To be totally honest, I didn’t have high hopes for my 40th birthday celebration amid a global pandemic, but it was everything I wanted and more! It’s funny because this time last year, I had HUGE plans for my 40th. We talked about chartering a yacht and spending a long weekend on Block Island with friends. I know, right? Of course, this was super extravagant, financially and logistically, so, eventually, my 40th was “downgraded” to…

In years past, I always wanted a big ol’ celebration for my birthday – either a party or a night out with my friends. And, sure, I had A LOT of fun, but as I get older, I prefer celebrating my birthday with just my boys. To celebrate #39, I enjoyed a low-key day, and it was exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday. (However, when I turn 40 next year, we are going…

My 38th birthday celebration was quite a fun one – thanks to my boys! They definitely made it special for me! Mal and I picked up Quinn early from school and headed down to The Oysterman in Duxbury for “Mumma’s party.” I’m not someone who makes a big deal of my birthday, so this was the perfect little celebration! My “party” kicked off with a glass of champagne and presents! 🙂 Cheers! FYI: My sunglasses…

Year #37 is off to a great start so far! 🙂 My birthday kicked off with an awesome (and super sweaty – holy humidity) workout at KFIT. The workout was a lot of fun – a nice mix of running, rowing, and strength. And the best part was that PR-ed my 1RM Power Clean by 5 pounds, which was quite a nice surprise since I haven’t tested it in years and typically avoid 1 rep max days. (I’m…

Hi, guys! Thank you for all of the awesome birthday wishes yesterday. It means so much to me! And I had such a wonderful day… and a wonderful weekend! It’s been quite the birthday celebration to say the least. Here’s a little recap from the weekend! 🙂 Saturday Saturday kicked off with the “Filthy Fifty” at CrossFit. I hadn’t done this workout in years, so I was excited to see how I’d do, especially since I rarely…

Today, I turn the big 3-7! We celebrated over the weekend with a small get-together at our house – complete with peanut butter cup cake, presents, and lots of laughs! While I definitely enjoyed celebrating with my family and friends, I also love using this time to reflect on my years and the incredible life I’ve been given. I’ve definitely learned A LOT in the past 37 years and thought it would be fun to…

Hi, friends! We had a weekend full of celebrations. It was wonderful and amazing, and, honestly, I have just too much to say about it, so we’re going to do a little “3 words per picture” (with some sub-headings) to sum it all up. Ready? GO! MY 35TH BIRTHDAY All my favorites. Donut with sprinkles. Cupcakes from Sister. Skinnytaste Cheeseburger Casserole. The best party. Cousins in bed. OUR DAY IN KENNEBUNKPORT Morning coffee run. Pajamas in…

I celebrated my 34th birthday yesterday! The day ended up being pretty low-key, but it was exactly what I wanted. I started my day with a delicious glass of Marylou’s white chocolate chip iced coffee with iced coffee cubes and chocolate almond milk in the mix. This flavor combo = AMAZING. Mal, Q, and Murphy were all sound asleep when I woke up, so I snuck into my office to do some work. A couple of…

Thanks again for all of your birthday wishes yesterday! I felt so loved receiving messages on many different modes of social media. Everywhere I looked yesterday, I saw birthday wishes and kind words, and it was awesome. Thanks, friends! My birthday started bright and early yesterday morning with presents… in bed. As soon as my alarm went off, Mal rolled over and told me Murphy had a present for me. Pugs are so thoughtful. Mal…

Happy birthday to me! It’s my birthday, and I turn 33 years old young today! [image source] Pug + cupcake hat = THE BEST Today is also National Martini Day! Perfect, right? Maybe I should call it National MarTINA Day? Haha! Looking back on the past 365 days, it’s apparent that I had a pretty kick-ass year. I still can’t believe everything that happened. I traveled a ton, attended all sorts of awesome events, and…

Murphy and I both agree that “Yappier Hour” at the Liberty Hotel was an awesome way to celebrate our birthdays. We both had a fantastic time last night! Over breakfast yesterday morning, Mal and I played 20 Questions to guess what he had planned for my birthday. When I got to question #19 and still hadn’t guessed my birthday surprise, Mal offered to give me a clue. He said: “Everyone on your guest list is…

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! You guys are the best! I started my 32nd birthday the best way I know how””with a Peanut Butter Wonderful iced coffee from Marylou’s! Breakfast For breakfast, Mal took me to Strawberry Fair in Norwell. It’s such an adorable place! We actually tried to eat at Strawberry Fair once in the past on a weekend, but the place was so packed, we couldn’t even get into the…

It’s my birthday! I’m 32 years old young today! I’ve always loved cake. I have to admit, 31 wasn’t my favorite year, especially compared to the year before. Thirty was a big year for me: I ran a marathon, bought a house, and wrote a book, so it’s not surprising that 31 had a tough time living up to it. Plus, a bunch of not-so-great things happened last year. But, what doesn’t kill you only…

My 31st birthday was a great one!!! Before we left New York, Mal and I enjoyed a continental breakfast at the hotel with the bride and groom. On the ride home, we stopped by Starbucks so I could cash in a coupon for a free drink. I ordered an iced soy caramel macchiato, which was de-lish! I enjoyed my Starbucks with some chocolates on the drive home. When we were about halfway home, Mal and…