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A Foodie Lunch & A Healthy Dinner

Merry Christmas Eve! How did today creep up on me so quickly?! I’ve been continuing to enjoy being home and catching up with old friends and family. Yesterday, my mom and I met up with one of our Tampa friends for a foodie lunch at the Westend Bistro in the Ritz Carlton downtown! I decided my cute cowboy-ish boots and a sweater dress were in Continue Reading …

Washington D.C. Photos & Lunch at Teaism

Good morning! You guys rock — thank you so much for all the great feedback regarding my new business card logo options! You all made it hard to decide — and clearly I should have been smarter and made a poll so we could have visually seen the responses! Oh, well. It appeared that #4 emerged as the style winner, and lots of you were fans of the Continue Reading …

Snow & A Sunshine 6 Miler on a New Trail!

Check out this picture I took out my window yesterday of the snow!! Crazy, huh? It’s so weird that we got snow this far south when no one farther north really did! It was seriously coming down for awhile! I was having flashbacks to last winter’s “Snowmageddon” in DC, ha. Remember when my flight home to Florida was cancelled for Continue Reading …

Brrr. More Soup, Please!

It is so cold. All I want to eat is soup! So soup I will make. Yesterday, I used this brown rice medley I picked up at Trader Joe’s to create a fun variation of my favorite Veggie-tastic Minestrone Soup. I cooked the rice in half water and half low sodium chicken broth (veggie broth would work too), to give it some flavor: While the Continue Reading …

Turkey Bowl & Turkey Soup

Hello friends! I’m back in North Carolina and thoroughly sick of airports and planes. But, I had a 3 hour layover in DC so my mom came to meet me for dinner! Yay :) I had a fun last day of Thanksgiving vacay up in Pittsburgh — there were even some snow flurries! Brrrrr! It was FREEZING all day. In honor of the snow, I made a batch of my Continue Reading …

How to Host an Awesome Dinner Party

1) Invite awesome people. My date, Matt: And our guests, my high school friend Amy and her husband, Patrick: 2) Convince said awesome guests to let us use their (unopened until now) wedding china for the dinner. Yes, you read that right. We used their wedding china. Isn’t it pretty? Actually, it was Amy’s idea to use their china Continue Reading …