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On Vacation – See You in a Couple Weeks!

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Hi friends – Matt and I are heading overseas this evening for our big summer vacation to celebrate his completion of graduate school! While we’re gone, I’ll be taking a true vacation and won’t be posting here on the blog until I’m back in a couple weeks. I will be posting photos occasionally on Instagram, though, if you want to follow the action Continue Reading …

Vacation-Bound + Back At It

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Hi friends – thank you for your kind words about my sprained ankle on Sunday! I’m happy to report that as of Wednesday it felt normal again – whew! I got lucky. I celebrated on Wednesday night by meeting my friends Kathleen and Karen for a fun new class at Urban Athletic Club via ClassPass: a HIT (high intensity) yoga class! I wasn’t sure what Continue Reading …

Nectarine Ice Pops Recipe

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It’s August, it’s hot, and it’s (REALLY) humid. Clearly this calls for ice pops – nectarine ice pops, to be exact! This is this month’s sponsored Almond Breeze partnership creation, and it features my favorite of their products: coconut almondmilk. It’s like vacation in a glass – or, in this case, on a stick. This is basically the Continue Reading …

Ankle-Friendly Workouts + Recent Eats

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Hello friends! So, you know what’s really dumb? We did this great rocky/hilly hike on Sunday with no problem, and then, once we’re home, I randomly twist my ankle walking off our back steps. I know. I should probably come up with a cooler story, huh? As a result, I’ve been taking it easier than usual on the fitness front this week. When it first Continue Reading …

Weekend: Charlottesville + The Shenandoahs

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On Saturday afternoon, Matt, his parents, and I all drove down to Charlottesville for a big event: Matt’s graduation from graduate school with his masters degree! He spent the past year working full time while also pursuing a Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology, which is kind of like an M.S. in IT combined with an MBA. Continue Reading …

Weekend: Dinner at Plume in DC + Other Fun

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Hi friends! We had so many weekend adventures that I’m splitting my normal weekend in review post into two posts. Here’s part 1: our DC adventures! Part 2, our Charlottesville adventures, will be shared tomorrow. :) As I mentioned on Friday, this weekend was all about celebrating Matt and his completion of grad school! On Friday night, his parents Continue Reading …

New Celestial Seasonings Packaging + Tea Giveaway!

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Thank you to my friends at Celestial Seasonings for sponsoring this post! Late last week, I got a fun delivery: a package from Celestial Seasonings showcasing their brand new look! Don’t worry – their teas are as awesome as always and the recipes have not changed at all – just the outer packages! Here is a preview of the new Celestial Continue Reading …

Eats + Exercise

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Hello my lovely friends! It’s SO nice out here in DC today – I’m loving this whole “August weather is really like September” thing we’ve had going lately! Hoping it’s here to stay. ;) I started my day today with a fun adventure with my buddy Chelsea: we signed up on ClassPass to check out the new-to-us classes at CrossFit Balance Georgetown. Continue Reading …