I just wanted to jump on here and tell you about our trip to Stowe, Vermont!  We stayed at the Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Lodge). It’s an amazing place, and we’ve actually vacationed at the lodge during the last three summers. The PR person there is wonderful, and we’ve been friends for a while now, so when she invited our family for another visit, of course, we said yes! With that here’s a…

Good morning! “Close enough” macros? I’ll tell ya all about it in a second! 🙂 We got back from Stowe yesterday afternoon – and, my gosh, we had a GREAT time!! The Lodge at Spruce Peak (formally Stowe Mountain Lodge) is truly one of our favorite places to visit. We look forward to this trip all year long, and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it! I’m hoping to have a review…

A huge thank you to Stowe Mountain Lodge for hosting us during our stay. We had an absolutely amazing time, and we can’t recommend this resort enough as a family vacation destination!  Oh, boy, I don’t even know where to start with this recap. I almost made a video recap because I just have SO MUCH to say about our recent stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge, but, hopefully, I can share all of the awesome details in this…

Our trip to Stowe, Vermont was quite the weekend full of highs and lows. Our friends invited us, along with two other couples, to spend Friday and Saturday night at their condo at Top Notch Resort & Spa. (Remember when Mal and I stayed there back in 2010? It’s such a great place!) So, in total, were 9 of us – 8 adults and one almost 4 year old (Quinn), which made for an interesting…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! Even though it’s only been 3 weeks at OPEX, I’m already starting to feel some positive changes in my body – like feeling both sides of my lower back touching the car seat when I’m driving and sore abs on my RIGHT side, which has probably never happened ever. My left side is always super tight and angry, so it was a nice change. Things are definitely happening, and I’m so…

We recently had the opportunity to stay at Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont for a couple of nights. The nice folks from the resort reached out about a two-night complimentary stay in exchange for a review on CNC, and we couldn’t be happier to accept! Read on to see what kinds of adventures we enjoyed there!  After a quick pit-stop in Burlington for lunch (it’s about an hour away), we arrived at Basin Harbor Club (BHC) on beautiful Lake…

A huge thank you to Stowe Mountain Lodge for providing a media rate for our accommodations as well as a number of complementary meals and services during our stay!  Oh, man, I don’t even know where to start with this recap. We had such an awesome time and haven’t stopped raving about our experience to family and friends since we got home. Seriously, we are so in love with Stowe Mountain Lodge and can’t wait to…

Good morning, friends! We’re back from Burlington and we had an absolutely wonderful time. What a great a great city! It was a relatively short trip, but we managed to fit in a lot. That said, here are 43 fun things from our trip! 1. Quinn was awesome during our 5 hour drive to Burlington. (Holy traffic!) 2. At one point, he started to get a little fussy (he did not want to be in his car seat anymore), so…

This post is sponsored by Choice Hotels. Our little family is visiting Burlington, Vermont next weekend and we are beyond excited! If you’re a long-time reader of CNC, you know just how much we love Vermont. We used to visit all the time, but we haven’t been back in well over a year, so we are definitely due for a trip. And now that we have a little man to introduce to all things Vermont, we seriously can’t…

There are definitely worse things in life than eating too much ice cream, right? Here’s a recap of Day 1 of my time in Vermont with Ben & Jerry’s! Our day started bright and early with breakfast at The Skinny Pancake. I thought I knew every restaurant in Burlington, but I had never heard of The Skinny Pancake, so I checked out the menu online the night before. Everything sounded delicious, so I was really…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! Guess where I am right now!? VERMONT! Aka “God’s country” and one of my favorite places ever! [old photo from September 2010 in Stowe, Vermont #nerdalert #sweetsunglasses] I arrived last night in Burlington, Vermont for a 3-day blogger trip hosted by Ben & Jerry’s. When I received the invitation, I knew I couldn’t turn it down. Spend time in Vermont? Eat ice cream? HELLO. It sounded like this pregnant lady’s dream…

After the incredible Farmers’ Dinner on Saturday evening, Mal and I had grand plans to sleep in late on Sunday morning (king bed, no pug), but somehow we were wide awake at 7:30 AM. Whomp whomp. I guess we were really looking forward to breakfast! You see, during dinner the night before, we chatted with a couple of the PR folks from Hotel Vermont about the amazing breakfast that they had eaten at Juniper that morning. Mal…

Mal and I spent the weekend in God’s country (also known as Vermont). We were invited by Hotel Vermont for their very first Farmers’ Dinner at Juniper Bar and Restaurant, so we drove up to Burlington on Saturday morning. (Both our stay at the hotel and dinner were complimentary.) We arrived at the hotel around noon, bumped into a couple of pugs in the lobby (it’s a pet-friendly hotel), and checked in. Hotel Vermont is…

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading all of my posts about our weekend at Twin Farms. It was a lot of fun to write (and relive) them! Here is my final recap as well as my previous posts just in cased you missed them: Twin Farms Recap {Friday} Twin Farms Recap {Saturday-Part 1} Twin Farms Recap {Saturday-Part 2} Mal and I slept in a little bit on Sunday morning. We lost an hour of sleep due…

On Saturday morning, I was too excited to sleep. I set my alarm for 7:15 because I wanted to carpe diem, but I woke up much earlier because I wanted to start my day at Twin Farms. Mal is mostly a morning person, but he appreciates his sleep too, so I didn’t wake him and made myself an iced coffee and read an issue of Vanity Fair. It was a nice, relaxing way to start…