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    My Go-To Summer Cockatil of 2016

    I am soooo not that type of person… …but after making this drink back-to-back days and liking equally each time, I decided to dub the following my drink for Summer 2016! I cannot take credit for this lovely creation. Someone liked a FB post by ‘The Drunken Goose’– of which, I have no idea what this even is nor do I care to even look into it — that had the recipe and an image of a lovely beverage! Its simplicity is what drew my attention. That and the picture looked pretty too. Moscato Strawberry Lemonade 1 Bottle of Pink Moscato 6 Cups Lemonade 1/4 Cup of Strawberry Vodka Frozen…

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    Musings: Losing A Friend(ship)

    Breaking up with a friend sounds a little more accurate. A loss is a loss, so I guess it’s about the same thing. A friend shared an article on Facebook, To My Friend Who Really Wasn’t My Friend. The title was intriguing and I thought I might be able to relate to it. I can think of plenty of friendship that have drifted apart, but there is one friendship that will always stick out in my mind as a big loss. I never thought I’d lose that friend, but unfortunately life had different plans. We are still very cordial, but the friendship that once was, will no longer be that…

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    Musings: Distracted

    There are always distractions, if you allow them. – Tony La Russa I found myself lost, distracted, and not focusing on the right things. And yes, I did just quote a non-SF Giants manager. That being said, I realized (a long time ago) I spend way too much time on my phone and more importantly on all of my Social Media (SM) accounts. I will be the first person to admit that too you, I don’t ever hide it. In fact, if you hid(e) me, deleted me, or blocked me…I wouldn’t even blame you. We tend to keep people in our SM feeds out of obligation (friend or family), even…

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    Musings: #LifeUnfiltered

    The highlight reel! That’s what we post on social media. Not all the time nor every single user, but for the most part we share the good and happy moments of our lives. We stay away from the sad topics, but we will tread lightly near the ones that will madden us. However, I believe social media can be summed up in one small sentence that I saw on Twitter (which I re-purposed for my own IG): My opinion on this topic is nothing new to the blog. Previously, I wrote this post showing what I Instagram’d versus what was actually happening when I took the pic, which I all…

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    Thinking Out Loud on a Thurrrrsday

    I’m a little frenzied, pardon me… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. A runner’s high and a 16oz soy mocha are to blame! That mixed with my casual attire at work today, mean it’s already been a great day. That and I was able to order my new Saucony (casual) shoes that I’ve been eying since they said they were going to release them! So,  you have…an overly happy, almost hyper writer on your hands! Food for Thought // I saw this on IG and I posted it on FB, but it really hit home. By that I mean it really made me think of my own self love. “…and if…

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    Thinking Out Loud – NLDS NLDS NLDS

    I’m Giants, Giants Giants… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Before I even delve into my Thinking out Loud Thursday ritual, one thing needs to be said… MY G-MEN ARE GOING TO THE NLDS. How I watched the Giants with the 2014 NL Wild Card For all you readers that aren’t into baseball (weird?) this means that the Giants beat the Pirates last night, in a one game elimination Wild Card to move on to the National League Division Series. Last night my boys in Orange && Black played like a team who want to win, despite all of the injuries and randomness that the season has brought upon them. Madison…

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    Letting My [Organizing] Freak Flag Fly

    I don’t need to do one of those silly FB survey’s to know……to know that my obsession with organization is at a freakish level. I literally get all giddy at the thought of an organized (insert anything really)! I am a freak. I know, I get it. I enjoy organizing, labeling, and putting away junk stuff. If I could make a profession out of organizing people’s lives, I’d do it. Okay, not finances…I have to draw the line somewhere. I know there are some people out there who ‘organize’ for a living and make decent money, but those people (my fellow freaks) are few and far between. A perfectly organized…

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    5 Things Friday –

    Friday one of my favorite F words! Thanks, Clare! Along with food, fried food, friends, and did I mention…food?!? 5 Links That Peaked My Interest: 1. 10 Mistakes Women Make In The Gym  – I love to go to the gym, its cathartic. Buuuut, I’m definitely fakin’ the funk when I’m there. I know how to accurately execute most movements, but I still am very far from being as knowledgeable as I should be in my sanctuary. #2 makes me laugh, because my coach has mentioned she enjoys my “workout face”! So glad I took the time to read this article. 2. Instant Replay – Giants Lose – This did…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Perceived Reality

    Social media rules everything around me… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Sorry, it’s no longer cash! Sorry, my inner Wu Tang just came out, hope you get that reference (if you do, we should really, really be friends)! Life has its good, bad, and mundane moments. However, most of us choose to show our good moments (on SM), where our hair looks nice, our OOTD is on point, and we are smiling perfectly. Because really, who wants to see an IG pic of me angry/crying/irritated after an argument with the Boy or when I spill on my cute new top at brunch (okay people would probably like that). I mean…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Social Media Detox

    Yup, no IG, no Twitter, no FB… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. …and I’m still alive! Who would have thought… How it Started At first I bet the Boy that he couldn’t go 8 12 16 hours without using his phone. He proved me wrong and went strong for those 16 hours, although he was teased relentlessly by his friends for going through with the bet. However, many of them did attest that he’s always on his phone. Small, bonus victory for me. I will give him 100% props for doing the bet and completing it. After that we threw around the idea that we’d see who could go the…