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My Brother’s Wedding Weekend Recap

Hi friends! Matt, Riese, and I are back from our big weekend in Boston for my brother's wedding!  It was a wonderful weekend and so fun to celebrate the happy couple. We flew up on Friday, which was Riese's third airplane ride (the first two being when we went to Florida for vacation back in December).  Man, traveling with a Continue Reading …

Annual DC Cherry Blossom Run + Other Highlights from the Week

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Hi friends! Big excitement over here - my brother's wedding is tomorrow! Matt, Riese, and I are flying off to Boston this morning for the festivities and can't wait.  Before we go, though, let's close out the week with some highlights: the biggest of which was my annual run date to see the gorgeous DC cherry blossoms with the Continue Reading …

Turkey Dijon Mini Meatloaf Muffins

turkey dijon mini meatloaves

Okay, I know.  "Meatloaf muffin" doesn't exactly sound appetizing.  But! These are really delicious and the whole muffin thing makes them cook more quickly than traditional meatloaf.  I also think meat in muffin form just looks cuter than loaf form.  Agree/disagree? Either way, these turkey dijon meatloaf Continue Reading …

Weekend Trip to Philly

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We are back in DC after a fun weekend in Philly!  Matt, Riese, and I were in Philadelphia visiting one of my best friends from college, Turner, and her husband and two little ones - a boy around Riese's age and a girl who is almost 4.  We drove up on Saturday morning and arrived in time for an early lunch - soup, salads, and Continue Reading …

16 Month Baby Update

Hi friends! It has been ages since I did a Riese update - apparently my last one was the 1 year update! Whoa. Now that she's 16 months old as of this week I thought I'd pop in today to share how things are going over here in toddler-land. Read on for updates on what Riese is into lately, where we are with nursing/weaning, our new childcare Continue Reading …

8 Ways to Incorporate Florida Orange Juice into Your Meals

We all know that Florida Orange Juice makes a delicious and nutritious drink, but did you know that it's actually a super versatile ingredient for cooking, too?  Here are 8 ways to incorporate 100% orange juice into your meals - enjoy, and let me know your favorites in the comments! Thank you to the Florida Department of Continue Reading …

Double Run Weekend

I got in not one but two runs this weekend - what a nice treat!  First up was a run date with my friends Mary and Sokphal on Saturday morning. So fun to catch up with them! We met up early and it was really windy and chilly, but not as bad as I expected. The sun helped! The three of us were reminiscing about the CRAZY windy Cherry Continue Reading …

Friday Faves

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Hi friends!  Popping in with some Friday faves to round out your week. Here are some things I am loving lately/highlights from the week! 1) A day date with my mom! I took a long lunch break one day earlier this week and had a really fun treat: a meal out with my mom, followed by a trip to pick out a dress for my brother's Continue Reading …

Sheet Pan Mediterranean Chicken Thighs Recipe

sheet pan mediterranean chicken thighs easy recipe

We are on a huge Mediterranean food kick at our house right now.  For the past month or two we've had a variation of this Mediterranean Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs meal once a week. The proteins change, and the veggies are mixed up, but the briny olives, salty feta, and chewy orzo are non-negotiable.  Also non-negotiable? The Continue Reading …

Sunshine Weekend: Hiking + Running

Hi friends! Well, we didn't make it to Philly as planned this past weekend unfortunately - my friend's son got pink eye!  We rescheduled for 2 weeks from now when the kids will all hopefully be well and able to play together. Fingers crossed. It ended up being a gorgeous weekend to be in DC, though, so it all worked out!  One Continue Reading …