Boudin SF Spring Salad Collection Sizzles

March 30, 2015
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I love a good salad. This time of year, I’d rather have salad with a refreshing glass of iced tea than spend hours in the kitchen. I love a good refreshing salad that tickles my taste buds, especially if I’m not the one doing the chopping of the veggies! Wednesday, I was invited for a taste of the Boudin SF spring salad collection with a few local San Diego bloggers, at the Balboa Mesa location in San Diego. There are three new spring salads being offered by Boudin SF and they are sure to satisfy! The best part? Each of these […]

Fitness and Health Friday 3/27/2015

March 27, 2015
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It seems like forever since I posted on Fitness and Health Friday! For good reason, too! I finish my last dose of antibiotics today. Yikes! Ten days of antibiotics. Finally, that’s all over and now I can work on my fitness and health! I am taking my vitamins and using my essential oils. I am eating healthier. I’m going to make a difference in my health! This week, Mr. Bear and I worked hard on trying to eat healthy. Last night, we made a delicious shrimp Caesar salad. The night before, we made a turkey meatloaf and modified it to […]

Disney’s Cinderella Movie Review

March 18, 2015
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  We were recently invited to a screening of Disney’s Cinderella before the movie came out. I’m not sure who was more excited about it, me or the kiddo. I had been itching to go see the movie since I first heard whispers that Cinderella would be coming out. I have to say, we weren’t disappointed. I had some concerns about the characters. Would I love them? Would the prince be charming? Would they I fall in love with this Cinderella story the way I fell in love with the original animated version when I was a child? I hadn’t […]

Fitness and Health Friday—That Time When Jillian Michaels Kicked My Butt

February 20, 2015
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Welcome to the third addition of Fitness and Health Friday! Happy Friday, indeed! Wow! I can’t believe it’s Friday already! What a week—or two! I’m finally on the mend after being sick for nearly 2 1/2 weeks. I’m almost fully recovered, after coming down with strep, then strep in my eye, then a crazy cold. It seems like every time I start a new exercise program, my immune system takes a bit of a hit.   Enough of that though! I’m all better now and all fired up! I went to TheFitExpo in Los Angeles two weeks ago and had […]

McFarland USA Movie Review #Disney

February 19, 2015
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  Last night, we went to an early screening of McFarland USA. Going into the movie, I didn’t know much about the film, except that it was a movie about running. Of course, with my passion for running, I was excited to see it. I have to say, however, this movie really exceeded my expectations! It was such an inspiring film and really reminded me that the human spirit is capable of such greatness. Against all odds, one can accomplish their goals, and this film, based on a true story, really highlighted that! A few months ago, we found out […]

TheFitExpo Los Angeles Wrap-Up

February 19, 2015
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I was honored to be invited to TheFitExpo Los Angeles. There was quite a bit of excitement going into the event. The one HUGE thing I couldn’t wait to do, was to do the Body Shred work out with Jillian Michaels. For that, there was both fear and anticipation—because whoa! She’s intense! I was excited about the sessions they were offering, the competitions that were going to be going on and meeting new fitness lovers, like myself.  The schedule was so jam-packed full of education, meet and greets, competitions throughout the day, and the expo hall at the Los Angeles […]

FlatOut ProteinUP with Turkey Cobb Pinwheel Recipe

February 10, 2015
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I first discovered the FlatOut brand a few years ago, when I was looking for delicious and easy lunch ideas. I came across the FlatOut brand thin crust flatbreads that made absolutely fabulous homemade pizzas in about 10 minutes. FABULOUS! I recently had the opportunity to meet the FlatOut representatives and they sent me their newest flatbread products, the FlatOut ProteinUP that will be released in stores in about six weeks. This past Sunday, I had breakfast with the FlatOut folks and I have to say, they are pretty awesome! At breakfast on Saturday, we had the ProteinUP wrap with cream cheese, […]

Fitness and Health Friday 02/05/2015

February 5, 2015
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Welcome to the second edition of Fitness and Health Friday! I am super psyched about this weekend! Thanks to the partnership between FitFluential and TheFitExpo, I am going to Los Angeles this weekend for this HUGE event. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this weekend for a while now! There is so much to do and see and I can’t wait! It has always been a dream of mine to get certified as a personal fitness training. This weekend, I’m going to have the opportunity to meet with the people in the Career Center at TheFitExpo and have serious conversations about the […]

Fitness and Health Friday

January 30, 2015
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Today, I’m going to start a new series—Fitness and Health Friday. I want to be accountable on here, Dr. Readers, so I can continue this journey to a healthier me. I’d love it if others would link up in the comments with their own fitness and health posts, so I can visit.  I’m so very proud of my behavior this month! I’ve made some really significant changes in my habits. I’ve been practicing clean eating, which is fantastic! But, the most significant change has been in my portion control. I’ve really been depending on my kitchen scale and my measuring cups/spoons […]

Samsung Galaxy Note from Verizon Wireless Review

January 29, 2015
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Verizon sent me the Samsung Galaxy Note to give my honest opinion and review. I was given the phone for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% mine. I am a list lover. I’ve always loved writing lists. A grocery shopping list, a things to do list, a list of lists I need to write. Alright, I’m better at making lists than I am at actually accomplishing the items on the list. One of the reasons is that I often lose these paper lists. My phone has helped a bit, because I can make a list and store it on […]