A Few of My Favorite Things

Good morning!!

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That was the sunrise a few mornings ago. Since I get to work before 7 am everyday, I have the pleasure of seeing the sun come up. I’ve been really into it lately and trying to actually take notice, when usually, I’d just go about my business and not think about it. Now I’m hooked.

It’s amazing how there can be such beautiful scenery right in front of us, and yet we totally look past it and don’t take the time to appreciate it. This is definitely something I’m trying to fix since I live in such a beautiful place. Mountains, ocean, palm trees, and great views: yes please.

For more things I love, keep reading!

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

The Republic of Tea Pomegranate Green Tea – I never knew I could love green tea as much as I did once I tasted this pomegranate heaven. The picture on the right is before it’s actually steeped, but you can see it bleeds pinkish red into the water.

Pomegranate Green Tea

Cheddar Cranberry Stuffed Apple SkinsSooooo these are awesome. It’s like loaded potato skins gone ridiculously healthy and sweet.


Muddy Buddy Popcorn – I’m kind of a puppy chow connoisseur, if you were not aware. I absolutely love the idea of making it with popcorn – not that it makes it any healthier, buuuuut that’s okay.


No Bake Halva Cookie Bites – I’ve gotten really into the cookie/protein/whatever bites that are all up on Pinterest. So far, I’ve only made Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls, but with recipes like this No Bake Halva Cookie Bites, I’m thinking I’ll have to do some more rolling.


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Fruit & Nut Bars

Fruit and Nut Bars

If you’re anything like me, you struggle with snacking in a healthy way. Sure, I’ll eat yogurt, nuts, a hard boiled egg, or whatever else seems like a smart decision, but at a certain point, you just get sick of these things. In hopes of mixing things up, I made my own homemade version of…

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Breakfast Recipe Roundup

Breakfast Recipe Roundup

The problem with blogging is that you create all these posts, and then BAM – they’re tucked away in the archives forever. Well today, I’m resurrecting some older posts in case you missed them or need some recipe inspiration. Breakfast Food: The one type of food that can be enjoyed at time of day or…

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My Favorite Things


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White Cheddar Tuna Pasta with Bumble Bee Tuna

White Cheddar Tuna Pasta

One of my goals for 2015 was to eat cleaner, and I figure an easy way to do this is to incorporate options like fish into my diet since it’s so healthy. For today’s post, I’m talking tuna, specifically, because it’s ridiculously nutritious and convenient. When trying to think of a dish to make with…

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Marathon Training Update 1

As I begin to write this post, I have come to the realization that the LA Marathon is in exactly two months. I was asked by ASICS at the end of December if I would be interested in running this race, to which I hesitantly said yes. My runs hadn’t gone past four miles in…

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My Favorite Things + We Set a Date!


So I never realized how beyond frustrating setting a wedding date could be. I’ve always really wanted to get married at my college’s chapel because neither of us have a home church, and we obviously can bond over our college. After contacting them this past weekend, I learned that pretty much any date this year…

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Maple Roasted Walnuts

Maple Roasted Walnuts

Trying new recipes is one of my favorite things. Although my food experiments aren’t always winners, it’s all worth the gems that come out of simply trying. Today’s recipe came from my desire to give Matt’s parents a homemade gift of sorts for Christmas, and I was quite thrilled with the result. I present to…

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Two Words: LA Marathon


So guess what… This coming March, I will be running in the ASICS LA Marathon!!! This will be numero dos for me, with my first 26.2 being the Surf City Marathon two years ago. Last year, I was questioning whether I’d ever run a second marathon ever, but the people at ASICS recently approached me…

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A Few of My Favorite Things


Now that we’re engaged (woo!!), I find myself browsing through the wedding nook of Pinterest and not really caring about what else the site has to offer. Even though we’re going to have a longer engagement because of reasons, it’s still fun to explore ideas. To spare you all from a healthy living blog that is…

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ASICS GEL-FIT SANA Training Shoe Review


If you were not already aware, my favorite athletic shoe brand is ASICS – just look at the picture below of my collection. (And that’s excluding a pair I just left in Chicago at my dad’s house.) Ever since my first race (half marathon) four years ago, I’ve been buying ASICS shoes, minus a pair…

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