Hi, guys! Mal and I had quite the fun afternoon together. Hooray for summer day dates! 🙂 The nice folks from Abby Park in East Milton Square (the same owners as Novara, which we LOVE) invited us for lunch, so we were more than happy to take them up on their offer! Back in the day, when Mal and I lived right near East Milton Square, we used to walk to Abby Park for their…

Guys, over the weekend, we discovered the best little brewery/taproom just 5 minutes from our house. Woohoo! Introducing: Burke’s Alewerks! For the locals, Burke’s is located on Webster Street (route 123) in Hanover right near the Row and Ride and Boston Interiors, across the street from Stop & Shop. It’s basically right off route 53. FYI: The faded demin shirt that I’m wearing the photo above was a steal at Target!  The space is much bigger…

Good morning anda very happy Monday to you! Also, CONGRATS to the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS for winning this year’s Super Bowl! Holy cow, what an EPIC game. I don’t even like football, and I was cheering and celebrating like a lunatic last night!! 🙂 Ok, so I love a good High Low High blog post, so here’s a recap of our weekend that shares both the high and low points from it. I always like to focus…

Good morning, friends! I hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend. (It’s almost Spring, right? RIGHT?!) Here’s a little recap from mine! ONE: New iPhone! Once again, Mal “forced” me to upgrade my iPhone. My phone has been out of storage for months now and he was sick of me complaining about it (I would have to delete photos to take new ones), so he finally took my butt to Apple to get a new one. Side…

Hi, friends! Mal is on school vacation this week, so we made plans yesterday to meet my sister, her husband, Pat, and my nephew, Matthew, for lunch at the Yard House. Babies + beer sounded like a fun afternoon to me! As always, we started with an order of truffle fries because we are all obsessed with them. (Side note for the locals: The truffle fries at Lincoln are even better if you can believe…

GOOD MORNING! Did you happen to notice that CNC is looking a little different this morning? My buddy Blain (remember him from my HSPH days?) gave her a much-needed facelift (it had been 3 years!), and I am so incredibly happy with how everything turned out. It’s by far my favorite design yet. (Curious to see what CNC looked like over the years? Check out this post. She’s changed quite a bit!) My weekend was awesome….

Hey, hey! I hope you’re enjoying the final moments of your weekend! I just wanted to pop in and share some fun adventures from our Saturday in Maine. Mal, Quinn, Murphy, and I visited our friends Dave and Marie (you might remember them!) and the newest addition to their family: Carly, their 5-week old daughter. Saturday morning started with amazingly delicious breakfast sandwiches from “Dave’s Diner.” I seriously dream about these things. Our breakfast sandwiches were followed…

Hi, friends! Happy, happy, happy Friday to you! THANK YOU for all of your supportive and sweet comments on my post yesterday. They meant so much to me, and I really appreciate you guys reassuring me that everything will be okay. You’re the best, and I am so glad I have you in my life. So, I saw this little Q & A with Erin Andrews in this month’s issue of Health magazine, and I…

Hooray! Mal’s (first) birthday celebration was a success! It started with 30 beers, which he drank all at once. Not surprisingly, he got sick, so we ended up in the emergency room to get his stomach pumped. Ok, that’s a total lie. None of that happened, except the part about me giving him 30 beers. Good beer is one of Mal’s favorite things in life, so I bought him 30 bottles for his birthday and…

Hooray for date night!! Mal and I had a blast out on the town in Boston last night. Good times were had by all! (Derp. We’re vest twins in this pic.) Our evening started at Scholars with dinner and drinks. By drinks, I mean BEER! I heard a rumor that Scholars had a nice beer list, so we went there to check it out. Look at all of those happy taps!! My first beer of…

Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday! How was your President’s Day? Mine was really great””here’s a recap! Lunch Yesterday’s lunch was an arugula salad with all sorts of raw veggies, roasted Brussels sprouts, oven roasted French fries, truffle oil, and a big scoop of hummus in the middle. I kept my salad on the smaller side because I also really wanted a smoothie for lunch. I had a serious craving for one. I made two smoothies””one for…

Last night, Mal and I hung out with our friends Blain and Jaime. You might remember them from their wedding this summer or Blain as the guy who designed CNC #2 and #3. Blain and Jaime are a lot of fun; we had a ton of laughs last night. Man, I wish they lived closer. Blain and Jaime arrived at our house around dinnertime, so we headed out to the Union Brewhouse for beer and…

Slowly but surely, I’m becoming a beer snob. I won’t drink light beer in can or anything that is watery and flavorless. (Sorry, I don’t understand the obsession with PBR, and I never will.) I’m not a beer connoisseur by any means”” I don’t even know what goes into brewing beer”” but I know what I like and where to find it in the Boston area. Here are my favorite places to grab a quality brew. The…

I’m pretty sure carb-loading before a race involves beer, right? Yep, I think it does. After wandering around the city for hours and hours, I met Theodora for a couple of beers at The Ginger Man, a laid-back beer bar featuring 66 taps and over 120 bottled beers. The Ginger Man was totally my type of bar, and hanging out there was just how I wanted to spend my Saturday afternoon: good friend + good…