WHEN IM IN SPIN CLASS AND I THINK THE INSTRUCTOR WILL GIVE US A BREAK BUT SHE MOVES RIGHT ALONG

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One month from today, this amazingly sweet, handsome, generous, loving, compassionate man will become my husband. I. Can’t. Wait!!!!!!

One month from today, this amazingly sweet, handsome, generous, loving, compassionate man will become my husband. I. Can’t. Wait!!!!!!

Wednesday Eats

Breakfast was a yogurt mess with coconut Chobani, raw oats and cantaloupe. I always have some strong black coffee with breakfast too, but it never makes it in the photo!

Snack was a Mama Chia snack pouch.

For lunch, I headed over to Mendicino Farms for a yummy tuna melt on buckwheat bread.

After work, I ran some errands, then headed home to make dinner for my sickly fiance. He requested chicken soup and grilled cheese, so that’s what he got!

I picked up a can of the Progresso light chicken pot pie soup for us to share and it was really good!! The grilled cheese was made with sourdough… the best kind of bread!

We lounged around for the evening catching up on the DVR. Hopefully the comfort food dinner made him feel a bit better!

Lately…

Hi there! Long time, no talk. Thanks for all the love on my headache post. I’ve been able to avoid a major migraine since that one, and I really think stress is the major culprit. I’ve been focusing on just staying calm and not getting too worked up about wedding stuff. I sound like one of those lame “Keep Calm and…” posters, don’t I? I got a massage this week which was HEAVEN, and I honestly feel like a new person!! I think I need to splurge on those a little more often.

So what else has been going on lately? Not too much. Rich and I had a low key weekend a couple weekends ago and got a lot of wedding stuff accomplished. We picked up some of our last decor items, and finalized our dessert menu with the bakery!

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It has been a rough week you guys. I’ve been getting migraines for several years but I’ve always been able to knock them out with some Excedrin, hot compress and rest in a dark room. Starting on Sunday, I had a terrible migraine I just could not shake. Monday was even worse. I could hardly sleep, couldn’t keep much food down, and just focusing my eyes and attention on anything was a struggle. Tuesday I felt only minutely better. 

Wednesday I woke up and the headache was there in full effect. It was centered behind my right eye and hurt so bad I couldn’t even open that eye. When I tried to get up, I felt so nauseous anytime I tried to lift my head. I knew I needed to get to a doctor which I had been dreading thanks to some less than stellar health insurance. 

I was able to find an urgent care near my house and decided to just bite the bullet and went. They saw me as soon as I walked in. And I was finally diagnosed with migraines for the first time. They gave me some pain pills and urged me to go to a specialist for further diagnosis. 

I spent Wednesday at home, drifting in and out of sleep thanks to the pain pills, and watching too much Scandal. I’m not posting any of my food because, to be quite honest, there wasn’t much of it, and when I did manage to eat it wasn’t healthy. 

The one thing I do have to share is the new butternut squash croissant from Starbucks. You guys. This is SO good. It was the first food I’d eaten in days that didn’t make me feel sick. I immediately wanted another one. 

Anyways. So that’s my migraine story thus far. Thanks to the pain pills, some other meds, and lots of rest, I’ve knocked this one out and was able to come back to work Thursday with just a minor dull ache. I’m back to wearing my eye glasses whenever I’m at work to help my eyes focus better. And other than that, I’m just trying to learn what the triggers are for my headaches. 

Sorry for the wordy post. I just wanted to let you knows know where I’ve been! Hopefully I’ll be back with regular posts in the next day or so. :)

It has been a rough week you guys. I’ve been getting migraines for several years but I’ve always been able to knock them out with some Excedrin, hot compress and rest in a dark room. Starting on Sunday, I had a terrible migraine I just could not shake. Monday was even worse. I could hardly sleep, couldn’t keep much food down, and just focusing my eyes and attention on anything was a struggle. Tuesday I felt only minutely better.

Wednesday I woke up and the headache was there in full effect. It was centered behind my right eye and hurt so bad I couldn’t even open that eye. When I tried to get up, I felt so nauseous anytime I tried to lift my head. I knew I needed to get to a doctor which I had been dreading thanks to some less than stellar health insurance.

I was able to find an urgent care near my house and decided to just bite the bullet and went. They saw me as soon as I walked in. And I was finally diagnosed with migraines for the first time. They gave me some pain pills and urged me to go to a specialist for further diagnosis.

I spent Wednesday at home, drifting in and out of sleep thanks to the pain pills, and watching too much Scandal. I’m not posting any of my food because, to be quite honest, there wasn’t much of it, and when I did manage to eat it wasn’t healthy.

The one thing I do have to share is the new butternut squash croissant from Starbucks. You guys. This is SO good. It was the first food I’d eaten in days that didn’t make me feel sick. I immediately wanted another one.

Anyways. So that’s my migraine story thus far. Thanks to the pain pills, some other meds, and lots of rest, I’ve knocked this one out and was able to come back to work Thursday with just a minor dull ache. I’m back to wearing my eye glasses whenever I’m at work to help my eyes focus better. And other than that, I’m just trying to learn what the triggers are for my headaches.

Sorry for the wordy post. I just wanted to let you knows know where I’ve been! Hopefully I’ll be back with regular posts in the next day or so. :)

Sunday we slept in before heading down to Tinto for brunch! We had some bottomless mimosas to start, then I had an egg scramble with cheddar, asparagus and bacon. Yum!! It was such a beautiful day in Palm Springs… I was so sad to leave.

We headed back up to Orange County to drop Olivia off at her and Ben’s boat. I was so excited to finally see it! It’s such a nice boat and as a bonus, I got to see their cute little pup Tacoma.

Tess and I continued up to LA and hit no traffic, thank goodness! I spent the evening lounging on the couch and waiting for Rich to get home from Vegas. A great end to an awesome weekend!

Girls Weekend - Palm Springs Edition

So to keep myself occupied during Rich’s Bachelor weekend, I decided to take a few of my favorite girls down to the Saguaro resort in Palm Springs. This is mostly going to be a photo dump because we took about 9 million photos.

My day started at the DryBar! My happy place :)

Coffee for the road.

We got there around 2 and immediately poured some drinks! (Skinny pina coladas… my summer obsession. Coconut vodka, soda water and a splash of pineapple juice.)

They had left me a little note and bottle of wine in the room for being part of their hospitality program. So fun!

Fireball shots were had by all.

Then it was pool time!

We spent a few hours lounging and swimming, then got ready for dinner at El Jefe inside the hotel.

Charred pineapple marg. The bomb.

Esquites for our appetizer!

Heidi and I shared the steak tacos and nachos for our main meal.

We ended our night downtown at the Village Pub for some more drinks and dancing.

Such an awesome day in the desert with my girls! 

All By Myself

Friday breakfast was brought in by our accountant! His wife is apparently an incredible cook. Check out this spread!

She made veggie frittata, sausage egg casserole, banana nut muffins and some fresh fruit. 

My plate

It was all delicious but my favorite was the veggie frittata! 

At lunch I had some errands to run and stopped into Ralph’s real quick where I stumbled upon this little slice of heaven.

ALL THE PUMPKIN BEER!!! Too bad it was like 100 degrees outside. Not nearly fall here in LA. I can’t wait to try the Red Hook one though!

Lunch was half a tuna melt from Mendicino Farms. 

Friday night was a low key night in for me. I bid Rich adieu for his Bachelor party weekend with the boys so I had the house all to myself! I ordered some gourmet dinner (thank you, Domino’s), poured myself some wine, and finished season 1 of Sons of Anarchy. 

Such a relaxing solo night. I read in bed for about 3 hours as well then called it an early night to get some beauty rest in before leaving on my epic weekend Saturday morning! :)

Thursday Eats

So I’m a bit behind as usual after an epic weekend! Let’s start off with last Thursday! Breakfast was a Special K breakfast sandwich plus some cantaloupe. Yum.

Lunch was a Smart Ones lasagna.

Rich and I did some stuff around the house when we got home including laundry, cleaning and starting to pack for our weekend. I whipped up a quick pizza for dinner… TJs garlic and herb crust, mozzarella, goat cheese and chicken apple sausage.

It didn’t come off the pizza stone very pretty but it was delicious! :) 

Wedding Food Tasting and Hair and Make Up Trial!

Rich and I spent the day in Orange County doing all sorts of wedding stuff on Tuesday. First we got our marriage license. It’s official now!!! We spent the rest of the morning walking around South Coast Plaza and just hanging out. Next up, my hair and makeup trial. I am obsessed with my team! They did the most amazing job. I cannot wait to see everything come together on the big day. Our last stop of the day was our food tasting at our venue. Oh my gosh, so much food. Everything was absolutely delicious and we had such a hard time making decisions! The food at our wedding is going to be out of this world! Every little task we check off just makes me so much more excited for our big day. 66 days to go!!