RVA Favorites- Kuba Kuba

Kuba Kuba

I know I'm always talking about how much I love Richmond, but seriously, this city is so wonderful. Even though it's gotten chilly, I still absolutely love Virginia in the fall. The leaves are gorgeous and I'm so content snuggling down in a blanket … [Continue reading]

Easy Pumpkin Soup

Easy Pumpkin Soup

After our little North Carolina adventure, I arrived back in Richmond just in time for this month's cooking club dinner. A quickly growing group of us girls gather together once a month and cook dishes based on a theme. It's a great excuse to sit … [Continue reading]

Spontaneous Dates & Weekend Adventures

Blogger brunch at water coastal kitchen

I had a weekend full of lovely dates. How did I get so lucky? I'll never know. Friday night, I kidnapped Alex, and took him to Europa, for 1/2 price tapas and wine. It was lovely spending two hours, enjoying a leisurely dinner and talking about the … [Continue reading]

Healthy[-ish] Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal cookies

Let's be honest here. These healthy oatmeal cookies¬†are cookies. Yes, they're made with oatmeal. Yes they have lots of healthy fats in them. But... they're still cookies.¬†That said these healthy oatmeal cookies are delicious, and they're better for … [Continue reading]

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Blue Apron Ingredients

A few weeks ago, the lovely folks at Blue Apron asked if I would be interested in making one of their recipes. Since I had such a great experience with my Blue Apron box a few months ago, I excitedly agreed! If you haven't heard of Blue Apron, … [Continue reading]

How to Pack for the Gym

What to pack for the gym cardio

I haven't met anyone in the last 10 years who hasn't said "I'm so busy" and I totally get it. I am too. I like to fit in as many activities as possible. I've calmed down a little since Alex and I started dating, but I still have this mentality of … [Continue reading]

Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls

vegetarian lasagna rolls

What a weekend! Somehow we managed to pack in dinner with friends, roller derby at the brewery, a murder mystery dinner, a little career brainstorming, gymnastics, church, and lots of new recipes. So much for resting, huh? But if we're being … [Continue reading]

Life Lessons I Learned at the Gym


Over my relatively short lifetime, I've spent a sizable percentage of it at a gym. Apartment gyms, work gyms, Gold's gym, barre class, yoga class... the list goes on. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it, but I keep going back. I was feeling a … [Continue reading]

Tuesday’s Eats


There's something kind of odd about cataloging your eats for the day. If you've ever kept a food journal, you know that just being aware of what you eat, often causes you to make better choices. It's strange, but it tends to work. It's probably also … [Continue reading]

Easy Halloween Dessert

halloween dessert

Happy Monday! I'm excited to share this super easy Halloween dessert with you, because not only is it adorable, it's also pretty tasty! Since I'm apparently an old lady, and didn't want to celebrate Halloween on Thursday (hello, work on Friday) we … [Continue reading]