2013

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As I embark on this second week in January, I reflect, without regret, because 2012 was a blessing. 2012..A year of sowing and reaping. 2012..A year of faith exercised. 2012..A year of shifting my circle. 2012..A year of changing my atmosphere. 2012..A year of favor.

In retrospect it feels as though the year flew. Focused, not only did I achieve my goals, I exceeded my goals above my immediate imagination through God. Best year in a long time.

2013. Wow!!!! Thoughts of being 11yrs old thinking in 15 years I will be 26. Thankful as I am, I made it! Like the first quarter of 2012, I have already hit the ground running to reach all of my goals. Like every other year I’ve prepared short-term goals and will remain focused on my long-term goals.  If you ever get to a point where your satisfied, wondering what’s next? A wise friend once told me to never become complacent. With 2013 here, new goals are in place. Uncertain of what 2013 holds, I remain optimistic and focused. Lets Go! Happy NEW Year!

P.S. I plan to revisit you soon..#BlogMore

♥ Ms. Krys

Ask Jackson – Kiss And Tell

Dear Jackson,

I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year, our anniversary is this week. We believe we are soul mates and love and care for each other immensely. For the past three weeks he has been gone on a soccer tour in Europe. Yesterday he told me that when he was at a nightclub in Denmark he was dancing with a girl and she kissed him. Even though this may not be considered “going far” with a person but I am devastated, I am unsure of what to do or how to feel. I feel like i do not trust him and I just don’t see myself being the same around him. He comes back to America tomorrow and I am sick to my stomach with anxiety and hurt. I do not want to leave him because I love him so much but I feel like if i don’t do something than there could be a chance that he won’t respect me and this could happen again. I guess my question is what should I do about our relationship?

Kiss and tell

Dear Kiss and tell,

Without assumption, ask him if he kissed her back if you haven’t already. The fact that your boyfriend was honest and told you that SHE kissed him shows you can trust him and chances are he did not initiate it. Majority of men do not kiss and tell if they’re truly cheating. Keep in mind nowadays woman can be very aggressive. All relationships have their ups and downs and this is something that can be worked out. Besides, I doubt he will ever see this girl again. Why allow someone who neither of you know from the outside ruin what you have built together. If he has never given you a reason to not trust him and has been faithful, don’t let this be the reason you stop trusting him. Only you know your man. Follow your heart. If you honestly feel he did not kiss her back stay with him, but also make it clear that this shouldn’t happen again. There is no sense in breaking up with your soul mate over a girl who crossed the line and doesn’t matter to either of you. Let it go, continue to trust and move on. Happy Anniversary!

JSpeeks

5 Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite

CELLULITE!!
The term cellulite refers to the dimpled appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks. It is a build-up of fat that accumulates in the subcutaneous fat beneath the skin and is exacerbated by eating fatty foods. No one likes to have cellulite and sometimes it is hard to get rid of whether your slim and trim or have more to love. So here you go…

These are 5 effective ways proven to reduce the appearance and get rid of your cellulite.

1. Lunge

-Stand with your feet together and hands on your hips.
-Step forward with your right leg into a lunge, slowly transferring your body weight onto your right (or front) foot. Focus on dropping your hips toward the ground rather than driving your hips forward.
-With your back straight, continue lowering your body to a comfortable position—or, ideally, until your front thigh is parallel to the ground.
-Push off with your front leg to return to start. Switch legs and repeat.

2.Squats

-Stand up straight with your feet shoulder length apart and your arms stretched out in front of you.
-Bend your knees, tilt your hips back and slowly lower your behind, like you’re going to sit in a chair.
-Try to go bend until your thighs are parallel with the ground.

3. Leg Curl

-Place both knees on the ground and both arms in front of you.
-Lift one knee off the ground and bring your leg parallel with your abdomen.
-Bring that leg down and repeat.

4. Lifts


-While laying flat on the floor bend knee and push body up off of the floor.
-Hold this position for 30 seconds. Relax and then repeat.

5. Massage

-Apply massage oil or cellulite reduction cream to your leg.
-Start at the lower portion of your cellulite and work your way up to the top.
-Massage your cellulite in a circular motion with your palms, finger tips or knuckles for about 10 minutes each day.
It is more effective if done twice a day. Massaging helps improve blood flow and your lymphatic system. Over time massaging will soften the fat tissues allowing fat to be released. While assisting your lymphatic system, your circulation will improve and allow fluid to flow more freely through the tissues and improve proper cell functioning.

                                                     XOXO

Ask Jackson – Falling For A Friend

Dear Jackson,

I have this friend and recently I figured out that I have other types of feelings for her. We have been friends for a long time and the last thing that I would want to do is put that friendship in jeopardy, but at the same time I think that this friend could be exactly what it is that I’ve been looking for. My question is, should I tell my friend how I feel, or should I just let it go and let things stay the way they are?

Falling For A Friend

Dear Falling For A Friend,

When it comes to matters like this you cannot expect things to stay the same if you tell her how you feel. If you tell her and she likes you great, but if she does not you can expect the dynamic of your friendship to change. There should be signs that show she likes you back, such as; does she always want to spend time with you, do you catch her staring at you, does she hint or gesture that she likes you, and has she told her friends she likes you. It is easy for a woman to have a friendship with a man without her feelings going beyond just friends, whereas with a man it can be a little more difficult. My best advice would be to judge your situation and if you genuinely feel she feels the same way tell her. At least it will no longer be on your chest and you can move forward no matter what the outcome. Best of Luck!!

JSpeeks

Have A Relationship Questions? We would love to help send your question to jacksonspeeks@gmail.com

“Solange Gets Fab In Stuart Weitzman”

Solange made an appearance at the Stuart Weitzman store for their Spring 2012 Collection party. She paired her colorblocked ensemble with mint/silver toed ‘capsize’ Stuart Weitzman pumps.

I absolutely love these shoes. They are next on my list.

Blush

Mint

And for the flat lovers!!….

xoxo

DIY: Black Toe Pump

Okay Ladies, have you been looking for a way to turn those old boring shoes into a fab creation? Well here it is! Do It Yourself!

Supplies:
-Nude pumps
-Acrylic paint
-Tape

  1.  Tape off the toe end that you want black.
  2. Paint the tip.
  3. Once dried, carefully peel off the tape.
  4. Enjoy your creation!

Source: Made In Pretoria
XOXO

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!!

Well it’s that time of the year again, Valentine’s Day!!! Although you should never wait for this day to express to the one’s you love how much you love them, but a gesture on this day to one another is always welcomed. Take the time to tell someone you care about them and wish them Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

“Love Poem”

Love is patient, Love is kind,
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud, it is not rude,
It is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil,
but rejoices with the truth.
Love always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!