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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

Dressing up Denim


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Denim dressed up with white

Everyone needs a denim jacket. I love the contrast of rugged and feminine.

denim jacket

I’ve dressed up a denim jacket with a long, white cotton dress.

white dress 1

white dress

Denim dressed up with black

Dressing up denim with black is dramatic and creates a totally different look.

DSC05521My denim jacket worn over a cami with lace trim and faux suede asymmetrical skirt.

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I added a black “lace” necklace (it’s actually metal) and a black flower for extra femininity.


backThese faux suede boots are so comfortable even though they have three inch heels. They look and feel like black velvet. I bought them ten years ago and hope to find a replacement someday.

How do you dress up denim?

              ❤ carmen

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Rugged Elegance: Denim and White Eyelet


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This thrifted denim jacket cost $7.99. I bought it yesterday because I have been looking for one ever since I missed a really unique denim jacket at V.V. Boutique (Value Village).

thrifted denim jacket

Next stop, the ruins in downtown Galt (part of the City of Cambridge, Ontario).

denim and eyelet

I like the look of rugged with delicate, so I’m pairing it with my white embroidered blouse and eyelet skirt. I bought the blouse last summer and my skirt is about 15 years old (the reason I have so many clothes because I keep them and take care of them).

white outfit

The scent of lilacs surrounding me in this rugged and beautiful place is something a camera cannot capture, but the imagination can.

white eyelet skirtthe ruins

A great place for my adventurous grandson.



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How to Style a White Denim Jacket


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Everyone needs a white denim jacket, but until last summer, I didn’t have one. My dear friend Elisabeth gifted me with this jacket while we were shopping in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.

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A sporty look worn with my cherry red jeans this summer …


This clean, crisp look can also be worn after Labour Day according to my opinion. White denim jackets look so fashionable and here are two fashion bloggers to prove it! I love how each one has styled her jacket.

Karen‘s look is very elegant, wearing her white jacket over a black maxi dress.


Tracey is wearing her jacket over a pretty purple top and a gray and white striped maxi skirt. Very chic.


I’ve often worn mine with white jeans.


How do you style your white denim jacket?

Next post: How to style a jean jacket featuring a few of my favourite fashion bloggers.

Fashion is fun!


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Cherry-picking in red, white and blue


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One of my favourite colour trios is red, white and blue: a great summer combo, not just for Independence Day.

Just the right outfit to go cherry-picking at the market. I bought this blue hat at the market. My big reusable shopping tote got filled with goodies: cherries, blueberries, asparagus, sprouts, mushrooms, vegan waffles, fresh homemade bread, pure maple syrup and lavender lotion.

Cherry on the top!

I like the mini blue and white stripes with little red cherries on this top. I wore my cherry earrings and necklace. The cherry purse is from Pike Place Market, Seattle.

I’ve also worn this top with denim capris.

Have a cherry-on-top kind of day!

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Points of reference gone,

Rearranging track isn’t wrong…

Brand new decision

muddies a vision,

The vision has to stay strong!

Of buildings and references void,

His inner self was annoyed…

Decidedly back

On the original track,

Liking what was, he was buoyed!

Jonathan Caswell

The poem is about the author’s N scale railroad.

think big


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3 Things to Take Away from The Magic of Thinking Big

Action cures fear

The book The Magic of Thinking Big had a positive impact on my life. Why? It helped me to make a breakthrough: from unable to swim to love surfing! I thought I couldn’t swim in the past as I was afraid of deep water. I failed to swim even I had learned twice. I figured out the main reasons are lack of practice and fear of drowning. So I tried a new way suggested in the book. Thinking big. I envisioned myself to become a cool surfer and go surfing around the world to have fun, enjoy nature and life. Having this big picture in mind, I was motived to practice swimming in the pool and the sea in summer. Massive actions really cured fear. The more I swam in deep water, the less fear I…

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LOL this is funny


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What makes you laugh today?

I have no idea what my facial expression looks like when I’m not looking at the mirror, until more than 2 people said to me,” You looks so serious”. What? I have been wearing a serious look all day, all months, or maybe all years? I thought I have a happy smiling face all the time. Are there fights between emotions in my brain like the movie Inside Out?

The idea that I was not LOL all the time makes me panic. Then I watch comedies, sitcoms, and funny books. I also put on a pair of funny glasses and see things from a different perspective. It turns out people laugh at my stupid face.

Life is absurd. It’s better not to take it seriously. I want you to have a good laugh as that will make me laugh too. How? Yea, how exactly? I…

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