Thursday, March 31, 2011


For those of you who don't already know this about Jesse and I, We are avid estate salers and occasional garage sale goers. We have found some pretty promising treasures on our adventures and LOVE when we discover new things! It's the best when you find something that's super cheap but worth a lot! The best ones are the estate sales orchestrated by the home owners, family members of the home owners friends because they don't usually know what they are selling. Their are a few companies who do this who skim through the items first, take what they want and leave the junk for customers. Or sometimes antique stores will come in and snag ALL the antiques it's very frustrating!

Anyways here are a few helpful hints to finding some good estate sales...

-Sign up for estate sale websites so you get alerted when their is something happening in your area. Click here to check one out.  
-Scope out Craig's list.
-Drive through your neighborhood and see any signs that are posted.
-The penny saver is one of my favorites, it usually arrives in your mail box on Wednesdays, most estate sales start on Thursdays!
-Usually companies who conduct estate sales will have a sign up sheet to alert you of any new sales in your area, SO SIGN UP!

This is all I can think of so far but if you have any other ideas please share them!

*here is a helpful hint when estate saleing (i know this isn't technically a word but it's how I say it): check out the sale the day it starts or Friday because normally ALL items will be on sale the last day of the sale since the people doing the sale usually wants to get rid of everything as soon as possible. The downside to this is that you are risking loosing the item. Feelin' lucky?

I'll be attending some good ones this weekend and am super excited to share my finds!!!

Jesse's Girl

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{trials, sparrows, memories}

Sometimes it seems as though EVERYTHING goes wrong at the same time, if feels like maybe you see NO end in sight, despondent and not sure what the future holds. God knew that Job was a faithful servant and would still praise Him if all his earthly possessions were to be taken away along with his family and this continued up until he was even physically afflicted. Sometimes it's easier said than done, sometimes you just want to know why these things are happening, what is the purpose of these irritating circumstances? Some times we never figure it out, sometimes times it's to help others, sometimes it's just to refine your character. I just know that I don't want to hold on or put my happiness and trust in possessions & people. 

Job 1:20-21
20At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. 
Then he fell to the ground in worship  
21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
   may the name of the LORD be praised.”

He cares for me, more than than the many sparrows...I'm so glad that through all of my experiences I know that God is there and will be there for me. 
Luke 12:7
"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 
DO not Fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 


Here are some old photos from our time we spend in Saint Joseph, MO.! The town Jesse James was shot and the Home of Glore psychiatric Museum (our favorite place), some of our favorite friends & some magical memories! 

Have a great day! 
Love, Jesse's Girl


Friday, March 25, 2011

'cause I love you'

I LOVE the lyrics of this song (below) especially when it's sung by Johnny Cash! My love Jesse is the most amazing guy every, super smart, talented and witty! My Best BUD! heheheh I just had a burst of LOVE for my Husband today and wanted to share it with my friends also!! I guess I want everyone to appreciate their love as I do mine today! Valentines day 2.5 not on valentines day! ENJOY!

I’ll sweep out your chimney
yes and, I will bring you flowers
yes and, I will do for you
Most anything you want me to

If we live in a cottage
You will feel like it’s a castle
By the royal way you’re treated
And attention shown to you

I’ll be there beside you
If you need a cryin shoulder
Yes, and I’ll be there to listen
When you need to talk to me

When you wake up in the darkness
I will put my arms around you
And hold you till the mornin sun
Comes shinin’ through the trees

I’ll be right beside you
No matter where you travel
I’ll be there to cheer you
Till the sun comes shinin through

If we’re ever parted
I will keep the tie that binds us
And I’ll never let it break
’Cause I love you

I will bring you honey
From the bee tree in the meadow
And the first time there’s a rainbow
I’ll bring you a pot of gold

I’ll Pick up all your troubles
And I’ll throw ‘em in the river
Then I’ll bundle down beside you
And I’ll keep you from the cold

I’ll be right beside you
No matter where you travel
I’ll be there to cheer you
Till the sun comes shinin through

If we’re ever parted
I will keep the tie that binds us
And I’ll never let it break
’Cause I love you  

Jesse's Girl<------

P.S. the photo taken of Jesse and I is yet another one of the photos taken by the amaziingggg MARK BROOKE Photographers! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thankfulness Produces JOY.

Today is Monday------> 4 Days after the tragedy in Japan.  I'm literally SOOOO selfish & self centered<-----Notice all those words have the word self in them. Let's not focus on our selves any more, lets focus on Jesus & Others, Let's LOVE all! One thing I've been learning is that the only way to reach people is to LOVE them. I have no clue why people think they are superior to anyone, the tragedy in Japan or any tragedy for that matter should make people realize that what we can't control anything, possessions can just disappear, status can disappear.

Let love be without hypocrisy, Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. Romans 12:9-10 

After seeing the before and after photos of japan and the photos of people searching for the bodies of family and friends, trying to cope with the situation and doing the best they can to face the unknown,  makes me Thankful for ALL I have, I shouldn't be such a complainer, someone who wants more when I already have so much and discontented to be where I am in my life.

I've been learning over the past year that Thankfulness produces JOY,  I challenge everyone to think of at least one thing daily they are thankful for and see if you become more joyful.

Now let's see if we can reach out to others & Love others.

Jesse's Girl

--------> keep your eye out for a new featured artist post!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Guilty Pleasure, Favorite Band, & Everything In Between

Let me start off by saying that I not a huge fan of POP music, I was such a music snob at one point that I criticized a friend for having a Beyonce CD in her car, I don't even know if Beyonce is POP but I just don't dig that whole vibe.  It's funny that I would be so judgmental when I have a super minimal knowledge of music and not a very good taste myself but I did. Anyways here is my thought on my music taste as of late. Nothin special just a blurb.... ENJOY!

GUILTY PLEASURE: Currently I'm obsessed with the following------> Katy Perry, Lady GaGa & another person who I'm ashamed to fess up to so just guess. I know Jesse is pulling his hair out because every time he gets in the car I have California Gurls turned up super loud for the whole world to hear! You cant listen to this song on any one of Katy's songs and not have a smile plastered across your face and have the urge to dance!

My ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND would have to be Dave Matthews Band, again I don't know what it is about Dave but I love him! I remember the first  time I heard him when I was a kid and my brother had bought and played CRASH  [favorite song was Too Much], after that I stole the CD and kept it for my own. I don't listen to him often, but when I do get a chance to it's amazing!!! It brings back lots of memories!

EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN if your looking for something new to listen to this is what I currently enjoy: The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, (any kind of classic rock) The Beatles, Devendra Banhart, Mumford & Sons [side note: although I'm happy they are making lots of money it's a bummer they are super main stream now! I heard them on 102.7 as I was flipping through the stations! icky], The Head and The Heart, Andrew bird, Sigur Ros, Aaron Lee Martin, Radio Head, Beck, Gram parsons, Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt, NICK CAVE <3, and the legendary Leonard Cohen! HANSON is good <3

Musically inspiring move ------------------------------->
this movie makes you want ALL of your music on vinyl!

People I need to thank for making this Blog possible:
Matt & Nicole for burning me my guilty pleasure mix along with one of my favorite of all favorites right now THE BLACK KEYS (brothers)<----- not a guilty pleasure , Jesse for showing me some GREATS like Mr. Cave & Cohen, & Brother Bear for buying that Dave CD back in the day!

[SPEAKING of GREAT MUSIC] check out this new upcoming band and their amazing video!!

Jesse's Girl

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Textiled Style.

 I'm not a fashion columnist or even a fashion forward person, I'm pretty dorky actually but I just wanted to share my thoughts on one of my favorite looks of this past season and still love!

Some of my favorite pieces of clothes would be the ones with an Indian Textile design, I LOVE it, it's super folky and fun! I recently spotted a super cool rug at Ikea that I desperately wanted but couldn't justify spending $100 on. I adore my slouchy sweater that I purchased at H&M for $34.00 it's navy blue, light pink, and light blue , I suppose this will make up for the rug!
Anyways, the fashion world has been inundated with this type of pattern along with leather bags, fringe & feathers all last season, again another style from another era has burst on the scene and adopted as our own and like I said in a previous post, created it into own personal fashion. The perfect example of this will have to be this leather purse I found at a thrift store in my area it has little painted flowers it from the 70's, it was approximately $12.00 (purchased before forever 21 came out with the same one, not vintage I might add a year and a half later) I seriously get every women over the age of 45 commenting on it saying how they used to have the same exact one when they were my age except they always add the tag line "except I also had a belt that matched!". This was one of my favorite finds! Anyone can create a statement with just one piece they are proud of, this purse was just one of mine!

Next Season---->full of color!

It's always fun to share your most prized finds and hope to share more in the future! Hope you liked this little blurb today, I just had it on my mind!

Jesse's Girl

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pretty In Pink, Purple Eye Liner, ETC.

 Pretty In Pink is a classic movie but I've never really taken the time to watch it all the way through until a couple of nights ago. It's crazy to me how fashion comes in later era's in a more refined way, usually. I'm not big on the bright blue eye shadow (that was definitely a mistake of that time) although I'm pretty keen on my purple eye liner! Anyways, as I was watching that movie it definitely stirred the created juices! I'm so happy that this time in fashion it's a little more exceptable to have your own unique style, and not have to conform to one kind of look.  I'm not saying I wouldn't go as far as wearing a MEAT DRESS like Lady GaGa but maybe I'll experiment with other accessories (I'll keep you posted with some finds). Over the years Ive learned that you should invest in a few KEY pieces of clothing, i.e. a jacket, a pair of shoes, and a trusty pair of jeans and your set! I recently invested in two pairs of shoes, one of them was from target @ $19.99 & the other was a pair of platform clogs on sale from Forever 21 for $19.00, I cant event tell you how much these two pieces have changed my wardrobe and inspired me to be more creative and bold. I hope this was a fun little read! Now go watch Pretty In Pink! Duckie is my FAVORITE!!!!

Jesse's Girl

Oh and here is another photo of my handsome husband and myself by the AMAZING artists
Mark Brooke Photographers check'em out!