Neon Fall.

30 Sep

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I’m a big fan of simple and don’t like to wear anything too loud.  However, I am a huge fan of colors so I’m always playing with ways to add a little bit of color.  I love the lounge bras from Victoria Secret’s Pink! section for fun comfy pieces.  At the end of each season, they usually clearance out everything from the season ending which is where I swoop up some good stuff.

Another way I like to add to a simple black, white, or grey outfit is to add a fun lipstick.  I love love love this NARS lip color Angela that I’m wearing above.  It’s a cooler hue and lasts for hours.

How do you add color to your basics?

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Climb Challenge.

25 Sep

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Since getting into climbing, I’ve been realistic with my own progression but also set goals for where I want to take it.  I’ve always loved the idea of climbing outdoors so when I started climbing, I knew eventually I’d want to take it outside.  After doing tons of research on places to climb in the bay area, my climbing friend Kevin and I, took to scoping out one of the well known spots along beautiful and coastal highway 1.  We were planning to just scope it all out but once we saw some climbable boulders, we couldn’t resist.  We were also able to scope out some lead climbing routes that will be something for us to conquer in the near future!

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Kevin conquering this boulder!

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About to get that last reach.

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Working on getting up and over this mini overhang.

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Stretching for it.

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Another nice boulder.

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Since we left pretty…

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Smart Chia Seed Almond Breakfast.

23 Sep

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I’ve never dabbled with the chia seed craze but a friend at work shared this super simple recipe that I love.  She even brought some into work for a few of us to try to sell us and it’s so delicious!  It’s easy to make but you need to let it set over night in the fridge.  Here’s the skinny on what you need and what to do:

  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2-3 t agave nectar syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon (I actually didn’t have cinnamon so I substituted with ground ginger)
  • Wisk or shake in mason jar make sure that all seeds and syrup is incorporated
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Eat with berries and chopped raw almonds if preferred

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Pre mixed and pre berries.

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After it set overnight, I added fresh raspberries.  It’s so tasty and filling.  The chia seeds expand and get soft…

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Cliff Hanger.

20 Aug

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The Grand Canyon is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen.  It’s enormity is stunning in itself.  I had always wanted to see this Natural Wonder of the world and now I can’t wait to go back.  It would be awesome to be strong enough to climb the canyon one day in the future.  But for now, here’s my faux climbing :)

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Walking out.

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The canyons are massive!

Definitely add the Grand Canyon to your bucket list if you’ve never seen it before.  It was mind blowingly beautiful!

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Protein Power Breakfast Hour

20 Aug

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Lately, I have been reading more and more about eating a protein heavy diet filled with good fats in order to help build muscle and ward off the hungry feelings I get every few hours. I came up with this simple and tasty breakfast the other morning and it certainly has been keeping me full longer. 

DSC_1829(What you’ll need: corn tortillas, avocado, eggs, tomato slices, and feta cheese)

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DSC_1832(Step 3: Sprinkle warm tortillas with feta cheese. Goat cheese would work great here too)

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DSC_1839(Step 5 & 6: Place the tomato slices on top on the egg whites and then layer on avocado. Additional salsa is a good option as well)

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Travel Tuesday.

19 Aug

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Rob and I just got back from a pretty amazing trip.  I can’t wait to get all of the photos up on the blog this week!  Can you guess where we went??

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Gym Bag Essentials.

6 Aug

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I love, love, love spending some time practicing yoga, climbing, or just a regular ol’ gym workout.  One thing I’ve come to realize is that life is much easier if you keep these essentials in your gym bag.  Besides for the regular socks, shoes, and clothing, there are a few other things that are staples for my trips to the gym.

1. A good, sturdy bag.  I got a weekender bag and turned it into my gym bag, like this one for $27.80.  I keep my combo lock attached to the strap for easy use of the lockers.

2. Batiste’s dry shampoo!!  I can’t get enough of this stuff.  A little bit goes a long way and putting a little spritz in your root layers can even give you some volumn.  I keep one or two mini containers of this in my gym bag, in my desk at work…

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