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My friend Lori and I tend to do a lot of fitness oriented things together. We’ve run marathons and half marathons together, we take long walks and frequently share workout ideas.  We’ve been wanting to hike together for awhile now. To me, hiking seems like the best of all worlds – nature, friendship and a little exercise. What’s not to love?  And you all know how much I love my everyday adventures! When the first opportunity arose, we jumped at it. After much internet searching we settled on an area in Potomac, Maryland declared “DCs Best Day Hike” – the…

You guys, I did a thing. I got eyelash extensions. I know, I know. It’s pretty extra. Here’s the thing, I’ve been hearing mumblings about extensions for a good year now. My friends are talking about them and none of us, save a few ladies who are ahead of the beauty curve, know what the process actually entails.  Well, I’m here to break it down and demystify the process. I’m not going to lie, having lash extensions is like having a cosmetic cheat code. Whether I’ve just woken up, exercised or lived through a 12 hour stint at the office,…

I’m a born and bred Maryland girl. I’ve lived here most of my life and loved every minute of it. If I’m being honest though, I don’t think I really appreciated my state until I moved to Nashville in my 20s. It became real clear real fast that I took for granted Maryland’s charm, not to mention proximity to places like D.C. and New York. And I really, REALLY missed being able to day trip it to Ocean City. Because who doesn’t need a little ocean breeze in their life? There tons of things to experience in Ocean City, I…

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Hold on to yourself because I’m going to deliver a shocking piece of reality … blogging is not my full-time gig. Try to contain yourself. Like many of my cohorts across the globe, blogging is my side hustle. Do I dream of turning it into a full-time job that includes glamorous perks, travel opportunities and rewarding partnerships? Well, who wouldn’t? But for now it’s my passion project and one that I happily do because I love it and it fills my soul. I get a tremendous amount of personal gratification in connecting with others. I would be lost without it. I’m not alone in my side…

Have you ever had an itch to do something different with your weekend? Something just a little out of the ordinary and a little bit of a stretch? I’ve been feeling that a lot lately. I’m finding myself kind of bored in my everyday and actively searching for mini adventures to keep me charged up and creative. It was in this spirit that I somehow ended up on an unplanned 20 mile C&O Canal bike ride with friends. It was a totally last minute decision. I mean, the hubby and I have bikes but they’ve been in our garage for…