World Water Day

Having clean water is something many, many folks take for granted. 

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I’ve done a lot of fundraising for charity: water over the years and I continue to be inspired by the great work they do. 

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Don’t take anything for granted. Be thankful for what you have and give back to those who aren’t as fortunate. Skip the latte today and give someone clean water. Educate yourself on organizations that give 100% of donated proceeds to the cause (ahem, like charity: water).

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Don’t assume all charities are frauds. It may be surprising, but there are GOOD people in this world doing GREAT things. And the folks at charity: water are those people. I’ve met them. I’ve volunteered with them. They’re wonderful. 

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Please, spread kindness and cheer, xo

Jackie

How to become a vegetarian overnight

As an avid animal lover who one day hopes to have a home filled with miniature pigs (the first one named Wendell, obviously) and chickens and goats and, like, a bazillion dogs, I’ve decided I’m going veg. This basically happened overnight like, two days ago. And I’m already craving steak…

Continue reading “How to become a vegetarian overnight”

Embrace Life

With all the tragedies hitting our news feeds lately, it’s easy to get caught up in all the sadness in this world. We must remember to band together and fight fear and anger with love and love and love and love and…puppies.

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How can that not make you smile? Pups have so much pure happiness, it’s so freakin’ heartwarming.

Embrace your friends.

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Get a tattoo.

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Recreate a childhood photo.

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Laugh at how awkward prom was.

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Send some snail mail.

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Give back to charity.

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Express your true feelings.

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And EMBRACE LIFE!

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Even if you fall down…

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…someone is always there to lift you back up.

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Spread kindness and cheer, xo

Jackie

Meet the godchildren

It’s pouring rain here in NY so I’m stuck inside – womp womp. Just got done video chatting with my boyfriend (who will be home TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY) — we’re both freaking out, it’s great. Plans for the rest of the day will probably involve snacking, coloring, Netflix, snacking, laundry, snacking, snacking, Netflix.

But, before I get to work on my busy agenda, I wanted to share with y’all photos of my beautiful godchildren. My beautiful, beautiful, four-legged, furry godchildren.

I just met my godson, Maximus, for the first time last night and he is SO DARN ADORABLY SMALL AND CUTE I CANNOT HANDLE IT. LOOK! (ignore the food on his nose, HE’S A GROWING BOY!)

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And this is his older sister, Lilybug. She is beautiful and crazy and everyone adores her and she knows it.

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The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. —Charles de Gaulle (former President of the French Republic)

I adore animals and I’m so lucky to have such beautiful pups and kitties in my life! Hope y’all have an incredible weekend.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

That’s Bananas

I say “HOLY BANANAS” a lot and Kate Spade is now all about the banana life and I’m just loving this bag…but it’s like mucho dollars and I’m all about taking that money and spending it on a plane ticket over a BAG. But I digress…

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ANYWAY. These past few weeks have been an emotional whirlwind for me. And really for no other reason than me getting in my own head about stuff and freaking myself out about a future that hasn’t even happened yet and allllll of the ‘what if’ questions in life — that’s bananas. Like. Why am I worrying about hypotheticals?! No buenooooo.

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At the end of the day, it’s not healthy to worry about a future that hasn’t even happened yet. Make the most of TODAY. Embrace and love and cherish all that you have right NOW. Follow your gut, listen to your heart and the rest will fall into place. I can’t promise that, but I really do believe it.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

p.s. Elite Daily picked up my Late Bloomers piece — check it out (and share!) here.