my doings, and live to seek his glorious kingdom! Ah Jesus always in Ah of you

now only if the Cadbury Chocolate Easter eggs weren't seasonal









Wednesday, April 16, 2014

lady loves

with the stress of school (I feel like I share that too much (but its real, the struggle is real)) I have understood how important it is to take a step back and realize, you have a life Jasmine
my classes have been just brutal, my social life have been cut to a minimum, and I miss all my recorded shows. though, the other weekend I spent it with my lovely best friends and I got to study and have fun. praise Jesus for my sister in Christ that encourage me to be the best I can be and always bring sunshine into my life. and plus we are all in this thing called college together, so we all agree that "the struggle is real"


Saturday, April 12, 2014

life through an iphone {one last look}

with having my phone for over three years, the poor thing was just breaking down
well then I dropped it last week so that could be the reason why its officially broken
so I went through a couple days with the phone shutting off then magically turning back on
though yesterday it took its last time before I had to say goodbye
{it was more like a happy dance bye}
an upgrade on my family's account wasn't for another month so I thought I would be phone less for a month, but then my dad had to switch us on a new plan, which also came with a new upgrade!!! 
this happening in one day was quite funny, telling my friends that I wont have a phone for a month and I was going to love it being not antisocial and attached to a materialistic device
but that only lasted a couple hours
and now I have a new phone and the one thing I'm most excited about is that well first I have sound on my phone since the other one didn't have a working sound button and the camera, the camera, the camera 
so here is that last post with the old phone and here's to many new posts to come with the new one!

last picture, looking about poor thing was really shattered


adventures with the man



sunny afternoons with rusty bear


girls night with the best friends 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

all moved in {wall decor}

so for my faithful followers here on simplyjay you may have known that I moved into a new house about a month ago
with the stress of school, activities and basically life I put off finishing my room
I mean the bed, desk and dresser was all done with the closet being perfectly organized
BUT
I had things to hang up, a box to unpack and some more things to organize
and today was the day I finally finished and let me tell you, it no nice and relaxing to not have that job in the back of my mind



lovely adventures around town


flowers, succulents, and cute little cafes, of the loveliness 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spinach Berry Smoothie

a perfect pick me up smoothie is the best way to start off the day
here is my spinach berry smoothie jam packed with sweet berry's and lots of spinach
I also added a touch of blue agave for some extra sweetness

~3 cups of spinach (you can always add in more veggies like carrots)
~ small hand full of frozen strawberries, blue berries and blackberries
~few slices of frozen pineapple
~some splashes of cranberry juice (you can use any liquid from almond milk to apple juice, I just enjoy the strong flavor of cranberry juice)
and that's all!

for some extra nutrients to the smoothie adding in protein powder would always be delightful



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Jesus, friends and the sea, bring pure Joy



















Weekend adventures to San Clemente are always the best. Franny, Nat, Olivia and I went down to San Clemente to walk around the pier and purchase sweet treats at the candy store. We may or may not have gotten a little rowdy in the candy store, but it has to be the cashiers fault for giving us so much free salt water taffy, it was a moment of much sugar highness.
Then we wondered down to the pier. Counting that its spring break and the weather is winter weather, we still went to the beach, freezing our bums off. BUT it was so glorious, God just painted the sky so gorgeous we couldn't help but stay awhile.