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What I’m wearing:


Gray jeans from Loft (which, by the way, are on ridiculous sale), my favorite super soft tee, and my Stitch Fix scarf.  Also wearing:  a fine layer on Henry’s snot from head to toe. I am a human Kleenex.


What I’m loving:


This awesome trick for mashed potatoes.  Put the entire potato in a pot of water, boil as you normally would until the potato is soft, remove, let cool, and then use a paper towel to rub off the skin.  TADA.  No peeling required.


What I’m eating:


Obviously, I had mashed potatoes for breakfast.  With curry eggs and spinach.  Try it.  It’s really good!


What I needed:

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A BREAK!  And I got it this weekend.  Oh  my goodness, this weekend was so lovely.  I don’t think I did more than 30 minutes of cleaning, working, or home improvement.  And I took a much-needed two hour nap on Sunday.  In short, it was blissful.


What I’m going to miss:

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This weather.  Things are supposed to turn chilly and gray again soon.  So sad – we had a little sneak peek of what spring will be like and – let me tell you – it’s going to be AWESOME.


What I’m reading:


I actually just finished The Husband’s Secret – it was so good.  I plowed through it because I really wanted to know what happened.


What I’m grateful for:

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Everything.  Every.  Single.  Thing.


What I’m moving:

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Just the running muscle so far!  It’s day three of Ironman March, my quest to run, bike, and swim an Ironman.  I may log almost all my running miles this week – my half marathon is on Saturday.


What are you up to?



  • Laura @ RunningJunkie March 3, 2014, 2:48 pm

    That was a cute post. I am taking a step back from running. Only once or twice a week for me…..doing lots more strength workouts.

    I am currently eating brown rice, quinoa and chia seed Pop Chips. Pretty yummy. especially with garlic hummus.

  • Aerevyn Harteis March 3, 2014, 3:19 pm

    Did my first swim in about 20 years at the Y this weekend. Snaps to me for being in bathing suit in public. The pool is only 20 yards long, which means I went an impressive sounding 30 laps. : ) I am completely impressed by people who do the ironman swimming in open water.

    James looks so doggy cute with his head cocked to the side.

    • Caitlin March 3, 2014, 3:22 pm

      GET IT 🙂 Awesome job.

  • Erin March 3, 2014, 3:36 pm

    Thanks for the link to the jeans, you can not beat $12 for jeans at Loft. I have been debating gray jeans for awhile, you convinced me to finally take the plunge!

  • C Johnson March 3, 2014, 3:53 pm

    And the shoes….you forgot to mention where your flats are from. Been looking for a COMFY pair of nude flats. Do tell please!!

    • Caitlin March 3, 2014, 3:57 pm

      They are from Jcrew! They are old though 🙁

  • Nicole March 3, 2014, 4:07 pm

    I am laying in bed sick today 🙁 Going to pick up my kiddos from the dayhome soon. Had a long nap, vitamin c packed smoothie, my favorite sweats and reading my favorite blogs!

    • Caitlin March 3, 2014, 4:08 pm

      Feel better!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 3, 2014, 4:21 pm

    I just finished working out and running. Now im catching up on emails and getting some work done before taking a break for dinner! Pretty low key day in our household

  • Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily March 3, 2014, 5:05 pm

    That book sounds awesome, just added it to my Goodreads “to read” list. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  • Alaina March 3, 2014, 5:18 pm

    Those jeans look amazing! I’ve been looking for a light colored pair of skinny jeans. How do they fit? True to size? Big/Small?

    • Caitlin March 4, 2014, 7:44 am

      True to size!

      • Cate March 4, 2014, 3:03 pm

        Thank you!

  • Stacy K March 3, 2014, 5:26 pm

    I started the husbands secret during a business trip, but have been so tired in the evenings I keep falling asleep while I’m reading. I’ve enjoyed it so far though!

  • Emily @ Transitional Objects March 3, 2014, 7:10 pm

    I love these “what” posts and, in particular, the mashed potatoes/spinach/curry egg breakfast brilliance! I must replicate this in my own kitchen. And soon!

    As for me, I’m icing my ankle after this evening’s workout. That included a speedy 5K run (I’m recovering from a sprain) and squats with the bar and weights — my first time ever for that!

  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} March 3, 2014, 8:01 pm

    Such a cute post! I just bought those jeans as well! Crazy sale!!! I might have done a happy dance in the store! 🙂

  • Cate March 3, 2014, 9:27 pm

    I love your outfit! Your jeans and shirt look super comfortable and are great prices! Do you find they run true to size? Thanks for sharing.

    • Caitlin March 4, 2014, 7:43 am

      I think they do – they run true to size for ‘adult’ sizes, I guess.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 3, 2014, 9:50 pm

    LOVE it! Well, minus being a human kleenex…

  • Shari March 3, 2014, 10:08 pm

    I’ve heard great things about that book!

  • Nicole March 3, 2014, 11:57 pm

    I just always leave the skins on when I make mashed potatoes but that’s a great idea! I’m currently staying up later than a pregnant lady ought to be because I’m having trouble getting used to my husband’s new work schedule! Love that outfit you’re wearing, btw 🙂

  • Camilla March 4, 2014, 3:50 am

    I know that you asked for comments on the new design a while ago, but I didn’t get around to writing back then.

    I usually read blogs on my computer, but having just had my second child 4 weeks ago, I find myself reading from my phone a lot of the time. I like the look of the new theme, but from the phone the text seems very small, and unfortunately not very easy to read.

    – An avid reader from Denmark 🙂

  • Kelly March 4, 2014, 6:54 am

    The First Picture of You, Henry And James Looks Like An Albulm Cover!

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork March 4, 2014, 7:10 am

    Looks like a lovely weekend! Can’t wait until spring hits Massachusetts. 4 degrees this morning. Ugh. Thanks for sharing the potato trick!

  • Abby March 4, 2014, 8:15 am

    I totally get it with the whole snot thing! I have two little girls who have runny noses right now. I swear I’m not buying anything real nice until they are 8 and 9 years old! 😉
    I’m waiting for spring…it’s 11 degrees right now:(

  • Laura @ SneakersandSpatulas March 4, 2014, 9:19 am

    Love the jeans! I just ordered them and they are 50% off now so I scored them for 50% off! Thanks for sharing!

    I started filling out my Ironman March spreadsheet this week! It will help with my 70.3 training!

  • Megan March 4, 2014, 1:01 pm

    well, dang. I love those jeans and you cannot beat that price. But they’d be highwaters on me, and I can’t seem to find the same jeans in talls. Boo

  • Kelly March 4, 2014, 1:11 pm

    What I wanted:

    A 2 hour delay to school today because of the ice. I got it and got an extra 2 hours to snuggle my love bug this morning.

  • Ashley March 4, 2014, 1:25 pm

    I do that with my potatoes, too! Such a time-saver!
    I have a reader request!! I’d love to read more about managing time as a work-from-home mom! I know this is something you’ve written about in the past, but I’m sure things change as Henry has grown from a baby into a toddler. I have a similar situation & similar-aged children and would love to hear from you about your experiences, along with any tips/tricks!!!

    • Caitlin March 4, 2014, 2:29 pm

      I have been thinking about writing this! I will try to do it soon. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Kirsten March 4, 2014, 7:33 pm

    Good book!!

  • Stacey March 5, 2014, 3:41 pm

    I’ve plowed through all of her books – LOVED them. What Alice Forgot was very, very good too.

  • Tiffany March 6, 2014, 10:55 am

    Just ordered the jeans, too! Less than $13 for super cute jeans?! Thanks for the link!

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