Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Yes... I'm a proud Auntie now!

little munchkin!
Congrats Jen & Evan!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thirty, Flirty, & Thriving!

Today's the day!

The end of an era... and the first day of the rest of my life.
But never too old to grow up.

Thanks for all the love.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Positive Impacts

This past week, I was nostagically going through all my photos albums before my landmark birthday this week I've been sort of dreading... plus I was doing a little digging in my past for research on my book.

I ran into a photo of a friend I met my junior year in college. I was timid back and a little introverted in college. She sat next to me on the first day of our Marketing class and was so bubbly, something that didn't happen everyday. She wanted to be study buddies, something I never had. She forced me to get involved and was a huge part of the reason for my boosted GPA that year. So much so, I decided to take more classes with her because of her positive influence.

I decided to contact her via Facebook this week, something I don't normally do. I wondered why her Friend count was so high it wouldn't let me add her, so I emailed her just to say hi and what a great influence she was to me without fully looking into the situation. She replied that she still had a card I'd given her for graduation and it was sitting on her desk at work (which is now 7 years later). I thought it was touching and beyond encouraging to me. I've always been a "card giver". I'm not always consistant about it, and lately have let is slide. This was a true reminder that doing a kind or giving act in the smallest way can make the biggest impact on someone else.

When I finally found out the extent of Kady's success this afternoon, I was out-of-my-skin excited for her! Not surprised, because I knew she always shined a little brighter than the rest.

Proud of you Kady!
Thanks for all the positive things you do.

You truly are a "good" one. 

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Friday, July 6, 2012

On the Book Shelf

Thought I'd share what I've been reading lately...

Just finished:
50 Shades of Grey - E.L. James
The fastest I've read a book in awhile.
A Case of Need - Michael Crichton
The Thieves of Manhattan - Adam Langer
Enjoyed it!
Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen
Worth the wait.
The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
Quick read.
A Stolen Life - Jaycee Dugard
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan
Wish I could live it.

Next on the List:
50 Shades Darker - E.L. James
I probably won't be waiting more  than a week to start the second of the trilogy.
Broken Harbour - Tana French
The 4th novel I've waited for from one of my favorite authors.

It's been 6 years in the works and now I'm starting the editing process and about to start pitching it... just a few days shy of my 30th birthday!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Life Lately

This weekend, we went to a Food Truck event in Carson City, I was so excited to try the Nom Nom Truck from the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race, too excited I forgot to take a pic of the food!

Afterwards, we went to the Legend of the West event and Extreme Cop Motorcycle Ride.

I also got to eat at my favorite Reno pizzeria "The Blind Onion" with tangerine beer.
Followed by a Sunday hike to Skunk Harbor beach at Lake Tahoe.

Perfect weekend.

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