• Cherry Blossoms

    cherry blossom closeup

    While DC isn’t my favorite place ever, I have to admit it has its moments. Cherry Blossom season is definitely one of those moments, though sadly it is very fleeting. This year, Toby was out of town for “peak bloom” (which is only a few days), but he got back just in time to see the […]

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  • Aaren’s Spartan Races (and a giveaway!)

    Aaren flying

    Unfortunately the universe has been conspiring against me for the past few years, so I haven’t been able to do a Spartan Race yet, but one of my BFFs, Aaren, has now run two (because she’s a bad ass!). I asked her to write about her experience to give you an idea of what to […]

  • Pink and black

    pink and black

    Perhaps it’s all the ballet classes I took as a child, but pink and black is my favorite color combination. So when I was lucky enough to find this super neon pink cashmere sweater on sale at a Lilly Pulitzer store in Hilton Head, I immediately paired it with a black-and-white striped top and so-dark-they’re-almost-black […]

  • Nutella brownies and a Snacknadium

    nutella football brownies

    As much as I enjoy putting together layer cakes or intricately decorated cookies, sometimes you just need a recipe that only calls for two ingredients and a few minutes of work. This is that recipe. I wasn’t totally sure how they were going to turn out, because Nutella + eggs = brownies seems too good […]

  • Sriracha chicken wings

    sriracha chicken wings

    Chicken wings are one of those food items that everyone in the world except for me (and vegans) feel is necessary to eat while watching sports. I am perfectly happy to make something for everyone else, but since I hate Buffalo sauce and Sriracha is kind of a thing right now, I thought Sriracha wings […]

  • Beef, bacon, and beer chili

    beef bacon and beer chili

    While I don’t think there’s every been a time in my life that I didn’t like chili dogs, I’ve never beeen big on eating just chili. I realize that puts me in the minority, of course, but it means I usually don’t make chili unless I need to feed a crowd. Of course, Super Bowl […]

  • Orangetheory Fitness

    orange theory fitness

    You may have heard about Orangetheory Fitness, a new type of workout studio with locations all over the country. A friend of mine in California had told me about it, but I didn’t get the chance to try it before we moved to DC. However, there is a studio near my office and they offer […]