Posts Tagged ‘Life in NYC’

So, little Miss Roo decided that she wanted to experiment with her hair. And why not? 

Today is the first day of Fall and as we mourn the end of the lazy hazy days of summer, we welcome the promise of something new and exciting as the season changes. 

Luckily my beautiful and talented friend Lauren volunteered to complete the task of coloring the ends of Roo’s hair. Lauren has way more patience and skill than I do. Apparently R has a lot of hair. I wonder where she gets that from??!! 

Here are some photos from the process (Dopey even wanted to get in on the action!) and of course a pic of the final product. So cool! Maybe I should do some experimenting myself?

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lauren- you are THE best!!!!

Happy Wednesday and Happy Autumn :)





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The NYC Marathon is less than two months away. Gulp. My training runs are getting more frequent and longer. Emphasis on longer. I am just trying to stay healthy and injury free. This weekend is the marathon tune-up. 18 Miles. My longest run EVER. Three loops of Central Park. That means three times up the Harlem Hill, three times waving at the kitty and the little “hills” inbetween. I am gearing up mentally. We (my running partner, Claire and I) have GOT this!!! Bring. It. On. 

All the bravado aside, at this point I am doing anything and everything I can to keep my feet and the rest of me healthy. Epsom salt baths, rolling, stretching, icing, acupuncture and the miracle cream Penetrex. All these helpful devices look suspiciously like “toys” and I have received odd looks from non running friends when they see them lying around. 

I also LOVE my Oofos flip flops for walking around the apartment. It’s all about keeping my feet happy :)

May the running Gods be forever in our favor!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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it has been five years since we made the move to NYC. And what an adventure it has been and continues to be! The girls started 8th and 5th grade today, the oldest kids in each of their schools. Time sure is flying by!

Today, I also found a pic of them from 5 years ago when they excitedly held hands and started a new school together in a new hometown. Sniff.

Slow down a bit time, I need to cherish these moments. Hope all the kiddos and teachers heading back this week have a wonderful start. And to my own lovebugs- you’ve got this!

Happy Wednesday 😀



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The girls and I are in Ottawa for a little visit and a wedding. So nice to visit this beautiful city where both girls were born, we called home for many years and have so many cherished friends and family. Today I continued my marathon training by going for a run along the canal. It was gorgeous.   

Here are the observations I made as I was counting down the miles:

Thank you Ottawa for the following:

  • Clean restrooms
  • Nice humidity free weather that is 20 degrees cooler than NYC
  • A relatively flat pathway
  • Sporadic water fountains 
  • Beautiful scenery 
  • The polite head nods and hearty good mornings from other runners
  • Courteous cyclists who share the pathway
  • Clear running pathways
  • Free parking 

The only downside I noticed is that the leaves are already starting to turn. Eeek! 

Nice to be back for a visit and good to enjoy the beauty of the Nation’s Capitol. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!



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When I think of the word courage, I think of strength, endurance, overcoming obstacles, perseverance, determination and fiercely moving forward when it would be much easier to give up. 

Yesterday my new bracelet from Miles arrived. It is called Courage from his #B!TCHBR@CELTZ line. I love it. 

When I wear it on my wrist it is a gentle reminder that “I’ve got this” and that I am stronger than I think I am. We all need a little reminder that we are fierce and powerful. #ROARB!TCHZ

Thanks Miles! Please head on over to his website to see all of the other amazing bracelet options and inspiring words to live by on livewhereulive.com

Happy Wednesday! Be gentle, be kind and remember- courage my friends 😀

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I feel like I have been incredibly lucky this summer to find myself in some of the most beautiful places in the U.S. New Hampshire is absolutely gorgeous- the lakes, mountains, trees, charming towns and spectacular sunsets. I am feeling grateful to have the time to hang out, read, relax and explore before I pick up the girls from camp on Saturday. The summer days are fleeting, hang on to them and enjoy every moment. 💜


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It’s hot and sticky, reading the newspaper is depressing, overheated people in the city are grouchy, I miss my girls, sometimes you wake up a little blue…

And then you walk down the street and see these two cuties deep in conversation, heads almost touching. My heart lifted, I couldn’t help but smile. Thank you littles, whoever you are. It’s the little things. 

Happy Wednesday my friends 💜


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