• Kentucky beer cheese

    kentucky beer cheese

    Have you ever heard of beer cheese? I hadn’t, until a former boss mentioned it a few years ago. It sounded interesting — beer and cheese go together well, and adding beer to cheese fondue is usually a good idea — but I hadn’t really thought about it again until I started trying to find […]

  • Mt. Rainier

    mt rainier

    On a clear day in Tacoma, Mt. Rainier is hard to miss. You walk out of the door or glance in a certain direction, and it takes your breath away. It’s enormous and beautiful and intimidating, and when I unexpectedly had a free afternoon on a work trip to Joint Base Lewis-McChord not too long […]

  • Rocksbox


    As much as I love sparkle, I have a tendency to wear the same few pieces of jewelry over and over again. Obviously it’s fine to have favorites, but I need to be a little better about switching it up. So when Blair from Rocksbox contacted me about their subscription service, I was totally into it. […]

  • Gluten-free Derby trifle

    chocolate bourbon pecan trifle

    Are you Team Pie or Team Cake? I’ve always been more of a Team Pie girl myself, so, of course, I thought about making something akin to a Derby pie for the Kentucky Derby. But there are a few problems. First: Derby pie is copyrighted, and the recipe is closely guarded. Second: One of our friends — […]

  • Nike’s NTC Tour Los Angeles

    NTC LA

    Nike’s NTC Tour made its only stop in the U.S. in April — and because it was just up the road in Los Angeles, I pretty much had to go. The only problem? I had no idea what to expect. It was scheduled for almost six hours (ending at midnight!) on a Saturday night in […]

  • DIY Tinkerbell shoe pom-poms

    tinkerbell running shoe pom pom

    After running the Star Wars half marathon and vowing to be better prepared for the Tinkerbell half… life happened. So not only have I not been running as much as I had wanted to (because of an injury), I also am behind in my costume prep. However, I did want to share one DIY costume […]

  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    I think y’all know by now that I never need an excuse to drink margaritas and eat guacamole. But if you do need an excuse, Cinco de Mayo is pretty much the best there is. I would urge you not to go to a lame chain Mexican restaurant (e.g. Chi Chi’s). Instead, seek out a Mexican […]

  • Bourbon-glazed beef tenderloin

    bourbon beef tenderloin

    Somehow, even though I’ve been married to a boy from Kentucky for nearly eight years, I’ve never been to the Kentucky Derby. One year, we were thisclose to going… but then had to cancel our flights and go to North Carolina to look for houses instead. Womp womp. Anyway, we weren’t able to go this […]