{Photos} California Day 1: San Francisco

I hope you are having a great week so far. I am. It’s our annual conference (Anytime Fitness) and even though I am not going, the office is buzzing with excitement. It’s a very fun environment. I am finally getting around to looking through my photos from California. Here are some from our first day in San Francisco. We mostly drove around, checked out the farmers market, some beaches, and japantown! Check it out:


Delicious finds at the Farmer’s Market at the Ferris Building Marketplace. I specifically enjoyed a delicious white nectarine which was perfectly ripe and juicy!
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This was a fantastic find I saw as we were driving to the Golden Gate (which was hidden due to extreme fog). It was a portable circuit workout. It was fun to watch people do kettlebells, box jumps, and push-ups!
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We stayed at the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown which is a very beautiful hotel! It also had a Japanese soaking tub which was fantastic. Oh my goodness, that is totally on my dream house wish list!
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I had forgot my USB cord for my camera. It was a sad moment but then we realized they had a DAISO store. If you are ever in Japantown, this store is just fun to walk around…plus it’s very cheap! Walking around Japantown you will find Sophie’s Crepes and fun Alpaca games! What fun.
And we are on the road…to Half Moon Bay. Stay tuned for more photos!

Weekend Roundup – My Favorites From This Week

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Finally a week of normality. Can I get a big, AHHHH! It feels so good to be home and back to it after basically a month of straight travel. Don’t get me wrong, I LOOOVEEE to travel! But at the same time, I like spending my friday nights with Breon and Sen Jo at home, too!

Here are some of my favorite blogs from this past week that I wanted to share with you!

Weekend Round-Up (9/21/2013)

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Have a wonderful and RELAXING weekend! :)



Ms Giggles

Fall 2013 To-Do List

Over the last few years, I have seen bloggers make a fall to-do list. I love it. This year in order to do all the things I love in fall…I have copied this concept. This is my 2013 Fall Checklist! Feel free to use as inspiration for your own!

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My Fall Checklist

  • Apple picking
  • Go on a picnic
  • Buy an infinity scarf
  • Make apple crisp
  • Give thanks
  • Go on a hike
  • Have an apple cider
  • Make and eat chili
  • Attend happy hour yoga
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Make one fall craft
  • Fall clean
  • Create Christmas cards
  • Check out a new brewery
  • Drink a pumpkin latte
  • Go to a high school football game
  • Fall parade of homes
  • Drink a chai latte

I know there are a lot of beverages on this list…but what can I say, fall is definitely my favorite warm beverage month!

What is on your Fall checklist?

6 New and Healthy Food Stuffs to Try

After spending this last weekend at Healthy Living Summit in my home city, Minneapolis, I can happily say that I tried some new foods stuffs and am ready to share them with you! I can’t believe how many great products there are out there that I have never tried before…here are just a few of my favorites!


Blue Diamond’s Blueberry Almonds

I ate these for a mini-breakfast. They are so good! If you like almonds, I recommend you give these a try!

Balance Bar

We got about 6 of these in our Healthy Living Summit swag bag and they are all gone. That is how good they are. They have 4 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein. Only ringing in at 180 calories, these are totally awesome. I tried and loved the Dark Chocolate Crunch and the Dark Chocolate Coconut Balance Bars!

Justin’s Almond Butter

Nom. Nom. NOM! I didn’t think I liked almond butter but I guess I do. This is a perfect addition to the mid-day apple you are going to have. I loved the flavor and it wasn’t over powering!

Sneaky Pete’s Oat Beverage – Apple

I am pretty sure B raised his eyebrows at me with this one, but meh, I don’t care I dig it. It’s a good apple flavor, not a fake one. Plus it has 3 grams of fiber with only 40 calories. That is something I can get behind!

BioTrust Protein Cookie

Honestly, I was skeptical about this one. I LOVE my chocolate chip cookies the good ol’ fashion way. Made with lots of fat and sugar! But I must admit this cookie wasn’t bad and satisfied my post-lunch craving for sugar. Plus it has 12 grams of Protein (awesome for keeping your full), 3 grmas of fiber, and only 150 calories. Sounds good to me!

Chili Lime Gourmet Beef Jerky

Not a huge fan of spice, I was also wondering about this one. It’s perfect blend of spice and sweet is awesome. It’s also not too chewy. I am a huge fan of this product and highly recommend you try it. Heck go big and try the sampler pack for game day! Just don’t blame me when everyone wants to come to your house for the game!

The last two came in the Kona Kase, which is a healthy food subscription sample pack you can have delivered to your home each month.


What have been some of your favorite new foods lately?