Running woes & wedding excitement

I get it. I’ve been a bad blogger, again. Sometimes work and planning a wedding just takes precedence.

I’ve also been a bad runner. For the past three years I’ve ran the Cleveland Half Marathon. It’s given me something to look forward to and filled my Saturdays with obligatory long runs and not necessary carb-loading. […]

A running lull

I’ve been in somewhat of a running rut for the past month or so. I’ve been struggling on my long runs – whether it’s cold weather and achy joints or a complete lack of motivation, I find it hard to get up and go…and actually enjoy myself.

Why do those girls look so happy? […]

Running through life

Running has always been therapeutic for me. Cathartic even. I rarely run with anyone else, besides occasionally tugging the dog along (actually, I get pulled around). Running alone gives me *me* time to just sink into my playlist, escape the day, reflect on what’s going on in my life & simply pound the pavement without […]

Running watches

I realize I’m an ametuer runner. I simply do it for enjoyment, exercise and to stay healthy. However, my habit has turned into a greater passion over the past 3 or 4 years. Last May I ran my first half-marathon and I have two slated for this spring (the Cincinnati Flying Pig and the Cleveland), […]

Pier W’s Copper River Salmon Run {Giveaway}

Don’t call it a comeback, but I may partake in a few fun runs this summer. I am already signed up for Hyland’s annual Hy-5 on May 14 and plan to participate in Pier W’s Copper River Salmon Run annual 5K the following Saturday.

Four years ago (before my wedding madness and before my friend’s […]

All About the Bag 2016: recap

Last week, my mom and I headed to the east side (a rarity!) for The Hunger Network’s All About the Bag fashion benefit. I had a great time running into friends old and new, catching up with fellow bloggers and checking out the fashion! It’s safe to say my mom also enjoyed the event…

The […]

All About the Bag Benefit {+ giveaway!}

Did you know 150,000 Clevelanders live in poverty? That’s a staggering number. As I sit here writing this blog, after eating 3 wholesome meals today (and every day for that matter), looking at my hubby and dog in the comfort of our heated home, it’s a reminder I tend to take these things for granted […]

Great Big Home + Garden Show ticket giveaway

*Note: The giveaway has ended. @CarlyRose0711 was the lucky winner!*

A few things I’m having a hard time believing: it’s almost February (and my niece’s 1st birthday!), we’ve lived in our new pad for almost 4 months and it’s already time for the Great Big Home + Garden Show!

Surprisingly, there aren’t a ton of […]

Life updates as summer 2014 comes to an end

Hi! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve used the blog machine. I’ve missed you!

This spring and summer has been an overwhelming, fun, adventurous, stressful and fast 5 months. From house-hunting around the clock (stay tuned for a house hunters CLE post soon) to jetting off to Mexico all while trying to balance our […]

A nerdy 30, indeed

Facts: I turned 30 and moved into my parents basement within the same week. #CrushingIt. In all seriousness, I’m only slightly kidding. But turning 30 really wasn’t all that bad. It was actually the opposite.

Dean and my best friends pulled off an amazing 30th birthday party in my honor two weeks ago. It […]