Hey guys! Welcome to the next edition of CNC Instagram Live – and I have quite the roundup today! Most of the questions are short and sweet, so I have a total of 6 to answer for you with a super common question at the end that I typically ignore because it’s kind of… well, you’ll see… but I answered it below. Ok, here we go…     Back-to-school breakfast ideas? I’m always happy to…

Hi, guys! I hope you had a nice weekend! Mine was a lot of fun and included an overnight “staycation” with some girlfriends in Boston. We’re all moms and don’t getaway for the night all too often, so we took full advantage of our mini vaca! 🙂 I partnered with HotelTonight to reserve our hotel rooms for the night. Never heard of HotelTonight? Well, you are in for a treat. It’s a really cool app….

Hi, guys! I had SUCH an amazing time in Austin last week. What an awesome city. I already want to go back! I had the opportunity to visit (and eat my way through) Austin, thanks to VERTS Mediterranean Grill. VERTS? Never heard of it? It was new to me too, and it’s because VERTS is an Austin-based fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant. They serve healthy, customizable pitas, salads, and bowls, and all of their food is made from scratch daily…

(You can thank Mal for this amazing blog post title! Haha!) Hi, friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! I’m just popping in real quick to share some adventures from our weekend. Our little family had quite the fun-filled Saturday and Sunday! Ok, here we go… weekend recap time! HANOVER DAY We attended our first Hanover Day, a three-day event that included a carnival, vendor fair, road race, live music, fireworks, and more. It was awesome,…

Good morning and a very HAPPY FRIDAY to you! I have some fun and seriously delicious news to share with you guy this morning. Are you ready? barkTHINS is coming to a city near you!!  barkTHINS are Fair-Trade ingredient certified dark chocolate combined with non-GMO project verified ingredients like almonds, pretzels, toasted coconut and pumpkin seeds for a completely original way to snack. Whether you’re looking for a mid-morning snack, afternoon energy boost or sweet after-dinner treat, barkTHINS snacking…

Hi, friends! Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful dinner hosted by Google Express, a new, same-day delivery service that is making its debut around the country with Boston being one of its first markets. Oh, Google, what will you think of next? It sounds like an amazing service and one that I would use all the time. I mean, hello, same-day delivery? One less errand to run? Sign me up! The event was held…

Hi, friends! We’re getting slammed with snow once again. It started late last night and is rumored to continue into the evening tonight. Boo. Snow. Is it spring yet? Mal had another snow day today, so he kindly drove me to the T this morning. (I’m a freak about driving in the snow and avoid it at all costs, so I was super thankful.) The reason for my early T adventure: I needed to go into…

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Good morning and happy Friday! I ventured in Boston last night to attend a fun CrossFit event hosted by City Sports and CrossFit Back Bay. Every Thursday night from now until August 21st, you can participate in a free CrossFit workout on the Greenway (North End entrance, near the intersection of Cross and Hanover). To participate in one of these workouts, you just…

Yesterday afternoon I was invited to attend a media preview at the new Sweetgreen location in Fort Point, so I headed into town to see what it was all about. Never heard of Sweetgreen? It’s basically a fast food salad shop that sources local and organic ingredients for their menu. Food-wise, it’s pretty incredible, but the company also actively promotes a healthy lifestyle in their community””from hosting “pay what you want” days and farm-to-school programs…

Readers often ask me for my recommendations for what to do in Boston. I typically refer them to my I Think I’ll Go To Boston post, which highlights some of my favorite suggestions for where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. Readers have told me that they find this post helpful, but I recently realized it’s almost 2.5 years old and might need a little updating. Some of the recommendations in that post…

Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to attend a really nice luncheon at Nespresso’s newly designed Boston Boutique along with a group of bloggers and other media people. (FYI: The Boston location is at the end of Newbury Street on the Boston Common side.) I hadn’t been to the Boston Nespresso store since in first opened and when I attended a fancy-schmancy dinner with Ted Allen, so I was excited to see the new space….

Yesterday afternoon, Mal and I enjoyed a delicious and very indulgent meal at Max Brenner in Boston. We left with full bellies, big smiles, and agreeing that we must visit again. Awhile back, I was invited to attend a media event at Max Brenner to try their new menu, but, unfortunately, I was unable to attend. The PR folks kindly offered me a chance to try the same sampling menu (available at the media event)…

Hi, guys! Happy Sunday! Mal and Murphy are waiting for me to go to the dog park with them so we can do a “nature walk” in the woods, so I need to make this post quick. Here’s a super fast recap of Saturday! At CrossFit yesterday morning, we got to pick partners for the WOD, so Mal and I teamed up. It was our very first husband-wife WOD together and we crushed it! (And…

The holidays really are the most wonderful time of year. I’m already throughly enjoying the season and yesterday was full of friends, fun, and (holiday) festivities! Workout My day started with a CrossFit workout, which was the re-test for the Paleo Challenge benchmark, so we did Jackie again. WOD Paleo Challenge Benchmark “Jackie” 1000m row 50 thrusters 30 Pull-ups I don’t know what happen to me yesterday. I was pumped to do Jackie and wanted…

Hey, look who was spotted in Boston last night! Mal and I ventured into the city to meet friends for dinner at Lolita and a photographer from Boston.com asked if she could snap our pic. Cool! Lolita is located on Dartmouth Street just off Newbury, so I’ve walked by it a zillion times without ever really noticing it. It’s just a door with a menu next to it, so I’m glad our friends suggested it…