Saturday, September 26, 2009

Keva Juice loves Race for the Cure!

If you haven't heard, we at Keva Juice LOVE ta-tas! :) We are committed to raising funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and finding a CURE for breast cancer!

I participated in the Race for the Cure this morning and I had so much fun! Despite the too-cool-for-my-liking weather and gross drizzly rain, I had a great time! Normally I run the race, as I like to be competitive. This year, however, I was lucky enough to have my mom with me, and since she is not a runner, we walked and still had an awesome time! There were over 6,000 participants and I couldn't be more thrilled.

Not only am I a participant in the Race for the Cure, but I am also a member of the Race Committee. This year I was in charge of the Competitive Runner Recruitment Committee and the Sleep in for the Cure Committee. After MONTHS of planning and meetings, this year's event went off without a hitch (even though it rained)!

Plus, I met these sassy, bodacious broads dressed in pink from head to toe! How fun!
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As I got started walking with my mom this morning, I got a little teary. In the background I heard the song "I Run for Life" by Melissa Etheridge. While I am not a huge Melissa Etheridge fan, I can't help but be touched by the lyrics of this song. When I participate in a Race for the Cure or a Breast Cancer 3-Day event, I really feel like I am doing something, like I am doing something so much bigger.

I feel so fortunate that my mom was there to walk with me. I know how many people have lost their mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, best friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. to breast cancer. I promise to do my part in helping to find a cure! I look forward to a day when we will no longer need Races for the Cure and Breast Cancer 3-Days. Until then, we'll keep walking, running, and racing...striving for a CURE.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thirsty Thursday AND a recap!

I have SO much to catch you all up on! I am so sorry I haven't written in a few days but I have traveling and movin' and shakin'!

First of all, I have to tell you all about Dine America 209! It was so much fun and I got the amazing opportunity to meet some really amazing restaurant industry leaders! And I got some awesome ideas and fun stuff that I can't to throw out there for all you Keva Juice lovers! Just know that great stuff is coming!! :)

While there, I got to hear presentations from Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes, Alfred Lin, COO and CFO of Zappo's, Robert Baxley, COO of Zaxby's, and Don Fox, COO of Firehouse Subs. Neat!

Here is a pic of me and Alfred Lin from Zappo's. His presentation was the BEST!
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We had dinner one night at Hard Rock Cafe! The food was delicious and good times were had by all.
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Guess what else!? I got my post card from London from Jessica Lynn over at Jesstagirl and Her Officer! I won her blog contest a while back and I was so excited to get this surprise in my inbox! I have done extensive traveling overseas, but I haven't been to London yet! Maybe one day! :) I LOVE blog contests!!
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And last, but certainly not least, its Thirsty Thursday! Today I bring you a little goodie inspired by the Dine America conference! I hope it tickles your taste buds. :)

3/4 cup peach juice
1/3 banana
1/2 cup sliced peaches
3 medium scoops of low-fat orange sherbet
1/2 cup ice

Ooooh, yummy! Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!


Saturday, September 19, 2009


Today has been nothing short of awesome. C'mon, who doesn't like to play dress up?? Check out the highlights of my Talk Like A Pirate Day! Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thirsty Thursday!

Alright, so how many people have cashed in on the $2 Smoothie deal? Lots of you, I hope! If you have, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you got!!

And now for Thirsty Thursday! Today I bring you Tangerine Tantalizer. With the fall weather coming up and the flu already starting to go around, this tasty jewel is packed with TONS of Vitamin C to help you fight off the cooties! Keep in mind that if you are starting to feel under the weather, you can always throw in an extra packet of Emergen-C to boost your immune system!

1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup guava juice
1/2 banana
1 packet of Orange Emergen-C
1 tablespoon honey
1 handful of strawberries
1 handful of sliced peaches
1/2 cup ice

Enjoy, Keva Luvas!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oh, Mango Tango, I love you.

Geez, Louise. I'll be honest. This week has been killer. I have been so busy. You probably wouldn't believe me, but being Keva Kate is a pretty demanding job. I've been working on some new fun promotions for all you Keva lovers, talking to LOTS of Keva guests and store owners to find out what they think of all the cool things going on, and planning some super duper adventures that I have coming up!

The weather has been getting cooler and the days have been getting shorter and I am so excited that fall is here! To me, fall means comfort foods and football games. It means raking big piles of leaves and then ruining them by jumping right in. It means apple cider and pumpkin-flavored...anything! :)

I have been feeling a little under the weather lately, so I made sure to grab a Mango Tango this morning...and I even threw in an extra Emergen-C...just for good measure.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Come and get some Keva Juice luv!

In addition to the awesome $2 Smoothie promotion that is going on right now, Keva Juice is also introducing the Keva luvCards! All you have to do is get a punch every time you get a smoothie and after 10 punches, your next smoothie is FREE! Yes, FREE! Do you luv it or what!?

Check 'em out! Aren't they cool!?
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I went to see Extract this past Friday night and I loved it!! It got mixed reviews among the group of friends that I went to see it with. I found the humor to be somewhere in between a dark comedy and something I would expect from an independent film. But, since I like indie flicks, I thought it was great. Plus, if you're a guy...great eye candy from Mila Kunis...and if you're a chick...great eye candy from Jason Bateman (and I guess from Ben Affleck, if you're into him)! Not the best movie ever, but I would definitely recommend it for some good chuckles and some really witty one-liners!

My Saturday was filled with going for a good run, hitting up Keva Juice, and then hitting the road for a 20-mile bike ride! I was really pushing it on Blue Betty! Ha!

On Sunday, I just played around most of the day. I was going to go for a run or bike ride but my legs were sore, and, to be honest, I was just TIRED. I did, however, make time to hit up Keva Juice for a Peanut Butter Chocolate. I'm pretty sure that smoothie is the best thing ever invented. :)


Friday, September 11, 2009

$2 Smoothies?? Say what?

Yes, you are reading that correctly, my friends! $2 Smoothies kicks off tomorrow! Run, don't walk, to your nearest Keva Juice to get your fix!

I think I may just use this awesome promotion as an excuse to get a Keva Juice EVERYDAY!

Here is one of the new wall graphics going up in selected locations! This baby is printed 4 feet wide! That's big!

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And this is one of the new counter graphics!

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I've got a big restaurant convention coming up at which I plan on making my debut appearance. To mark such an occasion, I was given these ridiculously cool business cards! What do you think? Are you loving them as much as I am or what?? :)

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As always, my friends, KEEP IT JUICY!

*Please note that the $2 Promotion applies to the 12oz regular blend smoothies.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thirsty Thursday!

Is it Thursday already!? Criminy! Where has the week gone? Having Monday off for Labor Day has totally thrown off my whole week! :)

Well, since I got ridiculously busy last week and wasn't able to post a Thirsty Thursday looks like you will get TWO today! Woo hoo!

Someone on my twitter requested the Oreo Speedwagon the other day, so here you go!

3/4 cup non-fat milk
1/4 cup oreo crumbs
1/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
5 medium scoops vanilla non-fat frozen yogurt
1/2 cup ice

And now for the of my personal faves...

1 1/4 cup raspberry juice
1/3 banana
1/2 cup strawberries
3 medium scoops orange sherbet
1/2 cup ice

As always, give them a try and let me know what you think! And if there are any special request for recipes, be sure to comment below or e-mail me!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What's in your mix?

Since I stay pretty active, I am ALWAYS looking for some good tunes to add to my iPod. I thought I would share my top 50 favorites. These tunes are great if you are running, biking, working out in the gym, cleaning around your house, or if you just want some upbeat songs to boogie too! There some rock, pop, and even a little country thrown in the mix!

1. 3oh!3 - "Don't Trust Me"
2. Alice Deejay - "Better Off Alone"
3. Amber - "This is Your Night"
4. Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell"
5. Beyonce - "Sweet Dreams"
6. Black Eyed Peas - "I Got a Feeling"
7. Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It"
8. Boys Like Girls - "Love Drunk"
9. Britney Spears - "If U Seek Amy"
10. Cascada - "Evacuate the Dance Floor"
11. Christina Aguilera - "Keeps Gettin' Better"
12. Cobra Starship - "Good Girls Go Bad"
13. Cupid - "Cupid Shuffle"
14. Danity Kane - "Damaged"
15. Enur - "Calabria 2007"
16. Estelle featuring Kanye West - "American Boy"
17. Flobots - "Handlebars"
18. Harvey Danger - "Flagpole Sitta"
19. Hole - "Celebrity Skin"
20. INXS - "Pretty Vegas"
21. John Legend - "Green Light"
22. Kate Nash - "Foundations"
23. Katy Perry - "Waking Up in Vegas"
24. Lady Gaga - "Just Dance"
25. Maroon 5 - "Makes Me Wonder"
26. Kanye West - "Stronger"
27. Me First and The Gimme Gimmes - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
28. Metro Station - "Shake It"
29. Michael Franti and Spearhead - "Say Hey (I Love You)"
30. Muse - "Supermassive Black Hole"
31. Mute Math - "Spotlight"
32. Ok Go - "Here It Goes Again"
33. Paolo Nutini - "New Shoes"
34. P!nk - "So What"
35. Pitbull - "Hotel Room Service"
36. Pitbull - "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"
37. Rihanna - "Disturbia"
38. Robert Randolph and The Family Band - "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That"
39. Rock Kills Kid - "Paralyzed"
40. Save Ferris - "Come On Eileen"
41. Scissor Sisters - "I Don't Feel Like Dancing"
42. Shakira - "She Wolf"
43. Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
44. The Caesars - "Jerk It Out"
45. The Darkness - "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"
46. The Fratellis - "Flathead"
47. The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"
48. The Veronicas - "Untouched"
49. U2 - "Beautiful Day"
50. Weezer - "This is Such a Pity"

What's in the mix on your iPod right now? What do you work out to? What kind of music gets you going?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm back in action!

Okay, okay, I know I haven't been around much lately. I am so sorry! I miss you, blog friends! I promise to be much more diligent about my updating this week!

How was your Labor Day? I spent it riding around on Blue Betty and hanging out with friends. After all, how can you let a Labor Day go by without time spent with friends around a barbecue?

And just because I know you are all DYING to see her again...
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Please do not hold my no make-up look against me. Besides, who gets all dolled up to exercise? Well, who other than Mariah Carey? :)

Blue Betty loves Keva Juice too!
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Well, now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's time to start thinking about fall! Do you have any fall traditions? What is your favorite thing about this time of year?

For me, the best things about fall are the cool weather and comfort foods. I can't wait to start whipping up pumpkin and squash dishes! Oh, and I'm especially looking forward to a pumpkin smoothie that is coming up!

Some of you may know that I grew up in of top notch cooks. I have been asked by Twitter friends @the_pink_owl and @nololos to share my super-secret-super-awesome gumbo recipe. And, of course, I'm happy to oblige. You can find it HERE. If you try it, please remember that a good gumbo takes time and is NOT a 30-minute meal. As long as you are patient with it, you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I (heart) Blue Betty!

I got my bike! I am so excited I C.A.N.N.O.T. function. I love her. I don't mean to leave you all high and dry! I promise!

Pics of me and Elvis giving Blue Betty a spin coming tomorrow! Promise!