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About maryanne

Purple loving techie girl. SAHM. Social media junkie. Travel planner. I ♥ Apple, iPhone, running, beach, Disneyland, all things creative. Foodtruck chaser.

New Blog! I’m moving to PurpleWays.com

Not sure what I’ll do with MaryAnneWendt.com yet. Maybe I’ll keep more random & personal stuff here. I decided to start posting to my new blog, PurpleWays.com where I’ll have more focused content like Green Smoothies, Eat, Drink, Play, Social Media. And of course, any purple sightings that I stumble upon. Haha! Thanks for following … Continue reading »

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Time Does Fly. Really.

The past couple of weeks have been hectic! We’re on week 3 of a 3 week Spring Break. We’ve been swimming, hanging out with friends & I meet with my web client twice a week. The project is coming along. I also pulled travel quotes for a couple of families planning summer vacations. We had … Continue reading »

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3 Reasons to Take Breaks from the Computer Screen

Jessie turned 4 in December. She loves Mommy’s MacBook. Both our kids started using the computer at a very young age. They play games like Eye Spy Spooky Mansion, Care Bears and Nemo. Their favorite websites are Playhouse Disney, Nick Jr. and Club Penguin. And they love all the apps on the iPad. They can … Continue reading »

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Baked Kale #healthy #snack

I am so addicted to KALE these days! There are so many healthy benefits to kale as I mentioned in an earlier post… My favorite snack is Baked Kale. I found a recipe online and have been eating crunchy lightly salted kale by the bowl! I like to use a little garlic salt. Here’s the … Continue reading »

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Spring Break!

Marissa was absent from school for 2 days this week because of her stomach flu. She’s much better now and returned to school today. Tomorrow is Friday and her school Jog-a-Thon fundraiser, and it’s her last day of school before Spring Break! 3 weeks off! Hopefully the weather will warm up so that we can … Continue reading »

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#GreenSmoothie w/ Almond Coconut Milk

This morning I made my green smoothie with Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk. Wow. Just wow. Holy mother of yummy! A friend recently suggested I try almond milk instead of soy milk for my green smoothies because it tastes great and has less calories. (Wait, that sounded like a familiar beer commercial. Hmmm.) Okay, back … Continue reading »

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Marissa is sick today.

Poor Marissa is sick today. She has been resting in bed. She didn’t make it to school, her piano lesson or dance class. Even though she’s only 10, she’s still my baby, especially when she’s sick. I don’t like seeing her like this.. laying around with no energy and not feeling well. She looks like … Continue reading »

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Stein Mart Irvine!

  Stein Mart is celebrating the opening of a new larger location at the The Market Place in Irvine off Jamboree and Bryan (next to 24 Hour Fitness). They used to be in Woodbridge off Barranca, but this new location is much more accessible. I attended a preview yesterday with other OC bloggers and had so … Continue reading »

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Green smoothie with kale

Instead of my usual green smoothie with spinach, this morning I used kale. I thought it would have a heavier leafy taste to it, but with the strawberries and banana it’s quite yummy! I have to say, I haven’t had a bad tasting smoothie yet. I am enjoying my green smoothies every morning for just … Continue reading »

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Green Smoothie with nectarine

This morning I decided to experiment with nectarines in my green smoothie. Wow. Sweet and delicious! Nectarines look almost like a peach but has a firm skin. And they are packed with nutrients. The 3 major goodies of a nectarine: Beta-carotine — enables your body to produce vitamin A, which is essential for bone development … Continue reading »

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