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A Day with Celestial Seasonings in Boulder, Colorado (+ a Giveaway!)

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Hello friends! Thank you for the sweet love on my 5 year blogging anniversary post yesterday. I so appreciate you supporting this blog and sharing in my adventures over the years. It wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you. <3 So – if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know that I snuck off to Boulder, Colorado this week for a Continue Reading …

fANNEtastic food Turns 5!

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You know what’s crazy? Today is my 5 year blogging anniversary. I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this blog nearly every day for the past 5 years! Thank you for reading and sharing in my adventures – I’m so happy that you’re here. :) Just for fun, here’s a link to my very first post. Have any of you guys been reading my blog Continue Reading …

Gluten-Free Grilled Taco Wings

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For this month’s partnership post with McCormick, they challenged me to try one of their recipes using their new gluten-free mixes. After perusing the options on their website, I came across this recipe for Gluten-Free Grilled Taco Wings, and sent it over to Matt since I thought he would be all about it. He was (he loves his wings!), and decided Continue Reading …

A Speedy Run, CrossFit Fun + Local Produce

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Good morning, my friends! I had such a good run this morning – one of those runs where you just feel awesome. Don’t you love that? It certainly doesn’t happen every day, so I made sure to appreciate it even more. :) Even though getting up is hard, I really love being up and out before most people are. I met up with my friend Sokphal at Continue Reading …

Clarendon Day 10k that was a 5k

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Guys, I had such a blonde moment on Saturday. Remember how I said my friend Turner and I were running the Clarendon Day 10k? Well, we ended up doing the 8 a.m. 5k instead of the 9 a.m. 10k by accident. I think what happened was that I completely forgot the races started at separate times, and on the race website it just says 8 a.m. start on the Continue Reading …

This Week: Farm to fANNEtastic Eats

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Happy Friday, y’all! It’s gorrrrrgeous here today. I started my day with an early a.m. walking coffee date with my friend Karen in northwest DC. Love all the little offshoot Rock Creek Park trails you can explore! Starting the day with some fresh air, a latte, and catching up with a good friend = best thing ever. Continue Reading …

“Snack Girl to the Rescue” Book Review

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I discovered a wonderful book this week that I’m excited to share with you and to recommend to my AnneTheRD nutrition counseling clients, too: Snack Girl to the Rescue: A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy, by Lisa Cain, Ph.D., author of the blog Snack Girl. I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa on the Almond Board of Continue Reading …

This Week’s Running Adventures

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Morning, friends! I’m so glad you liked the looks of my Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites recipe from yesterday! Let me know how you like them if you try them out – either as an afternoon snack or as long run fuel! :) So, you know what’s awesome? Fall has officially arrived as far as the weather is concerned. I had two great morning runs so far Continue Reading …

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites

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This post (and the awesome Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites within it) are sponsored by a compensated campaign with California Raisins through the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I’ve been a big fan of California raisins every since I was little. With the exception of when the little dried fruit made it into my Halloween bag, I was Continue Reading …

Birthday Weekend Adventures

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Hi friends – thank you so much for all the sweet birthday wishes on Instagram and Twitter yesterday! I had a wonderful weekend – after so much traveling lately it was so nice to be home and to spend a lot of time with Matt. :) On Friday night, Matt and I had a fun date night! I wore my obnoxiously bright red pants for the occasion – they Continue Reading …