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    Coffee Date – Adios May

    Lordy, lordy…it’s already June! Hi! I feel like I’ve been scarce around here lately, but for good reason. Life’s curve balls have been pretty crazy the last month, so I thought I’d just breeze through the last 31 days, as if we were sitting in your/my fave coffee shop and chatting. First off, I hope your May was lovely, challenging, and fun OR whatever you needed it to be. Did anything exciting happen, did you complete any goals, did you eat any new food? I could sit here for awhile and ask you questions about your May. I love asking questions…always have, always will. Lovebugs // A new Love Bug…

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    Musings: Smiply Crafting

    Crafting done simple. Pinterest, my disdain still lingers, even though I continue to use it regularly. However, I think that with the ever fanatic use of the app/tool, people forget to come back to reality and remember most of us have full time jobs, kids, commitments…A LIFE! Pinterest crafting takes way too much time and money to really do it correctly…thus, simply crafting done MY own way!! Pinterest seems to put an emphasis on taking the simplicity of creativity out of the picture. Everything needs to be curated to the nth degree. For those that don’t give any F’s, kudos to you. It’s hard not too, human nature doesn’t make…

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    Diary of a Non-Cook: 7 Layer Dip (for MOM)

    Curating is the name of the game. Trader Joes is my arsenal! Each family party we volunteer to bring something. I generally get an appetizer, re: easy. I’m okay with that and everyone also gets a nice surprise when I arrive. This year, I was specifically asked to bring chips and dip. I hate beans, but I know most people don’t. Thus, making 7 Layer Dip a fan favorite. In all honesty, I knew I wouldn’t have to do too much heavy lifting (re: cooking) with this option too! Putting it off until the last minute, I headed to TJs at 9:30AM on Mothers Day. It was a mad house,…

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    Rose & Thorn [48]

    It was all about the Momma’s…Momma’s…Momma’s…. Rose: Mother’s Day! I love my Momma! Thorn: The most poorly run Race for the Cure in Sacramento, what a disappointment! I’m really keeping it short this week, like really! Friday Right after work I went straight to the mall to pick up our packets for the Race for the Cure, however, it wasn’t at the mall. But, I didn’t really care because the Guidette was meeting me there for coffee and shopping (re: 10,000 returns for her). I took her on her first trip to Lulu, it was amazing…she’s forever changed. Shopping is my cardio, iced coffee is my fuel! A little lulu…

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    Baller-On-A-Budget – Mother's Day Edition

    I’m about to hit you hard with an overly Pinteresty post… …I just thought I’d share a quick, baller-on-a-budget Mother’s Day Gift I made/making for the lovely Momma’s that are in my life. I’m probably ruining my surprise for some, since the big day is tomorrow, but oh well! I’m not reinventing the wheel here, just something I thew together – which I’m sure plenty of other humans have done so as well. They aren’t anything fancy, but they are just a quick and simple idea for anyone who may be looking for one. I don’t have a cool, fancy Pinterest name for it… But I have lots of women…

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    Five Things Friday – Five and I'm OUT!

    It’s Friday (night) and I feel all right… Thanks, Clare! …the party’s here on the West Side! I want to keep singing the lyrics…even though they are written. That’s probably one of my fave songs, ever! I love when it comes on, my ‘gangsta rapper’ comes out in full effect! Keepin’ it simple, cause today is pretty busy…gonna drop five on ya and keep it movin’! 5 Things Making Me Happy 1. Girls Night – I know I probably sound like a broken record, but the saying ‘People will come and people will go. The best will stay.’ is so freakin’ true. These ladies and the ones who couldn’t make…

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    Rose & Thorn [2]

    I’ve decided the word weekend is synonymous with plans. Please don’t let me have a pity party here, but every weekend seems to be booked from here until the end of July. Such a case of #firstworldprobs , yes I realize this. I just hope the one day that I don’t have much to re-cap you don’t stop reading my blog! haha! Anywho, onto the good stuff: My rose was cliche spending time with my Mom and the other amazing women in my family. My thorn was my ankle being injured…so injured I couldn’t run yesterday 🙁 Because every weekend starts on Friday night…in my book! Friday I kept it…

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    A Love Letter

    Dearest Momma Bear, I love you, Mom! For all the grief, nasty things I muttered as a teenager, (all my) soccer/softball/volleyball games, the races, the big and small favors, being a bank account with no limit, and for loving me through all my faults, you are my everything! Not every one is as lucky as Lil and I are, and as I get older this is more and more evident. Not all Mom’s cater to their family, especially their children, as you have continued to (and still) do so! Your love, support, and encouragement have shaped the woman I am today. Literally, everything I have and am today are because…

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    5 Things Friday – Death by 5's

    Cause life only comes in 5’s… Five Things Friday Thanks, Clare! In between chugs of this bad boy… Just like Smartwater but cheaper! …I banged out some 5-er’s for you to enjoy! Happy x 5 1. I found the Suja juice I’ve been looking for. Well I wasn’t looking too hard, but I did find it at my local co-op. Geez, why didn’t someone tell me it retails for $8, luckily I got it on sale for $6.69. I still don’t even feel like that’s a steal :/ Sac Co-Op // Suja Juice Selection 2. My favorite sando spot is now open until 9PM. The have one of my most…