Race Report | Parkersburg 5K Turkey Trot 2017

Yeah that’s right! Runnin’ them mean 5ks! For those of you who don’t know, that’s about three miles, my shortest race to date. When my dear (now-husband) and I were engaged, we set some goals for the year. One of them was to run a race together! We then proceeded to undergo a trans-Atlantic move…

Starting Fresh at The Hardware Societe

My partner in crime and I pulled into Paris ready to go. We had enjoyed a light breakfast earlier at the train station, but were planning on making brunch near our Montmartre hotel the main morning meal event. On our way to the city I checked out a few reviews for the area and kept…

Sneak Preview | Paris

This spring I’ve been falling in love with the city of love. Back to back trips in March and April with two of my favorite people had me discovering all kinds of beautiful new haunts, and that means now I get to share them with you! Paris is such a beautiful city, and this was…

TBT | Tips for Cooking in Love

Man Friend is the best fiance in the world. Okay, I’m obviously biased, but one of the things that makes him great is he loves getting busy in the kitchen! Busy making awesome food, that is. Often we’ll go out to eat and try something, and his first reaction is to ask, “I wonder how…

TBT | Sauce & Slaw at the Root Beer Shack

Man Friend is a West Virginia native, so this January when we headed over to meet the parents and explore his hometown he wanted to give me the authentic experience. Apparently in West Virginia that means having a hotdog with sauce and slaw. I first learned about hot dog sauce pretty early in our relationship….

Where Have I Been?

I have been absent! I know. And I’m sorry. The last few months have been so busy and crazy and unpredictable! This has been caused by a lot of different things, but I figured I would share the most exciting (and life-changing) one: I got engaged! Yep, that’s right. Last month Man Friend hopped on…

The Joy of Cross-Training

I haven’t been training for any races in particular of late. After getting through Cappadocia last fall and then all the moving and traveling of December-February, I’m trying to just enjoy running as an opportunity to de-stress and think again. At the same time, I’ve been diving into other forms of fitness. It’s fun to…

Marietta, OH | Small Town Views

While hanging out in West Virginia we were just across the Ohio from Marietta, so Man Friend and I decided to take an afternoon, wander around, and snap some cute shots of this adorable historic town! Marietta pretty much embodies the charm of small-town America. We loved strolling by the local businesses, crossing over the…

TBT | My Life-Changing Salad at Savamala

It’s been over a year since I went traipsing through Serbia, and still one dish stands out in my mind: the Gulliver Salad at Savamala. Right across from the Belgrade train station, this little Italian eatery isn’t hard to find. We discovered it because it was attached to our hotel, and when we arrived in…

We All Scream for Ice Cream at Graeters!

Graeters ice cream is one of my favorite parts about being in Northern Kentucky (aside from all the lovely people, obviously). The details make it at Graters. Their shops all keep up this cute ice cream parlor vibe that reminds me of grabbing cones in the summer with my grandparents in the ’90s (you know,…

TBT | Gozde Yemek Fabrikasi

One of my favorite things about traveling the world is getting to meet people and see into their daily lives. Here I had the opportunity to experience life running a small family business in central Turkey. Gozde is a catering business that helps supply food for employees at local businesses and events like weddings or…