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Hi, I'm Tina!

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Good morning and happy Friday to you!

I know I just did a Photo Dump post last week, but I’ve gathered quite a few photos on my phone recently, so here is a recent mix of randomness. Enjoy!

Halloween running socks. How adorable are these socks?! They’re from Brooks Running, and they’re part of a COLLECTION of holiday-inspired socks. Brooks will introduce fun new socks to their Pacesetter Collection on a monthly basis. Have a Turkey Trot or Jingle Jog coming up? Brooks has a sock for you! How cool is this idea? I’m totally obsessed. FYI: These same fun designs come in ankle socks too!


A little caffeine boost before a photo shoot with the wonderful and amazing Lucie Wicker. I ordered an iced coffee made with half pumpkin spice + half Hawaiian Chocolate Nut. SO GOOD.

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Cruising around with the coolest boy I know. I love that he’s putting his sunglasses on upside down! So cute!

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My favorite new protein shake. Listen to this combo: Starbucks VIA Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte (chilled) + vanilla protein powder (I used SFH) + water + ice. Omg, it’s so delicious! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve drank one after just about every workout!

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New booties. I’m really trying to be stylish. It’s not easy for me, so I often consult my friend Jenny, who has an awesome fashion sense. She also has a great Instagram account (@dreamalittledreamvt) that I’m always checking for outfit ideas. Anyway, she told me to buy these booties from Zappos, and I lovvvvveeee them. Now I just need some ankle skinny jeans!

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I’m officially back at CrossFit. Woohoo! I recently joined CrossFit South Shore and now I have approximately 8,000 things to work on, but that’s why I love CrossFit so much!

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Happy hour with Mal. We recently started meeting up for Happy Hour on Thursday afternoons before we pick up Quinn from daycare. We’ve only had three so far, but it’s a fun way to spend time together and check out the restaurants in our area. Mmm… potato skins.

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Look, geese! The other day, we were at Hornstra Farm buying milk and ice cream (obviously), and Quinn saw some geese fly overhead. He loves birds.

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Photo shoot prep. Like my laundry basket? I had a few different outfit changes during my photo shoot, so this is how I kept myself organized.

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Our front steps. I was coming home and the sight of them just made me happy, so I snapped a pic. It’s the little things, right?

IMG_9298Quinn’s new (creepy) bird friend. I’m telling ya, this kid loves birds! We were at Michaels, and Quinn pointed to this crow. When I pulled it down off the shelf and handed it to him, his eyes lit up, he smiled, and then hugged it. It made him so happy; we just had to take it home with us. We named him “Ed,” short for Edgar as in Allen Poe. #nevermore

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Smoothie time. Quinn and I have been rocking the smoothies lately. We almost always drink one for breakfast and then we typically share another one in the afternoon. I also love sneaking in healthy stuff like pumpkin, avocado, and spinach since he normally won’t eat them. And… those cheeks!

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Fun with blocks. We had a blast picking out books and then playing with the big cardboard blocks at the library. I actually think Quinn might get a set of them for Christmas because he loved them so much. And I’m really excited to be Santa this year!


Our new dining room table (minus two chairs. They missed the delivery truck, so they’re coming next week.) It arrived along with our kitchen art and a sideboard from Boston Interiors. We also ordered another sideboard from Wayfair, which is coming next week and we’re shopping for rugs this weekend. Our home is finally coming together!


Halloween party at the library. Maybe it’s the age, but Quinn really wasn’t into socializing. He liked the Halloween songs and mostly sat through the books, but, after that, he was done. He just wanted to play with the toys. And eat a pumpkin cookie. Multitasking at its finest.


Link Love

Just wanted to share some fun/interesting/funny links!

Questions of the Day

What was your favorite Halloween costume growing up?

Anyone running a Halloween race this weekend? What are you wearing for it?

Moms, when did your little ones start playing with other kids? 

Are you into the booties trend this Fall?

P.S. ThredUP is having a big fall sale right now! You can get 20% off your order with code fall20 and if you use my referral link you get $20 to spend for free! AND if you use Ebates you get 2.5% cash back too! Happy shopping!

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