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Friday Favorites – 06.22.18

Ah yes, I did in fact skip last week’s edition of the Friday favorites as I was quite busy packing for Long Island. As I mentioned in the first of these, they may not happen every week because #reallife! This week’s favorites are in line with how I’ve been feeling lately: bright and simple. A strange combination of adjectives, however incredibly accurate. I’m not sure if it’s the 17 hours of day light we have…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Donuts with Cacao + Peanut Butter Glaze

If at first you don’t succeed, avoid it for 4 months and then try again. I know, probably not the most inspirational advice you’ve ever heard, but that’s how I handled the major fail that was the first time I used my donut baking pan. Donuts! So trendy! I thought, as I bought the pan and proceeded to make what were the most terrible carrot cake donuts that ever existed in the history of life.…

Chewy + Soft Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mondays. Forever stuck in the shadow of the weekend and arguably most people’s least favorite day of the week. I get it, that alarm beeped when it seemed you had only been sleeping for 10 minutes, there is that to-do list waiting on your desk with this week’s tasks and the ones you left on Friday, and maybe there’s laundry or household chores. But, what if we reframed the way we saw Monday mornings? Rather…

Friday Favorites – 06.01.18

Welcome to the first edition of Friday Favorites! I’ve decided to start sharing a weekly post that features 3 things, products or activities that I’m currently loving. I’ll give a brief run down of what they are and why I love them. Easy enough right? These posts are going to be meant for quick reading and to be a simple way to share some of the products or activities that I use. Alas I will…

Skillet Baked Apples + a Lovely Weekend

This weekend was beautiful. Though originally forecasted for clouds and rain, there was nothing but clear skies from Saturday Morning to Sunday Night. We spent hours working on our yard on Saturday, but it honestly didn’t even feel like work. I’m not sure when it became enjoyable to me, but right now I am so into being outside and learning how to garden. I think this falls into line with a recent break through in…

10 Ways to Deal w/ Stress + Why That’s Important

Stress. We know all to well what that looks, sounds and feels like: some more than others, and at different periods of our lives more than others. While there are people who do a great job at not letting stress get the best of them, there are also many who are not as good at dealing. We have never ending to-do lists, deadlines at work, a house to clean, errands to run, kids to wrangle,…

#CleanEats and Health Food FOMO: Two Ways Social Media Can Mess With Your Mind

Let me paint a scene. You wake up feeling great. You eat breakfast, have a good work out, get ready for work, and then while  sipping on coffee you browse through instagram. You start seeing pictures of dreamy colorful foods, things you don’t have, places you’ve never been and people with your #fitnessgoals. You may start to feel a bit envious. Before you know it, your mood starts to drift southward. “Should I be eating…

Girl, It’s just a Dress.

I debated for a couple of days on whether or not I would share this; but I think it’s something worth writing and my hope is that it resonates with someone else out there. About a month ago, I received a phone call informing me that my wedding dress had arrived. I couldn’t believe it had nearly been a year since I had ordered it. So this past weekend I went down to visit my…

24 Hours in Lake Placid & Finding Joy in all Seasons

Everyone has their favorite season of the year for their own reasons. Each season has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some love the heat of summer while others loathe it, and vice versa. Some prefer the blooms of spring, and some prefer the fall foliage. Today, I’m making the case for loving all seasons; for choosing to see the beauty in and taking advantage of the good bits of every season. Savoring the…

Finding Movement that Moves You

Exercise. That thing we’ve all been told we should do. The thing we say we’ll start doing after the new year. The thing we say we’ll do more of so we can “look good for ________.” The thing we say we’ll start being better about doing next week. Many people have a very complicated, on again/ off again relationship with exercise. We know its “good for us,” that its important to our health, but thats…