Arizona Trip for GOTR Summit

There was one last thing I wanted to do in Scottsdale – hike up the famous Camelback Mountain, which rises up from the middle of the city.   I set my alarm and woke up early, grabbing a banana and Clif bar on my way out.  The Husband opted to sleep in, so I got [...]


After having oh-so-much-fun taking a food tour of Chicago this summer, I knew that the Husband and I had to squeeze in a food tour of Scottsdale.  The only issue with the Chicago food tour was it was rather meat-heavy and not vegetarian-friendly.  I gave Annie at Arizona Food Tours a call and asked if [...]


Another vacation day, another bowl of Perfect Oatmeal.  Banana + brown sugar.  If it’s not broke, don’t fit it! And guess what?   I found an Operation Beautiful note today!  It was stuck on the door of the hallway leading to my hotel room. I practically dropped my coffee!  :)   Today is also the [...]


Oh my!  What an interesting night.  :)   Thing started off with a 1,000 Bean Salad from Pita Jungle.  The dish included a whole wheat pita with beans, mushrooms, onions, and spinach. It was ooey, gooey, and delicious!  I actually loved it, despite being kind of nervous when I opened the takeaway container.  It looks [...]


As predicted, Jean Kilbourne’s presentation was awesome.  I HIGHLY suggest you check out the video I linked to this morning because her talks are really so informative and thought-provoking. Some of the notes I took this morning:   The insane number of ads we see each day – some estimates put it as high as [...]


So Excited…

To see Jean Kilbourne speak in real life!   Jean Kilbourne is an amazing woman who has done so much to promote positive body image for women AND men in media.  She is a “a feminist author, speaker, and filmmaker who is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising [...]


Restaurant Inspiration

I have this (completely self-created) superstition about bunny rabbits.  My theory is that bunnies are a good omen.  And guess what? I’ve seen SIX buns since we arrived in Scottsdale, including this little fellow.  Another good omen?   I successfully did 45 minutes of cardio without foot pain! :)  Maybe running is in my near [...]


When the Husband and I went to England last December, we made a very big mistake – we totally overscheduled ourselves.  We live our day-to-day lives with a completely packed schedule, and that trip taught us that we’re better being spontaneous on vacation.  So, for our Arizona trip, we only pre-planned several outings – and [...]


Hey Scottsdale!

After a million hours of travel time, we arrived in Scottsdale! As mentioned before, we are in Scottsdale for a half business/half pleasure trip.  I am speaking at the Girls on the Run Summit on Tuesday evening, but the Husband and I are going to enjoy some R&R for the rest of the time.  We [...]

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