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2020 Intentions + Word of the Year

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I always love reading about new year intentions/"word of the year" type posts on other blogs, and yet I realized I've never written one myself!  I'm a great "do-er" - I love a to-do list and I get a lot of satisfaction from checking things off a list.  This "go-go-go" mentality definitely means I get a lot done. But one thing I Continue Reading …

Prepped and Ready

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Exciting running news from the weekend - I hit a new postpartum distance record of 9 miles! I haven't run more than 7 miles since April 2017, when I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler while early in my pregnancy with Riese. My friend Kathleen and I are training for the DC Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in late March and are starting to inch up Continue Reading …

Chasing the Sun

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Fri-yayyy!  I got to sleep in this morning (well, until Riese woke up) - but yesterday I was up with the sun.  It was super ugly outside, as you can see.  Continue Reading …

How To Start Composting at Home

how to start composting at home

I'm excited to share that I finally crossed something off our household to-do list that has been on there for WAY too long: we have officially started composting at home!  I wanted to share a blog post about it so you guys can start composting at home, too, without spending hours researching everything online. So here's a how to start Continue Reading …

Surprise Snow

We woke up to some surprise snow on Saturday morning! Perfect morning for an early hot yoga class followed by pancakes.  I topped my pancake with extra blueberries, plain Greek yogurt for protein, and some pecans for fat so that they didn't leave me hungry again a minute later!  I took Riese off to a fun playdate mid morning Continue Reading …

Eats from the Week

banana bread and eggs

Happy Friday! We had some good eats this week.  Breakfasts I was really into avocado toast + hummus toast (same as avocado toast, just with hummus!) this week. Super filling! Another breakfast Riese and I enjoyed a couple times was banana bread with fried eggs and fruit. Another nice, filling combo. Continue Reading …

Adding, Not Subtracting, for a Healthier New Year

It’s officially the new year, and with that brings about 23942309482094383240984 articles, posts, and advertisements about how you need to change your body to be happy, or only eat raw vegetables for the next 3 months, or exercise for hours every single day of the week or all will be lost. But guess what? You don’t have to do any of Continue Reading …

Spring Fake Out

Matt's parents were in town this weekend! We kicked off the festivities on Friday with a home cooked meal at our place. (As you can see our Christmas cards were table decorations - it has been fun to look at them when we eat!) Matt's dad cooked us up some cedar plank salmon, roasted asparagus (with parmesan), and sweet potatoes.  Continue Reading …

Just Add Broth

delicious noodle pork asian dish with kale

Hello again, avocado toast, my old friend. I've missed you.  If you don't usually have arugula with your avocado toast, try it! Adds a little more volume and a nice extra peppery flavor.  It has been nice getting back to cooking for ourselves after a lot of travel! The meal winner of the week was this delicious pork, Continue Reading …

Adventures in Aspen + Tips on Flying with Toddlers

snowshoeing aspen mountain

Right after Christmas, Matt, Riese, and I flew out to Aspen to spend a week hitting the slopes with my family! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that trying to get to Aspen was a full 2 day odyssey/hot mess that involved multiple cancelled flights, lots of time to kill in airports, zero naps for Riese, a random unplanned overnight in Continue Reading …