Currently: February 2015

Hey friends. It’s been kind of a tough month. I don’t want to bore you with my complaints, but I’ll just say that I’ve been burning the candle at both ends and will be happy to be able to take a few days off next month! Greg and I did manage to get away to Crested Butte last weekend, but we had to cut our trip short due to a crazy storm moving in (that would have had us stuck there for an extra day or two). The funny thing is, there wasn’t any (new) snow at Crested Butte- it was all at our house! I managed to ski for a few hours one morning, but it was icy and not desirable (but super pretty!).


Hopefully we can go back next season, because it is a really nice resort and cute town!

Let’s get on with it, shall we?

Currently: February

Current books: After hearing so much buzz about it, I ordered this book from Amazon:

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Nutty Raspberry Dark (Hot) Chocolate

I’ve been completely spoiled this winter. Though the season started out with record cold temperatures, things quickly changed after the new year. We had weeks and weeks of spring-like weather with a random (small) snow storm thrown in every once in a while. After each small storm, we’d be back to enjoying the sunshine and temperatures in the 60s one or two days later. I’m all for tons of snow in the high country (which is actually necessary to avoid going into a drought in the summer!), but am not a huge fan of it down in the foothills (and I realllllly don’t like driving in it). Even though I have been loving this “winter” weather, I knew that eventually we’d end up getting slammed. And- that’s finally happened.

We got a sizeable storm here over the weekend and there’s nothing but cold temps and snow in the 10-day forecast. I’m hoping that it will turn back to spring again soon (especially since spring is only a few weeks away!)- but for now I’m going to make the best of it. Besides, being able to walk out your front door and snowshoe on your neighborhood trail is pretty awesome.


Once again, I’ve rambled on about the weather… but I promise- it does relate to the topic at hand. Another thing that helps me make it through the cold and snowy days is anything hot- soups, drinks and comfort food in general. I can even go on a long walk outside in the freezing cold- as long as I’ve got a hot drink in my hand.

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I turned 35 today. THIRTY-FIVE. That number always reminds me of the episode of Sex & the City when Carrie "celebrates" her 35th birthday (and no one shows up). I think I was in my early 20s when this originally aired. Side note- if anyone … [Continue reading]

Currently: January 2015


It's my first Currently post of the new year! The winter is certainly flying by (and I am definitely not complaining about that!). I was looking back at last month's post and remembering how COLD it was. It's definitely been a different story this … [Continue reading]

Fruity Vanilla Swiss Oats


Almost three years ago, on my 32nd birthday, Greg surprised me with the gift of a weekend trip to another city to see the Red Sox play. He gave me the option of choosing Boston, Chicago or Cleveland. It was a no-brainer to me- I chose Chicago! I had … [Continue reading]

Returning to Skiing [After ACL Surgery]


Hello! Before I get onto the topic of skiing- I just wanted to put a reminder out there that tickets for this year's Blend Retreat are currently on sale! We currently have quite a few tickets left, but that might not last for long. We are very … [Continue reading]

Bodypump 92 Review

Hey friends! How's 2015 going for you so far? It started out well for me... until I got the plague. Okay, that's a bit dramatic. I caught some awful bug that's been going around that had me out of commission for a week (and I'm still not totally 100% … [Continue reading]

Blend 2015 Details


Hey friends! I'm just popping in here quickly to share some details about an event that I'm really excited about- Blend 2015! For the last several months Lindsay, Janetha and I have been busy planning and awesome weekend of fun, food, fitness and … [Continue reading]

Currently: December 2014

Howard and Robin

Happy New Year's Eve! I don't know about you guys, but I am really looking forward to starting a new year and making 2015 much better than 2014. I'm also really looking forward to warmer weather- it was -16˚ when I left to teach Spinning this … [Continue reading]

Sweet Holiday Treats (From Healthy to Indulgent)


Every single year around this time, I get bit by the baking bug. I know that I'm not alone in this. Judging by my Facebook and Instagram feeds, the majority of my friends have been bit as well. It's easy to get carried away and over-indulge in all … [Continue reading]