1,000th Blog Post

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I’m kinda embarrrassed to admit I’m not really a mushy, romantic type of girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good chick flick, but there’s something I can’t stomach about the cupid balloons, heart-shaped chocolates, and overstuffed teddy bears. I know…I know…I’m ruining Girl Code right about now.

Last night before going to bed, JD asked if I’d like to exchange Valentine’s gifts in the morning or over dinner. And, whooosh, I felt a chill run through my body because gifts? NO ONE TOLD ME WE WERE EXCHANGING GIFTS. I suddenly had to plan a last-minute trip to Target for some discounted heart-shaped chocolates.

I’m joking. Sorta.

In less tacky and revealing news, today marks my 1,000th Blog Post. Hollllllllla. What started as a way to document my life, challenges, and failures, has morphed into a daily journal of living my dreams. Out loud. For those who share your time and lives with me, thank you. I am incredibly appreciative and I hope there’s another 1,000 blog posts in the future to document how life changes from here.

Three lucky blog readers will receive 1,000 PENNIES to itunes simply by leaving a comment. The winners will be announced tomorrow. Oh, and in case there’s a sale on the heart-shaped chocolates at Target, you might get that instead of the actual prize. Fine print, baby.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. Amber Fox

    February 14th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    You are too cute Jasmine! I bought my hubby his gift yesterday too, while at Whole Foods.

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post! You have come so far because of your blog that highlights your awesome photos, personable writing and vivacious personality. You go girl!

  2. Audrey

    February 14th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    congrats on 1,000 posts! here’s to 1,000 more.

  3. Michelle Clarity

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I sure hope there are 1000 more posts. I am addicted!!!

  4. Ashley Swallow

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Happy 1,000th blog post!

  5. sherri lynn

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    j* i love reading your posts each day! your images are breathtaking and i love the way you describe the moments of your life

  6. Laura

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    What an amazing giveaway Jasmine! Thank you for your generosity. I would love to give this gift back to my own Valentine! (well 1 day late!)

  7. Sara Lando

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Roses are red
    Violets are blu
    I’d exchange the pennies
    for the chance to meet you.

    Happy Chocolate day Jasmine!

  8. Leigh-Ellen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I always think discounted chocolate just tastes better somehow!

  9. Danielle

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Congrats! What a great milestone. You inspire me everyday!

  10. Julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you for all of your 1,000 inspiring posts. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  11. Robert Pieroni

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    1000 post takes time and dedication. Congrats!

  12. Megan Garrison

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts!! Woohooo!! Is it bad that I have read every single one of them? πŸ™‚

  13. emma

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I hope I get chocolate at some point today. Our plans were no gifts and play lasertag together. But i think my belly will need more chocolate if its going to run about shooting lights

  14. AJ

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Holla!

  15. meagan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I love love LOVE your blog. and I have to say, I agree with your sentiments on Valentine’s Day. however, I do love me some chocolates, so a day just for that does sound ok to me πŸ™‚

  16. Alicia W

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Rock on with the 1,000th blog post! Congrats, and keep on posting πŸ™‚

  17. Ravyn

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post. I remember passing the 100 mark last year and thinking it was a really exciting milestone. You totally rock (even if you decide to send heart shaped chocolates). Best of luck towards the next 1,000 posts!

  18. lisa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    target always saves the day πŸ™‚ happy valentines day jasmine!

  19. Angela B. Pan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th! Here’s to 1000 more πŸ™‚
    Happy Valentine’s Day

  20. Dani

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post!! Super exciting! And I totally hear ya on the not being able to stomach everything that Valentine’s Day commercially deems acceptable. Reminds me of high school… Hope you are doing well!!

  21. Eryn

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    wahooo for the 1,000th blog post! Hoping for 1,000 more!

  22. Lisa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations on 1000!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  23. Delissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post!

  24. Brian

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Good times… I love chocolate AND iTunes.

  25. Lisa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    congrats! I have really enjoyed learning from you and reading your blog posts!! πŸ™‚

  26. Jen O.

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’m totally with you on the V-day thing. I’d much rather celebrate a day that’s meaningful to us as a couple. I do want chocolate though.

  27. Marjan Tropper

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Congratulations! You didn’t mention what Polo is getting today! Did he want his gift last night or this morning?

  28. P E N N Y

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Congratulations on you 1000th post. I’m pretty sure, I’ve read everyone of them. Laughed, learned and even cried a little! Keep ’em coming!!

  29. Jenna

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only non-mushy girl!

  30. Courtney Shaver

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I read your blog almost everyday and I’m so happy for you and your 1000th post! I admire your success and I love all of your shooting star videos! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Eliesa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    1000 posts is something to celebrate! Congrats and thanks for inspiring me to be a better person πŸ™‚

  32. Andrew

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Congrats on the post! See you in Akron soon!

  33. Julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Happy lovie day! GUSH!
    Thanks for being willing to share your heart with us and in turn inspire so many people. You ran after your dreams and in turn gave everyone else running sneakers.
    Much love!

  34. fiona

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Who doesn’t love discounted chocolate??

  35. Nora Frislie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Happy Vday and 1,000 th blog post. I need more polo pics!!! He is so dang cute πŸ˜‰

  36. shelley jensen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Happy Valentines Day, Jasmine and JD! Hoping that no one sends you any incredibly annoying singing stuffed animals or hip swinging Elvis statues blaring "won’t you be my teddy-bear".

  37. Ian Harding

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine! Continue what you’re doing and we’ll all be incredibly happy. πŸ™‚

  38. Emily Semans

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Great post J*! I read your blog post every day and inspires me so much. Thank you for doing what you do – keep it up! Happy Valentines Day to you and JD!

  39. Suzy Garland

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I just have to say what an inpiration you are. Love that you live your passion OUT LOUD because the rest of us get to enjoy the amazing talent you have been so blessed with. Hope you and JD have a wonderful valentines day. Be blessed

  40. Julie Barber

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Love it! Congrats on your milestone… hope JD gets you something you love….. Like some new Manolos!

  41. Amber

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Happy Vday J*!!

  42. Brandy Anderson

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    1000 posts! Holy moly, you talk a lot! That’s ok, we love reading it. πŸ™‚

  43. Jessica W.

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    WOW! 1,000 congrats! Happy Valentine’s to you and JD!

  44. Brooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Happy Valentines Day…mushy or not πŸ™‚

    If I win – share my pennies with another lovely person

  45. Nicole Benitez

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine!! 1000 dreams out loud is an amazing thing! I cannot wait to read 1000 more! oxox Happy non mushy chocolate candy filled day.

  46. Jacqueline Martinez

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    aww I love it! you are hilarious πŸ™‚

  47. Amanda Kisamore

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Not only are you an amZing photographer but you are an amazing writter.
    I love reading your blog post!

    Happy valentines day to you!

  48. Keli McCoy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    That means that I’ve read 1,000 posts over the years! Girl, if you can keep my interest for that long (it’s hard to keep…trust me!)then you should write a book! Literally! Congrats to you…what an accomplishment!

  49. Norelis

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    You’re an inspiration! Congrats on doing SOOOO WELL with your blog!

  50. Katie Jordan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Jasmine and JD!

  51. Thomas Beaman

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I could make some great 80’s mixed tapes with 1000 pennies to iTunes…………Congrats on the 1000th post!

  52. Mireille

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Congratulations on this major achievement!! Hope indeed you will share a 1000 more blog posts.

  53. Barb

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Oh, girl, how you crack me up…and if you ruined Girl Code, I’m right there with you! I used to do more for VD but not so much any more. I had to dig for a card this morning out of my card stash…as I also know last minute VD cards suck! Congrats on your 1,000th post!!! We enjoy being part of your life…the good…the bad…and they hysterical!!

  54. Jessica VanDerMark

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I relate. I too am not a girlie girl in that way. I love all things girl, except all the chocolate, flower, stuffed animal stuff. I’m like the guy in my marriage when it comes to the holidays! Frankly, I could do without V-Day! lol
    Always love reading your posts!

  55. Sara Ancich

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine.

  56. Andrew

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats on the post! See you in Akron OH soon!

  57. Leslie Hollingsworth

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    LOVE your blog and CANT WAIT to see you in VEGAS!!!!!

  58. tina wagner

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I agree, not into the "Hallmark" holiday either. I try my best to be kind and loving to my honey EVERY day. Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post. I really enjoy your blog.

  59. Kathryn Andrews

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Wow Jasmine… congratulations on 1000 blog posts! I love reading your blog, it’s so inspirational. I also agree with you about Valentines… I do enjoy the romance of it and would welcome a red rose, a nice meal, a good film or a trip to Rome!! BUT…. cuddly toys and balloons…. no thanks. I look forward to reading many more of your blog posts J* x

  60. Hedi

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats!! 1000th blog post….enjoyed every single one:) and looking forward to more. Yay for the contest, too!

  61. Steve

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Hilarious! Thanks for the great blog, as always! =)

  62. Jen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    <3 U Jasmine! You inspire me every day… and I <3 Polo too. Happy <3 day… I can never send enough <3 <3 <3 on Valentine’s Day!

  63. Hedi

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Congrats!! 1000th blog post….enjoyed every single one:) and looking forward to more. Yay for the contest, too!

  64. Brian

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for putting yourself out there everyday on your blog. You remind people to be themselves, real individuals, and prove success happens to those that just do it. You are an inspiration to all…especially someone very close to me. Thanks.

  65. Alicia Bailey

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    fun lil givaway… part of me hopes for the chocolate! haha but i could use some new tunes.. and i promise not to spend it on silly love songs πŸ˜‰

  66. Erika

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    You’re too funny! Thanks for giving our days a laugh, smile or giggle so very often.

  67. Chriselda

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Well….
    I guess I should cancel the singing Cupid gram I ordered for you….

  68. Maggie W

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Pick me, pick me! πŸ™‚

  69. Jessica Gomez

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I love your work Jasmine! Thank you for sharing you via your blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  70. Mary

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I lovelovelove your blog and also hope for another 1,000 posts in the future. :)Thank you for doing what you do and being an inspiration to me.

  71. Brian Perkins

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Hehe…..
    Yes, definitely a good idea to get those details worked out before the the eve of the day ; )
    CheerZ! for you 1000th post.

  72. Kelly

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Would LOVE to win this! I love keeping up with your blog and photos!! Thanks!

  73. Maria Schwaller

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Am I actually the first person to comment?! HOLLLLLA!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ Happy 1,000th J*!

  74. alicia fierro

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    there’s not a THING wrong with discounted chocolate πŸ™‚

  75. Faith Bowyer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I’m the same as you, I don’t get all crazy over Valentine’s Day – it’s just another day of the year. It’s a cute holiday, but really nothing special. I always celebrate it with a group of friends and we have a nice girls night out and treat ourselves to something nice and fun πŸ™‚
    Happy V-Day.

  76. Stacy Kirkman

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy 1000th Blog Posting! Both occassions totally worthy of huge amounts of chocolate!

  77. Amy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Your blogs always make me giggle!!!

  78. Rob Goldstein

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts (most of which were actually interesting unlike other prolific bloggers) Happy valentines day and keep u p the great work.

  79. Ria Mishaal Cooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Jasmine and congratulations on your 1000th post. You’re brilliant!

  80. Lisa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

  81. Charisma Moran

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I know what you mean with Vday tackiness. It can be a bit much even though I am a girly girl. Happy 1000th blog post! =)

  82. Brooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Happy 1000th post! And Happy Valentine’s Day! And happy thanks for the chance to play along!

  83. Steve Truppe

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts, Jasmine! That’s an incredible feat, and I can honestly say that even though today it’s about ‘quantity’ (a la one grand) you continuously proved us all with ‘quality’ posts. Cheers!

  84. Shannon

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!!

  85. kelsy mccartney

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    i won’t hold it against you, as long as those discounted sweets are dark chocolate hearts πŸ˜‰ happy 1,000th post to you, j*!!

  86. Susan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    LOL. I told my husband that I didn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day and his only reply was "Is this a test?"

  87. Molly N

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I’m not a mushy girl either. My husband wishes I was, though. He’s the reason we get all those personal romantic shots at weddings!

  88. Kansas Caruso

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Congratulations on your blog achievement…and good luck with those discount hearts!

  89. Sara Pizzi

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post! <3

  90. Cate Sheffer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Haha that sounds like the conversation I had with my husband…I’ll be stopping at Target today too! πŸ™‚

  91. miguel angel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    How 1000 pennies that’s a lot of money! Hahahaha.. c(=

  92. Robyn

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I absolutely love reading your blog over coffee in the morning. So, THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing your lives with each of us. It’s part of my daily routine… the little bit of routine I grasp to anyway. Happy Valentine’s Day! Cheers to a 1000 more.

  93. Dennis Ebben

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    1000? That’s a lot! And I’ve probably read them all, but never commented before. :$

    So for me this is the milestone where I write my first comment: Thanks for all the effort, Jasmine. It’s really appreciated! And congratulations on your 1000th Blog Post.

    Kind regards from Europe,
    Dennis Ebben

  94. Laura Callahan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks for letting us join you on your journey. I hope you have a wonderful V-day. YOu are an inspiration to so many(including myself). Thank you.
    TOday I am celebrating the day I found out I was pregnant with my little girl Rylee…Now I have my second little girl…4 months old now. Its a good day.

  95. Sadie L.

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I agree, I am situational girly! I love being loved by my husband but I am not such a fan of the pre-planned love days. I think the smooches we he gets home every night are the best!

  96. priscillajoy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    holla! way to rock it girl πŸ™‚ congrats! and happy v-day! in honor, i shared a peanut butter sandwich with my furbaby…it was very lady and the tramp-esque. here’s to 1,000 more posts!

  97. Kim Neyer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I’ll take some pennies! And you are not alone…. my husband and I have never really gotten into Valentine’s Day. We usually just eat pizza and watch a movie, that is enough for us. We love our anniversary more!

  98. Jodi Walden

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Can I just say… you are my inspiration! I am a college student hoping to one day open a photography business and I look up to your work. thanks for everything ! πŸ™‚

  99. sara

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Valentines day is poo!
    i would rather my hubby buy me flowers on a normal day! x

  100. Maribel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Congrats and cheers to another 1,000!

  101. Katie Jones

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! And congratulations on your 1000th blog post πŸ™‚

  102. JenP

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Maybe next year you and JD will have your very own petite valentine. Polo needs a baby sister. πŸ˜‰

  103. Josephine

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    BIG LOL!!! i’m rolling down the floor now hahaha Woopeey for the 1000th..hope to get there too!!! =)

  104. Misty Minna Photography

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats! 1,000 pennies would be awesome!

  105. JenP

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Maybe next year you and JD will have your very own petite valentine. Polo needs a baby sister. πŸ˜‰

  106. Arlenphye

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Whoo! Happy Valentines πŸ™‚

  107. Jennifer Karon

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Very cool day to have your 1000th post. You love what you do and today is about love, it’s a good match πŸ™‚ Here’s to 1000 more!

  108. JenP

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Maybe next year you and JD will have your very own petite valentine. Polo needs a baby sister. πŸ˜‰

  109. Mirko

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Well congratulations then… Keep up the good work.

  110. Monica

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I’m not much of a fan for Valentines Day myself. I feel we should show our loved ones unconditional love each and everyday!

  111. Katherine Ashdown

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I’m feeling your love! I got presented with gift (a gorgeous bag) card and chocs this morning and I had got him… Zilch! Quickly booked us in to the movies this eve, but I am sure the itunes pennies would help? Would donate them to a poor and neglected boyfriend! hehe x

  112. Erica Peerenboom

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks Jasmine! Happy Valentines Day to you and JD!

  113. danielle nielsen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats on the 1000 blog post.
    I’m a fairly new follower but I love reading about your struggles and triumphs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  114. Stacy Hart

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am VERY romantic, but we don’t celebrate VDay in the traditional way. I told my husband not to ever buy me chocolates because I buy myself a box of chocolates like every week…

  115. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am all for free chocolate! πŸ˜‰ I always look forward to your posts and cheers to you for a thousand more!! πŸ™‚

  116. JustMe

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts! Keep ’em comin!!!

  117. Courtney Howell

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I can’t believe it has been 1,000 blog posts! Awesome πŸ™‚

  118. nikki

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    rock on and i can’t wait to read your next 1,000 posts. your blog and your talent is so fantastical.. thanks for being you and doing what you do!

  119. renee carpenter

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    love your blog and esp your humor! have a great day!

  120. JustMe

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts! Keep ’em comin!!!

  121. Mindy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats on 1,000!! Keep the updates coming.. I look forward to reading them! πŸ™‚

    (and YES!!! another girl that feels like I do about Valentine’s day.. woohoo! lol)

  122. Jadrien Esquivel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Woot Woot! Have fun today! Also I wanted to ask if you could do a tutorial on lighting and measuring white balance. What equipment do you use?

  123. Maryn Forney

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I’d love to win your contest!! I am an avid daily reader : ) as I am sure everyone else is… but I was BORN on Valentine’s Day – so I get double gifts, and this could be your birthday gift to me – don’t worry about buying me anything else. : )

  124. Rich Park

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    wow, congrats on the 1,000th post!

  125. Jadrien Esquivel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Woot Woot! Have fun today! Also I wanted to ask if you could do a tutorial on lighting and measuring white balance. What equipment do you use?

  126. Shannon

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats Jasmine on your 1000th blog post! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day…. with out the mushy stuff!

  127. Monika

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats and I look forward to the next 1000. Give JD a coupon for a free massage by you with a happy ending. He’ll appreciate that much more than any chocolates. πŸ˜‰

  128. Teresa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I ended up eating the chocolates that I bought for a date – it was just our second date – the day before Valentine’s Day, so I bought a little box of chocolates – just in case. The time didn’t present itself to give them so I ate them myself!

  129. Jennifer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Holla!

  130. Jessica Williams

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Wow I’ve never ever been on of the first to post on your blog before! Yay for Valentines day and for not being into cupid and heart shaped chocolates! Have a great day and congratulations on your 1000th post!

  131. Margriet

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    WAUW!! 1,000 posts… I think I need some time to read everything back…. I started following you after the creative live course and you ARE a great blogger, but a GREATER photographer.. you are my inspiration!! – With Valentine love- Margriet

  132. alison

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Easily one of my favorite blogs to follow. I love your images and I love your humor! Oh and I love your FAQ posts too…

  133. Bill Raab

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    My wife and I had decided to not exchange gifts but she surprised me with a trinket she picked up at the grocery store. I guess we will call it even since I gave her a dozen roses on Friday for her pre-birthday… another event we agreed to not exchange gifts on.

    Love is grand… and full of surprises for which I am generally grateful πŸ™‚

  134. Courtney Beougher

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Jasmine you are so amazing!!! I love how you show everyone who you are and not someone you aren’t. God is using you in many ways! Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!

  135. ellie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    You crack me up.

  136. Ashley

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Happy day of love to you and JD! You’re such an inspiration not only as a photographer but a person. Thanks for keeping all of us fully entertained over these last 1,000 blog posts, can’t wait for the next 1,000! πŸ™‚

  137. angel kidwell

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Whoop whoop! Congrats on your 1000 blog post. Here’s to many more:)

  138. Viola

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Your story made me laugh. I had a very similar conversation with my husband last night except I was the one asking the question when to exchange the gifts and he had no idea we were doing that. Anyway, congratulations on you 1,000th post!

  139. tricia

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Awwww! Happy 1,000! and Happy Mushy Hearts and Fluffy Stuff day πŸ™‚

  140. shannon kelley

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats on the 1000th blog post! We are all so blessed that you live your journey out loud! Such an inspiration:)

  141. Raquel Leeper

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Thata girl!!

  142. MariaTrader

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I checked with my hubby to make sure we weren’t doing gifts so I don’t have to make a last minute run for heart shaped chocolate.

  143. Lauren Ammerman

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Congratulations on the 1000th blog post!! I have really enjoyed following!!

  144. Erin Campbell

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Comment on the blog eh, hmmmm. What to say, what to say……Happy 1000th blog post day?

  145. Kristin Bradley

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    ME!!!! =)
    I LOVE your blog! You are such an inspiration!

  146. Kate Douthwright

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t know how you come up with blog posts every day. I try a few days a week but it is hard some times. Yours always rock though. Happy Valentines Day to you and JD!

  147. Laura

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    What kind of comment do we leave…"I wanna win, I wanna win, I wanna win??" Hee hee.

  148. Katie Jo

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    My last minute gift is in the form of a giant Reese’s heart =)

  149. Jenna Unruh

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats to you J*! I love following you. You inspire me to live my dreams, work hard at my business, play even harder with my family AND live out my faith. Thanks for the encouragement and for blogging!

  150. Sue

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you Jasmine! No gifts here and it’s ok with us. Just a handmade card (from my hubby) drawn of stick figures and the most perfect words (he’s the best word guy), made with love. That’s what’s most important, right? Enjoy your day!

  151. Steph MacKinnon

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you for reminding it’s Valentine’s Day. I’m sitting in a sushi restaurant in Nova Scotia by myself surfing and wondered why there were so many couples eating lunch together on a Monday. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for being such a daily inspiration on love and photography – my two favourite
    things.

  152. Lauren Libor Photography

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Awesome..congrats Jasmine! Thanks for your inspiring (and hilarious) posts..many more thousands to come I know πŸ™‚

  153. Brooke Jones

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I hope you both have a sweet Valentine’s Day <3

  154. Jess Elysse

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    1000 blog posts? You’re a machine Jasmine.

  155. Melissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    ThAnKs so much for sharing your life, successes and failures. Those of us just starting out appreciate your risks and successes, tips and no-nos. Happy Valentine’s Day to you…here’s to a mutual love of photography!

  156. Meg

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    1000th blog post? on valentine’s day even? CONGRATS! i’ve enjoyed reading all of them! <3

  157. Amber W

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    You sound like my best friend from college. She isn’t a HUGE fan of V-day. But I love the heart shaped chocolates and the 1000th post!

  158. Kafi D'Ambrosi

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    i love choxie! happy v-day

  159. Sarah Potter

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    No girl code broken in my book. I’d much rather have a nice evening out with my hubs than a box of chocolates. Which in turn means I’d have to spend all week on the treadmill working off!

    Congrats on your 1000th post. You are truly an inspiration to us all!

  160. Cait

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Oh pick me pick me! πŸ™‚

  161. Barbara Yasuhara

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Not only do you keep me interested and reading all about your fabulous people! You have inspired me with my own blog. I met you once a Escalate LIVE in the theater and you were just as real as your blog! Gracias from one fabulous Latina to another fabulous Latina! Congrats on your 1000th and good luck with that gift! Arriba!

  162. thereisbeauty

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I would totally be happy with discounted Target chocolate. Chocolate is chocolate, am I right? I’m right.

  163. Sue

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Oh, and congrats on your 1000th blog post! You’re the best!!!

  164. Stephanie Stewart

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    1,000th post! Wow! I’m so glad I found your blog just a few years ago…you continue to inspire me and to follow my dreams as well. Speaking of Target, I need to make a trip there myself! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! P.S. Does Polo have a cupid outfit???

  165. tim wong

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    congrats!!!!

  166. Julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Happy Valentines Day πŸ™‚

  167. Lisa A

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Congrats on 1,000 blog post! I love reading your blog and I hope for nothing but continued success for you!!

  168. Luly

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Your not breaking the girl code lol I always worry I’ll get a chocolate filled with toothpaste, you never know what those thing are filled with hahaha & I hope you & JD have a wonderful valentines day eating heart shaped chocolates && toasting to 1,000 more <3 happy valentines day πŸ™‚

  169. Nicole Taylor

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Jasmine,
    I am so glad I’m not the only chic out there gagging over Valentines Day. :: fist pound::
    Girl code for , I got your back on this post. lol
    Hope you and JD have a great one regardless!

  170. Carrie K

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Do the 1000 include from your old blog?! Either way, WOW!!! Congrats J*. Here’s to 1,000 more!

  171. Jennifer Beitchman

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    No Girl Code ruined here. I actually don’t like V-Day much either. OMG-as I was typing this the florist came and delivered beautiful flowers-NOT ROSES-and a chocolate heart from my husband (and daughter.) Gotta love the cheesiness of it all!

  172. Samantha

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Love your blog!

  173. terri z

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    happy valentines day !!!
    and congrats on your 1000th post !!
    love them all πŸ˜‰
    keep inspiring and keep it real πŸ˜‰
    have a super day !

  174. Hilary

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for about 4 years now, and on this momentous occasion known as the 1,000th blog post I MUST say….Thanks for sharing ;-).

    Not only are your photos fantastic, you are quite the witty writer if I do say so myself. I thoroughly enjoy reading the daily diatribe of fabulous moments in the life of Jasmine Star. Looking forward to 1,000 more hilariously clever posts.

    Love Always,
    Your faithful reader

  175. Justin Sperry

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Can’t believe people are slow to comment on this!

    The only chocolate to get is Dark chocolate…just sayin’. I didn’t read the fine print.

    However, I do enjoy your blog and video series.

  176. Thomas Frank

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Huge accomplishment with your 1000th post Congrats! Am I really the first person to post today? That’s amazing, never happens. If I’m not one of the lucky winners, but I really hope I am, I’m a huge of fan of chocolate, just sayin….

  177. Jennifer Jar

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and JD! Make sure to tell us what he got you πŸ™‚

  178. Kristin

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    β€Ž(Β―`*β€’.ΒΈβ™₯ღ Happy Valentines Day β€Ž(Β―`*β€’.ΒΈβ™₯ღ and much congratulations on the 1000th post! Yahoo!!

  179. Alyssa Turner

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Can’t wait to see the next 1000! I love me some J star!

  180. kathy pilato

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    oh, Jasmine. I’m not romantic either. However, a nice box of chocolates are a treat. Congrats on the 1K posts. Really, you inspire me whether I decide to take a leap into photography or not!

  181. Valerie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I love reading your blog posts, they’re so fun and full of life. πŸ™‚
    I have learned a TON from your "Shooting Star" videos. Thank you for sharing them! πŸ™‚

  182. Rebekah Towers

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU and JD! Can’t believe that I am the 1st one to comment on here today!? Crazy. Congrats on your 1,000 post and here’s hoping for 1,000 more in the future. I love how sweet you have been to share your life, successes, failures and tons of advice with all of us. May you always be blessed. πŸ™‚

  183. Christa Tippmann

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Happy valentines day!

  184. Shawn Mabry

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

  185. Erin

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hope you and JD have a great Valentine’s no matter what you exchange. Seems like its Valentine’s Day everyday for the two of you πŸ™‚

  186. Connie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    and who doesn’t like chocolates!

  187. Amandalynn

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I’m with you on ruining the girl code! I’m horrible about valentine’s day, my husband always remembers the gifts and the sweet sentiments and I never remember until Feb 13th.

  188. Debbie Destefano

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Weds 5 pm can’t wait!

  189. Patricia Knight

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I’m with you on the whole balloons and mushy cupid thing. My hubby and I don’t really go for the commercialization of it all. Though I have to admit I did buy a card on impulse Saturday at Wal-Mart because I found it to be so us.

    Celebrate Life and Capture It!
    Patty

    PS – Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine. πŸ˜€

  190. Faith Cherisse

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you & JD! You two are blessed beyond measure and no gift can be greater than the love you have for eachother! Thank you for being you, and sharing your life with us!

  191. Thomas Frank

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Oh yes, Happy Valentine’s day to you and JD!

  192. Angel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats on 1,000 posts! That is incredible. You should feel good about how you encourage all of us, who are devoted followers, daily. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

  193. Brenda Landrum

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Woo hoo I’m the first to comment!!! You are amazing Jasmine and keep up the amazing photography and inspiring all of out here!!

  194. Wendy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I so enjoy your blog. Your work is so awesome, I heart it!! Happy V-day…and don’t worry, there are lots of us out there not mushy!!

  195. Darla Hall

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Jasmine, Im not sure if I have read all 1000 blogs, but Ive enjoyed every one that I read. Thank you for sharing your life and love. It is inspiration to many! God Bless and keep dreaming crazy huge!
    Love, Darla

  196. Seriously.. Thoughts?

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post. That really is a huge accomplishment in blog land. Thank you for sharing your life, your artistry and yourself with us all!

  197. Kaitlin Benoit

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I feel ya girl!!
    I always joke to my fiance’, I feel bad for those guys who got stuck with those girls with to the moon-and-back expectations on Valentine’s day. His brother is one of them.
    Here’s to girls like us! Who can appreciate what we have without a day announcing it!

  198. Salwa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Hurray!! Happy 1000th blog post πŸ™‚

  199. Brooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I love target chocolate! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have another 1,000 posts, too! I don’t know what I would do without them!

  200. Kris

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I know, seriously, I always forget about valentines day! It’s sad being a wedding photographer and not remembering a date dedicated to love. Maybe it’s because I’m like you, not really a fluffy teddy bear type. Nothin’ wrong with that!

  201. Kelley Kossan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    haha, Jasmine.. I love your blog posts! [and I’d love to win the 1000!] Thanks for the giveaway… and the laughs!

  202. Kipi

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Gotta love those chocolate-covered hearts! πŸ™‚

  203. Latina

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I’m a romantic but I despise V-Day, girl code be d*mned. lol. I LOVE your blog!

  204. Jessica Beale

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post and on all of your success thus far! Excited to see how your business continues to grow! Here’s to the next 1000 posts!!

  205. Jennifer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    You are so not breaking girl code…not into the heart shaped anything, but some cut tulips from whole foods and yummy home cooked dinner does this girl just right.

  206. Tami Melissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    What a sweet day! Chocolates and your 1,000th blog post! Thanks for giving us all a glimpse into your life and dreams, and inspiring us all to live our dreams… out loud! You’re an inspiration J*! xoxo

  207. Judy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    We don’t do Valentine’s… does that make us totally unromantic? It’s not that I mind a day dedicated to the one I love, I just think the red and pink of it all is over the top. Congrats on your 1000th post. I’ve only been reading for about 6 months and look forward to about your life and your quirks daily…be proud of yourself! Happy V day!

  208. Bethany Ann

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I love this!! You are so inspiring! I’ve actually started blogging more because of you. Thank you!! And congratulations! And Happy Valentines!!!

  209. maria thomas

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Happy Valentines Day:-) and looking forward for yo0ur next 1000th post

  210. Stephanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I’m with you on all the V-day hype…

  211. Kristin Murdock

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Love reading your blog, Jasmine. You are an inspiration for me to be authentically ME in my writing.

  212. Tuesday

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I hear ye! I’m not that cheesy as well but loves to watch chick flick films! However I’m happy to see watching old couple celebrating this special day as they hold hand in hand while walking along the beach/ park… that is so sweet really!

  213. Samantha

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats on 1,000! I have to say I’m not a fan of V-day (or singles awareness day as I like to refer to it as). And I’ll clarify, it’s not because I’m bitter…I promise…lol

  214. Tiffany

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I’m not really a mushy, YAY VALENTINE’s DAY! person either. You’re not alone!

  215. Bridget S

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I love your blog! I am a photographer, and you are such an inspiration to me! Keep on with the blog posts! Happy 1,000!

  216. Dale

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Mere and I inadvertently exchanged gifts last night. She handed over a gray cardigan as I walked through the door with one that I had just bought – story of her life.
    So then I had to make amends by promising to return it (hers was better anyway, right?) and then giving her the gift I got for her. (It was a quartet for our wedding reception). Ah, Valentine’s Day.

  217. RichardB Flores

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats Jasmine on your 1000th post and Happy Valentines Day!!

  218. JC Ruiz

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats on the 1,000th post. I hope there are many more!

  219. Kelly McIlhany

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’m not gonna lie, I’m a sucker for the silly valentine’s day stuff. I just have so much fun with it I guess. πŸ™‚

  220. rachel d

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    congrats on the 1000th! And happy mush-mush day

  221. Elaine S Koziol

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Happy V-day! Thanks for sharing your stories, your thoughts, your likes and dislikes. You are an inspiration!

  222. lorele

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    only by leaving a comment? So this time the french-shy-admiring girl I am wont stay in the shadow!
    Kisses from France, I hope that you’ll come over here in the coming months !!

  223. Michelle Peters

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Certainly it MUST be up to your sweet hubby to keep the romance going. :O) No need for you to run out and get him something. He KNOWS you love him. Also, I LOVE reading your blog, and your whole site, for that matter. I am a huge fan! The CreativeLive course is on my iPod so I can watch them whenever I feel my creativity slipping. You ROCK the photography world! Thanks for sharing!

  224. kara

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    haha! your sense of humor is awesome! discounted heart shaped chocolates….! your photos are great but your blog posts rank right up there with them. not many people are as honest in their blogs as you! {loved the JD statement about fixing your hair the other day!} πŸ™‚

  225. crystal

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats on 1000!
    I never leave comments, but I have to ruin "girl code" right along with you… i hate that people feel they have to act a certian way just b/c the date on the calendar tells them to. Maybe that’s why my husband and I (and maybe you and JD) are still happy and in love b/c we know how to show each other on a regular basis?! Just a thought πŸ™‚ Keep the bloggities coming!

  226. Kim

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I’m right there with ya on not liking the mushy v-day stuff. My hubby and I have been married almost 7 years so I see no need to run out and get a crazy amount of red and pink stuff topped off with chocolate. Although, I did get a dozen cake balls from our favorite bakery for after dinner, to share with the kids. : )

  227. Lauren

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    My first comment to say thank you for being so inspiring,, happy (unmushy) Valentine’s Day and congratulations on your 1,000th post!

  228. Maria Sievert

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Frequent lurker/stalker, I mean follower-first time poster. So, I should probably win since this is my first post. (Really and truly-thanks for sharing so much of you in such an eloquent way. Informative and entertaining, doesn’t get much better.)

  229. Melanie Lenhart

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I am your first on your 1000th! Yeah me! Congrats – you are a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing…everything…
    Looking forward to another 1000!

  230. Ian Creelman

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I know that sinking feeling when you forget a gift. That’s when you pull out the big guns and ad lib poetry or break into song as though you’d been working on it for weeks. Even if you bomb, making a fool out of yourself always looks romantic.

  231. Lorna Roberts

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Wow! Congratulations on the post – thats amazing! I can so relate to the Valentine’s Day attitude…..my husband and I only exchanged cards this afternoon, after hastily writing on them at lunchtime……! Looking forward to the next 1000 posts – you’re so inspirational! x

  232. bridget

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    May your day be filled with love!!! πŸ™‚ Bridget

  233. shirrine ocean singh

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    hey jaz, thanks for all the posts..i’ve read every single one with a sort of caffeine fix anticipation! your book recommends are my new ‘oprah’s book club’..haha..here’s one for you…older woody allen books…kooky and brilliant! ie: "the lion and the calf shall lie together as one, but the calf won’t get much sleep."…hilarious, right? anyways, keep up the stunning and inspirational work..To quote kayne "and I don’t know how im’ma manage
    If one day you just up and leave"..xo

  234. Anastasia Marie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post! Your story is amazing! Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day!

  235. Marylse

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Somehow, St Valentine has not found my door yet… It must be Monday…
    Hope yours was not filled with a zillion loads of laundry and rain outside… Let’s hear if for Romance!

  236. Meagan E

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I love your blog. Alot. Like alot, alot. And am an avid reader in my 5x5ft cubical, religiously. You AND your sister, B! Keep it up!

  237. Alaa Fadag

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Congrats Jasmine! Looking forward to reading 1000 + blogs.
    Happy Valentines Day!

  238. cayce

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Me want!!
    Happy V-Day!

  239. Kelly Johnsen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Count me in! I can always use more tunes!

    Thanks for always sharing with such candor and humor!

  240. Elizabeth Langford

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Don’t worry Jasmine… you’re not the only wife that totally "blanked" on getting their man a gift… I haven’t even gotten mine a card yet! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, JD and your four legged cupid.

  241. Kimberly butler

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Oh the joys of target. Great story, I love coming here and reading about your life, it makes me happy. πŸ™‚ hey, i’ll take 1,000 pennies! I’ll put them in my super huge coin jar!

  242. Tracy Grant

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I feel the same Jasmine..now I have to go get chocolates too!

  243. Amber Ketola

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post! You have much to be proud of!

  244. Justine

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I totally feel the same way about Valentine’s Day … and then had the same last minute panic this morning. Maybe I can make something out of construction paper??!! Congrats on the 1000 post πŸ™‚

  245. Heather

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I am with you. I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I think you should show someone you love them whenever you feel like it, not just because we’ve commercialized a day. And chocolates don’t necessarily mean "I Love You" but they are tasty reminders.

  246. Wayfaring Wanderer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    My bf and I don’t exchange V-day gifts. I bought him some cupcakes yesterday, that should count, though :o)

  247. Andrea

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    FINALLY!!!! I’m not alone. I thought I was the only one that hated this day every year. I hated it when I was single and don’t like it now that I’m married. (My husband scored!)

    I prefer to celebrate our love every day with having a happy marriage. Anyway, pennies or chocolates I’ll take either one.

    Here’s to us, the non-romantic ones.

  248. Kelly Higgins

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Howdy, Happy Valentine’s Day from Arkansas!!!!

  249. Mayra Perez

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Here’s to another mil…happy love day! πŸ˜‰

  250. Chris

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I thoroughly look forward to your posts not only because you are an amazing photographer but also because you always manage to make me smile. Keep rockin’.

  251. Delia

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Well, I’m not a lovey dovey kinda girl either but this day is a great excuse to be extra kind, extra tender, and extra loving to the people around you, nu?
    Feliz dΓ­a!

  252. Michele

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post. I enjoy reading your blog and looking at all the pretty pictures. :0)

  253. Jon

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Awesome! Keep 1000 more posts coming. I love reading your blog!

  254. Julie W.

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Congrats on 1,000 blog posts! You inspire me every day, and make me laugh out loud so thank you very much. Much Love to you on Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

  255. Jeannette

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! πŸ™‚

  256. Haley Dionne

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I know exactly what you mean!! I’m not that type of girl either… I don’t like mushy stuff. (:
    Congrats on your 1000th blog post!! How cool is that!? Keep up the good work… Love your photography! (:
    Haley

  257. Cristina

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    1,000 pennies? I am IN, baby! As for the fine print, you are pretty good at buying cookies, I think I’ll trust you with the chocolates as well. πŸ˜€ Happy anniversary, J*!

  258. Kali Norton

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Jasmine, I ruin girl code too by being far from "giddy" about Valentines Day. I think JD’s cooking and helping you keep your sanity EVERYDAY makes him an amazing husband without the need for the chocolates and ooey gooey stuffed animals.

  259. Lori Collett

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve already insulted my husband by saying, "Like I’d expect jewelry or pearls from you on Valentine’s Day." I feel the same way about it that you do… for me it was the day in high school that I’d snuggle in with "Emma" and think about the someday of snuggling down with the Love of my life… Now it’s here, but I’m too Jaded to worry about it πŸ™‚ Ha ha ha…

  260. Alicia

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th post and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  261. Elizabeth Anne Watkins

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000 blog post Jasmine <3 You have inspired me so much by your words and pictures. Blessings on your future postings!

  262. katelyn mizell

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I LOVE ITUNES! Would be so excited to win!

  263. Veronica Lane

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to Jasmine, JD & Polo!

  264. Jeremiah Daniel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’d much rather run into you at WPPI this year than get 1,000 pennies, its my first year and I can’t wait. Thanks for being so awesome, this blog and its 1,000 posts was a HUGE part of my inspiration for starting my life in Photography

    Thanks! Jeremiah:)

  265. Denise Nicole

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Ohhhh I so heart you!!!! I am that girly girl, mushy, romantic and all that kinda stuff. Ha ha. But trust me you are not ruining girl code. I love someone who can make me laugh and THIS is why I keep coming back to your blog daily. Oh and because you post puurrty pictures as well. πŸ˜‰ Have a very happy day! xo

  266. Chelsea McGowan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations, Jasmine! We just celebrated our 5,000th blog comment… obviously, you surpassed that like WHOA a long time ago, but it was a huge deal for us. πŸ™‚
    Oh… and we’re V-Day lame, too. We gave each other Valentine’s hi-fives.
    Here’s to 1,000 more blog posts!

  267. Liz

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    1000th blog post.. wow…that’s awesome..I barely am trying to get one weekly on mine. thanks for always keeping us inspired and motivated!

  268. nora

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Vday and 1000 th blog post.
    I need more Polo pics!! He is so adorable πŸ™‚

  269. Tracy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    seriously! i didn’t expect to exchange gifts either until i woke up this morning to a card with a gift certificate to burke williams for a massage! i guess i’ll be getting the honey a gift on the way to burke this morning! happy v. day j* and happy 1000th post!

  270. Kelly

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and JD!! Love from Arkansas!

  271. Kim

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Well….let me just say. I’m a girly girl..and I’m not really big on the whole Valentine’s day stuffed bears, chocolates, etc. either. And..even though I love flowers, I believe that was probably the demise of V-Day for me. I worked in the wholesale floral industry for a few years…and let me say. Valentines Day was ….well…absolutely the hardest time for work, no sleep, 18 hour days in preparation, to where it became an I-don’t-want-to-see-another-flower-for-the-rest-of-my-life feeling. BUT….that didn’t last too long. πŸ™‚ Love reading your blog! You are truly an inspiration.

  272. Brett

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    1,000 pennies! Pick me! Pick me!

  273. GΓ©rson Lopes

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Hi Jasmine, I came from Brasil to The USA about 6 years ago and let me tell you, your work is an inspiration and motivation to be artistic and creative with my art, music and images. Thank you for sharing your life in the virtual world of ygr internet πŸ™‚

    PEACE…GΓ©rson Lopes

  274. Veronica Lane

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    1000 postings! I have A LONG way to go! Good for you! Keep them coming!

  275. Taina Cunningham

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Awesome blog Jasmine. I honestly don’t think I have EVER read one of your bogs that didn’t leave a smile on my face. You are a huge inspiration to me and my business. You keep me going, keep me pushing forward and I truly thank you for your great words and wisdom.
    Happy Valentines Day!!!! xo
    -Taina Cunningham of Taina Events and Design

  276. Priti Shikotra

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy valentines day sweety! Hope you and JD had a good one. Myself – well we aren’t doing anything this year as we are off travelling soon. Plus why have a day where you show ‘love and affection’ this should be a daily thing! πŸ™‚ have a good one!

  277. Cherie Hogn

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I think I’ve done that for a couple of Valentine’s Days before – but I think I have this year covered!

  278. Priti Shikotra

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Happy valentines day sweety! Hope you and JD had a good one. Myself – well we aren’t doing anything this year as we are off travelling soon. Plus why have a day where you show ‘love and affection’ this should be a daily thing! πŸ™‚ have a good one!

  279. Michelle Blais

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    What’s Valentines Day?? πŸ˜‰

  280. Jamie Bard-Dube

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    You’re so funny! love me some music!

  281. RichardBFlores

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Congrats Jasmine on your 1000th post and Happy Valentines Day!! πŸ™‚

  282. GΓ©rson Lopes

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Jasmine, I came from Brasil to The USA about 6 years ago and let me tell you, your work is an inspiration and motivation to be artistic and creative with my art, music and images. Thank you for sharing your life in the virtual world of ygr internet πŸ™‚

    PEACE…GΓ©rson Lopes

  283. Allison

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    How fun πŸ™‚ Hope JD likes his chocolate πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Does Polo get in on Valentine’s Day too?

  284. Thomas

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    πŸ™‚ this made me smile. I totally want to win 1,000 pennies to iTunes, which is *whips out calculator* $10! Congrats on 1000 posts!

  285. Sandy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Love reading your blog! You and JD rock!

  286. Lena Messana

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 1000TH POST!

    Jasmine, it has been a complete pleasure following you on your path! It has been an incredible journey! Here’s to another 1000!

  287. Kate

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post j*! Hope you and JD have a fabulous Valentine’s Day.

  288. Wendi Solari

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Happy Valentines Day and congrats on the 1000th. That’s pretty big! πŸ™‚

  289. Beth T.

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Congrats Jas! Quite an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing with us… oh, and for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  290. Brittany Detmar

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Yay!!! I love love love to visit your blog! It’s always a good read. Thank you for sharing. I am a huge (did I just say huge? That is a major understatement!!!) fan of your work, and I love how you allow a complete stranger to get to know you through your blog. You are an inspiration and I wish… Really, I do!… To be in your shoes someday πŸ™‚

  291. Carisa Tuma

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Yip Yip Yip!!! 1000 Pennies!!! Lovvveeee!!!! I dieeee!!! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! K?

  292. Nicole Firestone

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Thank goodness for your humor and honesty! Happy Celebrations today!

  293. Brittany Detmar

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Yay!!! I love love love to visit your blog! It’s always a good read. Thank you for sharing. I am a huge (did I just say huge? That is a major understatement!!!) fan of your work, and I love how you allow a complete stranger to get to know you through your blog. You are an inspiration and I wish… Really, I do!… To be in your shoes someday πŸ™‚

  294. GΓ©rson Lopes

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Jasmine, I came from Brasil to The USA about 6 years ago and let me tell you, your work is an inspiration and motivation to be artistic and creative with my art, music and images. Thank you for sharing your life in the virtual world of ygr internet πŸ™‚

    PEACE…GΓ©rson Lopes

  295. Amanda Allard Photography

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I β™₯ your blog! Happy Valentine’s Day Polo πŸ™‚

  296. Brooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    My husband and I are celebrating our first valentines together as husband and wife…. and I had the same chilling thought as he said…. so when should we exchange presents….. we NEVER did valentines day before… we have to do it now?!!!! Isn’t it about having valentines day every day and not only on the holiday?!
    I made a mushy card (b/c I’m really wordy obviously) and several promises/commitments to him… and a promise to make a yummy dinner when I get home from work!

  297. Meagan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Cheers, you’re not the only one who’s kinda over the commercialized-version of love! Also congrats on your 1000th post, I look forward to every single one! And of course I luuuurve me some itunes so send those pennies my way! πŸ˜€

  298. Wendi Solari

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Happy Valentines Day and congrats on the 1000th. That’s pretty big! πŸ™‚

  299. Shayla

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Congratulations on your milestone of 1,000 post!!

  300. Ben

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I remembered valentines for the first time in 7 years of marriage, so we are both celebrating, well done for getting to 1000 posts!!!

  301. GΓ©rson Lopes

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Jasmine, I came from Brasil to The USA about 6 years ago and let me tell you, your work is an inspiration and motivation to be artistic and creative with my art, music and images. Thank you for sharing your life in the virtual world of ygr internet πŸ™‚

    PEACE…GΓ©rson Lopes

  302. Brandy Hawkins

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Happy Valentines Day to you & JD! I am with you Jasmine….I am not big on this day either! My husband & I have been married 10 years & have never celebrated this day….lol…that’s just us!! Congrats on your 1000th post! I always love reading your posts! And your work is so inspirational to me!!

  303. Stevie Blyler

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Jasmine, I looove love reading your blog because you’re just YOU! <3

  304. Romonia Isaac

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th blog post! That is amazing, exciting &awesome all rolled into one star shaped chocolate. I hope that you have a 1,000 more blog posts as well! Happy Valentine’s Day–minus all the mushy stuff! πŸ˜€

  305. Kat

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    That’s awesome J*! My hubbs and I don’t get into the Valentine’s day commercialism either. Thanks for this giveaway, and congratulations on your success! You are such an inspiration!

  306. Brandy Hawkins

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Happy Valentines Day to you & JD! I am with you Jasmine….I am not big on this day either! My husband & I have been married 10 years & have never celebrated this day….lol…that’s just us!! Congrats on your 1000th post! I always love reading your posts! And your work is so inspirational to me!!

  307. Janet Kwan

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    The best part about Valentine’s Day (and Halloween) are the 50% off chocolates the day after!

  308. Shannon Lamaster

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats!!! I dont think I have enough to say to make 1,000 blog posts. πŸ™‚

  309. Morgan M

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Jasmine,
    I break "Girl Code" every day. I’m the one that doesn’t have anything planned for Valentines day. Couldn’t even pick a card because they didn’t sound like something I’d say. LOL Luckily I have the most amazing Fiancee! Have a blessed day with JD! Lots of love y’all’s way!

  310. Bogdan Staiculescu

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Wow, at the rate at which you’re posting, I thought you had reached and passed well over the 100th blog post quite some time ago – but here I am mistaken. Well go get JD and toast to another 1000 blog posts, rejoice, and then get back to showing the world what may become world heritage material – that is your wedding photos – after you’ll be gone.
    I for one, will rejoice under the pretense that this is my first comment on your blog ever – for I usually like to be the silent reader, only admiring the photos, cause hey, after all a picture is worth a thousand words, right?! – and then I’ll get back to drooling at your posts, and sighing at the thought that it’ll probably take me this one and another lifetime to post 1000 times on a blog – of any kind. I’m wondering if those 1000 pennies you’re giving away – and which if I win; I’d like to be in the form of a iTunes Gift Card, rather than Target, seeing as to how I don’t live in the US of A – are actual pennies, which wikipedia tells me is the one hundreth part of a dollar, or just some jasmine-ish mexican (?) type of saying dollars. Anyways, even money to buy a song on iTunes would be an a-ma-zing gift! πŸ˜€

    p.s. People should make a statue of you. You’re really an icon of these times, and I hope that even though you’re modest and you may blush at the sight of these words, you realise the power to influence you have on us! πŸ™‚

  311. Allison Waken

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I’d panic if my husband asked about gifts too! Congrats on your 1000th post and heres to many more!

  312. Wendi Solari

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Happy Valentines Day and congrats on the 1000th. That’s kinda big! πŸ™‚

  313. Johanna B

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hoooorrray for you! Did you remember to get Polo a heart shaped special? Happy Valentines <3

  314. natalie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    1,000 pennies to itunes? a dream come true!

  315. Lucy Turnbull

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I’m with you there – give me love over romance any ole day.

  316. Mindy Metivier

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jaz!!! Congratulations on your 1,000 blog post!!! I love reading you blog!!! I do it daily!!! You’re my cup of coffee every morning!!!! Can’t wait to read the next 1,000 posts!!! Big hugs and lots of chocolate!!!

  317. CA

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I cleaned the house for my husband for Valentine’s Day. πŸ™‚

  318. Renee Hausz

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I love the way you and JD love each other! You are my inspiration! Keep rockin’ girl! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  319. Kari B

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th blog post! Thank you for being such an inspiration every day.

    Oh, and I’m in complete agreement. Vday is SO overrated. πŸ™‚

  320. Lucy B

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Happy Valentines Jasmine and JD! πŸ™‚
    Pennies or chocolates > it’s a win-win situation! =)

  321. Emily

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Love your blog! So much great info! Congrats on 1000!!

  322. Ariel Peck

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    YAY!!!! I’m the first to comment! I love your blog by the way, I check it everyday. :)))

  323. Lindsay Madden

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats J*! I just passed my 100th blog post a few weeks ago & I thought that was a big deal…1,000 is amazing & I hope to get there one day too πŸ™‚ Thank you for your ability to make me laugh, smile & cry each day. I love my daily dose of your blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  324. Chris

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    You crack me up!

  325. amelia zornoza

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    happy valentine’s day! and happy 1,000th blog post! i look forward to more

  326. Mindy Metivier

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jaz!!! Congratulations on your 1,000 blog post!!! I love reading you blog!!! I do it daily!!! You’re my cup of coffee every morning!!!! Can’t wait to read the next 1,000 posts!!! Big hugs and lots of chocolate!!!

  327. Jules

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats, you inspire so many by doing what you love. I’ve written down and saved what you said JD told back then that freed you to live your dreams aloud, "I’d rather see you fail at something you love than succeed at something you hate." It inspires me to be brave and make the leap too!

  328. Christina Cortez

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    This is my first time leaving a comment! You photographed my cousin’s wedding (Ala and Stevie Cortez) and I’ve been following your blog ever since. Thank you so much for sharing your talents, struggles, and insight. πŸ™‚ Happy Love Day!

  329. Mindy Metivier

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jaz!!! Congratulations on your 1,000 blog post!!! I love reading you blog!!! I do it daily!!! You’re my cup of coffee every morning!!!! Can’t wait to read the next 1,000 posts!!! Big hugs and lots of chocolate!!!

  330. Julia

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    haha! Whatever it be, count me in with a big CONGRATULATIONS!

  331. Lacey Whitmer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th blog post! I’m still working up the courage to start my first. Your thoughts and tips are inspiring though!

  332. Tira J

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th post Jasmine! I have LOVED every single post and am looking forward to a million more. No pressure. πŸ™‚ Happy Valentine’s to you and JD, may your love story continue on for many more years to come. xoxo

  333. Jenny B

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    My hubby and I are exchanging mix tapes…bringing back the 1980’s..what! what!

  334. Carly Carlson

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Haha, I am hoping my husband doesn’t spring a Valentine’s gift on me, we never exchange gifts for it! πŸ™‚

  335. Jilu Panicker

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Hope I win! Can I have some of that chocolate too? Love you work! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  336. Suzy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger I’m not really into all that mushy Valentine stuff either. On the other hand I look forward to reading your blog everyday!! Congrats on 1000!!

  337. Erin

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Happy V Day, J*!!

  338. Candice

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Congrats on 1,000! That’s awesome. I love your work and I love to read your blog. Happy Valentine’s Day– hope you get some mush and gush! πŸ™‚

  339. Angie Roach

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Happy Day Jasmine! Thanks for turning me onto instagram. It is a great app:) We need a shot of polo in red boxers to make our day!

  340. Christos

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Jasmine, congratulations on this huge milestone. It has been a pleasure reading your blog. And I’m looking forward to the next 1000 posts.

  341. Melissa Schlax

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing your life. You are an inspiration!

  342. Annie Richardson

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I’m trying to decide how much of that story is a joke and how much isn’t. πŸ™‚ For your sake (and JD’s) I hope it’s more joke than truth. Haha.
    Happy Valentine’s Day! and for the less mushy people… Happy 99th Birthday to Arizona! πŸ™‚

  343. Vincent de Vries

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Congrats!!! I must say I always enjoy reading your posts and found a way of putting your business thinking into my company. Keep going!!!..

    ps. Don’t worry about Valentines…I, myself, thought it was tomorrow. XX Vincent

  344. Laird Nelson

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Lol I guess no one wanted to be the first to comment.

  345. Addie Kimball

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats Jasmine!! I love reading your blog! I’ve learned so much that will help me improve my photography! Keep posting!!

  346. Jess

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    haha i love you! you crack me up! i can’t tell you how much i look forward to your awesome blog…and all of the time you have inspired me πŸ™‚ i hope you and JD have a wonderful V-Day…i am the same when it comes to not being the mushy, romantic type but looking forward to an excuse to go to a nice dinner with my husband!

  347. Nayeem Vohra

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th blog post Jasmine! Thanks for all the knowlwdge you have shared and continue to share with the wedding photographers. Wedding photography industry would not have been the same without Jasmine *!

  348. Lisa Marlowe

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Woohoo on the 1000th blog post!
    P.S. I am not a mushy balloon & teddy bear type of girl either, but I WILL take the chocolate hearts! πŸ˜‰

  349. Joel Muniz

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Happy Valentines Day to you and your family.
    From
    The Muniz Family

  350. Sara Bliss

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Happy Valentines! I didn’t get my hubby anything either, but I did make him heart-shaped choc chip pancakes for breakfast. So that counts for something, right?

  351. Richelle Cote

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Love your blog !!!!! Keep blogging and happy Valentines Day…- xoxo

  352. Joy Moore

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Happy valentines day. I am always so blessed to come by and read your blog entries. I can always count on either learning something or chuckling over the your whittiness. Thank you for allowing us to peek inside your world even for a brief moment each day. You are such a gift from God. Again, thank you!! I pray that you are overwhelmed in love today by your Father in heaven! πŸ˜€

  353. Kristen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Congrats on you’re 1000th post! πŸ˜€

  354. Jessica

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and happy 1000th post! πŸ™‚

  355. Kristen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Congrats on you’re 1000th post! πŸ˜€

  356. Andreas Ott

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Greetz form Germany πŸ™‚

  357. kristin brown

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    wahoo! congrats on that many posts! that is awesome. i love your blog. πŸ™‚

  358. Jocelyn de Moissac

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    hey girl! congrats on 1000! thats wonderful. i definetly look forward to the next 1000. not only are you and inspiring photog to me but an inspiring person! your posts are so fun and fresh:)
    happy v-day! i have to say i’m a total salt girl but damn those chocolates look gooood!
    cheers

  359. Joy Moore

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Happy valentines day. I am always so blessed to come by and read your blog entries. I can always count on either learning something or chuckling over the your whittiness. Thank you for allowing us to peek inside your world even for a brief moment each day. You are such a gift from God. Again, thank you!! I pray that you are overwhelmed in love today by your Father in heaven! πŸ˜€

  360. Kristen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Yay! Happy 1000th post day! (I like that better than Happy Valentines ;D)

  361. Angie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Yeah, I’m in the same boat – he got me roses. Exactly what do you get your man on V day that isn’t sappy?!

  362. Kristen Hale

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th blog post!! I love reading your blog. You are an inspiring person!

  363. Leslie Brown

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Hey Girl!
    I’ve throughly enjoyed your journey to your 1,000th blog post. Here’s to the next 1,000!
    XOXO

  364. Catherine Mombourquette

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Jasmine,

    Your blog posts are truly a joy to read, it’s like having a coffee with a friend!

    After sitting in on your presentation at the pdn conference last October, you really inspired me to start thinking about who I am and how I communicate with the world. In fact, I left your presentation that day with a completely different outlook on my direction and to be honest, almost feeling a little uneasy… Uneasy because it was as if during the presentation you were looking directly at me and telling me "NO ONE WILL DO THIS FOR YOU!" "if this is what you want, YOU have to go after it!" and so… I am πŸ™‚ I have a longgg road ahead of me and no, it isn’t easy, but because of you I know it’s possible πŸ™‚

    During the presentation I was sitting next to JD (I didn’t know it at the time) and at one point you told the story of when JD said to you " I would rather see you fail miserably at something you love, than succeed at something you hate." It was then I clued into who I was sitting next to, JD looked at you with so much respect in his eyes πŸ™‚

    Jasmine, I am also very lucky to have a wonderfully supportive husband, whom after I told him this story, completely agrees with JD and wants me to paint the story of my life as I see it, not a reproduction πŸ™‚ So, today, on the day we honour love, I raise my glass to you and JD, my husband Trevor and I, and all others who are fuelled by love. Love of each other, love of passion, and love of dreams πŸ™‚ Happy Valentines Day!

    Catherine Mombourquette

  365. Bree

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Felicidades on your 1000th post! I am a third grade teacher as well as a photographer. I check your blog while my kids are at special every day. Many times they come into the classroom and ooh/ahh over your work because it is still up on my screen. Thank you for inspiring people ages 28 and 8 alike!

  366. Marci

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I totally know how you feel about exchanging gifts. Mostly because my husband is so dang hard to shop for!!!

  367. Dawney

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    πŸ™‚

  368. Jessica

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th blog post! I love reading. You are a real person and I appreciate that so much! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  369. Cristina

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine and JD! Thanks for letting us feel the love and dream out loud with you. 1000 times.

  370. Kim Huynh

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Congrat’s on your 1,000 post!!!

  371. Susie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Congrats on #1000! You have definitely achieved post whore status. But I dare say your readers love you for it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  372. Carrie LeighAnna

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    To this day your blog is my absolute favorite EVER! Can’t wait for the next 1,000!!

  373. Kristy Cefalo

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Happy 1000th!

  374. Mary

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Woo hooo! Love this post πŸ˜‰ AND love your daily blog fix! Crossing my fingers for those thousand pennies! xx

  375. Kelsey Courneya

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Jasmine, I love reading your blog. I tried to have you photograph my wedding this past October but since you are oh-so-popular, you already booked. Since then, I’ve been an avid blog follower of yours. You and JD crack me up. I love that humor always seems to be involved in your stories about you and JD. You are such role models for us newlyweds πŸ™‚ Happy Monday!

  376. Kerrie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I’m up there with you on the gooey-ness of Valentines, it can be a bit much. But then, I’m not going to say no if a gift is headed my way!!

    Hope you JD (and Polo) had a fabulous day. Congratulations on the 1000 post, I’ve loved every bit of your journey and been completely inspired by you! Here is to the next 1000!

  377. Emily Ebeling

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    My hubby and I are not really into the mushy valentines day. He got me socks! lol πŸ™‚

    em

  378. Kat

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Thank Goodness – and I thought I was the only one lost on the swirling river of pink-love-gushyness.

  379. Natalie Tuggle

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I’m so suprised! I thought you would be all over the cupid balloon! Haha!

  380. Natalia

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Jd, and Polo! The Lord bless you abundantly πŸ™‚

  381. JESSICA@DOSSIEA

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Jasmine~ Thank you for sharing your life with all of us! I’m sure each one of us has been encouraged, lifted up, challenged or inspired in our own way; but for me, you’ve also shown me determination, grace and how to be a better wife, daughter and friend. For that, I THANK YOU!! I wish you and JD a VERY happy V-day πŸ™‚

  382. Patrick Onofre

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I’ll take heart-shaped chocolates without hesitation! My sweet tooth (nay, sweet teeth) will definitely appreciate it!

    Thanks for all you do!

    – P

  383. jennifer

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Congratulations on 1000 posts! I love reading them. I look forward to 1000 more.

  384. Titoo

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Once again, it is proven that the masters of romance is the guy…;)

  385. Rose

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    So glad to hear I’m not the only one like that. (Um, I’ll be slipping in a trip to Target myself, this afternoon – at least for the card…) How does my love put up with me?
    Congrats on your 1000 post, you rock the whole blogging thing. (My blog is wallowing, dejectedly in a puddle of HTML tears… I better go show it some love.)

    Blessings!
    Oh, and happy valentines day.

  386. Elise

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Keep it up, love stopping by to see what you’re going to say next.

  387. Missy Saunders

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I heart Jasmyn and iTunes! Happy Valentines Day, y’all!

  388. andrew c

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    You inspire me everyday to try something new and different. I can’t wait to attend a class, workshop, or seminar of yours. Happy Valentines DAY!

  389. ashley

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th post… awesome! Cheers to 1000 more!!! (p.s) I was so at Target last night…LOL!!!

  390. Laura Murray

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Fun post- my husband and I don’t exchange gifts either anymore…. we figure EVERY day is valentine’s day for us πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  391. Mary Saou

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Congrats on 1000 blog posts! What an awesome way to remember your journey and share with others. Good luck with the gift-giving!

  392. anda

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    i’m so proud of you for reaching the 1,000th blog post milestone! your blog has helped change my life and i could NEVER ever thank you enough for it. for your story first and foremost … but also for your gorgeous photos and all the invaluable information you share with your readers. you are the best. xoxo, anda

  393. Laura Elizabeth

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts Jasmine!! I can’t wait to read 1000 more! <3

  394. Andrea

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post! And don’t feel bad, my hubby surprised me this morning with a beautiful card and Starbucks GC, I was like ??? We’re doing cards? Gifts? I’ll be running out for some of those discounted heart shape chocolates after lunch πŸ˜‰

  395. rachel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day either. Decided to make a treat for my kids, went to the store to get Valentine M&Ms and the ONLY candy left? EASTER candy. Really? You really can’t buy Valentine candy ON Valentine’s Day? Apparently not.

  396. Shannon McSevney

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Hey J*

    Im with you I don’t celebrate V-day, But this year since my man is on his way to Daytona with 5 other guys I baked heart shaped cookies … for the drive

  397. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Woohoo I’m first to post!! I’d happily accept chocolate or pennies…preferably chocolate.

  398. Robyn K

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Congrats to the 1000th post. No prizes needed for me to respond. You’re an inspiration…keep up the great HARD work.

  399. Lisa Doering

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Jasmine, I truly enjoy reading your blog posts, you have truly inspired me to fulfill my dream and for that I am thankful and wish you a nice, but not so mushy Valentine’s Day! (pssst…I’m not mushy either..lol).

  400. Eve

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    …. you totally suck in your blogs… OK, J/K.. fine print, baby!!
    I have come to love love love you and I thank God for pple like you, they are few and far btwn!
    Keep up the blogs!
    Happy Love day to Polo!

  401. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Love your blog!!
    Happy Valentines Day!

  402. dan!

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    congrats girl. way to go!

  403. Ivona

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    You might have turned into mush this morning when we announced a wedding giveaway to a very deserving couple here in El Paso, TX. They are 25/26 yrs old and just took in 4 children (all under 8) that were abandoned by their mother. I’m THRILLED to be doing their wedding day photography. =) Happy Valentines’ Day and congrats on your 1000th!!

  404. Lily Glass

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I am honored to post the first comment for your 1,000th blog. Thank you for your dedication to writing and sharing your experiences with us; so looking forward to seeing you in Vegas next week, Jasmine!

  405. Jackie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Happy 1,000th post!!!

  406. candace

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Exciting!! Happy Valentine’s Day, Jasmine!

  407. Pavel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Congratulations on the 1,000th blog post! Keep them coming! Thanks!

  408. Chelsie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Congratulations on the 1000 blog post!

  409. Mariflor Bernal Bulatao

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine (barf!). just kidding, but my hubby & I don’t really celebrate. Rather, I love to send cards out to my sisters & close friends. Now I sign them off from my daughter, which makes it more "cute"! Thanks for the laughs…

  410. Erica Rose

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I love how you’re so real on here Jasmine…no pretenses with you.
    When I read your blog I often remember the session during Laura & Billy’s wedding (I bought those videos) where someone asked you a question and you looked over at JD before answering with a look like "should I really tell them?" and he said "Just be real."
    Seems to be the mantra for you two and its working for ya!
    Blessings,
    Erica

  411. Julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I’m running out as we speak to get my husband a V-Day gift, every year I say I’m not getting him anything and every year I go out last minute and get him something!!

    Congrats on 1,000 blogs, you are awesome!

  412. Alicia

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Happy 1000th post!!! I look forward to reading your blog every. single. day. I know the usual time you post and I take a time out from work around that time to read your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us!

  413. gina d.

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Happy 1000!

  414. Andrew Lipsett

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Jasmine!! Congratulations, 1000 blogs! You are truly an inspiration:). Thank you for sharing and putting yourself out there. It is so appreciated!

  415. Joanne Thomas

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Not too much into the mushy stuff either. Heart shaped cookies, will do, home made of course.

  416. Renee reedy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    At least you didnt get chocolate covered cherries.

  417. Dave Bryson

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    First, let me say Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

    Jasmine, you have a been a huge inspiration and joy to read, watch and follow.

    The thing I admire most about you, is your work life balance and desire to help others – Virtual Volunteering. The entire photography community has benefited from your continued honesty and motivating posts.

    My wife is not a photograph, but she reads your posts everyday and through you, she has a much better understanding of my work.

    My wife is constantly quoting you to inspire me to keep going. Last year was my first year as a professional wedding photographer and you helped me everyday.

    Thank you so much!

    Much Love,

    Dave

  418. Julie I

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts! Love your photography and your candor.

    I found myself in the same Valentine’s Day predicament with my husband… only mine happened this morning, the day of. Oops!

  419. Muralidhar Lalagiri

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Wohoo..first comment on the 1000 blog post…love you J*..you are an inspiration in my life.

  420. Anne

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Jasmine, I really enjoy your blog. You’re funny and real, and I’ve learned a lot just from your posts – things that I think can’t be taught in books or anything besides real life. So thanks. And congrats on the 1,000th post πŸ™‚

  421. Jennifer Hudspeth

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I hope to read your next 1,000 posts! Thank you for living your life, OUT LOUD! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  422. Susie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts! I love reading your blog. πŸ™‚

  423. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Congrats on your THOUSANDTH post! And Happy V-Day!

  424. Victoria O'Connor

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Don’t worry Jasmine – you’re not alone! I too am not the chocolates and roses type of girl. My guy takes out the composting and empties the dishwasher all year ’round, so every day is like Valentines’s!!

  425. Julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I’m running out as we speak to get my husband a V-Day gift, every year I say I’m not getting him anything and every year I go out last minute and get him something!!

    Congrats on 1,000 blogs, you are awesome!

  426. Laura

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    You are not alone in the Valentine’s Day not-feeling-it type of girl. I’m the same way, however my hubby enjoys that about me. We wake in the morning, tell eachother "Happy Valentine’s Day", and then surprise the kids w/ their little Valentine’s Day treats. That is all the love I need. xoxo

  427. Hope Easter

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine and JD!!! I hope you both have a wonderful day, and congrats on your 1,000th blog post!!!! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see many more posts in the future!!! Love reading these!

  428. Audrey

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I love reading your posts! This one reminded me of my day too. My boyfriend and I will be exchanging gifts tonight apparently. I was unaware that we were doing anything! I will have to go get something later today before dinner!

  429. Ty

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Happy 1000 blogpost’!!!

  430. MelissaFoscardo

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Happy 1000th Blog Post!! And Happy Valentine’s Day. My husband and I aren’t big on celebrating this day either. Not even a trip to Target for discount chocolates for me this year πŸ™‚

  431. Rachel Smith

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve always wanted fatter pockets, 1,000 pennies would do the trick. But in this case, it will come in the form of music, which will make my ipod one lucky pod.
    πŸ™‚

  432. Joy Moore

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Happy Valentines day Jasime. I am always so blessed to come by and read your blog entries. I can always count on either learning something or chuckling over your wittiness. Thank you for allowing us to peek inside your world even for a brief moment each day. You are such a gift from God. I pray that you are overwhelmed in love today by your Father in heaven. Thowin lots of love to ya!

  433. Jen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations on you 1,000th blog post! πŸ™‚ And Happy Valentine’s Day too!

  434. Angela Woolridge

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Oh, Jasmine..you always make me smile with your posts! Thanks for putting a smile on so many faces over 1000 blog posts!! Congratulations and enjoy those chocolates!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  435. Rebecca

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    congrats to your 1000th post! i love your blog!!

  436. Anje

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Congrat’s on your 1,000 Blog Post! & Happy Valentines Day:) Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  437. Bianca

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I love Valentine’s day because on Feb. 15, chocolate goes on mayjah sale! woohoo!!!!

  438. Becky

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th post! I look forward to reading 1000’s more!!! Happy Valentines Day!

  439. Sheila

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Congrats, Jasmine! I’ve learned a lot from your blog posts, so keep on keeping on!

  440. Amelia Sutton

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I’m super thankful that I don’t have to go buy expensive (or not) presents for anyone special…yet. But I sure do love making homemade cards for those I love!

  441. Claire Ryser

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Jasmine! I hope your day is free of sappy-ness! You have come so far! GO GIRL! Thanks for sharing the love for the 1000th time! xoxo-claire

  442. Amelia Sutton

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I’m super thankful that I don’t have to go buy expensive (or not) presents for anyone special…yet. But I sure do love making homemade cards for those I love!

  443. dyelle

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for sharing stories and loves with us!

  444. Duluk

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Hollla!

  445. michelle

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Happy 1000th post.
    And happy heart day to you both.

  446. Tanya Petraglia

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Congrats! For just being you, and following your heart.

  447. Michael

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    See you in Vegas!!!

  448. Renee Bowen

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I’m not a mushy girl either πŸ˜‰ I’ll take a new mac or some new gear over roses & chocolate or flowers ANY day of the year! Congrats on your 1,000th post!! See you in Vegas very soon πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  449. Jessica Frey

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats Jasmine!! What a journey…1,000 posts! Keep up the amazing work…and spreading the LOVE!

  450. Catie Ronquillo

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day & belated birthday to your momma! πŸ™‚

  451. julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I’m out looking for a V-Day gift for my husband right now. Every year I say that I’m not getting him anything and every year I go out last minute and get him something.

    Congrats on 1,000 blogs!

  452. Linda Schilberg

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    SWEEET! Happy 1,000 Blog post!

  453. Raquel

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats on 1,000! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself! xoxo

  454. S Abreu

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Sign me up!! Don’t care about Valentines day at all!!! Anything that sounds like peer pressure drives me on a different direction..:))

  455. Jeremy

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Happy Valentines Day to all the married couples in wedding photography! Thank you Jasmine for inspiring my wife to pursue her dreams and aspirations in wedding photography. I feel so lucky to be her best friend and husband.

  456. Lynette

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000 post! That is really exciting!!

  457. Diana

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Valentine’s gifts are always an issue! Congrats on your 1,000 blog post! Keep it up and you’ll have a few thousand more πŸ˜‰

  458. Jenna Unruh

    February 14th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I’d like to eat these chocolates off of my screen

  459. Brice Lin

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th post! You’ve been such a great influence on me and my photography, have a great valentines day!

  460. Dusty

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    1000 thank yous for your inspiring words.

  461. Eddie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    YAY! Happy 1000th!

  462. Christopher Carlos

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    From the Philippines with love, Happy Hearts Day, J Star!

  463. Jennifer Beal

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Here’s to 1,000 posts of inspiration. You never know what the next 1,000 may hold! The anticipation is killing me πŸ™‚

  464. Katy G

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I’m not a mushy kinda girl either…never get or give gifts on v-day because it’s just another day πŸ™‚

  465. Michelle Feeney

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Congrats on 1K and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to you and JD! πŸ™‚

  466. Sara S.

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I too hope there are another 1000 posts! You’ve been such an inspiration.

  467. Stephanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Congrats Jasmine! My hubby and I are addicted to your blog. We purchased your creative live course last week and I think it is really going to help us soar!

  468. Jenny Porter

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Jasmine you truly are a Star! Congrats on 1,000 blog posts. I’m pretty sure I’ve viewed everyone of them πŸ˜‰

  469. Mandi

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! And happy 1000th, too!

  470. Cindy Irene

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Happy V Day!

  471. Sara

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Keep on bloggin’ baby! I look forward to reading this everyday!

  472. Jennie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    You are absolutely fabulous! Have a great heart day !

  473. Andi S

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Love your Blog Jasmine and even love winning stuff more!!

  474. Stephanie Lyell

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post!! Your work and words are always inspiring! 1000 pennies to itunes would make me a happy girl πŸ™‚

  475. Brooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts, that’s awesome! Tom is getting the Family Guy Star Wars pack this year. That should tell you how much I love him – it’s horrible!

  476. julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I’m out looking for a V-Day gift for my husband right now. Every year I say that I’m not getting him anything and every year I go out last minute and get him something.

    Congrats on 1,000 blogs!

  477. Jenni Woods

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Your sense of humor is hilarious HOLLLLA, just started my day off right. Congrats on your 1000th blog post. I can’t wait to read what’s in the next 1000th blog post a BABY maybe? No pressure LOL

  478. Kelly

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Way to go on 1,000 posts! I love reading each and everyone.

  479. Alisia

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Happy 1000th. πŸ™‚

  480. jared

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful valentines day, I on the other hand, am celebrating singles awareness day! Love your work so much! And 1,000 pennies sounds pretty cool too haha.

  481. Vicky

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    You know, I think I’d rather have the heart shaped chocolates πŸ™‚ You can’t go wrong with a praline heart. In fact, my boyfriend didn’t buy me any so I had to go and buy mine today! I’m with you on the tacky heart shaped balloons though. Congrats on your 1000th!

  482. Jenn L

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Wow that’s amazing! Thanks for being such a prolific blogger- I’ll look forward to the next thousand πŸ™‚

  483. manda

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    after watching the grammys last night, 1,000 itunes pennies would definitely come in handy.
    congrats on the 1,000th post! love your work.

  484. Ingrid

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Happy Valentines day! ..and I’ve probably read all 1000 and enjoyed them more than once! You’ve blogged about living the dream and reminded me in the process that they do come true!

  485. Michelle Nakasato

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Jasmine- there is NO doubt in my mind we will be reading your 2000th blog post in the future and that life will be just as exciting as it is now for you! πŸ™‚ thank you for living your life out loud and sharing w the rest of us your dreams, successes, challenges & failures- for that we are all truly grateful! πŸ™‚

  486. Nicole

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I am looking forward to your future 1000 blog posts. Congratulations!

  487. Jayme

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    LOL Love This!!! πŸ™‚

  488. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Oohh, I feel lucky today. What a fun giveaway! A thousand thanks πŸ™‚ So, the comment. I’ve been following your blog since last summer. Love your images… they looks so fresh and vibrant and full of light. I’m always inspired. Keep up the awesome work! πŸ™‚

  489. Bryanna

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Oooo look at those fantastical chocolate hearts… Yum.
    I don’t know if I’d be able to stop myself from eating them before exchanging gifts πŸ™‚
    Congrats on the 1000th Blog Post! I follow this page religiously. You’ve been an inspiration! Keep ’em coming. I’m looking forward to the next 1000.

  490. Jessica

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Happy V-day! I hope you and JD have a wonderful day. 1,000 post is quite a feat so congrats to you. I love your work and you inspire me to become a better photographer.

  491. tamara

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I was at the store picking up stuff for the kids Valentine’s and thought I should grab him a card…then thought nah, I always do and he is embarassed cause he forgot..so this year I decided that I am over it. While climbing into bed there was a small jewel like box on my pillow. He bought me the most gorgeous ring! I <3 it! Totally caught me off guard. Love that boy!

  492. corey

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    J* thats cool thanks for having the chance to recieve yet another gift because you already give us readers one of the best gifts ever your inspiration which we all love!

  493. Anne

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Happy 1,000!

  494. julie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I’m out looking for a V-Day gift for my husband right now. Every year I say that I’m not getting him anything and every year I go out last minute and get him something.

    Congrats on 1,000 blogs!

  495. Natalie Menteer

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post! I love reading your blog posts and love the new videos your doing. Happy Valentines day to you and JD! πŸ™‚

  496. Katie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I always love reading your blog! It’s uplifting and down right funny! Happy Valentines Day to you and JD!

    β™₯Katie in Seattle (because I really DO know where I live) πŸ™‚

  497. Mari

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Hollllllllaaa right back at ya sweet thang! Happy 1,000th blog post! I have to say, I agree with you on the V-Day thing 100%. My hubs before bed last night said, "Come here I want to show you something. I got you something for V-Day!" I freaked because I knew I had nothing. I was running around 4 kids 3 teens and a baby all weekend. It was Bieber fever in our house after all. Bieber trumps all..lol. So I quickly pulled out my pen and paper and just wrote from the heart a love letter. I can honestly say, I could live without the store bought stuff myself, it’s all in the everyday life sincere actions and love that I adore most. Happy V-Day!XOXO MJ

  498. Lisa

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post. I have been a reader for a long time now and want to thank you for sharing all your tips and tricks with all of us. You make photographers look good πŸ™‚

  499. Gaby Fuentes Photography

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Oh, my hubbie would love me to say what you just said. Gift exchange ? Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy 1000th Blog Post.

  500. Stephanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Happy 1,000th post! Don’t forget to show Polo a little extra love today too! Love your blog! Can’t wait to read the next 1,000!

  501. Juanita

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Happy 1,000th! And Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, thoughts, and heart with all of us on here…

  502. Doreen

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th post! I so enjoy your blog and your impressive shoulders! πŸ˜‰

  503. Life with Kaishon

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Maybe I should go to Target and get some chocolates for the boys. Congratulations on your 1000th post.

  504. Cristal

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Happy 1,000 – Cheers! <3

  505. Amy Hutchinson

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I still think that love should not be relegated to just one day, but I’m looking forward to Valentine’s Day anyway! Congrats on the 1,000 post! I look forward to your blog every day.

  506. Ashley C.

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I loved this post! But, you and JD are doing better than my fiance’ and I . . . we are going shopping for each other’s gift together. πŸ˜‰

  507. Erin Lindstrom

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Jasmine- Even though I am not a photographer myself, I have read your blog for about 4 years. My youth pastor who is a photographer showed me your site, and from that day on I have been hooked. I love looking at your photos, but besides that the beautiful story that comes from your photography. Thank you for your realness and allowing readers to get a hint of your life. Reading your blog really shows the world how you have allowed the Lord to be in your business, life and how you are living your dream with Him.

  508. Jessi Wilson

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    wow, 1,000 posts!! Keep up the great work! I love your blog and you are such an inspiration for everyone:)
    And I am not big on the stuffed animals, chocolates, nor flowers that I will probably kill in a couple of days anyway…my husband knows me…he got me a gift I’ve been wanting for a long time… a lens for the camera:):)

  509. Alesa

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Judging by the business you are in I would have thought you to be a valentines junky. I agree with the cheesey gifts. They are not for me. Congrats on the 1000th post.

  510. Richard

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Congrats on the 1K posts, Jasmine! I love your blog – always good for a laugh and sometimes for a cry.

  511. Susan Dukat

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    1,000th blog post – woot woot! Happy Vday to you and JD!

  512. Sheila

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Whoo hoo! Congrats. Love every one of your post you are such an insperation. Thank You

  513. Claire

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Jasmine, thanks for everything you do! Your work and life has greatly inspired me! Plus, you’re just so darn cute πŸ™‚

  514. Elizabeth

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000 blog post! I’ve loved reading it along the way.

  515. Joy

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats on 1000 Jasmine!

  516. Tiffany B

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Congrats Jasmine! Thanks for all the time and heart you have put in to this blog! πŸ™‚

  517. Meredith

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Jasmine, thank you for opening up to thousands of readers and sharing your life with us! I will continue to follow you for another 1,000 posts -and many more!

  518. MASHA

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    1000 posts!!! Congrats, and keep on posting .
    Everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day xxx

  519. Tommy Botello

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Awesome J*! Keep the great posts coming!

  520. Kristyn

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Congrats, Jasmine! Keep blogging – your willingness to teach others and share your thoughts each day is truly inspiring!

  521. Kathleen Frank

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    1000 pennies! hehe, what a wonderful prize!

  522. AP

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    this is a fun idea! πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing… here’s to 1,000 more! <3

  523. Jenna

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    1,000 blog posts! Congrats – you inspire me with every one! See you a week from today at WPPI! πŸ™‚ woot!

  524. Mauricio Nunez

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Happy 1.000th Blog post J*
    Count me in for the 1.000 pennies!

  525. IPBrian

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    WOW…congrats!

  526. Katie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    1,000 posts! Looking forward to the next 1,000 πŸ™‚

  527. Jan Ivar Vik

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you in advance πŸ˜‰

  528. Boston Wedding Photographers

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hey Jasmine, 1000 posts is a big deal. I wish I head your commitment to blogging! I’d write more, but I need to get a cheesy card at Walmart to stay out of trouble.

  529. Holli Horton

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Happy 1,000th post! And Happy V Day. Just think of today as a day to share with your soul mate πŸ™‚

  530. stephanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    thank YOU for inviting us all into your life! πŸ™‚

  531. Z

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Though I’m not afraid to admit I’ve made a mix tape, or ten, I’m not a Valentine’s Day kind of girl either! Congrats on the 1,000th post. Cheers to celebrating love and life (louder than cupid’s trumpets) every day.

  532. Sara

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing so much – your blog is a daily highlight in my Google Reader!

  533. Jenny Tobler

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Love your posts, Jasmine! You are such an inspiration to me! Happy Valentines Day to you and JD! πŸ™‚

  534. Andrea

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Congrats on 1000 Posts!

  535. jeanne

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I love your blog!! Thanks creating it and writing. Happy 1000th and Happy Valentines Day!

  536. Ginny Hughes

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post! Happy Valentines Day too! I’ll tell you like I told my 21 yr old son (who works in a Mall). don’t skip today, it doesn’t have to be much…at least a card to show you were thinking about her/him today. It shows you care about there feelings, which is what it really is all about. πŸ˜€

  537. jeanne

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I love your blog!! Thanks creating it and writing. Happy 1000th and Happy Valentines Day!

  538. molly

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    congrats, jasmine, on your 1,000th post. that takes commitment! well done!

  539. bethany

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    congrats, jasmine! happy to be along for the ride…

  540. Kare

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    1000 blog posts! That is an accomplishment. I bet you get a 1000 comments, too (431 so far!). Thanks for sharing everything you do.

  541. Andrea Vasquez

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Happy 1,000 dreams that have turned into your truly amazing reality! πŸ™‚ Still can’t believe I actually got to meet you IN! TX! nonetheless. Wow. Always my biggest inspiration. Stay rocktastic Jasmine! Mucho congrats! Love, Andrea.

  542. jules

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    congrats on the blog, you are a great inspiration! sign me up for the chocolate:)

  543. Maria

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th blog!!!

    Happy Valentine’s to you, JD and Polo!

    Air kisses <3

  544. Brooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post Jasmine! Love reading your blog =)

  545. Evie Perez

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Happy 1,000 bloggitty post!!! I hope you and JD have a special day!! From what I can see if he could give you the moon and stars he would πŸ˜‰ Happy Love Day!!

  546. Katie M.

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th post! Thank you for sharing your journey with us and for inspiring me to live creatively.

  547. Maryellen Godinez

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    My husband and I aren’t into the whole Valentines Day thing. When we got married he told me I am not gonna use one day a year to tell you I love you and stand in line with every other man buying flowers. So he celebrates Ground Hog day as a love day and asks me to be his ground hog every year. Kind of funny. I think we are the only couple out there that makes ground hog day a love day. Can you believe hallmark doesn’t even have ground hog day cards..

  548. brooke

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I’l take the heart shaped candy OR the 1,000 ITUNES pennies. hehe. I figured I should comment and say hello seeing as though the last time we hung out wasn’t so pretty πŸ™‚ xoxo!

  549. Joni

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th blog post! I enjoy reading them so very much. Last year, my husband really, really, REALLY wanted a 3lb. Hershey’s chocolate heart. I spent over $20 on one GIANT chocolate heart. And he ate it. all. in 3 days. Needless to say, he got a pretty intense stomach ache and he didn’t asked for it again this year. πŸ™‚

  550. Doug Sturgeon

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Congrats on the 1,000th post – that’s a lot of writing! Looking forward to the next 1,000th!

  551. M.

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Happy V-Day & 1000th Blog Day!! and thank you for sharing your thoughts and dreams.

  552. Mary Ann

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Happy Valentines Day!!!

  553. Cindy A.

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I love how different you and Bianca are. And I stay away from the chocolate at Target, anything labeled "Choxie" makes me think "Toxie" which makes me think it’s toxic chocolate… thought I’d probably eat it anyway! Happy 1,000th Blog Post!!!

  554. Belinda Love

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    MmMmMmmmm… chocolates! πŸ™‚ Oh yeah & 1000 pennies would be nice too! xoxo

  555. Amanda

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I have been blog following you for months now. Your blogs are what I look forward to reading. Along with a few others in the morning with my daily tea:)

  556. Courtney

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    431 comments!! Holy Cow. πŸ˜‰ Make it 432. (Who wouldn’t want a gift card to iTunes? )

  557. Hillary

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th post! I love reading about your life and your dreams. Brightens every day. πŸ™‚ Happy Valentine’s Day!

  558. Melissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post! How fitting that it would fall on V-Day as I LOVE your blog!

  559. Vinu Athreya

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations on the 1000th Post! It’s a daily ritual for me to read your blog not only for the technical aspect of photography but also for incredibly funny posts like today’s! Thank you so much for sharing your dreams, out loud! It helps amateurs like me retain hope for ours!! All the best to you and JD for your future!

  560. Hope

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Valentines Day always sneaks up on me too! Hope you enjoyed the. . .chocolate. πŸ™‚

  561. cassie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Trust me….there will be another 10000 blog post and i will read it!

  562. Talar

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    * HIGH 5 * to all us non-mushy-types <3 Congrats on your 1000th post~

  563. melissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    You always make laugh…cheers to your successful career and amazing work:)

  564. Jessica @ The Budget Savvy Bride

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Holler! I could use an update to my music collection. PS- You’re fabulous!! πŸ™‚

  565. mary dougherty

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    congrats! 1,000 is a huge accomplishment and awesome to have your journey documented along the way. happy v day

  566. Jewel

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    wooohoo!

  567. Rebecca Warner-Hodgkin

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Thank-you for your blog Jasmine, I stumbled on it by chance about a year ago and it led me to get back into photography and ultimately to decide to try and make a career out of it – you really are an inspiration!

  568. Carrie Vines

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Enjoy discount chocolate heart day! Congrats on your 1000th post!

  569. Laurel

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    1,000?! That’s awesome! I love reading your blog, Jasmine. Keep the posts coming! πŸ™‚

  570. Terri Cannon

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Congrats on 1000 post! You go girl! Happy Valentine’s day to you both!

  571. Melissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Congratulations!! Love your blog and photography! You r an inspiration.
    My sweet husband and I are going to Reno for a few days to celebrate Valentines day! We plan on laughing, smiling, Eating, bowling, snuggling, movie watching and rocking out to Social Distortion concert. Can’t wait to leave!!!

  572. a little bit of whimsy photography

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    as per your usual.. you crack me up.. yes lady.. you are funny.. Yes i laugh out loud at all of your jokes and I have been married for 21 years and we have never really celebrated V-day! Only on those odd years when the mood hits us.. it is always random and I always run around like a crazy person. LOL.. have a happy day..

  573. Kathy

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I love the clearance candy the day after holidays. Easter is by far the best. 10 cent Cadbury Cream eggs baby! Woo!

  574. Kathy Ward

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th post!

  575. Lauren

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Ha, Tell JD only the boy has to buy a gift! πŸ™‚ Thats what I go by anyway!

  576. Trysha

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Happy 1,000th blogspot!!

  577. Chris & Elisha Stewart

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY from your followers in British Columbia. Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your 1000th blog post, Jasmine! We wish you all the best for your photography in the future.

  578. steph!

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I’m SO with you! Valentine’s Day isn’t my style. Flowers at a random time or a sweet card just for nothing? SWOON!

  579. Benny N.

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th post. I’m looking forward to the next 1000. πŸ™‚
    Happy V-Day to you and JD.

  580. Amanda Donaho

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Happy V-day & 1,000th post day….and remember that as much as you love Polo, he can NOT have JD’s chocolate hearts πŸ™‚

  581. Diana

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts! This is the first time I’ve ever commented (sorry!), but I love reading your blog. It’s easy to see why your clients love you so much. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  582. Emma Wilsher

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Now that’s a huge mile stone hitting the1000 blog post mark, that’s pretty impressive Jasmine, you go girl!!! Love the fact that you do dream out loud on your blog, that you share your knowledge so freely with fellow photographers & that you follow your dreams & make them happen. You’re an inspiring lady & you rock!

    Hope you & JD have a great Valentines, bet he’ll be appreciative of the heart shape chocolates, it’s always the thought that counts:)

  583. Dawn

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Happy Heart Day and Congrats!
    Love, love, love your work.

  584. Susan Evans

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Geez Louise, you have 431 comments already in under an hour!! That pretty much qualifies you as a guru. I can’t imagine how that would make you feel – I’m stoked when I have 3 comments on the same post! But like all these other fans, I follow your blog pretty much daily. You do a great job! Congratulations on 1000 posts!

  585. Camille

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Work it out Girl!!!! So happy for you and so grateful for your willingness to share your life and inspire others. Here’s to another 1000!!!!!

  586. Hector

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    1000 pennies wow, they better be shinny and new, not the old pennies that are all dull and brown, they gotta be the new new pennies nice and shinny copper never been touched lol. Have a great V Day.

  587. alyssa

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Happy 1000th post! I love reading your blog!

  588. Jamie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Happy 1,000th post! πŸ™‚

  589. Amy Carson

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    You are an inspiration! Congrats on your 1,000th post! Happy Valentines day!

  590. Libertad

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    A girl after my own heart! I don’t do Valentine’s either and people are so shocked when I say that! Check it http://www.flickr.com/photos/libertadleal/5444229178/

    Love your blog!

  591. Jen S

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Happy 1000th post!!

  592. Harris Shepherd

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts. Look foward to many more, cause I love reading them. Happy Valentines Day

  593. sylvia guardia

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    happy valentine’s to both of you! and congratulations on the 1,000th blog post. your work and blog inspires me daily as I’m sure it does to thousands of readers and fans. you are a great photographer and truly an inspiration! congratulations πŸ™‚

  594. Marten

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Valentines Day commemorates an early Christian martyr – was he martyred for not sending a card, giving chocs., and being a mushy romantic type? Let’s hope not or we might not see another 1000 posts!

  595. Michael Stephens

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th blog post! Now go spend some quality time with your husband:)

  596. Roberta Fisher

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Sending 1000 happy little thoughts your way !
    Stay FABULOUS

  597. Nicole Miles

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Hey, don’t dis target chocolate. They have some good stuff sometimes! … and I am in desperate need of some new tunes….

  598. Joie Madison

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Oh happy day!

  599. Maria

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    1,000 pennies!?!? What else do I get on this amazing V-Day!! <3 you!

  600. Kellie Carter

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Happy <3’s Day!!
    I am with you … I love my husband every day… not just today, so all the hearts and chocolate fluff sort of annoy me! =]

  601. Mie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I heart chocolate

  602. Bria

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    1000 pennies for my iTunes? Amazingness! Congrats on your 1000th blog post! πŸ™‚

  603. stacy

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I kind of sort of am not a fan of v-day either….only one day to tell my Hubby I love him? What’s up with that!? But he’s a worship pastor…and if I win 1,000 pennies on i-tunes…well he can download new songs till his heart is content! πŸ™‚

  604. Jessi D

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I think I’ve read all 1,000 since August! Happy 1,000 to you!! I know they’ve made me happy πŸ™‚

  605. Johanna Hilton

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post! I’ve loved reading through your blog and look forward to reading many more…most photographers tend to be so guarded about the way they work. Stunning images and a great insight into the way you do business. Respect.

  606. JenP

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Maybe next year you and JD will have your very own little valentine. Polo needs a baby sister. πŸ˜‰

    PS. I can’t wait to read 1000 more blog posts from you.

  607. Alison

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    We don’t do the whole gifts for valentine’s day either, not really our thing. We did remember to get the kids little something for once! Congrats-1,000 blog posts is an amazing accomplishment!

  608. Alison Megahan

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Happy 1000th Blog Post!!!!!!

  609. Erin

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    J*, thanks so much for writing all those blog posts. I love seeing each new photo and each new post. I’m so thankful for what you have taught me! Hope you and JD have a fabulous Valentine’s Day! Here’s to another 1,000 blog posts! πŸ™‚

  610. Courtney frederick

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    1000 is a huge number….have you been costly all these years?…lol…can’t wait to see u in vegas

  611. Ariel Renae

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    1,000 blog posts is impressive!!!! I’ve got some catching up to do!!! and also some last minute valentine chocolate shopping to do as well πŸ˜‰

  612. Regina White

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Oooo let it be me. I always need some new music to jam too.
    Happy Love everybody day too!
    Cause that is what I think Valentine’s is. =)

  613. Tonya Lewis

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Well my family is celebrating Valentine’s Day with what may be the flu. I’d take heart-shaped chocolates over this anyday! On the positive, my hubby took the day off so we could all be sick together πŸ™‚ Enjoy your day today Jasmine!

  614. Kimberly Chau

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Jasmine, I love reading your blog! Your posts are so personal and inspirational!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! And Happy 1000th Blog Post! πŸ™‚

  615. LEOLAK

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and congrats on the 1,0000 post!!! Awesome!!! Hmmm…I do love me some chocolate but some tunes would be great! =)

  616. Lauren Martinez

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Well with 431 posts and counting I don’t know if I have much change to win…but I keep hoping : )

  617. Claygirlsings

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Congrats on making it to 1K! I’ve loved reading, watching, and following you every step (at least since I discovered you this past fall!).

  618. Tierra Lowry

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I hate it when that happens. As a rule for us we at least have to get the other person a card.
    Congrats on 1000 postings! WOW!

  619. Stephanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post!

  620. Apple

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    chocolates please?;P

    happy hearts day jas & jd!
    thanks for inspiring us to live our loud!<3

  621. BERNADETTE CHASE

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine! Thank you for sharing your life with us! Thank you for the daily doses of inspiration and thank you for "filling us up" with positive energy! πŸ™‚

  622. MJ

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Happy 1000th post!

  623. Esther

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    JASMINE I NEED 1,000 PENNIES!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ HEHE HAPPY V-DAY AND 1,000TH BLOG POST!!

  624. Brittany

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post! It took me a minute to figure out how much 1000 pennies is.

    Cheers!!

  625. Amy

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Your blog posts have inspired me to not only become the wedding planner I have wanted to be, but to also approach it from a totally new perspective

  626. John Beyer

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Yeah! it has been such an exciting adventure watching/reading your post over the years and seeing you grow as a photographer and many other roles you hold! Many blessings!

  627. Jihan Cerda

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Yayyyyy!! Happy 1000th blog post day! Continue living your dream and inspiring world-wide……one "penny" at a time. XOXO

  628. Ambioris B

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Happy Valentines Day Jasmine, JD and Polo!

  629. Kimberly

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Love it! I have a window of 2 hours before my husband gets home, since he is coming home early to bring me my gift

  630. Maria Rios

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Congrats!!!!! I love reading your blog! =)

  631. June

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Whoohoo! Here’s to many more thousands of blogposts πŸ™‚

  632. Shannon

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I don’t know you personally but still feel like we’re best friends. πŸ˜‰ You inspire me to the nth degree and your relationship with JD is storybook perfection. Thank you for brightening my day. xo, Shanny

  633. Heather Bird

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts. I can’t tell you how many posts and how many snippets of information have been a huge help and inspiration to me. Thank you for your honesty and sharing your life and dreams with us all. Can’t wait to read the next 1000. Happy Valentines Day πŸ™‚

  634. Lacey

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Congrats on the success of the blog and your career. Good luck for the future…I’m pretty sure yours is bright.
    Have a great V-day. We don’t celebrate but enjoy it if you do!!!

  635. Sarah D'Attoma

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    j* you rock! So proud of all you’ve accomplished and taught me this last year! Keep it up!!

  636. Millstone

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Me being a Valentine baby I was always able dodge the "Valentine gift exchange". Bad I know. I love your website Jasmine. And happy Valentines to you and JD.

  637. Huong Fralin

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    My husband thinks that only men are supposed to buy gifts…maybe you heard the same thing πŸ™‚ But I’ve showered him with gifts anyway. Happy hearts day!

  638. Kim Bauer

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, and more importantly, Happy Anniversary of Entertaining your Fans!! You’re amazingly talented, and equally wonderful for sharing so much with all of us. I <3 you!

  639. Lisa Lain

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Congrats on 1,000 blog post! Your blog always inspires and makes me smile. Thank you!

  640. Rebecca Yokoi

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Congratulations on reaching such a huge milestone! Looking forward to reading 1,000 more.

  641. Shannon

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Even though we’ve never met I still feel like I’m reading my best friend’s blog. You inspire me to the Nth degree and your love with JD is storybook perfection. Thank you for always brightening my day. xo, Shanny. P.S. If there are two posts from me, I’m sorry. My phone shut off right after I pressed Save. =)

  642. Amy Jo

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I am not into the balloons, stuffed animal, chocolate part of it either, but I do love giving love notes. =) Congratulations on 1000 posts, that is fantastic. You are so talented and I am glad I get to read about it and share my thoughts every once in awhile.

  643. Kelly Anderson

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Happy Valentines Day! Love reading your blog and following your adventures! Polo is adorable! πŸ™‚

  644. Stephanie Conn

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Jasmine, Thank you so much for putting your life up on this blog. I read it pretty much daily and look forward to hearing about all of your adventures. Happy 1,000!!! πŸ™‚

  645. Lisa Cour

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    You are a daily inspiration, in your failures and your triumphs…thanks for sharing!

  646. Katie Jane

    February 14th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Happy 1000th post! Thank you for being so inspiring!

  647. Julie First

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post!!! I hope your husband likes his chocolates πŸ™‚ Have a good Valentine’s day!! And I look forward to your 1001 blog post

  648. Tiffany M

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and 1000th blog post! I discovered your blog after creativeLIVE and I an addicted! πŸ™‚

  649. Stephanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Don’t worry, we’re not big V’tines Day observers either. But happy 1000 post!! And here’s to 1000 more *cheers* I’d lurve 1000 pennies for my itunes πŸ˜‰ I"m also partial to chocolate… you know, whichever you’d prefer πŸ˜‰

  650. Mirian Silva

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Jasmine…you are too much girl! Congratulations on your 1000th Blogpost…you have come a long way and I know there’s waaaaayyyy more in the future for you girlfriend…

  651. imthiaz houseman

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Happy 1000th Blog Post!! And Happy Valentine’s Day!! There’s nothing better than heart shaped chocolates!

  652. Jenny

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Happy VDAY and 1000th post!

  653. Ursula Page

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Happy 1000 blogpost!!

  654. Susan Jennings

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I laughed out loud when I read this post. I would be ok with the discounted box of chocolates!
    Congrats on 1000 posts!!
    You are awesome. Thanks for everything you share!

  655. Liz Kausteklis

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine and JD πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your 1000th Blog Post…awesome! I love coming to your blog daily…reading about your life, photography, your trips…you really are SO inspirational!! Thank you for being you πŸ™‚

  656. Victoria

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I share your non romatic spirit:) But, I’m all for love!

  657. Jessi

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Congrats and happy heart day!

  658. Sharon

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and congrats on the 1000th blog post! πŸ™‚ You are such an inspiration, Jasmine, and I can’t wait to read your next 1000 posts!

  659. anna

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    i LOVE chocolate. AND, i LOVE you. πŸ™‚

  660. Deb Hollister

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post! I love reading your blog and learning from you. Your photography is inspiring!

  661. Stacy

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I’ll take all the iTunes pennies I can get!

  662. Andrew

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Happy 1,000th J*!

  663. mrs bee

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Ooh, my piggy bank could use some fat penny coins about now! Hoping I win!! Congrats on making it to a 1,000 posts, can’t wait for the next 1,000!

  664. Kyle Lauritzen

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Wow, 1000 posts is impressive! Congratulations! I’m looking forward to the next 1000.

  665. Lexi

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Happy 1,000th post! πŸ™‚
    How exciting!! πŸ™‚

  666. Suzanne

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Congrats congrats congrats!! Love your blog, keep ’em coming πŸ™‚

  667. Jessica Rensch

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Jasmine! Thank you for your blog and for sharing your everyday in such a positive, honest, and beautiful way! HAPPY V DAY!!!

  668. Lacie Lacy

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    1000 pennies would be fabulous. πŸ˜‰

  669. Ariana

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    WOW 1,000 …That is amazing, you are truly gifted and blessed..Can’t wait to read another 1,000 post’.

  670. Tanis

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations! Love your blog, and I definitely hope to read 1000 more posts!

    Happy Valentines Day

  671. Angie

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Woo Hoo 1000 posts! Love you and your work!!

  672. Marisa

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day & Congratulations on your 1,000th Blog Post! Keep’em coming…because I enjoy reading them. πŸ™‚

  673. Melissa M.

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Happy 1,000th!

  674. Lana

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Jass, you are not alone on this not feeling da V-day πŸ™‚ I was just thinking if my car got a V-day bath, clothes were picked up, dishes washed- that alone would make it for relaxed day and maybe the gift idea would come naturaly. I m so not into roses in the plastic wrap and the entire fakeness of it. I am up for relaxing day, small talk, tea time and good read. πŸ™‚ Happy V- Day after all!

  675. JD

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I LOVE MUSIC! It keeps me sane in a hectic world baby! Anytime, anyplace…I sing. However I didn’t say I was good! ;p *CHEERS* to you and JD on such a great success not only in your business, but also in love!

  676. Emily S.

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Reading your blog is one of my favorite things to do – love your photos, your stories, and your dog! πŸ™‚

  677. Kelsey Blome

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    No doubt if you write 1,000 more blog posts I will read all of them! Get it guuuuurl, your words are my favorites to read.

  678. Adriana H.G.

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Valentine’s day!! And congrats on your 1000th post!! I looove your blog, I’m so happy that you plan on sharing 1000 more posts! =) kisses to Polo!!

  679. Brandi Tejeda

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    wow! 1000 blog posts! At the rate Im going, it will take me at least 550 years to get there… πŸ™‚ Happy Valentines day!

  680. Melissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy 1,0000th Blog Post! So glad you’ve chosen this forum to live your dreams out loud. πŸ™‚

  681. Lydia

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I do love red, pink, chocolate, hearts, and flowers, so single or not, I love the day! Congratulations on all the growth you’ve made through these 1,000 posts! I’ve loved following your journey!

  682. anna

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    thank you!!!
    glad there are others out there that aren’t into red/cupid plastic stuff too!

  683. Hugo Tepe

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    That’s the right way to do it. Even if your GF/Wife says, no gifts! You should always go that extra mile for your beautiful lady, reminding her no matter what, she still deserves more than she expects.
    Happy 1,000th!!!!!!!!

  684. Emily Schumann

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Oh no! My boyfriend and I don’t put much thought into Valentine’s Day (consumer holiday). I don’t mind doing something on it though, e.g., going out to eat or having a romantic dinner together, but puh-lease do not shower me with candies and balloons, etc. I’m on the same page with you!

    Sincerely,
    Another Girl Code "Breaker"

  685. Elaini Garfield

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Forget about the chocolate…another 1000 posts sounds WAY better. Thank you for sharing your life with us. πŸ™‚

  686. Sophie

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Congrats! I love following long to all of your musings =].
    Keep it up! (and keep up shooting star too! Somethings can only be explained in video form!)

  687. Christine

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    LoVe your work. You are always very inspiring.

  688. Chris

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Happy 1000! And Happy V-Day! I ended up giving the hubby a gift card to DD and three lottery tix. Maybe we’ll get rich this holiday!

  689. Fabuluxe Photos

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    congrats on your 1,000 blog posts…. and best luck finding JD’s gift…..
    p.s. i love target!

  690. Jessica Hunt

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Oh J*. You made me smile on this terrible day.

  691. brittani

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    lol I hear ya on the whole mushiness of the day. =)

    happy v’day, and rock n roll for your 1000th post!

    <3

  692. Idie

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Here’s to the next thousand!!

  693. clarivel. ann

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    You’re on my "top sites" on my Mac. Love reading what you have to share. πŸ™‚

    God Bless you, Jasmine!

  694. annaliza

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    the grocery store bakery has day old goodies that are marked down to 99cents. you might want to check there for some "valentines gifts."

  695. Gabrielle

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    haha! I love the cute little heart chocolates. And congrats on blog post 1000!!! Such inspiration to keep blogging myself πŸ™‚

  696. Robyn Stagg

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    jaja Jasmine you are rad. Thanks for your teaching moments, in and out of photography. Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful!

  697. Lori Allen

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Lookin forward to the next 1000. πŸ™‚

  698. Charity

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Happy 1,000th post!

  699. Brooke Oftedahl

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post! Thank you for all your funny stories, photo tricks & insights, and a peak into the fabulous life of J*. You rock!

  700. Maria

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Happy Valentines day to you Jasmine!!! You’re a huge inspiration to all of us and we love you!!! Not just the photography but who you are!

  701. Paul Pulley

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Happy 1000th! Enjoy your blog, full of good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  702. Kristin Nicole

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts…Woo Hoo!

  703. Ashley Motes

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Happy 1,000 Post!! : D

  704. Victoria

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Happy Blogentines Day to you! πŸ™‚

  705. KimB

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    congrats on your 1000th!

  706. KimB

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    oops, forgot to leave a link to my email, you can delete my other post. πŸ™‚

  707. Diana

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Music or chocolate?! Either one makes me a happy girl! πŸ™‚

  708. Kate Craft

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    You are a inspiration girl. Love your work and that you are willing to share and inspire at every turn….oh ya and I love itunes πŸ™‚

  709. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Yay for Jasmine and Valentine’s Day! xoxo

  710. Jane

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine on your 1000 bloggity post. I have enjoyed each and every one I’ve been lucky enough to read. J

  711. Tiffany Shaw

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I love your blog! You are adorable, sweet, funny, and you & JD & Polo make an adorable family =)

  712. Krysta

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I can relate… I’m not a mushy mushy person either. My Mister and I usually forego the Valentine’s gifts and share a nice dinner out the week AFTER Vday. That being said, 1000 pennies to iTunes would be a nice gift that I could likely be persuaded to share with him πŸ™‚

  713. Mark Daams

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Wow, 1000 posts! That sure is a lot. Your blog posts have been a huge help to me and a mayor part in my decision to start my own business. I look forward to reading 1000 more posts. Thanks for all your help and inspiration.

  714. Tracy

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    pick me!

  715. lmend

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    wishing you both the happiest of happy valentine’s days! your posts often make my mornings joyful. thank you!

  716. Jack and Ruby Photography

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Happy Valentines Day anyway, lol, and congrats on your 1000th post! That’s a huuuuge accomplishment! Keep ’em coming, you are an inspiration!

  717. amanda thiessen

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    so sweet. and congrats on your 1000th post!!!

  718. Jerome Bitun

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th post! I love your blog and your work and always refer your site to photographer friends of mine.

  719. Sara

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Woo hoo! Loves me some pennies! πŸ™‚

  720. Sarah Danaher

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Happy 1,000th, Jas!

  721. stephanie bustamante

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Congrats on all your posts!! Your pictures are amazing and your posts are fun to read too!!

  722. Stacy T

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    congrats to you!

  723. Daniel Gorman

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Jasmine Happy Valentines to you and Jd. Amber and I love your posts so much thank you.

  724. Ruby Blue

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    1000 Post! How awesome and amazing. Cheers to 10,000 more πŸ™‚

  725. Ingrid Bonne

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    You crack my shit!! Thanks and Happy Hallmark Love Day!

  726. Sarah Rose

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    1,000 pennies to iTunes or heart shaped chocolates on clearance at Target from Jasmine Star???? I’ll take EITHER!! πŸ™‚

  727. Jamie

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    To someone who continues to inspire me, entertain me, and fill my photo gossip like I know you.. We’re totally bff’s:)

  728. joan zeller

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I follow your blog pretty much
    an everyday routine.. 1,000
    posts I thank you for being so dedicated to your readers..

  729. Elizabeth kaye

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Stoked youre at you’re 1000th post! Here’s to 1000 more because frankly, your blog is my weakness… Love you πŸ™‚

  730. Andrea K

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    You blog makes me happy! πŸ™‚

  731. Rachel

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Happy 1000th blog post! And Happy Valentines Day! and…at least you have a Valentine;)

  732. Elizabeth kaye

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Stoked youre at you’re 1000th post! Here’s to 1000 more because frankly, your blog is my weakness… Love you πŸ™‚

  733. Brian Cooper

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    My wife and I aren’t either. Don’t feel bad. Though she does love chocolate hearts, thought i could buy her that on any day. πŸ™‚

  734. Gwen

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Oh Jasmine! You rock. Keep on bloggin!

  735. Court

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Happy 1,000th blog post!!! I absolutely love your blog. As a sorority girl, I LOVE all of your pictures. They are so feminine!!!

  736. Carrie

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Can’t wait for 1,000 more…..

  737. Cara

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    haha, I’m not big on Valentines day but I’ll take the chocolate!

  738. Chelsea

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Way to go on the 1000th post! I hope to get to 100 someday…

    I’m excited about WPPI, hope to meet you there!

  739. HannieSunshinePhotography

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Sending love from New Zealand πŸ™‚ x

  740. amber

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    thanks so much for everything you do, jasmine! we love you!

  741. Celeste

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Congrats, and Happy V Day! Hubby and I don’t really celebrate either–I have a couple chapters of my current book left to finish this evening, and he’ll probably be finishing up some work in the office. But cocoa and cookies are definitely on the menu!

  742. Jill

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I love your blog — the cute stories you tell and the amazing photos you show. Congrats on your 1,000th blog post.

  743. Renee Hicks

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    You’re a rock *! Happy 1,000!

  744. Anna M.

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th post! And of course Happy Valentine’s Day to you, JD, and Polo! Love that dog!

  745. Sam Simanjuntak

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Aloha Jasmine, If I win, can I get the real 1000 coin of pennies in a canvas bag with dollar sign just like the old cartoon πŸ˜‰ ? Congratulations on your 1000th blog.

  746. Manda Koolis

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Wooohoo! 1,000 posts is a huge accomplishment! Love watching all your dreams come true!

  747. Laurel

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    1,000?! That’s awesome! Thanks for all the wonderful posts that you share, Jasmine!

  748. Meghan

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I read your blog every day but hardly ever comment! I’m sorry about that! Happy Valentines Day! LOVE LOVE your work πŸ™‚

  749. Malinda Warder

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    You inspire me to work hard for my dreams! So impressed with your 1,000th Blog post!!! Music is a great motivator for whomever receives this awesome Valentines gift!! Keep up all the hard work and dedication to a craft you LOVE!!

  750. Anna M.

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    P.S. I’d love to see Polo in a Valentine’s Day outfit! :o)

  751. Carla

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Keep blogging! I check it every day and love every one!

  752. Shana

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats on the blog posts! I look forward to reading them!! And I use lots of !!!! too!!!

  753. Marieke

    February 14th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats and happy valentine!
    You are amazing and I follow you quite a long time now. Your blog is my break of the day.

  754. Meredith

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Being able to learn from you is such an honour! Without sounding like a stalker, I follow your blog religiously. You are truely a gifted person. Thank you for sharing xx

  755. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Happy 1,000th! I’m with you about all the Valentine’s crap!

  756. Tia Thomas

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I am the same way – so not romantic when it comes to Valentine’s day. I think all the "themed" stuff is such a waste of money!

  757. Anahy Ruelas

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Jasmine, I totally get it. I’m not big on the teddy bears and hearts stuff. Congrats on your accomplishments. Wait, I just want to be clear that I love chocolate, heart shaped or any shape haha.

  758. Katie Baker

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I’m seriously addicted to your blog! Can’t wait for the next 1,000 posts. πŸ™‚ Congrats!!

  759. October

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Looks like you’ve got a 1000 comments too! πŸ™‚ Love reading your posts and I really look forward to reading a 1000 more.

  760. Janelle

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    1000?!?!?!
    whoot whoot!

  761. Aimee

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    congrats on 1,000! Happy V-Day.

  762. Nikki Robertson

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Congratulations to the Lady who writes as well as she photographs and inspires countless people through poignant words and stunning images…thank you for letting me a be a part of it πŸ™‚

  763. will tangorra

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine…and congrats on the 1,000th blog post! xoxox!

  764. Katie D.

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Happy Valentines Day!

  765. Brittany

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Keep on going Jasmine!! I don’t know how I would last without another thousand blog posts of yours to read!!

  766. cindy

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Never get tired of reading you! Happy V Day!

  767. toviah

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    1,000 pennies to iTunes or clearance chocolate sounds great to me!

  768. Coleen Hauth

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I am so anti-valentines it ain’t even funny. My husband thinks he is the luckiest man alive because of this…

  769. essiejane

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Congrats Jasmine!! I don’t understand all of that ushy-gushy stuff either… =/
    =P
    I’d take the chocolates. πŸ˜‰

  770. plain_jo

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    You have such an amazing way of making even strangers feel as if they know you, through your blog. You are such an inspiration!

  771. Kaylie

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I like 1000 Pennies! And your photography! And your love for Christ.

  772. Brian

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Whoohoo! 1,000!!!

    congrats girl

  773. Jordanne fallon

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    You sound like me… I was just told that he was "out running errands;)" uh oh…. Here I am baking cookies… And dipping ores in chocolate! Help! I never celebrate valentines day! New year. New boy. New plans I guess! happy vday to you and jd!

  774. tina

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    jasmine. you are 1,000% awesome!

  775. desiree

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Congrats on #1,000!!! That’s so awesome! I think I’ve read all of them πŸ™‚

  776. Whitney Clark

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Pick me, pick me!!!! Happy 1,000 blog post!!! I check your blog daily..all the way from IL!

  777. Lauren Clay

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    1000th post! That is great!

  778. Mayra

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Congrats Girl! Happy V-Day! XX

  779. Ali

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Happy Valentines Day and Happy 1000th post!

  780. Marie

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for everyone of them! Here’s hopeing for 1,000,000 and more.

  781. Shawna

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Congrats on your blog post milestone!! That is a lot of words! πŸ™‚
    I LOVE your blog and read it everyday. Thanks for being so inspiring and uplifting with your photos and words.

  782. Aisha Mujib Khan

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Wow. I recently got to 1,000 tweets, but 1,000 blog posts is a whole nother! Keep em coming.

  783. Jenna

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Happy Valentines Day :). I have learned so much from you–not only about photography, but you as a person. You are sweet, considerate, giving and kind. Thank you for being an example!

  784. Andrea

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Hope you have a blessed St. Valentine’s Day, Jasmine and JD! You are such an inspiration to so many people, including ME! Because of you and your sweet honesty, I am ‘keepin’ it real’!!! Thank you.

  785. Morgie M.

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I was a failure at Valentines this year. But since my fiancΓ© missed our last valentines while he was in Iraq, we decided that just spending the evening together was perfect. It’s the little things. :0) love your blog and <3 you too!
    Happy valentines day!

  786. Jill Denny

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Pick me! I’m gonna win. I can feel it! πŸ™‚

  787. Morgie M.

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I was a failure at Valentines this year. But since my fiancΓ© missed our last valentines while he was in Iraq, we decided that just spending the evening together was perfect. It’s the little things. :0) love your blog and <3 you too!
    Happy valentines day!

  788. Katelyn James

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    We had a "NO GIFTS" policy too!!! and Michael broke the rules! … but I’m ok with it:) love u and congrats on all of your hard work!! 1,000 posts is quite impressive!

  789. Terri

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Congrats on 1,000 posts! I’ve recently began following and have enjoyed it all so far! Best of luck for thousands more! πŸ™‚

  790. naomi chokr

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    congratulations!!!!! i need to run to target for a present today too!!!! i would lvoe to have the 1000 itunes pennies cards from you!!!

  791. Adrienne Suarez

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Congrats on 1000!

  792. Lance B.

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Happy Valentines Day to you and JD. If I win, please give the 1,000 Pennies itunes gift card to the next kid that you see on the street. – Pay it forward.

  793. Jill Swank

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Really? 1000 posts. Your fabulous!

  794. K. Schinagl Photography

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I follow at least 100 blogs and yours is my favorite! can’t wait to read the next 1000!

  795. ashley barnett

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    747 comments already?! I hope it reaches 1000 to match the 1000th post. Thank YOU for sharing yourself so openly and honestly with us. And don’t worry, I bought Jeremy new white undershirts (from Target!!) for Valentine’s Day. Who says romance is dead?!

  796. MEGAN

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Congratulations! Thank you for your posts, I look forward to them everyday. Your personality and wit make me smile. Happy Valentines day to you and your hubby:)

  797. Jennifer D.

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Wow! 1,000 comments–congrats!! I love reading your blog — and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  798. Kera

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Booohhhya! Happy heart day from Alaska. Miss Star πŸ™‚

  799. Anthony Gross

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats on pushing yourself to keep it up. It’s tough.

    Thanks for putting all the info out there, too. It’s been a definite learning experience reading through the archives and seeing your shooting style develop.

  800. Michelle

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks for being so inspiring and helpful. You’ve touched so many lives with your kind and generous spirit! Here’s to another 1000. πŸ™‚

  801. Lynie

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    1000 posts and a 1000 pennies, WOW! Perhaps I could make a day late trip to Target for my hubby.

  802. meredith huntley

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    your blog is so inspring to me! i love it. both your personal and photography post. and i love chocolates… πŸ™‚

  803. Helen

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    1,000! wow! and somehow you still get my attention with your posts! your ability to keep things fresh with definitely keep you off the discount rack! <3 Happy Valentines Day!

  804. Louise

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    every day I log on to see ‘what’s up’ next in the Jasmine*, JD and Polo world! always a good way to start my day. your book recommendations have been an added bonus in my life too. thanks so much! xxx

  805. Abby Veldman

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    HVD! Congrads on your 1,000th… what a great day to celebrate! Best wishes to you!

  806. Guadalupe Dove

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post!!! Love your work and blog.

  807. rae

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post.

  808. Cecilia Flaming

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Wow1 1,000 posts is great! Love catching up with your work and life on your blog! πŸ™‚

  809. trish

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Your blog is one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  810. Inga-Mae

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    You are everyones VALENTINE because of the LOVE you share each and every day with us. You LOVE WELL on this blog and for that we are all appreciative. Kudos friend.

  811. Julie Mast

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I’ve never won anything especially 1K of pennies! I’ll give it a try!

  812. Colibriphoto

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Jasmine, I love your work and reading your blog. Can’t wait to attend your seminar at WPPI next week!!! : ) Valerie

  813. Katrina

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I love reading your posts! You express yourself with such honesty and it makes it so enjoyable to read. Thank you πŸ™‚ I hope you were able to find something special for JD!

  814. Amber Crofts

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    1,000 posts is incredible. Your blog is my favorite to look at and I hope that there will be a 1,000 more posts in the future for me to enjoy and be inspired by!

  815. Stefanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    congrats on this milestone!

  816. Shannon Adelson

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts of this amazing Blog. But even more impressive, are the over 700 comments your readers shared. THAT’S the Blog love you earned with your blood, sweat, tears, stories and pictures. Jasmine, YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

  817. Valeska

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m not that mushy romantic type of girl either. Quite the opposite. But I LOOOVE chick flicks!! πŸ˜‰
    Anyway, congrats on your 1000 posts!!! And I’ll be there to read the next 1000. :))

  818. julie c butler

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    AWESOME Jasmine .. Waitta go!!!

  819. Eileen

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Congratulations on the 1000th blog!

  820. jnet

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    1,000 is a pretty great number…nice and round. Congratulations for putting down an awful lot of words! πŸ™‚

  821. Kristin

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    LOL! 1,000 pennies!! Love it.

  822. Kristi Zobrist

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts! That is usually me, last minute.

    Thanks for always writing!

  823. kelsey tice

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Oh, j*… You’re the bomb.com

  824. Erin Poole

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Congratulations on the 1,000th post! I love following your posts, and your photos are beautiful.

    I’m not the romantic type either- I get it. πŸ˜‰

  825. Toni

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    You are a daily inspiration Jasmine! I start my day off by enjoying a coffee over looking the harbour in Mangonui, NZ, whilst reading your blog! Congratulations on your 1,000th post xxx

  826. Carol

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    woohoo..great giveaway!
    Congrats on your 1000th blog post!

  827. susan

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    You had me at "HOLLLLLLA"…and so I will Hollla back’at’cha! Congrats and have a lovely day with your love!

  828. Pua

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on 1,000 posts! I got crazy excited when I posted my 100th..lol! Here’s to your next 1,000! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and JD!

  829. Kaylee Labor

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    If one more person offers me 1,000 pennies worth of music today…

  830. Dana E

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Happy 1000 posts V-Day!!! πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  831. Denise G

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Mil Felicidades Jasmine!!! Gracias por compartir tu vida, tus desafios, tus fracasos y como haz realizado tus suenos y triunfos… Eres de admirar y gracias por compartir tips de fotografia! Mil abrazos y espero seguir leyendo miles de blog post.

    saludos,
    denise

  832. Shannon Wimberly

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    You’re the best Jasmine!

  833. Jamie

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    1000 Pennies!!! I’m in!!!

  834. Bethany Patton

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I enjoy your blog and look forward to keeping up with the 1000s of post yet to come.

  835. Victoria

    February 14th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I’ve loved following your blog for the past year. I also look forward to the next 1,000!

  836. Sabrina

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    HAPPY LOVE DAY!!!!

  837. Nicole

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Hoooray to your 1000th blog post! How exciting..

  838. Stacey VL

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Can’t wait to see what JD got you!

  839. Courtney

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th post! And good luck with the VDay gift exchange…

  840. Anna

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    be brave with a dreams and "shoot" today some cupid arrows πŸ˜‰ !

  841. megan m.

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    jasmine, thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us. here’s to the next 1,000 blog posts πŸ™‚

  842. Hayley Dyer

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Woo! Congrats on 1000 posts!

  843. Taryn

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Yay!!! So happy for you….I love following your blog. Truly an inspiration and looking forward to 1,000 more….

  844. Danny

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    How can you complain about a day you get to stock up on discounted chocolate!? Congrats on 100th post.

  845. Magalie

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Happy 1000th!

  846. Amy

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Love your blog! Congrats on 1000 posts!!

  847. josephine

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    i like pennies. hahahaha
    yay for singles awareness day

  848. Bincy

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, JD, and Polo. We love you guys!

  849. Charlie

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    We love your site, Jasmine ! As some have already said, looking forward to the next 1000 !
    Rock on Sister !

  850. Mary

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post!! I’ve been reading your blog, DAILY, for over a year now and am fully addicted… Even more addicted that I am to chocolate! πŸ˜‰

  851. michelle carrillo

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    woohoo! looking forward to 1,000 MORE posts.

  852. Maggie

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Congratulations! What a great milestone in your journey!

  853. Lindsey

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post! Holla!!!

  854. Amanda

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    1000 PENNIES to iTunes?? Count me in!

  855. Camille

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    V~Day is what you make it πŸ˜€ | Yaay on your 1000th blog post, rock on JS πŸ™‚

  856. Steve Lovegrove

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th post. I’m still on a high after seeing you in Brisbane.Shots some beautiful portraits on Valentines day.Couldnt think of a better way to spend the day. Hanging out with some cool people making photographs to record their love for each other.

  857. Sarah Carper

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Congrats on 1,000 blog posts! Can’t wait to read the next 1,000 posts!!

  858. Sarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Love reading your blog…fresh & inspirational! Thank you for sharing your world with your 1000th blog post! πŸ™‚

  859. Elizabeth

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Valentines Day and congrats on 1,000 blog posts that’s awesome!!!!!! I totally and completely love reading your blog, and it’s so encouraging to me. You are such an inspiration!!! Please don’t ever stop using the amazing talent that God has blessed you with!!!

  860. carolyn

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I’m so envious. I started my blog 3 years ago and just hit 500ish. You go girl! BTW- I love love love your posts.

  861. Stephanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I <3 blog-o-versaries! I <3 iTunes! I<3 Target! Congrats on 1000 posts!

  862. Amy

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Congratulations on the 1K post!!

  863. EBPitcher

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I always look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing you with us!

  864. Marie

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I love you and all 1,000 blog posts!!!!!

  865. Ashley Madsen

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Fine print… Hilarious. Happy love day!

  866. brandon luong

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    PICK ME!!!!! i could really use the money =) also, i love your work

  867. kelly g

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    happy valentines day j!

  868. Heather Byrne

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I love your style, Brightens my day!

  869. Bethany Raelene

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us Jasmine! You’re an inspiration. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  870. Jenn Best

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I read an article in the paper this morning about a couple who will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this spring. They still buy each other valentines πŸ™‚
    To many more valentine exchanges and 1000’s of more blog posts πŸ™‚

  871. Aimee

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    πŸ™‚ Love it! …you’ve gotta admit though – having a day as an excuse to eat chocolate is a winner in my books!

  872. courtney toney

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Fun! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  873. kristen

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    dear jasmine, love you and your blog! happy 1000th!

  874. Clair

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Sadly, I am the same. A last minute trip this afternoon on my lunch break to get.. yes.. heart shaped sweetHearts. Why? B/c my husband has a horrible sweet tooth for sugar like this.. and blow pops. Yuck. Why not chocolate.. something I could share. Nope.. horrible tart sweethearts candy. I am thinking of putting them around the house to find. He would search them out like a mouse to cheese!!
    Happy 1,000 blog!! I am on about number 20, total over 3 years and my lack of committment!

  875. Lauren Davison

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    1000 pennies!?!? πŸ™‚ Count me in!

  876. Lexi Russell

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I’ll take the heart shaped chocolates please and thanks!

  877. Tiffany

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    1000 pennies, I love it! I just watched your CreativeLIVE workshop today and I think I took 1000 pages of notes πŸ™‚

  878. Shannon Ott

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Your words and photographs continue to inspire me, Jasmine! Yay for 1,000 posts! Can’t wait for the next 1,000!

  879. H. Shrigley

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    All about 1,000 pennies. Or iTunes. Or whichever. πŸ™‚ And all about this blog. It’s a daily read.

  880. Melissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    You are such an inspiration! I love reading your blog – it makes me laugh, makes me cry and keep me inspired! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  881. Brighid

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  882. Ann

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Congrats! Fun to see all that you’ve experienced in these last several years!

  883. Elizabeth Morse

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Love all 1000 of your posts! Thanks for living out loud and sharing so much beauty!

  884. Shannon Schwabe

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    WOW! 1000??? I think I’ve read them all too!

  885. Ashley

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts!!!! Love reading your blog!

  886. Brittany Davis

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Is it sad that it took me quite a while to figure out how much 1,000 pennies to itunes actually was. Love day makes my brain all mushy. πŸ™‚ P.S. Just because you aren’t into the commercialism of V-day doesn’t mean you’re not romantic. You definitely are. πŸ™‚ XOXO

  887. Patty

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    LOVE YOUR BLOG, NEVER MISS IT. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

  888. Candice Benjamin

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Congrats!

  889. NATALIE

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    i really do love your blog.. it has been quite the encouragement. congrats on your 1000th post!

  890. Vanessa

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I love your blog it always makes me smile. Happy Valentines day! πŸ™‚

  891. Bek

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Your 1000th post fell on valentines day!! So ironic! You truly are inspiring. Happy love day!!

  892. Hannah

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I feel sort of mercenary commenting just so I can have a possible chance of winning $$ to itunes….but here ’tis. Happy Valentine’s Day, enjoy those chocolates! πŸ˜‰

  893. Ellie

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    i have stalked your blog long enough. i am 16 and i LOVE your pictures!! happy valentines day!! πŸ˜€

  894. Kristin DeFoor

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I LOVE YOU BLOG. AND VALENTINE’S DAY haha! BLAW BLAW BLAW πŸ™‚
    Congrats on the thousandth post!!!

  895. Alice Langlois

    February 14th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I am not into valentines in general, for me it is much more fun to be surprised with a spontaneous picnic or drive in the country. I guess that is breaking girl code too, but hey, I think we all understand πŸ™‚
    Happy 1,000th blog post. I find them real and refreshing!

  896. Therese SchrΓΆder

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    YES! Congratulations and here is to many many more J* blog posts! You’re awesome sharing living your dream out loud with us!

  897. Bekah

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Love you J*. For real…. your photos, your heart, your love to help others and capture beauty bless me. thank you

  898. Tori C.

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I would love 1000 pennies.

  899. Jemimah b.

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Congrats on the 1000 post! Love ready your blog everyday!

  900. Allie

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Congrats on the 1,000 blog post!! I love reading your blog every day πŸ™‚

  901. Jackie

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations! Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s day!

  902. alyssa raeanne

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Yay! Congratulations on 1000 posts!!!

  903. Meredith Sledge

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Jasmine, this is coming straight from my heart. Your blog is one of the most inspiring things in my life. I check it everyday and I learn something new from it just about everyday. I have been interested in photography for about a year now and wouldn’t be pushed to keep trying if it wasn’t for you. Thank you for sharing your heart and being so fantastic. Happy Valentine’s day!!!

  904. Sherri Smith

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats on 1000! That is AMAZING!

  905. Laura

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    TOO funny!! πŸ™‚ Congrats on 1,000! Yahoooo!

  906. Michelle Sibley

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    i think i read all 1000! thanks a 1,000,000!

  907. Erin Moore

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Congrats!!! How awesome is that – I hope to be there someday too! I look forward to 1,000 more as well!

  908. Lauren Bradshaw

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i’m a disgustingly avid stalker of you and i think you’re pretty awesome πŸ™‚ you’re very inspiring <3

  909. Vicki

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I heard the funniest story yesterday about a couple — an older, well-to-do couple both in their second marriage. She said, "Let’s go Valentine card shopping. When I find one for you, I’ll show it to you; and when you find one for me, you show it to me." DONE! That made me laugh so hard — because it’s SO PERFECT! I think going out for ice cream afterwards would just be, well, the cherry on top.

    Happy 1,000th Post Day!

  910. Brandi Jo

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I would always share my time to read your blog! I love to learn from one of the best!! πŸ™‚ Happy Valentines Day!

  911. marleny

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Your post made me laugh…OUT LOUD!! I love it!! Guess I do have something in common with you…I’m not the mushy, romantic type either…and I too at the last minute running out to get something…I don’t see the point in getting flowers, that will wilt, chocolates, that just add inches around my waist, and stuffed teddy bears, that just go un-noticed the day after…

  912. Teresa

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Wouldn’t it be cool if you got 1,000 comments or more!

  913. Samantha Lynn

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I love hearing about your life and looking how you interpret the world through your camera lens.

  914. Kimberly Wallace

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine on your 1000th blog post! You deserve all the success and blessings that God has for you. Overflow….

  915. Lisa W.

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Congrats on the 1,000th post. Your blog is ONE OF MY FAVORITE ones to read. I LOVE the way you write. Keep it up!

  916. Anna Hedges

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  917. jessica ho

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    You are a daily source of inspiration to me, thank you and congrats!!!!

  918. jessica ho

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    You are a daily source of inspiration to me, thank you and congrats!!!!

  919. elissa

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    gotta read that fine print! Congrats on 1000 and good luck with the whole gift exchanging thing!

  920. Angela Grimaldi

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Jasmine, you are too funny! πŸ™‚

  921. Ashley B

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine, however corny it may be! Thank you for being an inspiration to me, keep the blog posts comin’!

  922. Micaela

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    1000! Wow – congratulations!

  923. brad peters

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Jasmine … some of those earlier 1000 blog posts helped inspire me to set off in pursuit of a photography business. Thanks!

  924. Megan

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Your photos and words inspire me! Congrats on 1000 posts! Cheers!

  925. gabriela

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    J* congrats on the 1000th post. I been following your blog now for a couple of years (ever since the old one) and its awesome to see how your blog has evolved for time.

  926. Beth J

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Love your site and your sense of humor! Totally makes me laugh!

  927. Emma Meiklejohn

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Congrats Jasmine!

  928. Kimberly Wilson

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    iTunes or chocolate? How’s a girl supposed to choose? *sigh* πŸ˜‰ Happy Heart-Shaped-Chocolate Day, J*!

  929. natalie

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    These look yummy! Thanks for all your inspiration and insight into the photography world.
    Have a super fun day!
    Happy Valentines!

  930. Jennifer

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post!!!

    PS – I was right behind you in Target looking for heart-shaped chocolates and mushy card. I’m SUCH a procrastinator!!!

  931. brianne howard

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    happy valentines day!

  932. Kristen @ {K Leigh Ford}

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Happy 1000th post Jasmine! Love reading!

  933. Carolina Gonzalez

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Happy 1,000th post, Happy Valentines Day and thanks for doing what you do πŸ˜‰

  934. Michelle Edmonds

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    For me, it’s kinda hard to justify buying a present for Valentine’s Day, but I’m just fine with baking something! (red velvet cupcakes in the oven as we speak β™₯)

  935. Brent Deitrich

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    haha – cute!

  936. Biju Oommen

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Your blog, makes a difference in someone’s life, somewhere in this world … Which started as a journal for you kindled the flame of hope in someone’s life. Love your work and blog.

  937. April Richardson

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post. There’s nothing more inspiring than watching/reading somebody’s account of living a dream-come-true. Thank you for doing so… πŸ™‚

    As for the 1,000 pennies for iTunes, who cares about overstuffed bears and heart-shapes chocolates… Think about how much iBooks that could get me.. Aaaaah! Pick me!!! Haha.

    Congrats, Jasmine! Happy Hearts’ Day & looking forward to more inspiring day-to-day entries on your blog.

    Besos!

  938. April Richardson

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post. There’s nothing more inspiring than watching/reading somebody’s account of living a dream-come-true. Thank you for doing so… πŸ™‚

    As for the 1,000 pennies for iTunes, who cares about overstuffed bears and heart-shapes chocolates… Think about how much iBooks that could get me.. Aaaaah! Pick me!!! Haha.

    Congrats, Jasmine! Happy Hearts’ Day & looking forward to more inspiring day-to-day entries on your blog.

    Besos!

  939. Jaesparza

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Happy 1000th Post! πŸ˜€ And i wish you many many more..

  940. tracy d.

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    awesome Jasmine! congrats on reaching a great milestone. Today, I too celebrate as I picked up my ‘Valentine’ at the airport. I haven’t seen him in 6 1/2 months. (Military if you didn’t figure it out).
    Happy Hearts Day!

  941. Lauren Hannah

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    WOW! 1000 post thats insane! congrats on living your dreams out load! πŸ™‚

  942. Claire

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts! I was stoked when I hit my 1000th, so I can really appreciate the accomplishment.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  943. Tawny D.

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I LOVE how you used "Girl Code." I just watched my recording of the lastest episode of Jersey Shore & your post made me laugh literally out load as I read it. "Girl code, Guy code bro…." Such an entertaining show! Love your work.

  944. tytia

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t think I’ve EVER seen this many posts!! Wow. Happy Valentines Day.

  945. Marivelle

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I’m so happy you’ve remained dedicated to writing 1,000 posts!! Many of us would be lost without you so, THANK YOU for being you!

  946. tim king

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    wow, might as well shoot for 1000 comments on this post! get it!

  947. Katie

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I love your blog posts! They always brighten my day. Happy valentines Jasmine, JD and Polo!

  948. Jessica Haley

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Jasmine, reading your blog has inspired me to begin my journey in photography. I’ve been shooting more seriously over the last two years and am finally going to start my first class in a few months. Thank you for sharing all that you do.

  949. Kelly Dillon

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I love chocolate πŸ™‚ Thanks for the possibility to win this contest!!

  950. tamsen

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    ooh, itunes sounds like a fun way to spend money. but i’m also commenting to say-you’re the best kind of romantic, even if you think you’re not. It seems to me that you two have the romance alive every day!

  951. Alexiz Gaviola

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    congrats! keep the posts coming! i can’t go through my day without clicking on the bookmark tab of your page πŸ™‚

  952. Liddell McNie

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th post! That is a lot of words and inspiration πŸ™‚ thank you for sharing so much of yourself and it was so great to meet you at HOTD! Lx

  953. Yasmin Aranda

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    β™₯β™₯β™₯ Wooo! Congratulations on 1000! β™₯β™₯β™₯

  954. Lourdes

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    WOW!! a 1,000 blogpost?? congratulations!!! I’ll stick around to read the next 1,000… K.I.R.!!!

  955. Andria L.

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day J*!

  956. Andrea

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I starting reading your blog after you photographed Katelyn James wedding and I’m hooked! Love your work and the way to write your blog.

  957. Amy Cameron

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    You are an inspiration. πŸ™‚ Thanks for every single one of those posts.

  958. Bethanie

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you for living your dreams out loud. You have inspired some massive personal and professional changes in my life. Now I’m off to dream a little dream. Oh and by the way you are "oarsome".

  959. Kristin

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats on 1000! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  960. Shannon

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with us! I think I can speak for all of us in saying that you are truly in inspiration! Thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  961. Paula

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Reading your blog is something I look forward to every day! I’ve read every single one of the 1,000.

  962. Silje Glefjell

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Love your posts, Jasmine! πŸ™‚ Especially the video ones.

  963. tesler

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations

  964. Kristen

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! And there’s nothing wrong with Target chocolate as long as it comes from your heart πŸ™‚

  965. Ashley Holt

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Love following you!!

  966. Lora Ayers

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000th post! πŸ™‚

  967. jess

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    thanks for the valentine’s giveaway!! i love your bloggy:)

  968. jen

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Happy, Happy 1000th post!

  969. David Barry

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    1000 or 10 000 I will keep reading

  970. Jadey

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th post Jasmine! I can’t wait for the thousands mroe. You Brighten my day with your photography and you encourage me to improve and try new things.

  971. Anjanette Webb

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I gave my hubby a bag of pistachios for Valintines…yeh I know what your thinking…I am the best wife EVER!

  972. Michelle

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    J* You truly are an inspiration. I can only dream to have the success that you have had! You are amazing!

  973. Maggie

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I think I’ve been following your blog since about post #300… and I’m not even close to getting engaged! I just love your work. Oh and I love music so here’s hoping!! xoxo

  974. Arika

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Congrats on 1k posts!!
    I read daily, and look forward to oohing over photos, laughing at something silly, smiling with Polo, and being thoughtful about the little things in life — all at once, with you and the other thousands of adoring fans you have.
    Until my next wedding (ha!), take care! πŸ™‚

  975. Kendall Holiday

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    That is amazing! Congrats…I hope I can say that one day!

  976. Carolyn Panzer

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Congrats and happiest valentines day to you :-)!

  977. Meg

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I myself am not a mushy, romantic type either. But I love… LOVE. So in the spirit of cupid and heart shaped chocolate… Happy Valentine’s Day to you Ms. Jasmine, and of course to JD and Polo as well.

  978. Eileen

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Congratulations! Here to many more blog posts! xox

  979. Sarah P.

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I was going to comment on this before I saw the giveaway. I promise. πŸ™‚ I’m totally the same way about valentine’s day. I never get my hubs anything, I generally forget it’s coming until I’m in the market and see the candy. And thankfully, he doesn’t get me anything either anymore so I don’t have to feel bad. πŸ™‚

  980. Lindsay Skeans

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine!! Congrats on the 1000th Blog post… I truly enjoy reading each and every post you make… and it makes being on this photographic journey that much better!
    Here’s to living your drams out loud!!

  981. Natalie

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    thanks for being such a great distraction to my everyday :]

  982. Dary

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Haha! That’s cute, 1000 pennies πŸ™‚

    I love reading your blog posts. You have such a realness in your writing that I’m drawn too! Thanks for being you and letting us peek into your life. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  983. Anh

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    ohh wow! Just 2 days ago, I marked my 100th post .. just privately. It feels good. And did I tell you that it was you that inspired me to start my blog?? Yes it started, and its my journal now for my kids. I’m hoping to document more of my dreams but not going anywhere. But the bonus and precious part is documentig my love for my family πŸ™‚ Congrats Jasmine! I have no doubt you will be adding zeros to the end with time πŸ™‚

  984. genevieve

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    your blog is completely inspiring- i love your photos!! thanks for sharing with us all πŸ™‚

  985. Melanie reyes

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Awesome! Congrats on the milestone!!!

  986. Shannon Gray

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I love the fine print! πŸ™‚
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  987. Andie Green

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I started blogging in the exact same way and for the exact same reason and I only hope I’m as fortunate as you to be celebrating my 1000th blog post someday! You are an inspiration πŸ™‚

  988. Denise Prichett

    February 14th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Jasmine, congrats on your 1000th blog post. I really dread updating my blog. I am not consistent at all. Any advice on blogging?

  989. Shanda

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Wow! 1,000 blog posts and almost 1,000 comments! You’re awesome and inspiring and I enjoy your blog very much! Take Care!

  990. Breanna

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Congrats on 1000 posts! I always enjoy your blog.

  991. Nicole

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your stories, FAQs, and pictures w us. You inspire me.

  992. Nicole

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your stories, FAQs, and pictures w us. You inspire me.

  993. Breanne

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I’d like 1000 pennies. πŸ™‚ But, mostly, I wanted to say that I like that you say you’re not mushy, but really, you love love and photograph it for a living. You clearly have a huge heart for people (family, clients, friends, Polo, etc). So maybe you should just say Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing. πŸ™‚

  994. Tisha Johnson

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    i love love love your stuff…you are such a huge inspiration to me!! <3

  995. Guillermo Luna

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day!! Congrats on your 1K Post!! =)

  996. Heather

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I love your blog!! I always look forward to reading it! Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

  997. Sharon Manning

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    We don’t go overboard with Valentine’s Day – we have been together nearly 26 years so I think we celebrate every day! Congrats on 1000 posts – love reading your blog.

  998. chesley

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    i love your blog!! your an amazing writer & photographer :)!

  999. Kim Sobel

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    That chocolate really looks good. πŸ™‚

  1000. Elizabeth

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Ohhhh Jasmine.
    you crack me up.
    daily.

  1001. Megan H

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Love your blog so much! I hope there are 1,000+ more blog entries too!

  1002. Courtney

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I’m the same way with Valentine’s Day! Are the chocolates really for JD or you?

  1003. Jodie Lemke

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    WHOO Congrats Jasmine!! And Happy Valentines Day to you and JD πŸ™‚ I hope you took some time for what matters most, the time together!

    Thanks for the opportunity win yay iTunes!! πŸ™‚

  1004. Kelly

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Hello Jasmine! Always love following your blog! You are not alone by being a female who is a little nauseous over the balloons and stuffed animals, etc. I am with ya and have been since I graduated high school, I think. Waste of money, I say, but not that I do not want to be remembered….just do it by loving me and if you get me something, get me something that is special, divine, gourmet, fine, etc. Geez, wow! I’ve never really "said" that out loud, but it is how I feel. Flowers…I do like them cuz then I can freshen up a room with them and enjoy them for a time. Anyhow, I can go on, but point is I agree with you! πŸ™‚

  1005. Annie

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! And congratulations on 1000 posts! πŸ˜€

  1006. Tasha Prescott

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    WOW, what an accomplishment! Congrats Jasmine! You’re truly an inspiration all the way around…

  1007. Jenny Sun

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Happy valentines day J*! Hope its lovely with JD and Polo πŸ™‚ Congrats on the 1000th post!! xx

  1008. Kirsty

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Congrats on the 1,000th blog post! Oh and if I win the contest at least it will mean that I received something on valentine’s day… my hubby totally forgot!

  1009. Sarah O

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th post!! Im a daily reader so I can’t wait to read 1000 more!! My husband and I weren’t exchanging gifts either until he surprised me with roses last night. So I’m right there with you! Happy Valentines Day!

  1010. Brandi W

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    You almost have 1,000 comments on this post!! Keep rockin on and documenting as you go! You’re an inspiration to so many, what a great feeling for Valentine’s Day!

  1011. Gielle

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I love reading your blog. The way you write is extremely captivating, and your photos are so beautiful. I can seriously say there is no other photographer quite like you. Congratulations on the 1000th milestone πŸ™‚

  1012. Erica

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Holla!

  1013. Kisha

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Happy Valentines and congrats, Jasmine!!!

  1014. April Moord

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you for letting us in. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  1015. Carrie Joy

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Jasmine…
    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile… but have never commented before. Thank you so much for the inspiration, the encouragement and for giving me another friend I really hope I will be able to meet face to face one day. It’s funny talking to my husband about you… I keep telling him that one day he’s going to shoot with me and we’ll be just like you and JD πŸ™‚ Thanks for being you!

  1016. Chia

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I just wanted to say congrats on reaching 1,000 posts! Here’s to a 1,000 more!

  1017. Tarah

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Congrats on 1,000 blog posts! I read your blog daily and I have gained so much more than just photography wisdom. Thank you for sharing pieces of your heart with us:)

    And happy Valentine’s Day… minus the cupid balloons, heart-shaped chocolates, and overstuffed teddy bears πŸ˜‰

  1018. kristan

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Congrats! What a great accomplishment! I’m sure there will be many more to come too. I always enjoy reading what you’re up to and off to! Love the Polo posts. I really love reading some of your family’s comments as well. Nothin’ like your Mom calling you out on on your own blog. It’s always a great read!

  1019. Elizabeth Ann

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Jasmine, the way you write your blog is a source of inspiration to me. I graduated recently from photography school and am trying to make my life work. I feel that some days it is more of failure than a success. The way you document your life even the failures gives me hope. Congratulations on the 1000th blog post, you have so much to be proud of.

  1020. Lindy

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Hey I’m up for heart shaped chocolates! Love reading your blog. You’re the best!

  1021. Silvana

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Congratulations on the 1.000 posts Jasmine. I believe I didn’t read all the 1.000 posts, yet…
    Love this blog. xoxo πŸ˜‰

  1022. Jenni

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I’d be fine with the chocolate or itunes. what are you listening to these days — just in case it IS the itunes? πŸ™‚

  1023. Karisa

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Don’t feel bad, I am so not into the whole stuffed animal thing. Get me chocolates (only when I’m NOT dieting) and get me flowers. But really? A teddy? Who started that anyway?

  1024. Tiffany Krieger

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Your blog posts always make me smile. I look forward to reading them and seeing what new I can learn from you. I’ve been really craving tasty chocolates… your image looks yummy!!!

  1025. Jamie D.

    February 14th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    congrats on your 1,000th blog post! you keep writing, we’ll keep on reading and being inspired.

  1026. Wendy

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    AWESOME! Just found your blog today and it’s amazing.

  1027. Kimberly Loya Photography

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I’m good with winning the chocolates OR the pennies πŸ™‚ You rock J*

  1028. Ashley

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I’m sure a million people have told you this already – but you are a true inspiration – in following your PASSION. and no matter how much success you have reached – you have remained loyal to yourself and your core values. absolutely inspiring.

  1029. Sarah

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I love reading your blog! And there’s nothing wrong with not liking heart shaped chocolates and all that πŸ™‚

  1030. Laura Rhoades

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    We’re not big mushy gift-givers either, just mushy with our words all day, every day. Maybe we’re just lazy, but it works for us! Congrats on 1000!

  1031. Chell

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I don’t think you are alone in not being a mushy romantic. Congrats on reaching your 1000th post

  1032. Lucas Anderson

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Thanks for doing whatcha do!!

  1033. Ryan

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I love reading your blog! The pics of Polo are my favorite. πŸ™‚

  1034. Rylie Sata

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Reading your blog is one of the highlights of my day! I be a J(star) amateur, but my days have been a lot more colorful having me some JStar and JD.

    Thanks for blessing us with 1,000 posts!

  1035. Elizabeth Simmons

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Congrats!! Love your blog! E.

  1036. Kristi Chappell

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    You also have almost 1000 comments! Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks for all you do.

  1037. hanna

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    pick meeee!! πŸ™‚ i absolutely love your work jasmine!

  1038. Natalie

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Love the discount chocolate. I made my husband swear not to buy me candy since that would completely sabotage my New Year’s resolutions… but a glass of wine is totally on tap for tonight!

  1039. Naomi

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Hey Jasmine,
    I love reading your blog… your photography and spunky are inspiring :}
    I hope you have an uber-fab Valentine’s Day!! Thanks for your work x)

  1040. Lini99

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Whaaaaat? Over one thouuuusand comments! And I can’t even read the number of hits. It’s not really over 34 million, right? That’s gotta totally blow your socks off. How many assistants do you have? Congrats! Well deserved!

  1041. Lindsay

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    way to wreck the girl-code, Jas πŸ˜‰ Happy 1000th post!

  1042. Shannon

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Love your blog…I feel like I know you…I missed you in Texas…hope you’ll be back soon.

  1043. Karen Jarman

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Congratulations on hitting a milestone. Your photography is stunning and I love how you put yourself out there. It’s inspirational.

  1044. Kira Grinberg Photography

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:34 am

    We don’t really celebrate V-Day either… its pretty corny. But I can’t pass up that many pennies… or chocolates πŸ™‚

  1045. Kathy speck

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Love your blog πŸ™‚ happy valentines day!

  1046. kris rupp

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Congratulations Jasmine, you are the best. I am so Happy for yours and JD’s success!! Here’s to 1000 + in 2011!! πŸ™‚

  1047. Tina Mak

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Congrats Jasmine on your 1000th! You are such an inspiration to any entrepreneur. Looking forward to another 1000th plus posts.

  1048. ericaJ

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    wow what a milestone. congrats! here’s to 1,000+ more =)

  1049. Jennifer

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I love your blog. You have such a way with words and really let us get to know you. Thanks for the contest. Love iTunes! =)

  1050. Alyssa

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Congrats on your 1000th! πŸ™‚

  1051. Sarah Cook

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Love iTunes almost as much as I like chocolate!

  1052. Kasey

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    1,000th blog post? Wow, CONGRATS! And thanks for always sharing with us, your blog is such a joy to read!

  1053. Rachel Spackman

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Wow! 1,000 posts! How cool…this is very exciting to me–I have a lot of your older ones to catch up on still. Hooray for baby’s nap time! πŸ™‚

  1054. Jessica

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Way to go Jasmine! Please keep going, someday I bet you’ll get to 1,000,000! Happy Valentines day, and FYI I didn’t get my husband anything for Valentine’s Day but he got me the sweetest card. I guess I’ll have to make it up to him.

  1055. Erin McCoy

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Congrats!!! And thank goodness! I thought I was the only married woman alive that hates this holiday. THANK YOU!!

  1056. Shea

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:11 am

    CONGRATS! can’t wait to see the next 1000 πŸ™‚

  1057. Tori

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    1,000 pennies!!! Sounds like MY kind of win! πŸ™‚ So glad you’ve posted a thousand times. Looking forward to a thousand more. *insert cheesy grin

  1058. Vanesa Perillo

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Congratulations! I love your blog and always read it!
    Cheers from Argentina!

  1059. Erica

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only girl who finds the trappings of V-day a little bit crass. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the 1,000 posts, I enjoy them all!

  1060. Christina Ezell

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:16 am

    …simply a comment:)

  1061. Radelle

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:21 am

    What a rad giveaway!!!
    (your "fine print, baby" had me laughing so hard!) cute!!

  1062. Te

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Congrats! Im excited for the next 1,000!

  1063. Kelly

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Congrats, Jasmine! I read your posts everyday and you are truly an inspiring individual! Thanks for showing me the happiness and humor in life! πŸ™‚

  1064. Angela Higgins

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Awww – happy valentines day and happy 1,000th post πŸ™‚ It is a huge milestone and you should be very, very proud πŸ™‚

  1065. Lloyed Valenzuela

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:29 am

    you’re inspiring other photographers with ur blog…keep it going!!! congratulations…im a big fan, that everytime i turned on my pc and open firefox, JS blog will be the first site i will open:)

  1066. Allyson Garrison

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Wow! 1000th post! Congrats! Thanks, Jasmine for being so real about your faith, your life and all you’ve discovered about photography! You are awesome, and I can’t wait to read the next 1000 blog posts!

  1067. Heather K

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Congrats! I love reading your blog, especially the kisses and disses.

  1068. Dee

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Congratulations!

  1069. Jennifer H

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I love your view on just about everything! Happy Day of Love to you & JD

  1070. karen Feder

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:47 am

    We are the same way for V-day, I just buy the chocolates I want the day after! How lame is that! Happy 1000th post! I’d take i-tuens or chocolate!!

  1071. Cindy

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    You are not going to believe when I first glanced at PENNIES what I ACTUALLY thought you typed. But this is a family blog!

  1072. Christina Hastings

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:02 am

    LOL, that story made me laugh. πŸ™‚ 1000 pennies! That sounds awesome!

  1073. Meg Burke

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:03 am

    You are incredibly inspiring, Jasmine. Thank you for allowing us into your life!

  1074. meganheartsphoto

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:03 am

    When I grow up, I’m going to be just like you. πŸ™‚

  1075. Jana Rostron

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Congrats Jasmine !!! You are such an inspiration to me. I am just getting started in this business and I love reading your blog. Happy Valentines Day !!!

  1076. Christy

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:04 am

    And more posts to come! Congrats

  1077. pinky

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:09 am

    happy valentines day and congrats on 1,000! =)

  1078. Emily

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Congrats Jasmine! I am glad I could share the journey with you πŸ™‚ Here’s to 1000 more!!

  1079. Kamille

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:14 am

    You will always be my inspiration! πŸ™‚

    Holla from Perth!

  1080. Barb Putters

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:14 am

    enjoy your blog…many more!

  1081. Jessica Chavez

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Happy VDay!! Hope you found a pretty box of heart-shaped chocolates for JD and a heart-shaped bone for Polo! Congrats on this great number!! Hope to meet you in WPPI!! πŸ˜€

  1082. Tracey Washington

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Congratulations on 100! and of course thank you for putting yourself out on the blog so we can all be inspired. Cheers and best wishes for the next 1000, Jasmine.

  1083. Samantha

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Love your blog! And don’t worry–I feel the same way about Valentine’s Day. πŸ˜‰

  1084. Erica Velasco

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:29 am

    I love iTunes!

  1085. emily

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:30 am

    congrats on posting 1,000 times! you are an inspiration to me, and i can’t wait for the next 1,000 posts πŸ™‚

  1086. Brandi Reiland | Soiree

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Congrats! Tomorrow marks our 350th post- not near as big news as yours, but still exciting πŸ™‚ Love your blog, can’t wait for more!

  1087. Kimberly O'

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! Congrats on your first 1K!!

  1088. angela

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:37 am

    happy 1000th!

  1089. Cait

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Jasmine, I’ve only been following you for a few months but i couldnt help when i started but read back a couple months to catch up on your awesomeness. i’m looking forward to your next 1000!

  1090. Cindy Habel

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:40 am

    1000 blog posts!! Congratulations! Looking forward to reading the next 1000 πŸ™‚

  1091. elizabeth

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:41 am

    congrats on your posts! i look forward to many more.

  1092. Melissa Pearce

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:42 am

    OMG, I can’t believe there are over 1000 comments on this post! I mean, I can, because you’re awesome, and who wouldn’t read this blog, but it’s amazing to see the network you created, even since 2007 when I first started reading! Congratulations!

  1093. Julie O'Dell

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Happy Heart Greetings!

  1094. Megan

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:48 am

    <3 Love it! Thanks for posting such fantastic tips, tricks, photos, and everyday life stuff!

  1095. Ashley

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:49 am

    awesome giveaway!

  1096. Petronella

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine! Congrats on 1000!!! posts

  1097. Lindsay Lehn

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Congratulations on hitting such an impressive milestone! I love your blog!

  1098. Brittany

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I’m from WV and just wanted to tell you I read your blogs daily. You are such an inspiration πŸ™‚

  1099. cathy

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:53 am

    You are hilarious.
    Looking forward to reading 1000 more

  1100. z.lynn

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Congratulations on the 1,000th post! Thank you so much for sharing your successes. You are an inspiration to all of us!

  1101. DEZ

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:55 am

    1,000 Blog post and much well- deserved success! Hollaring at my girl!

  1102. Athena

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:55 am

    I’m soooooo glad you live your life. Out loud. And that you write it down and share it with us. Here’s to 2000 more. At least. And if, by some insane stroke of luck I win (which I won’t because I suck at winning stuff) I want you to do one of two things: use my 1,000 iTunes Pennies to buy a huge amount of music that you can rock out to and sing at the top of your lungs, giving JD exactly what I’m sure he wants for heart day, anyway, OR pick another winner. A comment that made you laugh. Or cry. Or laugh so hard you cried.

    Because this year I vowed to Pay It Forward.

    You’ve done SO much for me already…..

    Xo
    A

  1103. Louise Fletcher

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I haven’t been with you from the first post, but I am with every once since I found your blog. Very inspiring to be living your dream. Congratulations from Sydney Australia.

  1104. Chandani Patel

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Awe, I love the girly side of you Jasmine! Happy Valentines day to such an admirable woman!

  1105. Kelli

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Love your blog – some days it helps keep me going. That, and copious amounts of coffee.

  1106. Bobbie Brown

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Wow… 1,000 blog posts…that is huge! And over 1,000 comments – that is awesome!!! Happy Valentines Day πŸ™‚

  1107. Reza

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:15 am

    1,000th….wonder when I’ll get there….congrats!!!!!

  1108. katie

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    can’t wait to read 1000 + posts j*!!!! congratulations to you 2 and polo!

  1109. Nicole Glenn

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I like your fine print!!! Congrats lady! You are simply amazing. Hear me!? AMAZING!! Happy V-Day! xoxo

  1110. Aubrey

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Thank God for Target! And your entertaining, inspiring, and insightful blog posts!!

  1111. Megan

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Good luck with your last minute shop!! I hate those!

  1112. Caitlin Alysse

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Always inspired by your heart and love for life Jasmine. Hope you and JD have a beautiful Valentines Day! Chocolate hearts and all πŸ™‚

  1113. Missy

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Congrats!! I always enjoy reading your blog. You are just so you and I love it.

  1114. Catherine Guidry

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post!!! That’s awesome. πŸ™‚

  1115. Sarah

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Congrats! and thanks for the fun contest!

  1116. Leya

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Congrats on the 1000 πŸ™‚ and here s to many more!

  1117. Cris D

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Congrats on 1,000 blog posts! Thank you for sharing a part of your life and for allowing us all to witness the most beautiful engagement and wedding photos <3 It is my hope that one day I could call on you to take my photos! You rock Jasmin *

  1118. KATIE

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I adore you, your pictures, and this blog. It is my daily escape from my hectic life!

  1119. Kimberly Stone

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Wow! You are so amazing! Jasmine — I am inspired by you many many times!

  1120. Vanessa M

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Congrats on 1,000 posts and an even bigger thank you for sharing your life, love and knowledge. You ROCK!

  1121. Beth Fleming

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Jasmine, you could write about your rock collection and I would read it, WITH excitment! I love your blog. Keep ’em coming!

  1122. erika

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I’d easily take music or candy! =)
    happy 1,000!

  1123. Toby Cummings

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Congrats, Jasmine! I’m rather shocked that you’re no the mushy, romantic type of girl. Who knew…

  1124. Maryross Olanday

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:20 am

    I absolutely adore your blog! Your stories about you & JD are so so so cute!

  1125. traci j

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:22 am

    i have been reading this post daily for about a month now… love it! it has helped me as i begin on my photography journey! thanks & here’s to 1,000 more!

  1126. Angela

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Congratulations on your 1000th post! I’m not a photographer, but I love following along with your journey. Thanks for sharing.

  1127. Nicole Leverton

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:24 am

    CONGRATULATIONS on your 1000th post!!!! And I have to be honest, I think I’m pretty girly, and I am not a fan of flowers, heart-shaped anything, etc . . . however, I will never turn down chocolate =) Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  1128. Steve Eshom

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Congrats Jasmine! I enjoy seeing your work, keep it up.

  1129. Allison

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Congrats on the 1,000th! Here’s hoping for 1,000 pennies but chocolates are yummy too! Can’t wait for all the future posts!

  1130. ajira

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:34 am

    To many more indeed! I’m definitely a romantic but not in the corny heart shaped balloon kind of way. I just want a gesture that shows I’m known and cherished. You dig? Chocolate is always a sure bet. As is B&J’s Cinnamon Buns ice cream!! :O

  1131. Michelle Peters

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:35 am

    LOVE reading you blog and your whole site! 1000th post…that’s an accomplishment to celebrate! Congrats! You are the reason I began my own photo blog this year! :O) blog.michellempeters.com

  1132. Kristy

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Congrats on 1,000! I am dreaming of chocolate hearts, wait, no…chocolate anything now!

  1133. Stacey

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:51 am

    We didn’t do the gift thing this year. My husband rang me in the morning and asked ‘did you get the flowers?’ when I asked ‘what flowers?’ he giggled and said ‘oh, I must’ve forgotten to to order them’ cheeky devil! So yes, discounted heart shaped chocolates would be lovely! πŸ™‚

  1134. J Brittney

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:58 am

    haha loved this post! My boyfriend and I had a similar conversation….lucky? for me hes away until Friday! Happy Valentines Day!

  1135. Tim Johnson

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Congrats Jasmine! I love all of your posts!!

  1136. Tracey

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Love your blog. Love your Kisses and Disses, but most definitely love the truth and honesty and dreams that you speak of and share. KUDOS!

  1137. briana moore

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is more blog posts. Preferably with a dressed up Polo!

  1138. Nathan

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Poor JD, give him my iTunes gift card for his valentines day gift!

  1139. Kathy Chappell

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Happy Valentines Day. Loved this post, I am the same way!

  1140. Kevin

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Your blog posts are a daily read for my wife and I…looking forward to reading a 1,000 more!

  1141. robbie hickman

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:11 am

    you sooooo rock!

  1142. Mei

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:16 am

    1000 pennies to celebrate the 1000th post … congratulations! I look forward to your 10,000th post. πŸ™‚

  1143. jennie

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:17 am

    one thousand posts…..wow and thanks! xo

  1144. mat gardella

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Love the Hollllllla comment! I appreciate the courage you display opening your life and heart to the world to show how vulnerability makes you stronger and how failures make success! It is inspiring to all who read it and helps me pick up my camera even when I don’t think I’m "good enough". Thank you Jasmine. . .

  1145. Rudi

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Happy 1000th Blog Post Anniversary!

  1146. denise karis

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:24 am

    woo to 1000 posts! and happy valentines day! I hope you dressed polo up as cupid because I know I dressed up my shih tzu as aphrodite!!

  1147. Belinda

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I love reading your blog! 1000?!? I’m barely at 50! Your writting and life is so incedibly inspiring!

  1148. Bronte

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Hello! I have been following your blog for a while now. I really enjoy it. I do some photography myself and I love seeing your pictures (they are fabulous!) and reading your advice. And your posts are always funny! πŸ™‚ Love it!

  1149. rudy suyanto

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Though I dont have any iTunes related hardware (to spend, in case I win), but I really love how your photos and your personal self sharing your thought with the viewers. You are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
    Thank you for your sharing, and you know, we never had enough πŸ™‚

  1150. gladys jem

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:43 am

    happy valentines day jasmine!

  1151. Lauren

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:45 am

    happy 1000th awesomeness post. yes, that’s awesome x 10000.

  1152. Nga

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Happy 1,000th! Kingswood rocks πŸ˜‰

  1153. Meyer

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I love the blog

  1154. Meyer

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I love the blog

  1155. Amie Faith

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:16 am

    J* you’re an inspiration to us aspiring photographers out there. Keep it up guuuuurl. God is good amen!

  1156. Katie B

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Haha, you are fantabously awesome!

  1157. Tania Aguayo

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Congrats! So glad you decided to open up to the world. You are an inspiration. And I’m with you on the whole commercial valentine’s thing. Love ya and keep on going!

  1158. Sarah

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Congrats on making it to 1000, your blog is an inspiration to me to keep up with mine.

  1159. Jax

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Whooo! Here’s to another 1,000+ more posts! πŸ™‚

  1160. Sarah Tunstall

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:56 am

    TOTALLY get this. My fiancΓ©e is fabulous, but here’s the thing, when he wants something, he gets it. SO! There is nothing left over for me to surprise him with for Valentine’s Day. I think i’ll make him a fort.

  1161. Lauren

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Love love love your blog and your photos! And would sure love to have some ITunes pennies!!

  1162. hannah sons

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I have never been that mushy romantic girl, which is prefect for my husband.. and I can only hope, pray and practicen that one day I will be as good as you.

  1163. steve

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Congrats on your 1000th post!! Your blog has helped our photography business in so many ways! thank you!!

  1164. Kayleen T.

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Congrats Jasmine! I’ve enjoyed reading so much!

  1165. em scott

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    so exciting, jasmine! i hope i get to give you a hug in vegas. xoxo.

  1166. Shannon Boettcher

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Pennies or chocolates…I’m down!!!!

  1167. Lyne Inhoff

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Haha I so get where you’re coming from. I am probably one of the least romantic girls on the planet. No gift exchanges for me and my man.
    Keep the blog posts coming, I love reading about your life and helpful hints for other photogs. And the fact that you’re always positive is such a rare and uplifting thing in this Internet world. πŸ™‚
    Happy v-day to you and yours!

  1168. Jennifer

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Congrats! Chocolates looks yummy.

  1169. Rachel Perry

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Congrats on the 1000!

  1170. Rachel Perry

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Congrats on the 1000 post!

  1171. Liza C.

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations Jasmine! You’re an amazing photographer but an even greater person. XOXO!

  1172. iris petursdottir

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Thank you for beeing such an inspiration in so many ways. Thank you for letting us peek in to your heart and soul. Thank you for being you!
    hugs from Iceland

  1173. iris petursdottir

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Thank you for beeing such an inspiration in so many ways. Thank you for letting us peek in to your heart and soul. Thank you for being you!
    hugs from Iceland

  1174. Bee

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Love your photography and your words. I could certainly view more pics of Polo, he is so adorable.

  1175. Simone Anne

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Jasmine, you, YOU, not just your photography, inspire me. I love your passion, your courage, and your willingness to make mistakes and embrace them. Out loud. Wow.

  1176. JUN MADAYAG

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I hope this blog post did not shut down your website for traffic! Happy V day to you and JD!

  1177. Carrie

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    just heard the exciting news about creative live – can’t wait! Will you be covering similar stuff to the last time? Congrats on your 1000th blog and for the constant inspiration from across the pond!

  1178. Lisa

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Jasmine, Jasmine, Jasmine (shakes head). WHAT are you thinking! Any excuse for chocolate and "Hello" I’m in. x πŸ˜‰ ur still a super "star"

  1179. lanmeng

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:46 am

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  1180. natasha

    February 15th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I have enjoyed every one of the 1000 posts that you have wrote. Believe me, I have read them all!!! πŸ˜‰
    Bring on the next 1000! x

  1181. Brianna

    February 15th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Congrats! How exciting! Hopefully I’ll rack up 1,000 blog posts of my dreams and goals at some point! Happy Valentines Day!

  1182. Kerstin

    February 15th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Congratulations on your 1000st blog post! I’m following it for the last years and check daily for new Polo-news (ok.. also some wedding pics ;-))! Thanks for sharing your experience (and life) with us! Greetings from Germany. K.

  1183. Nathalie

    February 15th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Congrats on your 1,000th blog post, hopefully there will come many more!! That means you will stay successful but most important: you will stay Jasmine .. And that … WE LOVE!!
    Thank you for sharing all of this with us!! You’re inspiring so many!! Happy Valentines Day to you!! *x*

  1184. Gino

    February 15th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for all the wonderful posts Jasmine, it’s a joy to read them each and every day!

  1185. Cindy Lee

    February 15th, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Happy 1,000th Blog Post! That deserves a national day of celebration & relaxation.

  1186. lentie

    February 15th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Congrats! Your blog is a great read πŸ™‚
    I on the other hand love all the heart shaped stuff around now.

  1187. Kathy

    February 15th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Jasmine you ROCK!!
    You are an inspiration to everyone!!

  1188. Paul

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Jasmine, it’s be a true pleasure reading your posts over the years. I’m so blessed and encouraged by both your work and life. Looking forward to the next 1,000 posts.

  1189. Cassondra

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Congratulations on your blog! I love reading it because you are too funny but you also take great pictures!!

  1190. jenny tarau

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    congrats!

  1191. Amy Pacholski

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I absolutely LOVE reading your blog. I have a daily handful of blogs I read and yours is one of them πŸ™‚ Your are always so inspirational and inspire me in so many ways. I’ve also been reading your sister’s blog which is equally as fabulous! Keep up the fabulous work and can’t wait to see what else is in store!

  1192. melissa

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve logged a lot of time reading your 1,000 posts!

  1193. kara abbey

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    wow – that’s a lot of posts !! i think i’ve read almost every single one of them too πŸ˜€ thanks for your daily inspiration !!

  1194. Paige Elizabeth

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Ha! You crack me up! β™₯ Happy V’day to you! β™₯

  1195. Sue

    February 15th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Would love 1,000 pennies for iTunes fun. Congrats!

  1196. Mary

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th blog post! Thank you for sharing your amazing photography and insight into your daily life with all of us. You rock!!

  1197. Nina

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Yeahhhh….Jasmine …you rock !
    You are my inspiration. I love to read your blogpost nearly every day.

  1198. Suzanne Thompson

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post and looking forward to 1,000 more.

  1199. Shelly

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Congrats on 1000! I just posted my 50th!

  1200. Robin

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Haha you are too funny! Thank you for sharing your world with us, you have been such an inspiration to me (and I’m sure a lot of others)!

  1201. Paula Player

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Whohooo….1000 posts…that’s amazing!!!!

  1202. Paula Player

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Whohooo….1000 posts…that’s amazing!!!!

  1203. Beria Charles

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Congrats Jasmine! Keep going! We love to "read" you! God bless and happy happy every day!

  1204. Karla

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post. I can’t seem to get past 10. Maybe I’ll meet you in Vegas, since I didn’t get a chance to chat with you on your WPPI Road Trip stop in Chicago. In any event, Keep on Inspiring the Masses!!!

  1205. ALLISON LEE PHOTO

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    congratulations! AND… I love discounted heart shaped chocolates. It’s a perfect match!

  1206. Lisa Parnell

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Keep up the inspiring work and thanks for always making me laugh.

  1207. Angie Johnson

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you so much for all of your posts. Truly an inspiration (and funny too πŸ™‚

  1208. Richard Thompson

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I like PENNIES, I like CHOCOLATES, and I love your BLOG! Keep up the great work.

  1209. leah

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    1000 posts; that’s dedication. Congrats!

  1210. Under the Mango Tree

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    love editing photos while jamming on my ipod. congrats on your 1k post – well done!

  1211. Carolyn

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Amazing accomplishment. And with each post, you inspire more and more followers. Congratulations!

  1212. ANDREA SHILLING

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Love your Blog and your work Jasmine!

  1213. Sherele

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I LOVE Chocolate, I LOVE Music, and I LOVE reading your blog! Here’s to 1,000 more blog posts!

  1214. Marianne Worlow

    February 15th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    All those teddy bears. balloons. chocolates. diamonds. don’t hold a heart shaped candle to just being with the one you love. Holding his hand & kissing him sweetly. Happy 1000th post!!

    xo
    marianne

  1215. Jen Shannon

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post! I’ve loved following your journey and can’t wait to see where you to!

  1216. Shuva Rahim

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    1000th… very cool… I did a similar post (minus the heart-shaped chocolates) last year when I reached blog post #301. Here’s the link: http://accentphoto.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/blog-post-no-301/

  1217. mariana herrera mosli

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Congrats on the 1000th blog post J*! Just saw this but wanted to comment anyway! Much love to ya! xoxo!

  1218. feuza

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    ohh la la did i miss this ? hope I still cant enter, lol congrats on 1000th

  1219. jeramy

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    wow! congratulations! i have to admit….i’m only at like post # 350….and i’m already imagining how i will celebrate my 1000th post. sigh. πŸ™‚ someday….

  1220. Jessica Horton

    February 15th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats! Hubs and I spent over $20 on V-Day night downloading some new music, we’d love to download even more πŸ™‚

  1221. karen (Mikols) Bonar

    February 15th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    silly goose!

  1222. Jessie Louise

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Here’s to running to Target for last minute gifts! hah!

  1223. Diana Lupu

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    why oh why do i swear off internet when i’m on vacation? I miss things like this! Sigh…congrats on 1000 posts..I’m proud to say i have read EVERY SINGLE ONE! =)

  1224. Suzie

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    So what was the valentines gift? Would love some Itunes love.

  1225. Sheila

    February 15th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    OMG! Over 1200 comments on this one! I just wanted to add that I am exactly the same – not a mushy romantic type. I read daily but rarely comment because I figured it would get lost in the crowd. So I pick a day with over 1200 comments to chime in. Go me! πŸ˜€

  1226. Nicole

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    So what gift did you pull out of the clearance bin at Target? Gotta love me some discounted stuffed animals holding cheesy kiss me hearts!

  1227. Elizabeth C.

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    1,000 blog posts is amazing. Don’t know if I’ll get there anytime soon, but one can only hope! Love the chocolate hearts by the way.

  1228. Shauna Harris

    February 15th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Congratulations J! I’m so proud of you for all that you have accomplished and all that you have given others to strive for! Thank you for keeping us entertained and inspired over these last 3 years, 10 months and 1000 posts. Your blog is far greater than just a thousand individual posts – I’m sure there are several of us who will admit to having shed a few tears and several more who can admit to literally LOL! Keep it up beautiful!

  1229. shan

    February 15th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    probably too late but i love catching up on your life through your FAB blog πŸ™‚ xo

  1230. Rebekah

    February 15th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Congrats!

  1231. Christa

    February 16th, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Congrats on the 1000th blog post πŸ™‚

  1232. Christy Foreman

    February 16th, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Congrats Jasmine!

  1233. ashley

    February 16th, 2011 at 2:32 am

    i would like to meet the person who decided giving over-stuffed teddy bears to girls was an "oh-my-goodness-she-is-going-to-love-this-bear-so-much-but-hopefully-not-more-than-me!" idea. and smack them.

  1234. Tammy

    February 16th, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Keep those posta a coming, Jasmine πŸ™‚

  1235. gen

    February 16th, 2011 at 7:47 am

    congratulationsss on 1,000 wonderful thoughts!

  1236. chrissy l

    February 16th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    haha with over 1233 comments already ill doubt ill even get a shoe in on my comment or the odds of winning some itune pennies, happy australian valentines day baby!

  1237. Amy Jo

    February 16th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    So many comments!!!!!! How will you pick from them all!? Merry 1000.

  1238. Janine

    February 16th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    You go girl! Overstuffed bears indeed.

  1239. dearly loved photography

    February 16th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    congratulations on 1000 posts!

  1240. Emma

    February 16th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Hey, hey from the u.k xx

  1241. Dawn & Michael Mitchell

    February 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    We both are so happy that you reached this milestone and hope that you quickly make it to 2,000!

    –Dawn & Michael

  1242. Gary Lashmar

    February 16th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Now if I’d left it that late Nichola would kill me. this is not a metaphor. she would kill me. πŸ™‚

  1243. laetitia

    February 17th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    1000th blog post and 1242 comments on this post!!! waou !!! congratulations !!!

  1244. cassandra-m

    February 18th, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I know I missed the contest, but this comment is simply to say "congrats on 1,000…I’ve laughed with you, cried too…but mostly I’ve just been inspired! Thanks for sharing so much of yur journey…"xoxox.

  1245. anouschka

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    congrats on the 1000th post Jasmine! Your blog remains my fave πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing so much with all of us! xoxo

  1246. Yohanna Jessup

    February 18th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Congratulations! Darling J star you are prolific! Thanks so much for all the care you put into sharing your self. I am always inspired.

  1247. Nathan Leduc Photography

    February 19th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations on 1000 Posts! Thanks for sharing so much with us!

  1248. Mathieu Wauters

    February 19th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine!

  1249. Heather Corporan

    February 21st, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I feel the same way! But I think it’s more because I loathe the idea of people just showing love and appreciation for one another ONE DAY of the entire year. I’ll take heart shaped chocolates any day of the year ; ) Teddy bears collect dust, balloons deflate, and flowers die . . .love is the best thing in the world, so why try to how it with such things. Just sayin . . .pass the chocolate lol.

  1250. Erin - Kansas City Photographers

    March 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I just want to post on you 1,000th blog post. Congrats.

  1251. Katherine Joseph

    March 23rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I have been ooohhhing and ahhhing over your website all day!

    I can only dream of being half or a fourth as talented as you are with capturing the precious moments you do!

    I love photography, every aspect of it and am completely inspired by your work.

    Just wanted you to know you have gained a new follower/fan.

    Peace.
    Kat