Anthill And Chill

Ahhh, February. Le mois de l’amour. One of our most favorite months of the year. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the city is dripping with hearts! Here, at I Heart Costa Mesa, we’re feeling right at home. After all, love is our jam. But as we move into the fullness of February, the clock is ticking on procuring that special something for our own Valentine…

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Day 32: The Long Con

I don’t like conventions. I don’t like board games. So, of course, it’s 9:30am in the morning, and I’m due to spend the next twelve hours at a board-game convention. All I can say about that is: The things we do for our kids!

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Day 31: Of Bruins and Brené

Last year, my extended family – the parents, the siblings, the nieces, the nephews – we all piled into a vacation house on the Central Coast. At dinner, one night, we pulled out our Table Topics deck – a game were you pull a card, ask the question, and then go around the table answering it. It’s a great prompt for sharing stories and perspectives that might otherwise never come up in conversation. The kids also learn a lot by listening to how adults of different generations answer various queries…

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Day 30: Humbled

Some days, I wake up and my life doesn’t feel real. I go to work on I Heart Costa Mesa and can’t even believe this is what I get to do with my day. So honored. So humbled. So blessed. Our team shows up to a neighborhood place for an interview – or welcomes a guest into our podcast studio at The Music Factory – and it feels too good to be true. How is this real?

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Day 29: X’d Out

Over the holidays, my husband and I got totally hooked on the Orphan X series by author Gregg Hurwitz. Very “spy-thriller” genre – with clean, punchy writing, good suspense and refreshing character depth and development. So we collectively blew through books one through three and were so excited when we heard book four, Out Of The Dark, was coming out in late January…

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Day 27: Yoga A GoGo

Earlier this month, I connected with Madison from FitNFlow. It’s a new app she’s created. A sort of “Uber for yoga” here in Southern California. With FitNFlow, you can order up a yoga instructor to come to your home, office, backyard or other outdoor location and flow with you. I was intrigued! As a die-hard runner, I don’t really know my “down dog” from a hot dog…

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Day 26: Imperfict

I caught my kid’s cold. It’s been going around the family and has finally landed on me. I’m home, shuffling around the house in sweats, blowing through kleenex like nobody’s business. I’d like to have something more exciting for you, today. More beautiful. More profound. More #costamesa365…

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Day 25: Go Gingerly

I tied one on for my birthday. I didn’t mean to do it. Things just got out of hand as things sometimes do. So, if you remember yesterday’s post, hubs and I were at Two Bit Circus in DTLA’s Arts District (read it here) and then he had dinner reservations for us at Church + State – a beautiful bistro within walking-distance from the arcade…

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Day 24: Arcade Flier

I want to fly. Not in an airplane. Not in a jetpack. Not in my imagination. I literally want to FLY. Shoot up into the air merely of my own ability. Soar amongst the clouds and birds with nothing but air rushing past. Swoop and cruise, just me and my powers of flight…

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Day 23: Vans Fans

My 10-year-old woke up one day, a couple weeks ago, and decided that she absolutely, positively MUST OWN BLACK-AND-WHITE CHECKERBOARD SLIP-ON VANS THIS INSTANT OR SHE WILL DIE!!! And with that one request, everything changed. GONE are the days when any old hand-me-down Crocs will do. GONE is the convenience of just sheathing her feet in whatever random thing was on clearance at Kmart. It’s over. Because now? She CARES.

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Day 22: Honorary ENC

Yesterday found me chaperoning a field trip to the ENC – or more precisely, the Environmental Nature Center. I personally love chaperoning field trips because I find that, by tagging along with the students, I actually learn so much I didn’t know. When it comes to hands-on learning in the fields of conservation and the natural sciences, the ENC is really second-to-none. Their facility is literally located right next-door to Newport Harbor High School – near Irvine Blvd. and 16th – just across the southern Costa Mesa border…

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Day 21: Make-Better Monday

I am what you might call a super-heavy user of Canyon Park, Fairview Park and Talbert Nature Preserve. Most mornings you’ll see me trail-running along the paths. (Yes, I trail-run for fun.) Sundays are my “distance day.” I wake up before dawn and get in my longest trail-run of the week. So by Monday morning? I’m not running. At. All. I’m limping along through the canyon, plugged into a podcast, and trying my best to “walk it off.”

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Day 20: How Do You Veg?

Yesterday’s post was all about struggle. (And it’s real.) Today’s is all about… veggies! Some may be thinking, “Oh great. Two sad-sack posts in a row.” But no downer here. For me, veggies and fruit are topics of pure, parsnip-pickled perfection! I love me some produce – almost as much as I heart Costa Mesa. Luckily it’s been easy-breezy to get all my fresh veg here in Costa Mesa since going #costamesa365…

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