• 2019

    Musings: International Women’s Day

    I see you. I appreciate you. I value you. Tell yourself this every damn day. Tell your daughters this. Tell your friends this. Tell your mother’s this. Tell EVERY woman in your life this. Especially, YOU men out there! This day goes beyond my lady tribe, but I can’t write this post without shouting out my love for my unbiological sisters. This last year was hard, to say the least. My lady tribe stepped in and supported and loved me when I couldn’t even ask for it. They threw me a surprise break-up party to celebrate ME, they were available for me day and night, and they empowered me to…

  • 2018,  Christmas,  Food,  Holidays,  Musings

    Musings: My Claim to Fame

    I’m like, kinda Insta-famous… Totally kidding. However, this day in age, when a brand reposts, or even comments on your social, it tends to mean something to some. Some people could give a rats ass about this stuff. I can appreciate that. Then you have those, like myself, who enjoy the sentiment from a brand. This could be becuase this is also my line of work. Or part narcassim, or part (social media) culture. Anywho, I staged a fun pizza pic after the madness of our December Girls Night had died down. There was a plethora of chaotic kid-ness going on and I patiently waited to take my staged photo…

  • 2018,  Family,  Friends,  Musings,  Relationships,  Wellness,  Wine

    Musings: A SURPRISE Breakup Party

    No Juan was harmed during this celebration! I feel like this type of thing only happens to Real Housewives of [insert hella different cities] or on SATC! N E V E R did I imagine my girl tribe would surprise me with a breakup party! I woke up the next day with the largest smile I’ve had in a long time and even caught myself literally laughing out loud to myself, about the antics of a wonderful evening celebrating my breakup. The group chat for the entire next day was literally giving me life and had me laughing out loud in my cubicle and at the gym! Seriously, I am…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

    Brinner for Girls Night! Tots! I think we joked that breakfast for dinner is a way to metaphorically start the new year. Or something ridiculous like that! Brinner is always a fave with the girls and it’s super easy to make and plan. Luckily, my over organizational skills have left my Pinterest in an array of boards according to my life. Quickly, I went to my Girls Night Ideas board to see what ideas I saved/pinned. Of course there were some Brinner ideas. The Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake was my second choice, running up to my other pin — Egg Boats which wasn’t working correctly. This recipe brought me…

  • Musings

    Musings: A December to Remember

    When 3 weeks feel like a MONTH! Well, when it’s the Holiday’s I guess time gets magnified and accelerated…or at least in my little world it does. I haven’t checked-in in a while, so here I am. Some good things, some stressful things…but in all, life is good. I don’t really have any complaints — besides the normal ones, so many gifts, so little money 😉 So here goes nothing, just a random spew of musings to keep you amused or annoyed. Adventuring // We are trying something new, really I am forcing it up on our little family. Instead of buying L presents, which she gets an endless supply…

  • Musings

    LeTote Seconds, Please!

    Receive as is… ..repeat mantra. That’s what I had to tell myself when I was having my second tote sent my way. However, in all honesty, I did switch one thing out – I exchanged the scarf for a different print. Okay, that aside, I just went with what they suggested — even though I knew they didn’t quite match the current weather Sacramento is having. Tote #2 comin’ at ya: Items listed from L to R: AVA Annika Knit Tunic Dress  Leota Geometric Overlay Dress   AVA Bow Cardigan AVA Turquoise T Cuff  Echo Neckwear Triangle Geo Scarf So, this is what LeTote’s algorithm thinks I shall wear. Let’s give…

  • Musings

    Cinco de Ganeeban

    Hey, remember me… No prob-llama, I haven’t gone anywhere! I’ve missed blogging and it missed me. I thought I’d write a quick post about life lately…so yeah! Night Date, because Date Night is so overused. Last night J and I used two gift cards (werk perk) that were expired, but they let me use them anyways. Gracias, Il Fo! We go to dinner, or should I say grab dinner to go, more often than not. So what makes this different? We actually made a resie (so I could earn Open Table points), sat at a table for two, and ordered a meal to enjoy together. No phones, just us chatting.…

  • Musings

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Homemade Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

    I can’t show up empty handed to Girl’s Night! I mean, I can and no one would bat an eye. But that’s RUDE! The first Girls Night of 2016 started of at Summer Sister’s house with a breakfast theme. I wanted to try to make something, instead of just curating something. Is this considered cooking? It’s basically curating. Maybe we’ll call it half-cooking. Of course, I went to trusty ‘ol Pinterest. As much as I wrote about how I detest it, it really comes in handy for a variety of facets of life. Especially when I need help with something, other times it just a time suck! I was going…

  • Musings

    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…

  • Musings

    The Art of Saying YES!

    I’m pretty sure I’ve mastered it. Much to J’s displeasure, I’ve always been the girl who would join you for anything – coffee, dinner, a run, you name it, I was probably down.  Although eventually a relationship was added into the mix, the ‘Yes’ still came natural. J may strongly disagree, but I’m slowly learning to say ‘No’ to invitations. It’s hard. I wasn’t used to it. I’m getting there. It took some time to realize and adjust which priorities took precedent in my life. Trying to find a balance is always a struggle and I’m sure will always continue to be. I love trying new things AND exploring new…