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How to Use Essential Oils for Health

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Hi from Pittsburgh! Matt and I are here for the holidays. :) I’ll be back tomorrow to share some recent adventures, but for now please enjoy a guest post from my college friend Lisa about essential oils. Lisa is an independent distributor of essential oils through Young Living (more on that at the end of the post), and I’ve been hearing more Continue Reading …

4 Myths About Eating Gluten Free

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Hi friends! I asked my dietitian friend Julie of RDelicious Kitchen to share a guest post with all of you today because Matt and I are making the trip from DC to Pittsburgh for the holidays! Julie and I met at Blog Brulee; she works as a supermarket RD. Recently, she has had a lot of customers come to her at the supermarket saying they started Continue Reading …

Recent Fitness & Food Adventures

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Hi and happy Friday! I’m currently writing this while on the train up to Philadelphia – just for the day – to see my college BFFs. Accompanying me on my journey is an extremely large latte, because I was up super early this morning to sneak in a run with Chelsea before hopping on the metro to the train! This is what our morning looked like: Continue Reading …

Caribbean Shrimp Quinoa Salad

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In a week and a half, Matt and I will be hitting the high seas for our cruise with Carnival! The cruise takes us to the Eastern Caribbean – the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. I am so excited. So excited, in fact, that I decided to get into the spirit early with this yummy Caribbean Shrimp Quinoa Salad recipe. I whipped this Continue Reading …

Brooks Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

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The weather here has been so weird lately – one day it’s balmy, the next it’s frigid. What the heck, mother nature? Last Thursday morning was one of those frigid days. Thankfully, I had some cozy accessories (which you’ll have a chance to win at the end of this post!) from my friends at Brooks to keep me warm! Continue Reading …

Burke Lake Park 15k Trail Race

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Morning, friends. :) One of the big highlights of my weekend was a 15k trail race in beautiful Burke Lake Park in Virginia! My friend Ashley found this race a few weeks ago; I love trail races and have been wanting to do more so I was fully on board. Our friend Kathleen got in on the fun, too! Continue Reading …

Maple Gingerbread Pots de Crème Recipe

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Thank you to my friends at Celestial Seasonings for sponsoring this post and the tasty Maple Gingerbread Pots de Crème recipe within it! You know what just screams the holidays to me? Gingerbread. It’s one of my favorite seasonal flavors, and I enjoy it this time of year in everything from drinks to baked goods. I recently Continue Reading …

Golden Tote Fashion Delivery Service Review

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Hi friends! Have you heard of Golden Tote? It’s a custom tote bag filled with multiple clothing items that have been personally curated for you. Cool, right? The team at Golden Tote reached out to me a few weeks ago about doing a review of their service, and with my love for fashion that arrives on my doorstep and doesn’t involve me going to Continue Reading …

What A Dietitian Buys at the Grocery Store

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Hi friends! It has been ages since I’ve done a what I buy when I grocery shop post, so I thought I would mix it up today and share what I picked up on my Monday night trip to Whole Foods. For fresh stuff, I prefer going to Whole Foods since the quality of the produce (and meat/seafood) is so good. When I need to get a lot of pantry items and Continue Reading …

Recent Exercise + Eats

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Hi friends! I enjoyed a nice rest day yesterday, so this morning I was ready to get back after it! I met my friend Karen bright and early for the 6 a.m. Heated Power Yoga with Weights class at CorePower Yoga in Georgetown. LOVEEEEE this class. So hard but awesome, and the blasting fun music is key. I came to the same class by myself last week, so Continue Reading …