Committing to #13in2013

#13in2013, Balance, Fitness, Social Media, 13 Jeriff Cheng








2012 is coming to an end and it’s a bit hard to believe.  My 2012 Year In Pictures post yesterday was fun to put together.  It showed me just how many changes my family and I have been through this year and how wonderful things have turned out.

This year I’ve realized just how easy it is to take health and happiness for granted.  I really am thankful to be healthy (I’m trying to overlook the cold I have and the fact that I reinjured my back by sneezing yesterday).  Although I have depressive tendencies, I have a lot to be happy about as well: I have not one but 2 different roofs over my head, and I have people (and a pup) that I love and that love me in my life.

I’m thrilled that this is the post to end my 31 Days of Blogging Project.  This project has taught me quite a bit about blogging (it is a lot of work!) and has strengthened my commitment to continue my own contribution to my piece of the social media world. [Read more…]

2012 – A Year In Pictures

These are some of my memories of 2012 in pictures. I couldn’t share them all but these are some highlights.  Looking back makes me excited for what 2013 has in store!

31 Days Project, Fitness

New Year’s Day Run 2012 Look closely to see confetti

31 Days Project, Balance

Feb 2012 – Miami Trip, Creepy Girl Pic on Wall

31 Days Project, NY-LA

March 2012 – Happy Birthday Jay!


31 Days Project, NY-LA

April 2012 – Swinging with Wild Boy at Venice Beach for his birthday


31 Days Project, Disney World

May 2012 – Morocco of Disney World taken by Wild Boy


31 Days Project, Duran Duran

June 2012 – Duran Duran & Steve Aoki at Terminal 5 – Epic!


31 Days Project, Nutrition, CDE

June 2012 – Shirt made by Wild Boy for my CDE Test



31 Days Project, CDE

June 2012 – Back of shirt (worth 2 pictures)



31 Days Project, NY-LA

July 2012 – Chilaquiles
First Breakfast in CA



31 Days Project, NY-LA, Duran Duran

August 2012 – Duran Duran in the OC/friend reunion

31 Days Project, NY-LA, Balance, Kindergarten

Sept 2012 – 1st Day of Kindergarten (really Aug)

31 Days Project, X-Men, Cyclops, Dark Phoenix, Wolverine

Oct 2012 – Halloween
The X-Men Family

31 Days Project, Ride For Jon, Cycle Annex, Cancer, Benefit, Indoor Cycling, Fitness, Balance

Nov 2012 – Ride For Jon
Idea to Reality in 2 weeks; Team Dephouse!

31 Days Project, NY-LA, Brooklyn, Hurricane Sandy

Nov 2012 – Hurricane Sandy
Back home in Bklyn felt strange but good.

31 Days Project, Balance, Sandy Hook

Dec 2012 – #SandyHook
Local holiday performance brought it back for everyone






Want A Sneak Peek at the 2013 Rose Parade Floats?

31 Days Project, Pasadena, Rose ParadeI now live close to the City of Roses in California and luckily one of my newest local friends, Mr. Pasadenatold me about a wonderful charity event benefiting the Pasadena Police Activities League where you could get an advance sneak preview of the 2013 Rose Parade Floats this week.

While I’ll admit that I’ve never been a big parade fan, this seemed like a unique opportunity and a way to become part of my new community.

Jay, Wild Boy and I got to see 20 of the floats scheduled to be in the parade including the lead float based on the Dr. Seuss book “Oh The Places You’ll Go” (which is appropriate for our family in 2012).

I learned quite a bit during my tour:  I had no idea that float making basically takes all year long and that the Rose Parade is seen in over 200 international territories and countries around the world. [Read more…]

You Can’t Teach An Old Dog…

31 Days Project, Balance

Image by Mark Brannan

It’s good to learn something new every day.  Some days just being a parent, I learn lots of new things about myself, my husband, my child or even the world around me (yup, my kid is smart and does teach me a few things) but today I tried to teach myself about Pinterest.  If there was a test on it, I’d fail big time.

It should be easy.  It’s visual bookmarking, right?  Find what you like, pin it and be done.  This is not all.  You can like, pin, repin, comment.  Honestly, I’m overwhelmed and haven’t even really started yet.

I’ve been told that Pinterest is a great way to engage with readers, get inspiration, repackage content and connect with others but I think for now I need to get a tutorial.  Any advice or direction is welcomed.