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Cheers to Friday!

fiola mare dc

I played hooky for a bit on Wednesday to enjoy a special lunch date with my mom for her birthday!

We went to Fiola Mare on the Georgetown waterfront, which we both love. Too hot to sit outside, but we had some nice views of the water from inside in the air conditioning which was perfect. ;)

We started with the drinks above (green juice for me, watermelon juice for my mom – both delicious), and then we got some Prosecco too. ;)

I started with the burrata for my appetizer and helped my mom with her salad!

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Vegan Gluten Free Granola Bars

With many of you on the road enjoying summer travels right now, I thought it was the perfect time to re-share this old favorite portable vegan + gluten free granola bars recipe. Originally published back in 2012, it has since gotten a photo and content update and was worth giving some new love. These granola bars are super easy to make, Continue Reading …

Waterlogged

Hey friends! Matt and I kicked off our weekend on Friday our usual fave way - with nachos + happy hour at Screwtop in Clarendon.  Riese was a bittttt of a hot mess so we didn't have a long, leisurely happy hour, but it was still a lot of fun. :) I love our Friday tradition! We spent the rest of the night on the couch watching the new Continue Reading …

Sold!

Hi friends!  I hope you've had nice weeks. Here's what we've been up to! First: we closed on our new house! We move in 2 weeks. Eek! #humidhair Can't wait to be settled and all done with the moving process after months of in between, although we'll be sad to say goodbye to our first home, and the home where we first brought Riese Continue Reading …

Salt + Sand

Hey friends! I'm back for my final Outer Banks beach vacation recap.  If you missed my first two beach updates, they are here: Making Waves + 4th of July in Duck, OBX.  Vacation with a toddler wasn't exactly relaxing like vacation used to be, but it was definitely a lot of fun. :) We got back to DC on Sunday and are now Continue Reading …

4th of July in Duck, OBX

4th of july parade in duck nc

Matt, Riese and I had a really fun 4th of July at the beach in the Outer Banks! (If you missed my first beach recap, check it out: Making Waves.) We kicked off America's Birthday with an adorable parade that the town of Duck puts on every year. We skipped it last year because Riese was only 7 months but thought it would be fun to check it out Continue Reading …

Making Waves

Hi from the beach! We are here in Duck in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We come every summer for a week with Matt's family and some friends, and it's always one of my favorite weeks of the year! It's especially fun this year because Riese is big enough to really enjoy the beach! She's LOVING it - she's super into the waves and loves Continue Reading …

4th of July Recipes Using Watermelon

4TH OF JULY RECIPES using watermelon

Thank you to my friends at The Watermelon Board for sponsoring this post! Is it just me or is it not really summer until you have watermelon dripping down your chin? With the 4th of July holiday coming up later this week here in the U.S., I wanted to share a round up of some fun and summer-y recipes featuring watermelon that would be perfect to Continue Reading …

19 Month Toddler Update

Hello, 19 months! Where does the time go?! Photo from my brother's wedding! <3 In today's post, I'm sharing an update on what Riese is up to at 19 months, plus answering your questions from Instagram stories and providing a weaning/nursing update! Let's start with some snapshots from the past couple months - here is what 19 months is Continue Reading …

Easy Savory French Toast Recipe

easy savory french toast recipe

I've got a fun new recipe for you guys today: Savory French Toast! If you're a fan of regular french toast but want to mix it up, then give this a try! It's basically regular french toast just minus the sugar and cinnamon, plus some herbs and seasoning, and with savory toppings.  This is a great brunch recipe to serve to a crowd, Continue Reading …