Hi, guys! Happy Monday to you! Did you have a nice weekend? Ours was pretty low-key. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I hurt my back/hip about a week ago. I still have NO idea how I did it. I’m blaming a walking treadmill workout that I did the day before the pain started, but I’m sure it’s a cumulative injury – or maybe it’s all in my head! More on this…

Hi, guys! It’s nap time over here, so I wanted to pop in real quick and share a recap of our morning. Quinn is home with me today since I’m off to Des Moines on Friday, and his school kindly agreed to swap days. Quinn actually slept until 7:00 AM this morning, so by the time we got ourselves ready for the day and walked Murphy, we didn’t have much time for breakfast. I whipped…

Hey, hey! Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Ours was really nice. It was fairly low-key, but we had plenty of fun too. Here’s a recap of our weekend via High Low High, which also includes my less-than-stellar workouts from last week. More on that in a minute. Ok, here we go with High Low High! HIGH: I did CrossFit Open WOD 17.2 on Friday morning and linked together 15 T2B, which is a PR for me. Woohoo!…

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a very nice Easter! When I was brainstorming with Mal about how to recap our weekend on CNC, I kept talking about how it was our second time doing certain things, like Quinn’s second Easter and our second time suffering through Open WOD 14.5, so I decided to use it as a theme for this morning’s blog post. Ok, here we go… counting the seconds from our weekend! It…

This post is brought to you by Dave’s Killer Bread. I can’t believe Christmas is only 8 days away! The weeks leading up really flew by didn’t they? If you’re also feeling the whirlwind of the holiday season and still searching for the perfect recipe for Christmas morning, look no further! These Strawberry-Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups will knock your (Christmas) socks off! And there’s nothing better than a relaxing Christmas morning, right? One that includes lounging in…

Hi, friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you enjoy some holiday cheer? We sure did with three more days of 24 Days of Togetherness, a holiday party, and Sunday brunch with friends. Ooooh, how I love this time of year! That said, here’s a recap of our weekend! Friday, Day 4 of 24 Days of Togetherness, was “buy each other $5 gifts.” Quinn and I ran some errands in the afternoon, so I bought…

Good morning, friends! Oh, boy, do I have a delicious Fall brunch recipe for you guys. Definitely put it on your “must make” list for the season! But, first, some awesome news: I am now an ambassador for Dave’s Killer Bread, and I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership! I first tried Dave’s Killer Bread back in 2011 when Mal and I visited his sister in Seattle. It was love at first bite, but, sadly, the brand wasn’t yet…

Hello! I saw this survey on Ashley‘s blog the other day, and I thought it would make a fun post on CNC, so here goes! Feel free to play along in the comment section and share what is currently on your mind. Current Celebration: My birthday on Friday and our friends’ wedding on Saturday””lots to celebrate this weekend! Current Confession: I’m so glad that I took monthly photos of Quinn (with Murphy) to see how much…

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! Did you have a nice Easter Sunday? Ours was great and it was an especially nice holiday because we spent it with family and also because it was Quinn’s first Easter. We went to my Grammie’s house for Easter brunch, which included all sorts of delicious food, including an Almond Cake that my cousin made and, holy cow, I ate like three or four pieces of it. I honestly couldn’t stop…

Hi, guys! How was your weekend? Mine was filled with good friends, good food, and plenty of good times! It was truly a wonderful weekend. On Saturday night, we had a couple of friends over for pizza night. Mal whipped up some homemade dough (recipe from the Bread Baker’s Apprentice), which was surprisingly easy to make. He needed to make it the night before and store it in the refrigerator, but it was so simple. The directions…

Heyyyyyy! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty low-key, but wonderful at the same time. I mostly hung out with my favorite guys and tried to get some sleep. Q is actually a rockstar when it comes to sleeping himself. I’m just an idiot and try to do a million things instead of actually sleeping when he does. At 4:00 AM on Saturday night, for instance, I was doing laundry and emptying the dishwasher. I know. I have issues. Anyway, here are…

This past weekend was so fun! Mal and I got together with a bunch of different friends and had such a blast with them. I am so thankful that we have so many wonderful people in our lives (including you guys)! We are very lucky. SATURDAY Mal and I were all over the place on Saturday. We left his parents’ house after being there since Wednesday afternoon, stopped home briefly to drop off Murphy, and…

Bright and early on Saturday morning, I ran Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K, a holiday-themed fun run through Animal Kingdom. I met our group at 5:30 AM to head over to the start. The sun was just starting to rise when we arrived. Our group for the 5K: Ryan (Julie’s husband), Julie, me, Jen (editor at Women’s Health), Dana and Melissa (fabulous PR women for New Balance). Since I attended the race on behalf of New…

The final day at the Cooking Cottage started with a heart-pumping and adventurous workout sponsored by Snap Supercandy. Our trainer for the workout was Rob DeCillis, who works with Spartan Races. Rob is also a new dad. His wife actually had a baby the day before and he still drove an hour to train us. What a guy! Our hour-long workout started with a dynamic warm-up in the backyard. It also included some fun, animal-inspired…

Happy (belated) Easter!!! Yesterday afternoon, I enjoyed Easter brunch at my grandmother’s house surrounded by family and, oh, so much delicious food. Family + food = the best. When Mal and I arrived at my grandmother’s house, we hung out and caught up with family for awhile. It was especially great to see my sister, who is now 6.5 months pregnant and definitely showing, and my cousin, Heidi, who turned 30 the other day. It…

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