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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hello, Spring! Missed you, boo

Spring selections for shopping, exercising, and gardening

It's technically the third day of Spring and it's really, actually, swears to god, starting to feel like it!  The bike ride into work this morning was divine!  My little seedlings are popping up and growing along the windowsill and the saison and IPAs are flowing.  Warmer weather means a ton of time spent in the garden and also, suddenly, the drive to work on that Summer-bod (insert fancy new workout gear justification).  Here are a couple of my favorite things this season!  Enjoy



Monday, March 20, 2017

Philadelphia Flower Show 2017


 















The amazing floral and landscape displays showcased at the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show did not fail to impress.  Tulips overtook the convention center and I suddenly felt like I was dropped into an idyllic Holland-esque village.  This was my first time making it to the spectacle and I'm so happy I did!  I was running close to a sugar overload thanks to Beiler's from across the street at the Reading Terminal.  I highly recommend turning up to the convention center full of sugar, ready to be dazzled, and excited to sniff the delightfully fragrant air.  Until next year...!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

We get it, Winter



It's been one of those long, lingery winters that just never seem to have an end in sight. Until they do, then you wear short sleeves on ONE bike ride, and the next day the Mid-Atlantic region is being annihilated by at least 6 inches of snow.  Here in Philadelphia we were supposed to get 8-12 inches of the fluffy white, but I woke up this morning to ~4 inches and sleet.  Lovely.  Also, yes, I had to go to work.  Me and the 10 other people in the city that had to go.  My car slipped around and I bought myself a chocolate bar to ease my inner, angry dialogue.  Yes, I'm an emotional eater.

I didn't take any pictures of the mess the snow has made, but I did have a few shots from a month or so ago on my camera.  I cut two cords of firewood with my dad.  You know, for all those lucky bastards that love being warm in the longgggg winter months,

Stay warm. Spring is right around the corner.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Beer Review (55): Blah Blah Blah IPA by 21st Amendment


blah blah blah my new favorite IPA


Brewery21st Amendment Brewery Beer: Imperial IPA | Beer Advocate Score: 88 Abv: 8.0%

It's been a long time since I indulged in a nice craft beer.  Honestly, winter got me fat and girl has to tone down the beer consumption.  Every now and then, for sanity, I must imbibe.  I saw a new 21st Amendment can at the Corner Foodery and had to give it a go--even though I knew IMPERIAL meant I would get a little wild.  Ok, I didn't get wild, I only found a new IPA to die for.  It's reminiscent of the Brew Free or Die IPA they offer, but bolder, cleaner and more powerful.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

OX Coffee | Philadelphia, PA





Ox Coffee is one of my favorite shops to go to when I'm near or south of old city.  Located at 616 S. 3rd street, its' some of the best coffee you'll find in a 10 block radius.  I remember them opening up back in 2013 right before I left that side of the city for a new job.  They have a small seating area in the back and a garden to sit down and relax in when the weather permits.  Last Sunday Floradelphia was there putting together beautiful flower arrangements.  It sure perked up the rainy, cold mess that was falling from the sky that day.  If you like good, quality coffee go here.  ~ South and 3rd street.  You wont be disappointed.  Oh, bring your pup, treats are outside.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

From All Around the Web, Part 8

Nike Shoes, classic Jordans with a new spin

Man, a whole heckuva lot has been happening over here.  The snow is finally starting to fall now and then.  The nation is fixated on politics.  Ahhhh. Here's a look around the web:

Outdoorsy - Bike Packing Adventures over at Yeti Rides
Political - President Obama's Farewell Address
Political - Trump Press Conference (Fact Check, NPR)
Surfy - Riding Waves With GoPro
Style - The Golden (Globe) Guys
Style(?) - Are Chokers A Thing Again
Shoes - I Actually Wanna Pair of J's
Motorcycles - Victory Octane Turned Into Flat Tracker

Friday, January 6, 2017

ONNIT x MARVEL: Superhero Kettlebells & More

It's that time of year when everyone vows to get into the best shape of their lives.  I'm a huge fan of kettlebell workouts and the many, many different exercises you can do with one or a pair.  I just happened upon one of the greatest collaborations I have ever seen, Marvel and Onnit pair up to create some 'super' items for resolutioners regular people.  Check out the full line, here.  *Ahem, did I mention there are Captain America Barbell plates?????

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Weekend











Home for the holidays this year and enjoyed the couple of days spent with my family.  As you can make out from some of these pictures, the temperature was relatively warm for this time of year.  The lake was not fully frozen, so no ice skating this time around.

We overdosed on sugar and sweets and introduced my dad to the joys of Netflix.  By the time I left on Monday morning, he was on the final episode of Stranger Things.

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!