If you like Beer, look on.

Merry Early Christmas from Anchor Steam!!IMG_4239 A few weeks I go I was able to Steward a home brewing event at Anchor Steam. IMG_4240

Drink a steam with J.C.?! Could be Jesus Christ or me… IMG_4242 A room full of hops could there be anything more fragrant and delicious?!IMG_4248 IMG_4251 A beautiful fall afternoon in the East Bay.IMG_4271 I sometimes forget how amazing this city is. When I am lucky enough to be a passenger and not a driver I can take wonky pictures like this. That do little justice to the beautiful view, but make me happy and thankful all the same.IMG_4306 Went to a Girls Pint Out event at Harmonic in dogpatch/portola last week. They have done a really nice job with the beers they brew.  They were crafted beautifully with robust flavors that have led me to want to go back again and soon! We had a large group and they were so attentive. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Parking is easy, get a pizza near by and enjoy.IMG_4309 We were able to take a tour!IMG_4310 IMG_4311 IMG_4312Finally got to go to go to Mikkeller Bar. Their food and beers are on point. We had the kale salad and fries. A perfect balance of healthy and not so healthy.
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These photos make it look like I drink beer a lot… What can I say? It is true.

Links I Love

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

As the nights get longer and colder I am dreaming of making these chili recipes.

Family lives in Caravan and the results are positive.

Another family ( of six )  in a renovated bus!

Small towns that are affordable… interesting, but they are probably affordable for a reason.

This list of healthiest companies to work for in the US, pretty cool to take a look at what companies are doing.

The Anywhere, Anytime Workout

the daily quotes

I love this little circuit. If I have ten, twenty or thirty minutes I can get in a great heart pumping and sweat inducing workout. This simple workout requires jumping and floor space. Additionally, to make it more challenging grab some weights.

I hope you enjoy!

Links I love in November!

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Why do we spend money? I read articles about this all the time but still can’t stop myself. I am getting better… I have been stopping myself almost 30% of the time ( If I had to guess).

This is an interesting read about a couple who paid their 30 year mortgage in 7.  This hits close to home for me since I have this insane desire to buy a home but can’t quite figure out how to manage it currently.

Go to the gym or workout at home? These moves with dumbbells are challenging and effective!

Personal Branding? Who – what? I think the relevance of this article depends on who you are and what your goals are but ultimately whatever you are doing in life, who you are and how you perceive your self and how others do greatly affects your life.

This is just a random article about taking items from hotels.  I love free things and have always taken shampoos and conditioners from hotels but never anything else because I am scared that I will get caught.

Week in photos

One of my new favorite lunch spots Kingston 11! I tried the Jerk Chicken Sandwich with fries and it was delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try something new.
IMG_4138 Leaving work in the dark has some benefits! The Paramount sign in neon glory is a site to behold.IMG_4143Went tasting at one of my favorite breweries in Berkeley, Fieldwork.  Current Favs, Daypack Pale Ale, Delta Hoppy Red Ale, Hanging Valley Grapefruit Saison, Salted Watermelon Brett Gose, Chocolate Milk Brown on Nitro and Morning Time Coffee Breakfast Stout on Co2 and Nitro.

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The Alameda Flea Market is the place to be on the first Sunday of every month.  Don’t be afraid to barter but do go into it with a game plan.  This is a great place to find gifts for people who tend to be difficult to buy for or also for buying cool home decor pieces. Items must be 25 years old but let me remind you that 25 years old is from the year 1990.

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Fall Back

I tend to be more of a spring forward gal myself but I am trying to get more on board with wearing flannel and curling up at home with a good book reality show.  I do not love that it gets dark now at 5:30pm but I am trying to adjust.  Here is what I have been doing!

I try not to get all pumpkin crazy, but Rouge’s Pumpkin Patch Ale is in a class all its own. If you see the bright orange bottle I suggest you pick it up.

IMG_4109 More pumpkin carving. I am not quite sure what this is or was supposed to be… looks like goblin babies inside of a skull.IMG_4111 Have you heard of the Hotel Majestic in San Francisco? I am going to go out on a limb and say that you probably haven’t in which case I am going to give you a real good tip.  This place should become the place you take any out of towner to or maybe a friends outing or date date. Whatever the case may be, Mike the bartender will show you a spectacular show and provide you with fantastic cocktails. IMG_4115 Want a spicy cocktail…? He can do that!IMG_4117 Want something sweet and sparking, he can make that too!IMG_4119 One of my favorite breweries in the city is Magnolia and a few saturdays back I was able to steward a home brewing competition.  Stewarding is a fun way to get to know more about home brewing, connect with local home breweries in your area and in this specific case have some amazing Magnolia Brews and BBQ.IMG_4122 IMG_4123 IMG_4124 IMG_4126 The Los Gatos Creek Trail  is a great place for walkers and joggers a like to get in some cardio.IMG_4127 IMG_4128 Followed by a Mocha with homemade whip cream of course! I like to live large at Great Bear Coffee.IMG_4129

Link Lovin’

Here are some links to scroll through this weekend or maybe even before the weekend starts! Cheers to Friday. :)
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

If you have been following me you know I have a deep desire to travel.  I have a dream that one day I will own a home on wheels. Until that day I will look at all the cool options that are present. Outside Mag just put out a pictorially beautiful compilation of campervans. So-in-lust.

Here I am again with the minimalism.  It is a REAL struggle for me, but I figure if I am going to live more simply I need to continually read about it so it becomes a part of my everyday thought process. 

I love a good cheese plate and I have totally spent way too much on cheese in the past. While I wouldn’t always want this simple of a plate I think this is a great idea for some instances. 

Oil Cleansing? hmmph I do love coconut oil and I use it religiously as a ‘lotion’ but I am not sure about this cleansing ritual. It def sounds too time and laundry intensive for me on the daily.

I just heard about this site but think it is really awesome for any and all digital nomads. If you happen to use Location Indie let me know I am very curious.