With holiday travel just around the corner, I wanted to re-share this blog post in case you plan on flying with baby. Mal and I were (totally) clueless during our first couple of flights with Quinn. We’ve since flown across the country more than a half dozen times with him, and it gets easier and easier every time, but I still remember one of our first flights to Seattle and, holy cow, we were a…

Hello from Des Moines! 🙂 I just wanted to pop in real quick to share a cute story from my travels yesterday. It gave me all of the warm fuzzies! 🙂 But, first, check out the throwback photo below. (I was at the 12th Annual Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciate Dinner.) It’s from 2010 when bloggers were few and far between. I remember meeting Chef John and Danielle and feeling like we were all long lost…

Good morning! Happy Friday! Remember how my flight was delayed on Sunday? Well, it actually ended up being delayed 4 hours (not 3), so I wandered around the airport and did a little shopping to kill time. I saw a bunch of really neat items that I seriously considered buying (I still might), so I thought I’d share them with you in a special edition of What I’m Loving Lately! Little Toader AppeTeethers – Bacon teether? Amazing, right?…

I started my day with an iced latte and muffin from Caffe Ladro, which is one of my favorite coffee places ever. I couldn’t leave Seattle without getting it at least once! My flight home is delayed 3 hours. Whomp whomp. So”¦ I went shopping at the airport to kill some time. I bought a dog finger puppet book for Quinn as well as a construction plate + utensils for my nephew’s birthday. I also bought Mal…

(“Dinosaur Happy, Dinosaur Sad” is from one of Quinn’s favorite books right now!) Hellooooo! I can’t believe I’m on a plane right now to Mexico… for an amazing, all-inclusive Cancun vacation… with my girlfriends… but without my family… on Mother’s Day weekend. Ooooh, I am feeling so many emotions right now. Mother’s guilt for sure. Ok, let’s rewind to this morning because my day was pretty stellar… Chocolate frosted donut with breakfast? Yes, please. Quinn’s 11 month photo…

Ok, let’s start from the beginning! Our little family flew to Seattle to visit Mal’s sister and her husband for a few days during Mal’s school vacation. It was Quinn’s first flying experience, so we were excited, but a tad nervous too. Mal and I were super duper organized for this trip (detailed post coming soon), so we were calm and collected when we arrived at the airport. Parking, luggage, security, yada yada… it all went great. We had…

Hi, friends! Greetings from high in the sky! Right now, I’m on my way to General Mills for a two-day blogger trip. I am so excited to see some of my very favorite blog friends and learn more about the brand”” oh, and, of course, eat copious amounts of Chocolate Chex. My flight departed bright and early this morning, so after a quick ride to the airport (via my first Uber experience – so cool),…

Hello from Boston’s Logan International Airport! (Hooray for free WiFi!) I left my house bright and early this morning (via taxi) and flew through rush hour traffic, thanks to the HOV lane. I have to admit, it was kind of fun whizzing by the parking lot on Route 93 instead of sitting in it! BOSTON STRONG! When I arrived at the airport, I cruised through security (seriously, it took about 10 minutes), so I swung…

Heyyyyyy! It’s a hot one out there today! So hot, in fact, that Murphy and I needed to take a ride in the car to Marylou’s for an iced coffee (for me) and a Milk Bone (for him). The pug got so excited at the drive-up window this morning, I could barely order my drink over his barking! Haha! Breakfast I woke up bright and early this morning to finish a few last-minute items before…

Greetings from Milwaukee, Wisconsin! Home of the Cheeseheads! (I’m seriously considering buying a cheesehead hat before I leave Milwaukee. I would totally wear it at home. I <3 cheese.) Thankfully, all of my travels went smoothly today: Home —> Taxi —> Boston —> Detroit —> Milwaukee —> Taxi —> Hotel. Not a single travel hiccup. Lunch In Boston, before I boarded the plane to Detroit, I grabbed lunch at Fresh City. I was really in…

Murphy totally knows when I’m leaving for a trip. Last night, when I packed up and laid-out my things, he paced around the house with a semi-panicked expression on his (adorable) pug face. And then, this morning, he woke up, ate breakfast (pug priorities), and then acted super bummed””not just tired like he sometimes is in the morning, but sad and mopey. I couldn’t bare to see his sad pug face (and I always hate…

When Mal and I arrived at Black Butte Ranch last Sunday, it seemed like we had all the time in the world to enjoy our time away, but, wow, it really ended up flying by. I can’t believe our vacation is over. We packed a lot in (family get-togethers, trips to Bend, biking, hiking, yoga, paddleboarding, golf, tennis, and pickle ball), but I’m glad it included plenty of rest and relaxation too. I definitely feel…

I’m home! Hooray! As much as I love traveling, I really love coming home to my guys. I always miss them so much when I’m gone. [rewind to yesterday morning] Monica and I both had early flights home, so we arranged for the Super Shuttle to pick us up at the hotel and bring us to the airport. [Photo source: Monica] Snack On the ride, I snacked on a KIND bar. Maybe my stomach was…

Good morning! Only four days until Christmas!?! GAH! I still need to finish my holiday shopping. Anyone else? Workout Last night’s CrossFit workout was the hardest one so far. I say that a lot, don’t I? This WOD was especially challenging cardiovascular-wise. We did four rounds of “Drumsticks” for time, which meant we did 7 Thrusters (<— killer!) followed by a 400m run as fast as we could. We had done 5 sets of Hang…

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