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Life lately, according to my iPhone.

 

Lately life consists of:

♥ a short trip to San Francisco ♥ little kittens  

♥ tagging my name on a friend’s wall ♥ lots of delicious coffee

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Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Recently I read a blog post about 8 Great Alternative Budget Vacation Ideas by one of my favorite travel bloggers, Nomadic Matt. One of his tips was to be a local tourist. I don’t know about you, but I have not taken full advantage of all that my city has to offer. Have you?

So in light of this idea, I ventured off on a mini road trip last weekend with family and friends to explore the little gold rush town of Julian to go apple picking and wine tasting. Only an hour drive away from San Diego, we hit the sierras and escaped the local beach towns and large highways for little windy roads and beautiful fall leaves. It was a refreshing change of scenery without having to venture too far.

So be a little spontaneous this weekend and be a tourist in your city. Happy Friday!

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Life lately, according to my iPhone.

Lately life consists of:

mini road trips ♥ a renewed inspiration to write ♥ family trip to the zoo

movie dates ♥ a puppy halloween costume

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Ponte Winery

One of my favorite “getaways” with out actually having to get away very far is to the Temecula wineries. It has become customary to make our first stop at Ponte Winery, where we line our stomachs with a bit of delectable bites before venturing on to multiple tasting rooms available throughout the county. This is one of my favorite pitstops with a gorgeous restaurant patio and misters for those hot, humid days. They have a great selection of light lunch options like the cheese plate you see above. Tastings in Temecula range from $12 – $20 for 5 to 6 tastings a person. Just remember, get a designated driver. If you cannot find one, there are many services available for hire. No one wants to end a great day on a bad note.

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Visually Pleasing

Anyone who has searched in the job market knows that the task of applying to jobs can be a bit monotonous (but very necessary, of course). Constantly reiterating basic information, strategically selling your best and brightest qualities depending on the job description and highlighting your past experience becomes, well, a bit of a bore. Lets be honest, how many people do you know that are truly thrilled when going through the process of looking for a new job? Probably none.

Unfortunately, I do not have a solution to this problem; however, there is an alternative way to present this information that may give your monotonous process a bit of flare. Vizify and Vizualize.me are two websites that group your information and present it in a graphical bio format. Other than posting these links on Linkedin, at the moment, I am not sure how else to present this to employers. But it does make your accomplishments look very….well, dazzling. Check out some examples of the two layouts below.

~ VIZIFY ~

https://www.vizify.com/samantha-runge

~ VIZUALIZE.ME ~

http://vizualize.me/samrunge

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Life lately, according to my iPhone.

 

 

 

Lately life consists of:

pumpkins, pumpkins & more pumpkins ♥ new kitty companions

sister outings ♥ scrumptious donut holes 

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Pride: San Diego

This past weekend San Diego celebrated pride downtown in the streets of Hillcrest. The parade, which occurred on Saturday morning, marked a great breakthrough for military members who were given a one time ruling by the Pentagon on July 19 that allowed them to wear full military uniform at the event as long as they still upheld dress standards. Crowds of people lined the streets for this parade. It was a bit lengthy I must admit (more than 2.5 hours of standing) but it never seems to disappoint. With an array of fabulous outfits and dress attire, people dancing in the streets leaping for free stuff and attempting not to get sunburned (I did), this was a great way to start off the weekend. And an epic place to people watch. Lets all admit, people watching is a great past time. Here are some of my favorites from the parade.

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