Jump-Starting My Day With Some Carrot Zinger Juice

Carrot Zinger Juice

I’m a nerd, and I like to make up names for my juices, don’t judge me. lol My goal is start off every morning with 8-12 oz of ‘Carrot Juice’. I decided to get slightly creative with my carrot juice so I don’t get burnt out.

I call this the ‘Carrot Zinger Juice‘ cause it has a lil bit of a tart kick to it.


2 Orange Carrots (the large ones!)

1 Purple Carrot

1 Celery Stalk

1 Radish

and for good measure, add some lemon peel for taste aka the ‘Zing’

Keep It Simple With A Veggie Burger

Asian Veggie Burger
I’ve been go, go, go all day, so I needed something to hold me over ’till dinner. I picked up some Asian veggie burgers from Sprouts the other day and I have to say they were actually pretty damn good.

Dr. Praeger's Asian Veggie Burger

I cooked a patty up and laid it across some fresh arugula and added a couple teaspoons of jalapeno cilantro dressing, and sprinkled a bit of feta. It was delish! Nothing crazy, but definitely a quick fix bite, for when you’re pressed for time.

For Anyone ‘Working on’ Their Body

After watching this video by Dana Linn Bailey, It brought me to tears.

Dana Linn Bailey

I’m still struggling with ‘THAT’ feeling. Though I’m still a work in progress, I hope that I can reach that euphoric moment of being absolutely comfortable in my skin and saying I’m truly CONFIDENT. Thank you Dana. I’m sure you know this, but in case you didn’t, you awe inspiring to those of us working towards that goal. Thank you.

And to all the naysayers out there, you are what motivates us, me, to better ourselves and prove you wrong that this is a beautiful goal to seek and accomplish.


For those of you looking for some inspiration, check out Dana on Instagram and Facebook!

Do You Know What Archetypes You Fall Under?

Archetype Results for Star Padilla

What is an archetype you ask? The term archetype has it’s origins in ancient Greek. The root words Archein, which mean, “original or old”: and typos which means pattern or type. Wikipedia explains it as this: A statement, pattern of behavior, or prototype which other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy or emulate.

After taking the Archetypes quiz, It was no surprise that my highest archetype was the caregiver, followed by creative and intellectual. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a tendency to care a lot for individuals who are a part of my life. I have an instinct to just genuinely take care/or care for anyone who earns my trust. Following caregiver, was creative. I grew up performing in plays, singing my heart out in the shower, and you could never keep my mouth shut as I was always telling a story. My third archetype was intellectual. I’m a thinker, I want to learn and to put simply I was that kid who followed every conversation with, “Why?” I needed a reason and understanding.

I encouraged my team at work to take the quiz, as it would give us all a better understanding of, “who we are” and a deeper dive into understanding one another.  It was awesome reading each of their results.

Once you know your archetypes you can begin living your story instead of someone else’s. Please share your results with me in a comment, I’d love to learn what archetypes you fall under!

Take the QUIZ!

Happiest Birthday Dodger! You’re the Best Pitbull a Mom Could Ask For

I can’t believe, Dodger is already 1-year old! She’s literally had me on the edge of my seat, and really made me work for that patience, but I absolutely love her to pieces. It’s incredible how much love I have for her. Some people may think I treat her like a human, like a kid.

She’s helped create some of the best of memories over the last year. Here’s to many more little girl! <3

PicMonkey Collage dodger

Some Guidance to My Sisters Starting High School

PicMonkey Collage



It’s crazy to see both my sisters, Savanna and Faith are entering high school. I personally loved my high school experience. I made some pretty amazing friends and learned so much. High school really is a transformational time in your life. You can embrace and learn all there is from it and create some of the best memories of your life from it or you can get sucked into 4 years of absolute drama and hate it.

While our relationship is different than that of sisters closer to the same age, I want you to know I can still relate and I will always be here if either of you need someone to talk to.

I hope the following words of advice and encouragement to follow find you both well, and give you some comfort that you are not alone.

1) Be kind. Be sincere.

Learn to put yourself in check when it comes to attitude. Be accepting and nice to everyone you meet. Remember, the only people who are going to care about who was cool or uncool ten years down the road are those  individuals who are still clinging to their high school popularity. But a small act of kindess and unselfishness you extend to someone? Someone is going to remember that, believe me! You two are not mean girls and let’s just be honest, no one likes a snotty girl, they don’t even like themselves. So don’t get sucked into being one.

2) Branch out and try new things. Find yourself!

Don’t wait till Junior/Senior year to try a sport or join a club. I did, and slightly regret it. I really enjoyed the clubs I participated in my Senior year, but boy did I miss out making the most of  all four years.

3) Think Twice.

I can preach to you both till I’m blue in the face and you may stray from my advice, but give every action a second thorough thought. I really do want what’s best for you as do mom and dad. They really do have your best interest at heart. I swear.

4) Keep your grades up.

There’s this thing called a GPA and it can be your best friend or your enemy, depending on how you approach it. High school is about to get a bit harder. Learn to apply yourself and and take initiative now, don’t wait and scramble til the last minute (i.e. your Junior/Senior year.)

5) Make the best of friends.

Nothing feels better than saying I’ve known some my best of friends for more than 20 years. Some friends will come and go and that’s okay. You will learn that your social group will shift, and it’s not the end of the world. And you will make friends with people you never thought you would. High school will surprise you.


Remember, call me if you need me. Even if it’s 2am.

I love you both!

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PS. If you want a good laugh or some vital advice from some of my friends about high school go take a peek here> High School Advice



am·bi·tion | A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination & hard work


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