• 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…

  • Musings

    Le Tote, the Experiment

    Le, whaaa?! I’ve always been against the whole shop by mailing box (or subscription-based shopping, probably a more technical term) phenomenon that caught on a handful of years ago. Birchbox, stupid! Stitch Fix, stupid! Ipsy, stupid! All of it, stupid. I’m I N D E P E N D E N T! I will buy my own damn clothes and make up I don’t need some company boxing up random stuff, based on a few questions they asked me to determine they know my style. I don’t need to pay for a box of make up samples that I probably won’t ever use. I don’t want used clothing. I want…

  • 2016,  Friends,  Musings

    Musings: A Common Denominator

    A death, a wedding reception, and a birthday… What do they all have in common? The ability to remind me that I have chosen to surround myself with a great group of friends. I’ve been told on countless occasions that it’s rare, while simultaneously being complimented, on the strength and length of my friendships. Secretly, I’m also glad that many of them have blended together and most of the various groups of friends have all become friends. Some people may say I spread myself to thin. I appreciate your opinion, but I completely beg to differ. I chose to put a huge emphasis on friendship. This isn’t to say that…

  • Musings

    Cali Girl Does Seattle – Día Uno

    Adulting Spring break style… And because we’re obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy…be serious! Well, we do watch it every week, but that’s not why we decided to spend a few days here. It happened on a whim and I went with it. If J agrees to any adventure, I plan it in a heartbeat. Seattle was no different. I was actually thinking of it as a location for a birthday trip for him, but why wait so long? It’s always interesting when a busy weekend proceeds a vacation. Life wouldn’t have it any other way though, so why even try. After a busy Easter weekend with L, we closed it by saying…

  • Musings

    Garage Sale'n

    Buy my stuff, please && thanks!! Please let me introduce the Garage Sale Queens — my Mom and her best friend, Aunt J! These two women have been best friends since high school and have cultivated a friendship that has lasted through decades, life changes, and raising families (and even a grandbaby). Aunt J had these sweaters made for all six of us girls! Ever since I was little, Aunt J, her hubs (Uncle B), and two daughters (S & K) have been family to us. So much, we call them Aunt and Uncle and make no point of even trying to explain why we look nothing alike! We’ve family…

  • Musings

    Diamond Celebration

    60 years, that’s a long time… …to be with one person. Geez! HAHA, I say that in jest. I can only hope to have and cultivate what J’s grandparents have. This past weekend we celebrated their anniversary in grand fashion. I thought I was getting off scot-free (I just looked up this saying) this year with no weddings. Late in the game, two weddings found their way on into our calendars, both of which are family weddings. I love celebrating love. I love weddings. I’m pretty sure I’ve written this on here before. I love dressing up, I love the ceremony, I love the atmosphere. I just love everything about…

  • 2015,  Até,  Pinterest,  Running,  Thinking Out Loud,  Women's World Cup

    Thinking Out Loud – Happy Thoughts

    Loving my happy mood… Amanda at . RUNNING WITH SPOONS. I’m going to chalk it up to lady business and say that I was in a bad/ugly mood the last few days, but that has come and gone. Maybe its the endorphins from my workout this AM or my pizza hangover, but I’m in better spirits. So here goes my Thursday randomness ritual! Nailed It // I’m doing a 5K with my work tonight and I wanted to make my oversized shirt cute. Well, my ability to ‘nail it’ goes beyond food, apparently! Damn DIY, Pinterest, you got me AGAIN! Here’s where I found my inspiration gone wrong! So I…

  • Musings

    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…

  • Musings

    Thinking Out Loud – The Cost of Being a Girl(y Tomboy)

    I’m nosy… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. …among other things. I love to know what products – make up, skin care, sunblock, anything really – other people/gals use and potentially the cost of said items. It depends on how exactly nosy I’m being that day. So, I thought I’d just share what I spend my money on to maintain my ‘girly’ side. I don’t think it will be, but sorry in advance if there is any TMI in here. Girly Tomboy // I feel like this truly describes me. Certain people in my life see different sides of me, but in general, I think it’s an overall, correct assessment. Some…

  • 2015,  Baseball,  California,  Friends,  MLB,  San Francisco,  San Francisco Giants,  Thinking Out Loud

    Thinking Out Loud – My First Game of the Season

    The SF Giants are everything (insert hands up emoji)! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. On Monday, I posted on FB, that I was already in love with this week. And it was NOT a lie! This week has been progressively been getting better and I can’t stop smiling today! Yesterday was my first SF Giants game of the 2015 season. And it did NOT disappoint one bit. From the road trip there to the tailgating to the actual game to my sleepy ride home. Feeling completely blessed and grateful today! You should basically expect a post like this every single season, here’s last year’s post for my first game…such good…