25 Came and Went

How many of those 25 bucket list items did I actually get to by my 25th birthday? To be own surprise I actually accomplished many of my quarter century goals. Some of the items on my 25 years old bucket list didn’t quite make it, like making a new meal every month (who can do that while working full time and going to college full time? Not me) and unfortunately I did not get around to using the bidet, but there’s always 30.

Some of my favorites? Moving to San Diego, earning my Bachelor’s Degree and then more than $30,000 a year (the two came hand in hand) and finally getting an iPhone! I think these are all tied for the #1 spot.

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It’s funny how priorities have changed since I created this 25 years old bucket list. I got my nose re-pierced and shortly there after lost the jewelry and never put it back in and I would still like to get involved in a massive protect, but nothing sparks my activism like it used to.

I am now working on a 30×30 list, and some of these are going to flow over, like growing my hair out Kardashian long. It has been the same length all my life and it might not ever reach my desired length, unless I finally cave and spend the dough on a weave, which I have too many on multiple occasions. Also, weight staying at 120. It has fluctuated from 115-128 over the last few years, but this is one goal that will probably always persist.

Check back soon to see what craziness I will get into over the next five years.

 

Mega Stuffed Peppers

This lower carb version of stuffed peppers was a hit with the whole house. Packed with nutrients like vitamin c, fiber and protein, the flavors mask any trace of “health” food with pure deliciousness.

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The great thing about stuffed peppers is they can be customized and stuffed with any mix of ingredients, but this combination is worth trying! Yum!

Ingredients:
4 Red Bell Peppers
1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey
1 Can Black Beans
1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
Seasonings as desired (I used s&p, chili powder, cayenne pepper)
1 Head of Broccoli
1 Cup Shredded Cheese
1 Can Tomato sauce

Directions

how to

  • Split your peppers in half lengthwise and clean out the insides. Immerse in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes to soften, then set aside to cool.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a skillet with olive oil and sauté the minced garlic. for one minute. Add in ground turkey, spices and chopped cilantro.
  • Steam broccoli and chop into small pieces.
  • Mix black beans, tomato sauce and broccoli into the turkey pan.
  • Fill each pepper half with filling and cheese and place on a 13×9 inch glass baking dish. I lined mine with foil and lightly sprayed with olive oil to avoid sticking.
  • Lastly, spray olive oil over the top of the stuffed peppers to aid in low-fat cheese melting and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • ENJOY!!

These stuffed peppers pair well with a side salad, a drizzle of spicy hot sauce on top and a sweet moscato wine. Yum!

Sacramento Soccer City

I was recently came up on four amazing VIP passes to a Sac Republic FC soccer game! Just one of the perks of working for the best athletic club in Sacramento. I’m not a huge soccer fan, but this was amazing!! The Sacramento soccer scene is wild!

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VIP comes with tented shade (a must in 100 degree Sacramento sun), a deliciously impressive fiesta buffet, free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It even comes with free massages and everyone working there is extremely kind! To top it off the seating is right behind the goal so we were able to view all the action from front row. This was one of the best sporting events I’ve ever attended.

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Freedom and Fireworks

This Independence Day was spent on the California coast. We set off an a road trip to Pismo Beach at 3 a.m. arrived early enough for breakfast on the beach and a full day of exploring this new place.

beachWhat would Fourth of July be without a little red white and booze?
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We took a midday break to have a few drinks and a few laughs on our rooftop with a bunch of other people staying at the hotel.cute roof

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The most awesome picture taken by one of the locals we befriended.fireworks

Nice people in Pismo!

friends fireworksDay two consisted of sleeping on the beach and exploring the pier before heading home

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If you love summer, summer will love you right back.

Cheers to many more summer weekends of laughter, sunshine and good friends.

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You know why I love you?
Because you do all the work so I don’t have to.

 

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Think they get fed a lot?4

They definitely do.

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First time in a bikini this season, ahh it feels good!

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That’s disgusting…

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Kayaking works up a thirst!

I love fruity hard cider, and cute beers too.

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Pool party!

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My sista Chelsea!

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Someone has a sunburn…. and someone else is uh, what is Emma doing!?

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I’m learning to appreciate the journey more, trust the process and not put so much pressure on the destination. Looking forward to the next few months of more days like these!

 

Bursts of Independence in Your Mouth

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Fourth of July is just a few days away now so whether you’re having the block party bash of the year or just playing it cool close to home these festive fourth of July eats will satisfy your sweet tooth and your patriotism.

The raspberry blueberry muffins are fruity and hearty (and cute) and the kabobs were a huge hit with everyone I shared them with, and super easy to make too!

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