• 2019,  Musings

    Musings: What Do Boundaries Feel Like?

    B O U N D A R I E S. Say it with me. Bound. A. Ries. When I was asked about them, of course I knew the word. But I also knew my therapist wasn’t referring to when I use a stick to draw a line in the ground, which determines what is your side and what is my side. No, she meant emotional boundaries. Personal boundaries, but not limted by physcial space. BUT space is included in this encompasing idea we were disucssing. It was as if I was learning a whole new idea, even though I already ‘thought’ I knew the idea. I had no idea. I…

  • 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,  Instagram,  Italy,  Musings,  Social Media,  Travel

    Musings: 30 Days of Italy

    The perfect social diary of my time in Italy. Really, it was also my way of sharing my gratitude for my Italian travels. As if my posting while in Italy wasn’t enough, I decided to share a new Italy post per day for the entire month of November. Not even worried about overgramming, cause I’m so thankful for the experience and trip. It was also a way for me to openly journal my thoughts about and during my trip. I had every intention of journaling every day I was there, but by the end of our busy days, the last thing I wanted to do was journal. Most nights I’d scroll…

  • 2018,  Instagram,  Musings,  Social Media

    Musings: I Have a SECRET Instagram Account

    No, NOT for creeping! I can do that with my regular account. HAHA! I created an account to share the raw and authentic, yet sometimes ugly, stuff on my mind in a very ANONYMOUS way. A good friend mentioned they created an account specifically for one topic in their life. I was intrigued. VERY intrigued. I asked for the handle and it was shared with me. I loved the posts because I’ve gone through a similar experience and I appreciated the posts, captions, and responses by others. It was then that it dawned on me, this would be a helpful tool for me. My therapist has taught me to ask myself the hard…

  • 2017,  Musings,  Sacramento

    Musings: Wide Open Walls 2017 – Sacramento, CA

    Sophomore year for Sactown! Last year Krystle and I biked around and checked out the Sacramento Mural Festival that popped up. This year they vamped it up, renamed it, and marketed it like Sacramento knows how to do! Wide Open Walls 2017! About the event, straight from the website: “The Wide Open Walls mural festival is taking place from August 10th through the 20th, 2017. It will bring over 40 artists – local, national and international – to the Sacramento area. This year’s event adds to the region’s already venerable history of mural painting – which has produced over 600 murals over the last 40 years.”   Jamee, whom you…

  • 2017,  Guest Post

    Q&A Style w/ Jamee: Social Media + SO's,

    Social media lunch dates really make me smile! As I was enjoying my Matcha Lemonade and Bacon Melt with Jamee, I steered our conversation to the topic of Significant Others (SO, from here on out) and social media. I was saying (re: complaining) how after 3.5 years J has finally hit his limit with US-ies or pics in general, even being the #InstagramHusband is completely an annoyance too. I also mentioned how he doesn’t understand or really empathize with how much I enjoy SM, among other various things related to SM. To which she, “So does my Husband.” I was surprised for some reason because via SM he is super…

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    Vlogging For A Day + Hamilton

    I’m young, scrappy, and hungry… …just like my Country. But still not comfortable recording myself and posting it. Okay, let me step back here a second and say I can easily turn the camera around for a selfie. I can easily get animated for a Boomerang. BUT what I’m talking about is recording myself. My voice. My weird facial expressions. My everything. That scares me. I’m in awe of those who can record themselves so naturally, because it DOES NOT come naturally to me. At. All. I don’t have much experience or dedication to the vlogging world, but I do know it exists. A friend was recently showing me a…

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    Coffee Date Me!

    When Starbucks inspires a post… …I hate to admit it, but its true! I was so enamored with their new breakfast wrap that I was going to write an entire post about it, but then decided to just have a coffee date with you instead. So as I drink my Venti Iced Soy Latte with an add shot (cause it was my rewards freebie and I have to make the most of it), I hope you enjoy your caffeinated beverage of choice. Well, lets get to it… Starbucks // Since my new job is very close to a drive-thru Sbux, I’ve been going there before work a lot. Iced coffee…

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    Musings: Stop Believing…but Don't Stop Too

    Stop. Just stop. I have to get this off my chest. Please do not for one second think my social media posts are there to portray a ‘perfect’ life. A ‘perfect’ relationship. A ‘perfect’ ANYTHING. Just a random candid… I try to pretend that people don’t analyze or formulate their opinions about me or my posts and what my real life entails. I will let you know that nothing is curated in my social media. I do love to post and share what I like and love. And that’s just it. Me posting whatever makes me happy. It isn’t always sunshine and roses though. There have been though moments and…

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    Musings: Post It or It Didn’t Happen

    So many thoughts, so many feels. via Pinterest I realize the irony in this Pin, trust me I do. What does a girl with (currently, can change at any time) 3,674 Instagram posts, 9,797 Tweets, and countless FB posts have any business posting something like this? Because it resonates wholeheartedly with me. Because I do ME! I know life happens in between posts and tweets. I know life is messy, happy, ugly, hard, sad, and frustrating. Life is even beyond those few adjectives I just listed. Trust me, the last three weeks I’ve felt every damn adjective in the book of life! That does NOT mean that I don’t understand…