Happy Friday Things

Hi guys! I’m trying out something new. The goal is to give you something every Friday to inspire you.

A quote or someone cool I think you will want to follow. Something interesting or motivating to listen to (I’m obsessed with podcasts right now but it could be a song too!) Something you will want to cook or drink… You get the idea.

Happy Friday! Let me know what you think.

LISTEN

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Jillian is wife of the bassist for Weezer and has a fascinating story. I couldn’t stop listening.

Life Lately: The Outer Banks Slightly Off Season

We just returned from a little late summer getaway with friends in Southern Shores, North Carolina. I really like “off season.”

No traffic. Quiet beaches for morning runs. Can’t you just feel that breeze off the water? It was just about 70 degrees each morning.

We took long morning walks along Duck Rd. and got iced coffee and donuts.

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Lilly napped in my arms on the beach while I sipped blueberry beerwatching Austin and Nick play in the sand and waves.

Best of Fall: Boozy Party Treats

Tomorrow is September. Wait, what? Where did summer go?

I live in Washington, DC so it will actually probably stay hot outside for another month or longer (boo) but I’ve got cooler weather, sweater and boots and pumpkin spice latte fever.

Since I am in the mood, I thought I would throw together some of my most popular boozy treats for fall weather. Bring on the crunchy leaves.

 

1. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding Shots – Because they are freaking delicious.

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2. Pumpkin Pie Sangria – Because c’mon PUMPKIN PIE in a drink. Real pumpkin pie.

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5 Fun (and Easy) Toddler Pancakes

If you follow me on instagram you may have seen my weekend pancake creations. I really love making these for Austin. He gets so excited. I think what I love most about making fun pancakes for him is that he thinks they are awesome no matter what they look like.

So my bunny pancake looked more like a cow? Who cares? He doesn’t. He loves it just the same, maybe even more.  I’ve done so many of them that I thought I should put together a quick and easy post.

Get down with your inner pancake artists momma. Here are 5 easy pancakes to start with:

1. Dinosaur (brachiosaurus) Pancakes

This one was pretty easy. Make one large round pancake, cut it in half for the body. Make a tiny pancake (literally a half teaspoon of batter) for the head. Make a teaspoon sized batter drop for the feet and then cut it in half. The neck and tail … Use a spoon and make some long drizzles. Pick the best one! (Sing this while you make it, it’s Austin’s favorite)

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Life Lately: NYC, Outer Banks and Back to NYC

A quick post to catch up…. Things have picked up speed since I went back to work. It’s a delicate balance with a newborn and a toddler but Nick and I are a great team and it can be done (and done well).

There has been a lot of travel, not a lot a sleep (it’s getting better though) but a lot of fun.

I traveled to New York twice this month already and will likely head back soon.

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Quick flights, long cab drives and delicious lobster rolls with crunchy tobiko and yuzu pickles sums up the first trip. The second trip I made sure to hit up this place, which I’ve wanted to go to for almost a decade now. Check off that bucket list!