Tuesday, May 28, 2013

tune in tuesday

[image via brad imotichey]

oh, my. yes please! totally LOVING the blackfoot gypsies, all of the on the loose album. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

weekend wonders

this weekend post is really just a post about saturday. libby totally rocked out and won her division at the on the rocks race at french creek (she was also the first woman to cross the finish line in general, but refuses to make a big deal of it - if i ever cross the finish line at a mountain biking race i will make it the biggest deal EVER. just saying). we had a super fun day hanging out with the JB///Stoudt's team and cheering them on. still learning the ropes of a bike race, but i'm into it!

and then, to an eagerly awaited saturday night soiree!

what an incredible evening put on by the other farm brewing company. we enjoyed front row seats during an intimate evening of beer, cheese and dynamic duets pairings. everything was spot on and i can not wait until there is another match point event to enjoy! nice works dudes.

[goat cheese & land of the look behind]
[english cheddar & ike wilder // daniel bower]
[gouda & ataloft]

Friday, May 17, 2013

friday fuel

all. weekend. long.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

tune in tuesday

rocking out hard to this in my office right now. join my dance party!

Monday, May 13, 2013

weekend wonders.

29th  birthday style.

a brief note about gratitude for my birthday: wow. what a whirlwind of love, laughter and light. my deepest thanks to everyone who helped me usher in 29 with a big bang. to have all the people i love, surround me, in the same place and the same time, has overwhelmed me with gratitude and thankfulness. this life of mine is blessed with so many amazing human beings, and we all got to celebrate together and that was pretty much the best. i look forward to carrying the light of this weekend with me throughout the year as i shine bright like a diamond (sorry, i had to). there are literally no pictures from my party, but i don't think it's possible to capture something like that. all those important people from every aspect and stage of your life, communing in the same place, it's a really special thing and it makes me understand the depth of love my friends and family have for me. mine for them is infinite. as added extra awesomeness we got to stand on my porch and watch headlamps dot mt. penn like firefly's as more friends competed in the dark and dirty and then enjoyed the fireworks from the fightin' phils game. surreal.

so here's to 29, i'm gonna be iron like a lion in zion.

- picked up that pretty lady at the airport (best birthday gift EVER) and headed straight to vedge and scored a table for two for one of the best meals of my life. new favorite restaurant. 

- spontaneous trip to rehoboth to bask in the sunshine and see the ocean. 

- rocking my iron lion zion necklace from sorrelli with my susan golembiski designs party frock; birthday girl party outfit success!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


You have to figure out a way to be happy without a partner, without a date, without sex, without a response to that text or a "like" on a Facebook picture or a flirty exchange on GChat.
- chiara atik 

really great article

i work out.

[image via the reading eagle]

here. and i'm in the best shape of my life and it's only getting better. because it's a lifestyle thing not a diet thing. so get out there and be good to yourself and i promise you will reap the benefits. learning to love yourself inside and out is a daily practice and you totally deserve it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

tune in tuesday

i watched sliver linings playbook this weekend (loved it) and discovered this song (love it). i'm no stranger to the shakes but this one almost got past me! i dare you not to dance when you hear it.

twenty nine

[birthday selfie]
is the new black, says my best friend..and that totally works for me.

 i laid 28 to rest last night on my mat with sun salutations, gratitude and reflection for probably the most challenging year of my life.  

so, as a little birthday treat dear readers, here's five things i  bet you didn't know about me:

1. i still wear my retainer when i sleep.
2. i whistle all the time, like my dad.
3. sometimes on saturday night at 7pm i'll try to catch the lawrence welk show on pbs. i love it. i used to dance with my grandmother to it when i was little and wear her high heels.
4. i've always wanted to be just like my older cousin christina, because she's the coolest. still is.
5. i took voice lessons for four years.

Monday, May 6, 2013

weekend wonders

so, these are out of order. but i figure you're just happy to actually see some action on the blog and aren't picky about how my weekend shook out ;) it was amazingly gorgeous outside all weekend long and i think i spent about 24 hours of it outside and maybe, officially  became a mountain biker? it was a big weekend for birthdays and mountain biking; we hit up swatara state park to ride for libby's birthday on saturday and enjoyed the Duryea Downhill race with BAMBA friends on sunday (check out the entire Gravity East Series here, amazing!). cory had a birthday too and we celebrated it cinco de mayo style and played life-sized jenga (SO fun!). and last but not least, breakfast burritos (from melanie's organic farm bakery) and puppies made my sunday at the downhill race over-the-top awesome, after a long run with lady friends on neversink mountain of course. here's to many more happy weekends!

* oh yeah, the icing in my hair? that's the only proof i made two, three-layer carrot cakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing this weekend. they were a hit, obviously. who knew may babies loved carrot cake!?

Friday, May 3, 2013