Originally, this update was going to be just blog-related, but you know, life somehow sneaks in there sometimes!

Blog Updates: 

2012 will bring a few changes to my site, and I’m really excited about them. I’ve been wanting to add a few new series and because most of my readers are looking for simple and healthy meal ideas and recipes, I’m going to move in that direction with some of my posts. I’ll also be adding more posts on how to easily incorporate healthy foods that you should be eating into your diet. Most people know what chia seeds are, but they have no idea why they are good for us and how to eat them. So…

New Series:

  • Add This: what, why and how you can add “the” food that you should be, into your diet!
  • Simple & Healthy: dinners that are nutritious, delicious, easy to make, and healthy! No fancy ingredients here, and not even so much recipes as dinner and meal ideas for busy people and busy young families.

I’ll be continuing with other fun recipes, daily eats, build it better posts and other random posts. As always, if there is something you want to see, let me know! I’m an email away: [email protected]

Life Updates: 

We are loving LA! I can’t get enough of the sun, the food, the culture, the ocean, the laid-back style… should I keep going?

Here are a few bullet point thoughts:

  • Making friends is like dating. Seriously.
  • Working from home is not conducive to meeting people.
  • I’m currently working with French Meadow Bakery in sales, and a few other food companies, helping with store demos, etc. I thought I would love working from home, but I’m realizing that especially in a new city, I’m itching to get out of the house. I’m not sure what will happen next in my career path!
  • Food. Amazing.
  • Healthy people are everywhere – it can be inspiring sometimes and sometimes, well, makes me feel guilty.
  • Trying to figure out what to do next in life is exhausting.
  • I’ve been LOVING the Nutrition consulting work I’ve been doing – it makes me realize I went into the right field! (Which at times, I need reminding).
  • I still haven’t ordered wedding prints. (I seriously need to focus, sorry Mom)!

So there you have it. Blog, LA and life in a nutshell. I hope you enjoy the new series!

19 Comments (Reply )

  1. marybeth
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    the new series sound great! i’m looking forward to them and to catching up more tonight.


  2. Mellissa
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Take this time and enjoy the unknown, as hard as that is! I think this means there is something around the door for you.


    • Emily
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

      I’m hoping so! Thank for the reminder to enjoy this time – it is hard! :)


  3. misschels
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    I know what you mean about the making friends is like dating thing. It’s really hard for me to do right now because I have moved back home…all my friends are in different places. I am studying for my pt cert, so making friends isn’t easy when I am preoccupied studying all day! ahhhhh! I agree with the food thing to. Food. ah-mazing! Yum.


  4. Danielle
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    I had to post a comment when I saw your comment about the friend dating thing. You should definitely read “MWF Seeking BFF”. The book documents writer/reporter, Rachel Bertsche’s experiences on FIFTY TWO friend dates-something that she vowed to do after she moved to a new city and had trouble making girl friends. It’s hilarious (I am constantly laughing out loud and getting weird stares) and it’s filled with some pretty solid research on women and friendships. Glad you’re loving L.A.!


    • Emily
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

      I JUST bought it!!! That is so funny. Literally 30 minutes ago. I saw it in some magazine and thought it would probably be a good one, I’m so glad to hear that it is good!


  5. Lauren
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Congrats on all of the exciting new updates! Can’t wait to see what the new blog has in store.


  6. Sis
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    I agree working from home is lonely.:-( Who would’ve guessed the people you miss.xo


  7. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    So glad that you are so happy in your new city!


  8. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    the new series sound so fun. can’t wait to see them in action!


  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    Glad you’re enjoying LA! I know what you mean about meeting friends- especially when you hit your mid-20′s, it gets so much harder. You’ll get there, though! And in the meantime, at least you never have to dig your car out of a snow drift. :)


    • Emily
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

      Haha, well there is that.


  10. sophia
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    oh Emily!! It feels my heart with joy that you’re loving LA! Not many people say that..they come and all they see is nasty traffic and weird people. I hope you have more updates on my favorite city! xD


  11. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    How exciting!! I love that you are growing and taking your blog in new exciting directions!

    PS I am also glad LA is going well!


  12. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    ALSO! You are truly blessed to be in a career that you love and belong in…Not many people can say that!


  13. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Yay! Love hearing the updates on life in LA. It seems so glam. :) And I’m excited for the new series!


  14. Luv What You Do
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Great ideas to add to the post. I always love hearing about new health foods, but I get confused on how to use them.

    I totally agree that making new girl friends is like dating, it might even be worse! When I first moved to Memphis, I seriously felt like I was picking people up when I wanted to grab coffee or find a running buddy. There definitely weren’t as many healthy people in Memphis as there are in LA!


  15. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Love these kinds of updates :) Glad you are loving your new home! I’m hoping to get out there sometime this year. Can’t wait to read your new series posts!


  16. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Loved the update – thanks for sharing some of your life too.

    Finding friends is even more complicated when kids come around. You have to find a women you like whose husband yours likes AND THEN the kids have to get along. It’s a very low probability that all stars will line up…. although it doesn’t start being hard until the kids are old enough to have personalities and prefer certain kids. Not that you have to even remotely worry about that now – just giving you a heads up… :)


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