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Philly Food Fun

I spent the past few days in Philadelphia for FNCE, the massive annual conference for Registered Dietitians. I need to take some time to digest everything before sharing my thoughts on some of the educational sessions I attended, so for now I wanted to just pop in and share some photos of the food I had while in the city! I arrived at FNCE Continue Reading …

Marine Corps 10k 2019 Race Recap

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Another race is in the books! Matt and I ran the Marine Corps 10k together yesterday and had a soggy but fun time out there.  I was hoping the weather forecast would improve, but sadly when our alarm went off and we peeked outside it was raining. The rain continued on our Lyft ride down to the race start! Continue Reading …

Friday Faves

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Hey friends - let's close out the week with some Friday faves/things I'm loving lately! Feel free to play along in the comments - what are you loving lately? Please note there are some affiliate links in this post. 1) The Marine Corps 10k (and full marathon, of course) is this weekend! Matt and I are excited and crossing fingers the Continue Reading …

Mix & Match Pasta Recipes

You guys know I love a good mix & match recipe, but you can thank a fellow blog reader for this post! You asked for mix & match pasta recipes, and I'm here to deliver. ;) Pasta dishes are among my favorites quick and easy weeknight dinners, and they're perfect for making once and eating as leftovers throughout the week! Pasta also Continue Reading …

Forearm Balance Success

Exciting news - yesterday at yoga I did my first forearm balance in nearly 3 years (since getting pregnant with Riese) - whoa!  I was at my old fave Edge Yoga in Arlington - the instructor, Rebecca, is one of my faves because she's great at challenging you to try new and different poses (but in a positive, uplifting way). I hadn't Continue Reading …

Red Pepper Thief

Hi friends!  We've had some yummy meals this week - one of the highlights was this Spanish-esque shrimp and rice dish.  It was a Sun Basket meal (we are still alternating between Blue Apron and Sun Basket (<- fyi those are both affiliate links for deals on your first boxes if you interested) each week, depending which Continue Reading …

Anniversary Weekend Part 2: Hiking Old Rag!

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On Saturday, Matt and I made our return to one of our absolute favorite hikes: Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park! Matt and I consider Old Rag Mountain to be one of "our spots" - it was one of our favorite hikes to do when we were still dating, so much so that we got engaged on the top of it back in October of 2011! (That Continue Reading …

Anniversary Adventures: Part 1

Hello, hello! Matt and I spent the weekend celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary! Like I say every year... hard to believe it has been so long since our wedding! It feels both like yesterday and also like a million years ago since a lot has changed since that day we walked down the aisle. <3 Matt and I are taking today off for the Continue Reading …

Energized

Hey friends! I'm glad many of you enjoyed my 10 year blogging anniversary trip down memory lane/Q&A blog post! I had fun writing that and reminiscing... it's hard to believe it has been so long but it also feels like a bazillion years ago when I had just started my blog and was writing those early posts! Lots has changed since then. Continue Reading …

10 Years of Blogging Q&A + Greatest Hits

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File this under things I can't believe: as of last week, I've officially been blogging for 10 years!  Wow.  photo credit When I first started my blog, I was in the middle of taking prerequisites and applying to grad schools to become a Registered Dietitian. I had just moved back to DC after teaching English in Prague for a year Continue Reading …