This and That


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1. I went skiing at Deer Valley on Saturday. It was a great day! Deer Valley Resort has a Slalom Ski Race course set up so you can challenge your friends to a legitimate ski race. My friend, Brady, beat me out of the gate and down the course but I am ready for a rematch!

2. This is hilarious.


3. Caleb loved playing with this wig he found with his cousin.


4. Here is a throwback thursday to my college graduation. And that is not a wig!


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1. Last weekend we went to Fireside Dining at Deer Valley. It is my favorite. I love the atmosphere and the raclette is to die for…especially with the strawberry chutney. Look at that dripping cheese! Such a fun date night!

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2. Jenny gave us the cutest onesie for our new little pea! It is perfect!

3. Pizza Quinoa Bites. I’ve gotta try these!

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4. I teamed up with Tieks to Go Red for Women. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. To help spread awareness, wear red! I am wearing my red Tieks! P.S.-these are my first pair of Tieks and they are everything I hoped they would be and more! I am in love and want all of the colors!

5. I was in desperate need of a new TV show since we rushed through House of Cards. I started watching Season 1 of Nashville on Monday and I am hooked! I figured I would like it because I am a huge Connie Britton fan, but I am obsessed. It is so good! I am already on episode 10.

6. I was sad to see the Olympics end, but I am SO excited for a new Parenthood episode tonight! Grey’s is new too! I am in TV heaven!

7. I wish this would magically appear on my plate.

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8. We did a photo shoot for Cooking Light Magazine this week. We will be in the May issue so stay tuned!

9. We have been getting a tiny taste of spring and it makes me so happy! I took Caleb for a run and it was good, but hard. I have been doing our elliptical every day, but running is different. I haven’t went on a run since Thanksgiving. Fast forward through the holidays, 17 weeks of a hard pregnancy, and pushing a stroller uphill…not the best combo, but I did it! It felt good to be outside and moving! I hope the nice days stick around.

10. Garlic Herb Bread Twists. Enough said.

11. Sunday night you can find me glued to the TV! I will be watching the Oscars with a big bowl of kettle corn! If you need help planning your party, check out this post.

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  1. Totally adorable photo of Caleb, can’t stop laughing! Those Tieks are so gorgeous and we seem to be drooling over the same food this week!

  2. As a huge Friday Night Lights fan, at first I had a hard time seeing Connie Britton as Rayna James instead of Tami Taylor. But I totally love Nashville!

  3. I love Caleb such a cutie! I can’t wait to try Deer Valley Resort’s fireside Dining they are on my list of places to go! I’m hoping my backs better by next winter so we could do a little skiing also! Fingers crossed for full recovery by next year! I totally love those shoes they are so adorable and I’m even more excited to see you in cooking light! What a fab week!

  4. That’s SO exciting about your photo shoot for CL!! They’re my all-time favorite food magazine; I’ve been a subscriber for about 6-8 years now and have loved basically everything I’ve tried. I can’t wait to see your contribution! May can’t get here soon enough!!

  5. Love the Tieks! But wow, pricey! Lucky for you to team up with them – nice perk! Maybe we will see a Tiek giveaway on Two peas soon!!