Posts Written OnAugust 2015

5 Unique Races To Run Nearby: Fall 2015

  I love fall running season. The weather is perfect and the race opportunities are (almost) limitless. Problem is, there are almost TOO many choices. Why enter the same ol’ 5K when you can run from zombies, chow down on cupcakes, or sip chardonnay? Whether you’re looking to dress up, dodge the undead, or sip vino at the finish line, we’ve put together a list for you of five fun race options in the Washington, D.C. region! BONUS: races with an asterisk have a discount code associated! 5 Unique Fall Races To Run Nearby 1. Sprint Four the Cure – September 19, 2015…

Slow Cooker Black Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

  With fall right around the corner, it’s a good idea to start curating those cold weather comfort foods that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Slow cooker black bean chicken chili is one way I like to change up an old classic! The chicken soaks up all the yummy juices that come together as it slowly simmers all day long, and it’s pretty much fall-apart-tender by the time it’s done. Mmmm… And, as I’m sure you can imagine, the scents that fill your house when you come home after a full day of shopping hard day’s work…

  I love to shop. Like LOVE to. Clothing, shoes, furniture, cute little knickknacks and accouterments people don’t need, but like. I could spend most of every day going from store to store shopping, buying things I might return later—because SO CUTE—with girlfriends and coffees and chatter and fun. Only, ain’t nobody got time for that. In the real world I live in, shopping is more like a get in and get out before one of my children loses his mind. Subscription boxes give me the best of both worlds. I can shop online in my jammie pants for things…

26 Period Dramas To Stream On Amazon Instant Video Right Now!

  I think my love of period dramas started when I was in elementary school and stumbled upon Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, and all the other books in that Laura Ingalls Wilder series. Oh, to wear calico printed dresses, lace-brimmed bonnets, and to eat maple syrup “candy” made with freshly fallen snow! I devoured those novels. From a modern elementary schooler’s perspective, living in the 18th and 19th centuries had to be a very whimsical life! And naively, notions like no indoor plumbing, once a month baths, and the fact that women weren’t actually regarded as…well…equal humans, never…

  I know I can’t be the only one that gets confused by how to tell apples apart. What kinds are good for pies, what other varieties are best for salads? The last thing you want is an apple the breaks down to mush when you’re baking a pie. But what about applesauce? A mushier apple might make better sense! And how about blending the two types of apples? Some baked apple recipes are better when you mix the taste of a sweet apple with one that’s tart, or one that has a crisp texture versus a smooth texture. As you head out…