Treat Yourself Tuesday: Travel Edition


I love the concept of making sure to treat yourself each week.  It doesn’t have to be too crazy, but it does a girl some good to get in the pampering one way or another.  I love how Becky from Olives ‘n Wine celebrates it with Treat Yourself Tuesdays!

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This past week was the ultimate in treating myself! We were on vacation!  First to New Orleans – for some hurricanes, Peep Cocktails, wine & oysters!

Some walkin' & snackin'

Some walkin’ & snackin’



_happyhourAnd then it was off to Brooklyn.  It was COLD there (new jacket, anyone?).  I treated myself to a mani & pedi while there and to prep for the wedding we were attending.  BTW – prices were so much cheaper there for nails than in Chicago!

What’s your spring nail colors?  Any special treats this week?! 


Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!

I’ve celebrated this week and am coming into 2014 (again) with a fresh take on life! It started off this past week with this cocktail:

Who ever would have thought to add a peep to a cocktail?  The flavor was Sweet Potato Pie, if you must know.

And after Polar Vortex #100ohwhatthef***, we went from this to this: in a matter of 24 hours.


Spring 24hours

For your Sunday Easter reading enjoyment, please check out one of my favorites from my hometown newspaper, the Washington Post:

Peeps It's In the Details


And to looking ahead, I’m starting a new training block and eager to see what’s around the corner waiting for me this spring & summer!

Hoppy Easter to all of you!

Three Things Thursday





1. The polar vortex came back.  #wtfspring?  I am on spring break and ended up having to buy a new winter jacket to stay warm enough.  At least I have a fake fur hood. And a 75% off winter coat ;)


2. Vacation is awesome.  More to come.  You can read about the triathlon post here, and I plan to post some recaps of various things from vacation soon! #remembertoplananotherweekoff




3. I’ll leave you with some photos from the N’awlins part of the vacation: