ZOMG! Nike Flyknits

ZOMG!!!! Heaven has hit the streets. I like to casually run whenever my body feels like it (aka when I have too much wine or chocolate). I use to swear by Asics, but I have converted to Nike FlyKnits and I must tell the world. They are amazing to run in and perfect to run weekend errands in. These are my first pair, but I want them in every color!

Buy here: http://swoo.sh/1fP3Cxe

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Sore from working out? China Gel.

Hi Blogging World!

These past few months have been really challenging so I had a voice in my head tell me to go and take some yoga classes to meditate. Not only did I discover a really great hot yoga studio, but I experienced what China Gel was! Yoga people probably know all about this, but to my non-yoga friends you must try it! I’ve done Bikram and vinyasa yoga, but this was my first time doing HOT yoga. Because of the heat in hot yoga, it makes your muscles stretch more than they probably should, and you can become very sore the next day. So, at the very end of class during savasana the instructor came around and put this gel around my upper arms. It smelled amazing and it tingled all over my body. I put the description and link below because I think regardless if you do yoga or not, you can use it after workouts as well. Let me know what you think!

PS- I also wanted to share this picture of a sign that was right next to the yoga studio. I think it was God letting me know that things are going to be okay. Of course the next morning I woke up to some really great news.. let’s hope it continues to follow through!

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My Resolution for 2014!

Hi blogging world! I started this blog in 2011 just as a personal goal and to also familiarize myself with WordPress for my career. I was a Social Media Manager for a major movie studio in Los Angeles. (Insert awesome job and Hollywood experience here). In the 9 months of consistently blogging I had 500+ Facebook fans and over 45,000 views. I was at a good pace and started hosting mini ads on my site (I apologize if they bother you– what’s a girl to do?!) Most of the content I was posting was girly stuff from Pinterest and people liked it for the most part. Being a female in her 20’s I think it’s safe to say that you evolve and grow every year.

Radio silence happened in 2013 and I did not write any blog posts. I stopped blogging because I didn’t have “time.” Such a LAME excuse, I know! I also went through a huge career change and moved to the east coast to regroup on some things. Quarter life crisis you could say.

However things have started off very bright for 2014. I recently came back from a 15 day vacation from St. Barths, Anguilla, and St. Maarten. I got stuck in San Juan for 5 days due to the below freezing cold weather! I shouldn’t complain because I got a free flight from Jet blue and didn’t have to feel the cold weather. I was literally yachting and partying with billionaires of the world. Think of that show on E! “Below Deck.” I witnessed ginormous, expensive bottles of champagne being sprayed and people raking the sand on the beach for Persian families. It was not real life but a crazy experience to say the least.

On the trip we talked about our NYE resolutions which made me think about blogging again (and becoming a spin instructor). Sooo my 2014 New Years resolution is to blog more often and more about content that’s true to who I am as a person. I also changed the subtitle of my blog to: “I blog about stuff I buy, content I like and things I do.” I also just downloaded the WordPress mobile app which makes it so much easier to blog! I highly suggest downloading it 🙂

Enjoy!!

Here’s a few pics from vaycay as well! And yes that’s P Diddys boat!

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Life Freaking Lessons

Regardless of how old you are these are essential life lessons all rolled up into a good solid read! Enjoy!!

Your 20′s are the most pivotal points in our lives. This is the time in which we become responsible for how our future will unfold, due to the important actions and decisions that make up this exciting yet confusing stage.

 

This is when we mold the direction our lives will take, and the way we will handle all of the obstacles that stand in front of us completing the journey we have chosen to embark on.

 

The 20s brings upon a lot of questions, doubtful moments and uncertainty. It is maybe one of the hardest points in a person’s life because that is the first time we truly face ourselves in the mirror seriously and ask what the hell are we going to do with our life and how are we going to do it.

 

This is a scary concept for many of us, as throughout the first 22 years of our lives we are used to being in school and having our parents’ help us get anything we wanted or truly needed.  It is truly the first time we are considered independent adults and the decisions we make during this period will rest with us forever.

 

As we love helping our fellow Generation Y-ers we have put together the 20 best habits that we feel everyone should have in their 20s to make the most out of this stage in life by crafting a valuable and fruitful future.

20. Focus on the activities and people that make you happy.-

 

This isn’t high school anymore, where we have to please people just to be considered cool and fit in. This is the real world and in the real world all you have to worry about is yourself and not what others think about you. Do what you feel will help you attain the life you wish to have, be around the people you truly enjoy hanging out with and engage in what makes you feel most fulfilled.

 

19. Trust your instincts on new opportunities.-

 

Opportunities are never given, they are taken. Stop waiting for handouts in life and go out there and get what you want. Trust your instincts because if it doesn’t feel right inside it wont feel right for you as time goes by. Trust that little voice in your head and do what you feel is most beneficial for your well being and satisfaction.

 

18. Build the courage to face your fears.-

 

If you haven’t already noticed, the real world is filled with a lot of intimidating phases you must participate in to grow up. Don’t ever hesitate to give yourself a chance to be everything you are capable of being. What brings out the best version of yourself is the act of standing up to what scares you most.

 

The only person telling you to be afraid of these things is you. Engage in discomforting activities that you know will make you a stronger, more courageous person afterwards because they will never fail to do so.

 

 

17. Focus on the resources you do have access to.-

 

We have witnessed so many people sit there and complain that they can’t get where they want to be in life because they don’t have the necessary resources to assume control. It’s time to stop being a cry baby about this sort of thing. You wont be given any handouts so be ready to work hard.

 

Life is about making something out of nothing what makes you so special that you would be awarded a head start? Focus on the opportunities you DO have, and exploit the resources you DO have access to.

 

16. Be less busy, and more productive.-

 

Being busy is a good thing but managing your time is more important. You are not superman and you can’t do 100 things at once. Many people make the mistake of spreading themselves too thin and thus losing control of the opportunities they can no longer take full advantage of.

 

It’s easy to be busy but you need to be productive and effective as well. Focus on the tasks that your life will benefit most from. Get the necessary things done, the things in which you will be most at peace with yourself upon completion.

 

15. Make your goals a priority. –

 

If you make a goal, you better stick by it because there wont be anyone to push you to do so. You will eventually  learn that the direction your life takes is based on how you act on accomplishing your goals. Stay focused on your ambitions. Tomorrow may never come, so start today instead.

 

 

14. Accept your humanness. –

 

Own up to your mistakes, admit you are only human and understand that your 20s are a learning curve. You will screw up, it will hurt, but it is the only way you will learn how to take the next step most effectively. Take in all the answers to the tests you receive after approaching something the wrong way or simply being careless.

 

13. Seek less approval from others.-

 

You are going to learn a cold hard lesson that many people that you think care about you might actually be haters and users. Stop seeking approval from people and stop worrying about what other people think about you. Be proud of who you are and don’t let the opinions of the those who wish they had your courage bring you down. Remember, a lion does not worry himself over the opinions of the sheep.

 

12. Ignore society’s comparisons.-

 

It will never help you to compare yourself to other people and believe that you will never amount to their success. Stop renting an identity, be you and live your life without comparing it to someone else’s. You are far more nuanced than anyone else’s narrative you try to fit yourself into, and more complex than society’s story of what ‘should’ be happening in your life.

 

 

11. Believe in your ability to succeed.-

 

Fate and self belief are the two biggest factors of succeeding in this world. Unless you believe that what you are after is in fact possible to attain, you won’t get anywhere. You need to always maintain a belief in your own ability to succeed, doubting yourself will only distract you from the steps you should be taking to get closer to your dream.

 

10. Manage your money before it starts to manage you.-

 

We live in one of the greatest recessions known to mankind, there are not many jobs out there and the entire world is about to simultaneously file for bankruptcy. Spend your money wisely and don’t spend above your means. The last thing you want to do is be living pay check to pay with so much uncertainty as to whether or not you will survive on your own.

 

9. Let the wrong people go.-

 

You are going to come across many different types of people in life, so you don’t have to be everyone’s friend. You will come to realize who your true friends are, supporting you through thick and thin. You will also, however, encounter a fair amount of poisonous individuals that will try to hold you back from getting what you want for their own benefit.

 

Cut them off and don’t let them intrude and ruin your life. You can’t make everyone happy in this world, so don’t bother trying. Don’t be so quick to lend out your trust.

 

 

8. Appreciate your true friends, and return the favor.-

 

You true friends are the ones that you can call during any time of the day and will be there to help you no matter what. Return the favor of being a good friend and don’t ever forget where you came from. Friendship is what will keep you humble throughout your journey, and as long as you continue to show appreciation for the love you are given, it will only come back in larger doses.

 

7. Understand right from wrong-

 

This isn’t college anymore, it is time to grow up and take responsibility for your actions. There is a right time and place for everything and by now you should know what will help you in the long run and what is simply a waste of time. It’s okay to have fun, but not during a time when you know you could be working harder to accomplish your goals.

 

6. Choose happiness. –

 

Happiness is a choice that varies in substance for many people, so you need to create your own kind of happiness that you find most fulfilling or stimulating. There is nothing you need in order to be happy other than the choice to do so. Let go of the worries you have for what may or may not come your way. Focus instead on the good things that you can give, create, inspire and choose to experience, right here, right now.

 

 

5. Learn to cope with anger effectively.-

 

Your 20s are an emotional rollercoaster of confusion and enlightenment. You will feel a significant amount of emotional stress and you need to understand how to control it so it only helps you dominate your 20′s with efficiency and pride.

 

When you begin to let your emotions start controlling you and your decisions is when you are destined to fall off a cliff. Unless they force you to work harder or more passionately, ignore the bad emotions and let the good one’s carry you to new intellectual heights.

 

4. Make your own destiny –

 

If you want to be successful then you need to create the life that is most deserving of such pleasures and reward. Don’t just sit there and talk the talk. You need to learn how to walk the walk and stick by your word. You have the power to make your own destiny and that starts with the decisions you make and the actions you take to become worthy of success.

 

3. Create priorities.-

 

Priorities will help you understand what is important in creating the life you wish to have and what is only stopping you from being the best version of yourself imaginable. Life is going to offer many distractions that will attempt to throw you off course from your goal.

 

It is ultimately up to you to stay disciplined at all times and understand how to spend your time and energy in accordance to your own well being. Don’t waste your time on social media or being a club rat. These things won’t make you a more intelligent person with a better grasp on how to handle life’s important choices.

 

2. Stay away from a routine based life.-

 

Don’t turn into a pedestrian by settling for the first thing that life gives you. Security and stability may seem less harmful at first but they prevent you from experiencing the greatest adventures and rewards this world could possibly offer. You will be presented with a lifestyle that appears comfortable, doing the same things each day with little or no excitement or mental growth involved.

 

This is why you need to remember that to take advantage of the wondrous opportunities life has in store for you, you must get comfortable with the uncomfortable and choose the road that is most interesting, regardless of how complicated or unnerving it may be.

 

1. Always keep in mind that life is somewhat unpredictable.-

 

Some of the great moments in your life won’t necessarily be the things you do; they’ll be things that happen to you. That doesn’t mean you can’t take action to affect the outcome.. You have to take action, and you will. But don’t forget that on any day, you can step out the front door and your whole life can change in an instant – for better or worse.

 

To an extent, the universe has a plan that’s always in motion. A butterfly flaps its wings and it starts to rain – it’s a scary thought, but it’s part of life’s cycle. All these little parts of the machine, constantly working – sometimes forcing you to struggle, and sometimes making sure you end up exactly in the right place at the right time.

 

Preston Waters | Elite

Source: http://elitedaily.com/elite/2012/20-good-habits-start-20s/

serendipity is life

I believe everyone and everything that comes into our lives serves a purpose… good, bad or indifferent it’s all an experience. I think the true gift comes when we grow from what comes our way and we learn to be grateful for it all! I live my life to the fullest every day because I only have this one shot. My view on life is to love a lot, be kind, tell people how much I appreciate them, be honest, spend time with family, count my blessings and remember a dog is man’s best friend!

I’m happiest when I get in a killer early morning run, put a smile on someone’s face and do something better than the day before! My guilty pleasure is lighting too many candles, red wine, cupcakes, and Frank Sinatra…all at the same time. The journey “is” the destination! Embrace it and don’t be shy to go for what you want! We are all exactly where we’re supposed to be. And I hope to be brave enough to get this awesome tattoo one day.

Breathe in, believe and love always 😉 More than ready to start 2013… how about you?

Professor and Beer Life Lesson- Love This!

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When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

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The Perfect Horoscope Site

It’s my birthday month! I’m a Virgo and I thought it would be perfect timing to tell everyone about my one of my guilty pleasures–Horoscopes.

Call me cliché, but I’m a true believer that everything happens for a reason. I don’t go to a psychic or check every magazine possible for its horoscope, but I will say that Susan Miller’s AstrologyZone.com is fantastically scary. Although her website looks like it was created in 1996, she has made a clear living off of this blog with the countless number of books and conventions she attends. She gives in-depth planet/universe summary, along with a short recap without the planet lingo since it can get confusing. She gives all insight to those who are single, married, engaged, upon all topics of career, money, and relationships.

You ultimately decide what your future is, but nothing is wrong with thinking what the future holds. I also think it is important to remember not read into everything and pin point dates, after all it’s just for fun!

So just think when you have to pay your mortgage or rent the first of the month, remember to check www.AstrologyZone.com too!

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I’m Not A Player I Just Blog A LOT.

Here is my new favorite shirt and OSO comfy for all my digital nerd/blogger friends! Unisex and Girl fitted Tees! Perfect for all shapes and sizes! Click on pic to buy.

BLOG A LOT by RAYGUN

I’m Not a Player, I Just Blog A Lot.

‘Hey yo I’m still not a playa but you still a hater.’ Big Punisher speaks the truth. So don’t let the cynical commentators bring down your blog! Stand tall with Big Pun and tell those haters to go type their nonsensical Comic Sans tirades somewhere else.

Price: $19.00

50% Polyester / 25% cotton / 25% rayon T-Shirt made in the USA by American Apparel

 

Thanks Nads!

 

 

25 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s

Pretty sure this article is on point and certainly worth a read 😉

25 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s

By RYAN O’CONNELL 

  1. You can’t date a jerk and expect to turn them into a good person. Jerks are fully committed to being unpleasant. Those brief moments of tenderness they give you are designed to trip you up and give you false hope. It’s best to stay away altogether.
  2. The rumors are true: your metabolism does slow down as you get older! That means if you’re still eating whatever you want, there’s a good chance you’ll start to gain an awkward amount of weight. It won’t be too drastic but your clothes will start to hang differently on your body and you’ll feel an overall feeling of unattractiveness. Start to be conscious of what you eat and strive to live a healthier lifestyle if you want to get your teen body back. (Let’s be real though, that might not ever come back.)
  3. You’re going to lose touch with a lot of your friends. With some people, it will be expected but with others it will feel like a punch to the stomach. No friendship is truly safe in your twenties. You’re undergoing so many personal and professional changes that there’s bound to be some casualties along the way. Don’t worry though. You’ll end up with the ones that matter. If someone’s no longer in your life, it’s for a reason.
  4. You’ll be jealous of everyone who’s more successful than you. That’s okay. Just transfer that jealousy into something productive, like working really hard so you can one day eclipse them and make them feel jealous of YOU.
  5. You’ll question every decision you make and never feel completely certain that you made the right choice. It’s pointless to wonder though. You’re here now so you might as well make it be the right decision.
  6. You’re going to give your heart to a few people who don’t deserve it. Then, one day you’ll come to your senses and ask them to give it back.
  7. You’ll see your parents get older. You’ll come home during Christmas break and see new lines developing on their faces. One day it’ll just hit you that your parents are old and going to die. There’s nothing you can do about it, besides treat them with kindness and visit as much as your budget permits.
  8. You’ll have a boss who makes you feel like you’re nothing. It doesn’t have to be in a Devil Wears Prada way. The cruelty can be much more subtle. Don’t let them get to you though. They have no idea who the hell you really are and you’re probably going to have their job someday so…
  9. Doing drugs is fun until it’s not, until it starts affecting your life in negative ways and leaves you feeling guilty and wrecked. If that happens, you should stop doing them.
  10. You’re going to puke in public. It’s fine. No one cares. Just puke.
  11. You’ll know how to make twenty dollars last an entire week because you spent almost all of your paycheck on groceries at Whole Foods and drunk cab rides. This lesson in frugality will serve you well.
  12. You’re going to betray your convictions. You’re going to feel shame. You’re going to continue to put yourself in situations that aren’t good for you. And then, slowly but surely, it will become less frequent. It might not ever go away completely but it won’t be as bad. In the meantime, stop shame spiraling about it. It gets you nowhere.
  13. Loving yourself is hard. Hating yourself is harder.
  14. You’re going to hook up with someone who you would never touch in the daylight sober. Just don’t freak out too much about it. Consider it to be your good deed for the day.
  15. You’re going to have people in your life who are toxic. They may say that they love you, they may say that they have your back, but they don’t. Get rid of them.
  16. You’ll have moments with someone that are so intense, it’ll feel like you’ve been electrocuted back to life. You’ll hold on to these moments for a long time. They’ll give you hope when you’re going through the motions.
  17. You’ll always care about your first love. That doesn’t make you crazy, it just makes you human. When relationships end, it’s not so cut and dry. You carry everyone you’ve ever loved into every relationship thereafter.
  18. You’ll enter your twenties as a fashion disaster and (hopefully) leave them looking fantastic. If you don’t know how to put yourself together by then, I really don’t know what to tell you.
  19. You’ll realize that the Internet can be a cruel son of a bitch but, you know, http://www.whatever.com.
  20. So much of what you think matters doesn’t actually matter at all. It’s kind of rude. Like, thanks for making me believe in things that are ultimately so inconsequential, you jerk.
  21.  You’ll treat someone terribly. Whether it to be a lover or your friend, there’ll be someone whose feelings you take for granted. We focus too much on whether or not someone is hurting us. The reality is that we might actually be the one who’s hurting someone.
  22. Doing “grown-up things” doesn’t make you a grown up. Shopping for housewares, buying a plant, embracing domesticity — these things don’t create maturity. If you’re still a baby who hasn’t figured things out, you’ll remain a baby, no matter how many times you pay your rent on time.
  23. Don’t force yourself into loving anyone. If it’s not working in the beginning, it’s probably not going to work ever.
  24. You are so lucky to have everything that you have. Stop crying about an unreturned text message and get some perspective.
  25. Don’t go too long without having sex. Ever.

Connected, but alone?

For my love of technology and how society has socially changed. I think this transcript and TED talk by Sherry Turkle is inspirational, true, and interesting on so many levels. I would love to share this with everyone.

Oh and how cute are these Iphone Cupcakes?!

My favorite part is the end:

Technology is making a bid to redefine human connection — how we care for each other,how we care for ourselves — but it’s also giving us the opportunity to affirm our values and our direction. I’m optimistic. We have everything we need to start. We have each other. And we have the greatest chance of success if we recognize our vulnerability. That we listenwhen technology says it will take something complicated and promises something simpler.

So in my work, I hear that life is hard, relationships are filled with risk. And then there’s technology — simpler, hopeful, optimistic, ever-young. It’s like calling in the cavalry. An ad campaign promises that online and with avatars, you can “Finally, love your friends love your body, love your life, online and with avatars.” We’re drawn to virtual romance, to computer games that seem like worlds, to the idea that robots, robots, will someday be our true companions. We spend an evening on the social network instead of going to the pub with friends.

But our fantasies of substitution have cost us. Now we all need to focus on the many, many ways technology can lead us back to our real lives, our own bodies, our own communities, our own politics, our own planet. They need us. Let’s talk about how we can use digital technology, the technology of our dreams, to make this life the life we can love.

xoxo