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Sweaty Summer Weekend Highlights

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Hi friends! I'm coming to you a day late because of the Memorial Day holiday yesterday. I hope those of you who got it enjoyed the long weekend, and that you remembered the reason for the holiday, too. <3 Here are a few highlights from our long weekend.  BBQ feasting (at Texas Jack's in Arlington - delicious): 2) Pool time Continue Reading …

Really Easy Perfect Salmon Recipe + House Sold + 18 Months!

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Hi friends!  First things first: a hot tip that my Mediterranean Bulgur Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette is really good with salmon!  Also worth mentioning is my new favorite way to prepare salmon, because it's so easy!  I may actually do a full recipe post for this because I feel like it's hard to know how to prepare Continue Reading …

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

Hi friends!  I'm coming to you today with some inspiration for summer BBQ/potluck season - this Mediterranean Bulgur Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette will be your new favorite summer staple! It's incredibly easy to make, super versatile, and delicious, too. Besides being an awesome side dish addition for a potluck, this Continue Reading …

Weekend Highlights: Lots of Good Eats + a Sweaty Run

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Hi friends!  First things first: for those who watch Game of Thrones, what did you think of the final episode?! I'm still not sure how I feel about it... in some ways it felt kind of like the only option at this point that made sense, but... it also felt a little too tidy (and too rushed - why didn't they stretch out the season longer?). Continue Reading …

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

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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

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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 …