We had quite the July 4 celebration!! 🙂 We headed down to our friends’ house in Centerville on Cape Cod the night before July 4th and stayed through most of the holiday the next day. As a way to recap, I wanted to switch things up and share some snapshots with timestamps from our mini vacation away. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 July 3 We were up and at ’em on Wednesday morning with…

Hi, guys! We had a fun day trip to Osterville on Cape Cod yesterday. Our friends Marisa and Jeff and their daughter rented a house for the week and invited us down to hang out, and it was definitely a good time! Before we hit the road, I fueled up with a tasty breakfast. It was a piece of Potato and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole (I still need to share the recipe with you guys!)…

Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a nice weekend. I’m doing a little catch up this morning with some blog posts from a couple days ago. Let’s rewind to Thursday morning… and go! I woke up ready to eat and immediately made myself two rice cakes – one with sunflower butter and one with peanut butter – and topped them both with ground pumpkin seeds and banana slices. Delicious and filling! After breakfast, I got…

Hi, guys! I ran my 5th Falmouth Road Race yesterday, and it was a total blast! I know I’ve said this in previous blog posts, but the Falmouth Road Race is truly the best race ever. The course is absolutely gorgeous, it’s well-organized, and the crowd can’t be beat – it’s basically like running through a party for the entire 7 miles! If you’re a runner, I highly recommend that you put this race on your…

Hi, guys! On Thursday morning, Qman ended up sleeping till about 7:15 AM, so when he came into our room, Mal and I didn’t know what was going on. Recently, we’ve had a lot of super early mornings (and middle-of-the-night wake-ups), so him sleeping that late was quite the nice surprise! Once we were up and ’em, I realized that Mal and I needed to divide and conquer if we wanted to get ourselves out the…

I’m a huge fan of exercising on vacation. It’s obviously fun and it makes me feel good knowing that a little sweat session helps to balance out some of my vacation splurges. At the same time though, I don’t want to spend a lot of time working out (hello, it’s called vacation for a reason), so I typically stick with short, high-intensity workouts to get the most bang for my buck. Wearing: Fabletics Teresa Tunic // Fabletics Salar Capri in…

Hi, guys! I ran the Falmouth Road Race on Sunday and, as expected, I had a grand old time. In fact, when I crossed the finish line, I said to myself (in my head – I’m not a total creep): “Yep, still my favorite race.” Falmouth is an experience. And if you’re a runner, I highly recommend that you put this race on your bucket list. I promise it will not disappoint. A huge THANK…

Hey, hey! We’re back from our vacation to Cape Cod. We rented a house in Bourne with some friends for the week and had a wonderful time… well, minus “the plague” (aka stomach bug) that hit some of our group, but we made the best of it, especially with the kiddos in mind. That said, here are some of our favorite family moments with Quinn from our vacation! Spending time at the beach. The house we rented was…

Hey, guys! We’re spending the week on Cape Cod with some friends (7 adults + 3 kids) and just want to share some photos (via 3 words per picture) from our vacation so far! Vacation starts now Our morning view Iced coffee bar!! “Mama, boat. Meeeeee!” My favorite guys Sunday family dinner Morning at beach Death by Slamball Evening cuddle session Mini Dragon Rider Hunting for crabs Love their smiles Found a boat! The sweetest…

Missed Part 1 and Part 2 of our family vacation to Chatham Bars Inn (CBI)? After nap time and our individual spa services, the three of us ate some lunch in our room and then drove to nearby Chatham Lighthouse Beach to fly Quinn’s first kite together! So fun! He loved it. Doing anything with a kid for the first time is truly the best. I absolutely loved seeing the pure joy and amazement on Q-Man’s face as he looked up…

Ok, here we go! We haven’t gone on too many family vacations with just the three of us, so I took a TON of photos to document our experience. Plus, the nice people at Chatham Bars Inn (CBI) offer us a complimentary 2-night stay, so I wanted to make sure I gave you guys a full review of the property. With that, here’s part 1 of 3 (!!) of our family vacation to CBI! Spoiler: We had…

Hey, hey! If you follow @carrotsncake on social media (snapchat + Instagram), you know that our little family spent a few days on Cape Cod reently. We had an awesome time, and I snapped a zillion photos, so I have quite a few recaps coming your way, including a review of the wonderful and amazing Chatham Bars Inn (CBI), who kindly offered us complimentary accommodations during our stay. That said, let’s start at the beginning with…

Good morning, friends! Mal and I had quite the special day yesterday. The nice folks from the Chatham Bars Inn (CBI) invited me for a complementary spa treatment and lunch at one of their on-site restaurants, so we turned the opportunity into a day date. As new parents, it’s not always easy to get away and spend time alone together, so we were really looking forward to our visit. The first part of our day date included a trip…

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!! With it being Labor Day weekend and all, I took a little break from blogging and enjoyed my time away from the computer. Of course, I never go anywhere without my camera, so here are some photos from the weekend. SATURDAY: Elizabeth‘s bachelorette party on Cape Cod Mimosas on the beach. Limo ride with Jerry. Image via Elizabeth Drinks and dinner at Chatham Bars Inn. Image via Elizabeth Asparagus Frites with Parmesan…

Apparently, I took A LOT of photos this weekend, so here’s the first of two posts from our wedding weekend on Cape Cod. The ceremony was held at a beautiful church on Main Street in downtown Chatham. I honestly don’t think there could have been a more perfect venue for it.  Neither the bride or groom seemed nervous at all during their vows. You could tell that they are really in love. Wahoo! Just married!…