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An American in Paris (Sightseeing + Food Adventures)

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Friends, I have so much I want to share from my adventures in Europe! Let’s start with the beginning of the trip, in Paris. I was there with two of my best friends from college, Kris and Turner (whose real name is Laura… that’s her nickname). Kris lives/works in Paris, and Turner was enjoying a summer fellowship for her PhD program in Continue Reading …

I’m Baaaack!

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I’m back from Europe, friends! The past 2 weeks were amazing – filled with good friends, many adventures, lots of pastries and cheese and bread and rosé wine, miles of running and hiking and walking and biking, delicious dinners that lasted late into the evening, and a lot of relaxing, too. Taking a breather from technology while I was away Continue Reading …

Across the Pond – See You in a Couple Weeks!

Hi there – I’m leaving on vacation this afternoon to visit friends in Europe! I’m headed to Paris and Switzerland (Geneva & Lucerne) and would love any recommendations for things to do/places to eat while I’m there. I’ve been to Paris before and have seen the main touristy spots, so I’m interested in off the beaten path sort of Continue Reading …

Zucchini Bread Ice Cream Recipe (Dairy Free)

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Even though the weather isn’t sweltering this week, ice cream is always a welcome treat, right? It’s certainly one of my favorites. For this month’s Almond Breeze recipe creation, I’m excited to share this summery Zucchini Bread Ice Cream recipe – dairy free, vegan, and gluten free, too! If you’re lucky enough to have a garden Continue Reading …

A Crisp Trail Run

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Good morning, friends! How is it already Tuesday?! Yesterday was one of those days that totally got away from me – sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day, are there? You know what’s crazy? It’s July but it feels like October. It’s crisp, cool, and breezy in DC today – what a treat! My friend Ashley and I celebrated with Continue Reading …

How to Pickle Cucumbers Quickly

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Good morning and happy Friday! Have you guys ever tried quick pickling? It’s different from normal canning in that it’s a much faster process, so you can pickle cucumbers (or other produce) quickly. Quick pickling only requires the produce to be in the brine for a short time, and there’s no need for the involved sealing/sanitization procedure Continue Reading …

A D.C-tastic Morning Run + A 5 Minute Lunch

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Good morning! I’m riding a pretty sweet endorphin high right now thanks to an a.m. run with these lovely ladies. I met up with my college buddies Kathleen and Sarah at 7 a.m. down on the National Mall. It had been too long since we all met up since we’ve all been traveling a ton lately! I really missed them – so good to catch up over a Continue Reading …

Early Morning Yoga & Easy Meal Ideas

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Good morning my friends! I’m proud of myself – I dragged myself out of bed for a 6 a.m. yoga class today. Getting up early reaaaaally sucks, but once I’m up and out it’s always SO worth it. The hard part is just reminding yourself of that when you’re still in bed. :) After vacation last week, I’ve been working hard on getting back into Continue Reading …

Humid Running & Healthy Snacking

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Hi friends! I’m back in DC and getting back into the swing of a busy workweek. I kicked off the week on an endorphin high yesterday by dragging myself out of bed for a 6 a.m. CrossFit class, and this morning I was up and out for a run with my friend Ashley! It was a really humid and gray morning, but the views were still lovely down on the Continue Reading …

Beach Week Adventures Finale

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Man, is it Monday already? I can’t believe how quickly our annual family and friend beach vacation in the Outer Banks went by! Wishing I were back here right now: Thank you for all your book recommendations, by the way! I ended up purchasing 3 to enjoy over the next couple months: Outlander (I started reading this on the beach and it’s SO Continue Reading …