• There Is Nothing a Glass of Wine and a Flat Iron Can’t Fix

    February 21, 2014

    Good morning, friends! Happy Friday!

    Mal and I got home from Savannah last night. It was such a nice trip, and I plan to tell you guys all about it a little later today—I just need to finish up my blog post!

    On our travels home, I saw this adorable magnet at one of the airport convenience stores. I just had to snap a photo. It’s so true, right?

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    Mal and I landed in Boston right in the middle of rush hour, so we decided to take the T to Braintree and then take a taxi the rest of the way to our house. We thought we were being so smart by avoiding rushing hour traffic on 93, but it took us FOREVER to get home. First, our sliver line bus got stuck behind a disabled bus for a good 20-25 minutes and then we waited for awhile at South Station for a Braintree train. When we finally made it to Braintree, all of the taxi drivers claimed they didn’t have credit card machines, and Mal and I were pretty low on cash, so it took us a little while to find one who would take us home. It all worked out in the end, but it was more of a headache than it needed to be. It seriously took us about 1.5 hours to get home. Grrr.

    As soon as we arrived at our house, I hopped in my car and went to pick up my favorite furry friend from the “dog spa.” Once I saw Murphy’s happy pug face, everything was better.

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    Breakfast

    I woke up bright and early this morning and ready to eat! I ate a really early dinner last night—we’re talking early bird special—so my stomach was grumbling like crazy.

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    I wanted to eat something ASAP, so I toasted a couple of waffles and spread almond butter and apricot jelly on top with some sliced almonds.

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    I knew I’d wanted something more to eat than waffles. Basically, I needed more protein in my breakfast if it had any chance of holding me over until lunchtime, so nuked some frozen fruit (strawberries, bananas, and peaches) and added it to some plain Greek yogurt.

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    All in all, it was a fabulous breakfast and very satisfying!

    Health News & Views

    Now that we’re smack in the middle of the longest, coldest stretch of winter, I’m all about eating warm, creamy comfort foods. Honestly, if I had it my way, I’d eat everything covered in melted cheese or butter. But, of course, I know this isn’t the healthiest option, especially because the extra calories and fat will likely pack on the pounds come springtime.

    Instead of missing out on my favorite seasonal dishes, I satisfy my comfort-food cravings by making healthy swaps in my meals. Here are some lower-calorie versions of my favorite comfort foods.

    5 Lower-Calorie Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

    Toasted Almond Butter & Marmalade Sandwich with Turkey Bacon

    Question of the Day

    Finish this sentence:

    There is nothing a ________ and a ________ can’t fix.

    Mine: There is nothing a pug and a cupcake can’t fix.

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    Chrissy February 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    There’s nothing a WOD and watching your favorite sitcom can’t fix!

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    Ali February 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    There is nothing a run and a bubble bath can’t fix.

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    There’s nothing a run and a good meal can’t fix!

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    Allie February 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    There is a nothing that a pair of men’s sweatpants and a jar of peanut butter can’t fix!

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    Lindsey F February 22, 2014 at 8:14 am

    @Allie:
    Agreed!!!!

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    Sheena @ Paws and pavement February 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    There is nothing some girl time and wine can’t fix!

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    Kris February 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    There is nothing a best friend and a bottle of wine can’t fix.

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    Caitlin February 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    There’s nothing that yoga and taco salad can’t fix.

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    Marianne February 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Nap and a girls’ night!

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    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork February 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    There is nothing that a cup of coffee and a call to mom can’t fix. :-) Or a cup of coffee and a run.

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

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    Shel@PeachyPalate February 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    There’s nothing a bar of chocolate and a long hot bath can’t fix!

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    erica February 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    there’s nothing a yorkie and coffee can’t fix. :)

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    Brynn February 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    There is nothing ice cream and a marathon on Netflix can’t fix!

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    Cortney February 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    There’s nothing a good run and a piece of chocolate cake can’t fix!

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    Abi@AbsofSteel February 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    there is nothing that a chocolate bar and a pair of comfy pajamas can’t fix.

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    Ashley @ Brocblog February 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Theres nothing a night of netflix and pizza cant fix.

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves February 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    There is nothing a prayer and a spoonful of peanut butter can’t fix.

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    Ashley February 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    There is nothing a cookie and a glass of wine can’t fix :)

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    Sara February 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    There is nothing a delicious draft beer and a second delicious draft beer can’t fix

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    Livi February 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    there is nothing a bar of chocolate and tube of mascara can’t fix!

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    Jenn@ Mark My Miles! February 22, 2014 at 6:38 am

    There is nothing a strong cup of coffee and a prayer can’t fix (including a teething baby).

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    Sarah February 22, 2014 at 10:35 am

    There is nothing a margarita and a chocolate chip cookie can’t fix (perhaps not these two things at the same time) :)

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    Amanda February 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I love that saying. I’ve bought that card (from Jack Cards) for several friends over the years. So true…wine and a flat iron make everything a little better! :-)

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    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 23, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I’m with you–pugs & cupcakes = happy Erica!

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    Emily Ray February 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    There is nothing a yorkie and a phone call to mom can’t fix!

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    Jen February 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    You should take the Braintree Express bus to and from the airport.

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    Shonie March 1, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    There’s nothing a nap and a puppy can’t fix!

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