That time I went out with a nudist

Ok, I didn’t go out on a date with a full-blown nudist. We were in a bar in Portland. Wearing many, many layers of clothes. Though it might not be that far-fetched since I have been kicked out of a coffee shop because my date was barefoot and have been on a second date to…

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New year, schmew year

There is something special about welcoming in a new year. However, I always expect it to be a little more glamorous than it turns out to be… There was quite the celebration last year that I missed out on. While I was at home on the couch getting ridiculously sick, my friends were out dancing in…

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Happy feet, not just for penguins

One of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite shows, Modern Family, demonstrates Gloria discovering the wonders of comfortable feet. After insisting on wearing 5″ heels to Disney World for the day, her husband Jay ends up forcing her to try on some comfy slippers instead. Her demeanor instantly changes from irritated to affectionate….

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The Spirit of Christmas Past and Christmas Present

I went to see Coco last night. (Side note: amazing!) The theater showed a holiday-themed Frozen “long short” beforehand, centered around holiday traditions. While my date and I were not as impressed as his 3-year-old niece probably would be, it got me thinking about traditions. I LOVE Christmas. The snow, the lights, the trees. Yummy…

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Magnetic Attraction: Properties and People

Let’s talk magnetism. That phenomena of two things inexplicably being drawn to each other.  Ok, I know there’s “science” behind it. But regardless, it’s a pretty incredible thing.  Take the connection away from metal and ore to people for a minute. Sometimes there’s that instantaneous reaction when you meet someone. I’ve found that it happens…

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Baring it all…

Warning: REAL things ahead, like Instagram not portraying real life all the time, pregnant and mom bodies, and boobs.  I went to spin class yesterday for the first time in, well, a long time. I think the last time I saw this crew and got on a stationary bike to ride and sweat my face…

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Easy, delicious, and nutritious: #putaneggonit

I think I’ve discovered something important: cooking yummy food doesn’t have to be time consuming or challenging! Game changer! I’ve been a cooking storm this week, making tacos, rice bowls, huge salads. And I’m always putting an egg on it. It’s the easiest and best way to sneak in some protein and extra nutrients. And…

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