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Friday Things

It’s somehow been nearly a month since my last Friday post, and I’m happy to report that I actually have a good amount of links and “updates” (they’re not too exciting, so putting it lightly) to share! I feel like I’m finally back in a routine post-holiday and while I always love heading out of town, am really happy to be staying put until we head to London + Edinburgh in early March. The weekends in between are already filling up but it’s going to be so nice to stay in a routine following a busy holiday season.

One thing that’s really been on my mind as of late is my fitness routine. I’ve jokingly referred to as my “fitness crisis,” which is a very overdramatic way of saying that I’ve made some changes in my workouts and am essentially trying to figure out a new routine.

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My 2019 Blog Goals

In the 5+ years I’ve been blogging, I don’t think I’ve ever outlined a set of goals on here in line with the start of a new year. I’m personally kind of weird when it comes to goal setting at the start of a calendar year…I appreciate the idea of a blank slate and enjoy the seemingly universal motivation around getting off on the right foot, but it’s easy for the best intentions to fall by the wayside quickly and there’s no reason not to set goals mid-year, you know? That being said, we’re taking care of so many logistics at home right now (we cut cable last night, booked train tickets for our upcoming trip, downloaded a new budgeting app, purged a lot of unnecessary things, and more) so it feels natural to check some boxes for the blog, too. Here are five (fairly broad) goals I have for my site + brand in 2019…

Continue to flesh out my travel content.

I love creating travel content and am looking forward to doing even more of it this year! We’re heading to London + Edinburgh in March and have the wheels turning for a few other trips in the US, too. I’m crossing my fingers that we’re able to squeeze in at least one more international trip, too, but we’ll see!

In addition to my trip recaps, you may have noticed that I love sharing hotels, too. I haven’t stayed at the majority of the properties in my Around the World series, but have had the opportunity to partner with some great places over the past couple of years. These types of collaborations can be tricky–sometimes it’s nice to go on vacation and not feel obligated to “work,” since doing a press stay definitely comes with a time commitment in the way of coordination, on-site photos, and often times, a meeting. However, I feel really lucky to have these partnerships come my way and love being able to experience something first-hand and share all the details (and my own photos!) with you guys. I’m hoping to do a couple more of these collaborations in 2019.

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Easy Weeknight Dinners I Love Vol. II

Hello from snowy DC! We had our first “snowstorm” this weekend and it actually lived up to the hype–even more so than most of us anticipated! I love snow in any capacity and am not complaining that most of the city is working from home today (or totally have the day off–lucky you, if that’s the case!) Millie is such a happy snow pup and we’re really enjoying these wintry walks with her. She turns into the cutest little nugget–if you’re interested, there’s more on my Insta Stories (and under the “Millie” highlight) :)

Back in May, I shared some of our go-to weeknight dinners and have since been adding a bunch to the “Easy eats” highlight on my Stories! I figured I’d check in with some of the other things we make regularly…we’ve actually started alternating who picks the “recipe for the week” each week, which lets us both take turns choosing what we each want to eat without the other person weighing in. It’s also prompted us to try a bunch of new recipes, which I’ll be sure to share in the near future. In between that main meal prep, we’ll fill in gaps with super simple non-recipes that I figured I’d share more of today!

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