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Where are our single girl gifts!!?!?!

I am so tired of buying baby and wedding gifts for people.
I looked at my credit card statement last night and on average I am spending like $200 a month on presents for first babies…second babies…first marriage…first engagement…first home.
What about my single girl firsts!
First time we actually have a guy call us back after a date!
First time we actually have a guy stick around for a month!
First time we have a guy actually call us on the phone!!!!
These might be the only firsts we ever get to experience!!!
Where are our Wiliams Sanoma biscuit cutters – set of 5 - …that make flaky, perfectly round biscuits also known as one of America's culinary treasures?
Where are our Le Creusset Heritage Stoneware Loaf Pan, Large, Lapis?
Where are our Crate and Barrel Hot Dips Bowl that heats up hot dips easily in the microwave or oven!
We want all these things too!!!
Where is the love!!! What if we never get to have these "society dictated gift worth" firsts? Does that mean we will never get Frozen pops dish towels that help sweeten those summer kitchen chores?
This sucks!!!

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Applegate - Natural & Organic Meats

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My Fit Foods recap!

I have done the MFF 21 Day Challenge a total of 3 times over the last 4 years. Every time I lose an average of 5-7 pounds over the 21 days. This year I lost 5 pounds easy. (I don't believe in pills, or drops, or shots, or fad diets...I believe in eating real food. If you eat the right food, in the right amounts...you lose weight.)

Why I did it this year:
My motivation this year was to get back on track and to stop eating so much dang sugar!
I am really good at eating healthy Monday – Thursday, but when Friday roles around, I think I “deserve” every cookie, glass of wine, and breakfast taco that comes my way. I wanted help snapping out of this game I play with myself!!

Favorite part of MFF:
It is so easy. For 3 weeks I don’t have to worry about meal planning, grocery shopping etc.
I reminds me...I CAN go out with friends and drink water instead of wine. I CAN go to a football watching party and not snack on chips and dip. I CAN get through a day without candy!  (I actually never craved sugar while on this plan...it is crazy that if you eat the right food...cravings go away! )

Favorite Meal:
I am in love with the Lettuce Wraps and ALL of the breakfasts.

The Cost
I know that MFF is an investment, and here is how I look at it. Look at all the money you spend over a 3 week period on food, snacks, drinks, restaurants, coffee, etc. MFF is still probably going to cost more, but does it cost THAT much more? Maybe the $$ you spend is a good motivator to stay on the program…it is for me!
Whats next?
Well I fell a heck of a lot better than I did on December 31st. I am down a few pounds, and it helped me get in the grove to lose weight and make good healthy decisions in 2015!
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Day 3: Learning new habits

Day 3 learning new habits. - Sara 
One of the reasons I love the My Fit Foods 21 Day Program is helps me get rid of bad habits. For the most part I eat healthy, but if something bad happens then my mind IMMEDIATELY goes to…I need a cookie or wine.
For example, today something happened that set me off. I am a girl, it happens. Someone upset me, I overreacted, I might have cried a little…and I thought, “I DESERVE a glass of wine or a cookie...This MFF program can just wait." I was 100% set on breaking all my goals (3 days in) because of how someone made me feel.
Then I walked into MFF to pick up my next round of food. I talked to some of the guys there about my goals as they rang up my food. KC the nutritionist talked to me about some of the new meals (mac and cheese), and importance of taking all my vitamins. As I left I thought, all these people want to see me succeed! I can’t let them down!
It was hard, but I passed up temptation, and came home to find my planned dinner was CHICKEN NUGGETS!! (yes MFF has a healthy version of chicken nuggets…and they are SO good.)
Sometimes in order to succeed we need to not only commit personally, but to also commit in front of others, and accept help. There are so many excuses every day to not eat healthy. ASK for HELP! That is just one of 1,001 reasons I love MFF!
Today MFF helped me make the right choice.
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WILD is out in theaters today!!! 


A true story about a woman who overcame tragedy by putting on her hiking boots...and hiking alone for over 1,000 miles. 

Expectations going in: 

LOVED the book. LOVE Reese Witherspoon. This book meant so much to me. I grew up hiking the mountains and know their healing power. 

My Take:

A great story is a great story. This movie is a great story. I think it is a story that relates to everyone. 

Would I see it with my mom:

Yes. My mom would love this film. Great mom/daughter bonding film. 

Good date movie?

I think this is a great date movie!!! This is a chick flick that guys will like. I promise.  

Bottom Line

If you want a nice movie to see with the family this holiday season...go see WILD

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Sara's Single Girl Diary: Online Dating Pictures

Sara's Single Girl Diary: Online Dating Pictures

Full disclosure. I am an online dater. You can currently check me out on Tinder and Eharmony. #ShoutOut

Guys. Picking the right pictures for online dating is hard. So let me give you some help.

If you want to meet a girl. Stop posting the following pictures.

If it isn’t your kid…don’t hold the kid. Holding a random kid doesn’t make us go….ooo he will be a good father one day. It confuses us.

Don’t post pics with gaggles of boobalicious girls.

Don’t pose with your ex girlfriend

Don’t post a pic giving your ex girlfriend a piggy back ride.

Don’t throw me the middle finger

Don’t post a blurry picture of your feet

I don’t want to see the one time you got drunk and dressed up in a chicken costume.

I don’t what your golf swing looks like from behind.

I find all the wakeboarding pics highly suspect. I challenge you that you do not wakeboard every weekend, but instead went once 5 years ago.

Finally. It is 2014. I don’t need to explain to you why shirtless selfies are dumb. Automatic NOPE.

So men. If you want a lady. Stop posting these pictures. Thank you.

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Single Austinite Diary 13

Because I am single I have been sleeping on an air mattress for the past 3 weeks.
I am currently in the middle of a move and in the meantine…because I don’t have a boyfriend…I am sleeping on my friend's air mattress. Don’t get me wrong. It is a lovely air mattress. The best Walmart has, BUT if I had a boyfriend I would be sleeping comfortably in his bed.
Instead I am on a bed that sounds like I am letting out a big fart everytime I flip over.
A bed that even my dog gets on and them immediately goes, "oh hell no, I choose the floor."
A bed that tells me I need to loose weight as it slowly deflates a little each night.  I started  at 8 inches from the floor…now I am at about 2.
I need to find a man to save me from the air mattress. 
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Smart Girls at the Party

Did you know that Amy Poehler and her best friend Meredith Walker run a website/movement for young girls? Smart Girls says, "change the world by being yourself." And...it gets better, Smart Girls is based right here in Austin, TX! 

Watch the latest Smart Girls episode here...and make sure to watch to the end for the Dance Party!!

Smart Girls is expanding this summer with their first ever summer camp for girls right here in Austin, TX.
Scholorships are available!

I got to talk with Meredith Walker this week about Smart Girls and camp. 
Click here for more info on Summer Camp!

First we talked about how Smart Girls started and what it means to be based in Austin. 

Then we talked about the Smart Girls camp starting this summer!!

Click here for more info on the camp!!!

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Moontower Comedy Festival

Moontower Comedy continues through the weekend!!

We chatted with 3 of our favorite comics, Godfrey, Colin Quinn, and Michael Che. 

If you love SNL like me then definitely listen to Colin and Michael. Good stuff there. 

See them this weekend at www.Moontowercomedy.com 

- Sara

Michael Che at Cap City this weekend

Colin Quinn and Godfrey


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Broadway in Austin

You know me...I love a good broadway show and the upcoming season for Broadway in Austin is so great. So many shows I have never seen including Once, Evita, Mama Mia, and Jersey Boys. The boys from Jersey Boys came in to chat about their popular show. 

Basically get ready for some AMAZING shows at Bass Concert Hall 2014 - 2015!!! Get tickets at www.broadwayinaustin.com 


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