≡ Menu

chili

  • Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili (Beanless, Whole30 & Paleo) + Kohl’s Giveaway

    { 187 comments }

    If you're looking for a "set it and forget it" recipe for a delicious beanless chili, then do I ever have the recipe for you! This chili is packed with hunks of sweet potato and carrot along with ground lamb or beef and lots of warm, comforting spices. I guarantee that you won't miss the [...]

  • Recent Eats: So Much Fall + You’re the Best Blog Readers

    { 14 comments }

    Okay, you guys are amazing. Every time I check the comments on the Erin McDermott giveaway and read about thing things you feel grateful for right now, it makes me smile and feel so happy. Seriously, if you need a pick me up...bookmark this post and remember that life is good and we have so [...]

  • Butternut and Bean Chili {Recipe}

    { 30 comments }

    The first pot of chili of the season is always a noteworthy occasion. I'm one of those people who has a required low temperature before I'll start making things like soup, stews and chili. With temperatures dipping down into the 30s in Charlotte recently, it was definitely time for a pot of my favorite chili. [...]

  • What I’ve Been Eating Wednesday

    { 16 comments }

    Hi and happy hump day! I'm here with nothing but food pictures for you today after yesterday's hair extravaganza! Thanks for all your comments and compliments. Apparently I need to buy a curling iron and spend some time on YouTube if I want to master curling my own hair. I started my day by teaching [...]

  • Wednesday Workouts & Eats + 3 Songs I’m Loving

    { 15 comments }

    Good morning! I had an early wake up call for a 6 a.m. client. It's always tough to get out of bed when the alarm goes off in the five o'clock hour but once I'm up, I love it. Early morning has always been the most productive time of the day for me. When I [...]

  • Breakfast for Two

    { 14 comments }

    This is such a misleading post title. I kind of feel bad about even posting it because there is no juicy gossip to be had here... Just eggs for me. And eggs for Sullie. I was feeling really over oatmeal, Greek yogurt, nut butters, etc. yesterday morning and it was the only morning of the [...]

  • Monday Perspective + Eats + Randoms

    { 15 comments }

    Hello. I hope Monday was kind to you. I hit one of those, "Ahhhh...there is so much going on right now that I can't focus on anything anymore" moments around 5 p.m. so I evacuated my office to go for a run. It was sunny and mid-fifties and the next couple of days are supposed [...]

  • Weekend As Usual

    { 19 comments }

    One day I'm practicing ashtanga poolside with the sun beating down on me and the next day I'm running outside with snow blowing in my face. Vacation is officially over. What a wake up call! I've jumped right back into my normal routine. Saturday morning started with peanut butter toast, espresso and CrossFit. I actually [...]

  • Are You In?

    { 139 comments }

    This week has totally thrown me for a loop. I have felt so confused about what day it is and what I should be doing. My routine is all off. Wednesday felt like Monday. It's been gray, raining and dreary all week. I haven't done laundry. My house is in a bit of a state [...]

  • (Not Trying To) Get Back On Track

    { 12 comments }

    I have a few end of year/new year related posts to share with you in the upcoming days but for today I thought I would actually share some of the things I've been eating lately. It's been a while since I have written a meals-based post and I'm sure most of you could use a [...]

  • Sweet Friday

    { 28 comments }

    I don't know if there are words to describe how insanely happy I am that it's Friday night. How happy I am that the week has finally ended, that I got to take a yoga class tonight and that I have zero plans this weekend other than doing whatever it is that I feel like [...]

  • Like Christmas Morning

    { 18 comments }

    It was like Christmas morning for me when I woke up! It's new roof day!!! You know you've really become a full-fledged, responsible, home-owning adult when things like a new roof excite you this much. The roof on the house is over 20-years old and has tons of damage. I was even starting to get [...]

  • Run It Out

    { 35 comments }

    Loved all of you suggestions for ice cream toppings. Especially loved how many of you suggested peanut butter-based toppings. You know me too well! Today was one of those days that required a run. A long, fast, sweaty one. Y'all know I have been off the running train lately but running is still the thing [...]

  • Warm Me Up

    { 30 comments }

    The week is off to a cold start here in Charlotte. I admit that I am a total baby when it comes to cold weather and I do everything I can to stay warm. I bundle up in jackets and hoodies even when I'm indoors, constantly have a scarf around my neck, camp out in [...]

  • Highlights

    { 15 comments }

    Hi! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Rather than give you blow by blow details on mine, I thought I would just post the highlights. The weather is beautiful in Charlotte so we've been trying to cram in all the outdoor activities that we can. Trail Run + Happy Hour Friday afternoon Brandon, Sullie and [...]

  • Link Love and Much of the Same

    { 17 comments }

    Today was much like yesterday so let's start off with something a little different. I love the blogging community and reading and commenting on other blogs. Here are some posts and blogs that I've enjoyed/discovered recently. Kelly finished her first marathon! Check out her Disney World Marathon recap here. Sara launched her new healthy living [...]

  • Snowed In Monday

    { 18 comments }

    My alarm went off at 5 a.m. this morning and I peeked out the window to discover this (but imagine it in darkness): The snow that was predicted happened. About 15 minutes later I received a phone call from my supervisor at the Y that my 6 a.m. class was cancelled. I went back to [...]

  • Holiday Happiness

    { 12 comments }

    I have been full of happiness and smiles the last couple of days. First, by your overwhelming support of my decision to pursue yoga teacher training. Second, I've been surrounded by amazing friends that I don't see often. And third, I wrapped up work today and have almost a whole week off for Christmas! Hooray [...]

  • Weekend Highlights

    { 3 comments }

    FRIDAY Post-work run with Sarah. We covered an easy four miles and my legs felt the best they have in weeks. Taper is working! Dinner at George's with Brandon. Carafe of wine. Cheap endless happy hour appetizers...we created a tapas spread for dinner (heavy on the seafood). Tuna bites. Calamari. French country pizza. White wine [...]

  • Third Time's a Charm

    { 19 comments }

    First, I really appreciate all of the comments/support about my decision to run the Marine Corps Marathon. Tomorrow is the first day of October so the countdown is officially on! Race day is October 31. Eek! :shock: After Tuesday's 10-miler I forced myself to take Wednesday as a rest day. I was very tempted to [...]

  • First Chili Night of the Season

    { 9 comments }

    Catching up on the weekend? On Friday I was jumping for joy about my return to running. On Saturday I announced that I’m taking on teaching more group strength classes. Today was a glorious day of nothingness. Pretty much all I accomplished was cooking, cleaning, yoga and a grocery trip. Awesome. After eight solid hours [...]