Read This If You Have a Rescue Dog!

I love Raffaldini Vineyards; I think it’s one of the prettiest vineyards in North Carolina and it’s certainly one of my favorites NC wines to drink. Most NC wines are, well, not great, but I really enjoy Raffaldini’s.I go to their Italian Festival every year with my dear friend Debbie which is another reason Raffaldini has a special place in my heart. So I’m really excited that I get to participate in a very cool event and cause with them ....more

Friday Favorites

We made it to the weekend! (Although, I bet some of you had today off. Jealous!) I came home from work, made dinner (love the plantain and black bean dish!), and took Maizey on a nice leisurely walk ....more

Speakable Necklaces (pssst there’s a giveaway!)

My lovely blogger friend Gracie recently started her own jewelry line, Speakable. (And Gracie is truly lovely, inside and out! #girlcrush) When I saw the first collection, I immediately pinned it on my Wishlist board and on my Gift Ideas for Others secret board ....more

10 Reasons I Loved the Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon

Like I mentioned in the past couple posts, this past Sunday, John and I ran the Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon. It was a beautiful day for running (60 degree temperatures during the race). But, man, it was seriously the hilliest half marathon I’ve ever done ....more

This Week’s Meal Plan & Pre-Race Running

So glad you guys enjoyed the Weekender yesterday! I’ll keep it up. Speaking of weekends, mine was filled with fun activities, including the Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon on Sunday ....more

The Weekender – Favorite Reads Recently

I’ve had multiple requests to bring the Weekender back and I’m trying to get back on schedule. (Yes, I realize I’m already off schedule since it’s not the weekend, but I had a busy weekend! More on that tomorrow!) You may have noticed that my blogging has been a bit sporadic, but sometimes life just happens ....more

2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race

On Sunday, I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race with my girlfriends for the third year in a row! It is seriously one of my favorite races. Very flat course, very organized expo and race, greg crowd support, beautiful sites along the way (you right right through DC and all the monuments) ....more

Girls’ Weekend in D.C.

Last Friday evening I headed up to D.C. for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race. This was the third year my girlfriends and I have run the race together! I look forward it all year; it’s always such a fun weekend and it’s a great race....more

Hearty Ginger Oatmeal Cherry Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins

I made these muffins a few weeks back when we had an ice storm and my food supplies were meager. I was craving something warm and comforting and sweet but not too sugary. Every recipe I looked up didn’t match the ingredients in my house so I’mi improved and threw what I had in the bowl with the hopes it’d turn out ....more

If Anyone Orders Merlot, I Am Leaving

Happy Saturday! This was a doozy of a week. Work was really stressful and I had some personal stuff going on too that was pretty tough ....more