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Tips + Recipes to Encourage Drinking More Water

Thank you to Rev Your Bev for sponsoring this post! Fun fact: my grandmother calls me "miss hydration" because I ALWAYS have my water bottle with me - or a water glass in hand! I didn't always drink a ton of water; I think it was college that I started getting into the habit of bringing a water bottle around campus with me, mostly because Continue Reading …

Eats + Molasses Cookies + A Beautiful Poem

Good morning! Have you guys tried my Baked Salmon with Lemon Mustard Dill Sauce yet? I made it last night and was reminded why it's one of my favorite blog recipes ever. Soooo good.  The salmon gets super tender and juicy from the marinade - even Matt absolutely loves it and salmon isn't normally his fave.  I made a ton so we Continue Reading …

Mother’s Day Weekend Adventures + More Moving Details

Hi guys! I hope you had great weekends. Ours was busy but we made some time for fun, too. :)  Matt and I kicked things off on Friday night with dinner out! We had a really busy week with some long days so this was a nice way to unwind.  Pizza + salad + beers = yes please! The rest of the night was less fun - we were rushing Continue Reading …

Week in Review + Random Confessions + Instagram Q&A

Hi guys! Riese and I had a fun morning yesterday, starting with a late morning walk in Rock Creek Park with my friend Karen. Riese hung out in the stroller for the first half of the walk then joined us in walking/exploring for the second part. :)  Karen had to get back to work after the walk break, but I decided it would be fun to Continue Reading …

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars

You know what's really fun about having had a blog for almost 10 years? Re-discovering old favorite recipes, like these gluten free Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars! Portable snacks that are actually filling are always a win, right? This recipe from 2012 has gotten a photo refresh and I decided it was worth re-sharing.  I hope you'll enjoy Continue Reading …

Weekend: Nachos + Pancakes + Humid Running

Hi friends! We kicked off our weekend on Friday with my favorite: nachos + bubbly! Matt and I were in the mood for a night out so Riese and I met him on his way home from work for an early dinner/happy hour at Screwtop in Clarendon. Riese is getting harder to eat out with now - she just wants to run around and explore and is so squirmy Continue Reading …

Hiking Playdate + More Risotto + A Book I Loved

Riese and I had such a fun morning adventure yesterday: a hiking playdate with a friend and her little one! Now that Riese is so mobile, it's a lot of fun to get out and have adventures together. I'm happy she loves exploring the woods as much as I do. :)  Our buddies for the adventure were my friend Jen and her son Hudson, who is Continue Reading …

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Spring Veggies

This healthy instant pot risotto recipe is made with farro and packed with spring veggies. Enjoy creamy, savory risotto in a fraction of the time it normally takes on the stove! I love risotto, but I don't love how long it normally takes to make. Enter: an Instant Pot variation! This Instant Pot risotto recipe does still require Continue Reading …