signing up for a half-marathon. Remember that time I signed up for one and then went to Napa to drink wine and learn about peanuts instead? Yeah, I needed to find another one. It’s on Sunday!

trying a greatĀ pinterest recipe: creamy caprese quinoa bake via half baked harvest. SO good.

running a lot.

“re-fueling” a lot. (In my mind, that means eating fun food like burgers from Irv’s. Oh, and I have cleavage now.)

enjoying football season, mostly with my face in my laptop.

working (finally) on some home improvements.

and buying a new rug from FLOR! Now we just need to sell our furniture and buy some new pieces. :)

not getting caught up in the Pumpkin-obsession. I enjoy real pumpkin, but don’t mind skipping the rest of it. Here are some of the Unhealthiest ‘Pumpkin’ Food Products:

reading Crazy Rich Asians. (The audio versionĀ is narrated by my friend Lynn!) I loved that book.

making dumplings. Why, oh why have I waited so long?

working on the final edits of our Annual Report at work. Sending big projects to the printer is SUCH a great feeling!

going sailing again. The water is so peaceful and lovely. I love it out there.

eating lots of Sweet Lady Jane cakes for many celebrations. Must. Stop. Eating. Cake.

making chile verde…when it was 80 degrees outside. We have yet to eat it, but initial tastes were amazing and we have lots of it in the freezer for whenever the weather cools down.

What have you been up to lately?

28 Comments (Reply )

  1. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I am so excited for your half marathon! (and jealous about your cleavage hehe)


    • Emily
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 9:46 am

      Well trust me, it looks better on a paper plate! :)


  2. Mellissa
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Thoughts on the Flor rug? We are looking to get one but with two dogs worry it would get worn really quickly.


    • Emily
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

      Hmmm, I don’t know if I’m qualified to answer that. They are pretty thin, but seem sturdy…


  3. Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Congrats on signing up for a half marathon! That’s great news! Confession … I have some of that Slow Churned Pumpkin ice cream in my freezer. I KNOW it’s far from healthy, but I have to say it is pretty delicious, and for a once a year treat, I’m really enjoying it!


  4. Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    I’ll trade ya the 80 degrees for our current 40! Also I LOVED Crazy Rich Asians :)


  5. Mercedes
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    First of all, I love that picture of you and Richie sailing! Second, I am so happy that you skipped your last half marathon to spend the weekend in Napa learning about peanuts with me instead. :) Third, I am excited for you to run your half marathon. Madison just ran her first one last Sunday! Miss you and I love that these posts make me feel like I got to catch up with you a bit!


  6. Hyedi
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Good luck this weekend! Will be sending fast thoughts your way on Sunday :)


  7. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    Wow – you’ve had a fun life lately! Nice work. :) I have Crazy Rich Asians on my ‘to read’ list – awesome that you know the audio reader! We currently have Harry Potter (book one) for the audio book of the week at our house…. a bit different from CRA, huh?

    Sailing always seems so peaceful, except for the whole learning how to work a boat part. I think i’d be a better passenger.

    Good luck this weekend!


  8. Lori
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    I have to agree with Mercedes regarding the first half. :) But I’m so excited for your race this weekend! You are going to do amazing! Enjoy it!


  9. Karla @ Foodologie
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Props to you for signing up for a half marathon! Once day, I’ll rise up to the challenge, but working on getting better at crossfit right now.

    Also that pic of you on a boat (I’m on a boat! haha still makes me laugh) is awesome!

    ALSO I totally am on the same page with you and pumpkin shenanigans!


    • Emily
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

      Oh, there is always a lot of “I’m on a BOAT” whenever we are on a boat…. :)


  10. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    woohoo for a 1/2 marathon! i made that caprese dish earlier this fall…it was delish!


  11. erin
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Sailing! Best thing ever. Great pic of you two!

    Good luck this weekend! I’ll be sending speedy vibes your way, friend :)


  12. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    I stil have to try Irv’s – but have they already lost their lease?!? AAAAAH. Well, I would love to make dumplings some day with you – and I have an audio version of the book if you want to download it ever!


    • Emily
      Oct 23, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

      They are open until the end of October! They hope to open somewhere else soon. It is a fun little spot, but only open M-Sa until 6pm.


  13. Patrick Ross
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Hi Emily, finishing a project is always exciting, and it also ease your mind for other things such as…starting a new one! Great pics in this post! Cheers!


  14. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 12:33 am

    AT LEAST YOU actually make the recipes you PIN on Pinterest! LOL! I always pin them but then I never actually tackle them! I really need to change that!


    • Emily
      Oct 24, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

      My ratio of made to pinned is very low, but I do try!


  15. Taylor
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    That caprese quinoa bake looks delicious! Will have to try that. How do you calculate your nutritional stats on your daily eats posts? I recently invested in an up band which provides stats but doesn’t distinguish between carbs from vegetables (which I eat a lot of) and stuff like that. Thanks! Love your blog!


    • Emily
      Oct 24, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

      I actually use the ‘Lose It!’ app, but it doesn’t separate carbs from veggies and carbs from grains. (If you find something that does, please share, I’d love to see it!)


  16. Luv What You Do
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Have fun at your race! Although wine sounds amazing, I do also enjoy a good 13.1!
    Love your sailing photo!


  17. Carol
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    I am running a half marathon this weekend too! Good luck with yours!


    • Emily
      Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      Thank you, good luck to YOU!


  18. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Good luck with your 1/2 marathon! Mmm, dumplings. I actually have a dumpling recipe knocking around in my brain…I think I’m going to have to write up a recipe soon. :) Jealous that you went sailing – looks like a ton of fun!


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