Friday, December 30, 2011

Donate Life Logo

My dearest friend, Linna, creates all of our graphic designs. She is so talented and I love to see all the projects she works on because they are all so fun. She's designed all our Saint Olive logs, my class shirts, cards, the logo for Socks-On, and so much more! She is truly amazing and I can't thank her enough for her friendship. Even though she is far away, whenever we talk if feels like no time has passed. It's been years, but I am finally going to fly out to Texas so we can talk in person. I wish it was March already!!! The best part is that we are actually going to do a run together! She has caught the bug!

Anyway, a few months ago I asked her to created a logo for our Donate Life Run/Walk shirts. They were amazing as always, however; we couldn't use them because of copywrite issues. Out of this sad news came something wonderful though. With the help of Bryan Stewart, we were approved by Donate Life America for the FIRST EVER city Donate Life logo!!! We have our own special font and everything!!! So thank you Linna and Bryan for helping Bakersfield make history!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


We have a Pinterest! How do we use it??? :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Daily Mile!

It has been such a long time since I have done a Secret Santa and when I saw the chance to participate on Daily Mile I quickly signed up. It was so much fun! My gift came all the way from Raleigh, NC and I sent mine to Folsom, CA!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


I LOVE Brandy Melville and soon there will be a whole blog post regarding why, but until then you will have to settle for the Number #1 countdown from them... the upcycled Christmas bow! I love this! We all need to add a cute finishing touch to a gift and this is perfect.

I have tons of running/sports magazines around and decided they would be the perfect selections for the bows. Just to be clear... I DID NOT cut up the Competitor magazines!!! Instead, I used the cover of an ESPN magazine. I would never cut up my Competitor magazines, especially the Apolo Issue! He is my favorite athlete ever and I will forever owe the person who sent me the copy Dewars chews. :)


So, this countdown isn't finished yet and neither is wrapping all our Christmas gifts. So, in honor of multitasking, we made DIY wrapping paper. What does this have to do with running??? Well, we used a potato stamp and one of my all time favorites at an aid station is salted, boiled potatoes. We actually had to cheat and use and apple because we didn't have a potato, but apples are good for runners to eat as well, so it counts! The great Mr. Kate inspired this project.


Another favorite of ours is Native Foods! We have a ton of LA favorites now that that's pretty much our second home. And... one of the best things about Native Foods is that it's VEGAN and delicious! I would love to work there. Hire me, please! Everything is good especially their drinks. Runners need to stay hydrated, so for number three we tried making watermelon water sweetened with Agave. It's definitely not as good as getting it from Native Foods, but it will do for the next week before we visit LA again.


GOOs, GUs, GELs ewwww or yumm? I'm okay with them, but I also like this VEGAN version. Just package it up in a baggie and you have instant energy.