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Addicted to Fries Has Moved

In Thoughts on September 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM
A2F has moved

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Yea, I’ve been missing in action. I took a hiatus earlier this year to concentrate on designing a new blog. I secured my domain name, got a logo and started the infamous “redesign.” This post is a quick way to let you know that the new blog is up an running.

Check out the posts at starting now! Let me know what you think.

I’m excited to be back on schedule. The new blog is a work in progress, and I hope you like it. Add me to your blog reader or bookmark the site. I’m updating regularly.

Thanks for reading. I really appreciate your support.

Talk Thursday with a Healthy Kick

In fitness, Talk Thursday on January 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Talk Thursday with a Healthy Kick

This week the Talk Thursday series features Tara. I learned of Tara through a coworker a few months ago. I was intrigued with what I heard about her experience and knowledge. Her passion for health and fitness is exciting. I look forward to hearing more from her in the future. She provides very good advice on improving your health and living a better life. Enjoy her answers below.
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Fun times at 21c Museum & Hotel

In Wordless Wednesday on January 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Fun times at 21c Museum and Hotel

Hanging out at 21c Hotel & Gallery. Fancy, huh?! – at 21c Museum hotel

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Pinterest-inspired Book Party

In Thoughts on January 13, 2014 at 6:41 PM

This past weekend I hosted a party for our “Reading Between the Wines” Book Club. For the month of December, we read I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson. I tweeted Allison during the month, and she was kind enough to reply.

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Talk Thursday with LaTonya

In Talk Thursday, Thoughts on January 9, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Talk Thursday with LaTonya Richardson

This year has started off…cold! It’s been frigid in my area of the country. These are some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in years. Wind chills were far below zero earlier this week (-20 real-feel temperature). Nonetheless, I hunkered down and carried on.

SEE ALSO: Talk Thursday in the New Year

This week the Talk Thursday series continues and features LaTonya R. I started following LaTonya on Twitter when I relocated back to Central Arkansas in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Trip Outside My Zip Code | January 2014

In Aha Moment, Thoughts on January 6, 2014 at 10:21 PM

My Trip Outside my Zip Code_Cherokee Casino_Addicted2Fries Blog
Welcome to the first edition of my 2014 goal to take a trip outside my zip code. This is a new travel series in which I discuss my journeys in 2014. I decided to set a travel goal (read resolution) as a way to do something different. I wanted an opportunity to meet new people and do new things.

SEE ALSO: [Wordless Wednesday] My Goals for 2014

This month, I got away with a friend to a nearby casino & hotel. We made our decision on Tuesday and traveled  that Friday. With the destination being close (yet outside my zip code), making arrangements was simple. We used a gift certificate she won last year at a silent auction. Read the rest of this entry »

Talk Thursday in the New Year

In Talk Thursday on January 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM
Talk Thursday in the New Year_Addicted to Fries blog

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Happy 2014! Hope your new year is starting off great. Did you eat black-eyed peas and cabbage yesterday? Or, maybe you had collard greens. Is that a Southern thing?

With the new year brings the opportunity for new things. This week the Talk Thursday series features Jessica S. I met Jessica almost two years ago when I started my current job. She has been a sweet coworker and awesome team member from the beginning. I drew inspiration from (and continue to be inspired by) her energy and love for exercise. We trained [insert air-quotes] together during Fall 2012. These days, I just wave to her as she exits the building for her daily run {Running and I don’t get along}. I admire Jessica’s knowledge and spirit. I may not tell her enough, but I always  appreciate her kind words, her challenges and the advice she gives to me. I’m happy to call her a friend and a peer mentor. Check out her answers below! Read the rest of this entry »

{Wordless Wednesday} My Goals for 2014

In Wordless Wednesday on January 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

{Wordless Wednesday} Happy New Year! My Goals for 2014

Happy New Year! What are your top goals for 2014?

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