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    On to the Next Chapter…

    Move over 2015, 2016 is making its way… Just being cliche with a year end post. Totes, obvi! HAHA! Okay, but for real. I’m a day early, but I was scrolling through IG for a little bit (I have way too many posts to look through the entire year) and I started remembering all the fun I had this year. Because, let’s be real, no one wants to post the bad and ugly stuff. I completely forgot I ran a freakin’ marathon this year! It was so ugly I pushed it out of my mind OR it happened in the beginning of the year and I just forgot. Either way,…

  • 2015,  California,  Christmas,  Christmas,  Family,  Food,  Holidays,  Musings,  Napa,  Sacramento,  Traditions

    …and Like That It’s Over!

    Christmas has come and gone… …just like that. If you remember correctly, I was trying to find my Christmas spirit on Christmas Eve. Shortly after I wrote/posted that, it started to sink in and magically I began to start feeling more in the spirit. Maybe it was just saying it out loud (well, really writing it) that made snap out of it. Maybe the super relaxing pedicure that was pure bliss also helped. But by Christmas Eve I was in the full Christmas spirit and ready for all the celebrations ahead. Christmas Eve w/ J’s family. This long weekend was exactly what I needed. Family time. Family time. Friend time. Lets just say 3.5 days was not…

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    Girls Night – A Year in Review {2015}

    Our Girls Nights > Yours That sounds a little cocky, but I believe it. On Thursday night, after everyone had left besides Care and the Lovebug, I sat on the couch watching him jump around and felt a cloud of happiness and contentment settle over me. I absolutely LOVE hosting December girls night. It forces me to have my decorating done the weekend after Thanksgiving, because I know all the girls will be over. But this is also my favorite time of the year and I love to see so many amazing humans in my house, happy, loud, and laughing! I thought I’d take a look back at the last…

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    #NailedIt – Thanksgiving Edition

    I’m bound to be successful one time, right? I can curate the hell out of something, but I’m just not that interested in cooking. But now that I’m considered an ‘adult’ I always ask what I can bring for any family event. They are nice and forgiving and always give me something fairly easy to ‘make’! This years option was a fruit plate or an appetizer. I said I’d bring fruit, but decided to bring an appetizer on my own free will. Tempting fate, I guess. I wanted something warm and gooey, the weather was begging for it. I went over to good ‘ol Pinterest and hit up my Finger Foods…

  • 2016,  Guest Post

    Guest Post – A Decision that Changed My Life

    My FIRST guest post, ever! I’m kinda excited, I hope you enjoy it! A few months back, I gave you a quick preview of my idea in a post. Well, I’ve been sitting on this nugget for a while. I met Trinity back in the early 2000’s while working together, we’ve pretty much followed each other from job to job through a decade and a half of knowing each other. However, she’s become much more than a friend to me, but more so one of my unbiological sisters. Her, along with the Bestest, and I make up our little Ride or Die clique and I admire her for so many…

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    Diary of a Non-Cook: Tikka Masala

    Domesticate yourself. Learn to cook. It’s shoved down my throat all the time. You spend all your money on going out. Blah. Blah. Blah. I cooked. It sucked. It doesn’t always, but this time it did. Yes, I could have picked a recipe with less ingredients. Yes, I could have thought it out a little more – although, I thought I did. I really enjoy Indian food when I go out to get some, which isn’t often enough. I love the flavors and that naan, oh that naan. It’s bad, I can eat about five servings of that delicious, warm, carb laden goodness. I digress, sorry. So, Pinterest floods me…

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    WIAW – Confessions of a Girl Who Doesn’t Cook

    There’s a first time for everything… Thanks, Jenn! Probably, more like another attempt at something. Ever since I moved away to college, my cooking versus going out has been very one sided. I’ll let you take a guess as to which side I lean towards. When I get into my “crazy healthy” mode, as I’ll call it, I cook a lot and don’t eat out often. I suck when it comes to temptation. But life is different. I’m not in college anymore, I have a job and a home and little family that requires my time and efforts. I can’t solely focus on eating and working out, with school as…

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    WIAW – I HATE Pinterest!

    #NailedIt Please let me explain before you stop reading. My hatred stems from its ability to give me  false hope that what I find on a stupid “board” will be easy to make. And also because the title tells me so! Psh, lies…all lies! I’m sure some of you readers will immediately gasp at my title of the blog today, but seriously…let’s be real! Pinterest is kinda dumb, but kind genius as well, which is probably why I despise it! Boards and pins, even more stuff social media stuff that I have to keep up with. Thanks, Jenn! Today’s WIAW is a little different that what Jenn had originally intended this link-up to be, but…