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Freezing Week + Asking for Child Care Search Tips!

Hi guys! Happy Friday. It is reeeeeeeeeeeeally cold on the east coast right now – we had about one day this week that didn’t have windchill “real feel” temperatures in the single digits (or negative digits, like this morning), and yesterday we woke up to a bit of snow, too! Wednesday was the warmest day (sunny and temps in the upper 20’s – Continue Reading …

Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette, Avocado & Arugula

You guys know that a grain salad bowl is one of my favorite easy, portable lunches - they're filling and satisfying and the variations are endless! This quinoa salad takes it to the next level with orange-infused quinoa and an orange vinaigrette for maximum fresh flavor. Thank you to the Florida Department of Citrus for sponsoring this Continue Reading …

Tips for Realistic Healthy Living

It’s officially January and I know many of you are probably looking to get back on the healthy living train after a month of holiday parties and travel. I love that many people prioritize their health in the new year – but it’s important to do so in a way that will set you up for a long term healthy relationship with food and exercise, rather than Continue Reading …

NYE Weekend Recap

Hi guys – Happy New Year! I hope you had fun celebrating last night. Just in case you need it, check out my Hangover Busting Smoothie Recipe. ;) As you can probably guess, our NYE was extremely low key – in fact, I was asleep when the ball dropped. Oh well! I spent most of yesterday in bed, actually – I thought I might be coming down with Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

Hi guys! Popping in with some recent eats. I meant to publish this post yesterday but time got away from me, as I’ve noticed it does when one has an infant! :) It’s hard to move when this adorable milk drunk cuteness is happening in your lap: The front of her hair seems to have left the premises and she is now rocking an awesome mullet/party in Continue Reading …

Watermelon Rind Curry Recipe

Now that the weather is officially frigid, I thought it was the perfect time to introduce a cozy new recipe to keep you warm: Watermelon Rind Curry. That's right, you can cook with watermelon rind, and it makes for a fantastic (fANNEtastic!?) easy and nourishing curry dish! Thank you to my friends at the Watermelon Board for sponsoring this Continue Reading …

Going Out to Dinner with a One Month Old at Home

On Friday night, Matt and I had our first restaurant meal out since Riese was born! My brother was in town for the holidays and his girlfriend joined us for a couple days before Christmas before heading off to see her family. We were excited to get to know her, so my parents offered to babysit so the four of us could go out on the town. Woohoo!! Continue Reading …

Christmas Eve + Day in Photos

Hi guys! I hope those of you who celebrate it had a lovely Christmas. We obviously weren’t traveling this year and enjoyed spending the holiday here in the DC area with my family! Here is a look at our Christmas Eve + Day. :) Christmas Eve is our big nice dinner (so we can just relax on Christmas day). Riese obviously had to wear a party dress Continue Reading …

Our Newborn Photo Shoot + Life Lately

When Riese was only 6 days old, Matt and I pulled our completely sleep deprived hot mess selves together for a newborn photo shoot. My friend Ben offered to do the shoot for us as a belated baby shower gift (he and his wife run a local photography and videography business – they also photographed our wedding!). We had only been home from the Continue Reading …

Pear Ginger Honey Muffins Recipe

These moist and fluffy Pear Ginger Honey Muffins are lightly sweetened only with raw unfiltered honey, making them a great option for a non-sugar coma inducing holiday baked good. Enjoy them as a snack or a yummy make-ahead breakfast! Thank you to Aunt Sue's Raw & Unfiltered honey for sponsoring this post. I hope you're not done with Continue Reading …