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Dec 12
2012

Cherrapine Shake


Santa came early this year and brought me a Ninja. I was having an extremely difficult time with my old blender and was pleasantly surprised to come home to a brand new blender just for my protein shakes. Yesterday, I made a Cherrapine shake, which stands for Cherry-Raspberry-Pineapple shortened and blended together, just like my shake. It contained cherries, raspberries, pineapple, spinach, a splash of orange juice, vanilla whey protein powder and of course, strawberries….

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Dec 10
2012

DIY Manicure Mixology


The first time I got acrylic nails I was a debutante in the Minneapolis-St. Paul cotillion. I wanted to go-over-and above and get a french manicure to match my over-and-above white ballroom gown. Excitedly, I sat in the salon, and watched as my cuticles were soaked, massaged and trimmed. After my nails were dry, the strangest thing happened. The nail tech began drilling and filing away at my nail bed. I thought by the time…

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Dec 07
2012

Vanilla Berry Smoothie


I’m on a healthy eating kick that started 24 hours ago. My girlfriend, Morgan, gave me a beginner’s protein shake recipe, so this morning for breakfast I blended frozen strawberries and blueberries, one tightly packed cup of baby spinach, a splash of apple juice and a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. The result was very healthy tasting. I’m glad I added strawberries and may even add a drop of lemon next time to brighten…

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Nov 06
2012

POTUS


Four years ago today I stood in our Harlem apartment and watched CNN’s election center tally Ohio’s votes. The swing state held the nation’s answer to who would be president. As Wolf Blitzer called the state and shaded it blue, I began cheering and celebrating that truly epic moment. As CNN went to commercial, I could still hear cheering, and opened the window to hear the screams, shouts and hurrah’s of the entire neighborhood. I…

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Oct 22
2012

Lunch at Nando’s!


I spent Friday in DC and made sure to swing by Nando’s for lunch. I had the chicken pita, and the flavor took me back to Australia. I was so giddy about being there- I was snapping photos, even before my food arrived, and chatting up the staff about how I fell in love with Nando’s abroad, and have been feening a taste of the famous, delicious, flavorful peri-peri sauce ever since. What is Nando’s…

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