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28 Random Things About MandaVision


In 10 days I will turn 28 and it freaks me out a little. Just enough to make me get my ass in gear and start dreaming even bigger! 2015 is shaping up to be another great year of learning, self discovery, and exploring the world around me. I haven’t really blogged much in the last 6 months, so I Continue Reading

Just Around the River Bend

“There is only one thing that makes a

Dreams are a funny thing. Whether they happen during the coveted REM sleep, during a particularly boring meeting or playing with dolls as a child, they can and will consume you. Dreams change, grow and adapt to mirror what is going around you. Feeding on your stress, drinking in your insecurities Continue Reading

My Whole 30 Adventure: Part 2

I did it! I completed my first Whole 30! I did noticed an overall difference in my sleeping habits, acne, and energy so I consider it a win. I shared in this post about the first 15 days of my journey and I'm here to share the last 15 days. During my Whole 30 I used chicken, sausage and Continue Reading

My Whole 30 Adventure: Part 1

Today is Day 15 and I'm officially halfway through my first Whole 30. I'm getting a lot of questions about this process so I wanted to share my experience thus far. I'm not one to diet and went into this journey thinking of it as an "experiment." After reading the book and seeing an opportunity to Continue Reading

Dear 17-year-old MandaVision….


Dear Me, Greetings from 2014, the 27-year-old version. I want to share 13 things I wish I knew about myself, life and the future at 17. Nuggets of so-called wisdom. :) 1. First off, you'll be happy to know that I'm (we're?) living in California. San Diego, specifically and it is Continue Reading

Whole 30, Shmole 30

Happy Thursday kittens! I've officially begun my first Whole 30. I read the book, It First Starts with Food, last weekend and couldn't wait to get started. I've heard or rather read online about the experience, the food and the overall lifestyle change. I've been wanting to eat healthier for a Continue Reading

The countdown begins…

It is official! I will be 30 in 999 days and I've got 101 adventures to accomplish by then. If you haven't already be sure to check out my list. I will use this blog to share all things related to my list from researching, to reviews and of course the completion of an item. I'll admit that I did Continue Reading

One year later….


I can't believe I'm actually here. One year ago today I took the first step and left the snow-covered mountains of Salt Lake City for the 70 plus miles of sandy beaches in San Diego. In the last twelve months I have gone from a server and PR intern in San Diego, to a cocktail waitress in Las Continue Reading

Happy Independence Day!

My first 4th of July away from home. It is a bittersweet day and even more bitter because I have to work. The perks of working in the restaurant industry. :) Nonetheless, I work close enough to the San Diego bay that I will be able to see some of the magical San Diego firework action. I hear it is Continue Reading