Superhuman Breakfast Cooking

A Superhuman Breakfast referral brought me to my next adventure…
In eating…
For many of you, the combination of me + food + adventure wouldn’t be a big surprise. But, if you don’t know me, let me say this:

I
LOVE
FOOD

Not just “any” food. I like GOOD food. Talented chef-prepared, palate-pleasing, art on a plate food. I’ll try almost anything (ALMOST…don’t ask me to eat a pickle…It won’t happen…childhood pickle trauma lives on).

Foie Gras? I’m in.
Marrow? I’m IN!
Duck? MORE PLEASE!!
Geoduck and Gooseneck barnacles? Yep, where’s the fork and the napkins?

7 course dinner? No problem.
14 course dinner? I’ve done them in the US and Europe.

I eat food.
I take pictures of food.

I
LOVE
FOOD

The more color, complex flavor, and interesting texture play the better in my world of “what’s cooking?”

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Semiahmoo Resort

Semiahmoo Resort + Me + Mom

Once a year my mom comes to visit me which helped with #Adventure52 – Me + Mom + Semiahmoo Resort. Mom’s visits are always awesome!  Just me….mom…and ALWAYS an adventure!  Last year it was Orcas Island. This year, it was Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. I’d visited in the Spring and when I described the views, the water, the rock-filled beach, and the SPA to my mom she was SOLD.

Adventure Stop 1: Bow-Edison and Scenic Chuckanut Drive

Brunch at Tweets in Bow-Edison. I unexpectedly found this adorable street of food and shopping while trying to get a closer look at a bison farm (I never got that). BUT, the Edison “board walk” was a more than suitable bison substitute and I couldn’t wait to show mom around.

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Tweets storefront

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Assignment: Create A Lifestyle That Feels Like An Adventure


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Adventure No. 1

Life transitions make you do a lot of “thinking” about what’s next so I’ve given myself an assignment:  create a lifestyle that is fun and adventures and makes you feel comfortable and mindful. Changing, and defining what you want things to change INTO can be scary.

It’s also completely freeing and empowering. I get to take control of my “new” life design. Listen to my inner guidance about what things fit and where.

I get to be in charge of saving mySELF.

I don’t know what comes next but I’m a BIG fan of CREATING things. So, I decided I should just start integrating my “assignment” into my life and throw in some moments of fear and uncertainty to ensure I grow and overcome along the way. Sometimes our greatest comfort evolves from something we feared into discomfort.

So how am I going to do this? One word.

Adventure

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Do Not Disturb – A New Way Of Mindful Living

If you know me you know I often go full speed…non-stop…juggling and trying to “do it all”. That started shifting a few years ago when I worked with life coach Susan Hyatt. She pointed this little detail out to me and asked (begged) me to stop.

“Find time to rest and rejuvenate. One day a week.”

 

I called it being GROUNDED.

 

I felt like a 13-year old being forced to stay home from the party. Life’s ongoing party in this case. But, slowly (very slowly) it began to take hold. I started enjoying quiet nights or afternoons in. I became grateful for the silence of my apartment and the joyous feeling of being surrounded by my things and more recently cooking fresh and healthy meals for myself.

While I was giving in to the idea of rest, the reality of my career kept my mind always “on.” A career in Crisis Management does that. You never know when things will happen. You can’t watch the news without thinking of work. “Things” happen 24/7 and you never know when the next one might hit. So while I was beginning to understand rest…my mind never fully gave in.

My mobile was always nearby.

I quickly read every text or looked at every incoming call.

I slept with my mobile, OK 2 mobiles, by my bed every night.

I never left the house without one or both of them.

I was always connected.

 

I was always on

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melissaAnne Colors European Travel Adventure

Hello Color Friends!

It’s been a busy Summer, including 4 weeks of travel opportunity for a melissaAnne Colors European travel adventure. Life is never better when it’s full of exploration, color, new friends, new foods, and new views into this big world of ours.  I’m excited to share my adventure with you in the Fall issue of A Perfect Event magazine. Flip through the pages of this beautiful magazine for travel stories, Fall fashion, and FUN holiday decorating ideas (I’m IN LOVE with the bat in the fork…you MUST look for this and if you have a party and try this I expect an invite!)

Start reading by clicking on the image below.

European Travel Adventure

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