Things I’m Loving Friday

by forloveofcarrots on October 24, 2014

Hey there! Happy Friday! After work today Jeff and I are headed to Boston to visit my friend Lindsay and start celebrating her birthday a few weeks early ;). Here’s to hoping this day speeds by!

How about some things I am loving lately!

Not Your Sugar Mamas salted caramel chocolate: Oh lord this chocolate is delicious, vegan and gluten free!! I love how rich it is and the salt and caramel touch!
sugar mammas

The beautiful center pieces my cousin and her husband made for their wedding last Friday. I also love that it is now a beautiful arrangement in our apartment.

Tearrific ice cream: the masala chai is my favorite at the moment but chunky london mist is a close second.

Gif Keyboard: this is the best app ever. You can respond to people with gifs, its amazing, eff is sorry he introduced me to it! get it now and text me so we can have straight gif convos.

Going to City Landing in Boston for dinner! We went for my bachelorette party and I am completely in love with it thanks to its extensive gf menu and gf bread option!

Visiting my brother! On our way home we are stopping to see my brother at college. Seeing that next semester he will be in Geneva! I am looking forward to seeing his apt and taking him to lunch.

What are you doing this weekend?

Do you have the gif app?

Have you tried teariffic ice cream?

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Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review

by forloveofcarrots on October 22, 2014

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.

When I first started dabbling in running I would run like once a year at our local Turkey Trot with my dad. At that point in time my life was all about swimming and I would just run the turkey trot to get out of the 3 hour swim practice we had on Thanksgiving morning. True story.

I was by no means a “runner” then and I don’t know if I could even be called one now but I call myself one. Anyway, back in the day my running shoes consisted of the shoes of the moment. I.e. those fabulously awesome new balance shoes that EVERYONE had but definitely weren’t running shoes but I obviously had to have them!

After running a race in those shoes and getting shin splints I realized I needed to get a better pair of shoes. Over the years I have wised up and looked for comfort and quality over the “in shoe,” I guess you could say I have matured.

But finding the right running shoe for you takes a lot of trial and error. Lots of money, shin splints and blisters.

I have dabbled with several shoe brands trying nike, asics and mizuno. I used to think my favorite running shoe was asics but then I tried the Mizuno Wave Rider 17 and my tune was changed. I became a mizuno girl.

I recently got the opportunity to try the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 and if I wasn’t already a mizuno girl I am telling you I would have become one!

There are certain criteria I look for in a running shoe.
Comfort, support, lightweight, doesn’t give me shin splints, doesn’t give me blisters. They also have to be available and bright colors!

The Wave Rider 18 meets all of my running shoe needs. With is patent wave technology it gives my feet just enough support. They are so lightweight I forget I even have them on. Plus, they are super cute!

Go ahead, try the Mizuno Wave Rider 18s, all the cool kids are doing it ;)

What is your favorite running shoe?

What qualities do you look for in a running shoe?


Marvelous Monday

October 20, 2014

We had a great weekend away but if I am being honest I am feeling a little blah today. Tired and a little blah about all the unhealthy food and gluten I seemed to eat this weekend. So let’s start this day on a positive note! Marvelous is: a fun wedding at a cool venue. […]

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Rehearsal Day and Dinner at Nora Cupcake

October 15, 2014

I thought today might be a good day to start recaping our whole wedding experience. Our wedding “week” if you will started mid week when family members slowly started to trickle in from out of town. My parents housed most of the early guests and did a great job of entertaining all of us and […]

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Marvelous Monday

October 13, 2014

Marvelous is: the return of beach walks! While I still prefer lounging on the beach both Brady and I look forward to October 1st so that he can walk on the beach off leash. We have gone everyday for the past few weeks and he is one happy dog! Marvelous is: Spiked Seltzer, I asked […]

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