City of Hope - now in Orange County!

 City of Hope - now in Orange County!

As you may know, I go to City of Hope in Duarte every 4-5 weeks to receive monthly plasmapheresis for my autoimmune encephalitis. When I had exhausted every other local hospital, and even every other out-of-state option, it was City of Hope that had the right doctor for me, and these amazing treatments that let me have a better quality of life. 

I live in the middle of Orange County and recently learned that City of Hope was expanding near me. I am so honored to partner with them to spread the word about City of Hope OC. They are currently building a 190,000 sq ft treatment center in Irvine. It is set to open summer of ‘22, and will offer clinical trials, specialized cancer care and early detection and prevention programs. 

This November is lung cancer awareness month and City of Hope Orange County is addressing lung cancer incidence in the community and educating residents about available resources for prevention, early detection, and highly specialized lung cancer care. I was touched to share this story about Dori Newman, who is also a patient of City of Hope in Duarte, and took classes at Cal Poly Pomona, where I graduated as well: 

Dori was first diagnosed with melanoma, and partnered with City of Hope to form their first skin cancer support group in 1999. Then, in 2005, Dori was participating in a lung cancer screening project at City of Hope, and as a former smoker, they found a tumor on her lungs, and were able to remove it.  Quoting Dori from this article, she says, “To anyone who used to smoke, or still smokes, or anyone who has found themselves around secondhand smoke or experiences symptoms of lung cancer, I encourage you to ask your doctor about LDCT lung cancer screening. It changed my lung cancer story, and it might change yours.”

Every cancer is different and requires targeted therapy to reach an individual’s specific gene changes of proteins. Having this capability available at several locations throughout Orange County is rare and wonderful because it yields better outcomes for their patients.  All of their consultation and treatment areas are designed to be bright and to help foster good communication with the patient’s medical team. Physicians and staff provide the compassionate care that is a hallmark of City of Hope OC. 

If you or someone you know requires assistance for any other kind of cancer, please follow to connect with City of Hope Orange County ->


Here a few of my own photos from City of Hope:


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It is Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time again! I kept it simple this year with 2 list, things I have my eye on and my beauty picks!

My Wish List:

My Beauty Picks:

What are you picking up from the sale?




My updated list of codes and brand partners

Hi everyone? Do people ever actually read blogs anymore? Let a girl know. 

I wanted to get all of my codes/ brand partners all in one place for you guys! I hope you will find this a helpful resource. I only work with or promote brands and products that I sincerely believe in. These are subject to change, but I will try to keep them updated! 

My updated list of codes and brand partners:

Sites I Love to Shop on:
  • DSW - Shoes & Bags
Let me know if you need anything else linked specifically! I hope this helps! 



Before & After Transformation + Ketones & Ketosis!

I would have never had the confidence to post this before this pandemic. 
But during quarantine, I am still dropping fat, keeping my cravings and snacking at bay, 
I have better sleep, I am staying healthy, I have great focus, and lots of energy. 
Im so passionate about this change and want to share it so I can help people who are struggling or want to level up in their lives.I am drinking ketones, and I want to share them with you!!! See below for more info, message me to chat about it, or visit my site and get shoppin here: !!! I love how I feel and my clothes fit better, which is a bonus!! This is the only thing that has helped me drop weight from my medications & feel energized, happy, less hunger and cravings, its truly a blessing in my life!

The best thing to do is purchase the 10 day challenge here: 
with 20 packs of all assorted flavors.

Or, contact me and we can do Venmo @GretchCannon 
5 pack trial variety of flavors for $40 shipped!
Let me know if you have any questions - you can always DM me on Instagram too:

Can't wait to help you! 


My Feel Good Quarantine Playlist for Spring 2020

My Feel Good Quarantine Playlist for Spring 2020:

I got ready the other day and felt a little better, then stayed up all night making a feel good playlist. These songs are chill, but positive and mellow and easy going and make me feel better. I hope these help you too, and let me know if you have any additional recommendations. I will keep adding to it! Also, I pay for Apple Music Unlimited, so hopefully this helps. Let me know how Spotify differs if at all and I might be able to do that as well. 61 for now, and hopefully chills you out and makes you happy too!
  • Sunday Best - Surfaces
  • Roxanne - Arizona Zervas
  • What if I Told You That I Love You - Ali Gatie 
  • Used to You - Ali Gatie 
  • Rare - Selena Gomez
  • If The World Was Ending - JP Saxe & Julia Michaels 
  • Party With My Friends - MKTO 
  • I Love Me - Demi Lovato 
  • Blueberry Faygo - Lil Mosey 
  • You Should Be Sad - Halsey 
  • Wow - Post Malone 
  • U Know It's Real - Ant Saunders
  • This City - Sam Fischer 
  • Magnets EP - Sam Feldt 
  • Ride It - Regard
  • We Got Love - Sigala 
  • Body - Loud Luxury & Brando 
  • Family - The Chainsmokers & Kygo 
  • Greatest Show on Earth - Aloe Blacc & Pegasus 
  • With You - Kaskade & Meghan Trainor 
  • Wish You Well - Sigala & Becky Hill 
  • These Days - Rudimental 
  • Stack it Up - Liam Payne 
  • Rescue Me - One Republic 
  • Dance Monkey - Tones & I 
  • What a Man Gotta Do - Jonas Brothers 
  • Harder - Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha
  • Sun In Our Eyes - MO & Diplo 
  • Say My Name - David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin 
  • What I Like About You - Jonas Blue 
  • Don't Call Me Up - Mabel
  • Saturday Nights - Khalid 
  • Im Sorry I Love You - Alexander 23 
  • Come Home to Me - Leon
  • Warm Coffee - Ziggy Alberts
  • Friends - Ella Henderson
  • Young - Ella Henderson
  • Heaven Falls/ Fall on Me - Surfaces 
  • 24/7/365 - Surfaces
  • Good Day - Surfaces 
  • This City - Sam Fischer 
  • Thursday - Jess Glynne 
  • Afterlife - Hailee Steinfeld 
  • You're Somebody Else - Flora Cash 
  • Rule The World - Vision Vision
  • Home - Phillip Phillips 
  • Gone, Gone, Gone - Phillip Phillips 
  • Burn Again - Mike Ruby 
  • Wave - Roseburg 
  • Can I Kiss You? - Dahl 
  • Black and White - Niall Horan 
  • Lazy - Surfaces 
  • Mai Tais - Train & Skylar Grey 
  • Ok Love You Bye - Olivia Dean 
  • Call It Home - Alt Bloom
  • Stop This Flame - Celeste 
  • Face to Face - Ruel 
  • Hard Sometimes - Ruel 
  • Real Thing - Ruel 
  • La Di Da - Lennon Stella 
  • Everything I Wanted - Billie Eillish 
Apple Music Playlist: 



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