Hi, guys! Just wanted to pop in and share some highlights from my trip to Austin last week as well as some healthy travel tips you might not have tried yet. I think most of us are familiar with the common ones, like pack nutritious snacks or wear your sneakers, but I rounded up a few that I recently started doing that maybe you haven’t heard. If you think they sound like ideas that would…

Hi, guys! Happy Friday! What a weird week. Nothing bad happened, but I feel like there were a lot of highs and low for me. Obviously, I’m all about keeping it real on CNC, and I figured it would be a good way to fill you guys in on what’s happening with my life lately, so here’s a High Low High post from the week. And, of course, I’d love to hear how your week went. Please…

Heyyyyy! Umm, hello… where did December go? Holy cow, we were consumed with the holidays this year. So much, in fact, I totally missed Qman’s monthly Day in the Life post. Oops! Well, the little dude is 2 years and 7 months old now and such a boy. He’s still my baby, but now that’s he’s talking a lot more and forming all sorts of interesting ideas (he randomly told me that Murphy likes treats…

Good morning, friends! We had lots to celebrate over the weekend. It was my 36th birthday as well as Father’s Day, so we had plenty to smile about! On Saturday night, Mal and I joined our friends Scotty and Jess for dinner at The Range, a new favorite with awesome outdoor seating that overlooks a driving range. It’s really cool, and we’ve been there a bunch since it opened. (Side note: We actually planned to go to dinner at Solstice, but they…

Hi, friends! Recently, I had the pleasure of touring the new Whole Foods Market in Westford, Massachusetts. (I grew up in the town next door, so I am especially excited to have a Whole Foods Market so close when we visit family! As a way to help promote the grand opening, Whole Foods Market invited a small group of bloggers to view the store prior to opening. Pictured below: Sarah, me, Lexi, and Sarah. Upon entering the…

This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. I only work with brands that I love, and opinions I express are always my own.  Happy Earth Day, friends! Today is the perfect time to make a personal pledge to celebrate Mother Earth all year long. Caring about the environment isn’t just something Whole Foods Market does on Earth Day, but instead it’s one of their core values. I love that Whole Foods respects the environment in this way, so I…

Hey, hey! Guess who’s on Snapchat now?!? That’s right. Carrots ‘N’ Cake finally got with the times, and now I’m actively “snapping.” I’ve actually had an account for quite awhile, but I just watched my friends’ ridiculous snaps and rarely ever posted anything. Fast forward to this past weekend: The nice ladies of KFIT showed me what it’s all about and now I’m really into it. I’m actually surprised that I didn’t jump on sooner! It’s…

Good morning and happy Monday! I’m so glad you guys liked the inaugural edition of Monday In Meals! Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It’ll definitely become a regular feature on CNC in the future! I actually dined out quite a bit in the past few days, so I decided to include a day of eating to give you an idea how I balance dining out “splurges” with my usual eats. The meals and snacks below are…

Good morning and HAPPY Friday to you! Yesterday marked one year of Remicade infusions for me, so I wanted to share what a typical day is like when I get an infusion at the hospital. I also wanted to share some advice and tips for one’s first appointment since Remicade/infusions/hospitals can be kind of scary. Ok, so my day started out like most days: Oatmeal, iced coffee, and cuddling with Quinn on the couch. Then,…

Good morning, friends! How was your Hump Day! We had a great one over here… It started with FlapJacked Protein Pancakes topped with sliced banana and maple syrup. And then I did a tough workout (from CrossFit Back Bay) at KFIT. My shoulders were en fuego! Then, Quinn and I drank smoothies together. His was mango + banana + vanilla yogurt. Mine was banana + vanilla yogurt + iced coffee + vanilla protein powder. Please note…

Heyyyyyyy! How was your Monday? It was definitely one of those days for me. Nothing terrible happened by any means, but things just weren’t great, ya know? It was a Remicade day for me, so I wasn’t in the best mood to begin with, but I’m starting to change my tune about it. I used to say things like “I need to go to the hospital for stupid Remicade” and stuff like that, but I’ve realized…

Woohoo! It’s officially taper time! My wonderful and amazing friend Monica flew out from California to run my last long run with me. (Now that’s a GREAT friend, right!?) I had 20 miles on my training plan (well, technically, 3:00) and we thought it would be fun to do a race together, so we ran the Duxbury Half Marathon + some miles before the start. Rise ‘n’ shine, it’s running time! Monica and I were already running on the…

Good morning, friends! So, I have a little change of plans for today (well, Mother Nature had the change of plans): I’m doing my 3:00 run later this morning. Solo. Yikes. I had originally planned to do it on Saturday with a friend, who was going to join me for more than half of it, but it’s going to rain/snow, so I figured today would be the better day. (It’s chilly, but sunny.) Plus, I haven’t…

Hi, friends! Mal was away with some of his buddies this past weekend, so it was just Quinn and me hanging out. I ended up taking a lot of #quinnpics (that’s what we text each other when we want to see what the little guy is up to) for Mal over the course of the weekend, so I thought I’d share some of them with you guys. So, here’s what we did while Dad was…

Hi, friends! We’re getting slammed with snow once again. It started late last night and is rumored to continue into the evening tonight. Boo. Snow. Is it spring yet? Mal had another snow day today, so he kindly drove me to the T this morning. (I’m a freak about driving in the snow and avoid it at all costs, so I was super thankful.) The reason for my early T adventure: I needed to go into…