How is your week going? You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet on the blog. Well, that’s because I’ve been busy, busy, BUSY! Here’s what’s been goin’ on:
My best friend in the whole wide world came back from NYC to California for a weekend to visit her family and I tagged along. It was nice to spend time with her just like the good ol’ days (and her mom, too, who is pretty much my other mom and thankfully she lives in Sacramento). We’ve been out of college nearly five years, and I average seeing her about once a year, so we were due for some time. What I love about our friendship is that no matter how long we’re apart, we pick up right where we left off as if no time has passed at all. One bad ass thing we were able to do was ride the track at Laguna Seca with some of the fellas in her family. I’m a chicken all the way, but I’m glad I did it! It made me feel better knowing she was on the track, too.
I mentioned a few posts ago that I was going to be participating in the MindBodyBliss cleanse with health coach Nikki Stern. I’m in my second (and final) week and I have to say, I’m feeling pretty good! I have eliminated meat, dairy, junk food, alcohol, all beverages other than tea, water and cranberry juice, and grains for the most part, and it’s made me waaaay more mindful of what I am putting into my body. I have more energy, and I’ve been sleeping more soundly.
I can’t lie, I’ve been a crab apple at times. I think I’ve seriously gone through withdrawal from sugar…and bread. Ha ha. It’s crazy. To avoid that feeling, I’ve just been chugging water. I’m up to over three liters a day. When I drink more water, I eat less during the day, which has been the most shocking of it all. I am now definitely aware of how much I mistake thirst for hunger. That is good practice for everyone. Try it and tell me how that works for you!
And last, but certainly not least, is news that I am very proud and excited to share with you! And I’m sure the guy behind me in the picture is, too. If you have been following the blog, you know that I am a huge Old Navy fan. Pretty much every blog post features something from the store. I love affordable fashion and Old Navy never seems to disappoint.
With that being said, I am pleased to announce that The Lipstick Giraffe will now provide personal styling in Sacramento Old Navy stores! So what does that mean? That means on special weekends, you’ll find me in a store in the region, helping customers put looks together!
My first event is at the Sacramento – Natomas store this Saturday the 19th from 12 – 3pm. The whole store will be 30% off so now is the time to stock up on your spring essentials, and let me style you, too! It would be so great to see you there.
I couldn’t have done it without my many supporters and for that, I am grateful. Thank you!