Hello, hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!  Breakfast I started my day with a very pumpkin-y breakfast: Sweet Breakfast Scramble in a jar (SBSIAJ) with canned pumpkin, TJ’s Pumpkin Butter, and an extra scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter in the mix. The combo of pumpkin butter + peanut butter was de-lic-ious! I also drank a glass of iced pumpkin spice Dandy Blend with almond milk. After breakfast, I got my plank on! Here’s the first…

Last night, I read a feature in Real Simple (August 2012) called “Your Words” where the magazine poses a question and readers write in and respond to it. The best/most unique answers then end up published in the magazine. This month’s question: “What risk are you glad you took?” I loved reading all of the different responses. Here are some of my favorites: After dating for only 2.5 months, we got married opened a bakery…

Mal has been away at a bachelor party all weekend, so it’s been just Murphy and me hanging out. With the pug’s eyes all gunky and ulcer-y, I decided to have a low-key weekend at home and take care of him the best I could, which meant that we had a crazy Saturday night together. Dinner The main event of my evening was eating a smorgasbord of goodies in front the TV while watching a…

Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday! After our weekend of home improvement projects, Mal and I spent today getting our life back in order””running errands, cleaning and organizing the house, etc. But, first, we got our WOD on at CrossFit. Workout Today’s WOD was a good one! Running and air squats probably don’t sound too tough, but let me tell you, my quads were burning like crazy during this workout. Plus, I tried to keep up with a speedy…

Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday! Have any big plans for the 4th of July tomorrow? Mal and I are still figuring out what we’re going to do, but whatever it is, it’s going to involve sun (I hope) and fun! Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was Greek yogurt with trail mix, fresh raspberries, and a scoop of almond butter. As soon as I finished eating it, I wanted something more, so I ate half of a banana…

Check out what Mal did to our fireplace yesterday afternoon! Really nice, right? I like it so much better than before (pictured below). It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do! Snack A couple of hours before dinner, I wanted a snack, so I ate some Pretzel Crisps and then shared a carton of pineapple-flavored coconut water with Mal. Dinner Dinner was a good one! (Did you know my dog was spoiled? Murphy had…

Hello, hello! I never enjoyed the cocktail I planned to have last night, so I decided to have one this evening and it’s waiting for me on the back porch right now, which means I am going to whiz right through this post. Hope ya don’t mind! Snack I woke up bright and early this morning to meet my friend Jen for a girls’ date in Cambridge. Before I left the house, I ate a…

Hello! Happy FRIDAY! Dinner When dinnertime rolled around last night, I wasn’t really hungry, so I snacked on some random eats throughout the night. I started with some Pretzel Crisps with Rotel Dip (recipe coming soon!) and then decided that I wanted a beer. A little while later, I ate some cheese and then a bunch of butterscotch chips. I guess all together it made a meal, right? Not a terribly healthy one, but I…

Good morning! Happy Monday! Steel cut oats and I have a love-hate relationship. After eating and loving the steel cut oats at La Pain Quotidien, I went out and bought some to make at home. It’s been about a month since I bought the canister of steel cut oats, but I still haven’t made them. The main reason: they’re a lot of work to cook! The recommended preparation for steel cut oats is boiling water…

Tonight, I attended a fun little event called “Bloggers for Boobs,” which was hosted by Pretzel Crisps and Likeable Media. These two companies connected via social media and discovered that they share commonality in all things online, so they teamed up to host this blogger event, a fundraiser cocktail party to benefit Susan G. Koman for the Cure. Pretzel Crisps has joined Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer. For…

It’s Friday, Friday Gotta get down on Friday Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend Friday, Friday Gettin’ down on Friday Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend Hooray for Friday! Did this week fly by for anyone else? For some reason, the middle of last week is a complete blur to me. Tuesday and Wednesday, in particular, just blend together into one day. Even still, I’m psyched for Friday to be here. My plans for…

Hi, friends! Murphy and I just returned from a lovely walk around the neighborhood in the rain.  Usually, I need to draggg Murphy outside into the rain for our walks, but he was fairly willing this afternoon. I guess he really needed to potty? (Murphy only likes water when it’s hot outside as seen here and here. He enjoys cooling off his pug butt!) When we got home, Murphy dried himself off on the carpet”¦…