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Yup, that’s right, a 30 Day Challenge.

No, it does not require a strict exercise routine, or an all liquid diet, and it doesn’t even mean you should put your credit (or debit) card away. No need to panic, this is a fun activity. The “30 Day Challenge With Friends” is just that – a 30 day challenge you do with your friends. In our case, with each other.

A week or so ago, Cristy suggested we do this thing she found on a really cute blog she follows. Here’s how our (text) conversation went down, read on:

Cristy: We should do this (she text me a screenshot of the 30 day challenge prompts).

Cat: How do we do it?

Cristy: We just write about it 🙂 one topic a day.

Cat:  I see. Okay. Like a blog post or to each other?

Cristy: To each other 🙂 .

Cat: Okay. I’m in!!! Starting March 1st?

Cristy: Yay, I’m excited. I think it will be fun!

As you can tell, Cristy had to work super hard at convincing me to do the challenge. So now we challenge you, do the 30 day challenge with your friends and see what you learn about each other.

Here are the questions:


Thanks for visiting.

P.s. we’re both a little stressed about Day 06 – 30 interesting facts about yourself. Really, 30?!


Although we’re hundreds of miles apart, virtually I am celebrating with you. Happy Birthday, Cristy (aka GB), wishing you a fantabulous day!

Good resource and reminder for a “cloudy” day.

The Fishy Bowl

This a more personal post than I usually write, but something was telling me to share. I find it’s generally best to listen to your gut in such situations, even if your brain hasn’t figured out why yet. Who knows, maybe the universe is telling me someone else might need to see this.

Like everyone else, sometimes I feel down. As I get older, I think I’m getting better at putting these low moments into a healthy perspective, but some times are more difficult than others. I recently decided to write in my journal about all the things that are helpful to me when I’m feeling down, so that I could later refer to it, and maybe it would help me snap out of future ruts. Below is this journal entry:

  1. Remember to be tough. Stand up to life. You’re stronger than whatever is facing you.
  2. Remember the positives. Focus…

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Post-graduation life took us in different directions, thus C to C Friendspirations was born. Now nearly three years of living in different parts of California, our friendship is still going strong. Through C to C (our virtual meeting place) we continue to share with you the things that inspire us:  life, love, food, fitness, beauty, music, sports, travel and more.

This is our 100th Blog Post and even though we live hundreds of miles apart, we’re (virtually) celebrating together!

I, Cat, chose to celebrate with a super cute and delicious mini apple pie!


…and I, Cristy chose a baby fruit tart. Cheers to 100 posts and the many more to come!!!!


Thank you for visiting C to C,

– C & C


I can definitely relate to certain points made on this post. I figured if I get something from it, others can benefit by reading it too. Enjoy!

Average Honey

For all of you soon-to-be grads out there, please read carefully! While my personal situation may be very different, it is so important to be evaluative of yourself and your circumstances in order to properly succeed and also prepare for your future. And for you seasoned employees giggling at my entry-level naivete…enjoy!

1. I don’t know it all

•It occured to me on my first day that I didn’t know squat. When I was a senior in college there was a sense of confidence and security. But college can be a bubble; a false sense of reality. Transitioning into a corporate setting was a smack in the face reminding me, “you’re just getting started, kid!” Instead of sulking about being the newb, I asked questions about computer programs I’d never used, acronyms that didn’t sound familiar and the hierarchical organizational structure that seemed so foreign to me.

Advice → Don’t be too…

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In true Cristy fashion my post is running a bit late, but like they say, “better late than never.” 🙂

I would like to take the time to celebrate Cat’s birthday on our blog. You see, this Cat is pretty cool so I thought what better way to celebrate her than to share a list of 5 Reasons Why Cat is quite Amazing!

  1. She makes some mean sangria. Cat has always been the hostess with the mostess. I’m lucky to say that I have attended a few of her gatherings where she has served homemade, thirst quenching sangria. Drool.
  2. She is an excellent gym buddy. It’s safe to say that when we lived in the same city, 80% of our friendship was spent at the gym having life planning conversations…oh and working out.
  3. She has a pretty immense nail polish collection. Need I say more? Her collection is so awesome, her boyfriend bought her a nail salon rack to display her collection.
  4. She has a kind soul. This girl has a heart of gold. She is philanthropic by nature and is always putting others needs before hers. I admire her so much for that.
  5. She is an amazing friend. At the risk of sounding mushy, Cat is an exceptional friend. Through the good, the bad and the wild, she is always there. Whether it be to give advice, listen, dream a little or go on an adventure, she can always be counted on.

– Cristy

Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday, to me!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on life and the past year. I kept wanting to have some immensely profound “ah-ha moment.” I wanted to have a life-changing realization that will make next year an amazing one sadly, this never happened. However, I did start to notice keywords and patterns that caught my attention they were: patience, passion, career, mortgage, and interior design.

So, instead of writing about wonderful life lessons I’ve learned and how that will influence next year. On the contrary, I’ll be sharing bits and pieces that inspire me and hopefully you too.

Here they are:

1.  Tiny Buddha: How to Master the Art of Fear for a Life of Possibility

2. TED Talks: Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

3. The Fishy Bowl: Maybe…Don’t Follow Your Passion?

4.  TED Talks: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

5. OWN Super Soul Sunday

OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) Super Soul Sunday is always inspiring. Every episode I watch I feel as though it is speaking to me and by the end of the hour, I’m energized to go out and conquer the world!

TED Talks are always very inspiring and you can watch them at any time anywhere. There are so many different subject matters and various speakers; it’s a great resource when you’re looking for a little inspiration.

The Fishy Bowl, is a blog I stumble upon, but after reading “Maybe…Don’t Follow Your Passion?” I felt a sense of relief. Kind of like that Glamour magazine page titled: Hey, it’s Ok…  All right focus, as I was saying, the post made me feel better about “finding my passion.” Go check it out!

Tiny Buddha, once again, another great resource for inspiration and wisdom I always find a piece that I can connect with and feel motivated to make a positive change in my life. I especially liked the piece on fear because it made me view fear from a different perspective. Here’s a great quote from that article:

“All growth occurs only when we do something that we have not done before. In the unknown lives the possibility to achieve the impossible.”

So, I leave you with that and cheers to 32!


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