• Hi, friends! Happy FRIDAY to you!

    I haven’t written a What I’m Loving Lately post in weeks now, which means I have quite the round-up of fun, cool things to tell you about. Are you ready? Here we go… What I am loving lately!

    Magnetic boards in Quinn’s playroom – How cute are these boards?! I got them from Wayfair and there’s a bunch of different ones available, all painted in beautiful watercolors, including a dinosaur, elephant, and whale. They’re just plain adorable, but also perfect for displaying Quinn’s artwork.

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    These 11 Restaurants In Massachusetts Don’t Look Like Much… But WOW, They’re Good – For the locals… I’ve only been to one of these restaurants so far, but the rest sound pretty amazing!

    Reebok’s new “25,915 Days” video – As a mom and life-long athlete, it definitely hit home and made me think about how I spend my days. It’s definitely worth a watch!

    Being featured in this article (7 Health Bloggers Reveal Their Weight-Loss Secrets) along with some really well-know health and fitness bloggers – What an incredible honor! It totally made my week!

    Faucet extender – Q-Man is still too small to reach the faucets in our house to wash his hands, so these faucet extenders are the best invention ever. You should have seen his face the first time he used it. He was so psyched!

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    How to Fuel for a Marathon or Half Marathon – Great, realistic advice from my friend Anne!

    My first weight belt – Five years after starting CrossFit and lifting heavy, I finally bought one! I actually thought I didn’t need a weight belt, so I’d go without or borrow a friend’s when I lifted heavy, but now I realize how much of a difference it makes. I can’t believe I waited so long! I bought a women’s weight belt from Schiek (in purple) that has a narrower fit, and I lovvvve it. I’m so glad I finally decided to buy one!

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    This article on progesterone helping IBD inflammation – In rats, but still cool!

    Chef’n Twist Handheld Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer – I love this thing! It comes with 3 different blades, so you can make thick ribbons, small julienne and large julienne noodles, which means the options are endless. I can’t wait to make all sorts of fun, healthy salads this summer! Thank you, Chef’n!

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    How to cook salmon 10 different ways – Awesome round-up and super helpful to my cooking fish goal for the year!

    Elastic waist jeans (aka “pull-on leggings“) – Ooooh, yes. I’ve received so many compliments on the jeans pictured below, I just had to share my little secret. I actually got them from Stitch Fix, but the brand is Liverpool and they’re similar to maternity jeans, but a lot more flattering. They’re comfy and stylish, so I wear them alllll the time! Just pull ’em up!

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    Balls to the wall medicine ball workout – I love a good medicine ball workout!

    Anchor Rope Coasters – How adorable are these coasters? They’re actually from CVS/pharmacy, which has all sorts of cute nautical-themed items for super cheap right now!

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    5 Minutes a Day Booty Challenge (Week 2)

    May 5, 2016

    Hey, hey! Here’s Week 2 of my 5 Minutes a Day (May) Booty Challenge! Every Thursday from now until the end of May, I’ll share 5 days worth of workouts for the following week to get your booty in tip top shape for summer! (If you missed Week 1, feel free to start at the beginning […]

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    No-Bake Lemon Coconut Protein Bars

    May 4, 2016

    Anyone else digging the flavor combination of lemon + coconut lately? Oh man, if you haven’t tried it already, you need to. It’s incredible– sort of sweet with a hint of tangy citrus. Mmm! I just love it so much. And I love it even more as part of a healthy, protein-packed, no-bake treat that I can make in […]

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    So Many Celebrations on the Horizon

    May 4, 2016

    Good morning! Yesterday started bright and early with a much-needed homemade almond milk iced latte made with our Nespresso machine. I received it at an event a few years ago (it was actually a few weeks before we told anyone I was pregnant) and we’ve loved it ever since. I drink decaf iced coffee most mornings, […]

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    Monday In Meals + Favorite Lazy Meals

    May 3, 2016
    carrots n cake eats monday

    Good morning and happy Tuesday to you! Here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals where I document what I ate over the course of the day. As you’ll see, I typically have a mix of healthy and fun eats, which, of course, is the basis of this blog– having your carrots and cake, too! And I hope my […]

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    The Easiest Egg White Frittata You’ll Ever Make

    May 3, 2016

    Hi, guys! Just popping in to share one of my favorite super easy breakfasts lately, which also makes a great protein-packed snack. (I like adding a piece to a toasted English muffin for a quickie egg sandwich.) It’s the easiest egg white fritatta you’ll ever make. Seriously, it doesn’t get easier than this! Ingredients: 8 […]

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    Cycle for Friendship Event at Legacy Place

    May 2, 2016

    Hey, hey! Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in Cycle for Friendship at Legacy Place to benefit Best Buddies Massachusetts. It was such a wonderful event and definitely one that I would attend again. It was well-organized, a lot of fun, and I got an awesome workout while benefiting a great cause at the same time! Best […]

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