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Your Thanksgiving Pie Dilemma Is Solved #MamasPies2014

Mamas Kitchen is having its yearly fundraiser Mama's Pie In The Sky raising money to feed hot meals to those with cancer and HIV/AIDS in the San Diego county.  A $25 pie will give 8 hot meals to those in need

Thanksgiving Pie Dilemma

Ah the holidays. The air is crisp you are snuggled up in your coziest outfits, and oh yeah, you have to bring the pie to the party. What? You don’t bake pies! You have to go to work, get the kids, and get ready! Even if you like baking who has time to make a PIE? Not YOU that’s for sure.

Problem solved.

Mama’s Kitchen in San Diego is making the pies for you. And these aren’t your store bought tastes like the freezer pies. These are baked by some of San Diego county’s best restaurants and volunteers just for the Thanksgiving holiday. Honestly, you could be getting an $80 pie for only $25.

Mama's Kitchen is holding its annual pie in the sky fundraiser to feed those with cancer and HIV/AIDS in the San Diego county region.

Mama’s Kitchen Pie In The Sky Bake Sale

Oh, and did I mention the feel good factor with these Mama’s Kitchen pies? Not only will you save the day with the most delicious apple, pecan, or pumpkin pies in all of San Diego county, but you will be helping those who need it. Mama’s Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that delivers healthy meals at no cost to San Diego men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer vulnerable to hunger. The Mama’s Pie In The Sky Thanksgiving bake sale is one of their biggest money makers. With each pie sold they are able to deliver 8 hot meals to those living with cancer or HIV/AIDS in the San Diego county.


So this Thanksgiving you will be solving two problems at the same time. By bringing one of Mama’s Kitchen pies you will arrive at your Thanksgiving dinner looking amazing (not covered in sweat and flour) all while helping out your neighbors. For $25 you can order you favorite pie today, Dutch Apple, Apple, Pumpkin or Pecan, and you will pick it up at your nearby Wells Fargo when they are ready for delivery. Easy as pie!

You’ll be the hero of the party AND your hometown. Go ahead, wear that tiara proudly.

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Social Fresh West – San Diego

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Social Fresh West Conference Review

This past week was able to attend one of the top Social Media conferences, and it was right in my Southern California backyard. Social Fresh is a social media education conference with sessions in Florida and California each year. I was able to listen to and speak with top social media managers from all areas of business including Copyblogger, Lilly Pulitzer, TV Land, HP, and even the man responsible for the Arby’s Pharrell tweet during the Grammy’s. No one took longer than 30 minutes to present, so it was easy to take it. The Social Fresh conference perfect for what I do for but also for my Social Media clients.

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Feel Better Tips When You Overdid The Night Before – Natural Hangover Remedies

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How you feeling this morning? Not so good? Too much sugar, one too many cocktails, not so great food and no sleep are the ingredients for a terrible morning and an awful hangover. Don’t fret, I have a few tips and natural hangover remedies to help with the night before.






Natural Hangover Remedies

Baking Soda - Have a tummy ache from too much sugar/greasy food/cocktails? This is an easy and CHEAP hangover remedy and upset tummy fix. Add an advil or asprin if you have that hangover headache.

* Get a small glass, coffee mug, whatever you have sitting in the cabinet.
* Take that box of baking soda that is sitting in your pantry not doing anything and get a nice big spoonful and put it in your glass.
* Add about 4 ounces of water. Stir.

This fix tastes TERRIBLE, but just think of it like a happy tummy shot, unlike the ones you had last night. Drink it all in one go, do not sip this or you will not finish.  Warning this will make you burp.  A lot.  But trust me when you have an upset stomach it does wonders.  I’m not sure how much to use with kids who ate too much candy and now have a stomach ache, but I know it works on adults.

Drink Water! - I know this might not sound fantastic but just do it.  If you throw up from it, you were going to do that anyway.  At least now you can move on with your life and start feeling better.  The sugar and alcohol need to LEAVE YOUR BODY!  Get it out.  Drinking plenty of water will help that process.

No Sugar - Don’t even think about it.  Your body is already having a hard enough time with what you did last night, so let it do its clean up job.  Don’t go pouring sugar into your coffee, syrup on pancakes, donuts, candy bars, just don’t do it.

Coconut oil- Just follow me on this one.  For some reason, adding a spoonful of coconut oil to your coffee helps you feel better.  Do not add sugar to it, just the coconut oil.  You can also use olive oil, but the coconut takes better in teas and coffee, but it will do in a pinch.

Elvgren red hair pinup exercise machine weight loss stockings garter heelsGo For A Walk | Do Some Yoga - Yes I know, you hate everyone and everything, but get your butt moving.  I DO NOT suggest a run as the motion may upset your tummy even more, but you need to move and sweat my friend.  So put on some sunglasses and grab a bottle of water and face the day. Your body will thank you.   Not going outside?  Do some yoga, walk up and down your stairs, march in place.  Just do SOMETHING other than lay on the couch.

Sauna - If you are luck enough to have a steam room or sauna available, get in there!  Bring TONS of water, and sweat it. I prefer infrared saunas and wraps, but any kind will be a benefit. Bring a buddy just in case you need to leave quickly though, or forbid pass out.

Green Smoothie - This awful feeling may be just what you need to jump start a better diet. Why not try a green smoothie full of fiber and vitamins? It’s easy to drink, and if you add a banana that will add some much needed potassium to your body.

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Halloween Cocktail Recipe – Gummy Bear Graveyard

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Halloween Drink Recipe

Are you still looking for a fun cocktail for you Halloween parties this weekend? How about something FUN and Festive instead of dark! I have the PERFECT Halloween drink recipe just for those of us that like things to be a little more fun than ghoulish. The Gummy Bear Graveyard is bright and refreshing vodka cocktail recipe and the gummy bears bring some festive color to the party.

Gummy Bear Graveyard Recipe

1 oz. Sobieski Cytron Vodka
1 oz. Sobieski Orange Vodka
1½ oz. pink lemonade
½ oz. simple syrup
Splash grenadine
Gummy bears for garnish

Pour all ingredients into an iced shaker. Shake and strain into a freshly iced highball glass. Send the gummy bears to their final resting place in the glass as garnish.

Tonight is Halloween, and the best part is that it is on a Friday! So not only can you enjoy the evening without having to worry about going to work in the morning, but you can also have little celebrations all weekend long. Please be careful during this weekend and Uber it up if you need a ride.

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DIY: Matte Black and Gold Party Inspiration

Decorate your black champagne bottles to decorate your black and gold party.  Or have it as a fun thing to do during your next party.  DIY Black/Gold party

Looking for a little inspiration for upcoming parties? How about straying from what the ordinary and expected and go for something a little more glamorous. Matte black and gold could be a great mix for either a Halloween themed party this upcoming weekend or even for New Year’s Eve. Very adult, very sexy, very easy to do.

If you do not have a black table like I do, stop by Target or the fabric store and pick up a runner that is black or gold. You can use gold votive holders, DIY your wine glasses with gold paint, or my favorite, go through your Christmas decorations and pull out the white twinkling lights and gold garland. Expect the DIY gold trimmed votives and wine glass blog post very soon.

Encourage your guests to wear black and gold. I know that platinum and silver are more popular for jewelry, but this will be a great excuse to break out the gold. You could even have gold flash tattoos in goody bags at the door!

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