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  Okay, so I know this is going to sound crazy, but hear me out… ⚡ I got a call from the Future and she said she’s got it under control. ☎ You know that thing you’re worried about? The situation that leaves a pit in your stomach and creeps into your thoughts every hour…yeah, […]

The Future Called + This is What She Said

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  Starting 2018 with good coffee, good vibes, and good dreams. To be honest, 2017 was a mix. Life in a blender…the peaks were jumbled with the lowest lows. So I hid. I poured myself into work, into staying busy all! the! time! If I kept moving (blending), I’d feel less. But this year, starting […]

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I want to take a sec to introduce myself…but with a holiday twist! My name is Jasmine Star (but my pals call me J Star) and I’m photographer + business strategist from Newport Beach.  I’m blessed to work with my husband/business parter (JD) and our grumpy dog (Polo). Christmas is my favorite holiday, and it […]

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Dear friend, Thank you for being here, reading this note.  You’re on the other side of words that sometimes feel they’re written into space, letters floating against a black sky.  But knowing you’re reading them makes me feel connected to you. Like, oh hey, I’m not screaming into a void of social media, blogging, and […]

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I make no qualms about how I was raised or where I come from.  I was spanked hard with a belt, but hugged afterward even harder.  I knew love in a myriad of forms.  We shopped at thrift stores and, later, my mom sewed holes shut and dyed our pants so they appeared new.  My […]

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This is us, our love story, in one minute. It’s a sappy video, but it shares insight into how I married up, scored an awesome business partner, and convinced him I wasn’t crazy (…at least most of the time)  😉

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Awkward admission:  I didn’t know how to vacation.  But as most business owners can probably attest, it’s normal. When you start a business, it feels like you’re responsible for a baby.  You need to tend it, cuddle it, keep it healthy…and, of course, love it. There’s NO WAY you’d leave a baby alone for a […]

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You grabbed my hand and asked if it felt like we’d been married 12 years. I wrapped my fingers around yours + responded, “No, but it feels like 11 years and 364 days.” That was yesterday. But today? Today it feels like 12 years. All these years later, there are some who wonder how someone […]

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We waited to board the bus at 4am on a cold morning in Los Angeles.   A long line of us stood in the parking structure, some shifted weight from one leg to the other, others stared blankly into their phones.  A kid spun his suitcase around and around until his mom hissed for him […]

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