On the 4th of July I decided that we needed some sort of dessert and I wanted to use only what we had in the house.I looked in the fridge and saw that we had farm berries and butter. I quickly looked in the cabinet to make sure we had brown sugar, flour and oats.…… Continue reading Easy Summer Dessert – Berry Crisp
Last Saturday night I hosted a dinner party for two good friends, for a total of four people for dinner. Not a huge gathering by any means, but it was fun and intimate. I started the day by going to get a table cloth for the dining room table. Simple enough, I thought. But one…… Continue reading Rustic Blueberry Tart
Yesterday was a beautiful day, it was wonderful and I loved driving with my windows rolled down last night as I drove from Rachel’s house to home. It was low humidity, and it felt cool. I cannot wait for fall weather! Today was a different story. It was hot and even worse… it was humid.…… Continue reading Holy Heat!
Some how it has been a full week since my last blog post! I am not quite sure how that happened – but here I am to make up for it! On Tuesday morning I had a very fall / winter-ish breakfast. HOT oatmeal. The one thing that made it summery was the amazingly…… Continue reading Tuesday
I really did not want to run today. But I did because I had to keep the streak alive! I pushed myself a little bit to run a decent amount (I am training for a couple of 10Ks after all!) Here is something random for the record: half a pear and 1 big mug of…… Continue reading Running & Smoothies
Does anyone out there remember Jordan Marsh? Does anyone remember their amazing blueberry muffins!? How many department stores today could possibly be known for their bakery??? Not many. Nordstrom has a decent cafe, but twenty years after the fact I do not think I will be remembering a cookie from Nordstrom. But I certainly remember…… Continue reading Muffins…
Well, not me. I was reading an article on half marathon training the other day. The author seemed to think that some people think that training for a half marathon is easy. (I am not one of those people, in case you were wondering.) I paid particular attention to one line in the article and…… Continue reading Who Said 1/2 Marathon Training Was Easy?
From the moment I started waking up this morning, I could tell it was going to be one of those mornings. The first thought that popped into my head… how much sleep did I actually get last night? The answer – frightening. Maybe 5 hours, if I was lucky. The second thought? How is today…… Continue reading Tuesday
Why hello there, bloggies. How is your Monday going? Things here are fine. I fully intended to have oatmeal for breakfast today, but my mom left me half of a blueberry muffin… I had it with a cup of coffee out of my Black Dog coffee mug: I put the muffin in the toaster oven…… Continue reading Monday…
Even though I stayed up really late last night blogging, reading and sort of watching a movie (Devil Wears Prada – such a fun movie!) I was able to wake up at a decent hour (8:45) this morning. But I did not have breakfast until 10 o’clock. Don’t get me wrong, I was hungry. I…… Continue reading Saturday morning: