October 21, 2016

Friday Favorites


Hello there! Why yes, I’m still alive! I needed a little breaky break from well, everything, but I’m back and feeling better than ever! Besides my back…which is a story for Monday ūüôā Either way, let’s chat about some favorites lately:

Fall Weather

September kind of sucked and was super dreary and rainy but October is totally making up for it. Maddie and I have been going on so many fall walks taking it all in!


Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

I am obsessed with butternut squash right now, especially because Costco sells it pre-cut and cubed for you which is 90% of the battle when trying to cook with the stuff.


Stitch Fix for Men

I have been loving Stitch Fix for myself, so when I found out they were starting up a men’s line I signed Scott right up! He received his first fix a couple of weeks ago and scored a new stylish pair of jeans.

If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, this is how it works in a nutshell:

  • Sign up and complete a style questionnaire asking your size, weight, height, and style preferences. (This was actually fun to do!) It includes the option to be specific about items you are looking for (blouses, purses, bracelets, etc.) and also lets you set an ideal budget.
  • Schedule a date to receive your fix and include notes to your stylist. (Example: I am looking to update my wardrobe with comfy, layering pieces.)
  • Using your information sheet as a guide, a Stitch Fix stylist hand-picks five items they think you will like.
  • Review your items, try everything on, then decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back

Vivant Skin Care Maxilip Lip Plumper

This stuff seriously works and I always put it on before lipstick or lipgloss for an extra little oomph! It also leaves your lips looking very shiny which I love and they actually feel much more hydrated than before.


Crossfit and this Partner WOD

Scott and I did this workout last Friday and really liked it! I don’t know how I got so horrible at Toes To Bar but that’s beside the point ūüėČ


Wine Bars

Table Wine just opened not too long ago in Madison and it’s super cute! You can do a few different tastings, buy wine by the glass or enjoy a bottle of wine that can be corked up to bring home for later on.



Particularly your best friend’s wedding! I really don’t think I’ve seen a more beautiful bride than my friend Mariah and we had such a fun time celebrating their marriage last weekend!


Chicago Cubs

They are sooo close to making it to the World Series and I have loved watching them these last few weeks!!


 What are your favorites lately?

Any fun weekend plans?

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October 5, 2016

Carmel by the Sea


Carmel, California…where time stands still.

Work called for me to fly¬†out to San Francisco for the week, so Scott and I took advantage and headed out a few days early. ¬†To celebrate our anniversary and the Ironman, we made the two hour drive south to the cutest town I’ve ever been to called Carmel by the Sea. Each morning started with a walk to the beach, located at the end of the main strip on Ocean Avenue. We saw so many pups running around– bonus points for the town being known as one of the pet-friendliest towns in America!


Scott and I have gone on a lot of vacations together, but this may have been one of our favorite spots.  Carmel by the Sea is only one-square mile, but it is filled with boutiques, wineries, cafes, adorable hotels and restaurants.


You can also venture 10 minutes out of town to many wineries conveniently located within walking distance from one another. Our favorites were Georis Winery, Talbott Winery and Folktale Winery.


We also had to experience the breathtaking 17 Mile Drive and stopped at Pebble Beach Golf Course halfway through our route.


Our last full day in Carmel, we decided to drive down the stunning Pacific Coast Highway to the Big Sur! We were bummed to find out that the parks were closed for hiking due to the forest fires, but enjoyed the views on the drive nonetheless!

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Our time in Carmel by the Sea was peaceful and perfect. I put my camera and phone away for the most part and enjoyed eating, drinking, sleeping and enjoying time with Scott. Perfect little getaway!


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