• 2018,  California,  Food,  Musings,  Sacramento,  Sacramento

    Musings: My FIRST Best of Sacramento Party

    I love my city! I’m pretty sure you know that by now, but just in case you didn’t…I had to say it AGAIN! We have a local publication, Sacramento Magazine, that has been around forever. Poppa Bear has been a subscriber forever. I always love paging through the magazine at their house or anywhere really. This magazine releases a Best of Sac list every year and then they host an event to showcase the winners, which raises money for a specific charity. Year after year, I’ve seen all the event photos and heard about the event. I was always too cheap to buy a ticket. And sadly, was never offered…

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    Menage A LeTote

    Third times a charm… Right?! Seems to be so with my latest LeTote. I guess someone was listening when I told them to fix their summer algorithm, because I received more summer options. I did however have to sub out one time, they wanted to send me a scarf again. I switched it out for a handbag. So again, I haven’t fully accepted any tote they’ve sent me, but that’s okay. I’m still wearing ‘gently shared’ clothing and that’s a big step for me. In case you are wondering about the other totes, you can read about Tote One and Tote Two if you’d like! Tote three gave me some…

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    ORANGE You Glad We're Friends

    …and that I’m older than you 😉 The Bestest had to work, so she couldn’t celebrate my birthday with me and everyone else on Saturday. So, instead she invited me out for dinner to celebrate, which rapidly turned into us taking a workout class at Orange Theory Fitness in Natomas, then grabbing dinner. So random, but the Bestest and I always try new workout places and classes together. We have taken probably every 24 hour workout class possible together, at about almost every location in Sacramento, for starters. We’ve both experienced Midtown Strength & Conditioning, Fitness Rangers, and Team Ride together. So it was fitting and also our style to try…

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    Thinking Out Loud – My First Game of the Season

    The SF Giants are everything (insert hands up emoji)! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. On Monday, I posted on FB, that I was already in love with this week. And it was NOT a lie! This week has been progressively been getting better and I can’t stop smiling today! Yesterday was my first SF Giants game of the 2015 season. And it did NOT disappoint one bit. From the road trip there, to the tailgating, to the actual game, to my sleepy ride home. Feeling completely blessed and grateful today! You should basically expect a post like this every single season, here’s last year’s post for my first game…such good…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Getting Lost in Random

    Allergies have me all kinds of random today! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. The last few nights have been shitty sleep. My allergies are killing me, making sleep elusive and my days miserable. I went from sore throat to post nasal drip in the span of one day. Sorry, I’ll stop complaining about our 75 degree weather with a 10,000,000 pollen count :/ Ride or Dies // The three amigas. From Nordstrom, to Red Bull, to Vega. It’s been over a decade of friendship, laughter, and good times. Trin Monies, the Bestest, and I – no matter how much time goes by in between, we pick up right where we…

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    Thinking out Loud – It’s OK to be Random

    Verbal purge… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Just some randomness that has been floating through my brain, in conversation, or on social media. Health Check – I love that my company rewards us for being healthy and also offers great tools to keep us on track. Each year they have a company come and take blood, to analyze certain aspects of our health. We receive points based on our results, the more the points, the more the free stuff and discounts you receive on your health insurance premiums. Last year I was probably a good 10-15 lbs smaller, thanks to running a marathon and I was in range for everything.…

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    Thinking Out Loud – What Happened…

    It’s already Thursday…. Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Annual Meeting // Every year, here at work, we host an Annual Meeting for our grower owners. If you don’t get this, then sorry. We are a cooperative here at work, so we are owned by the growers who entrust us with their almonds. Once a year we put on a meeting to show them what we’ve been doing all year, to make their almonds make them money. Pretty simple right…it’s basically a scaled down version of a trade show. I am in charge of my division’s booth, so this week has been a little hectic at work. The show was a…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Randomness, Please && Thanks!

    Verbal spewage is about to happen… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. So you’ve been warned! No method to my madness today, other than the number system… 1. Just one of them MONTHS – Like when Monica sang it, but she just referred to “one of them days.” It’s been a month of being unmotivated, eating bad, which have all lead to me feeling gross. And by gross, I mean chubby and uncomfortable in my own skin. I am totally wallowing in my own pity here, something finally clicked this past weekend and I’m changing it up. I’m not sure if you’re like me at all, but sometimes I get in…

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    Thinking Out Loud – My Bestest Might Hate The Boy

    Okay, hate might be a strong word… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Dislike, strongly dislike, wants to punch his face…do those sound any better? I think I knew it was bound happen at some point, but it sucks now that it has. And I know I am the culprit. In the beginning they got along great, they secretly plotted our dates (she knows my eating habits very well), they collaborated for Valentine’s day, and also my birthday. Somewhere along the lines of the Boy and I developing our relationship, things got grey for the Bestest. I don’t think any relationship is perfect and ours is far from it. We are…

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    Rose & Thorn [11]

    Summer time weekends always seem busier than any other season! Rose: Celebrating BABIES this weekend…a baby shower and a Baptism! Thorn: The dreaded HOT, HOT, HOT Sacramento summer weather (both days)! What was your Rose Thorn?   Another good weekend mix of relaxation and running around being super busy! I was craving being poolside and this weekend the weather, more than cooperated. I was able to see almost all my faves this weekend, so it basically means it was a fabulous weekend 🙂 FRIDAY Dinner plans changed at the last minute. It was supposed to be a girls night with the three peas in a pod, but one of the…