Today is one of my favorite days ever. It’s National Carrot Cake Day, and it’s also the day that I started Carrot ”˜N’ Cake seven years ago. Holy cow. I still can’t believe it’s been seven years. Since the start of CNC, I got married, adopted Murphy, bought a house, quit my full-time job, wrote two books, ran two marathons, started CrossFit, was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, rode a roller-coaster of symptoms and emotions trying…

Heyyyyyy! Happy Friday! Are you looking forward to the long weekend? Any fun and exciting plans? I actually have a jam-packed weekend ahead, but I am very much looking forward to it! How about some Friday Favorites? Sure, why not, right? Ok, let’s do it! Fall running. The weather has been absolutely beautiful lately, so Quinn and I took the jogging stroller out for a 4-mile run yesterday morning. The cool, crisp air and colorful foliage…

It’s crazy to think that when we were in Newport this time last year, I was about 6 weeks pregnant. The morning sickness, aversions (coffee!), and hunger had just started to set in, but we didn’t plan to tell anyone about my pregnancy yet””not even my in-laws. Even still, I think they were onto us. I turned down wine and pumpkin beer, and I woke up in the middle of the night and ate a container of…

Happy National Carrot Cake Day! Today is also the day that I started Carrot ”˜N’ Cake six years ago. (I still can’t believe I’ve been blogging for that long!) My first blog post was published on February 3, 2008. Crazy coincidence, right? Sometimes, I just think it was meant to be. CNC Turns Five CNC Turns Four CNC Turns Three CNC Turns Two CNC Turns One Every year on my blog birthday, I host a kickass…

Hi, guys! Here’s the first part of my recap about my stay at Esperanza. Esperanza was incredible and easily one of the nicest (if not the nicest) resort I have ever stayed at. In fact, the folks at Esperanza told me that celebrities often stay there because of its high-quality service and amenities as well as its extreme privacy. There’s only one access point to Esperanza, so everyone who enters goes through a security checkpoint….

Greetings from Newport, Rhode Island! Mal and I arrived in Newport late on Friday afternoon and his parents arrived a little while later. We had a low-key evening at home in the condo””ate dinner, played at least an hour of Candy Crush (Mal and my mother-in-law got me hooked), and then went to bed early. On Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early. Ate a little something and then headed out to run 4…

Finally! Here is my Stitch Fix post! Plain and simple: It’s awesome! I’m totally obsessed, and I can’t believe I waited so long to try it! Just a heads up: The Stitch Fix link above is a referral link, so I earn Stitch Fix credit for anyone who signs up, but this post was not sponsored in anyway. (CNC is obviously not a fashion blog, so I doubt it’s even on Stitch Fix’s radar!) If…

Happy Labor Day, friends! I was super lazy yesterday, so I woke up bright and early this morning to get some work done. I went into my office like I normally do, pressed the power button on my computer, and then went to make breakfast while I waited for it to boot up. About 10 minutes later, I came back and noticed that my computer didn’t start. Weird. Maybe I just didn’t press the button…

Hello, hello! I hope your Friday is off to a fabulous start! I am hopping on the “Friday Favorites” bandwagon and blogging about mine this week. Here are some of the things I’m loving lately! Houzz Mal and I are still planning to remodel our house (probably next summer), so we’re gathering ideas for the addition. We also want to redo our sun porch, which is just plain ol’ ugly, so we’ve been playing around…

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