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The Best Weekend in Boston

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend (yes I know it’s already Tuesday/Wednesday)!

I had such a wonderful weekend in my favorite city and former home, Boston!  I hadn’t been in quite a while so it was really nice to see friends, go to my favorite places, and of course be there for Marathon Weekend!

The city was absolutely buzzing all weekend.  It sort of had this powerful energy surrounding it.  It seemed that everyone was honoring the events of last year by coming together and representing the strength and resilience of the city.

On Saturday morning we woke up at about 7AM and hopped on the T to get to the Start Line of the B.A.A. 5k race.

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There were 10,000 runners signed up this year.  More than double than the typical number!


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There were a ton of runners wearing shirts in honor of Martin Richards.  


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This is my favorite part of running 5k’s in Back Bay.  Everyone screams and cheers while running under this bridge on Comm Ave.  Continue reading

A Vermont Weekend In Pictures

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope your week is off to a good start even if you’re in the Northeast and dealing with more snow.  Hopefully you had a snow day and got to enjoy some time relaxing at home.  I didn’t have a snow day so it’s a pretty typical Monday for me!

This weekend was Andy’s birthday.  We celebrated with a weekend away  with friends at Okemo  Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont.  It was such a great weekend!  There’s just something I love about the feel of a ski town, a cozy ski house, and of course spending the weekend with friends and skiing!  I actually did a pretty good job of taking pictures this weekend!

We stayed at Brookhaven Condos about a mile from the mountain.  They were three bedroom, two bathroom units that came with a fireplace and deck!

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We got there on Friday night and settled in.  We stocked the fridge and bar immediately upon our arrival with food and drinks!

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I had made Andy’s “birthday cake” earlier in the day.

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I made Cookie Pie Ice Cream Bites from PaleOMG.  They were absolutely amazing.  A little bite of heaven really.


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Andy was excited to try them!

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After indulging in too much dessert and too many cocktails / wine we were feeling pretty good!

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I woke up the next morning like a little kid on Christmas morning, excited for the day but especially excited to step out on our deck and see our view!

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We headed to the mountain and took our first run.

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It was such a gorgeous day for skiing!

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The top of the mountain had such a pretty view!

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It was sunny most of the day.  Looks like I was trying to be artsy with my pictures.


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So I lied. I thought I did a great job taking pictures but I just realized I didn’t take any on Saturday night!  After a couple of drinks at the lodge we came back to the condo and had some of Andy’s yummy homemade chili.  The rest of the night was game night.  It was so much fun.  We played Cranium, Quarters, and Heads Up.  Head’s Up is an app you download and play right on your phone.  It was SO much fun!

After a great night, we slept in a bit on Sunday before heading back to Connecticut.  Once we got on the road I had my camera out ready to snap away at the Vermont landscape.



There’s just something about driving on these roads that I love.  It’s like looking into a different world.  Life seems so peaceful and simple.




I knew we were driving by the Vermont Country Store so of course had to make Andy stop.




It looked too cute not to stop.







This place was like a dream.





It was Free Sample Heaven!!



Jellies and fruit spreads.




Ah, the fudge!  I tried a Maple Walnut kind.  Oh my, melt in your mouth amazing.



A whole candy bar.


They even had a little wooden covered bridge.  It had a sign that read “Vermont Country Store Kissing Bridge.”  Now that I think about it I should have had Andy take a picture with me under that. That would have been very Instagram worthy.  Oh well, next time!

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How was your weekend?  Where is your favorite place to go skiing?

A Weekend in The Life of the 21 Day Sugar Detox

Alright, I know it’s Monday which means this past weekend is already been there, done that…but I really wanted to write about my first weekend on the 21 Day Sugar Detox.  

You see for me the weekend is usually my time to let go and indulge a bit.  This can look like having some sweet potato fries at my favorite barbecue restaurant with a few craft beers and even having a bite of the corn bread. Or going to my favorite tapas restaurant and enjoying a glass bottle of wine and devouring a whole cheese board.

So when Friday rolled around and my stressful day at work came to an end I was really, really looking forward to a nice dinner and some wine.  But then I remembered…21 Day Sugar Detox Kelsey! No wine, no cheese, no ketchup, no fries!  I got a little anxious as I drove to Andy’s and wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to hold out.  I even thought about……cheating.

BUT I am very proud to say that I did good the entire weekend!  Even being around lots of alcohol and bad food and I stayed on track!  We can do this people!  Here is how my weekend went:


We went to whole foods and picked  up dinner. Shrimp as an appetizer.  I forgot I couldn’t have cocktail sauce so decided to try it with lemon.  To my surprise I loved it!

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For dinner we had short rib steaks with some roasted broccoli.  Thank goodness we had a great rub for the steak so I didn’t miss the ketchup too much.

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I started my morning with a nice sweaty vinyasa class.  It was so foggy on my drive home I had to snap a picture.  This weather was making me feel a little down in the dumps all day.

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I cheered up a little bit when I got back to Andy’s and we made some yummy omelets.  I love this sign I got Andy for Christmas.  I told him I know it was his favorite gift!

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Then we headed out to do some shopping.  This is when things got REALLY good.  I figured out that I could use my $200 Athleta gift card at Old Navy.  What this means is that instead of getting one pair of yoga pants and two tank tops at Athleta I got FIFTEEN pieces of clothing from Old Navy!! While I love Athleta, Old Navy has great yoga / workout clothes, so how could I go wrong?

I bought 4 pairs of pants, 6 tank tops, 3 sports bras, and one long sleeve zip up.  Yoga Teacher Training here I come!

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After my shopping spree it was football time….boo.  I’m not a huge football fan, and Andy….well he is.  Since he dealt with my moodiness up until Saturday I thought I should probably be nice and go watch the games with him and some friends.

Eating and drinking at a sports bar while on the 21 Day Sugar Detox.

I wish I took pictures because it was pretty funny.  Over the course of about 5 hours I had the following:

  • 3 or 4 club sodas with lime
  • 3 buffalo wings (no blue cheese)
  • celery sticks dipped in guacamole
  • burger with bacon, mushrooms, and onions (no bun or ketchup)


Sunday was a pretty lazy day but we did do something super exciting.  We made homemade beef jerky!  I followed the recipe from the 21 Day Sugar Detox book and they came out awesome!  It made for a great snack at work today.

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I also tried Kombucha for the first time this weekend.  I had no idea what it was before this detox.  To my surprise, I really liked it.  Actually, that’s a lie.  I like pretty much everything.  This was ginger flavored.  I wasn’t expecting it to be fizzy but loved it!

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We left the house for a few hours to go see Lone Survivor.  It was a great movie, but of course a tear jerker.  I’ve been SO emotional at movies lately…to the point that I am crying for 5 minutes after we leave the theatre.  Is that normal?

We ended our weekend with an awesome dinner.  Introducing Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaves.  This is a really simple recipe. photo 2 (3)

  • 1.5 – 2 lbs grass fed beef
  • 1 egg
  • spice to your liking

Mix your beef together and form meatballs.  Take a muffin pan and line each muffin with a half slice of bacon.  Place the meatballs in the muffin pans and bake on 375 for 25 – 30 minutes.

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All in all it was a great weekend and I feel great!  I think I’m starting to get the hang of this 21 Day Sugar Detox thing.  How do you handle going out and not drinking or eating bad?