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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!

old rag mountain shenandoah

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

washington monument run

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 …

Fall Weekend

dc tidal basin running

YOU GUYS. The weather was so amazing for running on Saturday morning! It was legit cold - like, I should have worn gloves cold - 49 degrees when we started out at 7:30 a.m.! It. Felt. Amazing.  Continue Reading …

12 Books I Recently Read + Loved

I love reading - I always have. I grew up in a family of readers; when my brother and I were little, our big treat every once in awhile was when my parents would take us to a bookstore and let us pick out a book to read. I looked forward to those outings so much, and am grateful to have found joy in reading from an early age.  Nowadays, Continue Reading …

Burritos For (a few) Days

You guys - I just realized right before publishing this post that today is my 10 year (!!!!) blogging anniversary! Wow. Time seriously flies. I'm going to work on some blog greatest hits round up posts for next week... stay tuned. :) Any topic/theme requests for those? Or any questions you would love answers to re: blogging for 10 years, my Continue Reading …

Birthday Re-Do

del ray beer garden dinner

Hey friends! Our weekend was busy but fun. We kicked things off on Friday with a little beer garden happy hour with Riese... there's a new-ish one walking distance from our place and we had been wanting to check it out. It was awesome - even had a kid play area! Weather was great Friday evening, too. We grabbed dinner there - I had the BBQ Continue Reading …