San Diego or Bust

To give you a visual of how busy my September has been, imagine a large, tall, overfilled plate of buffet food. From the birth of my nephew, traveling to three states for work, plus traveling to California, AND getting engaged, that giant full plate of food is a pretty accurate description of how my life has been these past four weeks. However, as busy and as overwhelming as I have been feeling, as soon as I look down at this sparkly rock on my finger, I immediately start to smile. From the moment we entered landed in LAX until we entered San Diego proper, I knew in my heart that one day, we’d eventually call the West Coast our home.

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Shredding for the Wedding – Quick and Effective Workouts

As soon as the novelty of getting the ring wears off, an instant panic to most, if not all brides-to-be (including myself) are, “Holy Sh*t, I have  ______ many days until it’s W-Day.” From that moment on, every workout, every piece of food, every ounce of sweat, counts towards achieving that bride-body-look you’ve always dreamed of. That means (for most) it’s time to slim down, tighten up, and deny that large donut in order to start shaping up. Seeing that I’ve just entered in “get my a$$ in more-shape mode,” for my own spring 2016 wedding, I decided to try out different types of workouts to help with my own Shredding for The Wedding and share with the rest of my fellow Brides-to-be….

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Catching Up with Kat Odell

Back when I was at my first big girl financial-world job (in 2012) and found myself extremely unhappy, I took a trip to Boston for my my annual Gasiorpalooza (birthday month). While sitting on the bed at my hotel, I flipped thru the channels until I stopped at a show on Bravo, called Eat, Drink, & Love,”  a show revolving around four women in the Food and Beverage Industry. Little did I know that after a few moments of watching this show, especially one woman in particular named Kat, that this coincidental channel flip would be a pivotal moment in my food career.

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