23 September, 2009

i'm back. with a change.

gosh. taking a break sure can make you lazy!

so can being sick...i'm not quite full blown sick yet, so fingers crossed that my body fights this off.

anyway, hi!

how are you?

i've missed you!

i've been thinking of all kinds of ways that i can change things around here so that i feel more inspired.

one of the things i came up with has to do with sponsors - i considered throwing the whole sponsor thing out entirely, but then i thought of something much better.

i decided that i am going to start donating 50% of sponsor fees to charity:

25% is going to UNICEF

a little here in the states and a little abroad.

if you're interested in sponsoring an experiment in poverty, along with these incredible organizations, shoot me an email, and we'll get you all set up - jasmine.lael@gmai.com

someone sent me this quote a few months ago:

"if your spirit is broken, if your ability to dream is missing, then you truly are in poverty."

it's so true.

the original intent of this blog was to keep me from truly entering a state of poverty. and it has helped me soooo much. all of you have helped me so much. and now i would like to help other people in a bigger way. people who are in situations that i've never even come close to experiencing.

thank you to each and everyone one of you who reads this blog. by reading, you give me the opportunity to participate in something much bigger than myself. and for that, i am grateful.


  1. I love this idea, Jasmine. It feels like the right thing to do.

    BTW, I hope you are feeling better... I'm feeling a little ruffled after the mess that was my NYFW schedule.

    Obviously, I loved the shows. But I hated what it did for my sleep cycle!

    xx D

  2. I think using your blog to donate to your favorite charities is a fabulous, wonderful, fantastic idea!

  3. Jasmine!

    What a lovely thing you're doing here! Really, I think it's amazing. I would love to continue sponsoring AEiP so that I can help with your causes!

  4. Oh this makes my heart so happy!

    I too have been thinking about priorities and inspiration and who/what I want to impact. Thanks for being such an incredible example.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  5. Welcome home! I love that your blog title is AEIP and you are supporting those causes. It's just nice.

    I hope you are feeling better and the fact that you are now working for charity will spur you on in your blogging. :)

  6. That is so awesome! You are an inspiration to us all, I'm so glad you came back :)

  7. you are really great. this is really great!
    so glad you're back :)

  8. Wow! You are amazing. Stay motivated because I missed you already.

  9. Yay! You're back! I've missed you, so!

  10. I'm so glad your feeling better and am inspired by your generosity

  11. yay! I'm so glad you are back.

  12. You're so amazing Jasmine. This is such a great idea, I might follow suit since I just started with the sponsors too.

    I'm glad you're back and sooo hoping you don't get full blown sick!!!

    I'll text you, cupcakes are in our future!!!

  13. fantastic idea!
    we are already involved in many other charities but i'll keep this in mind!

  14. This is an AMAZING idea! I love it... Maybe if my blog picks up someday, I'll follow suit. You are an incredible person and we're all so hapy that you're going to continue blogging! Love to you!

  15. "by reading, you give me the opportunity to participate in something much bigger than myself. and for that, i am grateful"

    Jasmine, you're awesome.

  16. What a wonderful idea, Jasmine. You are one special soul...no doubt about that.

  17. oh jasmine, you are so brilliant as always! LOVE that you are doing this, and so happy you're back! i missed you!

  18. You are just great :) Thanks for continuing to blog. I love reading!!

  19. gosh, how are you so. freaking. awesome!? you really may be one of the most generous and caring people i've (never) met! :)

  20. Yay! You're back! Missed you during your hiatus. Great idea with the sponsorship thing, good choice on organizations too! Keep up the great work!

  21. so glad you are back - I have missed you!
    What a wonderful idea about the charities - you are such a giving person! x

  22. Welcome back! Loving your ideas and all of this post. I'm going to email you. Talk to you soon. xoxo

  23. A very nice idea :)

  24. so sweet... you truly have a generous heart. welcome back!

  25. you have a pretty soul, ya know. i think that idea is fabulous!

  26. yay your back!! thats such a wonderful idea to donate to charity, very heartwarming. i hope you feel better soon.

  27. I really got scared for a minute there, lady! Please keep sharing your sassy thoughts.

  28. that's an amazing idea (: and you are such a beautiful person for wanting to do something bigger than yourself (: I hope tonnes of sponsors come your way! xx

  29. I'm so happy you are back! :)
    I think that's incredible what your doing with funds from your sponsor fees.
    You're such a sweet, wonderful gal.


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