• 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…

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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…

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    Musings: Bitterness is Unbecoming

    That was my tweet the other day. Later in the evening J asked who that ‘passive aggressive’ tweet was aimed at or what it was about? Pardon me, while I get on my soapbox. I’m tired of reading/seeing (mostly) women seem so bitter. Their posts, their status’, their tweets. Men do this too, but less frequently. But the majority I have seen lately are women, maybe I tend to follow more women than men, I’ll need to look into that. This isn’t to say that I do not see lots of awesome, positive posts…because, I do! Life sucks. Life’s hard. Everyone is going through something. We all get it. Even…

  • Musings

    Food Waste, I Think Not!

    Never. Ever.  Would I have thought I’d be surrounded by food for my day job! But I am, and I love it. I get to geek out on food manufacturing, industry, and trend news. I read the most random updates from companies and manufacturers. I learn about new flavor trends before they hit the market. It’s fun, but at times overwhelming. I’m into Marketing, not quite all the science stuff, but it’s good to know at times. This is in no way sponsored or have I been asked to share this info-graphic. I saw it tweeted by the IFT and I thought it was interesting enough to share if anyone…

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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 – Getting Lost in Random

    Allergies have me all kinds of random today! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. The last few nights have been shitty sleep. My allergies are killing me, making sleep elusive and my days miserable. I went from sore throat to post nasal drip in the span of one day. Sorry, I’ll stop complaining about our 75 degree weather with a 10,000,000 pollen count :/ Ride or Dies // The three amigas. From Nordstrom, to Red Bull, to Vega. It’s been over a decade of friendship, laughter, and good times. Trin Monies, the Bestest, and I – no matter how much time goes by in between, we pick up right where we…

  • 2015,  Disney,  Midtown Strength & Conditioning,  Running,  St. Patricks Day,  Thinking Out Loud

    Thinking Out Loud – Like I Do Every Thursday

    Well, well, well… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. It’s already Thursday, I’ll be darned! I’m pretty excited about this weekend, got some fun stuff planned 🙂 6 Months-ish // When I outed my blog, I knew there would be some support and probably some backlash (can’t think of a better word). And there has been. Being an open book has always come naturally, but finding my written voice is something new. I love that my friends and family embrace my blogging, even if I’m teased endlessly about it. I get to write about my life, my musings, my doings, and really whatever I please. If one hundred or none read…

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    Thinking Out Loud – #Whorepants

    I thought I was running, not on a societal fashion show… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. I live in workout tights – no matter the brand – when I work out. There are the rare occassion in the hot Sacramento days that I will wear shorts. Even at those times, they are probably the biker short variety, yeah, I said it! So to think that people think I wear them to show off my ASSets is ridiculous. That’s just a side effect 😉 Haha, I kid. I kid. Let’s take a step back. Let me explain a little. I was on the Book of Face the other day and I…