Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sonder, Opia, Jouska, and You

I see you far to many times standing out there with a pained look and a cigarette hanging from your lips, to not wonder who you are? 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


When you're drowning and other's try to help you, you're still drowning, but you're no longer drowning in a murky bath of your own self deprecation and truth. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Spooky awareness

Happy October! This month was filled with pink ribbons, fall decorations, sweets, tepid breezes, and lots of thought in being someone else for one day. October is also national cookie month in which these delicious treats were perfect for every occasion of the month.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness of the disease. While the majority of people are aware of breast cancer, this month is to help remind many to be aware and make sure to take measures in detecting the disease for themselves and advising other to do the same. "We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!" (NBCF)
Yields about 2 dozen cookies

½ cup (one stick) butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ½ teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
2-3 drops of red food coloring, (It is easy to over dye it so add cautiously until you get your desired pink color.)


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in the work bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds, until the mixture is fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla for 30 seconds longer, until well combined.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the mixer, while beating on slow speed., Beat for about 15 seconds, stir in the chocolate chips and espresso powder, and mix for 15 seconds longer. Lastly, add cream cheese until all ingredients are thoroughly combined but do not over mix and then add the food coloring.

Prepare a cookie sheet with about 2 tablespoons of shortening (or use a non-stick spray). Using a 1-ounce scoop, or using a 2 tablespoon measure, drop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet in dollops about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into 2-inch circles; there should be room on the sheet of six or eight cookies at a time. Transfer to the oven in batches and bake for about 20 minutes or until the cookies are nicely browned around the edges. Bake for a little longer for crispier cookies.

"Supporting the Fighters,
Admiring the Survivors,
Honoring the Taken,
And Never Ever
Giving up HOPE."

October is not the only month in where we should take awareness in ourselves and fight against Breast Cancer. Everyday women everywhere are affected by Breast Cancer, make sure to get yourself checked and advise a friend and/or family to the same.

Stay Tuned for Part 2!

Sincerely and Truly yours,

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Covnersation 16: My Summer Story 2015

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
― Natalie Babbitt


   Summer to me is this one scene that continues to play over and over as the word is let out into the air like a single sigh of content. It forever flickers in single frames of one moment in my mind.

The sun is starting to set and an intense glow rains in through the window leaving you in a content squint or simply your eyes are completely closed basking in the rays as if you can absorb it to feed your mood.

    In the passenger seat with your barefeet on dashboard, the windows are down, it's hot yet you can't seem to turn on the air. The warm wind licks at your face as though it's casting faint yet still amazing memories.

The wind holds every feeling you had of freedom, love, courage, fun, and maybe even tears.

Your hair is whipping like crazy at your face and you have the biggest smile you've had all summer on your face despite it being the end.

The car radio isn't blasting but accompanies the wind and warm sun in your reminscing. The song is the song that's just a mere coincidence as the lyrics write the story you've lived through for the past 3 months.

   That one song sends you in a tailspin and will forever be the song to describe that year, it holds every smile, tear, laugh, and sigh of content. That song makes your summer a music video as each amazing and crippling moment chooses to go fast or slow in dependence on that song.

 So with taking everthing in, the warmth, the glow, the song, you're not afraid to say so long sweet summer.

   I've compiled a list of songs that represent not only my summer but the summer of anyone I could've gotten in contact with and had the pensive look then slight smile on their face as they automatically knew.

P.s. It's a bit long but some of them might become an anthem for a particular memory you'd never thought to cherish with just any lyrics.

2015 Summer Playlist:

Everlong - The Foo Fighters

American You - Yelawolf
Super Symmetry - Arcade Fire

Summers End - Foo Fighters

Ghost - Hasley
Florida Kilos - Lana Del Rey

Old Money - Lana Del Rey

Summer - Calvin Harris
D the Boys - Angus & Julia Stone
Draw your Swords - Angus & Julia Stone
Conversation 16 - The National
Change your life - Iggy Azalea ft. TI
Young Forever - Jay Z ft. Mr. Hudson
Baby we'll be fine - The National
Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
Your heart is an Empty room - Death Cab For Cuties
Here - Alessia Cara
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5 
The Devils in the Detail - The Jungle
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Gold - Chet Faker
Mind over matter - Young the Giant
All day - Kanye West 
Cocoa butter kiss - Chance the Rapper
Silvia - miike snow
Adventures Misadventures - funeral suits
16 years - griswolds
Jenny - Walk the moon
Simple song - The Shins
Where are ü now - Jack ü ft Skrillex, Justin Bieber
Brand new me - Alicia Keys

Heaven - Beyoncé
Robbers - The 1975
Chocolate - The 1975
No angel - Beyoncé
Starring Role - Marina & the Diamonds
Vienna - Billy Joel
Warrior - imagine dragons

I'm so sorry - imagine dragons
Runaway (U&I) - Galantis
Pursuit of happiness - Kid Cudi (Steve aoki remix)

Soap - Melanie Martinez
Mad Hatter - Melanie Martinez
Training Wheels - Melanie Martinez
Mrs. potato head - melanie martinez
High by the Beach - Lana del rey

The thrill - Wiz Khalifa

Unthinkable - Alicia Keys
Breeze blocks - Alt J
Bitch Better Have my Money - Rihanna
Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato

One Last time - Ariana Grande
Want some More - Nicki Minaj
All things go - Nicki Minaj
Ride - Twenty One Pilots
My Type - Saint Motel
Can't feel my face - Weekend
Carried Away - Passion Pit
Cornerstone - Artic Monkeys
Borro Cassete - Maluma
Ginza - J Balvin
brAsil V3 - dylAn
Brighter than the sun - Colbie Caillat
Rita - Willow Smith
Sycamore Trees - Kali Uchis
Y si la ves - nejo
Uma Thurman - Fall out Boy
Tear in my heart - Twenty One Pilots
Summer long - Beach boys
Country - Canned Heat
Sunday Candy - Chance the Rapper
Firestone - Kygo

Summer - Antonio Vivaldi
Often - The weekend (Kygo Remix)
Shelter from the storm - Bob Dylan

Can't sleep love - Pentatonix
Valerie - Amy Wibehouse
Ghost Town - Adam Lambert
Cough Syrup - Young the Giant
Blue - Beyoncé
Nobody Love - Tori Kelly
Natalie - Bruno Mars
Right Here - Jesse Glynne
Shots - Imagine Dragons
New Americana - Halsey
Could Have been me - The Struts
Know Yourself - Drake
Float on - Modest Mouse

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.”
― L.M. Montgomery

I hope you all had an amazing summer and may it have the best memories that you can always cherish and reminisce. Til next time!

Sincerely and Truly yours,

Jade xo

P.S. I'll be making a post on the chola shoot as soon as I'm done editing, lol so stay tuned!