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Because Flowers Always Brighten a Day

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Thank you to The Bouqs for sponsoring this post! I send flowers quite a bit – mostly to my grandmother, but occasionally as a surprise to friends, too – but I’ve never found an online flower company that I actually like. All of them seem to have hidden fees, random additions (cheap chocolates, etc.) that I don’t want, or super spammy websites. So Continue Reading …

Easy Salmon Salad Dinner Idea

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Morning, friends! It’s a GORGEOUS one here in DC today – much cooler, less humid, and breezier! Loving it. I didn’t have plans to run today but I did enjoy a nice long walk to and from a coffee shop this morning for some early morning AnneTheRD client meetings. I’m thinking a little evening kayaking might be in order, too! On the menu earlier this Continue Reading …

What’s Hiding in that Ingredient List?

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Thank you to Ricola® Herb & Throat drops for sponsoring this post as part of an ongoing campaign with Socialstars. #swissherbs I’ve been paying attention to what’s in my food for a long time now; I counsel my AnneTheRD clients to look not at calories and fat but at ingredient lists – and to make sure that what’s listed is not a mile long, and Continue Reading …

Things I’m Loving Lately: Weekend Edition

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Hi friends! I have all sorts of randomness to talk about today so I figured it made sense to share it in a things I’m lovely lately sort of format! I hope you all had fun weekends – ours was great (we were shockingly in town/not traveling) but too fast, as usual. :) 1) Flight Trampoline Park Matt and I have started doing date nights once a week Continue Reading …

Open Faced Tart Cherry Prosciutto Sandwich

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A summery and satisfying lunch, this open faced tart cherry prosciutto sandwich will not disappoint with its salty-sweet combo. Thank you to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post! I’m always on the lookout for new easy lunch ideas – anyone else? Anything I make at lunch needs to come together quickly, as I’m either Continue Reading …

Fitness Week in Review

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Hello and happy Friday! Let’s do a fitness week in review, shall we? Monday Holy sore! My speedy Beach to Beacon 10k race on Saturday definitely caught up to me in full force! Swimming, please. Felt wonderful to get in the water and shake out a bit! Wish I could have been doing another open water swim in San Diego with my friend Lauren (who just Continue Reading …

This Week’s Food + Fun

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Hello my friends! Before I get into today’s post, a quick note about a new sharing tool you’ll see in the icons at the end of my post – and hovering to the left as you scroll down. That orange “Y” is a “Yum” button, which, if you click it, will save any of my recipes to Yummly, which is a cool new online and app-based tool for collecting Continue Reading …

Lemon Ginger Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe

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Cool down, refresh, and refuel with this bright and flavorful Lemon Ginger Berry Protein Smoothie. Perfect for hot summer afternoon snacks – or post-workout. Thank you to KURA protein powder for sponsoring this post! For the past few years, I’ve probably gotten at least one email a week asking me if I want to sample/review a protein Continue Reading …