• 2018,  California,  Food,  Musings,  Sacramento,  Sacramento

    Musings: My FIRST Best of Sacramento Party

    I love my city! I’m pretty sure you know that by now, but just in case you didn’t…I had to say it AGAIN! We have a local publication, Sacramento Magazine, that has been around forever. Poppa Bear has been a subscriber forever. I always love paging through the magazine at their house or anywhere really. This magazine releases a Best of Sac list every year and then they host an event to showcase the winners, which raises money for a specific charity. Year after year, I’ve seen all the event photos and heard about the event. I was always too cheap to buy a ticket. And sadly, was never offered…

  • 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…

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    Musings: Week Day Pampering

    Along with cinnamon rolls as appetizers, I’m petitioning for week day pampering! via Pinterest Week days are not just for work, dinner, working out, and carting kids to soccer practice. Seriously, pampering ourselves on a week day should be something we all do, men and women. I have a feeling most of us wait until the weekend to try and fit it into our schedule on top of everything else, but scheduling some personal pampering time is a must. I think at times we try not to be selfish and do this, especially if we have families. However, ‘self-care is a divine responsibility!’ And don’t confuse taking time for the…

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    Musings: FLAVOR! Napa Valley

    Sometimes you know, sometimes you have NO clue! Thank goodness, my friend (she happens to be a co-worker too) K, knows what’s up! We are always discussing food and sending pics to each other, quizzing knowledge about new places, and trying out new places together — but she schooled me! Flavor Napa. What the hell? I really missed the boat on this one! Thanks to her, I didn’t really miss out. In the spirit of Birthday Month, K set up a Napa Flavor adventure with another co-worker and J was our DD, who also got to partake in the adventure too. Chris Cosentino?!? Yeah, I don’t recognize that name either.…

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    Musings: Lunchin’ in Sausalito

    I wasn’t going to plan anything this year… I was going to let our Monterey trip be any type of birthday celebration I’d have be it, this year. But then I figured why not? Why not see if anyone is available to do something different? Clubbing birthdays were our early 20’s. Wine tasting was our late 20’s. Let’s dayscape to Sausalito for lunch with the girls! So, I sent out a quick email to see who could make it. Knowing most probably wouldn’t want to drive somewhere for two hours for lunch, I knew the turnout would be low. I was okay with that. I just wanted to something different…

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    An Early Valentine’s Day Adventure: Lodi Wine & Chocolate

    Sometimes being a cliche is okay! The Lil asked if we wanted to join her and her dude at Lodi Wine and Chocolate. We didn’t really need much convincing, so we agreed. I’d heard of this event, but I’ve never thought to actually go. I love a new adventure and I love lover’s day, so it seemed like a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day. Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, we decided to celebrate it as a family with L and his mom, instead of us going out by ourselves. This was the perfect way to cover both options, one with just us and…

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    Just Like Frozen…

    2 sisters and a castle… …just like Frozen. Except we’re Asian, there was NO snow, and it’s really a winery. So basically, just like Frozen. Every Princess needs a Castello (de Amarosa), right? Napa is known for many things, but mostly for their delicious vino. Did you know a perfect castle is nestled right outside of the Napa city limits? Once you get off the 80 and start your journey on the 12 to Napa, you only have to go about 35 miles to get yourself to a real, live castle. For every girl that grew up dreaming of becoming a Princess, thanks Disney, you can make it happen as…

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    Cali Girl Does Dallas – Part 1

    Good times && crazy friends, forever memories! I know I talk about my girlfriends all the time, but I realize I never mention my guy friends. There is a core group of guys that I’ve grown up with, whom I’m really close with. Some of the friendships range from back to 3rd grade, middle school, to freshman year of high school. I completely acknowledge that this isn’t the norm for most women, but these guys (I can’t even call them men, because they act like such boys to this day) have been close friends for a really long time. Me, and at times one or two of the other girls…

  • 2015,  California,  Christmas,  Christmas,  Family,  Food,  Holidays,  Musings,  Napa,  Sacramento,  Traditions

    …and Like That It’s Over!

    Christmas has come and gone… …just like that. If you remember correctly, I was trying to find my Christmas spirit on Christmas Eve. Shortly after I wrote/posted that, it started to sink in and magically I began to start feeling more in the spirit. Maybe it was just saying it out loud (well, really writing it) that made snap out of it. Maybe the super relaxing pedicure that was pure bliss also helped. But by Christmas Eve I was in the full Christmas spirit and ready for all the celebrations ahead. Christmas Eve w/ J’s family. This long weekend was exactly what I needed. Family time. Family time. Friend time. Lets just say 3.5 days was not…

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    My 1st MLS All-Star Game

    I love soccer, but I don’t love the MLS… Via @MLS tweet I appreciate it, wholeheartedly, but I don’t pay attention to much of it. I do enjoy attending the occasional San Jose Earthquakes game and on any given Sunday a MLS game will be on at our house. But that’s the extent of it, I enjoy watching soccer, that’s what it boils down too. Live soccer. It’s the BEST! When the MLS announced the All-Star game would be versus Tottenham Hotspur, J text me about going immediately. If you know anything about him, which I keep to a minimum on here, I think you’d know he is a die…