Foliage Watching

I’ve been a wee bit distracted by the gamut of orange littering the street. There’s little more beautiful than the transition of Fall.



And evidently, I’ve been too distracted taking pictures next to leaves to blog the past few weeks. Infinite apologies.


Note: I do have other shoes I swear


While I wasn’t foliage watching, there have been a few notable moments:

1) Halloweening in Chicago. It’s a hard life being a party animal unicorn. Costumes followed by a girls weekend in NYC. In withdrawal from everyone and both cities.


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2) It seems that I’m late to the auto-correct text jokes. Regardless, I lost my whole night a few hours of productivity this weekend due to uncontrollable laughter and amusement. I’m actually still chuckling to myself, which my coworkers are clearly loving this bright-eyed Monday morning. Read THIS


3) Mediterranean for lunch. I’m successfully hitting my Falafel quota every other day. Be still my heart.



4) Wearing my underwear on backwards, because I’m that cool. Or maybe because I’m just that lazy to make the transition after my discovery in the work stall. Well, at least I got treated myself to Starbucks. Cheers.

Good day

Good day


5) Candy wrappers at the gym. Washington Sports Club is the epitome of health.

nothing like a Hershey's Kiss to fuel your crunches

nothing like a Hershey’s Kiss to fuel your crunches


6) My thoughts on trail mix exactly.



8) Colleen’s new VW body. This made for a very fun drive to our 10 miler trail race.




9) Tranny Tuesdays in Dupont. But really, there was a wine night with le friends and then the annual Dupont Drag Queen Race. Quite an impressive display of Halloween costumes and very tall, made-up men.


How has your November been?


Happy November

October, I bid you adieu.In my eyes, October always marks my favorite time of the year: the arrival of fall leaves, cool weather, pumpkin flavored everything, boots and scarves, and the holiday season. I can’t believe it went by so quickly. That only means that the eddy of holiday activities is almost upon us. Deep breaths. I have vowed to be on the top of my game this year. Not that I haven’t said that before…

Welcome November!

I know you will fly by, especially since I will be out of DC for two weeks and then out of the country for a week. Yikes. Regardless, I’m excited for the new month. I like to set goals for myself each month, does anyone else do that? And as a general ideal, I want to keep up my yoga, running, and healthy eating before the holidays start. With all this traveling it will be a challenge, but I’m going to persevere.

I have a lot of work-related goals this month, which I need to try and focus my attention on. I need to contact my company’s financial adviser and start being more efficient with the allocation of my paycheck. I also need to devote more time to my yoga readings and studying. Finding a balance with yoga readings, the WSJ, and pleasure reading is a challenge, but ultimately the satisfaction I receive from all three is almost palpable. The weeks I am in town, I want to make more time for friends and family. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get it together and have a Friendsgiving or at least some get-together at my house. Ideally I’ll be able to make some time to enjoy the outdoors (ie. walks, hiking, bike rides) before it gets too frigid. So here’s to a productive month πŸ™‚

Putting my serious goals aside…


Since we’re so excited about this month, let’s discuss my favorite November things πŸ™‚ I apologize in advance for the abundance of food (I’m limiting my food-related likes).

1) Coconut Body Butter

This lotion is amazing. So thick and soothing. My skin has not been this soft and restored in ages. It’s a keeper for the winter.

2) Apple Butter

Buy it or make your own. Really not that difficult if you do. But this stuff is addicting. You can top yogurt, bread, muffins, anything you want with it. Or just eat it by the spoon. It’s hard to make it through the day without finding some leftover smudges on my hand or elbow πŸ™‚

3) Kombucha

As expensive as they are, I sometimes need to treat myself after 8 hours of yoga. So refreshing. I love the assortment of flavors but I stick to my favorites: Gingerade, Multi-Green, and Citrus. I’ve been detoxing from coffee for the past two weeks (trust me, headaches ensued), and this is the perfect probiotic and pH rebalance.

4) Sonicare Toothbrush

I picked this baby up at Costco the other month. Yes, I shop at Costco….or did before I changed project locations. Anyway, my teeth feel significantly more clean and the I love that the timer makes me brush for approx 2 minutes. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Also, I just went to the dentist and I’ve pledged to floss everyday for the next few months (hopefully to commit that to a routine), anyone want to join me here?

5) Power Tanks

I’m blowing through my workout wardrobe from all these yoga sessions. Laundry, laundry, laundry. I’m loving these little tanks for yoga practice, spinning, and layering. Perfect fit and so comfortable during whatever activity I’m doing. Mucho costo though, but I can still covet them.


What are you loving this month?

Do you have any November goals?